Sunday, February 28, 2010

This is me on a fort I built with some friends yesterday. We used driftwood and rocks at the beach. I was a lot of fun. We followed it with a nice picnic. Mm. I am off to QLD for a week of lectures. Toodles.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Last year I went a whole year without buying any new clothes (underwear excluded). I bought second-hand clothes from op-shops and e-bay. My main motivation for this was to be more ethical in my clothing choices, that I would not be throwing money toward companies who have their clothes made in China or India where workers do not receive fair pay for their work.
Anyhow... that year is over, and having broken my clothes shopping habits, my goal now is to continue buying second hand clothes, and when buying new clothes, to buy fair-trade or Australian made clothing.

There are some really lovely clothing companies who make their entire line in Australia.

These include:

(I bought one of their T-shirts from a local store the other day and it is comfeeeee!)

There are also some companies which make large amounts of their line in Australia (so you would have to check on the item's tag)

I am on the lookout for more Australian made clothing.

I Love:

Yes it is sad and somewhat childish. But pineapple lollies are the yummiest. I am so into them right now. Yum!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

3 Things - That made this arvo super.

3 Things that made this arvo just lovely:

1. The latest issue of Frankie Magazine came out today and I am looking through it while...

2. Eating Jatz with Mercy Valley Crumbly Pickled Onion Cheese mmmm yum and...
3. Listening to my favourite boys on radio: Hamish & Andy. They crack me up.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Weekend To Look Forward To

I already have some splendid plans for this weekend, these include:
- Taking some photos with my new Fuji Instax
-Cuddling my friends babies little Archie and Melia
- Going Garage-sale-ing and having lunch with one of my best friends and her hubby.
- Watching the movie "Valentine's Day" on Valentines Day with a bunch of lovelies.
- Catching up with my Mum and Dad while they are in town.
- Singing and musicing with my friends.

Wow it does look like a good weekend ahead. You know how some weekends seem void of anything but jobs and responsibilities? Well yay for one filled with goodness and precious people. Just the thought of it makes me feel...
(Sorry I can't remember where I found these pics..)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Collection Of: Cameras

So.. I have only recently got into photography. By "got into", I am hardly good... just at the very experimental phase. I am wanting to try different cameras and I love instant photography.
Anyhow... here is my small camera collection. I dream of one day adding a rather awesome digital SLR... but for now I am loving playing with film. One day I will do a course and learn how to process my own. One day.......

Canon ixus 70 - Reliable, compact, has lots of funky affects and takes videos with sound.

Fuji Instax Mini in Choc - I got this in the mail today yeeeee! The photos are sooo cute and tiny. I am in love.

Diana F+ have only done one colour film in it so far. It had red in the corners of a lot of them, so i have some learning to do. I have a black and white one in at the moment, but keep forgetting to take it places..

Polaroid Sun 600 - I love this baby... it is getting expensive and tricky to find film.. but they are gonna be making it again real soon.

Monday, February 8, 2010

10 of my Fave: Children's Picture Books

I love children's picture books. Here are some of my favourite ones, from my own childhood, and also from now.. cos I am still allowed to like kids books ok? :-)

There's A Sea In My Bedroom. I remember them reading this one on Playschool.
Where The WIld Things Are
The Jolly Postman. This book is amazingly delightful. Probably my favourite as a child.
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! (Seriously, I could judge this as a fave just by the title.)


The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Guess How Much I Love You

It's Useful To Have A Duck (This one is so creative, it is a board book that is reversible.... check it out it is splendid.)


Harry The Dirty Dog

We are never too old for picture books!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Package Exchange

I am super excited to be participating in a package exchange. Yee. I have been wanting to do one of these for ages. It is actually on my list of things to do this year, so i am very glad to have found one in Australia yeeha. I have already started compiling a list of ideas, but i'll have to wait to see who I get to make for.

So much excitement.

happy mail exchange at fatmumslim

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stationary Addiction

Ok, I will confess: I am addicted to stationary! Look at these beauties and you will understand why!!

Dottier & Jottier Stationary by Denyse Schmidt, published by Chronicle Books

Elliott Erwitt Set of 50 postcards published by Phaidon

Nightowl Paper Goods

Sarah Jane on Etsy

Two Guitars on Etsy

Elum designs

See? How lovely are they?!!! Who wouldn't want a letter or gift like these little babies!!??

Something Yummy.

On Saturday I went out and had gelato with a friend. It was very yummy, I had honey ricotta, and nutella yee. I also bought some tiny macaroon to take home for my brother and sister. We ate them with cups of tea. They were pistachio, passionfruit and macadamia.