“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” Ashley Smith.


The newest addition to our clan! He is a purebred german shepherd and a whole 7 weeks old! He is just too cute and has a pretty big personality. We have already introduced him to our other dog Lucy (below) who is a 2 year old german shepherd. I hope they will be the best of friends! They got along pretty well today, Lucy was very gentle and Leon wasnt too scared around her.
As per usual the cats were real impressed..not! Poor Halo (the star of my blog banner), she was our first pet and we got her 4 years ago and since then we have gotten another cat & 2 dogs. She must think we dont love her! Leon will be staying indoors for a few weeks until he completes his vaccine program then will be living outside with Lucy. We have a 2 storey house & its good that the stairs are very hard for puppies to climb so the cats will probably hide upstairs until he goes outside.

Me & Lucy

End of 2010

Ive been so very slack with blogging as well as crafting lately and unfortunetely I can see that will probably continue for awhile as my life is changing. Its been a busy past few months and year and I think next year will be even busier. So since I have no crafting news to update and im enjoying a nice lazy rainy Sunday morning I thought I would reflect on the year and what the new year brings. I know this is probably boring to most, but I personally love hearing about what people have been up to and where they are headed.
This year has been overall a great year for me personally but has been quite horrible for alot of my loved ones. My dear cousin celebrated the birth of his beautiful daughter in February, however a few months later his wife has gone abit 'weird' and forced them into a seperation which will lead to a divorce among countless DVO orders and a custody battle for this baby. Its been a nightmare year for him and his family and I only hope things turn out for the better soon and he gets his daughter back from that horrible woman.
Another dear family friend who has been married for many years (I was a flowergirl at their wedding when I was 8, so thats 16 years ago!) have seperated aswell. Very sad. I hope they work things out though.
My mother in law had a nervous breakdown this year and ended up hospitalised for a long time for anxiety which was very testing on the family and their business. My mother always told me it doesnt matter how many children they have, its always the daughter in law who ends up looking after the mother in law and thats definetely what happened in my situation aswell! I spend my holidays working in their shop because they couldnt afford to hire anyone to keep the business going and was the shoulder to cry on. I dont mind being there for people but it does annoy me that her 7 children, including her son (my husband) werent there for her. She has since left hospital and is back at work & seems abit happier but with the festive season upon us and the family torn to shreds still (thats a whole other story!) she has potential to get worse again.
Onto the good stuff. Firstly, my career. I work as a registered nurse and for the last 2 years I have worked in a level 2 intensive care unit which means the patients are sick, but not that sick. Intensive care units are given a 'level' depending on how sick the patients are and the amount of expertise the hospital has to deal with those patients. A level 1 hospital can only take ventilated (so people on breathing machines) patients for 4 hours before sending them to a bigger hospital. A level 2, which is were I used to work can take ventilated patients, and usually recieves the patients the level 1 facilities transfer, but only if they are stable and dont have any serious cardiac or brain issues. So this includes people with serious chest infections, kidney failure, sepsis & shock. A level 3 hospital is the top guns....they specialise in intensive care patients and can provide much more advanced technologies and complex life saving interventions and they do alot of research. The hospital I now work at is a level 3 intensive care which specialises in cardiac (heart) surgery and conditions and is the biggest cardiac hospital in the state. Now, when I worked in my old job I did a study program called transition which is a 12 month program that all new staff to intensive care must do to develop the advanced skills & knowledge needed to work in intensive care. This program gives me 2 subjects credit to a post graduate university qualification which I will be doing next year. Initially I was going to do this qualification while working at my old job and I never had any intentions of moving to a bigger hospital. The thought of doing university again while working full time in a new & very big hospital was daunting. But the idea kept growing in my head and I finally bit the bullet and asked for a job which I was given. Six months ago I wouldve laughed at you if you suggested I would be working in a major level 3 intensive care unit while doing university, but here we are! Its a huge step for me and I look forward to advancing my career to places I never intended to go before!
This year I learnt how to sew and how to knit. Now I know the majority of my blog world friends are very experienced with this but id never done it before and im very proud of myself for buying a sewing machine and teaching myself how to use it. I havent sewn much, I made a skirt ans some new kitchen curtains but its a start anyway. Ive been far too busy to make anything lately but its nice to know if I need to sew something or repair something I have the machine and I know how to use it! Ive got lots of beautiful fabrics still and am still deciding what to make with them but right now im thinking some nice new homewares....some pillowcases and id love to make a quilt. I have a beautiful watercolour multicolour flower fabric which is just stunning and I want to make a dress or skirt out of but im waiting til I find an amazing pattern because I dont want to waste it. So stay tuned!
Not much else has happened in my life this year, its been a pretty average year for me despite the drama's going on around me. Ill do a post about new year dreams abit later. Its off to make a coffee and take in the newspaper!
Whats been significant in your lives this year?

