Thursday, July 31, 2008

In Memory

No pictures today. I just wanted to stop and pause and remember my dear old uncle who shuffled off this mortal coil a year ago today at the ripe old age of 87! In doing so, he left all his earthly possessions to me and his gift has done much for our family in the last year. I will probably never completely understand why me.
A couple of weeks ago I was overcome with such an overwhelming sadness at the realisation that I would nevermore speak to him. I'm sure those moments are part of the grieving process but at that exact moment I found it almost incomprehensible.
These days I'm happy to say I think of him more with a smile on my face than a tear in my eye.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Going crazy at Etsy

I have been having a lovely time browsing Etsy lately and in the process have bought myself a couple of housewarming presents. This one completes my Utensils collection. My eldest chose this one, I couldn't decide between the spatulas and the egg beaters so he chose the egg beaters. It was such a good choice that he thought he deserved a star on his star chart! This comes from my favourite Etsy store - Studio Mela.
This was the second (and final) purchase from a store called the yumi yumi shop. This is my Party of Nine. I love these happy little owls and their big sparkly eyes. I haven't worked out where it will go in the new house, but where ever it ends up I'm sure it will make me smile.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Envirosax




Last week I discovered these gorgeous packable grocery bags. They are made by Envirosax a company based in Queensland. It's always nice to support Aussie companies. You can buy them as singles but I bought this "Mikado" Graphic set that comes in it's own little pouch. They arrived yesterday and I got to test them out at the markets this morning. I also liked that they came with instructions on how to fold them so they would all fit back into the pouch. Nice.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Quilt Project - Take Five

A little belated, but so is everything when you're getting ready to move house. I received the second last lot of fabric from the wonderful Joy at a A Joyful Soul Fabrics. A small piece for the binding and this piece intended for the borders. My youngest opened the package with great excitement and proceeded to drag this long length of fabric around the house. He spread it out very carefully on our bedroom floor and rolled around on it - as pictured above. I had to wait until it had been thoroughly road tested before I could wash it!