February 27, 2009

Loving Fridays....

its so sunny in Sydney today! im enjoying these last days of Summer.

A pretty average Friday today. Got a haircut and did some grocery shopping and my little Neo had his last toddler immunisation shots and he was so brave counting to 20 as the doctor went about his work...Neo was happily counting 15,16,17....and doctor had already finished so no tears or fears! too easy!

Today Im loving these floral faces...the top one was in my clippings pile torn from an old Vogue issue but I love this art print by Australian etsy seller Blossomnbird who paints directly onto fabric - a great effect and her illustrative style is adorable isnt it?!

Im a huge fan of Michelle Caplan's work as well, what she does with vintage ephemera is amazing! i have some of her prints already but love this girl called Betty too!

Have a lovely start to the weekend everyone! For more 'Loving Friday' posts check out Tinnie girl to see who is playing along!




February 25, 2009

New Lands and New Adventures


No, Im not going anywhere ...I wish it was me but sadly I dont see any travel adventures in my plans any time soon...
i did however get an Etsy custom order from a lovely girl called Lindsay who is off to Europe next week for a whole year!!! awesome...lucky girl!!
She wanted a fun Travel Journal that she could fill up with words, sketches and doodles, observations, note down things, scribble things....jot ideas and dreams...you know what I mean
so here it is!!




have a safe journey Lindsay and most of all have a FAB time!!
So hands up who here needs a holiday?? ....yeah me too!!

I shall leave you with some travel quotes...

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. ~James Michener

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. ~G.K. Chesterton

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. ~Benjamin Disraeli

February 23, 2009

Eye Spy Love

A mothers Love - instinctual, unconditional and forever
some pics of my boys that we had taken at
'The Photostudio' back in December.
The photographer just let the boys be and clicked away while they played and laughed.
I love how she captured their cheeky personalities! She made me jump in at the end even though that wasnt the plan, I love this shot of the three of us....

On Saturday I popped into the 'Life inStyle' trade show and got to meet Allison!
She is as lovely as I knew she'd be!!
The Lark display was just gorgeous -happy, joyful things for kids and kids at heart (me! me!).

i loved everything and it was great to meet
Allison after all the emails and being blog friends....
i took some pics too but they came out all fuzzy... not fair as I really wanted to show you all but you can see all her sweet goods at the Lark website

Thanks to Cindy for a lovely theme this week....lets spread the love!

February 20, 2009

Loving Fridays
how fast does the week go...i have so many things I still need to do but here we are ...its Friday again!
Neo is home with me and he's watching 'Cars' for the 3rd time this week, i really need to do some housework but Im not feeling motivated, but then again who finds housework motivating?

Some purple love today...i think i might make some purple inspired greeting cards, well after I sort this house out first!
nice purple combinations
*purple + creme
*lilac + pale yellow
*mauve + gray
*dusty purple + mushroom shades





*Top image from my clippings pile - think it came from 'Elle Decor' mag
* middle image by Daisy Sharrock
* bottom image by Lucyellen06
both from Flickr.com
For more 'Loving Friday' post check out
Tinnie Girl to see who is playing along

February 18, 2009

Sleepy Head

I made these fun tags the other night and called them
'Pillow Talk'
because they reminded me of Doris Day...i love, love Doris Day!

had a little laugh as I went through my vintage sewing pattern books - sleep wear in the late 60's was still very prim and proper ....bed jackets and long nighties, satin eye masks, hair curler head caps...it seems like woman took just as long to get to bed as they did getting ready in the morning!





*Doris and Rock in 'Send me no flowers'
*Image of Audrey Hepburn found
at Foxy
monster

February 15, 2009

Eye Spy - My Secret (Food) Shame

Peanut Butter
i know its extremely fattening but its ever so good isnt it?
its sweet and salty, sticks to the roof of your mouth
crunchy or smooth, either way its very statisfying!
i love it on toast with jam for a sticky, sweet breakfast
or mixed with nutella and smashed into frozen vanilla icecream, in cheesecakes, with banana or celery!

i made some peanut butter biscuits last night... a bit of problem because before I knew it I had eaten 5 of them fresh out of the oven!...
another food shame is Sardines but i think i will leave obsession for another blog post - inspiration can be found anywhere!
Thanks to Jade for this week's fun theme and to Cindy for hosting 'Eye Spy'.
*top image found via Flickr.com*

February 13, 2009

Loving Fridays

feeling blue but in a good way...

