Monday, June 27, 2011

Hello Bright eyes


We picked up the world's smallest car and drove a good 360km to the cute the alpine town of Bright. The car rental company had two colour options, pink or black. I wanted the pink one but drew the shortest hire car straw. Turns out we should have gone the pink as black micra has about as much guts as your nanna after a thirty minute game of squash. It almost died on the way up the mountain, we were in first going 25km at one stage. When we got to the ski resort we were greeted by icy winds and heavy fog. So we opted for the beer at the bar run.

After the mountain ordeal we needed some food, so we stopped in at Morries. The cute black and white dog out front was the main draw card (I have animal tourette syndrome) and I heard the coffee was good. The food was homemade and to die for. If you're ever out this way be sure to stop in.

Off to drive around in the dying micra and see where it takes us!




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Location:Church St,Bright,Australia

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hanging ...

... on the telephone or to just be on holiday. I will be posting from the road over the next few weeks. Let's see how I go using this iPad in the world's smallest car!
Blondie ... from somewhere on Google!


From here ...


From here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

And the alphabetti spaghetti winner is ...

Thank you to all those who tweeted, followed, liked and commented. After all 26 letters of the alphabet I have drawn a winner from the comments, likers etc. and that winner is "is a 30-something working mum, living in rural Oxfordshire, England" - her blog Flora and Purl is a cute little crafty blog. She also contributes to the Pyrex Collective, I'm a massive fan of the vintage fire proof glassware. The images below are from Etsy.

Ceramic remake of a Pyrex Bowl - from here


Pyrex 3 quart bowl in mushroom design - from here

Thursday, June 16, 2011

an Z ...



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'Z'. This is your last chance to get commenting and be in draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  


Z is about all good things that come to an end ... like the alphabet, first love, a hot bath, a good book, holidays ... all images are from www.weheartit.com.



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Y is for ...

26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'Y'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social. 

Y is for Old Yeller and other things that make me cry like that god-awful song by Coldplay (Yellow) and Yodeling. After my little ‘Y’ post only one more letter left, so hop to it and comment on this post to win a super doper gift pack – Babushka softie, brooch, cards and more … Love me and I’m sure to love you back.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

X is for ...



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'X'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  


X marks the spot or X rated ... not really much else falls under the letter X that come to mind. I looked in the trust dictionary and found some good 'x' words such as;

xanthomonad - bacteria producing yellow non-water-soluble pigments; some pathogenic for plants ...

Yeah that's as far as I got they're all pretty boring words. So here are some pretty pictures from we heart it that are in no way related to the letter x.










Monday, June 13, 2011

W is for ...



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'W'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  


Woodland animals ... yeah they're all the rage at the moment. Who would've thought Bambi would be so big in the 18-35 year old department. Here are some extremely cute woodland creatures I found foraging on Etsy.

Sweet little foxy - Art by Haight


Always been a big fan of Track and Field ...


Some of my own little woodland folk ...



Sunday, June 12, 2011

V is for ...



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'V'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  


Very nice, V is for all things 'very nice'. In anticipation of my next BrisStyle market I have some BrisStyle goodies - all available on Etsy so you can shop your little heart out 24 hours a day! These items will also be at the next market on 9 July at Hamilton in Brisbane. More info on the market here, now let's go shopping!

It's not soap on a rope ... it's toast on a brooch! From Good Boy Cracky


Cute brooch from Jetta's Nest




Post someone a note ... Pannikin




Willls and Kate ... Wicked Child Designs



Thursday, June 9, 2011

U is for ...



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'U'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  


U just has to be for unicorn, it's the most logical word for the letter 'U'. I've always been a bit of a 'I want a pony' kind of girl and unicorns are pretty much at the top-end of the pony-want-need scale. When I was about five my grandpa came to visit us in Victoria and brought with him 'grandpa gifts'. As anyone who has a grandpa knows the 'grandpa gift' is pretty much the most anticipated and then fawned over of the gift realm. My little brother got a fat bear which we instantly named 'Fat Albert' and I received a delightfully synthetic unicorn. It smelled of wonderful plasticy stuff and when I took it into the fluorescent lights at the bank it's mane turned a difference colour. This unicorn is now lost along with my first bike and several family cats. I can't remember the name I gave that unicorn, but I sure did love it.

