Thursday, May 12, 2011

My creative space - nom nom nom

Hungry much?  Feel like one apple?

Or two pears?

Perhaps you'd like three plums?

Or four strawberries?

But maybe you are still hungry.... so you might want some cake!

And some cherry pie!

Or how about a slice of fresh juicy watermelon?

But that's enough sweets for the day.  Now you feel like a pickle!

And some salami and a sausage!

Are you going to finish off with a leaf?

I've been pottering away getting everything made for the Hungry Caterpillar book.  It's what I did while I was away camping!  My sister joined in on the fun too.  Here's what she's made so far...

I started on the ice cream cone the other day.  

Now to figure out how to do the ice cream bit....

Only a few more things to make now.  Then I need to make the caterpillar and butterfly!!

To join in pop over to Kirsty's.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chop chop

So I got my hair cut today.  Monumental for me.  Normal for some others.  Considering I've only had one haircut in two years, I think that could sum up my fear of hair cuts.  I don't trust my fellow hairdressers.  I've seen far too many poor skills.  But today I got over it and went and saw a hairdresser that I have heard about from friends for YEARS.  I had to wait a few weeks to see him.  But I needed a few weeks to get my head around it.


It was just long, floppy, dry, stringy, gross, knotty.  It had to go.  It had no shape.  It was pretty much not acceptable, especially for a hairdresser.  Come on, I'm supposed to have awesome hair right?


Now it has shape.  It feels amazingly healthy - especially compared to how it previously felt.  It will take half the time to dry.  Funny thing is, he took SIX INCHES off... and it's still reasonably long.  He probably could have taken more length off, but considering the first thing he heard from me was "I hate having my haircut, I don't trust hairdressers and I'm freaking out", I think he played on the safe side.  I'll probably be braver next time :)

Need to work on that side fringe though.  It's all floppy.  Not used to sitting like a fringe should.  I'll whip it into shape in a week or two.  It won't know what hit it.

What are YOU scared of, and have conquered to some degree?  

I'm also petrified of having a baby.  I'll be conquering that one next year :)


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Flea Market Finds - history

So this weeks find, is once again thanks to my fantastic Nanna.  

Because once again, she has held onto something FOREVER.  Hoarding comes in handy sometimes...

And I am again at the receiving end of her 'cleaning out' efforts.

This suitcase belonged to my Great Great Grandfather.  He used to be a Train Driver, and this was the suitcase he would take on the train with him to work.... because he used to drive the train from Brisbane to Sydney you see.. so he needed to take a few days worth of clothes and supplies with him.

This suitcase is about 150 or so years old.  I definitely will be taking good care of it, and have a safe spot for it to live.

Isn't it delightful?

Pop over to Sophie's to join in.