Monday, September 20, 2010

a winner and some jam...

Thanks so much to everyone who entered my giveaway!!! i wrote out everyones names and popped them into my awesome new op shop cannister... and the lucky winner is sophie over at shine little light!!! congrats :) and thanks again to everyone who entered! i have decided that i like hosting giveaways and may do another one in the not to distant future :)!!

p.s - i made jam for the first time last night! i think it turned out okay... maybe a little hard but it still tastes pretty good :)
p.p.s - im heading down to sydney tomorrow for one of my best friends weddings so posting may be a little light on over the next week or so...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

DIY gift tags

a big hello and welcome to all my new readers!! just a reminder that the giveaway will be ending at midnight tonight!!! a winner will be drawn and posted tomorrow so stay tuned!!


last weekend i was lining some drawers with this awesome paper i found at the op shop (3m for $1 - woohoo). i had some scraps left over and it was way too pretty to throw away so i turned it into some pretty gift tags.

it was super easy - all you need to do is cut to the size you want, round the corners with a punch or scissors, glue the card and paper together, punch a hole in the top and thread some twine through. and you are ready to go!

p.s - i had my first ever migrane on the weekend - i did not care for it! any tips for how to cope if it happens again??

Thursday, September 16, 2010

some mail...

my mailbox was a very happy place on tuesday! the super rad Jes sent me a little pacel for my birthday complete with a handmade card, some tea and this lovely heart garland :) i have hung it up in my sewing room (this is the only room that is semi-unpacked at this stage - priorities much? haha)! Jes and i have some mutual friends and at the moment she is living and teaching with her new hubby out in the WA desert. we are both in a wedding together in a couple of weeks time so it will be lovely to catch up with her :) pop on over and say hi at her lovely blog!!

i also got a swap parcel from pip as part of gracie's 'just because you're lovely' swap. there were some lovely vintage fabrics and scarves and some seeds to i can get started on my vegie garden!!! woohoo! she also included some jewellery that she made herself. pip is about to open up an etsy store in the next few days so stay tuned over at her blog. to see what i sent her have a look over here...

p.s - dont forget to enter my giveaway - only a few days to go!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

its amazing what you find when you are looking...

some of the totally awesome wooden toys i have stumbled across whilst op shopping in the last week! the love affair continues...
p.s - dont forget to enter my giveaway (only a few days to go!!)

Monday, September 13, 2010

scenes from the weekend

outdoor concerts, new vintage dresses, dress-up birthday parties and a little bit of craft...

random act of lovely

i saw this picture on the meet me at mikes blog (i think) a few weeks ago...

and was inspired to start my own collection of little golden books (i figure im already collecting baby clothes and wooden toys so why not just go all the way)!!

it has been slowly growing...

...and then yesterday i got the loveliest little parcel in my mailbox from Allana!

it was a gorgeous birthday surprise!!! there were two little golden books inside (that i didnt have in my collection). she must be a mind reader!!!

thank you so much Allana for making this girls day! your thoughtfulness is truly inspiring!!

pop over and visit if you arent already a follower... her blog is just as lovely as her!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

this week on ebay...

check out these and more over here xx

p.s - dont forget to enter my giveaway

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

share the love... (a giveaway)!

a giveaway to thank you all for being so fabulous... as promised!! sorry that this has taken so long... hopefully your patience will be rewarded :)!

included in this giveaway is one of my handmade owl softies made with eco felt and vintage fabric PLUS some handmade envelopes and a few vintage goodies (shown in the bottom image is a vintage teatowel and pillowcase). some of the things will be kept a surprise for the winner :)

- be a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post!
- for an extra entry blog about this giveaway

please leave your email address when you comment so i can contact the winner easily
this giveaway will close at midnight on the 20th of September and the winner will be announced on the 21st


Thanks so much for the love you show my little blog - it is muchly appreciated!!!

p.s - two of my favourite blogs are having giveaways aswell - here and here

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

do yourself a favour...

...and go and see this movie.
it is amazing!

Monday, September 6, 2010

birthday love

september has come to be fondly known as 'the crazy birthday month'. most of my closest friends have their birthdays in september as well as my dad and sister! smack bang in the middle of this is my birthday (coming up next week)...! i'll be 25. eek.

i made a grand discovery last night - look at this book!!!! it has all the op shops in brisbane listed in here.. oh my! could it be any more perfect? i am posting this as a not so subtle hint to some of my friends who perhaps read my blog... pretty please?? also if you live in brisbane and love op shopping then this is the book for you. check out more over here

i am also currently having a love affair with vintage (or handmade) wooden toys! i don't know what it is about them but i love the idea that they have been made by hand and loved before. i have no children and no immediate plans to do so but i figure it is never too early to start a wooden toy collection. right? check out some of my favourites here and here...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

scenes from the weekend

saturday afternoon bushwalks, sunshine, fathers day and a little bit of crafting :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

happy mail and op shopping

thanks so much for all your lovely comments after my mini breakdown! haha! i still have not accomplished much, but im feeling better about everything. just one step at a time...

here are some of the lovely things that have been making me smile over the last week :)

some pretty mail from the lovely Jess... i cant wait to try some of that tea!! I'll be popping something in the postbox for you before the end of the week Jess :)!

some french mailing labels and gorgeous gift cards from stephanie as a thank you for a couple of aussie mags i posted over to her last month.

some LOVELY vintage fat quarters to add to my collection that i won in a fabulous giveaway over here :) i really cant wait to get crafting!

and a few op shop treasures that i picked up a few weeks ago but havent had a chance to post about them yet!

have a happy thursday xxx kel