101 things about me

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

And the Awe-summm award goes to...

Me! Yes me!
I've been given and Awe-summm award from the lovely Lilli at Lilli Boo And what a lovely surprise, on a day that has (I'm sorry to say) been less than fabulous.

I have been asked to join in and list 7 things that make me Awe-Summm and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers I love. Saying what makes me awe-summm, is not something I feel especially comfortable with... but I have searched and thought and here is my list.

My list of Awe-Summm'ness:

1. I am a hard worker and live an honest life.
2. I defend people if I think they are being treated unfairly, and I try to treat everyone equally.
3. I love my family and I am happy to count them amongst my best friends.
4. I love to live creatively and try new things.
5. I was so terrified of spiders that I was letting my fear control my life, so I did an arachnophobia course. I held several huntsmen and a taranntula in my bare hands and now I find spiders fascinating as opposed to fearful.
6. I like to push myself out of the comfort zone and encourage others to challenge themselves too.
7. I remind myself every day how lucky I am to be surrounded by such incredible people and beauty in my life.

It was a tough decision to select just seven awesome blogs, but I know you will all spread the love even further. So, I now award the following for their awe-summmness.... I think they deserve it:

1. Hurrah!
2. Flossy-p
3. Pepperberry
4. Luhlahh
5. Circling my head
6. Adventures of Netgirl (I am missing her blogging and hope this gets her posting again!)
7. Everyday Calm

Below are the rules and guidelines to the Awe-summm award:

* List 7 things that make you Awe-Summm and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers you love.

* Make sure to tag your recipients and let them know they have won!

* And finally link back to the blogger that tagged you.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Picture to Page

I am having a busy weekend at the Picture to Page show in Melbourne, helping out my friend Liz with her paper and craft stall. She imports gorgeous handmade papers from Bangladesh.

We will be there again tomorrow (Sunday) 10.30 to 4.30 pm if you want to drop by and say hi! It's at the Whitehorse Club in East Burwood (between Blackburn & Springvale Rds on Burwood Hwy). It's a bit of a stamping and scrap-booking thing, which isn't really my thing, having said that I have still managed to find a couple of bargains. And certainly Liz's paper is well worth a look.

If you can't make it, but you are interested in buying some beautiful paper, Liz can be contacted via her website here. She has just said she has plans to upgrade her website soon, but you can still see a range of her papers there and contact her on the phone or via email.


Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Away with the birds...

I have been away with the birds... not literally, just in a blog sense. I have actually been busy and among other things I have been asked to document a friend's journey in setting up his cafe. His blog (and cafe) is called seven a.m. It's in it's early stages - the cafe and the blog - and there is a lot of work ahead. I will be posting there regularly to keep everyone up to date with the latest developments. Go say hi if you get the chance.

In the meantime... I have noticed I have a bit of a collection of birds happening around here and I thought I might share a few images with you. Somehow it has grown without me realising. I added to it today when I received the little piu piu bird in the bottom right hand corner. It was hand delivered all the way from the USA. Not only is it magnetic and holds paperclips in it's tail and wing region, it also chirps when it's moved.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

There's nothing more comfortable than an old pair of jeans...

Here is my latest bag - another of my recent creations... It was made with the same pattern as this bag with a few variations and is reversible. I used a preloved pair of jeans I bought at Savers and some furniture fabric I bought at Spotlight.

It was a bit fiddly, because I wanted to use the pockets as a feature, but it was well worth the effort.

I really love it.

Oh - and my friend loved froggy.

Monday, 4 May 2009

May you and your friends be healthy and happy...

“If you live to be 100,
I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day,
so I never have to live without you.”

Winnie the Pooh

Friday, 1 May 2009

Mad dash to 5pm Friday...

Well it's nearly the weekend.Take it easy, there's no need to push!
We'll all get there eventually.

And have a good (and safe) weekend!