I woke up this morning thinking, i’d really like to paint my nails. It’s been forever since I made a bit of effort with my nails. In fact I think i was when I was pregnant and I asked hubby to do my toenails because I couldn’t see properly to reach past my belly. Since it’s thong weather (i’m talking about shoes here people) I thought it might be nice to have some pretty toes on show. How hard could it be? I just needed to keep Mister E entertained for fifteen minutes and i’d be done. Mental note… don’t leave favorite, most expensive Christian Dior lipstick in reach of toddler while I am concentrating on something. I had my back turned, well bent down painting away at the nails and next thing you know there are little smooshed lipstick fingerpaints all over the child, the sofa, the mirror. Have you ever tried to get lipstick stains out? Damn that stuff sticks! It took me ten minutes of scrubbing just to get his belly clean. That’ll teach me to try and do my nails. I only got halfway through… I’ll be wearing closed shoes today afterall.
Archive for November, 2010
I got out the Gocco printer and made my Christmas cards this week. If I make sure I have an afternoon nanna nap I have enough energy to stay awake at night and do this fun stuff! Gocco is this cute little japanese machine which you can create mini screen prints on. I spent a couple of hours drawing up a design then once the screen was made I churned out two dozen cards ready to write and post this week. I hope i have made enough! I was thinking about selling them on etsy, I probably won’t get around to it this year, but will be more organised for next years Christmas card buying frenzy.
I came across this idea in a magazine a few days ago and just had to try it. Covering plain Christmas baubles with sheet music paper. I went down to one of the local op-shops (this time it was Anglicare on high street in Freo). I found a book of music and three baubles for $2.50. Bargain! It’s easy to do if you don’t mind the gluey sticky fingers. Just tear up the paper and layer on the strips, with loads of glue. Making sure to rub out all the bubbles and creases.
I have been admiring our little garden over the past few months. I found a photo of how it was when we moved in and couldn’t believe how much it has grown in just over a year. We planted most of the natives from little seedlings we bought at the Apace Nursery in North Fremantle for just 75 cents each. I can’t take much credit for the garden, it’s all Robbie, but I am just happy I get to appreciate it. Our kangaroo paws are nearing their end this season, they sprung up gloriously, massive stems with deep red and yellow blooms. They’ve lasted for months and even though they’re waning I think we’ll ba able to enjoy them for a good few weeks yet.
Made this yamee yameeee cake today (Little Man’s words, not mine). I got a thrill from using my kitchenaide again. I’ve made three cakes with it so far which makes them about $266 each! I need to make more cakes. This one is another goodie from Jude Blereau. It won’t last long with two hungry boys in the house.
Huge apologies for not posting for… well… AGES! Lots has been going on here, we’ve had a trip to Melbourne, a home invasion (eeek, awful), and a pregnancy (not so awful now the morning sickness has passed). We are over the holiday and the break-in, and just getting into the pregnancy (four months along now). I have managed to do a couple of constructive things amongst all the chaos. Tonight I am excited to be going along to a little crafty group organise by some mum’s from Mister E’s playgroup. Our ‘stitch and bitch’ session will be a good chance for me to complete this little embroidery project I have had so nearly almost finished for the last four months.
I printed a stock image (illustrated by LittleLion on iStock.com) and have traced it onto some cotton. I will frame it for little man’s room when it’s all done. Don’t you love the little tin that I keep the threads in? I bought it full of cute little buttons at the antiques and collectors fair earlier this year.
Hopefully I will be done soon and can post the completed piece.
I promise to post again soon, thanks for being patient with me!