Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Place & Yours

My Place & Yours
this week is all about Collections
what do i collect, well if you ask my family its all junk & there is just too much of it
oh well i like them & thats all that matters

one of the first collections i started were ceramic jugs, i now have quite a few different kitchen collections. one of them is Rolling Pins, when ever i find a new one it makes me think about all those pie crusts it has rolled out, i have used some of them but my fav is the glass one, it has a nice heavy even weight & rolls pastry beautifully.

i have been collecting Bee Hives for a number of years in the form of honey pots, i also have an old green hive out the back, oh & an abandoned wasp nest [it feels like paper]. these are my fav three

Badges are a new collection from the past year, they are fun & cute & make me smile :o)

Sunday, March 28, 2010


True Blood

i have watched to first season, the theme song
["Bad Things" by Jace Everett] & clip are awesome very southern, red neck.
the show is kind of a let down if you go by the clip images.
but for me i think its great. Sookie Stackhouse's accent is priceless & as im reading i can hear all the character voices. there are quite a few great lines delivered in the series.
[Sookie]- Bill, you were just licking blood out of my head. I don't think it gets much more personal than that.
it has all the characters you would expect, the good, the evil, the truly bad {they are the ones you lov/lust after the most}, hillbillies, the unbelievably stupid plus all the other nondescript. its mindless entertainment, is there any other sort LOL.
as for the books, they are just like the show with a little more detail thrown in.

i have read the twilight series the first 3 books were ok the 4th was a let down, but they dont
even come close to True Blood.

Friday, March 26, 2010

My Place & Yours

This week at My Place & Yours its all about the Top Draw & whats in it.
well in our house there are a lot of top draws & most of them are in my craft room
so lets have a look & see what we can find.

this is one of the top draws in my desk {yes it always looks like this}

top draw in my kitchen

this is a third draw in the kitchen but i lov it cause it has baking supplies in it

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Place & Yours

My Place & Yours

this week at my place & yours its all about the colour Pink
mmm.... not a pink fan, never have been
so with camera in had i went in search of pink stuff
& to my surprise a found a few hidden & not so hidden pink things
pink crocs, pink washing basket, pink stapler & a pink metal box that holds my washing powder

Fabric stash

draw full of Ribbons

Bath Towel

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My Place & Yours

My Place & Yours

a once a week snap shot of life on a Monday [yes i know its Sunday]
over at Hello Owl
a little bit of photo fun
this weeks theme is Behind the camera {a self portrait challenge}

not a fan a being in the line of sight of a camera
Green is my Fav Colour & its also the way my life is now
i am a happy person, i lov to teach [ if know it, i want to share it]
lov making things, esp from old items, giving them a new life
being a wife & mum to my 2 teen boys is very important to me
as is being a puppy mum & a chicky mum
Green Tea is my beverage of choice
i work so we can afford the home we live in
i am in desperate need of a hair cut

lov to bake sweets


Zipper Magic

today i have learnt how to do zippers, i have been putting it off for quite a while thinking it was just too hard. well was i ever wrong, they are supper easy. Anna over at twelve22 has an awesome tutorial that's easy to follow :o)
so in 1 1/2 hours i have a pencil case & 2 other cute pouches [they will be up on my handmade blog this afternoon]

Pencil Case, how cute are those skulls

Peace Love & Magic Mushrooms

isn't it funny when you really like a fabric or anything really & you just cant use it.
well i am forcing myself to use all those things i have stashed away hoping for just the right project to use them.
if there is anyone else out there who does this [who am i kidding of course there are plenty of you out there, you know who you are]
this is the day, the year. get them out & make something/use them, you know you want to.
if you do then tell me/the world about it & leave me a link so i can visit your blog.

Friday, March 05, 2010

New Old Curtains

New Curtains

last sunday i made new curtains for J's room
i used three single bed sheets, two flat & one fitted
the white & wavy lined sheets came from Vinnies for $3 each [i purchased these when i went to vinnies for drop sheets for my furniture]
& the Purple one was one of J's old single fitted sheets [don't need anymore as he now has a queen size bed]
i used key rings & bulldog clips to attach to the existing curtain rod.
i made them a lot longer than the old ones, i find with short windows people tend to skimp on curtain length & its look crap.
i am very happy how they turned out & super cheep to make

before, lovely butterfly curtains, just what every teenage boy wants LOL