Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sunday update

So another busy week has gone by and I haven't done anything even remotely creative. I've been planning on taking photos  of my vintage finds and finishing up my sewing projects but nope...not just yet. However this is what I HAVE done this week

1. I turned 21! Yes, little me is another year older and I feel exactly the same. I still feel like I'm 13 years old and the idea of adulthood still scares me. I had a wonderful birthday and I got extremely spoilt. I didn't do much (thats how I like it), but I am planning on having a gathering with friends later on.  I had a mini freak out because I feel like for a 21 year old  haven't done much but I came to the conclusion that comparing your life to someone else's life might as well be comparing apples and oranges. We each have our own little path with bumps and detours, some happen early on, some later on, some are big and some are small. Just gotta keeep movin' on anywaaaaaaaay 

2. I bought Gertie's new sewing book with some of the money I acquired from my birthday. Hopefully I will give it a  review once I have gotten through it. I usually like styles that are a little fancier, but I think a book based on casual vintage basics is a good place to practise skills. I'm excited to give it a go. 

3. Fell in love with Darrell Lea strawberry liquorice. It's great! They have all sorts of's just amazing. I love liquorice, but this is definitely a liquorice that non-liquorice people will love too. 
4. Attempted to break out of my makeup rut.....and failed. Winged eyeliner, neutral shadow and red lips just go together too damn well. 

5. Got accused of being sexually attracted to yoghurt in the grocery store because I was looking at it like I wanted to 'date' it.....apparently.  (I forgot my glasses so I squint at everything). The conversation was so awkward that climbing into the juice fridge seemed like a great idea.

6. Got teary while watching Telethon (Yearly 26 hour televised fundraiser for the childrens hospital and charities in Perth). I grew up watching this every single year and it brings so much hope knowing that a whole state can get together at one time and raise millions of dollars for a good cause. 

Friday, 17 October 2014

One lovely blog award

The Rules: 

1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog. 
2. You must list the rules and display the award. 
3. You must add seven facts about yourself. 
4. You must nominate fifteen other bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.
5. You must display the award logo and follower the blogger who nominated you. 

Thank you Lucy from the carnabetian army for passing this along!

Seven Facts About Me:

1. I had surgery when I was 18 that permanently fused most of my spine together, I had to learn how to walk again and spent a lot of time by myself doing nothing....thats when I decided to learn to sew!

2.  When I was a child I was adamant I was going to be a lawyer. I watched Legally Blonde and I felt like suddenly it was okay to be feminine and smart. I may no longer want to be a lawyer (I think I would be too distressing), but I am at university studying to be a Psychologist. 

3.  I love peppermint tea and I drink it ALL the time. When I come to think of it I love anything that smells or tastes like peppermint. 

4. I burn in the sun ridiculously quickly. I have been known to stop in the sun for a chat with people at uni for 10 minutes and end up with blistering, tomato red sunburn. SPF 50+ is my best friend and I don't know what I'd do without it.
5.  I live in Australia, grew up in a coastal town, live in a coastal city and hate swimming at the beach! 

6. I had a spice girls crop top when I was a kid and I thought I was the coolest. I felt like baby spice (she was my favourite)
7. When I was little I watched a cartoon called the Magical Adventures of Mumfie. It had a little elephant in a pink coat, a scarecrow, a pig with wings and a whale with a house inside it. Nobody I talked to remembered it and I've still never met anyone who remembers it......but I know its real! 

Lisa from tea and craft
Wendy from the butterfly balcony
Eve and Blaire from old is now vintage
CiCi from cici-marie
Hayley from lady haze of vintage
Liz from sixties twist
Bonita from lavender and twill
Lynne from  ozzy black beard

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Perfect vintage sale attire
1. Small bag that doesn't get in the way or a bag large enough to carry every single item home in......(become Mary Poppins and have both?). Either way it needs to be able to hold your denial for vintage acquisition syndrome.
2. A dress. There will be no privacy in change rooms. Use the skirt of your dress as a change room if you wish to not flash your butt and flabby bits. (Although there is nothing wrong with butts and flabby bits, everybody has a butt and flabby bits).
3. Flat shoes. You wouldn't go to war in stilettos 

Here is a cute photo of a mumma swan and her babies on the creatively named swan river. Aren't they just the cutest?! I didn't want to get too close and stress them out or end up as a viral video on youtube. 

I did get some AWESOME finds from the vintage sale I went to today and I'll pop them up when I get the chance. Vintage sales are always so extremely hectic and I need to put my feet up and rest.