Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sour starter...

I am making sourdough! I found a bunch of tutorials on the web after I got the bug (ha ha) from an article in Extra Curricular. So far I'm nearly at the 24 hour mark, so I'll be feeding it tonight :)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Some nice stuff on Sunday

We had a cracking breakfast this morning and topped it off with a strawberry and pawpaw smoothie in a tupperware tumbler. The dog has had a ride in the ute, the sun is shining, we did four loads of washing and now I'm blogging and looking at cool stuff on Pinterest, Made It and Etsy. I love Sundays, what did you do today?

Cute ... from here

From here ...

Mmmmm .... from here

Friday, August 16, 2013

Papaya papaya

One of the things I did really like about Bali were the drinks. I tried a papaya smoothie for the first time - it was yum. We eat a lot of red papaya with lime for breakfast, but I never really thought of is as a 'smoothie' kinda fruit. I was wrong.

I ordered a smoothie with lunch one day it was just yoghurt, honey and papaya. We gave it a burl when we got home ... we used Greek yoghurt so it was tangy but still nice. Next time I'll try a sweeter yoghurt and maybe omit the honey.

This image from here

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Slowly stocking

I am finally getting my crafty arse into gear and getting some of my stuff in local shops. First cab off the rank is Handmade Highstreet in Annerley. I've spent my public holiday making cards ... I love this arty farty business so much. Do you craft, do you love it?

Monday, August 12, 2013

I've been to Bail too

Yeah, about that. So we recently took a week-long holiday on the island if Bali with ten bazillion of our countrymen - also throw in the French, Russians, Chinese tour groups and a few Spaniards for good measure. I've travelled most of South East Asia so I kind of knew what I was up for, but this time I really just wasn't 'up' for for it. 

We had some good food, some nice $5 cocktails and met some funny locals but all in all it left me a little tired and a little disappointed in the human race in general. The magnitude at which we are fucking things up is a bit soul destroying quite frankly. 

Between the great unwashed tourist hoards who assume everything is for sale and an economy that sees the little guy hawking trinkets while the big guy take a cut from everyone's piece of pie - I would say Bali has lost its charm and probably its innocence. 

If anything, travelling makes you see things in a different light and it sure helps you appreciate the little things. We have it pretty lucky here and I'm grateful for that.

Sour puss rant aside ... here are some of the nice things from a week in Bali

Last day on Legian Beach ... he bought me a pony.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Birds for your desk

The vintage swap cards I got the other day (see this post) have been made into little pieces of 'desk art' - if you a birdie to keep you singing when you get the rainbow wheel of death (I've forgotten what PC users get?) you'll find them in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New cards and a rude mo fo otter

Here's a selection of some of my new cards they are all on my Made It shop (or soon will be) - I love the otter one. Off for a holiday tomorrow! Humidity and hawkers here I come.

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