Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bicycle times

I'm riding my bike to work for the first time EVER today and I'm nervous as anything and think that I'm probably leaving far too much time to get there {safe!} and shower, coffee etc but I don't care, that's just how I am.

{lovely atumn bike photo from}
Will post tonight/ tomorrow with how it all pans out, fingers crossed people!!

Birthday treats!

So generally Brisbane isn't the coldest place to live ever but I promise you, this morning is double freezing with a side of frostbite!
{perhaps I don't deal with the cold very well and may be exagerrating a teeny tiny little bit but even so, it is unusually cool for the back end of winter!}

But last night I recieved a super belated birthday treat in the mail all the way from Norway, which I was super looking forward to because I love reading her letters, the phone just doesn't cut it these days and hand written letters is where it's at.

Here are some quick snaps of the birthday treats I recieved, all handmade and extra lovely because of it!

Although the feather necklace will have to wait for a special occasion, the friendship bracelet was put on immediatley and from now until forever will only be taken off for showers.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Well hello nanna!

It was my day off and i'm treasuring those days off as uni goes back all too soon! However, this one was spent sewing and pinning, ironing, baking and generally being a wee bit suzie homemaker.

Working on finishing the vintage cushions and testing out covering gift cards with vintage fabric whilst vanilla butter cookies bake and cher is rollin' with the homies on tv {clueless, in case you were clue less...}.

 vintage fabric covered gift cards...they're a work in progress.

 it doesn't look organised but I know where everything is..

all packed and ready to go!

Friday, July 15, 2011

May I just remind you...

That it is FRIDAAAAY!

and regardless of the fact that I have to work until stupid o'clock tonight i'm still excited because

a) I get to spend it with one lovely Laura face from kit and nancy fame.
b) I get to see Parades tonight, for free!...whilst getting paid!!


c) I just found the cuteset shirt in the universe and if I wasn't so skint it would most definitly be my next purchase!

So lets get on with it and ice the cake that was this week!

(photo from

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Don't you know, things will change, if you go your way?

Can you hold on for one more daaaay?

So today I slept in, for the third day in a row {i know, i know, lazy lazy!} but then hit the cinema for the first time in probably 2 months and saw Bridesmaids. Now I realise that I'm probably a little late getting on this bandwagon but OH MY GOD! I have not laughed in a movie that much in I can't remember how long! Seriously my cousin and were pretty much rolling down the aisles with laughter, I might have the beginnings of a six pack just from the laughing I swear.
To top it all off probably one of my most favourite songs ever featured in a HUGE way, so good!

Anyway, when I got home I was all pumped from the movie and the music and the cupcakes and the coffee and the frozen cokes so I sat my self down in front of the sewing machine which is what I've been meaning to do teh WHOLE of the past three days off and actually made the first of the many vintage fabric cushions I have planned for the up and coming Red Hill Fair {July 30th!}.

First time I've ever put a zipper in anything and I don't have tickets on myself or anything but I am an actual genius! See for yourself!

Ta Daa!

Anyway, like I said, the first of many. All vintage, including the zipper!

I also finished off another button necklace creation, this time in green! What do you think?

I cannot wait for the fair, more on that in my next post!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Worst blogger ever

It's true, i'm not sure how long it's been but I think I can safely say minimum one whole month since I last posted. My bad.

But I have been busy, I swear! Exams. Uni. Work. etc. you know the drill.

Now though I have new things to show and some old ones that I'm falling for again.


 this will soon be a necklace, similar to the one below.

 just picked up some stock from the Bleeding Heart gift shop, this was always one of my favourites.

along with this one :)