Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Because....

It is my birthday I am posting myself a present :)


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Amazing What You Can Achieve On a Cold Wintery Weekend

Yes winter is coming (sorry couldn't resist a GoT reference LOL) and with it comes the crystal clear cold days, and what does one do on these days, why get out early get the chores done and then sit in front of the heater, watch DVD's and finish off some crafty stuff that has been lying around for a few weeks.

No 1 achievement was finishing off my Kindle cover..... used Lily Sugar N Cream cotton yarn. The Sugar N Cream was purchased from HERE



No 2  knit a scarf from ruffle yarn - this yarn also came from the same place as I got the cotton from for my Kindle cover.




No 3 continued on my current cross stitch project - Glendon Place "Franks Family Portrait", stitched on 28ct Pumpkin Flambe from http://www.fabtastichanddyedfabrics.com/

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Quick Update

Well the cooler weather has arrived with a bang. We had decent rain for the first time in months over the weekend and this morning it was 8deg C when I got up. Brrrr.

We are heading over to Melbourne on Friday for a long weekend, catching up with the many friends that now live over there, hitting a couple of AFL games and fingers crossed some shopping. I probably only have Sunday morning to myself but that is enough to send the boys off and give me some me time to hit the stores.

Here is an update of my Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler as of last weekend. I have now retired it to the "purple basket of works in progress" and pulled out something else that I have had sitting around unfinished for years (photo to come of this later :) )

Monday, April 7, 2014

Lizzie Kate Progress

Sorry for the quality of the photo, it was taken on my phone.........This was the progress to date late Saturday afternoon. I was watching Game of Thrones Season 3 so didn't get as much done as I would like.
I am really enjoying stitching this and as of Sunday afternoon (while watching Mad Men) I had added another pumpkin and I don't have much more to do before part 1 is finished which is the boarder below the two pumpkins.



Thursday, March 27, 2014

I Have A New Place To Shop!

And just when you thought I had given up blogging up I pop again LOL!

Things have been hectic over in my small corner of the world and we are currently experiencing a bit of an Indian Summer but the mornings are getting darker and a few nights a couple of weeks ago the hoodie had to come out, but I'm not complaining as I think I am ready for winter and the dragging out of trackie pants and ugg boots.  Any hoo back on to what my post is really about.

When shopping I try to purchase things that don't add to the the woes of the earth and I have found a one stop shop that is great Lush . No testing on animals is another big thing. And the best news is Lush stores can be found in many countries around the world. :)

My current favs are

The smiley and revitalising citrus shower gel for carefree hippies. Our pink grapefruit shower gel is a magic potion to make the office seem inviting and dreary Monday mornings. It’s made with fresh and juicy pink grapefruits


Jungle Conditioner One sniff of our tropical solid conditioner and you'll think you're in a fruity jungle, flying on a vine from tree to tree. Made without packaging (so there's no litter in the jungle) or preservatives (it dissolves into the earth without harm), and a base of cocoa butter that melts into hair leaving it glossy and smooth. Fresh organic avocado extract nourishes and bananas moisturize and soften

Karma Komba Shampoo Bar Calm, fragrant hair and scalp and fewer tangles. Karma Komba is the shampoo bar to calm hair that keeps starting fights and ends up in tangles. (Use Jungle solid conditioner, too.) We scent it with our beautifully calming, mentally elevating Karma fragrance. It has toning orange oil, with pine and patchouli to help keep your scalp soothed and free of problems. 
And I have just bought some of this to try

Sexy Peel Soap The wake-you-up-for-breakfast citrus one. What wakes you up in the morning? The birds singing? A set of four alarm clocks? Or a hungry cat yowling by your bed? Whatever your method, we recommend Sexy Peel to bring you back for breakfast. Use our fresh lemon, grapefruit and lime juice soap to wash away sleepiness and breathe in revitalizing fruitiness.