Saturday, April 30, 2011

And then the rain {and the cold} came!

Has anyone else {in Brisbane} noticed the massive change in the weather lately? I had to physically hunt down my winter clothes I'de packed them away so well at the end of last winter! So in true style I busted out the slippers yesterday while I finished off another morsel of artwork for the impending Bleeding Heart Markets {Friday May 6th!!}.

my ever stylish hoodies for feet {not a word of a lie, that is what they're called!!}

and the yet to be named newest piece of the puzzle.

Opping and Adventuring in Esk

Over the Easter my break my family and I went on a couple of training rides for the Ride to Conquer Cancer that we are taking part in in August. I'm talking 45km rides here, not your average cup of tea for this blogging lady that's for sure! So on with the lycra (?!) and the fuscia coloured bike mits (if i'm going to be forced to wear them they may as well be a cool colour right) and off we set to Esk.

We drove out to Esk, left one car at the caravan park and then took the car with the bike trailer up the Hampton range, to Hampton oddly enough. Only to turn around and ride down the range. Now, you hear down and you think easy but let me promise you, it wasn't all down hill and it definitly wasn't easy!
We may have taken a detour down a closed road (closed for a good reason too as you'll see in the landslide photograph!) but when we finally got back to Esk it was all hot chips, cider, antiquing and cheese platters!
The antique place was amazing and hilarious all at the same time.

My favourite were the copious amounts of stuffed game trophies, they even had fish!! I also stumbled upon a mammoth collection of old (and not so old) 45's. The ones that couldn't be passed up were Boyz 2 Men, Phil Collins and Meatloaf!!

So now we're back to real life and not many more public holidays to look forward to but trust me when I say there will be more biking adventure stories as we get ready for the big 200km in August!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's just bananas!

So I just went to Coles to buy some brain food seeing as I am in struggle town for an essay I'm writing that's due tomorrow. Sounds pretty straight forward, and it was really. I got my lovely neighbor boys some easter treats, grabbed the TP, made sure I had cash for a coffee and hot cross bun on the way home and then it hit me, or rather, they hit me....

It cost me $3,74 for TWO bananas...TWO!!

I hope others out there are as outraged at the cost of two brain fruit bananas as I am.

{an outraged banana}

Monday, April 18, 2011

Just a quick one...

Do any of you ladies {and gents?} know of any fabulous opshops in Toowoomba? I'm going adventuring on Wednesday with my sister and mum and REALLY want to get some delicious bargains!
Please help if you can!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

closing time..

I've been SO sick and it friggin sucks. I havn't been able to do anything except take cold and flu drugs and sleep and watch bad tv and you know what, life is BAD when that starts getting boring! So I started doing some new work, possibly for the Bleeding Heart Markets, possibly for a show some of the work kids and I are sorting out for August or possibly just so that I don't go completely off the rails!

Here is one, there are others that I will slowly put up for show. Please let me know what you think tiny dancers!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bleeding Heart Markets

Come along to the first of the Bleeding Heart Gallery City Markets on May 6th for a coffee, a chat, some fantastic crafty presents and inspiration!
Trudy and I will be there with bells on and new creations, come say hello x

Monday, April 11, 2011

Jimmy Eat World - Sweetness

my favourite ever in the whole world.

This weekend

Was fabulous! Friday we go our marks back for our first piece of assesment this year, full marks thankyou very much! God i'm awesome, haha! Well it made me feel like that anyway!

Saturday I got to rock out to these guys,

best night ever!!

Sunday I got to paint my nails with the elusive Katy Perry OPI nail polish,
 it's all coming up Morgan!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Getting SO good at procrastination

I think it might just turn into an art. On the upside I have just spent the last couple of hours getting re-aquainted with the old friend etsy and have made my newest treasury with a school/ uni theme no less! Please check it out, see what you think..."back to school"

Ride to conquer cancer

Hi everyone out there in the blog universe, 

In case you hadn't heard on the grape vine, I will be participating in an event called The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer in a team called the Sprocket Rockets (mum picked the name!) with my mum, dad and youngest sister. The money we raise will be benefiting the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, worldwide leader in cancer research and discovery. Through this event, I can help prevent other families from having to struggle with this disease.

