Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dec in Instagram

1. Peter-Pan just chillin'. 2. Trip to the beach. 3. Homemade Xmas Cake. 4. Roses. 5. Making Xmas Lunch. 6. Lizard-sitting Leelo the bluetongue for a friend. 7. Xmas decorations. 8. Xmas presents opened (owl score!) 9. Tawny half awake. 10. Owl jewelry stand. 11. Celeste. 12. Pretty Sunset.

Thursday, December 27, 2012


The new Typo cuckoo clock I received for Xmas.
And my new Typo deer.
I think teal is the in colour!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a fantastic day filled with family, friends, fun and food!!
Family Portrait - Diego, Jasper, Cricket and Peter-Pan.
From our family to yours - Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Lights

Christmas is almost here, and it's time to go check out the Christmas lights!
I love Christmas lights!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last minute Xmas Crafting

I got the urge to make something more last night, so I made this -
A winter scene that won't melt.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Bokeh & Lizard Christmas Trees

With my new camera, I finally figured out how to make bokeh!!
I am so happy, I love this effect!
And look what I scored at the op-shop.
A lizard-sized Christmas tree!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Leila the Elf

I found a new costume at the op-shop.
It was meant for teddy-bears, but it fits my precious kitty cat perfectly.
And best of all, Leila doesn't mind posing in it for the camera!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pictures with Santa Claus

I took Jasper to see Santa this year. Talk about being his busy season, the lineup was huge!!
Santa said that Jasper was the best behaved child so far... in fact, he loved her!! But then, who wouldn't adore a lizard in a Christmas hat?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DIY Forest Diorama Bauble

Take some plastic clear baubles, some little trees and deer, some fake snow and a hot glue gun and you've got -
Cutie-pie little forest dioramas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bah, Humbug...

With one week left to go, a certain family member isn't so sure he's ready to be so festive...
Bah, humbug!

Disclaimer: No wildlife was harmed in the making of this picture.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Crafting

I can't sit around and do nothing while there's Christmas crafting to be done!
I've made our front door a wreath to match our Aussie tree, and the one I created for a friend -
I've made a felt mitten garland using ricrac and owl ribbon -
I made a little owl clay ornament for Liz!
Also a little winter wonderland house scene that glows when you turn it on -
What have you been making?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Golden Dinosaur Ornies

Here's a simple and fun idea. You know those plastic dinosaurs that you find in toy baskets in op shops, or even in your own home?
  1. Collect the ones you want and spray paint them gold.
  2. Get some wire and pliers, and push your wire into the dino's back until secure enough. I used jewelry bits with loops in already but you could easily curl the wire around to make a loop yourself.
  3. Now simply cut your clear thread to size and tie a knot in the end.
They're ready to hang and enjoy!
Of course, you could use any sized and type of plastic animal, like kitties, or farm animals.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Shabby Christmas Tree Tutorial

Has anyone else noticed all the beach-themed Christmas crafts around lately? I've also noticed some beautiful drift-wood Christmas trees. Too much work for me, but it sparked an idea.
  • Branches of your choosing
  • Pruning shears
  • Scissors
  • Spray Paint in your colour choice
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Twine or string
  • Cardboard
  • Floral foam
  • Pot or container of your choice
  • Artificial moss or some other ground cover (I used wool)
  • Artificial birds and mushrooms or whatever you wish.
1. First, start by finding the perfect branches and pruning them to your desired length to create a Christmas tree effect. Secure your "branches" to your main "trunk" with hot glue, and then twine or string.
2. Paint your chosen container whatever colour you wish, or leave as is. Allow to dry.
3. Take your floral foam and cut to size of your container and secure into it with some hot glue. Push your Christmas tree into the foam and secure again with hot glue.
 4. Cut your cardboard to fit around your tree and whatever pot you've chosen, and secure it down with hot glue. Now spray paint your cardboard the same colour as your container, or green. Wait until dry, then cut any over-lap.
5. Now attach your artificial moss or other chosen "base." I chose wool and wrapped it in a spiral effect, securing with more hot glue.
6. Add your decorations! I put two toadstools at the base of my tree, along with a fungus owl I found in an op shop and some birdies I picked up at a cheap shop. You can always add a star on the top if you wish.
I adore my finished tree, and it looks good simply standing on it's own!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Giveaway Winner

Thankyou random number generator. The lucky winner is Peg from Happy in Quilting!
Well done Peg! your little wreath will be winging it's way to you soon, along with some other goodies!
Thankyou to everyone who entered and to Melody for putting it onto her blog.