Day 29: purchased
I purchased these sweet little suitcases one night whilst drinking a Guiness & tweeting... they turned up in today's mail! The largest one on the bottom fits one Blythe doll comfortably and the smallest will fit the mini Blythes so next time we go away for the night, we will be all set to take the girls along with us!
Monday, August 29, 2011
day 28: daily routine... except not on Sundays (hence why yesterdays photo was taken today!)
My daily routine is to make sure my current diary is kept up to date with everything that is happening. I've never been very good when it comes to personal organisation, but this year I have outdone myself with keeping up to date... so much so that I am all ready for when they release the new 2012 diary! I am also referring to the old housework manual (purchased off Skip many years ago... it still suits me and I tend to get more done WHEN I look at it LOL!)
Day 26: something old
(yet) Another grey day... really takes the desire to photograph anything on that day null and void. Today I am catching up and this is my something Old. A vintage framed photo of my grandparents. It came to me complete with cobwebs and dust and even the old photo (circa 1940's) is peeling within the frame. I absolutely love it and it will one day be handed down to my daughter and hopefully treasured as much I do.
Day25: sunflare... (from the archives)
With no sun to play with, I decided to post one of the photos I got of the car a few weeks back. I have much better (non blurred photos) taken on the day, but this one with it's shaky feel and sunflare to me creates an almost ethereal print!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
It has been raining and pouring with windy gales & grey as grey can be over the last two days, but every now and then the sunshine bursts through the trees... I am hopeful that means I may get a pretty sunset tonight for today's prompt... but if I don't we may have to wait till tomorrow ;)
day 21: pretty pattern!
Over the weekend, I realised I had never taken the time to make a quilt for my daughters bed :o too busy making one for everyone else instead, so I pulled out some old carebear panels I bought years ago, started matching up some of the fabrics I had collected and just started... no direction, no instructions, just letting it take me where it will. I love the pretty pattern that you get on a checkerboard block, particularly when using such bright contrasting colours with plain white. 2 blocks down... 20 to go (plus borders and trims etc - might taken me a while to finish this one!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Day 20: What I read...
I have read this one numerous times already, but pulled it out again to start reading again. Just felt like a lightweight, no thought involved read at the moment (but knowing me I will have to finish the whole series!!!)
day 19: where I slept
I am totally cheating with this one and posting a photo of where she (my daughter) sleeps! No way was I sharing a photo of my bed - I need new bedding as ours is getting old and desperately needs replacing. Usually my daughter has matching 'princess' bedspread to match her bed, but I needed a change and pulled out this one earlier in the week... we kept telling her there was a big poo(h) on her bed, to which she was not impressed one little bit LOL...
Next quilting job is to make her a new quilt! Maybe I will get to it sometime this year!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
day18: in my bag!
This is my new Kikki K grey felt bag ~ I had to do an 'inside' shot because I simply adore the white and grey stripe fabric!
This bag is huge and fits my laptop (just) or my iPad or my drink bottle, as well as the everyday stuff - today In my bag is:
1. my current Moleskine Journal
2. Small copy of Little Woman
3. My purse
4. Wet Ones
5. Red Burts bees purse filled with deoderant, pawpaw ointment etc
6. My Coffee Snug
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Day 16: what I ate...
Tonight I made the first of the soon to be spring salads... lettuce from my garden, snowpeas (from the neighbours mums' garden), mango (tinned :( ) baby corn (tinned) avocado and red onion with mint leaves (from my garden)
Served with a greek mint yoghurt (mint from my garden)
YAY for growing food to put on my table!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Linking up with Ashley again this week! I found the prompts a little harder today, which was good in a way I suppose; a great opportunity to stretch my legs a little (though I wasn't 100% happy with any of my photos this week...)
1. Against the Light
When hubby reversed his pride and joy out of the garage (he seriously needs to get this beast re-registered... one day soon hopefully) the girl was first in for laps around the yard (followed not long after by the Staffy ;) I love how this shot is taken against the light!
2. Frame within a frame
BIG STRUGGLE with this prompt, I knew what I wanted to achieve, but I just couldn't get there in the end... so here is 2nd best. A vintage photo of my grandparents framed with a hand "heart" which I managed to cut off and lose focus somewhere between setting it on self timer and the camera snapping the shot!