The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer is a 2-day bike ride, over 200 km, throughout Queensland scenic countryside from August 20-21. Crazy, uh?! Me, riding 100 km two days in a row, with thousands of other people. As you can image, riding that far is not going to be a simple feat for me. I'll have to train and get in shape. But I'm excited that I can finally do something this big in the fight against cancer.

I hope you all can understand why this is so important to me.. My goal is to raise $2500 and I really hope some of you at there might be able to help me get there or hey, even beat it. It's hard asking my family and friends for money believe me! But this cause and this event are very important to me. I hope that you can donate $50, or as much as you are able. I figure if everyone on my list donates $50, I'll meet my goal. All the proceeds benefit the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and will move us forwards in the race to hopefully conquer cancer.

Today being April 6th is actually what we call Epic Impact Day. It’s one day with one simple goal: to have everyone make an epic impact in the conquest of cancer. Whether it’s $10 or $10,000, the money you raise will be put to immediate use by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, a worldwide leader in cancer research and discovery.

Epic Impact Day is THE day to show your support for the cause. Encourage your friends and family to do their part in the battle to end cancer and give from the heart on Epic Impact Day, April 6.

If you feel like you might want to donate, whether it be money or time as Crew or as a new rider to join our team please take a look at my Ride blog on the official website. There you can follow links to donate, get mroe info or just look at some of the awesome photos and video from last years ride!

Please pass this link on to anyone you might think would be interested even just to know about the ride, the more who know, the better chance we;ve all got!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I feel I have let you down ole' blue.

for this is what happens when I don't do suitcase rummage for 2 whole months (!!) because someone crazily decided to go back to uni and then shit hit the fan with the boy and things weren't functioning so hot for a while there. Well, never fear! Ole' blue will be back in action soon enough with new bits and bobs, keep an eye out for phat (that's right, phat with a ph!) felty necklaces and new vintage style cushions to use however you please!

I will also be making an appearance at the newly instated Bleeding Heart Markets on May 6th with one lovely lady who goes by the name Trudy Florence. It's going to be a most awesome day and more info will come very soon so keep your eyes peeled!

For now though it's peace out tiny dancers!! Time for a bit of good wine and crap TV!

All I want for christmas is...

... or just plain cos i'm wishing hard for it!

see more wishes at my work aka GoMA (the gallery of modern art if you're not 'hip to the groove' like nanna here!

A friend to stay

Late last week we had a wee friend come and stay the night, her owner friend had to go out of town for work so Molly became my study buddy! She's pretty cute stuff, even if she is a teeny tiny little bit not the brightest crayon in the box...

she definitly helped me study though, first exam in 8 years (and i'm pretty I only got three questions wrong) , check!

Friday, April 1, 2011

My week in 6 - revisited!

SO this week has been a nightmare in regards to uni work and i've JUST handed in assignment number 1 for the fortnight and am allowing myself a wee bit of indulgent internet trawling and cyber faux shopping (faux because I don't actually have any cash to spend that's not plastic and we all know that's a slippery slope!).

Fisrt off I stopped by ModCloth and stumbled upon possibly the most amazing cardigan ever!
nautical themed AND sequins?! what could be better right?

also found on ModCloth this dress also got a sneaky look in because it's just SO cute, i'm not sure how well it would go no we're headed into autumn/winter but I could probably save it until spring or get out the black tights!

Over to Princess Polly then and who doesn't love a good playsuit?!

Topshop came next even though I know the likelyhood of my actually buying anything from there is ridiculous, a girl can dream! And dream I did!!

So innapropriate but so so so sooooo fabulous!!
And I couldn't even find these ones in the shop online but just had to add them in even if they were just the banner image for the shoe department!

Finally, even though my nails are well in need of a manicure I thought I would share my newest (and possibly pretty shameful but you judge silently!) girl crush...and her awseome new nail polish colours from OPI.

i do love her.

and if anyone knows where I can get my hands on these babies please don't hold out on a girl!