Im still around!

Havent been around blog world much lately. My husband introduced me to an online computer game...the lord of the rings online and im addicted!!!!!!!!! Ive never played video games before and up until 3 weeks ago I had no idea what a MMORPG was and now im a total nerd!
I start my new job in 1 week! So excited! Heres some piccies of life recently......

Making coffee on my brand new espresso machine! YUM

Yoda asleep in daddy's hockey gear bag..eww!

This is my feet resting on top of the fire pit my husband built in our backyard.....perfect to put my tired feet up after a long day with a nice glass of wine and a roaring fire!

Yoda asleep next to me trying to block out the light from his eyes....so cute!

Dream Job

OMG I just had a job interview and have been offered my dream job! Im so excited. Ill now be working in a major cardiac surgical intensive care unit! Woo. Havent done much crafting lately, im still working on a dress though. Been too busy organising my career. Thats such a great thing about sewing, you can leave it when things get busy and always come back to it! Well, this was just a quick post because im so so excited about this new job and had to let the whole world know!


So here is my very first skirt! Im pretty impressed with myself. I didnt use a pattern either so im even more proud! Took me about 45mins to sew. Next on the list is a dress!


Pretty happy I got my new kitchen curtains done! It took me 3 hours to make them but I got there in the end and im very pleased with the result!

so tired

I hate night shift. I really do. Its not the actual working at night part-that doesnt bother me, its spending my 2 days off recovering from no sleep! I just worked four 12hr night shifts and have spent the last 2 days sleeping or on the couch doing nothing because im so exhausted. And the fun part is, I get to do it all again soon! I love my job so much but I do wonder if switching from intensive care nursing to a different type of nursing where there are minimal or no night shifts would be worth it. My friend who I went to university with and worked in intensive care with me for 3 months got a new monday-friday no night shift job teaching nursing students. And she gets paid as a level 6 (im a level 5 despite being out of university the same time as her!) so not doing shift work she would still make up the money from penalties. And I have way more experience then she does, she has only done surgical nursing for the last 3 1/2 years then 3 months ICU whereas ive done 1 1/2 years now of ICU and before that I worked everywhere- emergency, medical, surgical, paediatrics, maternity, cardiac, mental health. But I still dont feel im finished with ICU yet. Im going back to uni next year to do my masters and im thinking once I have my masters in ICU nursing I will pretty much be set for most jobs and can give up night duty! Hell, im only 24yrs old anyway, I suppose another 3-4 years of night duty wont kill me.
Despite being incredibly tired yesturday I did manage to make a skirt! I found a long pink & purple printed dress I was going to sell in a garage sale a few weeks ago because it doesnt fit me anymore (and I doubt it ever will) but then realised I could make a skirt out of it. It turned out ok, for my first go I was impressed. I just cut the top part off to the height I wanted it, sewed an elastic casing on the top, weaved some elastic through, sewed the ends together & voila! Didnt have to hem it or anything! It sits about mid-calf level and will be a perfect around the house skirt. Ill take a photo eventually.
Some of you might know I am trying to lose weight and im doing a little side blog of it. So if any of you are in the same boat or would just like to pay a little visit to see how im going, go visit me at www.thehealthysnoozingkitten.blogspot.com/ its still under construction, but then again, so is every other area of my life!
I so want to buy a house! Im tired of renting. Granted we get a great deal here, we only pay $300 a week for a 2 storey 4 bedroom house with double garage & a yard. We rent off my husbands mum & stepdad and there are no inspections and we can have pets. They could easily get $400 a week for this place so cheap rent is great. But still, I want a little place to call my own. Just has to have a big backyard for 2 dogs (we only have 1 dog but really want to get another german shepherd...a male this time..as a friend for Lucy. Already picked his name too- Leon) and a double garage. This house currently has 4 bedrooms but im sure we could get away with 3 (one for sleep, one for guest and one for my sewing room!) We thought about buying the house we are renting but I really dont like this neighbourhood. There are always people fighting and gangs of white trash on the roads & last year an old man got stabbed to death about 100 metres away from our house. I cant leave the house after dark on my own & even during the day I keep all the windows & doors locked. I caught a guy trying to get into my garage last year, he said he was looking for his dog. I told him it didnt walk through steel into my fucking garage and to get off my property! I feel safe when I go walking but im sure noone will try anything when I have a 35kg german shepherd dog next to me! My actual neighbours are ok, they keep to themselves and I live in a samoan community and they are very family & community oriented people who look out for each other. Its just the white trash which needs to be cleaned up. My husband & I have very different tastes in decorating/renovating aswell which sucks. He loves all the modern minimalistic shades of black & grey crap while I like french country- wooden floors with white walls and wooden or white furniture with colourful pieces & a garden full of flowers! Ah well. As long as I get to decorate the sewing room & eventually the nursery ill be happy. Well todays project is to attempt some new kitchen curtains with the fabrics mentioned in a previous post- white, charcoal & printed ties. Fingers crossed they turn out ok!

