October 31, 2008
October 30, 2008
October 28, 2008
Where does time go?
i always have so much planned but hardly get time to do 'my stuff' !
Its off to the school in 45minutes for pickup then its afternoon snacks, cooking dinner, bathing boys and the night will almost be over!
My little Peter had a fall at school yesterday, nothing major but he was very upset and has a very scraped & swollen elbow and two grazed knees - I gave him extra cuddles for being a brave boy especially when we had to remove band-aids last night to clean up sore wounds!
Ive slowly been crafting and adding to my handmade paper goods inventory - I hope to list in my empty Etsy store soon!
I then need to make more for Lollishops which opens end of November!
my 'To do' list is growing!
i have fun making these so dont mind...its just the time thats an issue! we'll get there....
i like these tags...
'Where shall we go next?'
1967 girly sewing pattern images with 1970's world maps...cute!!
October 26, 2008
so Ive learnt not to stereotype and generalise!
October 25, 2008
Madonna's recent marriage crisis made me think of her book 'The English Roses' - i had a look on Ebay for the 1st book and found a copy for 99p...guess its that other Madonna book that is demanding big bucks....anyway it arrived yesterday and I really love the illustrations by Jeffrey Fulvimari
he's also featured in another book I have and love, 'The age of Feminine Drawing'
his girls are so colourful and his illustration style is very perky!! sweet!!
hope you're all having a fun evening...i just finished a load of ironing so ready to just chill!
October 24, 2008
Happiness is....organising my craft supplies!
the lovely 'Vegan & Vintage' has given me an
October 23, 2008
I made a flickr mosaic since I was so inspired by the colours and textures....
October 22, 2008
what a busy week so far, i havnt had a chance to sit and think!!
i started my book binding course last night, it was a great start to what I think will be a really fun course....I'll have to show you what we make in the coming few weeks!
tommorow I'm home so I'll get a chance to visit all your lovely blogs, and hopefully put aside some time to play with paper & glue!
Continuing on with Kathy's Blogtoberfest - its been great thinking of what to post each day...here are some images that made me think about how curious we are as humans.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
do you ever wonder how other people live, what they keep in their draw, what's behind the curtain?
Top image - Blumarine advertisement
Middle image - Italia Vogue
Bottom image - stunning Paris apartment by MissPomPom
October 20, 2008
October 19, 2008
more recently i really enjoyed 'The Darjeeling Ltd' , sang along to 'Mamma Mia'
October 18, 2008
Miss Vanessa is hosting a Halloween bash over at her blog today...she's one great party hostess and Im sure the party will keep rocking until the 31st October!
there's enough food to go around thats for sure, hypnotic music, fun games to play and scary stories to tell!
Since we dont celebrate Halloween here in Australia I just had to join in on the fun!
i made some bitter orange and chocolate cupcakes to take along .....and i have my ghost outfit ready or maybe i'll pop on a fancy eye mask!
see you there!!
October 17, 2008
October 16, 2008
October 15, 2008
the lovely Bec
has tagged me for 6 things - so here are my six random things.
*Breakfast today was toast with jam and tahini paste - really good!
*Ive had my braces on for 9months now but im so sick of having to make sure there is no food stuck between my teeth ...oranges are the worst....i need to eat though, its unavoidable!
*i dont have a tattoo but I really enjoy watching 'Miami Ink' and 'LA Ink'...some of the stories are very inspiring and the artwork amazing - I love this floral tattoo (tres chic) that was featured on the Sartorialist!
*Growing up i was really embarrased about my mum's handmade doilies and her desire to cover every single table in the house with them (any Greek girl will know), but now I really love & appreciate her handcrafty skills and i think they are just delicate and very beautiful...as you can see she has made quite a few for me - i have more in my linen cupboardl!!
*Doris Day movies make me happy!
*ive just bought tickets to see 80's music icons Paul Young and Tony Hadley (singer of Spandau Ballet if you dont know!) at our local RSL club...Yep, Im hanging out at RSL clubs (where the average age is what?? 60?? ) these days haha!.
Anyone can join in and list 6 random things if they like!!
October 13, 2008
Reflecting on the today.....
Karen posted this on her blog last year and I loved it so much I emailed it to everyone I knew!!
so thought Id share it with you too....
We have bigger houses but smaller families,
~ The 14th Dalai Lama
October 12, 2008
Thanks to 'My Champagne dreams'
for this week's topic....i find a great level of comfort in being surrounded by books, it drives Andrew crazy as he hates the clutter haha but i dont mind having stacks of books everywhere and I always have this pile around
My favourite papercraft books
*Vintage Paper crafts
*Collage Lost and Found
*The Foof-a- life
and two Craft help books,
*Crafting a Business
which I have yet to read - so little time!!
Im also reading 'Henry and the Clubhouse' by Beverly Cleary to the boys
....also on my bedside table is Jodi Picoult's
'My sister's keeper' and 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint.
Happy reading everyone, and here's to a great new week!!
for more This is....posts visit Angela's lovely blog!
October 10, 2008
its been a busy couple of days with my boy...a visit to Chinatown & then the Imax Theatre
to see a cute 3D animation 'Fly me to the Moon'...Peter's first 3D film!
today we had one of his school friends 6th birthday party which left me tired and I have no idea why because all i did was sit, eat & chatter with the other mums....
so here is my flower show...ive been suffering from Hay fever so badly lately but the boys cut some lavender sprigs from our garden today and gave it to me as a little gift...cute!!
im always inspired by floras - i have floral teacups and boxes, lots of floral scrapbook papers, and look at this sweet floral plate I found at the local Salvos for $1.00....its so pretty as are my purple rose earrings that I recently bought from Hokey's cute Etsy shop...
i totally love this image from Rita Konig's NY town house that was featured in this month's Domino magazine.
A wall cluster of vintage floral prints....bloom-ing beautiful!!
October 9, 2008
8. Film: Sound of Music, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Saturday Night Fever
October 8, 2008
Photographer Debi Treloar's home was featured in last months' Real Living mag ...its so colourful, not too precious but very creative!
Do you remember my post here from 18 months ago when her daughter's bedroom wall inspired my Shabby paper quilt tags....i wish I was so daring with paper quilting walls...love the effect!