Home, Life

30 Ideas For Your Unachievable New Year’s Resolution

Well I can't believe the year is almost over again.  It really sneaks up on you doesn't?  So many things can happen in a year.  Births, deaths and marriages and all that goes in between. And every year a few of us leave it until the first of the year to change something about ourselves… Continue reading 30 Ideas For Your Unachievable New Year’s Resolution

Food, Home, Life

Define: “Food Drunk”

(copy and pasted from Wiki, because...well..the title says it all really, hope you had a lovely Christmas and got totally food drunk) Historical meaning The use of "drunk" to mean overcome by substances other than alcohol is long-established, e.g. drunk with opium (1585), or with tobacco (1698).[2] In October 1905 Thomas Edison (then 58 years… Continue reading Define: “Food Drunk”

Art, Craft, Silhouette Cameo

A Few New Additions To The Etsy Family

Tea Bag Butterfly Pack of 10 Giftboxed Wedding Cake Toppers 2 Bird Houses joined by heart garland Wedding Cake Toppers 3 Bird Houses Sorry short and sweet tonight!  Have a great day/night!  Ruby xx

Art, Craft, Silhouette Cameo

Bird House Party Favours

Well school is ending here in Australia, for another year.  The grade 12 "kids" finished up a few weeks ago, the grade 11's and 10's finished yesterday and I think most of the other grades finish this week and next week.  This year has gone so fast, says everyone over 35.  It certainly has. I… Continue reading Bird House Party Favours

Art, Craft, Silhouette Cameo

Ferris Wheel Fun

Spent a fair bit of time on this and I love it.   The carriages are little bird houses tied with red ribbon. Just posted it on my facebook page, I just wish that I could have taken some outside shots of this but mother nature had some other ideas.  We have just had a… Continue reading Ferris Wheel Fun

Art, Craft, Silhouette Cameo

Using My Silhouette To Cut Transparencies

Well, I took the plunge a few hours ago and finally used the OHP transparencies I had bought last week.  I was terrified that the transparencies would ruin my laser printer...my new laser printer at that too.  So I hummed and harred (is that really a  word?) for about an hour, loaded the feed with… Continue reading Using My Silhouette To Cut Transparencies

Art, Craft, Silhouette Cameo

Teacher Owl Gift

A special gift for a special Prep teacher.  To be delivered this week.  You can find it in my Etsy Store.  Australian school will all be finishing in the next 4 weeks and these Teacher Thank You Gifts are selling like hot cakes...I love hot cakes! And I love to sell things on Facebook and… Continue reading Teacher Owl Gift

Art, Craft

Vintage Origami Dresses

I love vintage dresses and patterns.  A few days ago I scored a little pad of beautiful vintage papers just the right size for origami.  I had all intentions of doing some origami dresses all week but was just too busy...I have sold quite a few of the Teacher Poem Paper Art piece and it's… Continue reading Vintage Origami Dresses

Art, Craft, Silhouette Cameo

A Teacher’s Pressie For Chrissie!

I haven't stuck any of the pieces down yet, but I love this!  I will put it up for sale in my Etsy store today for those of you living in Australia...be quick school finishes shortly.  I already have 8 of these to do just via my facebook page...just wanted to share...gotta fly!  Have an… Continue reading A Teacher’s Pressie For Chrissie!

Craft, Silhouette Cameo

Gone Fishin’

Have I told you lately that I love you..oh Silhouette Cameo machine how I love thee. Can't wait to see what this looks like in a frame. This reminds me of sitting on the banks of a river with willow tree branches hanging down behind me.  ❤ Enjoy your life, it ends too quickly...even when… Continue reading Gone Fishin’

Home

Well Ya Don’t See That Everyday…

A koala, you don't see koala's everyday..but when you do they are so bloody cute!  I wouldn't pick one up though, have you seen their claws?  I am very lucky to live where I live.  Yesterday I was saying goodbye to my little family, in the front yard, and just across our little street I… Continue reading Well Ya Don’t See That Everyday…

Art, Craft, Silhouette Cameo

A Few Little Goodies…

Just a few little goodies I've been working on during the week!  Sold a few of each...well apart from the red heart, which I have done anything with yet, but it is just beautiful and I love it.  I was thinking of just mounting it simply on some thick white card cut in the shape… Continue reading A Few Little Goodies…

Art, Craft

These Are The Droids…And Han And Leia…

Again I must stress, I am not a photographer!  But I took these, with my phone, just to show you what I am up to lately.  As you know, cause you have read all my posts, cause you are completely and utterly floored by my wit and talent...I bought a Silhouette Cameo machine, and love… Continue reading These Are The Droids…And Han And Leia…

Art, Craft, Home

Love Tree

A new listing on my etsy store.  Australia only, unless you're desperate...money talks 🙂 I received my Silhouette Cameo this week and this is my first piece.  Hopefully many to come.  I have found this machine to be wonderful, so far.  The software is easy to use and the outcomes limitless.  It's also great that… Continue reading Love Tree

Art, Craft, Life

It’s Now 3.30am I Should Be Asleep!

