Monday, January 28, 2013


The peak is expected to hit this coming Saturday. We haven't even received the water from out west yet, and this is what downtown looks like.
Thought is was pretty funny to find cattle, horses, guinea fowl, chooks and a camel running around the streets though...

Friday, January 25, 2013

x-cyclones and such

I'm glad it didn't hit as a full-blown cyclone! Imagine what Oswald could have done then! It's the rain that's driving me crazy. Heavy rainfall for the past few days, over 300mls in the last 24 hours.
Thank God for the SES and Swift Water Rescue Team or we would have had some tragic drownings in the area.
The park in front of our house is flooded and the creek beside it has turned into a raging torrent!
There's trees down everywhere, debris is littering the roads and we have no water due to a broken water main.
Our Driveway
Our front Lawn
Thank goodness the rain has let up! I hope we've had the worst of it. I would hate to have been in Townsville or Mackay over the last few days.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Alright. I finally gave in. I finally decided to log my phone onto the instagram site and log my photos, instead of keeping them all to myself. You can find me under the name "kraftypanda" if you wish to see my pics.
Let me know your username and I just might pop by!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Brown Paper Packages...

Owl be seeing myself in this lovely vintage owl mirror I bought on etsy. I'm totally in love and it fits right into my collection!

Monday, January 14, 2013

DIY Solar Light Chandelier

Picked up this nice glass, but totally useless-as-an-electrical-light, chandelier from our local dump shop ($5).
Pulled out all the wiring and fixed up the ends. Found some glass crystals (ex-Xmas stock, only $3 for 8 of them) and attached them to give some sparkle and charm, and then added solar lights ($1 each) using hot glue to keep them in place.
Now I have a gorgeous recycled garden ornament that lights up the path of a night, and all for only $14.00.
Totally stoked!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Meet Schweps

My 2012 Christmas Present!
Schweps is an Eastern Bearded Dragon, a new mate for Pepsi.
He's very social and sweet, beautiful colours, and so much smaller than her. I don't think she minds though. She's the boss now...
Welcome to the family Schweps!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Golden Deer

Little plastic deer statuette from op shop - 50c
Wooden shield cutout from eBay - $1.00
Making a beautiful golden deer shield to hang on my wall - priceless.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tray makeover

You know those old bamboo trays you see in op-shops and garage sales for a few cents?
Here's an idea (link) with what to do with them.
Customize the try for whoever will receive it. I made the mushroom one for myself, and the rose one for my Mum.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pink and Purple

Last nights sunset. Simply stunning!!
What a way to begin a new year!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello 2013

I know I say this every year, but, wow 2012 went by fast!! I hope this year slows down a bit.
Here's to a slower 2013!
(You wait, before we know it it'll be July and half of the year will be over already.)