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.

Friday, February 7, 2014

A Promised Photo

Ta Da!!!! My first finish for 2014. It is from JCS Halloween Magazine 2008. Called "Smell my Feet" designed by La D Da. Stitched on 14 Ct Aida that I won on a blog giveaway (thanks Kim LOL) and I used DMC threads.

Monday, February 3, 2014

What I Am Working On

Well I have finished one cross stitch project for 2014 (pictures will be posted once I charge my camera). I then decided to go through my WIP/UFO basket, which is huge by the way LOL and grab something out of there to work on.....

I put my hand in......hovered over a ziplock bag......moved my hand again and pulled out the next ziplock bag....opened it up and thought "I don't even remember buying that, let alone starting it". I had put in a grand total of about 30 stitches!! So onto the q-snaps it went I started stitching on it and then had a lightbulb moment as to why it got put in the bucket!! It was stitched on linen and linen is not my most favorite thing to stitch on but I am persevering and it is slowly coming together.

Again a picture of my progress will be posted once the camera is charged :)  But I did go online and find a picture of what it will look like when I have finished..........
Lizzie Kate Very Scary Sampler

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Don't ya just love it....

Purchased this from Etsy. The sellers name is Britsketch, check her out. Now I just need to find the perfect place to put them....hmmm just repainted the laundry so maybe in there to brighten up wash days!

*Oh and the print doesn't have the wording on it :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Will be back in 2014

Well it is that time of year again....

I will be flying out on Sunday to spend the holiday's with my mum in New Zealand, so the next couple of days will be frantic with last minute shopping, clearing my desk at work, cleaning up the house, getting in supplies for the other half and the furbabies, packing, blah blah blah.

My mum doesn't have internet or even a computer and I will not be putting myself out to find free WiFi so this will be my last post until next year.

So I would like to wish all my bloggie friends a safe and happy Christmas, Yule, Festive Season or what ever it may be to you and I look foward to catching up with you all again in 2014.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Well What A Month.....

Spring time in Australia heralds wedding season.

We attended two weddings this month one entailing an overnight stay and the other a 4 day weekend and three nights away from home.
The first wedding was MOTH's kind of "step daughter" and MOTH had the pleasure of giving her away.
It was a lovely wedding, beside a lake with kangaroos hopping around and ducklings swimming on the lake.

The second wedding was very good friends of ours and our ex next door neighbours - they now live interstate and we try and catch up when we can.
This wedding  was held here and with Albany being known for its changeable weather it truly put on a glorious day for the wedding and reception after waking up to showers and overcast conditions.

Give adults plastic toys at weddings and what do you expect

Again give adults plastic toys and alcohol at weddings and what do you expect
I had never been to Albany before and I would love to go back and have a better look around, but one place we did check out was Emu Point, some people were in swimming already but let me tell you I wasn't one of them LOL

So what else has been happening in my little corner of the world......well I picked up a grab bag from Fabric Traders and this is what I got

The offcuts are of a decent size and have ideas I just need the time to get them going. But as I fly out Dec 22 or 23 for New Zealand I really doubt anything is going to happen until after the new year.

I have finished all my exchanges for the year and am just waiting on stuff to arrive at its destination - oops no I haven't I have christmas cards to write in and post! That will be next weeks job :)

I have picked up some lovely vintage dresses  recently and will take some photos for another blog post.

And to finish off, I treated myself to a new votive holder for Halloween........