Friday, May 21, 2010

Home Organisation and Decor

Those who know me in real life know that I try to be super organised at home and cannot stand clutter or mess and try to achieve that modern, sleek & clean line look in our 1980's era house. I am on a constant look out for new organisation and decor ideas for our home. I've become totally addicted to real estate and renovation shows on tv and other people's blogs on design and organisation so 3 years after moving into our house I am still putting the finishing touches on our rooms.

Today I stumbled across Katrina Chamber's blog and love her idea of transferring her washing powders and other liquids into pretty glass jars. Oh how I dream of a proper laundry one day (rather than a corner of the garage we currently have).

And speaking of laundry and the fact that I can't post without a photo, here is my clean washing waiting for my attention tonight:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Luxury .....

I know I often get caught up with the chores of daily life and have to remind myself not to take for granted the small luxuries especially after a challenging day with a one year old.

Rosamunde Pilcher describes luxury in her novel 'The Shell Seekers':

'Luxury, I think, is the total fulfilment of all five senses at once' page 484

'Mountains, and the bitter cold of snow, all glittering beneath a blue sky and a savage sun. Or lying, baking, on a hot rock, and knowing that, when you can't bear the heat another moment, the cold, deep sea is only a yard away, waiting for you to dive.' page 484

'Being out on a freezing wet day, and coming home, chilled to the bone, and being able to wallow in an immensely hot, deep bath' pages 484-485

These were my luxuries today:

Winter really seems to have arrived as the day was quite chilly, so I set aside my To Do List and instead curled up on the lounge with a blanket and one of my favourite books while our little man napped:

Freshly baked scones with strawberry jam and a chocolate milkshake - perfect for a chilly day:

And my luxury tonight: my electric blanket!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Personalised Canvas Board with Mini Pegs

Here is a sneak peek at two personalised canvas boards with mini pegs I have been working on this week (sore back and all) for Master B and Miss A's birthdays. More photos to come after Master B and Miss A receive their presents (don't want to give too much away in case their mum is reading my blog!).

(again excuse my poor photography)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day. Here is an accordian album I made for our little man as part of his gift to Grandma. This is my first attempt at this little craft project and I am very happy with the way it turned out. And of course I had to include one of my lovely polka dot ribbons!

I was well and truly spoiled by my little guy and his daddy and we had a lovely dinner out with family. What a gorgeous Sunday - the weather was perfect.

More crafty projects to come this week as I make some birthday gifts for a spunky little boy and his adorable sister.