Art, Craft

Butterflies, Books And Birdhouses, Oh My!

    Two newbies at the Etsy store. Butterfly Cake Topper is only $7 for one Birdhouse and Books are $20 I am taking orders for these Birdhouse and Books Cake topper for Graduations.  It doesn't take too long to make them but I have received a few orders already.  So send me an email… Continue reading Butterflies, Books And Birdhouses, Oh My!

Art, Craft

No Cake Decorators Were Harmed In The Making Of This Stunt Wedding Cake!

I wanted to revamp the Etsy store recently, so I decided to make a wedding you do.  Not just a wedding cake, but a stunt wedding cake.  Not for eating...although the icing is pretty damn good! (So I am told!) So I have created a whole heap of new cake toppers in the last… Continue reading No Cake Decorators Were Harmed In The Making Of This Stunt Wedding Cake!

Home, Life

Extra Extra Read All About It!

I kinda miss the days of clipping cool articles...I suppose that is what Pinterest is all about these days...that sounds really old doesn't it?! Remember clipping magazine photos and articles.  I remember I had a large scrapbook and I seem to remember I clipped a photo of the couples from ABBA.  The I cut a… Continue reading Extra Extra Read All About It!

Art, Craft, Home

And Loving It…

Well I actually made myself a little something last week.  &!  A paper cutout of and ampersand with a nice little spray of flowers.  🙂  Simple and lovely. When I actually go window shopping I always admire the big & that some specialty shops have on display, do you know the ones I mean?  Big… Continue reading And Loving It…

Home, Life

Life Time Tolerance Of Cat Videos Reached…

One of the advantages of having a twenty year old son is the exposure to an abundance of cat videos.  Yay. <=== Sarcasm. (I do love my dear cats, all three of them, I love the purring, the welcoming parade that I encounter when I wake up, the daily cat races up the hall way… Continue reading Life Time Tolerance Of Cat Videos Reached…

Craft, Home, Life

I Feel (Chicken) Cooped Up!

I think I am a farm girl at heart.  I love animals.  Pretty much all animals.  And when you live in suburbia dreaming about farm life, the life you might hope to have one day, you inevitably end up on Pinterest.  Okay so what I mean is everyday I end up on Pinterest.  And what… Continue reading I Feel (Chicken) Cooped Up!

Art, Craft

Antique Birdhouse Plans

Some cut little birdhouse plans.  I am pretty sure that if you print these you could just add a few tabs when you are cutting these out and have yourself some little paper birdhouses.  Or you could print them out and make yourself some wooden birdhouses.There are quite a few patterns for birdhouses floating around… Continue reading Antique Birdhouse Plans


Why Didn’t I Think Of That??

I don't go to the beach very often but...holy moly that is an awesome idea, a fitted sheet!! Unbeleivable!...Why didn't I think Of That?? Paint brush storage, awesome again...Why didn't I think of that? An apple slicer to cut up potato wedges!  Now why didn't I think of that? Wow.  Why didn't I think of… Continue reading Why Didn’t I Think Of That??

Art, Craft

List of Kaisercraft Paper Names:

A very long list of Kaisercraft paper colours, for those that need it! Coconut Licorice Smoke Elephant Ears Steel Mineral Eggshell Coffee Bean Chocolate Mocha Cookie Latte Vanilla Forest Moss Khaki Olive Fern Avocado Willow Aloe Toffee Spiced Pumpkin Cheddar Sunshine Buttercup Tangerine Papaya Burnt Orange Blush Fuzzy Peach Burgundy Cherry Tomato Scarlett Watermelon Bubblegum… Continue reading List of Kaisercraft Paper Names:

Art, Pin Up

Pin Up Girls

I was on Pinterest the other day (shocker I know) and I was looking for pin up girl pics, not that difficult to find really.  I was specifically looking for a good pic for my business cards.  It was really quite weird when I found a very lovely pic, she was fully dressed, everything covered,… Continue reading Pin Up Girls

Art, Craft, Illustrations, Life


Really in love with the chalkboard effect of recent years.  It used to be all hand drawn and now most of it is digital.  Which makes it way more accessible I suppose.  You can get your own things done, invitations, announcements and everything in between.  These are ones are available from Donna at Bubba Beanz… Continue reading Chalkboards

Craft, Life

Write A List, Check It Thrice Or More.

I have a little business starting to kick off, a little, on Etsy.  Finally.  So much work goes into these little things.  Many hours and lots of money too.  But finally, finally starting to reap the rewards.  I was starting to get so busy a week ago that I couldn't sleep due to all the… Continue reading Write A List, Check It Thrice Or More.

Australian Weather, Home, Life

Early Start

Well, I have been out and about since about 6.30 this morning.  Busy busy busy.  It is such a beautiful day today.  Hopefully the hottest days of summer are over.  The skies are clear and there was a very slight chill in the air at 6ish.  Welcomed relief. Went for a short walk with the… Continue reading Early Start


Elvis; One Night

Okay so it has been a while since I had an Elvis post, well, probably since Elvis month (August).  You know the month where I watched every single Elvis movie and concert and reviewed/research them...probably a month my family is not likely to forget any time soon.  How much Elvis is too much?  I don't… Continue reading Elvis; One Night

Home, Life

Blast From The Past…

Well yesterday I found an old old old diary that I had written when my kids where little...from the beginning of the year 2000!  Have you ever written something down and re read it years later and then you realize how lame you actually were/are?  Well I am super lame...apparently, just in case the previous… Continue reading Blast From The Past…

Home, Life

Challenge For The Week: Stay On Target!

