Friday, November 30, 2012

Twitter-er Update

Here's my little Blue, he's so grown up now!
Just look at those pretty red feathers on his head. I think he might be crossed with an Eastern Rosella somehow...
He's starting to fly. Last night he flew right across the room to get to me. Time to cut his pretty little wing I think... Pity, but it has to be done to protect him.
He's eating seeds, fruit and vegetables now, but still has a bit of baby bird formula every now and again to "top up."

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

10 things making me Smile

1. Fresh flowers. Oh how I love Spring!
2. My new owl bedspread which is light and soft and fluffy.
3. Finding pretty things while walking the dog.
4. Owl solar lights.
5. Making Christmas wreaths for my two best friends and having them received with happiness!
6. Playing with baby birds. These guys are Cockatiels.
7. Browsing Christmas decorations in the shops.
8. Visiting frogs.
9. Finishing a pair of shoes for another friend.
10. and my favourite - A tawny who thinks he's camouflaged! Can you spot him?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Mum!!

Happy 60th Birthday to the most wonderful Mother I could ever wish for!!
Remember Mum, you're only as old as you feel. Hugs!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Before -
A regular old trash bin.
After -
A golden basket to hold my favourite wrapping papers.
Inspiration -

From here.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tawny Frogmouth

I'm looking after a fledgling tawny frogmouth until he's strong and old enough to be released.
The people I got him from (who finally realized he needed proper care) had hand-raised him a for a few weeks after he had fallen from his nest, so he's quite social and affectionate.
Hopefully we can get him nice and strong and in a few months he'll be ready to take flight and make his own way in the world. Well, in the nature reserve next to our house anyway.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


1.Cricket. handmade bunting. thrifted ceramic deer. honey-eaters. 5.pitcher plant. 6.storm clouds over maccas. 7.bathing cap in shop window. 8.reupholstered chair and cushion in shop. 9.port wine magnolia flower. 10.KC the Maine Coon cat.

Friday, November 9, 2012


Blue is doing really well. In fact, he's thriving! More feathers are coming out and a lot more fluff has appeared. His throat and crop are still pink skin though.
He's eating like a little champion and since his eyes have opened fully has bonded with me. He's up and about most of the day now, sleeps right through the night and is finding his feet. He sits on me and grooms himself after every meal, as well as a good stretch of the wings, legs and neck.
Yep, he's fast becoming a very vocal and loved member of the family.

Monday, November 5, 2012


I do love a good op-shop run!! Recently found is this beautiful hand-made quilt wall hanging for my kitchen.
This wonderful already made cross-stitch kitty.
A gorgeous handmade cushion complete with lady beetle button.
And a hand painted owl hanging made from wood.
What have you found lately?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Meet Blue

So I got a knock on the door at 7am this morning. There stood my neighbor with a large box, and inside was a tired, dehydrated cute-ugly little parrot chick which her dog had found while out walking.
Oh my, such a helpless little thing! How could we say "no"?
I've narrowed down his species to either a pale-headed rosella or a galah. I'm thinking it's a rosella though.
Improvisation managed to get some food and liquid into him until the pet shop opened at 9 and I could get some granivore baby formula.

So yeah, I've got a busy few weeks ahead of me, but so far he's proving an absolute delight. I've named him Blue, after the macaw in "Rio" and after the tiny blue pinfeathers starting to appear on his wings.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Favorites

It's been a while since I've done a FF post. Here we go!!
Love Maine Coons!!
Mrs.Brown as a man, along with the daughter Cathy who is actually his wife in real life!
If I ever bought an Infinity car...
Love roses and hostas!
There is one week a month that I NEED this for breakfast...
These blew my mind!!
I need this Tea for One set from Typo...
A pet fox on a leash!!! Squeeee!