Saturday, March 27, 2010
Some people got really dressed up and looked great! I was a bit boring, just wearing a floral op shop dress I'd just taken in, with a bow in my hair and a rabbit & watch necklace.
The clouds were threatening rain all afternoon but it held off until about 7pm which was great. On of the couples who were there even got engaged that arvo!
I never realised how pretty the Gardens really were until it was getting dark and the rain was coming down.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Piano Tree Print by papersparrow
Autumn Garden Party silver ring by DaisyJaneDesigns
Cocoon Butterfly Hair comb by whichgoose
Cambridge Dreams Print by raceytay
Monday, March 22, 2010
On Monday I had all four of my wisdom teeth out. I had a general anaesthetic which was given through a needle. I felt a cold rush go up my arm and into my head, then before I knew it I was waking up in another room with a man taking cotton out of my mouth.
It is not hurting too badly at the moment.
Mum and Kelly came over today… and we played this Saddle Club game I bought at a garage sale for $4 on Saturday. Sick.
Lucky me I got some gifts too. My grandma gave me this ‘Supernal Tortoise’… wrapped up with the price sticker still on.
Me, Sean Nick and Gen had a bit of a dance. Sean and I caught the night rider home then had a 45 minutes walk to get to our house. It was fun! I think I was appreciating things a bit more because of the operation I was to have on Monday.
Sunday arvo we met up with Nic and Gen again, it was relaxing... hanging out at Clifton Hill park with Herschel and a German named Karl. Then we went out to dinner in Brunswick and had the last proper meal I'll have in a while... eggplant parma... yum. :)
Saturday, March 20, 2010
While Praying mantises were copulating on the lemon tree, I was hustling.
I love Beatrix Potter!! Some of her stories were actually dark and a bit creepy, but the drawings are gorgeous! Great inspiration.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Then I saw a European Wasp land right near him on the tree. The Praying Mantis starting doing the 'I'm a leaf blowing in the breeze' walk and came right up behind the wasp and grabbed it. I was so excited; I thought the wasp might actually sting Mr. Mantis, but he won and ate him head first!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I just bought the supplies at Sams Warehouse, the little sticker photo frames are made out of black felt. I chanced upon these gorgeous sparkles at a newsagent. They even have little toadstools!!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Stomping on (they make great noises when being squished)
Taking cute photos of
Next time you see a mushy don't forget to stop and say hi!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I've been using Fimo to make pendants for jewellery and have just been playing around with it in general; it's fun! So far I've made a few animals, flowers and other weird shapes. I'm so lucky because my uncle gave me a whole box for free including many different colours and even marbled Fimo.
This is where my best work gets done, at home in 'The Dungeon'.
I added this little one to my collection last night... Nutmeg. I wore him around my neck today at work.
More to come soon....
Monday, March 8, 2010
I decided to try and walk back home then catch a tram or drive in from there. But Lauren kindly offered to pick me up in her new car… Little did she know how bad the traffic would be! It took her an hour to get from Parkville to Richmond and all up she spent 4 hours in the car!! So many roads were blocked off. On the plus side we did have a dance party in the car.
When we finally got home at 9.30 we cracked open a bottle of red, watched Night at the Roxbury and played with Shani and Vaughan’s bunnies, Nougat and Gus.
My favourite lines from Fantastic Mr. Fox are “Divide that by 9 please.” and “…and these apples look fake, but, at least they have stars on them.”
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I Fell in love with a photo shoot called ‘Teddy Girls’. It is a reference to the Teddy Boy subculture of the 1950’s.
Early 1950’s England made way for the first groups of teenagers who wanted to be differentiated from adults and children. As it was a few years after the war incomes were beginning to increase and some middle and upper class teenagers wanted to rebel against society, and show they cared about the way they dressed when going out. Thus they spent a lot of money on tailored Edwardian style jackets, shirts and pants. The name Teddy is short for Edward, referring to the time when King Edward reigned from 1901 – 1910. Thus the Edwardian revival was born. Some of these groups formed gangs and were involved in violence against rival gangs.
In my opinion there is nothing more beautiful than wavy fringes showing defined eyebrows!~~~
I dunno about you but it makes me want to go out and buy a million more pairs of brogues!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
There were 4 skaters, 2 from Melbourne, 1 from Canadia(as Sean says it) and one from Venice.
We met at the city Library, then after getting kicked off grounds by the security guard went to a spot at a car park in West Melbourne. To get there we had to drive between some student accommodation buildings where we waited for uni students having bbq’s and drinking around a pool to get out of our way. It was like “Are we really meant to drive through here?”
After that we went to the Lucky Coq on Chapel Street for $4 pizzas. I had pumpkin, pine nut & soy cheese… so yum but so naughty!! (I’m not meant to eat wheat)
Christian, Alex & Ethan waiting for their pizzas
Walking along the footpath on the way back to the car someone saw a dead bird. So Ethan from Canada took a photo of it. Then he showed us another photo of a dead rat on his camera. Its was squashed on the concrete with its tongue hanging out.
One of the stories Ethan told last night went as follows… (you’ll have to imagine the accent)
“I swear to God, this one time I saw a dead cat... Four legs, a tail, ears, that’s it......No whiskers.”
“No torso, no head. And smoking a cigarette.”
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The words to this song have never been so true for my husband Sean and I! This year so far we have attended 2 weddings of our close friends. They had very different but beautiful weddings in their own right. Here are my favourite personal touches from each.