Saturday, October 30, 2010

The secret of the pear

The answer to the elusive pear mystery (see post on ABCD goody bags) is .... the gorgeous girls (sorry women)at dandi. Some lucky ducks received apples but I'm glad I got a pear. Thanks Leezar, Caroline, Mindi & Manuela.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds

Well not finds per se. Gifts. Goodies. Little treasures popped into the ABCD goody bags. It was a lovely night and while I only managed to chat to a few of the 30+ people there, I met some gorgeous, talented crafty types. Thanks to Steph and Lisa for organising and to all those who ventured out from their sewing machines and computers to say hello. So here are some of the treats that I took home with me.

The gorgeous knitted teacup is from stitchybritt. The fabric bookmark is from we me. The gift tag is from paperlion. But I don't know who provided the lovely pear. I love it! Thank you whoever you are.

x Sarah

Thursday, October 28, 2010

abcd get together

Feeling a bit nervous. There's a get together tonight for artists, bloggers, crafters and designers in Rozelle. So I'll be popping along. Trying to be cool.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

three days til Mathilda's at Paddington

My second Mathilda's Market. My first at Paddington. Getting ready. Busy Busy. If you're coming stop by and say hello! I'm stall number one!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Mr 3 is now Mr 4. But he insists he is a *little* four-year-old NOT a big one. I think that's his way of keeping the cuddles coming.

We had a pirate party for him and enjoyed a full ten minutes of sunshine before the rain came pelting down turning the backyard to a swamp and his glorious cardboard pirate ship into a sloppy mess.

All was not lost though. Four-year-old boys are just as happy scoffing food inside and playing cars as following my itemised plan of pirate-themed games...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds - Coasters

I know. Coasters. But wait. Before you think coasters are just those cork-backed squares with rounded corners and dodgy Constable pictures adorning them, think again. You see I was swooning over the latest collection of inspiration at oh, hello friend and one photo was of some funky coasters which made me think. "Wow, I didn't know coasters could be funky! I thought they were just for people who worried about marks on their veneer furniture." Well how wrong I was. Here are some cool and groovy coasters for your admiration and approval.

x Sarah

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New brooches

Thanks to all who popped by on Saturday. As the wind blew a gale outside we were nice and snug in mum's cosy house sipping tea and munching on chocolate chip cookies.

So, some new things. I snaffled up some lovely lovely buckles and buttons a while back and have started making brooches with them.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds ... on Monday

Okay so it's Monday afternoon and I'm only now uploading my FFF from last week. Shocker. it's all about craft. Craft books that is. There are some fabulous crafty books out there, some of which I am fortunate enough to own and others I can't wait to get my mitts on. (Does mitts have two "t"s, Amy? It looks wrong. But then so does "mits" I know you'll know!)  Without further ado here it is.

x Sarah

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds ... coming soon!?!

Crazy busy at the moment and perhaps a tad disorganised. So Fabulous Friday Finds may be less alliterative and come around on Monday...

Things are taking shape for the shopping day tomorrow. Make stuff. Check. Make chocolate chip cookies. Check. (Eat too many, give some to neighbours. Check) Make another batch of chocolate chip cookies. Check. Make chocolate caramel slice. Check. Take stock to chez mum. Check. There's got to be something else I've got to do...

Oh yes, pick up the kids, feed them, ferry to cricket, watch cricket, bring home, feed again, wash them, read to them and put them to bed.... Nothing to complain about really.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Did I mention a giveaway

It's a week until the twice designs shopping afternoon at chez mum and I've been busy busy making stuff and planning some treats for my lovely friends and supporters. So here are some pics of some of the goodies I will be GIVING AWAY next Saturday.

x Sarah

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds - Suitcases

Just back from holidays and what boring suitcases we have. Actually they're not even suitcases - just some awful bags from the $2 shop and some freebie overnight bags from a major department store. I used to have a fabulous square suitcase when I was a teenager. I wonder where it went. I hope it is being loved....

x Sarah

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds - Bottles

I had so much fun finding ye olde shoppe things last week that I thought I would continue with a focus on bottles. I have a few old bottles myself including a fabulous Fanta one that weighs a tonne! Imagine carrying a crate of them?!

My favourite among this lot - the one labelled *crass*. Now how does that happen?