These are teeny tiny little people who I keep captive in my blog

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Back to school.... Wardrobe solutions

Check out these babies! They take me back to when I had photos of the hubster and I in our early years taped inside my locker getting me through my school days, thinking of when i'd see him next. Fast forward about ten years and here's me, having a classigasm (like a thriftgasm but from a classified add). $30 for a double AND people A.N.D two singles!!! They were all going to be for the kids room but when I picked them up and saw the double locker I just knew it needed to be painted cherry red with white inlays behind the doors. Can you see it, I can! I have just the spot for it in my lounge/entry/computer/craft room.

Why do cats always have to inconspicously lick themselves in the background of photos? It's like they go "hehehe the human won't notice until she goes to post the photo on her blog and then it'll be too late. She won't be bothered to take another one, lazy humans bwahaha". Maybe not but if you knew our cats, you would understand the mind games they can play! We have a knack of always ending up with the crazy animals.

Now to steel wool, prime and spray my little excited heart out! Stay tuned.

Monday, February 22, 2010

At our house

I'm playing along with Buttons By Lou Lou. This week has seen me baking bread for the first time. I love the smell of hot bread and a big fat slice with heaps of butter and homemade boysenberry jam is even better.

The yeast doing it's thing, like magic.

I get to use my thrifted sifter (try saying that ten times in a row with your mouth full of marshmellows)

Here she is, my bum loaf baby in the oven ready to cook after lots of kneading and two risings.

mmmmmm can you smell that warm bread aroma?

first slice is for the cook, the yummy crunchy crust laden with artery clogging butter (I'm a risk taker) and Pa's Boysenberry Jam purchased at the local farmers market.

Bon Appetit

Friday, February 19, 2010

Flea Market Finds

They come from many places, Flea Markets, Swap meets, Opportunity shops, thrift stores, second hand stores, hand me downs, side of the road, junk yards and hard waste collection days. They are treasures, more valuable to me than their sticky dot or hand written price tags say.

Her Library Adventures has invited one and all to share their Flea Market Finds and I am sharing some things I found at my local this morning.

A funky little plate for my wall plate collection that will eventually, actually go on a wall. An old ice cream scoop with worn out handle, imagine how many scoops she's got under her belt! A corer that I intend to use as a holepokeroutera for jam biccies and last but not least, a pot strainer. I had a moment when I saw this, a thriftgasm if you would.

An enamel now to be fruit bowl in my favorite cherry red.

A lovely little tin that once had fudge, but will now sit on my dressing table for my jewelery. Perfect little roses on a teeny pillowcase. All this for $3.70!!! Heaven.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Simple Womens day book: Week 4

There must have been a nasty cat loose in our house for our mouse died. I never knew how much I loved our mouse, it just sat there with it's long tail and little infa red light blinking. Now we have a new mouse which I won't take for granted.

Simple Womens day book: Week 4

Outside my window... Soft mist blanketing as far as the eye can see.
I am thinking... Of being left with only one baby today, the big kids are at kinder and school. The opp shops are calling my name!
I am thankful for... Our teeny tiny little house full of character, shoe box it may be but it keeps us warm, sheltered and close.
From the kitchen...My first batch of tomato sauce from my home grown cherry tomatoes, basil, oregano, onion and garlic.
I am (going to be) wearing... Jeans, big snuggly cardigan.
I am creating...mucous, and lots of it. Achoooooooooooooooooooo
I am going...To do the school run (and oh, look at that, there's an opp shop on the way home)
I am reading... The bridge to holy cross and The summer garden. The latter was emotionally enriched, I was laughing, crying, swooning, hoping and lots more. Beautifully written and thoroughly irriputadownable.
I am hearing... Muuuuuuum, can I have Jelly slice for breakfast???
Around the house... Grouting tiles in the kitchen.
One of my favorite things... morning bed (why is it always so much comfier in the morning rather than evening. So hard to leave)
A few plans for the rest of the week... Most of the above, again and again and then some.
Here is picture I am sharing... Birdie stitchery using Cottage garden threads 'Spring Gully' and 'Ixia'