drum roll please

and the winner of my giveaway is megan from mousehouse

congratulations megan, when you can send me an email with your details. i hope you enjoy the beautiful home-made vintage book and find it inspiring. have a lovely weekend. xo

i used random.org to draw the numbers, winning number being 10.


flea market finds

as i have been a little under the weather this week, i didnt get myself out to any op shops so i thought i'd post some piccys of my two favourite baskets i have found recently in my rummagings and had yet to post about. a lovely sized round basket perfect for more sewing bits and pieces and a lovely old deep washing basket (pics dont do it justice i'm afraid) but deep enough that miss poppet can fit right on in shoulders and all : ) i have a love of baskets i blame/thank (which ever way you look at it!) my mother she always had beautiful baskets dotted around the house whilst i was growing up, well she still does in fact. they remind me of our country blood : )

check out the fabulous finds of week over at sophies


christmas handmade challenge

as we have a new little man in the extended family this year i've been thinking what to buy him for christmas this year. i have this very cute monster fabric on its way to me and for part of his birth present i'll be making him a cushion with his initial on it. as is becoming a traditional part of my gift.

so wondered if i would maybe use the rest of the fabric to make him a matching quilt for christmas. knowing me im sure if i manage to do just that i wont be able to wait till christmas! : )

see what everyone else is adding to their christmas list over at knicky knacks.


it's my party...

...and i'll cry if i want to. it's my birthday today and i'm feeling very sorry for myself as im quite sick, slowly on the mend but still out of sorts and a little blue. so in order to try cheer myself up i thought i'd take a leaf out of brenda's blog and have a birthday giveaway.

as i'm now vintage and wish my home was feeling a little more lovely, the beautiful book "home made vintage" by christina srutt is up for grabs

to enter just leave me a comment and i'll draw the winner next friday 30th july (melbourne australia time). good luck.


market today

if you're out and about today (in melbourne that is) dont forget to pop into the handmade show at the oakleigh/carnegie rsl in drummond street. jade from holigoddess will be there along with some fabulous other crafters including  


they'd love to see you xo

latest crush

my latest crush is with melbourne based artist cindy-lee davies and her beautiful recycled vintage plate 'chrysalis' collection and adorable children shaped mirrors. you can find and fall in love with all her delights here. i think they are simply beautiful and the 'to wear' mirror, little girl in big girl shoes reminds me of a beautiful little golden book "come play house".  so cute!

i think i'll have to move these to the top of my wish list!


flea market finds

this little beauty is my fave find of the week. white wind up alarm clock made in czechoslovakia $2 at a local oppy. 
i love it. 
others in the house arent so keen with his ticking and i must admit i kept having little moments where id panic at the sound coming from the back seat while driving him home. now its grown on me and i find it quite soothing and as he now sits on my sewing table he doesnt bother anyone! : ) 
check out everyone elses market finds at sophies


handmade christmas challenge

i have a really bad habit of buying xmas cards at the last minute, writing in them all then not sending them. i have last years in my card box still waiting to be posted. thought about saving them for this year recycle in a sense but no just kidding i wont be doing that instead inspired by the handmade challenge at knicky knacks i though i'd make my own early this year using ex library picture story books, buy the stamps then i have no excuse!
join in the christmas handmade challenge at knicky knacks.

international happiness day

{image via google}

happy international happiness day!
we are off to a wedding a very happy occasion.
what are you doing today?


new inspiration

a lovely fellow colleague of mine informed me she will be purchasing some new home and craft books she found on decor8's blog and thought i may be interested when they come in. so after having a sticky beak around this beautiful and truly inspiring blog i am very keen to get my hands on these new books. i'm certain that very soon my bookdepository wishlist will grow more out of control ; ) enjoy 



{image: sue storm a.k.a invisible girl via here}

started back full time last monday. wasn't that fun!! 
anyway i'll stop whinging and get to the point i need help. 
tips, cheat sheets, advice, fail proof 5 minute recipes whatever it may be on how on earth people do this! work full time study part time run a house hold love educate cherish discipline encourage etc an 18 month old have some me time & sleep. people do it all the time i know they do but i'm still trying to figure out how. what's the trick? 


feist & sesame street

not that i need an excuse to watch sesame street, now that miss poppet is starting to take an interest however if i did this would be a fabulous one, feist and sesame street, a fabulous combination. its very addictive (poppet 2 mama 4) enjoy x