Dad enthusiastically posing for a family pic - Me with my brand new kick-arse unicorn. 
You know you want one.


From here ...

Funny card on Etsy here


  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

T is for ...



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'T'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  


T is for tea of course! A wonderful beverage that is consumed in many mega litres in my house. I have converted the coffee drinking man about town to things like Madame Flavour and Bengal Spice. We still drink coffee on the weekend and at work, but at home it's all teetotaling. I also have a love of beautiful vintage teacups with saucers that don't match. When I win lotto I might have a little shop that sells tea in mis-matched crockery.

Check out her facebook page - and if you've not yet tried it go get some!



mmmm tea with real tigers


A sweet teacup with my business cards


Us at home having a quiet cup of tea ... ?? From here.

Love to dunk a biccie in a culpa


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

S is for



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'S'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  


S is for shameless self promotion and 'Sun' from MasterChef! Click here to see what I'm on about. Now to more things S. Like Sunday, sleeping-in, salty licorice (Salmiakki) and Sybil (the wonder dog).  Sunday, it's got to be my favourite day of the week, as I'm usually getting into the groove of the weekend by then. On a typical Sunday we sleep-in, make a big breakfast courtesy of the Hussain and the Dominions of Hate (our three delightful chickens) drink cups of tea and soak up the morning sun. I also like to make stuff on a Sunday. Last weekend I made a massive 'Two Nut Torte', there were only two nuts to eat it though. So it was relegated to the freezer for later. Salmiakki, if you have not tried it you must! It's like Vegemite meets licorice., dang! And lastly S is for Sybil. Sybil the RSPCA special who for the bargain basement price of $185 has given me seven years of devotion with a few 'bad dog' moments thrown in.

One of the girls checking on the tea ...


All pets in one shot ... this is as good as it gets people.


One of the dominions seeing how edible pearls are


Yum - You can gets you some salty Finn treats here


Monday, June 6, 2011

R is for ...



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'R'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  


R is for 'rad' and also raspberries.  Firstly, the rad is due to one of my little bird brooches making an appearance on Channel Ten's MasterChef tonight ... woot! A very kind tweep alerted me to the fact that the bird brooch was on TV. Twitter, what a wonderful little social network. Now for the raspberries part. On Sunday we strolled down to the Jan Power markets with el doggo and had some breaky a coffee and picked up some sweet-as local raspberries. Oh nom nom! That night I made chocolate mudcake cupcakes with fluffy frosting, topped with fresh raspberries. Yum, yum, pigs bum is all I can say.




If you're dead keen you can see it here in the first eight seconds of this clip.


Q is for ...



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'Q'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  


Q is for quail. Well, why not! I have eaten a few in my time, but their tiny little bones freak me out a bit. I like their eggs better - but just to look at, not so much to eat.

Q is for quail ... here


 Cute little quail eggs in a display - from here.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

P is for ...



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'P'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  

P is for pink. A colour I was quite averse to for a long time. But now I'm cool with it. Pink and I are friends again.

Me pinking it up in a topless Barbie car - Magnetic Island in Queensland


All these images from www.weheartit.com




Saturday, June 4, 2011

O is for ...



26 posts for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'O'. When I get to Z, I will draw the REread prize pack. To win it click here and get social.  

Ooooooohhhh! O is for all things 'ooohhh' and 'OMG I want that'. I'm currently looking at buying a tablet. Something I really don't need but feel I really do. The iPad is pretty sexy, but the whole Mac not sharing with the other kids (i.e. my USB cable from my camera) are a bit inhibiting. So after much tablet ado, I have decided to go the Android. I've justified it by saying I will be able to blog etc on the train on the way to work and we can take it on the little snow trip coming up. Oh yeah, totally need a tablet. Oh, la la! Here are some 'want' things from Etsy. 

I can think of many reasons I need two bunnies made in Soviet Union, probably in Ukraine.
From my new favourite Etsy shop Soviet Vintage


Laser cut from Tasmanian Myrtle wood and 100% wool felt - warm in colour and smells like campfire!
Friggin sweet! From Sophie Hill at That Vintage.


iPad cover (hopefully also fits an Andriod made with "Unikko" Marimekko fabric
From this sweet shop - jositajosi




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