Sunday, September 26, 2010

Much ♥ Monday

♥ everything from Lori Marie!
SALE-sailboat pin
This sail boat pin $6.00 here

hot air balloon iron on patches

This hot air balloon iron on patch $10.00 - here

skeleton key pen cozy

Skeleton key pen cozy $10.00 - here

ball point twig
ball point twig $10.00 - here
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Great book review


This book. Oh my. I am almost half way through it and it's amazing.
Looking at the cover, I was dreading reading it. It looked so much like a 'typical' boy book, with a grey and bland-looking hover car digitally drawn on the front cover. No cover art, sparkles, swirls or nice color coordination. But, thanks to some friends who told me I just HAD to read it, I did just that.
And I just finished reading. At 5:30pm I decided to take a break, after a full day of non-stop reading.

Here's the blurb:

Meet Jason Chaser, hover car racer. He's won himself a place at the International Race School, where racers either make it on to the Pro Circuit - or they crash and burn. But he's an outsider. He's younger than the other racers. His car, the Argonaut, is older. And on top of that, someone doesn't want him to succeed at the School and will do anything to stop him. Now, Jason Chaser isn't just fighting for his place on the starting line, he's racing for his life.

Some comments that people have made for this book:

"THE FASTEST BOOK YOU'LL EVER READ" SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"HIGH-OCTANE HARRY POTTER" THE AGE
"EXHILARATING... FAST-ACTION FICTION" CANBERRA TIMES
"FAST AND FURIOUS" BRISBANE NEWS

And, you know what, I have to agree with all of them. Yes, it does have quite a few similarities to Harry Potter. No, it is not magical. But, Jason is chosen for the school although he thought he had no chances. He excels, becomes famous. He beats the 'mean and evil villains'.

Go ahead gals, read it for yourselves - despite your better judgement!
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Another giveaway!

Deer little fawn is holding a 'deer' giveaway!
Here is what you can win:

1. $25 store credit for her Deer Little Fawn Etsy shop.
2. This super cute "Make Do and Mend" book

3. A set of 10 postcards illustrated by herself!


There will be a second prize where 1 runner up will also receive a postcard set.


(This has been copied from her blog)
So, head over to her blog, click the 'follow' button, and be a deer here!
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Best giveaway!

Shawni is holding a giveaway here!
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

todays finds

Love this cardigan! Only $7.50!
Unfortunately the camera I was using stuffed it up a bit.
The birds aren't that bright red!!


This vintage-style dress - ready for summer!
I have to sew the arm holes a bit (adjustments) so that it isn't so baggy!
The frill continues around the back as well!

Isn't this beautiful? I found this at a Lupus thrift store!
Beautiful for food photography I thought!!
Unfortunately it is only one... If it was a set I'd be even happier!!

Yay! Early birthday present (above)!!! Gorgeous pinkish sports watch that has a light and glows in the dark!
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Embarrassment

Well.
I went out to buy some wool (for felting).
I got really hot inside and outside the shop, and my body became unaccustomed to the heat.
I started to feel like I usually do if I don't eat for a while (faint), but when I went to buy some food I had to sit down. Mum was there (luckily) to help me, but I had to lie down in the middle of the shopping center on a couchy-seat. And cry.... I was so embarrassed!
We walked in about 5 meter sections until we finally reached Shingle Inn (my favorite gluten-free cafe). Once I got there I started to shake (Louisa you know what that's like), and I thought I may have my second really bad panic attack. Luckily it went away when I (again) lay down on the couch.
Few....
Life's a real mystery isn't it?

P.S: Still needing some help with vintage stores in Central Brisbane! Any ideas?
(I need them by tomorrow... I'm going out shopping!!! Maybe I can find some owl things or cute fabrics?)
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Cupboard Cat





Maybe 15 minutes ago I heard a scrabbling from our laundry.
My little kitten Minoes had made a little nest in the linen cupboard! As the camera was preparing for a photo (flashing it's head off) Minoes got intrigued (photo four). I tried to get her to make funny faces by scratching my finger... the signal for 'play time'.
Last night her big brother Harley bit her on her nose (you may be able to see a little spot on her nose.... (especially in the last photo?).
Well, that's it for me folks!
I'll be back soon!
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brisbane thrift/vintage stores

Let me be blunt.
I have no idea where to look for Brisbane thrift or vintage stores.
So, I thought I could ask my followers and readers.
Could you search around for some thrift stores in Brisbane that either you know about or your friends know about?
Email and ask around. I need some help.
I only get a couple of days a week that I can spend the day out.
So, I need to know soon!
Thanks,
Bella
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Eglantine The Owl






First new holiday project: Eglantine the owl!
She is named from a character of The Guardians of Gahoole!
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sick day



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Thursday, September 16, 2010

I &heart; vintage bedrooms!










I could just keep going, but I'd probably bore you.
All of these images came from a simple google search... "vintage bedrooms".
It's amazing what google comes up with!

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

good news

Did I forget to tell you that in just 3 more days I will be on holidays?
Yahoo! I'm so exited, I am absolutely sick of school and I don't have any more strength to keep going. But, what does keep me going is the fact that soon I will have all the time I want for what I want to do!
I have so many craft things to do, I need to finish a cushion I am making for my friend's birthday, and my quilt and the doll I am making.
But, here are some suggestions for you!

How to make a sheep out of a knitting square!

Faux leather (ahem vinyl) Hair accessories



A duo of macarons (not macaroons)


envelope it (a tutorial)

Keep reading to see what else I get up to in my spare time, and what other projects I end up doing!

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I need some help

Dear all readers,
Firstly, I apologize for the long wait for another post.
BUT, now I'm asking you another favor.
YES, yet another.
I am asking you for some advice. My question:
Whatever am I going to wear for summer?
You see, I'm a hard case. I know what's fashionable and what I like.
However, I know I enjoy everything vintage. But I just can't get my head around not wearing any winter clothes. I am a bit stuck.
So, if you could help me, could you do me a favor and work out some beautifully vintage outfits for me?
Here are some of my ideas:

(By the way, I may indeed make these. They are hard to buy in my size.)

(loving the neckline)



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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Finders Keepers - Brisbane


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Battle wounds







I was home sick today, which I found a very lucky coincidence because, at around midday, my lovely kitten Minoes ran through the door looking battered. We think she was tuck in something and tried to get out. She was very scared and hid underneath my mother's bed. I don't think it hurt her very much because she didn't mind being held, moved around or touched in her bear and scratched areas. We took her to the vet and luckily she had no internal injuries, but we knew she was trying to escape from being trapped somewhere because her claws are ragged.
We bought her a new feather toy (KATE: like the one I bought while we went shopping that she has now fully eaten). She seems fine, but we have to put some antiseptic kind of cream on her ear because she can't lick it clean. She will have a few days indoors to make sure she's fine, and she's had an injection to keep her healthy.
I am so glad she's OK.
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Much Love Monday


true.
totally true
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Goals



Want to make your own?
Visit it here

I received this beautiful letter today from Bianca.










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A post by my cats and a mouse to sew


Aren't these mice gorgeous? You can make them thanks to the lovely Martha Stewart!
Go here to find out how!

My cats have posted a new post on their blog here, if you want to read something from their perspective!!
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