Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gremlin's personalised cat paw stocking

I've been seeing these super cute paw stockings on etsy and after finding a sweet home-made stocking whilst thrifting it was a pretty simple DIY from there on in :)

Some left over pieces of felt, some googling of cat paws (cute and fun exercise!) and a few stitches later - hey presto!

You can see just how small Gremlin's stocking (or gigantic ours are) in comparison.

I always get a little sad seeing home made items at thrift stores - so much work and materials to be sold for 50 cents! On the flip side I appreciate the time and effort that went into making the stocking, so it went to a good home :)

Ben and I have already figured out what we're getting Gremlin - a small wrapped bag of deli ham. He especially loves food if he gets to bite through the wrapping - a discovery made from leaving our shopping out on the counter (once or twice) :p

I told Ben next year I'm going to embroider our names onto our stockings! I did spy whilst over at my sweet cousin's house her stockings modified using tinsel pipe cleaners to spell out names (super clever and maybe a little easy than potential embroidery adventures!)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tacky Christmas Card

Tacky Christmas Carrd
lol, lol, lol, I had to do it :P 

We're all moved in - have been for quite a while but moves tend to throw me and my blogging off the radar. 

I found this awesome pink Christmas tree whilst thrifting after specifically asking the Universe for it! I also found a cute "reindeer in training" outfit for Gremlin. Unfortunately you can't really see it in the above photo but I'll share some more close ups and perhaps some Christmas Card bloopers, actually to be honest they were probably all bloppers.  Hope everyone is well and getting into the Christmas spirit (with the proviso that no stress is allow to creep into that equation!) Missed you guyssss!!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fraser Island - lake trekking

A few weeks ago I headed back to one of my favourite places ever, Fraser Island. Dad organised the trip and my little bro Jake, Ben and I headed along. It was just a weekend trip but Dad had organised a pretty hefty schedule, something I've been guilty of doing in the past.  Intense planning also comes complete with pros and cons (pros you get to see lots, cons you leave really tired :p)

Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the World and is know for it's beautiful fresh water lakes - some with crystal clear drinkable water, others coloured by the surrounding tea trees and all complimented by gorgeous white sand - paradise. 

In two days, we visited 6 lakes, a ship wreck, the natural cathedral of coloured sands, camped inland, made friends with kookaburras and drove over many many kms of sandy bumpy tracks - fun times :)

Even though we have just recently moved we are moving again, thanks to the owners wanting to move back into their own home (how dare they!). The clan has dispersed and it's now just Ben, Gremlin, the chickens and I moving into our own pad. I'm excited for the new adventures that lie beyond and I apologise in advance for this blog going a tad quiet whilst we move and get settled. 

See you guys on the flip side!

Oh and if you want to see my previous Fraser post click here :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Guitars Case Gremlin

I often find myself excitedly yelling at Gremlin "stay there till I get my camera". Mostly Gremlin moves from the said cute position but in this case (pun intended) it must of been too comfy :) 

I'll happily admit I can never get enough Gremlin :)

Next to get him on a synthesizer

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thrifty Sunday /5

More thrifty finds to show you guys - first up three butterprint, cinderella round casserole bowls (had to google to find out that info!) and the first pieces of Pyrex to call my own - they'll definitely come in handy.

And super bonus that they're cute :) 
Just need to finds some lids for them now!

Next up a dymo tape writer, I do have a little cheap version already but after hearing Emily say how much better her upgrade was I thought it would be silly to pass up for a couple of bucks :)

Plus I was lucky and found some tape at another op shop close by :)

Continuing my tea cosey collection with this beauty above - another thanks to Emily for getting me started with that bug!  I do see tea cosey quite frequently in my thrift shop travels but my rule is that they have to be special and only a few dollars - this one was both, score :)

Thrift Finds - Siamese cat figurine
Another cat for my collection, I don't normally go for the non-shiney ceramic look but she is now one of my fav cats in my small collection, despite her small flaws :)

And lucky last a house shadow box to display some ornaments in.  I've since painted it pale pink but now looking at the photo above I'm wondering if I made the right decision or not :p

Linking up with Thriftasaurus