Sometimes I think there are just too many things in the world to do.  I look at Pinterest and pin a billion things to the craft board, each one I am certain I will make today, oh and then something else, and then more.  Curse you Pinterest! No I didn't mean that, sorry Pinterest I… Continue reading It’s Now 3.30am I Should Be Asleep!

Art, Craft

Sent With A Loving Kiss…

Just listed on my Etsy store...Air Mail mini envelopes...with buttons and a few stamps and ribbons and stickers...and da daaa I give you a cute little bunch of gift tags!  I personally am going to use them as Christmas decorations on my Chrissy tree but you can really use them any time of the year… Continue reading Sent With A Loving Kiss…

Art, Craft

Tag You’re It…

Just listed a pack of 10 gift tags in my Etsy store.  I have decided to try a few new things in the store, and they should all be listed by Sunday, hhmm that's if I don't get the flu that is bouncing of every human in my house at the moment! Unfortunately these are… Continue reading Tag You’re It…

Art, Craft, Home

No Milk In These Milk Bottles

Remember the days of the glass milk bottles?  Clearly this week I have a thing for glass milk bottles...see yesterday's post. I remember the sound of the milko delivering the milk in the wee early hours of the morning,  the sound of the bottles clunking together, waking me up... Just recently a local company has… Continue reading No Milk In These Milk Bottles

Art, Craft, Illustrations

Tag You’re It…

Well I had a wee bit of spare time yesterday and decided to work on a few things to add to my Etsy store.  So for the next week or two I am going to be working on a heap of paper products like the cute little birdie gift tags, my first attempt at a… Continue reading Tag You’re It…

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 31 Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii (1973)

Year:  1973 Age:  38 Movie:  35th Morse code starts this concert.  For about 15 or so seconds, morse code and when I heard that sound I would come running to see...Aloha From Hawaii.  Elvis arrives in a helicopter greeted by fans and leis, leis that almost cover his head.  While waiting for the concert to… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 31 Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii (1973)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 31 Elvis On Tour (1972)

Year:  1972 Age:  37 Movie:  34th Not the best documentary out of the four (68, that's the way, aloha).  It's a mix of concert footage, behind the scene footage and old stuff from the beginning.  We see Elvis hanging out with his buddy's and with his Dad. Fills in a few minutes with photo's of… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 31 Elvis On Tour (1972)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 30 Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (1970)

Year:  1970 Age:  35 Movie: 33rd Concert and rehearsals.  We get it all, including a few bloopers.  During the first rehearsal footage Elvis looks ike he needs a good rest.  He doesn't look bad, quite the opposite actually, he just looks like he would really appreciate a good holiday. I am watching this with my… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 30 Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (1970)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 30 Change Of Habit (1969)

Year:  1969 Age:  34 Movie:  32nd We start this movie in a convent. Three nuns are chosen to travel to New York to try to mingle and live like normal people.  Change Of Habit is sung over the credits...lead straight into Rubberneckin' oh yeah!!!  And Elvis's hair is not combed back, we're headed into the… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 30 Change Of Habit (1969)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 30 The Trouble With Girls (1969)

Year:  1969 Age:  34 Movie:  31st (I don't really understand this movie poster as the movie was set in the twenties and I don't recall Elvis having a gun in the movie at all). The Trouble With Girls (and how to get into it) starts off in black and white then changes to colour when… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 30 The Trouble With Girls (1969)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 29 Charro (1969)

Year:  1969 Age:  34 Movie:  30th The armed stranger rides into town, and straight into your standard Mexican cantina.  Jess Wade is tricked into coming to the cantina by those no good Hackett boys.  Shots are exchanged and Jess takes cover behind you standard armoured card table.  Jess is also wearing those leather cuffs/watch from… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 29 Charro (1969)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 29 ’68 Comeback Special (1968)

Year:  1968 Age:  33 Movie:  29th From the opening scene this is something you want to watch.  Elvis standing there guitar in hand with the back drop of Elvis's in silhouette, belting out Trouble/Guitar Man.  Pull out to the long shot of Elvis playing the guitar and finishing the song while standing in the iconic… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 29 ’68 Comeback Special (1968)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 28 Live A Little, Love A Little (1968)

Year: 1968 Age:  33 Movie:  28th Wow, a very different feel straight away.  We are heading into the 70's here.  Elvis plays Greg Nolan, a newspaper photographer, and the first scene is Greg driving along the road and then the beach in his dune buggy.  Hair all messed up, not something you see in many… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 28 Live A Little, Love A Little (1968)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 27 Speedway (1968)

Year:  1968 Age:  33 Movie  27th Strange beginning, in that, there is a scene before the opening credits.  The title track is really good, love it.  The opening credits shows, what I presume to be, cameos by actual speedway stars (actually, I do recognise Richard Petty).  Love the cars they are about to race.  If… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 27 Speedway (1968)