Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cupcakes anyone?

These cupcake crayons were a brilliant rainy day activity on Friday. We managed to use up all of our broken crayons and turn them into incredibly bright and beautiful cupcakes. Cooking is high on our 'pretend' activity list at the moment so these coulourful treats really managed to fit the bill. I found the idea over at Artful Adventures.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shed a little light

Hello there, It's been a while, I know. For some reason I felt like a change... a fresh start. A new way of looking really. So I've set up camp over at Stupendous Joy ('Stupendous' because it makes me laugh and 'Joy' to remind me to see it... in the everydayness of things). I'm still tinkering away over there getting things right but you're welcome to pop by and say hello.
See you there. xox

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Revelling in roadside finds

I picked three of these great orange vinyl chairs up off the side of the road during the week. I was so pleased and young Z was sitting in the back saying 'look mum, we found chairs' while I stacked them into the car around him.
After an impromptu trip to Ikea on Friday I decided to cover them in this Maria Astrom print.
I'm really pleased with the end result. 1 down, 3 to go.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend. 66 xx

Friday, August 6, 2010

Started back in 1982

My brother dropped off a box he found when clearing out my parents house recently. I only just sat to rummage through it today and found this cross stitch I started back in Grade 6. It brings back such fond memories..., but I must confess, the back is very untidy and about 1cm think with tangled thread.

Thanks for popping in, 66 xx

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spring on my sill

Hope is eternal. These little flowers restored my faith this morning. Spring is coming.

I came across these words today and they too gave me hope and made me smile.

Young souls learn to accept responsibility for their actions.
Mature souls learn to accept responsibility for their thoughts.
And old souls learn to accept responsibility for their happiness.

66 xx

Monday, August 2, 2010

1950's gem

We recently inherited this fantastic 1950's couch from The LF's step father. He's downsized his Melbourne pad due to spending more time at their beloved Merton country house. The couch is quite seriously sun damaged and in need of some serious TLC but I'm excited about bringing this gem back to life.

Here's a pic of Z, fresh out of bed (note the sleeping suit), helping me polish up the timber with my incredible French polishing recipe. You can almost feel is letting out a sigh of relief as it soaks up the oil. 'ohhh, ahhhh, thank you' it seemed to be saying but maybe that's just because I was delirious with joy!
Cheerio, 66 xx

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Emperor's Red Slippers

These sweet booties are a present for a teeny tiny baby, Miles. Miles is the new brother of one of Z's playgroup buddies, Sonny. I stitched them out of red felt, with blue lining. The buttons are from a stash I keep in my late grandmothers old baking tin.

Wish us luck. We are having dinner tonight with a few of Z's friends (and their parents) at Mr Wolf. It'll be a wild, crazy sort of affair. Deep breathes and a glass of wine will be in order.
Hopefully, you're not on the table next to us!!

Thanks for popping in & enjoy your weekend, 66 xx