Sunday, October 30, 2011

Blogtoberfest 30/ My Place and Yours

 One more day to go, right? And we are not only over Blogtoberfest, but the Novembarians come to have birthdays. But more on that later.

I'm joining in with Vic again this week for her meme.

I took a shot of 'where I sleep'. How it usually looks, or, err, how it looks for pics (bedlinen
 all made by me)

Cos this is how it normally looks

And the best bit about where I sleep? I'm sometimes joined by this little girl, I get to roll over and kiss her yummy cheeks, and think about how blessed I am....

see here for more places.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

blogtoberfest day 29

Went on a road trip.

Too tired to speak.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Creative Space

A few newbies- need some new summer shirts for work!

(this camera has a 'food' setting, bizarro!)

See here for more spaces

blogtoberfest day 27

So, even though it's 10 days later, I haven't rehashed a post from 10 days ago- I've added to it!
 I bought a new camera (yay!) and can show you the middle cushion.

Yep, I have as much scrap denim as chenille- finally they meet and provide comfort- ahhhh!

and yay for me continuing to Blogtoberfest despite the serious handicap of no camera!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

blogtoberfest day 26

After a busy day of work, I stopped in to see some friends at a new shop.

oooh, these friends would look lovely on one of my walls....

It's a great spot, near lots of shops, cafes and general good stuff.

Look who I bumped into! Luckily Liz had her camera (still having issues) so we got a quick snap. My new Ikea skirt got a look in, too! (well, I was wearing it. That would have been odd!)

head over here to find out more!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

blogtoberfest day 25

I'll definitely be back properly when I sort this camera issue out!
Meanwhile enjoy these pics of my cutie a few years back, as always loving the water.
 She's looking 
forward to lots more swimming this summer!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

blogtoberfest day 23

There were lots of cool photos for todays post.

I promise.

They somehow got lost when I upgraded the iphone's software. Bummer.

So here's a link of what I was into today.

Love it. Love the stuff.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

blogtoberfest day 22

I had a little stop in Ikea today (do you know you can enter the Richmond store throughout the checkouts (illegally), hit the bargain corner FIRST, then back track? And that there is s shortcut from candles to textiles?)

I picked up this fabric (you cut your own fabric and weigh it at Ikea, I cheated and bought a precut piece someone had cut, weighed and rejected)

and by tonight, an A line skirt.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

Friday, October 21, 2011

blogtoberfest day 21

I left it too late to post last night, so thought i'd better do it earlier tonight!

Thought i'd share my oppy gains I got today.

A vintage plate for $6....

to go with the smaller one I already had!

and.....ta da! 2 Jamie Oliver's hardcovers for $4.75 each. To add to the collection of cookbooks I might feel like using one day. At least 99% of them are op shopped!

A spot of oppying was what I needed after (gladly) joining in on Cam's roller coaster today- see over here for her amazing story, and over here to sign up to be one of the angels that gives life. (And tell your family too!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

blogtoberfest day 19

The girl is mighty impressed with her new summer sandals.

Wearing (and resting) after school

Can't wait to get me a pair! Got these from here if you're interested (paid for, of course!)

blogtoberfest day 18

Trying to craft on the couch can be a frustrating experience.....

posted a little late, I fell asleep while waiting for the pic to upload to blogger last night....too slow! grrrrr

Monday, October 17, 2011

blogtoberfest day 17

I decided a few weeeks ago the couch needed new cushion covers. 
As you do.
So the old ones have been off and the nude cushions are getting and bit chilly.

They're a bit brighter than I thought or this style over here....

but I got six backs out of denim off cuts.....four fronts to go!

Please excuse late night iPhone pics.....full time work and broken camera are the only excuses I have!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

blogtoberfest day 16 Self Portrait challenge

I'm joining in over here, how about you?

PS I did one of these last year too....

