Let me start by saying its not You its Me. Its just time we had a little break, it won't be forever I just need some space, seriously and literally I need space and you dear Japanese fabric keep filling up my sewing room so its time to say goodbye for awhile. We have had some great times together, with the children in bed, a nice bottle of wine, scrolling around your categories. Just when I thought I had seen it all you go and surprise me again and the next thing I know I am waiting impatiently for the postman, listening out for the squeak of the front gate, the knock on the door and when it doesn't come I am forlorn. Long weekends are the worst 3 whole days without the possibility of mail, well this is where I draw the line in the sand, enough is enough, farewell dear friend, until we meet again.............
Friday, April 23, 2010
So I have had one of those days where I mistakenly adorned my cloak of invisibility when I left the house, next time I will make sure I wear something a little more noticeable.........
this is my list of "lets ignore a customer" shops of today
1. Muffin Break - 6 staff, 1 other customer, totally ignored by all staff as they huddled round the ovens
2. Jesters - 3 staff, no other customers, staff were having a chat behind the counter totally ignored once again
3. Deli Section Woolworths - 4 staff, no other customers, took my number and waited, totally ignored yet again but all the meat is now very prettily laid out, obviously not for sale though.
The end result I left all stores with no purchases, morning tea was not bought, a treat for the boys was not purchased and my husband has to have tinned tuna on his sandwiches yet again.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Last week I had my very first facebook sale and to my delight some of my customers were fantastic creative people themselves, one such person is Elke who has a made it store Calamity Bolt where she sells the most amazing Hobby Horses like the one pictured above.
Elke also makes hair accessories, clips and bands and her very cute logo was drawn by her daughter when she was 4.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
A small update on my previous post
my father is okay thankyou for your lovely comments
my husband is to be insured heavily
my children are now chained up
I am nursing a mild hangover
I am nursing a mild hangover
Time to kick back, put on some tunes and enjoy the weekend
Take care Everyone
Friday, April 16, 2010
Step 1. Chase your 14mth old as he opens the front gate and runs up your very busy car speeding road
Step 2. Your husband calls to say he nearly ran the fully loaded 170ton truck he is driving off the road
Step 3. Pick up your children from daycare and be told one had escaped during the day
Step 4. Call your mother to have a good cry and be told your father is having a minor heart attack
What a Day!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I am really bad at shopping with a list, if on the rare occassion I do make a list I always forget to take it. So invariably I am left wandering around the supermarket trying to visualise my fridge and pantry while going over what the last few meals were that I cooked.
I hate cooking with a passion, I have been told I am a good cook but I get no enjoyment from it, it is a chore that I despise. I think its not the cooking so much but the what to cook. I stand in front of the pantry for so long trying to think of new and wonderful things to make and in the end I cook the same thing as I did last week. Knowing this when I do the shopping I end up buying the same ingredients over and over and the pantry fills with tins of tomatoes and jars of spaghetti sauce. Then there are the really obscure items that I buy when I am pretending that I will cook something different but dont and then those start to double up.
So for the past two weeks I have been cooking what is in the pantry and not buying groceries. It amazes me that all that food was sitting there just wasting away. However in my determination to empty the pantry we are getting down to a few strange combinations, a mixing of continents and condiments not likely to be seen on the next Master Chef (oh and I hate those cooking shows too).
Now I must be off there is a pan of turkey sausages with dukkah seasoning, tinned tomatoes and water chestnuts waiting to be served.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I am terrified of heights, I cant even make it to the top of the ladder. Its ridiculous, all my logic tells me that I wont fall but I still start to sweat and my knees wobble. This photo always makes me feel ill, just looking at it now I am having a minor panic attack and I'm sitting in a chair on the ground not 69 stories up in the air. I have to go now I am seriously having chest pains.............
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Rather than send the boys to the mines to earn a few dollars I have decided to hold a Facebook End of Season Sale. I am quite new to facebook and have pretty much no idea what I am doing but will give it go anyway! So if you would like to grab a couple of ... dare I say Bargains head on over for my sale tomorrow (Thurs) night at 6.30pm AEST. There will be some end of season stock, some one offs and for the crafty mummas some fabrics and bits and bobs.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Hip Babes. Hip Babes is a great website for parents of children with Hip Dysplasia, my niece had this condition and was in a brace for 12 months. They are now stocking our cowgirl skirts which are perfect for fitting over a brace!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
tree cozies courtesy Salty Knits
Have you heard of 'Salty Knits' ???
Well it is a person or persons who is covering trees, posts, stop signs and the like under the cover of darkness with knitted jumpers, cozies etc.
I love this person/persons, what dedication!! I would be lucky to finish a twig sized garment.
Where do they find the time to knit........