Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More Pretty Summer Dresses!!

Love these pretty dresses for just $35.00 as in previous post!!

Summer Dresses!!

I have been busy making up gorgeous summer dresses.
Made using only the best designer fabric and sewn with french seems.
So cool for those summer months, but are equally great for the winter months as well, when paired with a pair of tights and long sleeve top.
A year round dress, plus when too short for a dress it can be worn as a top. Great value piece at only $35.00
Dresses pictured in post above.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mum's Project

Mum has been busy renovating an investment property. It looks great, as she has had is painted inside and out. A total renovation.
The house
New bathroom

Existing kitchen with new bench top - the old bench top was black
New tile splash back. Look much brighter!

Lounge room - Loving the curtains. The french grey check looks great!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


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I have been looking at getting a new bathroom sooner rather than later now. The paint is peeling off the bath, and the tile paint is coming off the bottom of the tiles in the shower. I love this look, and having the drawers built in, is the answer to the storage solution.

Christmas in July

How fast is this year going by!! I couple of photos I took at Mum's last Christmas. She has five grandchildren and they each get a christmas stocking from Nana.........along with quite a few extras. Got to love grand parents!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fabric Headbands

What a great long weekend we have had, and the weather has been perfect!
Yesterday we met up with our friends I met nearly 7 years ago at a mother's group in Clovelly, the 4 of us the still keep in touch. We went to Bobbin Head and had a great day catching up, children playing and exploring and of course a BBQ lunch. Today I have been busy making up some fabric headbands, I have a few orders and thought I had better get them made up! They sell for $10 each and are so comfortable to wear!!

Happy birthday!

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Happy Birthday Belinda, have a great day!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Tooth Fairy

My daughter lost her first tooth last weekend. Well we had actually just walked in the door at Mum's late Thursday night when she announced the tooth was out. Not more the a minute later my mum came out and gave her a tooth fairy box. (picture above) We carefully placed the tooth on the fairy's flower ready for the tooth fairy to collect. She was so excited the fairy found her tooth in Bathurst. We had a great weekend away and celebrated my youngest son's 4th birthday. I am now busy trying to organise his party with his pre-school friends. .
Enjoy the long weekend!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pink Pom Poms

I have been busy making pink pom poms for my daughter's room. They are made from pink tissue paper. The one on the wall got squashed by my son so I thought I'd hang it against the wall. Tutorial on how to make them can be found on the Martha Stewart website.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pirate Party

I had lost motivation on this blog for a while there but I'm back.

My youngest son is having a birthday next month, so I am busy getting a few things organised for his party and it is a priate theme. I love the Paper Eskimo invites and party accessories they have. I plan on doing a desert table and using red, white and black. Started collecting the pirate patches for all the guests and some pirate stickers. Better start on the party bags soon. They will be red and white stripe to match in with the cup cake cases. June will be here before I know it, so had better get busy!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wedding Anniversary

This weekend my husband and I will have been married for 11 years.

Time flies!!

So thought I would post some wedding photos I scanned on the computer....

I bought the silver silk for my dress and the black silk for the bridesmaids dresses in Thailand on my way back from a trip to the UK. Mum flew to Thailand to meet up with me and help me find just what I was looking for.

What a fantastic day we had, surrounded by all our family and friends. We were married in Bathurst and it was a rather chilly weekend, it had been snowing the week before.

We had our photos taken at my bridesmaid - Belinda's was the perfect place.

A collection of photos - Me and my bridesmaids, plus all of the wedding party, photos are a bit small so hard to see everyone clearly; sorry! Dad walking me into the church.

Me at home before the wedding.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Chandelier Wall Decal

I ordered a Chandelier Wall Decal the other week from esty and it arrived this week. I thought it would be quite easy to apply, but they are actually quite tricky and time consuming. Especially the chandelier as it has so many separate bits. Anyway I finally got it on the wall and here it is.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Blog Love

Photos by Marley & Lockyer

photo by Marley & Lockyer

Speaking with my best friend today over at Stella and Pearl. She mentioned this blog she follows is having a give away at the moment. The blog is - Marley & Lockyer worth having a look, she makes the most beautiful cushions. This week she is giving away 2 cushions and tags to one lucky blogger. Hope it's ME!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Prints for the Bathroom

Trying to make the bathroom look as good as I can, so at the gift fair I picked up these prints for the bathroom. I was actually after something that was framed but they had all sold. These are a bit rustic with the wire and look fine hanging above the bath.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bus Roll

Well clearly I did need some more black in my lounge room. I recently purchased an eastern suburbs Bus Roll which has been attached to a frame. I have hung this over one side of my lounge, now all I need is some of those chandelier decal stickers on the other side above the lounge. I am getting there slowly with this house, but the jobs never end!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Maps and Frames

I have been in Sydney with my Mum for the past couple of days. We were at the Gift Trade Fair and had a great couple of days and lots of shopping!!

