Monday, December 13, 2010
This months Real Living magazine featured a book wreath in Alice Flynns beautiful home . I thought it was lovely , so you can imagine my delight when Belinda from The happy home blog featured a tutorial . I think Belinda did about 3 layers where as I did about 6 or 7 I think. In fact I might have even done more if I hadn't run out of hot glue.I think I used 21 glue sticks all up!
Book paper wreath from very exy homewares shop $250
Book paper wreath from me $7.50 (includes hot glue) plus cost of skin grafts to replace my fingertips.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Aren't they sweet ( and quite a bit cooler than my earings in the 70's)
Friday, October 15, 2010
PS see his little beak ...it looks like a heart.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I really liked the look of moss terrariums so I wanted to make some ...but finding moss is not so easy . I went to the nursery and well they don't sell it .....I know who would have thought! I finally found some growing in the local Franklins carpark!
Now its growing like mad
Have a closer look ...its like a forest in there and actually not very mossy looking at all .
Monday, July 12, 2010
Our staircase has a little shelf on the way down where I keep my antlers and so I just popped the mirror there ...added a candlestick that I picked up at a garage sale a few months ago ...
and I'm thinking this really works ......I'm loving it ....what I don't love is I keep checking myself out on the way down the stairs ...hmm botox anyone.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
timber floors check ,
same freedom coffee table check ,
white walls check ,
touches of wicker check ,
two boys check,
house in Byron Bay check.... Ok so that's a lie but I did live there for 6 years so its kinda true ,ok not really . Anyway my absolute favourite thing in Kate's house were her green chairs.
Oh how I loved those green chairs , I dreamed about those green chairs and wished I too had a Aunt that would pass on to me some green chairs just like these. So I kept my copy of Home Beautiful and would often look and sigh at the chairs but had given up the hope that one day I would have green vintage chairs too .
And then something AMAZING happened ....
while driving down the road to pick my son up from school a couple of months ago what is sitting on the side of the road , homeless and waving at me was ....TWO VINTAGE , VELVET GREEN CHAIRS .
Now let me tell you , lucky for me I drive a van I screeched to a halt ....and well those chairs and I locked eyes and well.... its been love ever since .
Let me tell you these babies weigh a ton! They may not be perfect they have a few marks...
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
500 grams plain flour (I use 1/2 plain and 1/2 wholemeal , but whatever you prefer really)
325 grams water
10 grams salt
1 satchet yeast (7gram)
1 can tomatoes
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
Put all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for about 15 minutes , set aside to use.
How to make the base
Put all ingredients in mixer and mix slow for 2 minutes and faster for 5 minutes , using dough hook .
Cover and let rise for 2 hours in a warm spot ( I pop it in the microwave NOT turned on ofcourse).It should double in size .Now punch down and form into 3 balls . Don't roll them in your hands kind of stretch the dough over the ball pinching underneath
Now pop them on a floured plate and put back in warm spot for another hour .
About half an hour before you want too make them turn your oven on to its hottest setting and put your pizza stone in to heat up . Now stretch out your base try not to overhandle , don't roll out . Throw in the air if your game !
Make up your pizza with your ingredients , I use just sauce ( leave a little edge so you have a crust) , basil and mozzarella cheese because I really feel less is more with pizza . Brush some olive oil over crust ,and drizzle some more on before you put in the oven, put some flour on your pizza stone. Now bake for 5 or so minutes and your done .....enjoy . My whole family loves this ...Oh except the 9 year old he doesn't like much at all though so he doesn't count.