Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's the last day of November...

...and the last day of Spring. You know what that means ladies! It's time for your husband's to do some last minute Spring Cleaning and shave off their Mustache's for Movember!!I can just hear the sigh of relief from Aussie women tonight, including this little lady!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Owl About Thursday

I know it's been awhile, but I've been a busy little bee, buzzing along madly this past week trying to organize myself in time for Christmas.

Today I have to share two very special things, which only arrived in the mail a few short hours ago! The first is from Sue, who asked if I would swap some Pumpkin Pins. Owl Bunting, anyone?! You bet!!!!!
(Click picture to enlarge and admire and be jealous)

Sue, you've done an amazing job!They are awesome, and look so good hanging on the curtains in our entertainment room! The cats are loving playing with the little stars you popped in the envelope, and I'm finding them everywhere now! lol

My other little package is from Melody. She contacted me a few weeks ago saying she'd found a little something, a present from one animal lover to another. Isn't that the sweetest thing?! Look what she sent me!Oh Melody, he's such a cute little hoot!He's going to feel right at home with my little collection of Glass Owls (Which I'll showcase in another Owl About Thursday.)
Until next time!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Owl About Thursday

Welcome to another edition of Owl About Thursday! This week I'm sharing some owls I've found about town.
These sets of towels, hand towels and face washers are at Target for $24.The blue set was the last one, and the face washer had been a little bit damaged, so it'd been reduced to $5.95! Bargain! It's mine now.

These Owl Bookends, Owl picture frame and Owl Clock can be found for sale in Spotlight.You can find these Owl gift bags at your local newsagents, along with matching greeting cards and wrapping paper!And this gorgeous Glasses/Gadget case can be found in selected Newsagents, along with a matching Keyring.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Treasure - Finale for 2010

Well everyone, Clare is bringing her days of hostess to a close, and even though the wonderful Melody is taking up the task, I think I'll stick with Clare and leave it until the festive season is over. I have so many more treasures to share with you, not just from the Sea and nature, but they'll have to wait.
Clare, this Treasure is especially for you to share with your kids - I just know they'll love it!

Years ago when I was 5 or 6, I had a pet. His name was Maxamillion, and he lived in a fish tank half full of water. He was an electric bright blue colour. Every night, he would pick up the pebbles in the bottom of his tank, walk them to the other end, and make a wall on one side. One night he built it so high, he escaped, and my Dad nearly stepped on him! We kept a lid on the tank from then on, just in case. When we moved to Queensland, Max came with us in his tank in the back of the car surrounded by our cat and dog and luggage. Every few months, Max would grow too big for his skin, so he'd shed it. The first time it happened, we thought he'd died, then Mum realized he was hiding down the opposite end and we've laughed about it ever since. My Mum kept the skin shells, drying them out on kitchen paper and keeping them in our display cabinet. When he finally did pass away, we got another, and named him Max the Second. He lived just as long, with just as much personality.

Max and Max II were Blue Yabbies! Known in QLD as Crauchies and in WA as Marron, these guys make awesome pets!
Here's the biggest skin I own. I'm not sure who's skin it is, Maxamillion or Max2.Here it is on my hand for comparison:You can still find them today for sale in pet shops. I highly recommend them as a child's first pet, but make sure they know how to pick them up behind the nippers so they won't get pinched!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Owl About Thursday

The weeks are going so fast - too fast!! Christmas will soon be here, can you believe it?!
So for this weeks Owl About Thursday, I'm not only going to show you one of my owls, but include some links to Christmas Owls to make, with plenty of time left to get them finished before the big day!
My owl clock, a Christmas present received two years ago from my Mum. Isn't it simply gorgeous?! I love its beautiful quiet quartz "tick" that's never bothered me or kept me awake at night, unlike other clocks I've known.

Now onto the promised Christmas Owl Links, simply click on the picture and it'll take you there!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Treasure

Two Sea Treasures today, I'm not exactly sure what they are. I think they're dried jellyfish, but one of them might be a mermaid's purse of some kind.Next time I go to the beach, I must take them back with me to the shell museum, maybe someone there can tell me exactly what they are. Nevertheless, they're treasures to me, from the sea!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Warming Up...

I've finished stitching up a few of my own original designs. I can't show anything just yet, but here's a sneaky peak -I also entered a competition over at Lynette Anderson designs, and won a bundle of Lynette's new range of fabrics! I'm enjoying playing around with them and seeing what ideas might come to me. The weather is getting hotter and more humid by the day, which means I'm stuck in the air conditioning and not able to do much outside. A few friends of mine have been very busy in the warmer weather though! Check out the male fig bird sitting in his newly constructed nest. -And there's Curlews (aka bush thick-knees, or bush stone-curlews) nesting in our church grounds!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Owl About Thursday

Better late than never, welcome to another addition of Owl About Thursday!
Another owl in my personal collection, this sweetie was a Christmas present a few years back.Look, she opens up into a jewelry box -Even better in person, she is one of my favourites, and is useful as well as stunning to look at!Oh, and check out Lisa's gorgeous visitor from the other night! See a resemblance..?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday Treasure

In keeping with our theme, this is my small collection of dried starfish -A few are missing from the photo, but I can't seem to find them...
I love the small one in front, my most recently acquired starfish, a present from Jo in Tasmania.Check out the detail on its underside! Just amazing!