Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Today has been f-f-freezing! I've been mucking around making tissue paper pom poms, but I am yet to get them looking as lovely as these!


If you want to have a go yourself you can find some instructions here.

Now the sun has gone down, I think I really need to try to get some heat into my house. I think I need to turn the oven on. Lucky I'm planning to make apple and berry turnovers. Mmmmm winter warmers.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Always Greener

In the middle of winter, penniless and pudgey and all I dream of doing is walking along the beach in a pretty floral dress. Hurry back summer!

Found these lovelies over at Ruche.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Meet Me @ Mike's: The Envelope Project

Just posted my little pack of goodies off to The Envelope Project over at Meet Me At Mike's. Yay! You can find out what it's all about and participate here.

Monday Owlness

If you know me well, you will know that I LOVE OWLS. There are owls to be found in every nook and cranny of my home and there are a lot more in my bedroom at Mum and Dad's waiting patiently to make the trip up to Newcastle.

Lots of other people love owls too... how could you not? So now it is my aim, to bring to you every Monday, my favourite owly discoveries of the week.

And so we begin with this beautiful Sylvanian family of owls!

I have adored the Sylvanian families since I was a wee tyke. I can't remember exactly which ones I had, but I think there was a little brown bunny in a red gingham dress on a swing that was a favourite. Alas, all my Sylvanian friends seem to be gone, given to Vinnies or some such over the years. Maybe it is time I began my collection again? Now that could be dangerous :-)

My second owleriffic discovery is this lovely little 3D paper owl DIY tutorial over at skip to my lou and designed by the super-talented Larissa of mmmcrafts. An owly project that I know i'm going to have to try!

Aren't they just so lovely?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happiness in a Spoonful

The delightful Anthea and her friends have done it again with the second ever issue of Spoonful zine

This is take-anywhere inspiration, with something to put a smile on the face of any arty slash crafty slash literary type and has already caught the attention of style-fiends like Frankie magazine and much love.

This issue features a new crafty section and has been my first introduction to the amazing designs and style of Dottie Angel. I've spent hours today trawling through her photostream and i just can't get enough of all the cushions, crochet, aprons and clogs. Never have I seen nanna-chic done quite so beautifully!

Anyway, back to Spoonful! You can purchase a copy of your very own here or on etsy ready for the next time you have a bus to catch, doctor to wait for or a procrastination date with a looming deadline.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cath Kidston Love

The rain may have eased up in this part of the world, but for next time I am totally coveting these Cath Kidston umbrella-ella-ellas.

Could totally be mis-matched with these gorgeous Liberty print boots too, no?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Marianne Handmade Watches

The etsy front page has done it yet again and led me to another amazing store! These handcrafted watches are so unique and yet all maintain their functionality. I am going to be in the market for a nurses fob watch in the next few weeks (I have my first placement next semester - eep!) and i'm really hoping I might be able to have one of these amazing watches made up in that form!

See more here.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lazy Jane

Adoring these unique little pieces from Lazy Jane.

Lazy Victoria should be studying for her exams next week! Only 8 more days and my first semester as a nursing student will be all over :-)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

First Post

Hello and welcome to my new blog. It's been a long time coming. Stay-tuned for lots of goodness!