Monday, November 30, 2009

Early Mid-life crisis?

Last weeks 2 possible indicators.

1. Went to a Britney Spears concert. Yes, I know, I am not a teenager. (it was a great concert though, even with the lip-synching).

2. Threw a party, overindulged in alcholic beveredges, swam in the pool all night and did not go to bed. Lots of fun during, not so fun the next day with a house to clean and 2 children to deal with thus no sleeping until the evening. I was so exhausted that I woke up last night with 1 chocolate truffle in my hand and 1 partly eaten truffle on my pillow. Explanation: I eat dessert in bed every night and obviously I was too tired to even finish chewing- how embarrassing.

image via weheartit

Friday, November 20, 2009

5 weeks 'til Christmas and Weekend Wishes

It's going to be a busy weekend...
The christmas tree is going up (heaven help me as to where it is going to go- we have a rather ,ahem, large tree), decorations to make, decorations to hang, a "quick" trip to ikea for Christmas supplies and a Christmas party to plan for next weekend. Oh, and Bing Crosby will definately be making an appearance on the ipod (don't you just love old time Christmas carols?).

Have a very merry weekend!

ps. Oh, and I am still on team Edward. New moon was a little slow as I thought it may be (it was my least favourite book out of the series) but fantastic anyway. The count down to Eclipse begins!

image via pointclickhome

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Edward or Jacob?

We are off for a girls night out at the movies tonight- I have been waiting for this for a looong time. Yes, I am aware I am not a teenage girl but there is something about the Twilight saga that absolutely captivates me. I am sooo team Edward all the way, not a full blown Twi-hard (I didn't go to the mightnight screening or anything) but enough to be classed as a slight obsession.
Has anyone seen the movie yet???

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

LOVE Amy Butlers new range

I always love her fabric but I really love Amy Butlers new fabric range "LOVE".
Bright, girly, floral and absolutely delicious. My mind is going into overdrive of projects I could make...

All image via

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Crafting with Paper

My Christmas Crafting inspirations made from paper...

paper wreath made from old books, music sheets etc

paper bird garland in red and white

paper cutout snowflakes (I make these every year, though not as intricate!)

paper doiley garlands (you can never have enough garlands!)

image 1- source unknown- oops!
image 2 via
image 3 via sweetfineday
image 4 via maminkagirlstudio

Monday, November 16, 2009

Make Me Smile Monday- Blue & White decor

Ahh, blue and white- always fresh, always lovely, forever classic...

image 1 &2 via decorpad
image 3 & 5 via brabourne farm
image 7 via marley & lockyer
image 4 via coastal living
image 6 via desire to inspire

Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend Wishes

Ahh...the weekend is here again.
What do you have planned this weekend?


image by Dolly Kershaw

6 weeks 'til Christmas


OK, now I am starting to freak out. I am so unorganised this year I fear!
I am in definate need a checklist...

image via pointclickhome

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Blog- Bits & Bubs

Pop on over to check out my new blog and keep up to date with my Bits & Bubs Label!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bits & Bubs Website live!

Check out the Bits & Bubs website now online!
Although it is a little bare at present and some parts are still under least it's up and running.

image via citified

Clam shells

Funny story...a few weeks ago my sister and I quickly popped into the local markets to grab some strawberries. While she was busy with our girls trying fingernail stickers I ducked into a bric a brac stall and to my suprise found and quickly purchased a fabulous large clam shell for $15, complete with a few barnacles. I showed her what I had found and said "I have always wanted a big clam shell like you've got" her draw dropped and she was quite unimpressed- turns out she doesn't have one and has been crazy searching for one everywhere...sorry Ez!

images 1-6 via completely coastal
image 7 via decorno
image 8 via willowdecor

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bits & Bubs News

Very exciting news!
I have been a very busy bee trying to get my new website up and running for my sad and neglected Bits & Bubs label...fingers crossed it shall be ready by Thursday at the latest.

I will post some pics of some pretty little items I have been working on tomorrow.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Coffee filter garlands

While trawling the web for paper garland inspiration for Christmas I came across these pretty images by Pam Garrison of garlands made from coffee filters, music paper, tissue paper and crepe.

Love them!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekend Wishes

image via audrey hepburn complex

What delights are you up to this weekend?
Have fun!

7 weeks 'til Christmas

Another week down, another week closer to Christmas.
I love this simple wreath hanging from black and white striped ribbon- simple, fresh and very effective.
I am sticking with last years theme this Christmas- red, white and brown paper- as I don't have enough time this year to make a whole new decoration collection in a differnet colourway.
Next year it will be time for a change...

image via willow decor