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~ my favourite items made by other artists and crafters from all over the world

~ things that inspire me

~ thoughts of the day

~ general ramblings and ... my own creations. enjoy...

Saturday, May 31, 2014

It's ALL about Toile ..

Toile ...  I LOVE it ... but first of all, do you say toile - like toy with an L on the end ??? or twarl ... like Carl with a T at the beginning ???   I'm not being picky ... but you really SHOULD get it right if you're going to be blogging or talking about it ...

... wishing this was our bedoom !!!

It would seem from my sources ... {aka google} it's the latter ... so Twarl is the correct way to go.


Back to the post ...  yes, I just LOVE Toile - very country, Very French ... and what else is left then that's important ?

On a recent trip to Mt Isa with the kids for a school seminar/activity/sports day,  I did manage to pop into the delightfully 'crammed with everything gorgeous' Chantilly Cream in  Miles St.

Lisa and Jenny have been kind enough to stock some of my shabby chic pieces and truly have one of the prettiest stores I have EVER seen.  I had to go back twice {to make sure I saw it ALL !!} and on the second day I went back to have a better look, {child free} I spied a beautiful toile jug and dish which now takes pride of place in the dining room.


so so beautiful !



... and last year I snapped this one up from Lazybones ...

so pretty !!!

I could have a WHOLE HOUSE of toile, but I don't think my husband or kids would really approve ... so for now I just drool over the images I find online ...

Check out these toile inspired pieces I've found on Pinterest ...

























would KILL for a pair of these ...


all images via Pinterest
~  happy Saturday ~

Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Beautiful Mess ... blog find !

There are sooo many great blogs out there and just not enough hours in the day ...

... this looks like another awesome project I would like to try and I found it at A Beautiful Mess while cruising around on Pinterest ...

enjoy !!!

Make your own canvas portrait ...

click here for the tutorial !!

~ enjoy ~

Sunday, May 11, 2014

a project from Pinterest ...

Who does Pinterest ???

I do ... a LOT ...  It's so addictive and I love it.  So much fun finding inspiration, as well as cool ideas for projects ... although sometimes I find it akin to collecting recipes and never getting around to cooking them ...

... however ... today,  I can show you that I have actually done a project from my Projects board on Pinterest ... and I'm thrilled !



find yourself a BIG jar with a screwtop lid

type up the words and then cut them and soak the paper in tea for the 'vintage' look ...

then ... put your treasures in it !  ... this is a "2 inches of rain" present - {we need rain each wet season for the cattle property!}

snuggle request ...

old cards ...

people without arms or necks ...

that's actually me in my white nightie ...

these are rose coloured glasses ...

keeping anything hubby writes to me!!!

more love cards from the kids ...

coupon voucher on mother's day

... with vouchers I still need to CASH IN !!!

yes ... one day ...

and a Luxury card ! - ask for and you will receive ...

fabulous concert with my better half a few years ago now !!!

and an amazing hand made pot with flowers which also came with it's own hand made gift  box !!! gorgeous ♥


I know I've be filling it up for years to come -  but it's so great to finally have finished it.  I look at it every day when I walk past the office.

here's the ORIGINAL pin where the inspiration came from !  cool huh?

pinterest


~  happy Mother's Day ~


Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday night faves

... yes yes ... i should be doing something else ... like paperwork ... or sleeping ... but I want to show you some cool things I've found on Etsy this/last week ...











~  it's an  "all over the place" mix, but that's how I browse ... ALL over the place ...


printtwine  ~  ring  ~  garden kit spoonphotograph  ~  toy car  ~  straws  ~  ric rac  ~  teacup set

happy Monday ♥
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