Saturday, October 15, 2011

blogtoberfest day 15/ My Place and Yours- On The Shelf

I'm very excited to be joining in with Vic's old/new/re-given meme.

I was having a bit of a tidy up, and saw the chance to make this shelf up (actually the top of a cabinet, but hey, you use what you have)

all my fave vintage stuff from oppys, and I believe a vintage recipe file I received in a giveaway from the meme host herself!

see over here from some more followers of the meme.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

blogtoberfest day 13

I was too lazy tonight (and it's too dark) to take a pic, then I remembered my funny Royal Melbourne Show pics.

there were dready sheep;

basketball game scams;

a great ride (that she can go on alone while I stand and mind the bags);

the most wanted showbag in then history of the world;

and the vrafts. Buy then, our feet were soooo sore, so it was a quick whip around. The double wedding quilt in 1930's print;

amazing crochet;

this one reminded me of Lara's vintage crochet Friday!

We finally found a seat- and watched a spin-a-long. As always, spotted a blogger....

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

blogtoberfest day 12

I have a crazy friend....
who knows if anyone wants Liberty fridge magnets, it would be me!

Now the kitchen is prettier, does that mean I have to spend more time in it?

blogtoberfest day 11

OK, so I just learnt to LOOK at the date before I post what Blogtoberfest day it is- I was thinking I'd posted for the 11th, but no, I'd missed the 10th! Doh!

So yesterdays pic- one I actually found today. I think one of the pets is supplementing it's low calorie diet.....

R.I.P Mousey

PS It's obviously time to cut the back grass!

Monday, October 10, 2011

blogtoberfest day 10

On the way to camp on Friday, we stopped in for a quick 'howdy' to a few friends.
Nikki had organised the most amazing idea....


Every corner of the studio/townhouse was utilized; lots of yummy food (ensuring leftovers for Nikki of course). Typical bloggers and sewers, Karen, Lara and I all had girls in the Jump Rope Dress! So cute!
I also got lots of cuddle of this little girl, and coveted her outfit; her adorability doesn't come through fully over the blog. She's a cutie patootie!

My girl had a ball, and the 1/2 an hr turned into many; can't wait to do it again, so I'm off to blunt my scissors haha

blogtoberfest day 9

Last night proved too much for me- I hit the hay and still don't feel rested! (Yep, took me only 9 days to have to use a Blogtoberfesty excuse haha)

Our camping adventures may be over, but here are a few fave pics.

Campfire on Saturday included MANY marshmallows;

flying fox on a wet Sunday morning (twice)

and a few last bounces with some well-made friends

If anyone wants to try all this out, it's only an hour from Melbourne; Shane was the host with the most, and will happily answer any enquiries. Go Mount Morton!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

blogtoberfest day 8

trying new things.....rope swing where she went to the top of the trees- twice!

As always, very proud of my amazing kid!

blogtoberfest day 7

We're away this weekend- a camp with other single parents, lots of kids and activities, 
and a break from real life.

Wasn't going to miss Blogtoberfest though!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

blogtoberfest day 6

Only day 6???I have heaps more still in me teehee

Today I got a sneaky oppy jaunt in, on the excuse of dropping some items left at work (babies clothes) 
I picked  up (clockwise) a new doggy blankie; vintage sheet top (after trying it on at home found it it was kid's size- ouch!); belt; 3/4 pants (had to go up in size- double ouch); and and a knit dress/top for the kid. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

blogtoberfest day 5

So after the success of my bathers attempt earlier I wanted to get a bit ,ore lycra to play around with.... being tricky stuff to sew and all.

So on a crappy day at work I headed in my lunch break over here.

I did have a reason though, I have a real custom order for a bather's set! I'll let you know how that goes. It's what the orange is for; but I have plenty left, so if these colours take your fancy and you want some age appropriate bather/togs/cossies/swimmers for you kids, send me an email!

Don't worry, there was always time to stop in at the oppy down the street and pick up this great sheet to go with this pattern. Nice!