April 30, 2009
yesterday the boys went back to school after Term 1 holidays, i think it was a sigh of relief from most parents as they left the school grounds as having kids at home all day long, i think most will agree, is just hard work!
Peter was my eldest was constantly bored always asking me what he can do - i knew that meant he wanted to play computer games but I kept giving him other suggestions which again bought on the same banter 'Im bored...Im so bored....'
anyway i met up with my sister and friend Patty straight after the school drop off for coffee and cake.
We went to 'Pasticceria Papa', an italian bakery in Haberfield which is an area where many Italians settled after immigrating to Sydney in the 60's...so the area still has some of the traditional shops and food that I just love to visit
Delicious treats to eat and great coffee as well!
I also bought something savoury for my lunch at home (too tempting not to!) as well as some extra Cannoli for Andrew and the boys....it was a nice way to start the day!
April 29, 2009
A little bit of Luxe, such beautiful shades of colour!
Dusk Rain sterling silver earrings
Natalia's pieces are stunning!
Haunted Bloom Corsage by 'Bonzie'
and i love the pretty detail on this clutch 'all about a Violet Bow' by DavieandChiyo
for more 'wishlist Wednesday' posts check out Carley's blog! im off to make some hot tea as im freezing!! See you later!
April 26, 2009
Im currently working on a wholesale order that I hope to finish this week and my little shop despretely needs some new items as its feeling a little neglected right now...
Pip's 'Granny square a day' challenge looks tempting...i always get in a crocheting mood when the weather cools down!
i have yet to finish Nancy's online class, 'Creative mixed media backgrounds', that I enrolled in March - almost two months ago!
I did make sure that I can work on it at my own pace as I know what Im like .... a slow pace thats for sure!
anyway i think its great to have a few creative things going on!
April 24, 2009
Yes i am!
the lovely Cathy of Tinniegirl fame,
and i decided to do a swap - one of her gorgeous Luckie boxes full of vintage paper goodness for some of my papergoods,
i have yet to make them but they will be out in the mail soon
(promise Cathy!!) My cute Luckie box
is full of fun papers to play with, i love the vintage wallpaper!
April 23, 2009
April 22, 2009
a bit of travel fun this week....
adorable 'Creme Brulee' pochette
$27, by 'Wheresbeckybean'
vintage Souvenir tea towel (how clever!)
Next we have 'Viva La France' necklace $12 by 'Ourteaparty'
and a gorgeous
'Japan' sterling silver necklace
For more Wishlist Wednesday posts
check out Carley's lovely blog
April 20, 2009
Eye Spy: Magic Elixir
Pick me up drink
2 bananas (fresh, not the candy variety although that sugar rush is a great pick me up too)
1.5 cups milk
splash or squeeze or orange juice
1 Tablespoon honey
Blitz it all up in your blender and drink for an energy boost - and if you are game enough you can even add a raw egg too!
Thanks to Amy at BadSkirt for this week's theme and head over to Cindy's blog to see more EyeSpy entries!
April 18, 2009
April 16, 2009
im a bit late for my EyeSpy entry this week but a trip to 'Reverse Garbage' was where I found some suprises...normally the fabric section has lots of samples - tatty cottons, carpet and other industrial type of fabrics but look what I came across!
lace samples and lots of them too!
i love lace!
and then a good rummage around was totally worth it as I found some more white cotton and silk lace strips...i dont need huge quantities,
with my paper crafts Im happy
with smaller pieces...very very happy!!!
April 15, 2009
a bit of ladylike inspiration this week
'Damask tote bag'
( i love love everything
in this shop!!)
'I do like tea' ACEO
by Sydney artist,
tabidesigns - super sweet illustrations!
For more Wishlist Wednesday posts
check out Carley's blog
April 13, 2009
April 8, 2009
April 7, 2009
Dilemma of the Week
do I cut my hair???
i know i know - in the scheme of things (economic crisis, people losing their jobs, crazy people with guns) Im being really silly with my dilemma
but then again I need to remind myself I do not look like Gwyneth Paltrow (current favourite celeb hairdo!)
anyway Ive made an 8.00am appointment for this Saturday.....so thats 3 days to ponder....
April 6, 2009
i didnt think i had anything new happening lately but then I remembered some exciting news
* Andrew and I are off to New York City for 2 weeks in September....now thats very exciting (id love to hear any must do, must see, must eat tips).
I cant wait, im feeling the mother guilt pangs though as Ive never left my boys for that long!!
*my paper goods will be stocked in two new shops soon and also on a very cool online shop (more details to come soon!)
*I made some fun things for Ruby St Designs
Kris' whimsy pocket kits are so beautiful and I loved the challenge - i went for that vintage romantic look (more pics to come soon)
Thanks to Christina for this week's theme this be sure to check out Cindy's blog if you'd like to play along!
April 4, 2009
Ive just been so busy lately...today I planned to stay home and create but Andrew decides he wants to play golf so I had a quick hour to do laundry this morning, then race off to Peter's soccer match, home for lunch, bath the boys then race off to a kiddy birthday party all afternoon, now Im back home again - my house is upside down, so messy! ughhh!
Im not cooking dinner so I think it will be takeout Thai for us tonight and then maybe I can sit, relax and finish some things im working on.....
On Thursday night i went to the
Curvy exhibition opening night and saw some great illustrations including one by this talented girl
I also got to meet Fernanda who came all the way from Brazil to be at the opening night...here she is in front of her gorgeous illustrations!
I hope to go again as the exhibition is on until 17th April - that way I can have another look at my own leisurely pace....
April 1, 2009
Lazy Dazy bracelet by Jacarandadesigns