Monday, October 26, 2009

Russian Dolls

Here are the Russian Dolls I am selling at the pre-school shopping night. They are all hand painted and made in Russia. They will sell for $25. Each one is a set of 5 cute little dolls. Aren't they just adorable!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fabulous Friday Fabrics!

I am in love with this Russian doll oilcloth fabric!!! How gorgeous!! The Navy and white stars oilcloth will be great for the boys. I am ordering these two oilcloth prints to make up some aprons for boys and girls. Not sure I will have it in time for Carey Bay Pre-school shopping night though if not there is always the school fete the next week. The pre-school shopping night should be a great night. Was speaking to the lady who is organising it and she has 23 stall holders booked.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I have spent the morning catching up with a friend and drinking coffee. I had a great morning and it was good to relax and chat!!

After coffee... I did the groceries, went to bunnings and got a few things to start on the garden out the back in the courtyard, bought a pinboard for above my son's desk (just have to cover it) and it is now nearly time to go pick up my three children from pre-school and school. This is the one day of the week where all three are at school, but honestly.......there are just not enough hours in the day!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Around Some of Mum's House

I know this is usually my Fabulous Friday Fabrics day but I am still at Mum's so thought I would show you around a bit of the inside of her house.
Growing up I used to hate my Mum's taste in interior design, but funny how the older you get, how much your tastes change. I used to love everything very modern, I have now done a complete turn around and love vintage mixed with a touch of new.
The photo above is just a few jugs in my Mum's jug collection she has in and around her kitchen. All of them are so different. Again take no notice of the date on the photos. It is mum's camera and the date and time must not be set correctly. Must try and do that for her before we leave to go home. How fast has this week gone!!! School next week!

My old bedroom, which my daughter now calls her room when we come back to visit Nana. I love the french inspired furniture mum has in here, especially the old french style cupboard. I could not get a good enough photo of it, as it is in the corner of the room and the angle of it made it difficult for me to take a good photo. But trust is gorgeous!!

In Mum's back room. Off this room is the back porch and also another door out to the pool and outdoor dining area. The other side of this room she has two leather couches and and the TV/Stereo etc..... This is the room the kids use when we come back home. At least you can wipe up any spills off the floor. This was room was done in the 1980's when black and white was very "in". I think Mum has done a fantastic job of bring it into the year 2000, adding in the touches of yellow.

This is Mum's lounge room and dining area. The dining room photo is a bit dark, well very dark....I am definitely not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination!!

I love the Parker dining suite especially the buffet (not that you can really see it in this photo). An interior decorator once said to Mum she should have it painted cream. She went against that advice and got it re-polished. Even though I am a big fan of painting furniture. In this particular case, I am so please she didn't get it painted. You see these Parker buffet's in all the magazines lately, just classic Parker furniture!! Her curtain are all cream silk, as is the curtain pelmets. Behind the wing back chair my mum has a lamp. The photo does not show how beautiful is actually has crystals hanging down all around it A bit too fussy for my decore but it is so "MUM".
It has been great visiting Mum and I hope you like the brief tour. As my best friend suggested, Mum may have to start her own blog!!!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Around Mum's Garden

Staying at Mum's so thought I would take a few photos around her garden.....A sunny spot to sit and relax and have a cup of tea. In fact this is a great spot to sit and watch the kids run around on the grass in the back yard. I love the outdoor clock above the two seat setting.(take no notice of the date on the photos..must have had the camera set on the wrong date.)

The back porch - framed pots on the wall. I love these, they look so rustic.
The back porch again from a different view. I just love the antique bird cage mum has hanging out here, as well as the black and crystal candle chandelier......have told her she had better check my bags on the way out as they could accidentally find themselves in my bags.....only kidding mum, but they are lovely!

The rose garden looks great when all the white roses are in full bloom. Probably should have moved the hose though. Wished my gardens at home looked even half as good as this. We have not got to the outside gardens. Inspiring me to get very busy when I get home!!

The tree in the corner of the backyard is my favourite tree ever. The kids just love climbing it as well. There are a couple of baby trees at the bottom of the tree so am going to take a couple and grow one of my own. Mum thinks it will only take about 25 years or so to get to the size of her tree......the way the years go these days, I'll have my very own before you know it!!

The pool is empty at present and needs to be re-painted.

It has been cold and wet most of the week, but it has been good to come home and catch up with family and friends. The kids just love coming to Bathurst.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bathurst Bound

It's the second week of school holidays and a spur of the moment decision to head to Bathurst to visit my Mum and family. Have not been home in a while so will be nice to get away with the kids. It's a long drive with three children but they are so excited, so hopefully it go fast and not too many stops along the way!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fabulous Friday Fabrics!

These bold and impressive script, number and newspaper print fabrics by Sweetwater for Moda would suit any unique craft, sewing or home decor project.Black, tan and green prints with a clean fresh look! So many unique fabrics out there......the possibilities are endless!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Re-Vamped Breakfast Table

Got this table and chairs a few years back now. It was the perfect size for our unit in Sydney, bit small for us now. Was looking very tired, so nothing some white paint couldn't fix. Painted it up and it now lives in the back room which the kids use as there play room (or as they call it "the games room") The old milk bottles were from years ago when I lived in a share house, disgarded and left behind. Knew they would come in handy one day!!

Necklaces and Baby Singlets

baby singlets


The local pre-school here at Carey Bay are having a expo shopping night on the 30th October. I am going to have a stall there, so am busy making up some things to sell. I am making up some baby singlets, these are so cute on with the frill on the shoulder on one side. Have been making and selling the singlets for a while now and they sell for $19.95.

Have started on these necklaces using beads and ribbon as well. Making some in red and green as christmas is just around the corner. (bit scary how fast it has come around again really) These Christmas necklaces look great with a plain white dress. I am also making pretty pinks and purples.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Outside

We have finished patching and painting the front fence. It is not a new fence but improves the look of the front of the house by adding some sleepers to the top of it. I have a photo of the front of the house before on our building report. Unfortunately I cannot seem to copy and paste the before photo from this document. Shame, because the difference of before and after is rather noticeable.