Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sci Fi Sunday - Project

I've had this on my to-do list for quite a while, because I was missing one of the little dudes - the stormtrooper, but now the set is complete (thank you Ebay!) there was absolutely no reason for me to put it off any longer...

And really, why would I want to? :-P

So what did I do?..

I took 12 Star Wars Classic Pancake Plushies (yep, that's what they are called - cute, hey?)..

One 50cm square Ribba Box frame from Ikea...Did a little measuring out, and marking on white card for the background...

Used a little double-sided tape to hold the plushies in place..

And ta da!..A slightly quirky, sci fi devoted wall hanging for our stairwell...

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday, wherever you are.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cheeky Boy

It's been awhile since I did a 'Levi' update, so here goes...

* is 16 months old
* has adorable bed hair in the morning...look at that little curl...awww...

* can say words such as 'mum', 'dad', 'oh wow', 'this' and many more mumblings that we are yet to figure out
* is a climber
* loves fruit especially bananas, strawberries and apple
* loves bath time
* is sleeping through most nights (yay!)
* is into absolutely everything!
* loves standing over the vacuum cleaner while the warm air blows in his face
* is our odd one :-P

* and has one of the cheekiest grins I've ever seen (well I think it's a grin..he he)


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Creative Space : Modkids 'Kyoko'

Just putting the finishing touches on this project - a gorgeous dress for Alannah, in aqua and red...
While also working on a pencil skirt for myself, in a gorgeous red based Anna Maria Horner fabric.

So it's all about the sewing this week.

I wonder what all the other creative spacers are up to? Find out here..

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Reality Check : Craft Nook Chaos

A good friend of mine pointed out that I only put up pictures on my blog, of the tidy, styled areas of my house, and not the general chaos that reigns on most days, which is true (and is what she sees more often than not :-P). I suppose it goes back to my childhood, and my mum's super clean & tidy way of life, that it's almost shameful to have mess and chaos, and then to photograph it and share it with the world..hmmm... Not that I believe that. Houses are to be lived in, and with young children, mess is just a part of life.

But sometimes it is nice to just believe for a moment that my house is styled, that my house is how I want it to be, and that my house is how I've always imagined it. I know it will get there...eventually...

Anyhow..moving on..

So I thought, why not? Why not show you my craft nook..that I've yet to actually craft craft nook that looks nothing like the image in my head....yet...

Mum..turn away will be mortified :-P xx

My craft area is approx 3m x 2m, and is currently full of boxes of fabrics, and other craft supplies. There is also Polkadot Lane stock, a half re-vamped retro display cabinet, our printer, and two shelving cupboards which are suppose to be living in our walk in robe..eventually...

This is my plan for my little creative nook..and I'm hoping to get to work on it next week, firstly by emptying it out, and secondly, by putting up the wallpaper.
(Eek!! I've never wallpapered before!)

Step by step, I will get it done, and it will look like the picture it in my head...

And then I'll be back here, showing you my styled up, neat & tidy craft nook...he he...well, it might be tidy but only until I actually use it :-P

What are your thoughts on blogs & reality posts? Do you like seeing styled up homes, or prefer the mess of the everyday? Or a bit of both?


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to Life, Back to Reality

Do you remember that song, by Soul II Soul? It was a favourite at our parties when we were younger...very groovy..

Anyhow, this is the song that popped into my head when I started thinking about my next blog post.

Where have I been?

Good question...just a lovely trip to the Gold Coast with my family.

But before I post a few holiday happy snaps (in another blog episode), here is the reality I've come back to...

a good old super food shop..

Much unpacking and washing..

And back to the reality of the beautiful view from our living area window...

As much as I love getting away (oh sunshine, how I love thee!), it's always great to come home, to our little corner of the world.

Are you a homebody too? Or would you be happy to travel, travel, travel?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dress Up Fun

Ok, so final post about the Sci Fi party - adult dress ups - fun, fun!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Creative Space : Print Play

I finally did it!

Last week, my friend Kate and I (and Levi!) went to the Melbourne Craft & Quilt fair and did a one hour screen printing workshop with the lovely Louise Snook.

And I loved it!!

My first ever screen print was this, a tea towel :

And of course, I just had to buy the starters kit, so that I could play at home.

So yesterday, I played...

Miss Alannah was quite happy with her new t-shirt, as was I.

This screen printing thing could become quite addictive...yes, I think so.

Lovely creative people sharing their weeks over here.