Thursday, 29 March 2012

garage sale bargains

These are my latest finds from a garage sale yesterday, a gorgeous fairydown quilt $3, a crocheted pillow $1 and a pretty china bowl $2. I also found a load of boys clothes for my friends boys and my nephew, in beautiful condition (all 50cents each!) The gorgeous white cut work pillow was from my friend Emma...


Saturday, 24 March 2012

refurbished pram

I've been meaning to fix Isla's pram for ages, I finally got around to it this week. Olive had sat in the last one and ripped the material, so this made me do it! I used a lovely floral linen type material and double layered it, then gave the frame a layer of white paint. So no sitting in this one girls!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

diy bunny

This bunny is one of my favourite things I have made to date, I found the pattern in a magazine and made it when I was pregnant with Isla. It was a easy pattern, just a little fiddly, if anyone wants the pattern let me know and I'll dig it out and add to the post, (I think I know where it is!)

I found the pattern, here it is...

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

wooden toy's

For anyone who knows me or reads my blog you'd be aware how much I love wooden rather than plastic, here are a few of the girls favourite wooden toys...

Sunday, 18 March 2012

fairy lights

Isla has fairy lights in her room, she's had them up since Christmas and won't part with them! So I was playing around with the "night setting" on my camera and these were my favourite's...

Saturday, 17 March 2012

sunshine award

I feel very lucky to have been nominated for the sunshine award by one of my favourite blogs albert and the lion . Here's one of my little sunshine's...

This involves answering some questions and then passing it on to five other blogs that I love...

Favourite colour? - pale (china green) and soft pink
Favourite animal? - golden retriever
Favourite non-alcoholic drink? - tea and chi
Facebook or Twitter? - facebook (I honestly don't understand how twitter works!)
Favourite number? - 12
Favourite day of the week? - the weekend
My Passions? -sewing, photography, crafts, finding vintage treasures and of course my family!
Getting or giving presents? - I love, love, love giving gifts (especially making presents) but of course I love receiving them!
Favourite pattern? - a summer dress(I've made many for myself!) and a simple little pillow-case dress (that I make for the girls)
Favourite flower? - magnolia and old fashion roses
the five lovely blogs I nominate and spread sunshine to are:

Friday, 16 March 2012

my latest find

As my good friend Elaina informed me, it has been over a week since 
my last blog, lol, so here you go hon... 

I love, love, love old suitcases, the only draw back is they're normally in terrible condition! Well look no further, I have found one! Beautiful condition and only $10 from the saly's (I just saw a vintage one in the latest your home & garden magazine for about $200!)

So this is the girls new dress up box, full up with all the goodies!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

How cute!

Another project idea I found on pinterest... turning a woman's short cardy into a gorgeous kids top, isn't it a fantastic idea and it's so adorable!! So now I have to search the op-shops for some cute little cardigans!

The blog this is from... a beautiful mess and the photo's/project is by janae hardy

Saturday, 3 March 2012

post cards for wall art

I picked these post cards up from the Salvation Army (a bargain, $1 for the lot), I needed a change in my room so these did the perfect job! I'm not sure my husband loves them as much as I do, they're only held up with blue tack partly because I'll have a new idea by next month and it might be a tad to much floral for Neal!

Also a snap of lovely fresh flowers in a vintage Crown Lynn Swan and a snippet of my new quilt...