Friday, April 29, 2011

Cheap Japanese Washi Tape - Shhhhhh

As you know a number of Borders stores are closing down have huge minimum 40% off sales. But did you know they sold washi tape! I may have gone a little overboard in my purchase but at these prices I couldn't resist

Car Track and Building Bookcases

(image via here)
Love the car track which continues from the small table top up the wall. And those buildings actually disguise Ikea Billy bookcases. For the full post including the how to head over to Livet Hemma

It's a bookshelf, it's a slide, it's a dinosaur... It's a Casaurus!

Loving this Casaurus (shelf / slide / dinosaur / anything you want it to be) that is doing the bloggy rounds at the moment. Created by Koichiro Hoshino for his senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts - I think every public library in australia should have one (and one for my house please!)





(images via Koichiro Hoshino flickr)
Thanks swissmiss for the original heads up

Pinterest - my week in review

Some of my highlights from Pinterest this week (to see all my pins you can go here):

DIY - Kids Stuff and Activities: rainy day mobile by Minie Co

Wedding Inspiration: Menus from Project Wedding first pinned by V Spencer

Image Inspiration: Summer Daze from Art-Department

DIY Craft: Felt Hearts from A Ladys Finding first pinned by Briana Nesheim

Cards and Stationery and Printables: free alphabet flash cards from Mr Printable first pinned by A Hohns

Have you found some great finds on the web this week that you would love to share? Join in the fun and link your blog post below - and why not check out some of the others while you are there. (PS you don't have to be on pinterest to join in - all non-pinterest addicts are welcome!)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Icy Poles Anyone?

Wondering if i can use this Zoku Quick Pop Maker (apparently in as little as seven minutes right on your countertop without electricity!)

To make this (great idea for kids party):

(image source unknown)

If not - i can always make these with what i have

Then again - with the weather outside in Sydney at the moment - I really feel like one of these:
For the how to - head to Picky Palate 

Ottoman - please give me a home (sydney)

It is with great regret that I have finally accepted our living situation no longer suits my most beloved ottoman. I used to joke that in the event my now husband and I ever broke up - I got the ottoman and he got the rest!
So rather than list it on ebay where someone will buy it for $1 just because it is going cheap - i am offering it you, my lovely readers, or even your friends and family. Cost free (unless of course you want to make a donation in kind!).
 Now to the details. It measures 110cm (long) x 35 cm (high) x 47cm (width):  Has 4 castor wheels, is soft enough to sit on but not look sloppy, perfect height to put your feet on. Has two silver "trays" which swivel 360 degrees or come out if you want. The material is a black one (sorry i know nothing about materials), and other than a few spot marks (which would most likely come out with a tender pat down) it is in great condition. Beautiful as is, or super easy to make a slip cover for.

So - please give my lovely ottoman a new home. It is located on Sydney's north shore. If you are interested - please email me or post a comment - first in best dressed.

My Creative Space - Old Tool Kits

This week finds me re-purposing some old tool kits I picked up at a garage sale last weekend. Will post all the details once I have finished
In other exciting news this morning i am going to enrol in a "learn how to use your sewing machine class" in late May - so expect some sewing goodness to come!
For more Creative Spaces head over to kootoyoo and why not play along!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Blues

Anyone else feel like this?

Present & Correct - Pick 'n' Mix Stamps

When I saw these on Present & Correct's tweet last night I knew i was in trouble! I am loving these Pic n Mix Stamps by Present & Correct (see my previous blog post about P&C here) that are doing the rounds at the moment.





They are only £3.75 each and I am seriously considering #1, #3, #5 and #12 (and maybe #16 while I am at it!)
(PS - I did end up ordering them!!! stay tuned for lots of stampy goodness!)

Wordless Wednesday


For more Wordless Wednesday head over to Faith Hope and a whole Lotta Love

Friday, April 22, 2011

Pinterest - my week in review

Some of my highlights from Pinterest this week (to see all my pins you can go here):

DIY Kids Stuff and Activities: Car and truck stamps for the kids with downloadable template by @punkinpattern

Peg Use: @pleasenote's desk space via @yellow elm - obviously i love the use of the pegs!

