29 May 2012


28 May 2012

31 days of us!

It has been such a long time between posts, but I have been inspired to start-up again with a new personal photo challenge…

Last night we went to a wedding. The couple’s wedding video was full of gorgeous shots they had taken of themselves over the years. Hubby and I felt completely inadequate. We have so few photos of the two of us. Especially in the years since having children.

So we jumped in the photo booth (yep the wedding was complete with photo booth!) and our new ‘month of photos’ challenge was born… we are going to try to take a photo of ourselves each day for the next month. Here we go…

Dear photograph

In keeping with this weekend’s anniversary theme, and given I have dying to take my own ‘dear photograph’ photos… I took the girls to our wedding tree this morning. I pulled out the old wedding photos and relived the happy day with them. Enjoy…

The promised gifts

Ok, I feel dreadful. It is our anniversary and I failed to get a present. We celebrate 5 years today, which is either a gift of silver or wood. My hints for a silver pendant went unnoticed, but in fairness I think it was my year to buy the gift. (We alternate years).

As a lame attempt to make up for my failings, I did run out and get a much needed silver coloured (ie stainless steal) garlic press and a very fancy wooden spatular. I am still yet to make a card.

Then I showed poor hubby the photos of what I intended and still intend to get for us… wooden printer’s tray and an antique silver cake slice. I have been looking for them. Just yet to find the right ones. The hunt continues…

Love love love

It is our 5th wedding anniversary tomorrow… and I am panicking! I have researched what I wanted to give my dear husband, but I haven’t found it yet! I haven’t even made a card! Instead I have used the occasion to inspire today’s type sketches. xx

Thank you

It is the first of March and I have decided to attempt to create a piece of ‘type’ by hand each day of the month.  Emphasis on the ‘attempt’. Not sure where I am going to find the time, but I am hoping they can just be short activities at the end of the day.

Today’s sketches have been inspired by ‘Handmade Love’s’ post today – announcing they are going to ‘sponsor’ Lorenzo’s Playground. I am still yet to find out what this really means, but feel super lucky and excited.


Time out

Sometimes it’s ok to ignore lists and let plans slip. Today is one of those days. Back on deck again tomorrow…

My new sewing box

I must say I am a terribly messy person at times. I crave order and tidiness, but my impatient and creative streaks get the better of me.
It is a constant internal battle.

For my birthday my mum gave me a sewing box. I was able to take finally charge and bring order to my green shopping bag full of threads. It brings be joy for so many reasons… one being just the simple fact that I now have sewing box… I think there might be a secret sewer inside me…