3. Best part of your day
Does this need an explanation... twice a day, double the 'best' part(s) of my day!!! Hmmm...
Vintage buttons compliments of my late nanny, she collected all sorts of odds and ends and made them into button bags (man, those bags were SO heavy...!!!)
Slowly filling these pages, one day at a time.... earlier in the year I missed a few days and remembered my late nan always saying to me that you should write the date in your diary anyhow... even if you don't actually write anything on these days. Seemed strange at the time and is not something I normally action - but this time I did and it was when the big Queensland floods hit earlier this year... words just weren't enough at the time.
Be sure to check more (better) interpretations out over here!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Playing along here again
day 13: from a distance
Fun family day out today, I opted not to take the big camera again... the lure of the iPhone Hipstamatic App was too great!!! I grabbed this shot of my Boy and my Girl heading back to the car after a quick picnic lunch! Love lazy days like today!!!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Day10: something I made*
*MAKING... I am still making this one, so I haven't technically 'made it' yet... but here is the progress on my daughters dress that I cast on 1.5 weeks ago! I am hammering, but it is about to ground to a halt as I decided there is something more pressing that has to be done by the end of this week - hence the reason I am post a 'making' rather than 'made' item. Finishing projects does not seem to be my strong suit!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
day 7: something new...
I bought a new pen the other afternoon, it is pink and it has an erase on the lid to rub out any mistakes... matches my pink OTI diary to perfection!!! And better yet, I can rub out appointments IF they get cancelled... seems I have a busy week ahead :o
day 6: childhood memory...
All during my child hood, my dad has been pottering around in his shed cutting wood and making things. Times are changing though, today he spent a lot of time (on his birthday I might add) cutting out some wood for me to build a Road Train Planter box (as seen in a recent BH&G Magazine) I told him he could do it another day when it wasn't his birthday, but he insisted and secretly I think he loved that he could get outside and do something he absolutely loves doing on his birthday! Happy Birthday Dad!
Day 5: Someone I love! This is her anxious "is she still coming mum" face while waiting for her little friend to arrive (her little friend moved away last year & this was the first time they had seen each other in a year!!!) needless to say, she was excited when they arrived! Gosh I love this girl so much!!!
linking up here
Linking up to the Scavenger Hunt again today, earlier today I was in my hometown and decided to have a bit of a play in and around mums' house! Always good to have a different outlook on occasion!
1. Seeing Double / Two
This garden is usually filled to the brim with Lavender plants, but mum hasn't planted all the new plants in the garden, so it was a good opportunity to get just these two lavender flowers in the photo!
'tis always good to have an open ended prompt once in a while, no pressure involved. So today's "whatever" is a play with the macro on my Lensbaby of a spider skin (yes just the skin, dad reckoned he shed it, then probably went seeking another place to hang out) Good thing too - no way would I have been getting this close to a live spider - even though I don't mind spiders!!!
A completely different take on 'sweet' this week... I came home from my weekend away to find my tulips are starting to bloom... SWEET! Feeling very chuffed as this is my first tulip growing attempt!!!
Now my parents have finished their new verandah, there is plenty of 'space' for the kids to play - our favourite game is ten pin bowls (with foam ball and pins) except for the resident cheater... see that small girl... she runs after the ball and knocks down any pins that are still standing *hmph*
Leaving the cheaters to play their own rules game of ten pin, I noticed that this fake ice* mum has in a little birdbath was catching the sunbeams and glowing brightly (photo totally sharpened and defined in iPhoto... because I can, even though I don't usually!)
* note this is NOT real Ice... nor is it ICE as in the drug. These are fake ice pieces that mum picked up from a cheap shop, acrylic and totally suitable for little hands (and big hands) to play with, without danger of breaking them...
Be sure to check out some more entries over here:
Thursday, August 4, 2011
S.L.O.W.L.Y. running out of oomph for this 365 challenge, but as I am having so much fun along the way and I am still managing nearly every day, I decided to jump in with this 30 day challenge for August... hopefully it will get the cogs turning once more and entice me to stop being lazy and using the iPhone cameras ;)
Day 1: Self portrait (taken today... I hate, hate, hate taking self portraits... this is attempt number 100, so excuse the hairy eyebrows and frown upon my face ;)