Sunday, 20 April 2014

I think I am sorted now!

I have managed to unpack the boxes and have found homes for most of it!
It is a smaller room than the last house, and I will have to get the sewing machine out of the cupboard when I want to use it... but at least I can sit and play and find stuff again.
I have to admit that if I don't see any boxes or have to move for some time, it will be a good thing! LOL Now I can spend some time playing and catching up on all the things I have missed in the last few months!
and look what was on my neighbours washing line?  A kookaburra, what a fluffy beauty he was!
I think he is quite young and he didn't seem to phased by me taking photos of him from every available angle.  I thought there might be some living around here as they doing their laughing their heads off bit early every morning and it sounds like it is in my back garden.

Thursday, 3 April 2014


Yes, I am surrounded by boxes... the packing is coming along quite nicely and as you can see, I have been busy! LOL

This is some of the scraproom pile... 

and the poor cats are scared they will be left behind by accident and have taken to spending their days in the cage just to make sure they go too! :)

This is the new house... 6 kilometres from the one we are in at the moment.
The view of Brisbane from the deck.

The deck looking back into the lounge.
So we move next Tuesday... wish me a nice smooth relocation and I will be back once I have unpacked all the those boxes and made it look like home!!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

T on Tuesday

I am joining Elizabeth and the lovely Bleubeard for T on Tuesday... with a frothy coffee! I still Treat myself to one of these once a day, even though I am dieting. (see, I got the T in there?) You have to have something nice to look forward to, don't you?  
This is what is outside my rental house here in Brisbane.... yes, our landlord has decided to sell the house so we have been pretty busy finding a new house to live in!!  It is sorted now though, and we move on the 8th April so you can have one guess what I am doing.....
Yes, I am packing... one of my all time favourite pass times.... not!!
and I thought I would finish up with a photo of Pandora
and one of Tom-Tom... don't laugh... but I had to supply photos of them when applying to rent a house.... LOL I have as yet to figure out why they would need to know what they looked like!!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

WOYWW 248 OMGosh... is it really?

Well, this is my work desk this Wednesday morning so I am going to join Julia for What Is On Your Work Wednesday, I have been playing with my sewing machine and new toy - an overlocker!!  They had them on special at our local Spotlight and it just ended up in the trolley somehow!!
So I found this lovely fabric with a very Graphic 45 feel about it and decided to update my kneeling stool that I use in front of my scrap desk.
and there was enough material to make an apron to stop ink and paint getting on my clothes
and I trimmed some old cleaning cloth fabric with the heads so now I have this pretty set at my desk.  
and here is my new overlocker with the little mat and thread catcher I made for it,
and matching cover to keep the dust out.
Looking forward to visiting desks, haven't been able to do so for a few months, so have missed loads I am sure.  

Sunday, 2 March 2014


Here is the saw blade I found on the side of road, pretty unrecognisable now!
This is what it looked like.
Close up of one of the Tim Holtz angel wings and some of the cogs.
The cogs were all made from chipboard and either painted to look like metal or papered for contrast.
I added a few brass cog and wheels to the centres of some.
It was fun to get painty and inky again after so long! :)