Thursday, October 28, 2010

Owl About Thursday

Welcome to the second edition of Owl About Thursday!
After the Pumpkin Patch post I did yesterday, I thought today I would share some great Halloween owl tutorials, including some awesome DIY costumes you can make for yourself or your little ones!! As usual, click on the pictures and they'll take you to the original website where you will find the patterns and instructions!Don't forget to check back next week for more cutie hooties!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

One of the things I love about Spring in Australia, is that up in the Northern Hemisphere it's Autumn and the pumpkin harvest is in full swing! I love pumpkins! Pumpkins to pick, pumpkins to eat, and pumpkins to sew, make and create!
Here's my little pumpkin patch:Pumpkin Pin Toppers! In a pumpkin pincushion, of course...
Also some yummy pumpkin scones fresh from the oven.And because I can, here's a few of my favourite pumpkin tutorials and patterns from around the web. Just click on the picture and it'll take you there!Don't forget to check back tomorrow for Owl About Thursday!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Treasure

Today I have something extra special to show you. Something extremely beautiful and delicate, and not without a tragic love story.
These are Venus Flower Baskets -They are seriously lovely to look at up close. You can see the amazing workmanship and love that has gone into producing such a glass like cocoon.Here's the story, click to see it bigger:If you look close, you can even see the claws left behind by the trapped parent shrimps.Terribly fragile, as I was photographing them, I unluckily had some small shards came off and stick into my hands and arms. So I'll be spending the next hour with tweezers pulling them out. Ouch!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blooming Pink

Ahhh Pink... Everything in the garden is pink this time of year.Even in the tree tops!What colours are you seeing in your garden?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Owl About Thursday

Anyone who knows me, knows I love owls. What crafty person doesn't?! So I'm going to start a weekly blog post that will show off some sort of owl, from my own collection to Internet finds and photos I've taken of owls about town. So Welcome to my first Owl About Thursday!
This little guy is my original, the one who started my love affair with all things owly.I found this broach way back in the mid naughties, in an op shop for only 50 cents. I snapped him up, and thus my birdy passion was born! Isn't he wonderful?Anyone is more than welcome to join in, just let me know so I can visit and drool over whatever owl you have on show!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Treasure

This week's theme will continue with my treasures from the sea. A small collection of sea urchins that I've found and bought over the years.The large one in back is one that I've recently purchased, as it has a purple hue that is just so gorgeous, I couldn't resist! Most in my collection I have found, but my favorites are the ones that have kept their spikes and spines. I've collected them from all over the eastern beaches of Australia. Most still have sand in them!
Here's some more information on sea urchins, if you're interested in learning more about them.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Home Again

I had been thinking of seeing a surgeon for quite some time, but this wonderful post from Gillian of Silly Gilly really got me thinking, so I booked an appointment, and after 4 months in the making, my operation is now over and done with! A few days stay in hospital, and I was allowed home this morning to recuperate and heal. Pity that my operation happened the day before my birthday, I can't recall most of anything that happened during the first and second day, but I know I am so much smaller and happier! The weight that was pulling my shoulders down is no longer there, and I can lift my neck without too much hurt, which should get better with time. My Doctor took almost 2 kgs, and wow what a difference! To think I had been carrying an extra 2 bags of sugar around my neck! I have gone down from a G to a large C, and the difference it makes is just incredible. And you're right, Gilly, I too am amazed at how much my boobs don't hurt! Anyone thinking of having this operation done, don't hesitate!
Now to get back into the swing of life, with a much lighter load...

Friday, October 8, 2010

WIP's finished!

Finally, all my Christmas stitcheries are completed!!Now all I have to do is match some festive fabric and post it all down to the wonderful Teresa, who said she'd sew it all together for me! Ahh Teresa, you're a God-send! It would take me way too long to sew it all by hand!