The challenge for the week is to stay focused.  Very difficult.  Me trying to stay  This is what is going on at the moment: (And yes I secretly say this to myself sometimes, in the voice too)          I am using my laptop on the lounge, TV is on and a Friends episode is… Continue reading Challenge For The Week: Stay On Target!

Art, Craft

Stack of Books

Just last week I was asked to join a new handmade wedsite...It specializes in Australian made wedding items.  I won't give out the address as yet, because it hasn't officially launched yet.  (But if you are reading this and you sell handmade wedding items made only in Australia and you would be interested in this… Continue reading Stack of Books

Art, Craft

Etsy Success…Well Getting There Anyway!

  So I have been working on filling the Etsy store and getting it just right.  I have deleted a number of items, that I felt didn't fit and condensed it down to just 3 sections. It definitely takes a while to work out the kinks and make the store more pleasing to the eye. … Continue reading Etsy Success…Well Getting There Anyway!

Art, Craft

Here Comes Valentines Day!

Well it's that time of the year again.  Just thought I would get in early, so that any orders will reach you before Valentines Day.  Each of these little pieces are sent unframed and unmatted, and to be honest, it is much cheaper for you to grab a frame from your local store.  Very affordable,… Continue reading Here Comes Valentines Day!


Sherlocked and Loaded and Ready To Weep.

Yep, I am absolutely terrified.  Terrified of Sherlock spoilers.  Terrified it is all going to end.  Terrified that there will be no more.  I can't read the news, I can't trawl Pinterest, I can't click on links in my Facebook news feed etc etc etc. The masterpiece that is Sherlock has me completely hooked.  There… Continue reading Sherlocked and Loaded and Ready To Weep.

Elvis, Movies

Happy Birthday E

Happy 79th Birthday. If you haven't been to this blog before and you are here because you like the Elvis photo, you might be interested in some previous posts.  Elvis month, August, I watched and reviewed all the movies and concerts, just for something to do.  Click here to view the first one.

Australian Weather, Home

Weather Update:

Just an update on the extreme Brisbane weather, apparently we received 27000 lightning strikes over the 2 hour period until the storm moved out to sea late this afternoon.  There has been localized flooding and various storm damaged.  One person has survived being struck by lightning and is recovering in hospital, I hope all goes… Continue reading Weather Update:

Australian Weather, Home

Some Very Active Summer Storms

Around 7000 lightning strikes in the storm that just went through.  I was looking out the lounge room window when I saw a lightning strike about 500m away.  Very impressive.  This strike was followed by two others in almost the same place.  Followed closely by massive thunder. Just such a crazy storm.  Stradbroke Island has… Continue reading Some Very Active Summer Storms

Craft, Food, Home

Easy: How To Make Butter Tutorial

I was very lucky after Christmas and the local supermarket had marked down lots of units of cream.  So I bought about 5 large (600ml) containers.  I didn't have a clue what I was going to do with all that cream, but it was Christmas/New Year and we were having guests and some nice dinners. … Continue reading Easy: How To Make Butter Tutorial

Art, Craft, Home

Dear Artist: This storage idea is too good to miss!!

  Reposted this from July I think.  This is way too good not to repost every so often.  Simple to do.  A board, nails, clips and paint.  Your done.  Share to someone that is in need of this kind of help.  I am sure there are numerous uses for this. Have a great day! xx… Continue reading Dear Artist: This storage idea is too good to miss!!

Craft, Home, Miscellaneous

Easy Do It Yourself Pet Bed

***I originally posted this in June 2013.  However due to its popularity I have decided to repost this one.  I made one for one of my cats, she knows it's hers and everytime I look at her curled up or sprawled across it it makes me smile.  So here it is...give it a shot, it's… Continue reading Easy Do It Yourself Pet Bed


Something New At Ruby Canoe

Check out the new additions to my Etsy Shop, and buy lots or even all of them if you would like.  Go on you know you want to!  If not just go and have a look and keep me in mind for any weddings or parties or such. Hope you had a nice New Year.… Continue reading Something New At Ruby Canoe

Australian Weather, Home

Australia is Melting…

   Well it just hit 45 degrees celcius...for those of you that don't use celcius, that would be 113!!  Ouch.  The roads are literally melting too.  I had to take a trip to the shops earlier and there are some wacky clouds forming on the range (Great Dividing Range)  hopefully no more hail though.  And,… Continue reading Australia is Melting…

Art, Craft, Home

Gotta Love A Butterfly <3

Recently I decided to try my hand at cake toppers, and when I say hand I mean machine.  I have already received quite a few enquiries about the wedding cake toppers.  It seems that people like to spend a lot more money on weddings than I did when I got married.  But even if you… Continue reading Gotta Love A Butterfly ❤