Wednesday, October 31, 2012


what our bedroom use to be...

the story goes like this...
Our master bedroom was originally a Workers Hut from the Upper Ferntree Gully Depot. It was plonked on the top of our block many years ago, onto a few train sleepers which acted as the foundation, and was joined up with 3 other rooms. When we were renovating, after we'd pulled the plasterboard down, we found an old, old, old train timetable stapled onto the original boards. So we thought, as a nod to this touch of history, we would have a tram/train banner made up listing a big selection of the stations on this timetable, some which no longer exist on the main line. My hubby is a bit of a history buff when it comes to trains and the hills, so he is just loving this up on the wall!

The start of us....

It kinda goes like this...
We started dating over 14 years ago, the official date we figured out to be the 23d May 1998, a weekend that had me coming over to Melbourne to hang out with Roh, his brother and wife (a friend of mine from S.A). Well, Roh and I just clicked and we had a fabulous weekend. At the end of it, Roh gave me this poster, Jeff Buckley being a mutual obsession of ours at the time, and me accepting it as the romantic gesture it was, took it home and had it mounted and hung on my wall. Well, we've carried it around all this time, and finally it now has a new home in our stairwell.
And every time I look at it, it makes me smile (and sometimes even feel a little gooey inside).

I'm looking forward to filling the stairwell with more pieces of our history, and I love having stories to share.

What do you have on your walls that make you smile?


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just because...

he's so spunky...

and grubby...

and cheeky...

and mischievious...
and he makes us all laugh.
Levi - you are awesome!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Oops! Too big, too big..

I'm not sure what I was thinking when I cut this dress out. It was meant for Alannah who is 9, but wears a girls size 12 (she's a tall one!) but I cut this out in a girls size 14.....oops!

I thought it may have been ok, but as soon as she tried it on - nope - just not going to work. Length was good, but sleeves/bodice/armholes are just too big.

Oh least she has a nice summer dress for next year now...he and learn.

 Now onto making her one that fits!

Made from Simplicity pattern #1895


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Running For A Cause

So I'm challenging myself this December, and running/jogging/likely walking too (he he) a 10km circuit around Melbourne to help raise money for some much needed funds for the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA).

Every day, 38 women will be told they have breast cancer and 7 women will be lost to the disease. With these numbers, I felt moved to make an effort to help this great cause.
I know strong, beautiful women who have fought this disease and I'm sure that the majority of you guys sadly do too.

Please help me make a difference with a secure online donation, big or small..

Donate here

Or register online yourself, and join me on the day!!
Your money will go towards providing newly diagnosed women with quality information and support.

Thanks in advance, for supporting me with this challenge!