While in Sydney I got some red frames for the boys room. I picked up this old second hand Atlas a while back at the local Salvo's store for 50c and have been waiting to get the Ikea in Sydney to get the frames.
So yesterday I cut out the maps, framed and hung them up in the boys room.

Maps Framed

Only thing is now, the J above the bed now need lowering so it is in line with the framed maps.

The boys room is nearly finished, really happy how is it looking though.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chandelier Wall Decal

I have been looking at wall decals and am liking the idea of the chandelier decal for my lounge room. But do I really want more black in my house??? Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Re-doing my dining/lounge room

I have been thinking for a while, that the dark wooden furniture I have in the dining room is too dark. Maybe the space would look bigger if all the furniture was white.....The question is.......should I paint the dining table white. If I did paint it white, I would then have to paint the legs of the chairs white as well, and then make slip covers for the chairs. Not to mention re-paint the black pelmets, I was thinking is a natural linen/beige......then adding in some colour here and there, what do you think?? Or is the table too nice to paint over??

Pink Rooms

Here is where the house pillow lives I made my daughter, on her bed along side her doll with pink hair I made her about a year ago. A Kate Finn doll called Sally-Anne given as a gift by my mum and a gorgeous patchwork cushion I picked up off ebay a few years ago.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Spa

Spa before
Spa before

first coat of paint

In our back yard we have an ugly looking brick spa. We started the transformation of the spa with a coat of paint. It still needs a second coat of paint and I need to invest in some pots and plants to soften this area, but I think the coat of paint has made the world of difference.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fabulous Friday Fabrics!

Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey is a stunning sunny fabric collection in gorgeous colour palettes of blue, green, lemon, tangerine and pink.
Beautify your summer wardrobe or create a sunny and happy atmosphere around the home with this collection which offers both a mix of nostalgic florals and modern geometrics in Heather's signature flair for colour!
I am thinking about using some this collection in my laundry. I think it needs a bit of colour and brightening up. Check out the range of Heather Bailey and other gorgeous designer fabrics at

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fabric House Pillow

I called in to my friend Meagan's house on Friday for a quick cup of tea before my doctor's appointment (my Achilles heels are still causing me pain - dam that Wii Fit!!)

Anyway, I noticed a pillow shaped like a house she had in her daughter's room, it looked so cute and seemed easy enough to make. I have seen them in home mags for about $80, so thought it to be a great project for the weekend.
I am really happy with how it turned out and so is my daughter, as she went to sleep cuddling it last night!! It is not perfect and looks a bit quirky/wonky, but that's why I think is looks great. It has character........It would look much better with contrasting fabrics but my daughter insisted on pink, pink and more pink. What do you think??

Monday, January 25, 2010

Australia Day!!

Nearly the end of January and Australia Day is here! My son goes back to school at the end of this week and my daughter starts school for the first time on Monday of next week. I will be holding back a few tears I think. She can not keep her new school shoes off ......not a good look ......a pretty summer dress paired with white ankle socks and black school shoes, but she is loving them!

Still hobbling around, I was in that much pain that I went to the doctor on Sunday morning, I have injured not one but both my Achille's heels. I have been taking pain killers which is helping a bit but not much.

I have now started a new job and am now managing a lakeside property for overnight stays, not far from our house. Check out the website Unfortunately it is not suitable for small children though, but if you ever need a weekend away to relax and unwind this house is definitely the place to come!!

Enjoy your Australia Day!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

We finally bought a car.......very happy with our new Toyota Kluger, it's a 2006 model and is in great condition. Finally a reliable car to drive!!
Anyway....after returning home and thinking about the year ahead, I bought myself a Wii and the Wii fit to start the year on a positive healthy outlook. After 10 days of being very motivated and loving the Wii fit, I now have a Wii injury....not one, but both my heels. Really struggling to get about at present. My friend down the road was telling the other day at the park about Wii itis which is the new name for people injuring themselves on the Wii. I laughed about it, and now find myself with a bad case of Wii itis!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Picture of Sydney NYE 2009 - proudly produced by the City of Sydney Gallery

Can you believe how fast Christmas day came and went. We all had a lovely day here at Mum's and the kids loved all their presents, but of course they got way too much!!
New years eve was very relaxed. We spent the night over at Mum's neighbours house which is all lit up with lights absolutely everywhere. The kids thought is was Christmas all over again. We then walked down to the local park at Bathurst for fireworks display at 9pm.
Since then we have been searching for a new car. I tend to take my time and need to look alot before I buy, whereas my husband would buy the first thing he saw. After alot of looking, I think we have found the one, stay tuned....