Children's Parties and Cakes: a Kit Kat smarty cake- so easy and hides any imperfections on your cake! via Made in Melissa's Kitchen

Image Love: Easter Bunny goes to the beach via Razors on Her Tongue, a body full of Oxygen

Have you found some great finds on the web this week that you would love to share? Join in the fun and link your blog post below - and why not check out some of the others while you are there. (PS you don't have to be on pinterest to join in - all non-pinterest addicts are welcome!)

Hope you all have a safe and happy easter long weekend break.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Indoor Activities for the big kids

As promised here are some rainy day activities for the big kids if the weather isn't so pleasant over your long Easter weekend

Fabric Covered Notebooks by the Brides Diary 

Business Card Holders by the Craft Cupboard via Blue Cricket Designs

Woven Lamp D.I.Y. by Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou via Poppytalk

Indoor Activities for the little ones

So school holidays are well are truly here and the weather is not looking too crash hot for Easter long weekend in Sydney.
So if you find yourself stuck inside - here are some ideas to keep the little ones entertained (will be posting some ideas for us big kids later!)

Balloon Bongo Rice Shakers by Mini-Eco

A Very Hungry Caterpillar egg carton! by Isle Tri

DIY rack track with masking tape by Modern Parents Messy Kids

Or if you are feeling really adventurous - a castle like this one by Chantal Vincent Art

Wordless Wednesday


for more wordless wednesday's head over to Faith Hope and a Whole Lotta Love

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Crochet Blankets from Little Indigo

Crocheting is definitely not on my list of skills (nor my mothers for that matter). For those of you that are in the same boat as me - you can always get one of these gorgeous "and the little dog laughed" crochet blankets from Little Indigo. Measuring 90 cm x 90 cm they are perfect for cots, prams or bed throws - and at only $65 each - they are perfect for that newborn present.


Little Indigo have so many other lovelies in store - check them all out here

Friday, April 15, 2011

Random Etsy Selection

It has been a while since i have posted some of my latest finds on etsy. Here are some i have picked up in the last week or so:

Door Stop - Blue Owl by tiges and weince
(PS i just purchased one of these and can't wait for him to arrive!)

Pattern Stamp Zebra by romantic pink



You can see all my favourites on etsy here

Blog Lovin: Sweet Style by Mrs A in the Cove - Seriously People!

It's been a while since i have done a Blog Lovin post.....
Do you follow Sweet Style by Mrs A in the Cove's blog - if not YOU SHOULD! Leanne styles the most amazing parties and specialises in dessert and candy buffet styling. Her photos are amazing and so full of inspiration and ideas. I mean seriously!


(Cake in the last photo by Jacki from Blissfully Sweet Cakes)

And do you spy those gorgeous personalised gelato spoons in the second last photo - Leanne is now taking orders for these custom stamps- check out all the details here

Beautiful displays and styling aside though, what i love most is how down to earth Leanne is (and this is not to butter her up because she is coming to morning tea at my place next week!) - she is a wife, mum and loves what she does.

Be sure to check her out on her blog, facebook and twitter

Thanks for making me blog happy Leanne.

Pinterest - my week in review

 Some of my highlights from Pinterest this week (to see all my pins you can go here):

 Home Inspiration: sunken trampoline source - yellowshutters first pinned by Sherry @ young house love

Animals: source unknown (if this is your image please let me know!) first pinned by Megan McCave

DIY Kid Stuff: plush alphabet DIY by Chez Beeper Bebe

Image Inspiration: cheat sheet - source 2011.MIGUELGANTIOQUI.tumblr.com first pinned by Cheri


What are your favourite finds this week on pinterest or on the web? easter bunny ears tutorial? a pretty garden? Join in the fun and link your blog post below - and why not check out some of the others while you are there. (PS you don't have to be on pinterest to join in - all non-pinterest addicts are welcome!) bu


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