Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Waiting on the floods to come...

In case you're un awares, Brisbane has been hit with some serious rain this past few weeks and only yesterday Toowoomba was devestated by an 8 meter wave of water that exploded from the storm water drains and tore through the main streets (there are still people missing and sadly lives have been lost).
In the next 2 days the flood waters are supposed to hit us in Brisbane and while the Brisbane river is already at incredible highs it is still to rise, near to 4 metres which will put us in a worse situation than the floods in 1974.

So, with the day off with (I thought) 4 days work to follow I was taking it easy. Then I got the phone call from. Nope, sorry we'll be closed for at least the next 2 days (did I mention that Friday is supposed to be the day when the worst will happen?), call us on Friday and see how it's going. That's when the wine came out and since then i've been doing some 'flood craft'. I know it sounds bad  but there really is nothing that we can do except sit and wait (and not drive anywhere!) to see if we're affected by the immenent rising water and with the high tides tonight tomorrow may be different. But for now, it's flood craft and wine drinking time!

 flood bunting..

stay safe xx

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New brooches on etsy!

New blog friends and treasuries!

So in case you didn't see them yet I've added three new pieces to Etsy, i'm doing it gradually with my new set so keep an eye on  Under the stairs studio .
 The new ones have been up for less than a day when my absolute favourite brooch i've ever made was featured in a new denim inspired treasury by lovely Chi from Bon and Chi. She also featured my wee little shop on her blog here, how thoughtful!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New year = new posting regime.

Hi all,
Firstly, good god I've been atrocious at keeping this up to date lately! Seriously, I'm bordering on boring here and that is not what I want to see and I'm betting you definitely aren't keen on that either!

I have no excuses either, just slack, plain as can be.


To get the ball rolling on what I'm hoping will be a productive, fun and potentially sunny {sunny too much? how about not rainy?} year ahead I'm going to go ahead and list what I'm looking forward to...In dot point style of course.
  1. Going back to uni! I'm scared as hell but am so glad I've finally decided what I think my lot is in life that I'm willing to take on all those 17 year olds out there thinking they can rag on the old bird in the front row! Listen closely kids, I'm a mature age student and I'll ask all the flippin' questions I want! {I also can't get enough of delicious stationary and now have a ACTUAL excuse to buy some!!}.
  2. Moving out {again} but this time with the ladies, looking forward to girlie nights in with wine and god awful chick flicks you just can't watch without ridiculous amounts of ridicule in a boy house.
  3. Smashing it out at the gym, gotta get the butt into shape just in case that sun ever decides to shine on down at us again!
  4. Visiting my sister in Sydney as she tackles her newest hurdle, NIDA!
  5. And finally, because it is only the 4th of January after all, getting a new CD player for my car. My current one is just too temperamental.
Well then, I hope you all had wonderful christmas' and new years celebrations and that you're not all back at work yet {unlike some of us}. Hope to hear all about what you're looking forward to and fingers crossed I don't get slack again!!

turning over a new leaf.

Morgan x