Bird is the word

My plans of DIY domination have been thwarted somewhat with a few busy weeks and an ailment that is keeping me on the couch and unable to move around very much. On the positive side it has given me the chance to get stuck into one particular project where only upper body movement is necessary – sewing. Hand sewing to be exact, due to lack of a machine and want of that “I made this with my bare hands” satisfaction that can only come with a few finger pricks and some wobbly stitching. I have a niece or nephew (henceforth referred to as niecephew) cooking along nicely and the little bundle of joy is due very late December which gives me plenty of time to make a dozen or so of these little birdies and turn them into this adorable Bird Mobile.

This little guy is number 4…

I’ve recently discovered another little gem about the suburbs – garage sales! Last Saturday we scored a few pieces of genuine Tupperware and this retro clock which has the best sounding tick & reminds me of my Grandparents’ house, all with change for a $20.

The clock with birdies 1 & 2

This week I also had a go at a flowerless flower arrangement during a last-minute tidy up before a dinner guest arrived and I was quite happy with the result. The green leaves came from the bush in the backyard and the red from the front hedge.

I think my $2 vase from Savers and one of Mum’s apple blossom twigs completes the job nicely

And speaking of flowerless, Dave bought me this gorgeous get well soon gift home with him last night, the perfect present for a girl who loves succulents and loves moss!!!! I also really fancy the idea of terrariums at the moment and this little beauty has a bit of a terrarium vibe going on…

The newest addition to my little garden

Spring and new beginnings

One of the things I love about living with my man, and I never thought I’d say this, is that he came with added extras. Much-loved pooches, Angus and Tinkerbell. How nice to have 3 happy faces to greet you when you come home and what a great excuse for early evening strolls to check out the new neighbourhood and take the camera out for a spin. Here are a few shots from tonight’s walk.

Operation make, bake and take

My boyfriend and I have just shacked up in a cute little house and I am seriously feeling the urge to be creative. I think it’s a combination of lots of love and nesty-feelings and having enough space. I’ve started obsessing over DIY blogs and sites like Design*Sponge and being amazed at how clever and creative people are. I’m hoping I might have a little bit of creative clever tucked away somewhere too so I’m going to get stuck into my own projects. Armed with my new baby – my Olympus E-PL3, my soon-to-be-installed new oven and a tonne of inspiration I am going to launch into some DIY and crafty projects, lots of cooking and taking lots of photos. Or as I like to think of it: Operation make, bake and take.

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