Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Pretty sure all of you are friends with me on either Flickr or Facebook, but I thought I'd post this here too. (Sorry if you're over hearing about it!)

I'm having a wee giveaway.
If you would like to win this lovely little flower brooch, all you have to do is head to my facebook page and comment on the giveaway post (extra points for sharing/blogging/twittering). I'll pull a name out of a hat/number generator on Sunday and pop the brooch in the post (anywhere in the world!).
Go forth, comment and spread the word. Love!

Friday, June 10, 2011


I've been making stuff.

A lot of these things went over to the ever-lovely, local store Ruby Dunes. But I managed to add a few of the necklaces to my Felt store (and relist a few older items at a discounted price). I do hope you'll head on over and have a nosey.

There is plenty more to come in the next few weeks, heck I have FIFTY flower brooches on the go as I type! Madness!

Boy style/ Frugal fashion Friday.

Seeing as I missed Wardrobe Wednesday this week, We'll just have a Friday catch up. This is what I wore yesterday:

(Is anyone else having trouble getting their images to look half decent in Blogger? I had to load these in Flickr first and they still don't look great?)

The dress is one that I picked up while visiting my Father-in-law in Te Puke. They have the most fabulous op shop that is so full you can hardly move. Everything is piled sky-high and you really have to rummage to find anything. This isn't always ideal, and it would be nice if the price reflected it more often, but it just makes the hunting so much more enjoyable. And, for some strange reason, they always have amazing dresses. This one was $3.50.
The tights were a nifty $12 at Kmart. They're a bit baggy in the knees, but oh-so comfy. The shoes are the same old style, from The Warehouse for $10. The belt is thrifted, and the brooch is Croutons, of course.

I have no idea what I'm doing with my hair. I wish it would grow faster.

Today is cold, wet and miserable. Otto has been up since the crack of dawn, like usual, and put all of our days plans out by going back to bed at 7:30. So I have both boys at home today, just blobbing. Oh, and making comics and sock puppets. Here's a glimpse at the boys in there trackie-dackie home gears.

Piles and piles.

I have intended to write about 5 different posts this week. I've written them in my head, taken the photos, even started drafts for some of them.. it just hasn't happened for me.
The main reason I haven't blogged is because my life has been taken over by piles. Not the nasty ones that seem to prey on pregnant women, but the ones that seem occupy most of my waking hours.
Some of the towers are plesant ones, the op shopped treasures, and the sewing projects I've managed to actually finish. But other, especially the washing, just seem to keep growing and growing. It's so much easier to just blob on the laptop, procrastinating and 'pinning' pretty things, than deal with the NINE loads of washing that are either dirty or wet right now.

But I'm getting this shit under control now. Okay? So to make up for the posts I didn't make this week, I'm just going to make three posts today. This is number one.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday.

I'm not sure entirely what is going on with the lighting in my house today. It would appear I have forgotten exactly how hard it is to take a decently lit photo in Winter. And well, it is the first day of Winter today.

I have also forgotten my self inflicted rule of not wearing leggings. It would appear that this Winter is going to be the Winter of leggings. I just need to find and invest in some more really cute patterned ones, because I'm not feeling the plain black ones.

Mustard cowl : knitted by me. ($5 worth of wool on TM)
Black dress: Pumpkin patch maternity section. Shame-o. I didn't even buy it when I was pregnant, I just got it because it is ridiculously comfy, and plain black dresses are so hard to come by. ($5 on sale)
Geo print leggings : Kmart ($5)
Grey ruffly shoes : The Warehouse ($15)

I'm on a mission to get some sewing done this week. So, fingers crossed, I'll back back tomorrow with some craftiness.