Friday, 27 August 2010

What's the word bird!

Oh how I do love a yellow birdy...

Have a greet weekend!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

We like to things a little different... that's just how we roll!

In 2007 we eloped to Thailand to get married - just us two and a couple of $50 lady boy bridesmaids to top it off (Apparently we need some one to hold the rings)

You see we had been already been together for 12 years and then the hubby kinda got a bit ole fashioned - we both come from broken families  - with twice divorced parents and have seen first hand the lack of value adding "that" official piece of paper to a relationship  can mean!.... so it was kind of MEH to marriage for me!

I wont change my name to the hubby's surname  - I kinda find that a bit creepy seeing we are not related an all! and if we ever have kidlets I am so having that fancy double barreled surname combo.

It was a pretty easy process and cost us about $1100 for the document translations, government paper work (makes it legally binding in your home country),  ceremony, photographer and the blessing by the monk ( Who so perved at my boob's!). We then spent a month traveling around Thailand and all up the entire trip cost us $6000  - all inclusive with spending money and that was during the peak Christmas Season and New Years. If we were to get married on Christmas Day or New Years Eve the wedding cost tripled to $3000 (Eeekk) so we settled for Dec 19th.

Five mins before the ceremony the heavens opened up with crazy thunder and lightening - then it stopped just as suddenly as it started - with the sun beaming down and not a cloud on the sky... but then ensued the HUMIDITY! It was hideously hot, my super sleek hair do was no more.

If your a little unconventional like us - I highly recommend taking the eloping route - I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have if you are considering the ole run off to get married thingy!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Let's just hang here for a while! - Spool Hooks Tutorial #3

Images courtesy of Design Sponge

Little Shop is always super pressed for space at the best of times. I am most delighted with this awesome tutorial and will be attempting this myself very soon!

You can view the full tutorial  (along with so many others) over on Design Sponge

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Nothing rhymes with orange! dominant cardigan 2. a clock work orange 3. vintage phones 4. Tin Tin poster 5. orange trunk 6. enameled vintage kettle 7. ty wilkins foxy print 8. felt owls 9 orange peeptoe clogs 10. tea cup

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

A charming idea not to be sneezed at - Framed Hankies Tutorial #2

Display vintage hankies as charming art pieces


  • Vintage handkerchiefs (find a few online (try etsy) or in  you local op shops)
  • Album art frames
  • Picture-hanging kit

Step 1: Narrow down your collection

Handkerchiefs recall a more genteel era, when people politely offered them up to friends and strangers in need. Today, vintage versions are sold in an array of patterns and make a colourful art alternative that can inject patina and history into your decorating scheme. Sort through your collection and select a few prints

Step 2: Place hankies into frames

Picture frames with a slim profile, like these album art frames from Urban Outfitters, won’t overpower small-scale prints. Don’t worry if the hankies don’t fit the frames exactly; seeing the finished edges adds extra texture and dimension. Use a blank piece of white paper to create a backdrop for any hankies that don’t reach the perimeter of the frame.

Step 3: Hang frames in a grid

A simple grid helps bring order to a mix-and-match collection. Place each frame about 2" apart. Since they’re all the same size, it’s easy to change up the order of the prints as desired later. Pair them with a no-frills industrial task lamp and simple furniture like a rustic table to keep the look from feeling old-fashioned.

Tutorial found over on  house and home

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Neat Feet - Mary Jane Slippers Tutorial #1

Along with my daggy PJ collection (because I think PJ's need to be super daggy and generally 2 times larger than my actual size and generally bought in the supermarket when on special for $9.99) I also have a crazy assortment of house slippers - that have seen better days.

Since I have semi mastered the art of crochet, unless crochet is meant to be a little wonky in that case then I have "mastered" the art of crochet! I am going to make these super sweet mary jane slippers over the weekend. Not sure what colours I will use yet,  I will let the basket of wool talk to me on Saturday night.

 I found this free tutorial over on Good Knits blog - thanks good knits you are ACE!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Drawer - Adore

Oh gosh! How divine are the drawers from Kent and London  way  out of my price range at at $4600 plus the $800 to ship it all the way from the UK - But if I could I most definitely wood! (pun intended) Lets see... If I give up my $24.50 a week caffeine hit and saved all my pennies for 4.3 years this baby could be mine!