Saturday, July 30, 2011

My Creative Space

The sewing machine has been dusted off this week for a run.
Baby nephew Dominique is being baptised on Sunday so have been madly making him a quilt to mark the occasion.
I have really enjoyed using this colour combination.
There is plenty of speedy joy to be found in making a cot sized quilt.

Other craziness happening here this morning is just a little bit of 'chook hypnosis'.
Thank you Legoman from Bungalow bliss for putting us on to this.

Ella has redefined the art and has developed her own successful technique.
Very proud of my girl, something to put on her resume when she grows up.

Fiona enjoying her hypnosis.

For more creative enjoyment, head over here....
Hope you are having a lovely weekend....

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Flea Market Finds

I found true FMF gold on the footpath this week!!!
(It wasn't even curbside collection week!)
Could not believe my eyes as we drove past these on our way home from school.

Two lovely yellow Casala outdoor chairs with a sign that spoke to me and I therefore spoke back to it.
"Yep, would love to take you babies home!"
Just plain lovely and just what is needed around here.
The Bunning's $10 outdoor chairs have had their day.

The challenging quest is now on to find more of these at a price that suits the Accountant.
The Accountant has surprisingly discovered great joy in scrubbing and polishing these chairs after I mentioned perhaps getting them resprayed or recoated with something($$). 
They have come up a treat.......
I am still in a state of disbelief!!!
Thanks to Brismod for her meticulous, well researched advice on how to bring them back to life.

It was sport free Saturday yesterday so we decided to do a little road trip to a lovely little town called Pomona.
The town was abuzz with activity: markets, antique fairs, and day before anticipation of 'King of the Mountain'. (A gruelling 4.5km run up a mountain)
All the local thrift shops were open and we discovered these gorgeous old Nancy Drew books. Bargain at 50 cents each. Ella used to love these timeless novels.

I have a thing for flying ducks at the minute.
The birds are a bit pricey, so couldn't pass up this lonely cheap one in the Antique store. 
Will keep an eye out for more but they do seem pretty scarce.

I fell in love with this orange number at the Antique fair, amazing colour!!
Not sure why but this makes me think of cotton ball storage. Any other suggestions for usage would be appreciated. 

For more FMF's visit Sophie's place.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Back on the scene....

Oh my lordy, I had well and truly lost my blogging momentum......(2) months has flown by in the blink of an eye....

 Thank you to all who have been in contact and wondered what the heck is going on here.
Essentially, all is going well. 
Ella is doing really well, back at school and getting into normal activities again which is great.
 She is such an Amazing child, we are both very proud of our girl!

So much to talk about but I think I will try and keep it brief.......

My most joyous news is that we did a wee road trip in the new van and so absolutely love it!
It has a wonderful layout, is very warm, lots of storage, is apparently easy to tow (because it has lots of wheels) and a b-i-g fridge! (which equates to less trips to Coles)

It would have been great to keep on going down (or up) the track but appointments drew us back to Brisbane.
There is no set date for the big departure but fingers crossed, sooner rather than later!!

Things to do in gorgeous Stanthorpe: running through vineyards; making fires; climbing up to the top of a big rock (Girraween NP) in near freezing conditions; and pretending you can move massive granite boulders. Oh and of course sampling some (or many) lovely local wines......  
Desperately looking for whales out at sea at Fingal Beach and Coff's Harbour.  Sorry Charlie no-one is living in the lighthouse.
Experiencing minus one degrees in Armidale and waking up to frost, Brrrrrr. Very exciting for Brissy kids..despite the difficult trips to the toilet. 
All just good ol' fashion simple family livin'and fun.
It just always astounds me how little we need to live and how simple life can be really.
Housework can be finished after you've made the beds, swept the floor and washed the clothes and dishes.
You gotta love it.
It's good to be back.
You are a great bunch.

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