more fabric!

Well im pretty sure im set for fabric for the next few years! Got my second order of fabric from www.duckcloth.com.au and now I can start planning some projects!

A green, white & blue spotted skirt with a blue peek-a-boo petticoat

White, pink & olive skirt with olive peek-a-boo petticoat

Yellow, red & white skirt with red peek-a-boo petticoat

Gorgous white, pink, red & yellow print skirt with charcoal peek-a-boo petticoat

Solid white & solid charcoal for curtains in my kitchen and the print for tie-ups

I have no idea what to do with this gorgous print. I have enough fabric for either 1 dress or 2 seperate items. I think a whole dress may be too much of a good thing. I dont want to start cutting into it until I know exactly what I want to do because its too gorgous to use incorrectly. Suggestions? I have 110cms x 150cms of it.

Burt's Bee's!

So I got a sample pack of this stuff ages ago and I loved it but forgot about it! Lately ive been very much into organic stuff...food, fabrics & now beauty stuff and I came across a website that sells it (I cant find it anywhere where I live!) and I just had to have it! Ive always had okay skin, I had acne when I was a teenager but for the last few years its been pretty good. I can get away without wearing make-up which is great. My main problem is my skin is just so dull. And im already getting dark circles under my eyes (thanks to being a shiftworker). So im gonna give this stuff a go and try stick to a regime and hopefully it will help my skins condition. What do you guys use in blog world???

these are a few of my favourite things...

First up....my sewing space. I just LOVE looking at peoples sewing spaces and I know mine is boring but hey, it might inspire some suggestions for improvement! Its pretty boring at the moment, we are currently cleaning out & sprucing up the spare bedrooms and eventually id like to get a much bigger desk for sewing like my study desk but unfortunetely study comes first so study gets the bigger desk. But this desk is ok for now, even if it doesnt match with anything else (all my other furniture is dark-almost black wood). Starting from top right is my wooden treasure chest which originally was my wishing well at my wedding. This photo does it no justice-its such a beautiful box and this is my temporary fabric storage to keep dust off my fabrics. Going anti-clockwise, next is my small collection of sewing & knitting books. Next is a little wicker basket with all my thread thrown in plus a pair of knitting needles. Next is my sewing machine. One of the first projects id like to do is make a cute new cover for it instead of the boring white one you get with it. On the left side bottom shelf is a pink box filled with clothes that need repairing, my iron, and a box with yarn in it. Bottom right side shelf is all my favourite magazines (Frankie, Yen, Spook & Peppermint) and a scented candle to keep them from falling over. Middle right shelf is a wicker tray filled with small containers containing various buttons, and behind that tray is a big plastic tackle box with my scissors, bobbins, various sewing machine attatchments etc. Mainly its to hide my dressmakers scissors from my husband! Eventually id like a bigger desk with a matching bookcase to go beside it keep all my books, magazines and fabrics & knick-knacks on and I want to get a pinboard to go above the desk to pin up inspirational pictures etc.

