Monday, 30 January 2012

vintage beds

I brought these beautiful vintage bed frames years ago (even before I was pregnant) from a second hand furniture shop, I must have known I would have two girls! We set them up in the weekend, brought some wooden slats and borrowed some mattresses until our nice new ones arrive. They look even better than what I imagined, love them!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

felt creations

These gorgeous little felt creations are handmade in Zealand, the maker is 'Soft Earth Art', you can buy her beautiful pieces on felt and you can also find her on facebook

My hobby last winter was learning to knit, this year I would love to learn needle felting!

My friend Emma gave Isla the felt acorns, doll and angel for her birthday, they are so beautiful but I was worried they might get lost or damaged by little fingers! I've put the acorns and doll onto a mobile and it's hanging high in Isla's room along with the magical angel...

Friday, 20 January 2012

a party for a princess

My little Isla just turned three, my how the time has flown by! We had a princess themed party for her, I love decorating and baking so I had lots of fun yesterday! I brought three op-shop sheets to make the hanging ribbon garland, made pom poms from serviettes and sugar coated pansy's for her cake. Here a a few photo's from the day...

Friday, 6 January 2012

latest op-shop find

I haven't had much time to op-shop lately, I finally got into a couple yesterday and to my delight I found this gorgeous vintage quilt, it's just the splash of colour I needed to brighten up our bedroom and what a bargain for only $7.oo!...

Thursday, 5 January 2012

blank canvas

This is our progress over the last 18 months, we started one peach and one very small mandarin tree, there were no gardens and the fences were absolutely bare. The first thing Neal did was put in stepping stone to the clothes-line, then we made gardens and planted climbing jasmine and climbing roses on the fences. So I am loving our progress so far, it's getting to how I want it, just need some more flower gardens!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

freshly cut flower

I absolutely love having my own flowers to pick ! It has taken over a year to built my little country style garden, the girls and I are always pottering around outside. Here's some I just cut, displayed in Olive's room amongst her books and toys...

Sunday, 1 January 2012

play kitchen

This gorgeous creation is what Neal made the girls for Christmas! He used an old desk as the base ($10 from a church sale), brass tapes ($5 from a junk shop), stainless bowl from my mum, paint $30, knobs from our old draws, oven handle $8, I made the curtain and the material element (material $2). So the whole thing cost about $55 (and a whole lot of time!)  The girls are having so much fun with it, so cute watching them using there imaginations (shaking an old pot on the element "we're making pop-corn mummy!"