Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Butterfly art

 Look what I found in the op shop when I went To Bright just before Christmas . I know scored big time!! I was so excited and its vintage and homemade too which makes it even more special don't you think.

And your not going to believe this when I came home I went into another op shop after my new found enthusiasm of finding the green butterfly and look what I found!! I know freaky ! A yellow framed butterfly.

This one is smaller and not vintage but pretty all the same .

And they match. I can't tell you how long I have been admiring butterflies just like these in a local shop but they are pretty expensive and so they have always well...stayed on the shelves.

So fingers crossed next time I go into an op shop they have another ....I'm thinking blue would be nice. Is that too much to ask.
x Michelle

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

In the garden

Look what we grew . We actually planted about 20 seeds but these two were the only ones that seemed to thrive on neglect.

I've been working on the vege garden quite a bit lately so hopefully will have some veges to show you soon
look at our pretty faces
Look how tall we are.

x Michelle

Monday, January 3, 2011

School holiday sewing

Yesterday I asked Noah to draw a favourite little guy that he likes to draw pictures of. This is what he gave me. He then went through some fabric scraps and chose some fabric. Which we then copied his picture on to.

And then I helped him to sew it all together. What a cool little dude.
Look twins!
I did ask Noah why his eyes look like that !! And apparantly its because he has been spending too much time staring into the computer.
This is such a great school holiday project and the kids really love to see their characters come to life.


PS Don't by shy I love comments! And when I get to 50 followers I will be having a giveaway to celebrate! x

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Our Christmas .

Ok so I know its January 2nd but I just realised I didn't really show any photos of around the house apart from the book wreath, so here's a couple of pics.
The Christmas stockings are from Ikea a few years ago and the baubles are mercury glass and from a garage sale. The candles are from Domayne and they are those battery operated real wax ones.

The perspex JOY is from a  little gift shop in Bright, Victoria .

This is our old faithful tree , we've had this one for about 15 years and it was my mums before that so yeh...getting our moneys worth (well mums money)

A little bit of a reindeer woodland theme going on (who knew we had so many in the toy box!!)
There's also a moose thrown in too...just cause he's cute.

Umm , yep old tree taken down two days before Christmas when we fell in love with a real Norfolk pine in a pot. Most decorations packed away as anything heavier than a cotton ball threatened to break his branches!

Christmas morning breakfast table.
So there you have it our Christmas.
x Michelle

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year and a new camera case

Happy New Year ! Today has been such a hot one so after taking the boys to the beach for a swim I decided to set up my new sewing machine and make something. I don't have much fabric so thought this camera case might be nice to try. I actually changed the pattern a little as I didn't have any cotton batting but wanted to put something in to protect the camera .So I actually sewed some small bubble wrap in there! Yep , is that weird cause I don't really know ..sewing has been pretty limited to sock monsters and soft toys for the kids. Ok and while I'm letting you in on my little secret the elastic actually came from my husbands board shorts. I don't know how successful it will be but at the moment its great . I really love the colour and am pretty happy with how it turned out .   

Tutorial from here

X Michelle