I got 1 of 2 orders of fabrics delievered today yay! The piccie below is of some gorgous 50cm x 110cm fabrics with the most gorgous prints! This photo does the colours no justice, they are so bright & vibrant! My favourite out of this lot is the bottom left hand pink, white & olive print. Ive also ordered some solid colour fabrics, one of which is the same olive colour which im going to use as a peaking petticoat under the print to make a cute skirt.

The piccie below is of a bundle of fabrics 50cm x 110cm and they are 100% organic cottons and my god, they are so nice to touch! So soft! A huge difference to the 100% non-organic cottons above. I think I will be buying organic cottons from now on. I know they are more expensive but they are just to die for! Anyway, I bought this lot in a bundle and couldnt really get to see the exact prints for each one, the majority I love, there are a couple im abit puzzled about how to use because they are very childlike fabrics & all my nieces have been cut off from the family (long story!) so I might hang on to these until my friends baby is abit older (she was only born last week afterall). The green, white & blue spots fabric (second down on the right) is just so much more vivid then this picture and I bought a solid bright blue fabric to do the same peaking petticoat skirt idea with.

Ive seen a few other girls do this on their blogs, showing off some piccies of their week through their iPhone....so here's my week so far:

Mmm, vegetarian nachos!!

My husband asleep with Yoda (normally these 2 hate each other so I thought this was just too cute!)

Yoda stretching out in the sun

My husband after work ( he is a paramedic) and our gorgous Lucy relaxing on the bed

Me holding my friends beautiful baby girl Alexis who was born last Thursday. She slept like that for 3 hours while we gossiped..what a beautiful relaxed baby!

New Credit Card!!!

So someone got a brand spankin shiny new credit card today yay!!! I know its bad, but hear me out- its a low interest one and im using it to consolidate my other 2 credit cards, so overall its a good thing! But im desperate for fabric and I dont get paid til next wednesday and I couldnt wait to order these cute fabrics from www.funkyfabrix.com.au

Fabric bundle: 12 half metre organic cotton fabric.

Fabric bundle: 5 half metre cotton printed fabric.

Im thinking of starting out with some cute cushions for the guest room which we are doing up, maybe some softies for my friend who just had a baby, and I would like to attempt a tote.

Last weekend my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, her boyfriend and my husband & I had a garage sale. OMG people go nuts at garage sales!!! There were actually people fighting over stuff it was insane! My husband & I didnt have too much stuff to contribute but we did manage to sell an ugly blue futon we have had for years for $40, my husbands fog machine which I made him get rid of, and I sold a few old handbags & clothes. When I was going through all my old clothes I found a gorgous silk printed dress which is way too small for me and I was about to sell it but realised I could alter it to a cute skirt instead. Its amazing how now I try to look at things differently like old clothes and think of a way to alter them now I am able to with my sewing machine. Im looking forward to being totally self sufficient when it comes to making ALL my own clothes and homewares & eventually my future childrens clothes.

My knitting project is slowly coming along. At the moment its just a square ( about 10cm x 10cm) but for my first scarf its getting there! Im hoping to be finished in time for next winter (which is June 2011 in Australia).