I had my sister and friend Giorgia over today for
mid-morning coffee & cakes so we had a nice catch up, i also had the electrician here doing some work it was a busy household today.
Tonight we're heading out for dinner so im feeling very relaxed...looking forward to a lovely evening!


im so thrilled at the response to the
Oz BushFire appeal Etsy shop - over 320 sales in 2 days...thank you to everyone involved in donating, listing, buying....its SO amazing, people are so generous !!!






Lovely blue images
by Chris Everard
and
bottom image of my
inspiration board
blue illustration by me
and blue girls illustration

i can never get tired
of blue....
* i forgot to mention, im featured on the Funky Finds blog with a giveaway - so go have a look & comment for a chance to win some of my tags - i made some cute ones just for the giveaway*

February 11, 2009

Its been a devastating past few days in Australia.

Ive been so upset watching the news, lots of tears but I cant switch it off,


stories of survival, courage, stories of local heroes, brave fire fighters and the devastated faces of people who have lost loved ones, their beloved homes, animals and properties ....181 people have sadly died and they expect this number to rise dramatically, over 5000 people without a place to rest their weary head... it makes me SO proud to be an Australian to see how the whole nation has come together to help those in need!

*the Australian Red Cross bush fire appeal has raised over $30million so far - click on the link to donate

*you can also help by
donating an item to sell or buying at Ozbushfireappeal Etsy shop, over 100 items to be listed so check back often - thanks to Etsy for allowing this to go ahead and the Etsy DUST team for co-ordinating


*you can also buy or bid on crafty items at the Handmade Help blog set up by Pip & Cindy


* The Stamping Queen is also offering 100% of all orders (until 18th Feb) will be donated

* Katie also mentioned on her blog that Girl Guides Victoria are accepting packed toiletries and toys
*im also offering 50% off all sales from 11th Feb to 18th Feb from my Etsy shop

February 8, 2009

EyeSpy - Something delicious

a fun theme by Sharon this week...i love tarts, pies and pastries...anything with custards, cream and almonds...yummo!! sometimes cakes look much prettier than they taste...but I eat them anyway!

today was extremely hot so we spent most of the day at the beach, sitting under fragrant fir trees and enjoying the cool breeze but my heart goes out to the families that lost homes & loved ones in the devastating bushfires raging in Victoria...a big applaud to all the volunteer firefighters risking their lives to save people and homes and our beautiful land....

to see other EyeSpy posts check out Cindy's blog - anyone can join in!

February 6, 2009

Loving Fridays....
i keep forgetting to post on Fridays but here I am!
Ive been home all day today with my little Neo ...its way too hot to go outside so we're having a leisurly day ...I discovered this fun website
so this is me, trying to be a little more funky...
off to make rissoles for tonight's dinner!!
Have a fun Friday night everyone!









February 4, 2009

Inside every heartbeat....

a post inspired by a favourite song

some beautiful Etsy finds
(from top left)
*Head over heels by PaperCanary
*Love Song paper strips by Ormolu
*Heart (bracelet) by Smashing
*Valentines Day card by Me





From Top left
*Butterfly Necklace Print by Scissorspaperglue
*Golden Heart by eRosasjewlrey
*Weavers by GollyBard
*Frozen Hearts by AngelaCallanan





February 3, 2009

Finding time to draw...

if my blog name has the word 'Drawing' in it then i think I better share some of my drawings...its been a while

Did these two last night whilst watching TV.. a new season of 'So you think you can Dance' has me glued to the screen - love it! Im in awe of the way some people dance!

anyway it was a good chance to sit still and draw...










February 1, 2009

Eye Spy.... a Small object


a great theme this week from

The Crafty Librarian...i think most of us love teeny tiny things


my inspiration board has tiny cards, little button, tiny cupcake sticker and lots of moo cards sent from blogging friends

my fridge has a tiny peg doll made by Nikki
as a thankyou for being part of her Christmas postcard swap two years ago! ( i keep everything!)
and tiny papercut super hero magnets that I bought from Ellia's etsy shop - they were for my godson Alex but I loved their expressions SO much I kept them!


Thanks to Cindy for hosting 'eye Spy' you can play along too!