Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Pounce

So here's my find from today's etsy pounce. This little weirdo, named shaina, is courtesy of susarto etsy store. There are many others and I recommend you go and read about them, they have quite the personalities to go with their unique looks. With my dear friend Reneta having a baby about now (labour started yesterday) and my dear friend Mette due in January a little weirdo may just be the perfect gift.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Unfolding Mystery

It's quite strange buying a house in winter when all the shrubs and trees are dormant. It's been such fun watching the garden bloom and trying to work out what's what. Here's three flowers that are currently enjoying Spring. The irises are dotted all over the garden. I have no clue what the centre one is but it changes colour from pinks to orange and finally a beautiful shade of purple just as the flowers are wilting. The roses are huge and smell divine.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Belated Sunday Pounce

Due to my night away in Sydney (it's alright for some) and celebrating 10 years of Squiz.net, I wasn't able to do my Sunday pounce. So here it is a little belated. This was truly eye catching, and recently sold. These gorgeous bags are by the RaspberryFairy (aka Alice) and are available from her etsy store Raspberry. I think I love the photo as much as the bag. Thanks by the way to my darling husband for letting me sojourn to Sydney and browse The Rocks markets and go out for breakfast (all the things I used to love to do). It sure was lovely coming home to my boys.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday Pounce

So here is my new weekly challenge. I have made no secret of the fact that I love etsy. I also really love their Pounce feature... it really satisfies my love of random (right up there with the iPod shuffle and iTunes new Genius - but more on that later). So each week I'm going to pounce and see what catches my eye. This was a recently sold pounce (as opposed to the undiscovered). Today's eyecatcher was this cute owl wall sticker from the clever folks at Vinyl Wall Art etsy store. Owls are very popular right now - have you noticed?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Flags

Floriade is almost finished for another year, and not as awe inspiring as previous years. It could have been for the fact that we went on a Sunday (too crowded) and spent half our time looking for a lost pink pig that my youngest insisted on bringing with him (we didn't find it). I did come home with these cute happy flags though. I have 3 of them arranged in the garden and they really do make you smile when you gaze outside and also make you momentarily forget about all the weeds out there that need to be pulled.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Quilt Project - Take Nine - It's Finished!


I have finally finished! It's only taken me... what... 8 months. I simply cannot understand how some people churn out 20 quilts a year. Anyway, it looks fabulous on our bed and is incredibly warm to sleep under, thanks to the bamboo batting. A big thanks to Joy and A Joyful Soul Fabrics for assuring me that the dark backing would be a nice contrast to the light top. And another big thanks to Maria the Goulburn Quilting Angel for doing such a beautiful job. OK... now it's time to get some inspiration for my next project!