Im back at work this week, starting with 4 night shifts from Friday. My 6 weeks holidays went way too fast! Im pleased I got my root canal over & done with before going back to work though. It actually wasnt as bad as i thought it would be and despite the cost ($800 and thats with private health insurance!) im glad I went with it instead of the extraction. I didnt want to start having my teeth removed at the young age of 24! Otherwise I had an alright holidays. My house is spotless, I slept in til about 10am most days and spent a few hours down at the beach everyday with my dog. I also caught up on my reading...ahem..magazines. I subscribe to the following: Frankie, Yen, Spook & Peppermint. I had about 6 months worth of issues I hadnt read yet due to study commitments so it was loverly to catch up on my favourite craft & fashion mags. I also read a few books: The Bride Stripped Bare by anonymous & im still getting through The Lord of The Rings (yes the whole 1000+ pages of very small text) by J.R.R Tolkien. I got to catch up with some very dear friends who I havent seen in ages which was great, we all met during our first year as nurses and although we have all taken different paths in our careers & lives we try to keep in touch as much as possible.

Ive learnt a few things over the last few weeks which id like to share.

1. Family comes first. My mother-in-law had abit of a nervous breakdown a few weeks ago and despite having 7 children only 3 of her children were there to help, along with myself & another daughter-in-law. She owns her own coffee shop and works 70 hours a week so when she was admitted to hospital she needed help to keep her business going until it could be sold (the business is the main source of her stress). I thought it was very poor that only 3 of her children offered to help in any way. She was very grateful to those of us who helped her during that difficult time. And after all, isnt that what family is for? To support each other in times of need?

2. Karma is a bitch. Well, im hoping so anyway. I believe that if you put out positive vibes, surround yourself by positive people and do kind things everyday you will be rewarded by karma. I also believe if you do the opposite, you will get a tonne of shit thrown into your universe. And im hoping this happens to a certain bitch who has ruined a loved one's life and is a manipulative disgusting excuse for a human being. I have never seen anyone be so evil and im waiting for karma to come back and bite that bitch.

3. Dog is man's best friend. My dog, Lucy is my bestest friend ever. She is a german shepherd & is 20 months old. She is also a total nutcase and all she wants to do is play and be with me & my husband. The joy I feel when im playing fetch with her or walking along the beach with her or sitting on the sand with her while watching the waves is incredible. She is so loving & loyal and to her my husband & I are her everything. Other dog owners will know exactly what im talking about, and if you dont have a dog I highly recommend getting one if you are able to. The loyalty & love they give is unconditional.

Well ive just had a sudden crash in energy levels and cant be bothered thinking or typing anymore so I will leave it at and add to this list as needed. Goodnight!


Well im just so happy today! My good friend & bridesmaid Charliene gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who she named Alexis Renay at 2am this morning! Mum & baby are doing very well. Ive been thinking about what kinds of baby & kid things id like to make and im going to purchase the pattern for this gorgous elephant toy from www.kelanifabric.com.au how cute!!!

hair envy

So this is how long my hair was up until about a month ago
Then I got abit carried away and cut ALOT off. Mind you, it really needed it as it was just split-end central! I dont have a current piccie of my hair right now and I cant be bothered getting out of my PJ's to take a pic now but its exactly like the pic below of Rihanna's hair
Im considering extensions but I think I need to grow my hair abit longer first, especially as its so short at the back. I dream of long gorgous hair like the pic below.

wish list

I cannot wait to get paid. Im just loving these fabrics from www.duckcloth.com.au
Im thinking medium-long maxi dresses for spring/summer!

ramblings-totally NOT crafty related!

