Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's Arrived!!

Thankyou so much to Sandy for sending this out so quickly. Especially as she is right in the middle of moving house. Here is the lamp shade I won from Sandy at the Shabby Cottage, it is just gorgeous and arrived about 30 minutes ago!!! The lamp base was mine as a little girl and used to sit on my dresser at about the same age as my daughter is now. It looks very cute on her bedside table and fits in perfectly. Thanks again Sandy.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fabulous Friday Fabrics!

I love Oilily fabric, don't you just love this fabric... Well you would want to at $60 for a half metre. You get what you pay for I guess, and I do love european fabric. Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Winners are Grinners!!

I am very excited this morning to learn I was the winner of this gorgeous lamp shade made by Sandy at the Shabby Cottage. It is going to look just beautiful in my daughter room, and perfect as it is her favourite colour, PINK! Isn't the world of blogland great!! I have met through my blog, only a few people here in the world of blog, but am so pleased to have done so. They are all such interesting, creative, talented and lovely people. Will take a picture for you to see when it is in her room. Thanks again Sandy, you made my day!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Bit of Bling!!!

Need some Bling in your wardrobe????? Who could go past these gorgeous beaded coat hangers! Perfect for hanging that special dress!! Large $14 and meduim size $11. Perfect for the person who has eveything!! I gave a couple of these as presents at a 4 year old birthday party we went to the other day and she loved them, so did her mum!!

It's the last week of school, so getting all the teacher's presents wrapped up. This year they are getting heart keyrings.......who doesn't need a bit of bling!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Started buying a few bits and pieces for the bathroom. Bought these jars with silver lids for $3 each and have filled them with cotton wool, soap and bath crystals. Also got this candle chandelier. Just need to get it hung above the bath. Now all I need is to get some prints for above the bath and an old ladder painted white for hanging towels and maybe a few magazines. It's not a new bathroom by any stretch of the imagination but it is an improvement from how it started!!

Monday, December 7, 2009


These days I prefer a much more traditional kitchen. Loving the french provincial style. One day when we get a new kitchen in this house hoping it will have a similar look to the kitchens above. Very pleased I did not jump in and put a new kitchen in here, as now we have been here just on 12 months, I think I would like to turn the kitchen into the fourth bedroom and put the kitchen where the court yard is. Think I need a draftsman to come and look at what we could do.

This picture above is one side of our kitchen in our investment property. While I still think it looks good 7 years on, my tastes have totally changed. I much prefer the traditional look of the first two pictures. The Caesar stone bench top I put in this kitchen has mirror flecks in it so when the lights on the bench top are on it sparkles. The other side of the kitchen houses a space for a microwave and a huge pull out pantry, making good use of the space we had to work with, and more floor to ceiling cupboards. Then the back door which leads down to the common garden area.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lounge Room

Cushions for the lounge room.
Here is my collection of old mirrors. The lounge room is slowly getting there.
On the weekend I finally got around to making some cushions for the lounge room. Used black beige and cream check fabric. I have also made some tie backs for the curtains with the same fabric.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fabulous Friday Fabrics!

Denim is the fabric for today. I covered my son's pin board yesterday. Went and got an old pair of jeans from the salvo's store for $4.00. Cut them up into blocks and sewed them together into a piece big enough to cover the pin board. Stapled it on and he now has a new pin board that ties in with the denim doona covers on the beds. Will hang it over my son's desk. This area is nearly finished so stayed tuned for the complete picture! Have a fabulous weekend!!