Thursday, October 29, 2009

Browns Owls

Well I really wanted to find something to do for myself and seen as though I am very into all things crafty and handmade at the moment, and I really wanted to make connections with other people also with the same interests so I have joined the Adelaide chapter of the Brown Owls. It is a craft group first set up in Melbourne by Pip from Meetmeatmikes and is now all over Australia. I have been to 3 meetings so far and it has been heaps of fun, and great to get out of my current, less effective headspace and join in some crafty goodness and some adult conversation! So far I have been shown the basics of crochet (Thanks Tracey), and at the Mitcham meeting I learnt to make an Origami Secret Gift card,

and last night we made these funky little Owl Brooches,
I am pretty pleased how mine turned out. So looking forward to attending more Brown Owls (just wish it wasn't an hour drive to get there!
My beautiful Oscar modelling the brooch (the girls were either asleep or at Kindy)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

::My Place & Yours :: - Bedside Table

This weeks theme is Bedside Table, so this is mine this afternoon, on it is:
  • Books, some reading, some unread, some re-read many times, some baby/kids ones that are referred to all the time, mags of course
  • Some photos of the fam, must update now that India is here
  • Hand cream and purfume
  • Notebooks, keys and pandora bracelets taken off and left there
  • Hair ties that come out last thing before sleep
  • and of course an alarm clock, too big for my liking but it does have a cd player, lamp
  • and the a phone, because we have a really long house and I hardly ever make it all the way to the other end of the house when it rings, and when there are sleeping babies I want it answered straight away!
So this is fun and you should play along and check out lots of other peoples places here

Monday, October 19, 2009

Handmade Kids Clever People Challenge Feature

You might remember I posted about the Handmade Kids Clever People Challenge that I participated in, well it is now featured on the Handmade Kids Website, and very soon you could have a chance at winning some of the creations, and there are some really clever things. Go and check it out...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

::My Place & Yours ::

Pip over at Meet me at Mikes has started a new meme and this weeks theme is On The Shelf, so here is what Stella's top shelf looked like today. What is on your shelf? Join in...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lazy Days Skirt Sew-A-Long

Always one to participate in something- usually when I have no time or motivation, I have joined this weeks Sew-A-Long on Melissa's Blog. All I had to do was make a Lazy Days Skirt from Oliver + s (here is a link to the free tutorial). It is SUPER easy and you can literally whip it up in about half an hour. It's also a good one to add to and personalize it a bit which I have done with mine. Stella of course didn't want to take it off and she has worn it to Kindy today with leggings underneath seen as though it is a bit summery and certainly not warm enough for this icy Adelaide weather we have been having. I think i will probably make another one before the week is out because it was fun and probably good for my mental health! Give it a go.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

New Cocoon Shots

Awhile ago I approached a bunch of photographers about taking some shots for me using my cocoons during their newborn photo shoots and I have started to get some of the photos back and I thought I would share some absolutely beautiful ones from Sally Crunk.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Could I have improved on the "Stepford Kingston"?

(image via stepford dreams)

So, back in August, Carolyn blogged about her new Kingston Invention which I just had to try cause it looked amazing and ever since Hubby and I have been hooked! Not great at all for the waistline or the diet but somethings you just have to try. Anyway, tonight I thought maybe just maybe I could improve on it - if that is possible. Paul said he thought it was pretty damn good and I agree. It is more of a dessert take on the kingston, and all you have to do is mix some nutella through some vanilla ice-cream, till it is slightly soft and then spoon into a bowl and crumble up some Anzac biscuit over the top. YUM! Now of course it is not probably what you will put on your next dinner party menu, but for a snuggle up in the couch in front of MasterChef it does the trick. Go on try it and let me know what you think.