29 September 2009


Just a couple of pics i took this morning walking down the laneway on the way to work - a cool graffiti stencil face in a great shade of turquoise, and a sticker stuck to the road 'Do not remove safety label'.  I wonder what happens if it's removed?

27 September 2009

sunday sewing take two

the other bag i managed to finish today . . i love the flower pocket inside . . now off to bendigo for another week, this time i am taken some fabric with me to cut out some more bags.  Loving the tablecloths at the moment!

sunday sewing

I've been sewing this morning and made this great new bag from a lovely op shop tablecloth lined with blue gingham with little strawberries from my aunts fabric stash. Popped it on madeit.  I have another bag cut out and ready to go in retro browns.  I was lying in bed this morning thinking of how productive i was going to be today - 3 bags, doona covers etc, and this is all i have done so far!  Oh well.  A lazy sunday is good too.

I got home this weekend from my week in bendigo to find these goodies in the mail.  Some stunning earrings from Owly and the Fox, and issue 2 of Peppermint mag and an Able and Game birthday card, bought through Leeloo.  Yay!

Plus I found an old birthday card from a friend down the side of the car seat, its a gorgous picture so I just had to share!

22 September 2009

yellow goat giveaway

ooh, i just found this delightful blog by yellow goat who is having some lovely giveaways, including a $50 usd voucher giveaway to complete a quick survey about her blog. Worthwhile, I'd love to be able to purchase one of the gorgeous bracelets or pendants. Go and take a look!!


so instead of concentrating on my day job, i have been dreaming of sewing... and finding these fabrics (sheets, tablecloths and pillowslips) at lunchtime at the local RSPCA op shop didn't help my daydreams! I can't wait to get back to melbourne on the weekend and put my foot to the peddle. The washing is going as i type. hoorah!

Meanwhile I have a dinner date with Tim, Graham and Bill . . . my dvd box set came in to the ABC shop today! Double hoorah! (ps. it wasn't as expensive in store compared with this online link)

20 September 2009


yay! we have a winner! Thanks to all that entered the giveaway, and for your lovely comments. Using random.org the giveaway goes to Digital Misfit. I'll email you to get your address and pop it in the post. Happy Sunday night!


i am looking forward to posting this little birdie to the winner of my giveaway drawn tonight. It is all wrapped up and ready to go with the bluebell purse. Good luck to all that have entered, and thanks for your lovely comments! I'll draw this at 6pm tonight, so there is still time to enter. Hope you are having a nice sunday!

14 September 2009

monday giveaway

right, i have started a new online store on zibbet today, I thought I'd try it out and see how we go. I'm not sure how it will be managing 3 onlines stores with my full time day job, but one can only try these things!

To kick it off I thought I'd have a giveaway! Yay!!
It's easy - please go and check out my new store here, then come back and leave a comment about your favourite item. I'll draw out a winner randomly, extra entries for tweeting! (Just make sure you let me know by including @billyboyandmia, or mention it on your comment). Prize draw will be on Sunday 20th September at 6pm.

Oh, and what is the giveaway?
This lovely little jingle bird and sweet bluebell purse.
Pale green stripe jingle bird has blue spotty wings and a ribbon loop crest and tail. He is suitable for littlies with embroidered french knot eyes, and is filled with non-allergenic polyester fibre filling. He does have a small bell inside for a rattle, and is about 15cm across.

The bluebell purse sings of spring and is handmade with a drapery fabric remnant in cream with fresh blue flowers and lime stalks. It is fully lined with a liberty print in blues and greens, and has a contrasting yellow zip. Its about 11 x 11 cm.

Happy giveaway!

busy bird

i've had a very busy weekend so I'm glad to have today off work! I have done a lot of house stuff, a little bit of sewing including this little birdie (I've worked out a better way to attach their wings and legs, thank goodness), baked some of granny's forgotten cookies (yum!), organised some birthday presies, and got my plates up on the wall (yay! *clapping hands*, and thanks neighbour!).

11 September 2009


this is my task tomorrow, to get all these plates up on the wall in my studio, aka the spare room. Mum helped me with the placement of them on my need-to-be-vacuumed rug. Some are sentimental - one is from my nanna's dinner set, one is from my childhood meals, some were gifts, and a couple i bought myself on overseas adventures. Forgive the bad pic, but hopefully I'll have a better picture of them up on my wall tomorrow! I hope!

This below is an attempt at a brooch - three petals and a covered button. Let me know what you think! I have been trying to think of ways to use my ever growing mound of off-cuts.

06 September 2009

sweet dreams

i like food and i like sleep so i have combined the two making a doona cover from a lovely embroidered tablecloth! I bought the tablecloth, some doilies, and some cream queen size sheets all from the op shop. I lay the sheets on my bed for rough measurements, trimmed them down to doona size, then pinned the tablecloth to one of the sheets after folding and ironing in center creases. Then whipped it through the ever reliable husqvarna, sewing the tablecloth to a sheet first, before sewing the sheets together to make the doona cover. I had enough trimmed sheet fabric to make two pillowcases, so attached some embroidered doilies for decoration. I am really pleased with the result!

i also found on madeit a lovely ring made with the handle of a teaspoon by forkometry, so this arrived in the post! Thanks! Not a good pic, but it has pears and leaves on it and I love it!

I also bought a great green beaded necklace from blackiki, great packaging and well made - plus some free macthing earrings! Thanks!! - no pics yet as i can't find my camera battery charger - so frustrating!! Oh well, will have to see if i can dig out the old camera.

04 September 2009


spring has sprung! my beautiful sis-in-law sent me these pics of her garden in New Zealand. Just gorgeous to see the flowers and blossom in bloom. I wish I was over there to have a cuppa in your garden with you, miss you!