I can see this blog is slowly becoming a craft blog as I become weirdly more attracted to fabric, thread & yarn but it did start out as an 'anything goes' blog and I feel the need to talk about what is going on in my head right now and keeping me awake at crazy hours! Who knows, maybe one of my delightful & loverly readers will have some wisdom to share with me.
So, the story is: im a registered nurse. I graduated from university in 2006. For the first 3 years of my career I worked as a general nurse in lots of different areas (emergency, high dependency, medical, surgical & paediatrics). Since April last year I have been working in an intensive care unit which is classed as a level 2 unit (meaning we get very sick patients but really really sick patients like trauma or neuro are sent to the bigger hospitals). During this time I have completed a program called transition which is a 12 month program and gives me 2 subjects credit towards a postgraduate course at university in the specialty of intensive care. Now my plan so far is to go back to university next year and do the remaining 2 subjects I need to get a postgrad certificate. From this I can then study further towards a postgrad diploma or further into a masters degree. Right now im thinking I would definetely like to get the postgrad diploma level but am still unsure about masters level. The problem with nursing in QLD is that there is a HUGE shortage of specialist nurses and while they are making more uni placements for student nurses, I fear that in say 10yrs time it will become impossible to move up the career ladder without extra qualifications as these specialist roles become filled.
I cant decide if intensive care nursing is the specialist field I want to be a part of. Im quite happy in the little hospital I work in now but I fear that not having the bigger hospital experience will drag me down. I have been toying with the idea of maybe applying for a job in a big hospital intensive care while I study to get those few years experience. The only thing stopping me is that I HATE driving! It would be a good 1hr commute to the big hospital compared to the 10min drive in my current job. The other thing is, my husband & I are planning to start a family in 3-4 years and I really dont like the idea of spending 2hrs a day driving to work when I have kids. Having a family and being there for my children is not something I will sacrifice. But then again I love my job and really feel if I put my mind towards it I could really move towards having a bigger role in intensive care nursing. Im also interested in the idea of being a teacher/facilitator to student nurses. I love having student nurses and they always say they enjoy working with me and learn something and I feel I would be good at that job. But then again im thinking maybe that is a 'down-the-road' kinda job and I should further my experience in ICU nursing first.
My husband is a student paramedic & he will be fully qualified next year. Now after he is qualified he has dreams of going abroad (with me of course) to work all over Australia & overseas in our respective fields. Im scared this only throw another spanner into the works in relation to advancing my career. And of course there is the added cost of more study. I would like to own my own home before we have kids and it will probably cost me another $20,000 in more study. Of course there is the added benefit of getting paid more for having that qualification.
So as you can see I am really stuck as to what direction I want my career to go in and its doing my head in! But it does feel good to get it off my chest and write it down. Think I will go do some knitting to calm me down!

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Sewing is hard

Well I finally sewed something today! After several attempts at trying to get to know my new sewing machine abit better (with plenty of rejection!!!) I have made....drumroll please.......a cushion. Yes, I know its just 2 pieces of square shaped fabric held together by 4 lines of sewing, but I am so happy with myself that I have finally sewed something!!! Just goes to show even someone as unco-ordinated as me can learn how to do something! So, enough about praising myself for something so simple to so many of you loverly crafty ladies. Here is my cushion- the photo is crap but its pink & white stripes and is being modelled by my less-then-impressed Yoda who I woke up just to model for me!

Okay, back to sleep now my baby boy. At least you got a comfy cushion for today's work!

I have started to knit!

As boring and as silly this probably seems to all you amazing crafters out there, I am so proud of myself! I have finally learnt how to knit!!! And because of how proud I am of myself here are some photo's of my first cast-on & first row ever! I got to about 10 rows but I keep missing stitches and it looked horrible so I have started over again and am aiming to make a scarf. Keeping it simple!

Busy Bee

Hey Peeps
Well I havent been very crafty lately. Been busy injuring myself (fell down the stairs) and attending the dentist (root canal!) However my mum did show me how to sew properly and how to knit so when my arm is healed (very badly bruised from landing on it during fall) I will try & knit something! Apart from that, ive also been working in my mother-in-laws coffee shop as she has no staff and as fun as that may sound it has been torture! I dont work in retail normally (im a registered nurse) so dealing with customers is mighty scary! Give me a patient having a cardiac arrest anyday-that I can deal with! People just act like its the end of the world if they dont get their coffee 30secs after ordering it! And I wasnt even making coffee- I was just serving at the register & clearing tables. Talk about stressful! Makes me realise how much I love working with patients on life support who cant talk!
Last week was very sad also. My husband rescued a cute little kitty a few weeks ago who was being tortured by kids down at the beach. He bought it home and we spent a few weeks trying to find its owner but we never did so we assume she was a stray. We couldnt keep her because we already have 2 cats which is the maximum allowed in my city so I had to take her down to the pound. I hope they can find her a new home.
Anyways, im off to lounge around & watch movies because thats what you do when you are on holidays and injured!

forty per week

Just wanted to let everyone know I have started a new blog which is all about learning to save money and become abit more thrifty with my finances! The key concept is I have set myself a challenge of living on $40 per week in an effort to save money!

