Thursday, June 25, 2015

The inventor of plastic pink garden flamingos has passed away

Hands up if you have a pink flamingo in your garden *raising my hand*

Donald Featherstone, the inventor of the plastic pink flamingos, has passed away, aged 79 years.


He died on Monday after battling Lewy body dementia.


Thank you Mr. Featherstone, for brightening up so many gardens.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Songs that make you feel ugh

I put it on the music channel last night while I was doing some work on the computer. The first song they played was 'Boys of Summer' by Don Henley.


I can't really say what it is about that song but it makes me feel sick. I mean he sings it well, the film clip is great but it leaves me feeling ugh and I don't know why.



Do you have a song that leaves you feeling like that?

Monday, June 1, 2015

Happy birthday Marilyn Monroe

The gorgeous Marilyn Monroe would have been 89 years old today.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

My new retro coasters

In Sydney, we have a wonderful organisation called Reverse Garbage. They have all sorts of things for sale that may have very well ended up at the tip. 

Reverse Garbage's message is to reuse rather than throw away. I like that.

I've been a fan of Reverse Garbage for quite a while. I love going there, rummaging around and finding unexpected goodies.

I've purchased so many things from their Marrickville location - postcards, material, books, paper and even an outdoor furniture setting.

I saw these gorgeous glass coasters on their Facebook page last week and I had to get them. They were only $2 for a packet of four. Bargain! 


Thanks to my brother for picking them up for me xoxoxo


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jayne Mansfield - Woman Crush Wednesday

Today's Woman Crush Wednesday is Jayne Mansfield.

Jayne was born Vera Jayne Palmer, in 1933.

She had 5 children - "You know which title I like best? I like to be called mother."

Jayne turned down the role of Ginger in Gilligan's Island. The part went to Tina Louise.

Jayne was arrested in Burligton, Vermont for indecent exposure in 1963.

She could play the piano and violin.

Jayne was only 34 when she passed away as a result of a car accident in 1967.

"I like being a pinup girl, there's nothing wrong with it."

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's around the world.

I thought it would be a nice time to look at some famous mamas and their offspring.

Betty Grable and her daughters

Doris Day with her son Terry

Princess Grace and her son Prince Albert

Lauren Bacall and her daughter Leslie

Jacqueline Kennedy and daughter Caroline

Judy Garland with daughter Liza

Esther Williams and daughter Susie

Joan Collins and daughter Tara

Rita Hayworth and daughter Yasmin
...and to my mother, Happy Mother's Day. You are an amazing person and I am so glad you are my mum xoxoxo

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Craft for the Soul: How to get the most out of your creative life - Pip Lincolne's latest book


Australian crafter and blogger, Pip Lincolne, is someone I have admired since I came across her blog, Meet Me At Mikes a few years ago.
I love the way she writes with familiarity, like you are reading a letter from your bestie. 
Her latest book, Craft for the Soul: How to get the most out of your creative life, is for everyone. It's about awakening your creativity and craftiness. 
Plus, there are 10 projects that you can do - bonus!
I asked Pip a few questions about craft in her life.
Me: Did you have a crafty role model as a child? 
Pip: My Mum and my Nanna were my crafty role models. I especially loved the way my Nan could crochet, chat AND watch the afternoon soaps on TV all at the same time! Such mad skills!
Me: How do you like to relax? 
Pip: I like to crochet, chat and watch telly all at the same time! I add a cup of tea to complete the equation. I also really love camping. My family and I have had some super relaxing times at Wilson's Promontory in Victoria. It's pretty beautiful eating jaffles, sipping tea from enamel mugs and watching the wombats go by. Super relaxing, you might say.
Me: Is there a craft you have yet to master? 
Pip: I'm not very good at knitting. Crochet is my preferred woolly craft and I spend most of my time on that. When I am an older lady I am going to work a bit harder on my knitting skills. I wonder if most people prefer one or the other (knitting or crochet) rather than both?
Craft for the Soul: How to get the most out of your creative life is available now. What a lovely Mother's Day pressie!