Wow! I cant believe I am already thinking about 2012? Luckily I have some beautiful calendar eye candy to help me cope with the reality of all that next year holds. Shivani from My Owl Barn and a team of fab designers have done it again, a fantastic little free calendar for you to download and print, take a peek here. Just gorgeous! image by Petra Boase
It is no secret... I love a good eBay auction, who doesn't I guess? my latest little winner was this set of sturdy vintage kids chairs. The seller was an absolute pleasure and threw in this cute little table as well as a very funky random ice bucket. His place was jam packed with sooo many lovely retro and vintage items I had a field day browsing through his shed. I really felt like I was part of the American picker team, minus the extensive pricing knowledge of course... The sellers house was also completely amazing, it looked like it was straight out of a magazine shoot themed around vintage. Little girlie can't sit on these chairs yet which thankfully gives me enough time to give them a tiny bit of a make over...hmmm I am off to get my sanding block.
So it has been a few months of solid neglect here on my blog but I am ready to turn things around and change it up a little… what have I been up to? First and foremost being a mum! A super time consuming full time job (24/7) which has been made enjoyable and somewhat easy by a certain lovely little angel of a girl. Second an apprentice housewife, I have spent much time picking tissues out of the laundry, cleaning and re cleaning my house, pureeing what feels like an entire fruit & veg shop, obsessing over which vase should go where and learning to mop floors correctly…yes people that’s right no domestic goddess here and lastly comes a little thing called champ + rosie which was number one not so long ago. I’m sure you can forgive me for the neglect given my new busy little family life. But I am planning to start over again on the champ + rosie front, I have strapped myself back into the design chair and the ideas are once again flowing, for now though I think I would just like to be able to blog again… so, stay with me and watch this space!
All little girls need a great dolls house, dont they... or should that be all "mums" want to relive their childhood through their little girls dolls house! I think its the latter in my case, I cant wait to get cracking on this little project. Should be finished by the time little miss is actually mobile and big enough to know not to eat the furniture or the dolls. My favourite dolls house is still this beautiful creation by Dinosaur Designs which was auctioned to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation of NSW back in 2001. images from Dinosaur Designs
Everyone has a shed, right? when you clean out that shed you usually find treasures... here are some 1930s treasures belonging to my Nan found in my parents shed. A nursing dictionary, midwifery book and a friendship journal containing a lovely note from my Grandpa (who I never got to meet) from 1934 along with some pretty fun drawings and other notes from friends! I love old things and the memories they make.
Hope to see you all at Perth Upmarket tomorrow, almost all done just need to pack up everything and load the car! we will have loads of totes, badges, canvas art, tea towels, magnets plus more and dont forgot to get in early for our $10 Print sale....