This week's theme in the Meet Me at Mikes meme is 'Bedside'.
Thanks pottymouthmama for this week's theme. Make sure you check out some of the other favourite besides out there!
My bedside consists of a little posy of flowers picked from my garden, two books - 'The Creative Family' by Amanda Blake Soule, which lives permanently on my bedside table and 'Our Mutual Friend' by Charles Dickens which has been sitting on my bedside table for longer than I care to admit, waiting for me to start reading it. The problem is whenever I have a spare few minutes crafting or blogging wins handsdown every time!
I also have a very daggy but functional digital alarm clock set to wake me at 7:29am each day just in time for the 7:30 news and weather report on 2CH (golden oldies station for those not in the know). Yes you read right - I have tuned in to this station for roughly the last decade! Not ALL the time mind you. I listen to a variety of other stations during the day but there is nothing like waking up to the sultry sounds of Frank Sinatra or the like I say :)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Pre-heat oven to 200Celsius. Mix together 1 cup SR flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Add 1/2 cup (soy) milk, 1/4 cup oil and 1 egg (or No Egg equivalent) and combine well. Add 1/2 cup of fruit of your choice and stir through.
and this giveaway that Allison over at The Lark is having is in support of the Breast Cancer Network of Australia. As well as a prize for the winner she is donating 50 cents to BCNA for every person who enters, so head on over and do some good!
This flower just bloomed in my garden. Left behind by the previous owner (in pots all over the back yard). It is such an ugly plant but I thought there must be something about it for her to have had so many of them. I kept one just to see. This is the first time it has bloomed. Wow it is STUNning!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I am not usually one for joining meme's but this one hosted by Pip really took my fancy. I looove this 'shelf' at my place. A mantel piece is something I've always wanted to have in my house. We had one in the house I grew up in and I just love them, I even love the name - mantel piece!
At the moment my favourite 'shelf' holds a number of things very dear to me. A bunch of 'get well' cards from loved ones wishing Miss A all the best. And from left to right - a beautiful green and blue Art Nouveau tile I bought from an antique shop in Newtown many years ago, a portrait of my mum taken in the sixties, my new jug/vase from Ikea filled with freshly picked from our garden lavender and the last of my ranuncula's, an art deco mirror (above mantel) also bought many year's ago from an antique shop in Darlinghurst (my love of vintage started at an early age!) and two pictures of my beloved daughter's in lovely shiny silver/mirror frames.
And yes that is me reflected in the mirror - quite intentionally thank you very much!
Courtesy of CurlyPops, an hour spent creating our very own version of SuperPops out of Playdough!! Keeping Miss A occupied during her post-op recovery is proving to be quite a challenge, so I seized the opportunity to get Miss A (and Miss B) involved in this creative SuperPops Challenge.
Who could pass up the opportunity to create your very own Super Hero, winning would just be an added bonus. We had alot of fun, until the girls lost interest and I was left with a kitchen covered in Playdough to clean up..... They were also very excited to see their very own SuperPops on our computer :)
I have also discovered that explaining how a competition works to a five year old and the fact you may not win is rather difficult!! She now thinks the prize is a SuperPops doll.............