I cant wait for....

......Legends of the Guardians


Here's some things ive been doing today...

I hand-stitched some cute flowers & beads onto a plain white singlet

so pretty

Pretty fabrics I intend to use on some black & grey

Re-usable bag i got from Cotton On today, its such a pretty bird design but im thinking of adding some colour....

a little bout moi...

So I thought I might do a lil Q&A I saw on another blog to let everyone know just a little bit more about me.....I always find everyone else's lives to be so interesting compared to my own and I wonder if my life will ever be interesting to someone else.....
1.name: The Snoozing Kitten. AKA Jess.
2.age: 24.
3.married?: Yes, since 2008.
4.occupation: registered nurse-intensive care.
5.education: currently completing masters degree in ICU nursing.
6.starsign: cancer.
7.eyes: blue.
8.hair: short & black (hmm need to update profile pic from long & blonde!).
9.fave movie: fight club.
10.fave band: HIM .
11.fave tv: family guy.
12.fave singer: Lisa Mitchell.
13.fave colour: pink.
14.fave food: tie between mushrooms & potatoes (im a vegan).
15.fave drink: soy chai latte.
16.pets: 3 cats (Halo, Yoda & new addition Stix) 1 dog (german shepherd-Lucy).
17.kids?: not for a few more years.
18.living situation: renting.
19.pet hates: smoking, kids with no shoes on, bad drivers.
20.fave holiday: new zealand-skiing!

A few new things

So its been a horrible start to my holidays. I chipped a tooth a few weeks ago but I thought it was okay and avoided the dentist (I seriously have panic attacks thinking about it!) but then a few days ago I got a horrible pain in that tooth and half the thing fell out! I went to the dentist and I have an abscess and have to have a root canal :( Gonna cost me about $500 aswell. Then I did my tax return and I have to PAY $1500!!!! Not cool! So thats how my holidays have gone so far. But before all that nastiness I did go shopping and here are some of my purchases!

My first ever sewing machine! It was reduced from $600 down to $300! Yay!

A cute magazine I found, full of scrapbooking & papercraft ideas & samples.

A cute little book with lots of simple sewing projects to get me started. Id love to make the little square bear in the bottom right hand corner for my friend who is about to have her first baby.

A beginners guide to sewing which is perfect for a total beginner like me!

A gorgous knitting book, again for beginners like me!

Does anyone out there who is crafty remember the first book they used for craft stuff?

there & back again

Been abit busy lately my faithful readers (if there are any!). For you see I am voluntarily putting myself through more study because I obviously enjoy pain and having no free time or doing anything fun and just sticking my head between textbooks! But alas! I am study-free from now til February next year and I am on holidays for 6 weeks from July 11th so that leaves lots of times for blogging adventures! I have decided that during my holidays I will teach myself to knit & sew as they are both fairly inexpensive hobbies I can pursue as I am quite broke! (Oh and the other reason I love studying- paying tuition fees! Brilliant!) So here's to hoping the next 2ish weeks go fast and I can be on my way to creating loverly knitted creations to share. Id like to have something baby related made by August as my BFF is due with her 1st bub then. Does anybody else here have a new & exciting hobbie to share?

Rainy days..

....are best spent snuggled in bed with kittens, hot tea & listening to some classic JT (Justic Timberlake....sad I know, but I luv him)

How do YOU spend rainy days?

Random snaps of my life

Me in Sydney

Baby Halo

Curious Yoda

With hubby & Lucy

My makeshift wardrobe

Happy Snaps

Inside my fridge