Tuesday, February 28, 2012

the humble pencil

never under estimate
the simple things
this is awesome

Monday, February 27, 2012

thrifty treasures

the thrill of the hunt
love it
& when i find such wonderful treasures
gives me such a great buzz
little burnt orange red chair 
will find a new life as a 'prop' ... with me
it may well feature again someday on this here blog of mine
found at a garage sale $1 ... seriously
i couldn't walk away from it

also went on a little op shop tour
thanks for your company girls

some of this was picked up on our 'tour'
some on my own the week before last
fab retro dinner plate - destined for our cabin
turquoise flower plate ... matches some japanese ceramics i already love
fun snail-y teapot will become 'the' studio teapot
awesome chunky metal bangles that i've worn twice already
earings in one of my favourite colourways
& an oh so lovely little lacquer style green & black trinket box
i had other intentions for this box when i picked it up 
but it goes so very nicely with the green tiles around our fireplace
now its a keeper
& the fabric ...
well ... let me tell you i have a whole other post to write about there!
stay tuned for that one!
its all got a real asian kind of look hey
well i do like a bit of asian styling!
happy happy thrifting
joining in over here
with the Haby Goddess

Sunday, February 26, 2012

hooked on a whale

on Oscar's bag hook at kinder
he has a picture of a
 another child has a dolphin on theirs
so we have been having lots of chats
about the differences!
he's been a bit confused
found some great whale pics
but my favourite is this
made by the very clever
mevrouw of
valaan villapaita
whom i have asked permission to use this photo
of her gorgeous work ...
also love her header
i so wish i could read about it all ...i adore this whale softie
oooh ohh ooo
just found this one made by her as well ...
... also while 'talking' whale & dolphin differences
we've been reading:
i love usborne books ...
we love this book
(which i'm not sure you can buy in Australia anymore!)
& there is an awesome fold out page on the
blue whale
did you know that the blue whale is the largest animal that ever lived?
even bigger than the largest dinosaur?
its tongue is as heavy as an elephant?
their calls are the loudest of any animal?
the heaviest blue whales weigh more than a medium sized plane?
and that they are longer than a tennis court?
there you go!
not sure Oscar is about to spout these facts
but you've got to start somewhere hey!
oh & we have only recently viewed 'nemo'
for the first time ... the whale helps nemo of course!
 I would so love to make him one ... like mevrouw's
will see what i can manage
& i'm still thinking about that sausage dog too!