Saturday, April 30, 2011


Today the exercise started again. I felt a bit like the picture above. I got dressed, woke Scott up and off we went. It was just a short walk. Around the block then down to the shops to post orders and get the paper. We avoided donut king and the bakery.
I can't imagine me ever saying that running is me time. I can't even remember the last time I ran.

This is what I feel like.

Must be time for a coffee and breakfast.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mum's Button Stash

Over Easter I also raided my mums button stash and wow did she have some buttons.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Was spent looking after 2 naughty cats

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Supplies

Remember how I said I was going to stop making things. Well this is proving harder than I thought. Especially when these super cute owls arrived. I had to turn them into earrings and maybe even some necklaces tomorrow.

I also spent a lot of time today photographing and listing items on craftumi.

Yesterday was a day of cleaning and sorting my craft room. It feels a LOT nicer and calmer in there.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Comfort Food

The weather in Brisbane today is perfect for comfort food.

This post is for Scott. He just called wanting lamb shank pie. We had a long conversation about food, what we wanted for dinner and food memories.

The above photo is a very happy Scott with lamb shank pie in Queens town (sorry about the blur). Below was my Pork Belly - so yummy. The food was so good we went back for breakfast and dinner!

This is what I want for dinner. Shame I'm in the wrong country!!


Sometimes people amaze me by there complete stupidity. Yesterday, after avoiding the petrol station for a few days it was time to go. It was busy, we waited and waited. When it was our turn a van pulled into the pump next to me. His tank was on the wrong side and when he realised that the hose wouldn't reach, the guy and his passengers decided to pass the hose through the cab of the van. Seriously, when did they ever think it was a good idea.
Sunday, April 17, 2011


Most of the furniture we own is second hand. We live in a mix of ebay and Ikea purchases. Which suits us. We seem to move a lot and with every move things get damaged.

Our lounge has definitely seen better days. I've started patching holes with felt. As much as we need a new one, I would prefer to spend my money on a holiday.

This doesn't stop me from looking. I found the above picture on pinterest this morning.

I like lounges that have a dual purpose (storage, bed etc). But I've never seen one turn into bunks.
Saturday, April 16, 2011


I've been studying typography this week, so today I've been looking through the Internet to find examples of art with text.

I found this print and thought I would share.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Brisbane Bloggers

Last Saturday 20 bloggers met in Brisbane. I imagine that meeting the people behind the blogs is a bit like meeting someone from online dating. Bloody nerve racking. After everyone arrived and little furniture rearrangement the nerves disappeared and night flew by.

Each blogger bought an item for the goodie bags. In typical style I forgot about my item until the day before (when I was kindly reminded). I came home from a day at work and madly started gluing bobby pins together and while I was on a roll I made a few sets of earrings.

All night I wondered what was in the goodie bags. I tried to sneak a few peaks but always seemed to get caught.

Some of my highlights

  • "I wondered why I was getting hot... I was sitting on a light" Hayley

  • Laughing till I cried

  • The goodie bags

  • Connecting with people and being reinspired to start blogging again

  • The desserts - which I forgot to order.

and so much more...

There was a photo booth. I tried to avoid it. Here is a photo of some of the items in the goodie bag. All the edible items disappeared very quickly (thanks to Scott and Sonia). Thanks for such a great night!!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Zealand

We have begun planning another trip to NZ this year.

So far all I've done is look at last years pictures.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Push is a new meme held every Tuesday at Hello Owl It's aim is to push your photography skills.

This weeks theme is rainbow.

Today I made cupcakes (it's amazing the lengths I will go to avoid cleaning and studying)

I love....

Polka Dot Buttons.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Can it be glued back together?

One of my favourite bowls (nicknamed the ugly bowl) that I've carried with me on every move (NSW to NT to Melbourne to Dallas to Gold Coast to Brisbane) had an incident with the floor on Sunday.


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