Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Countdown

I am very excited about Christmas this year. I am hosting my very first little family Christmas here in Perth. The Boys' brother and his BFF are currently visiting from the UK, so they will be enjoying their first ever southern hemisphere xmas here with us and on top of that we have the Boys' wee lads staying with us for the entire weekend, which of course makes it oh so special.

So whilst this Christmas is going to be very 'visitors and little people focused', I wanted to do something that was just for me and the Boy. I decided to create an advent calendar made up of little notes for each other, to share things that we love about one another, things that make us smile, laugh or maybe just memorable times we've shared. So we both scribbled our 24 notes down on red (for him) and blue (for me) card, and sealed them in 24 individual envelopes ready to be opened each day leading up to Christmas.

How nice it will be to end up on Christmas day with an envelope full of 24 messages of loveliness from my Boy. A little package of smiles that will surely beat any gift under the tree.

Happy first of December! xo

Before and After - Telephone Table

I have been working on this for such a long time. Not because it was particularly time consuming, just because other 'more important' tasks always seem to get in the way.

Anyway, I am well pleased with the transformation of my little Telephone table. I picked it up at a sale at an antique store in Fremantle earlier in the year and it took me a while to decide on how to 'up cycle' it. I thought that a high gloss white paint with a bold print seat would be ideal and then after I found a fab old, black rotary dial telephone on ebay, i thought it would be great to stick to black and white.



And after:

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fabrics Anonymous?

I think I may need help. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my latest stash of fabric from Funky Fabrix. I went a little crazy this time, I only wanted to find ONE fat quarter to use to cover a seat for a project I am working on... However, it becomes quite addictive and by the end I had added lots and lots and LOTS to the pile. I shall be doing some serious cushion duty for quite some time!

The one above is the only one I actually meant to buy.

Have a great weekend everyone! x

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I have been struggling with getting used to the 9-5 grind again and unfortunately its meant all the lovely fun things I used to do with my 'spare' time like blogging and creating and 'making house' (as my lovely Mum and genius 'maker of house' calls it) has fallen to the wayside. But I am going to try to re-juggle my life to fit these very important things in. I have many things that I keep 'meaning' to post but just haven't quite got to but I promise to make an effort….

In the meantime here is a pic of my lovely photo board that I made (quite some time ago) with a frame from Ikea….

Cute huh?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My happy place

I have been home from work for the past couple of days with a frightful head cold, which really sucks for a few reasons…

1. Its is only my second week in the new job and let me tell you, it is very embarrassing having sickies so soon!

2. It was Melbourne Cup day yesterday, for which I had arranged time off work and paid for a fab event with friends. Alas, I was in no state.

3. It has been very warm and today is set to be a real hottie, but of course, our air con is broken. Hmm, a fever and the house is hot and stuffy. Oh Joy.

So, trying to think of a happy place to get out of my funk, I dug out some photos from our trip to the UK and Europe last year. And I think I have found the spot that I would most like to time travel back to right this very second….

The 'Stunning'…

The 'Relaxing'….

The 'Breathtaking'...

The 'Not too Hot'…

The 'Not too Cold'…(well it wasn't when we were there :)

The 'I want to share this place with someone special'...

'Lake Windermere, Cumbria, UK'

But instead… I am here, at home, with broken air conditioning. Poor me.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I want that one

I was over at 'Absolutely Beautiful Things' yesterday where Anna has blogged about Antique Dealer Wallrocks. Looking through their online store I saw a number of fabulous pieces, but the one i really fell for was this little beauty….

If only I had a spare few grand! Oh well… Its nice to dream. You can check out the full details and see a bigger pic here.
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