Monday, 7 July 2014

Scooby Doo 4th Birthday Party

  

This weekend we held Maclayne's 4th birthday party. She wanted a Scooby Doo theme as she loves Scooby!  I was really annoyed with myself for not taking many photo's and the ones I did take were pretty blurry as I had my camera on the wrong setting and I was too busy to check. Grrr...

I made my very first pinata, it was so easy and nearly free!!!
This is a phone pic at night, but you can see that it's a ghost (I hope)

blowing in the wind!

We also had a treasure hunt, looking for Scooby treats.

A thief (aka Daddy) dropped in and stole some presents but he was apprehended by Mystery Inc. This was the most fun part for the kids!!!

And no party is complete without loads of yummy food!


And Maclayne's cupcake cake... I can't believe my baby will be 4 this week!
Take care,
xxx

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

My Country Blog Hop : New Zealand

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm taking part in the My Country Blog Hop over at NanMade
I wanted to make something to represent my adoptive country of New Zealand. I've lived here for nearly 12 years now, and this is my home.

I have had this little dolphin pendant for ages, I think I got at a Flea Market on a hot summers day in Durban, South Africa and I've kept it all these years. I love the colours in the resin and that it glows in the dark at night!


The colours I chose closely represent the beautiful, blues and greens of Paua shell.

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You can read more about New Zealand Paua here.   

The dolphin pendant represents the Maui's dolphin. Maui's dolphin are only found off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.  They are very endangered and are currently in the news here, as the government has decided to open up part of the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary - the main habitat of the Maui's dolphin - for oil drilling. You can find more information about these dolphins here

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I love suncatchers, and I'm going to hang this wee creation up where I can appreciate the colours and be reminded of my beautiful country.


Be sure to pop on over to NanMade now, check out the talent and read stories from around the world.

Take care,
xxx

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Age of the Dragonfly

 Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to pop in and show you my entry for the Bead Soup Cafe non-blogger/blogger challenge.

Inspiration pic for the challenge

It's titled "The Age of the Dragonfly" which is just perfect for me and my favour colour palette. I am so happy with the final result of this bracelet.

Take care,
xxx

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

1000 Facebook Followers Giveaway

 
Hi Everyone,

I'm sooooo close to 1000 Facebook likes (only 11 likes to go). Exciting stuff right?

So please can you all go over to my Facebook page and support me by entering and sharing my giveaway. Oh ...and liking my page too. 

I would be very grateful.

Have a great week

Take care,
xxx

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Kitchen Hutch Makeover

 

Hi Everyone, 

It's been forever since I last posted a furniture makeover right? Well truth be told I have a couple (okay more like 4 or 5) of furniture'y projects done, but with the big move and just life in general its taken me this long to have edited the photos!
So these pics were taken at the previous house.

I found this sweet wee hutch on Trade Me and just knew it had to be mine - I won the bidding war up to around $90. Wow how lucky was I? These hutches usually go for heaps more. This is the seller's photo on the listing.

The ad stated that there was some damage to the varnish, turns out it was an auto pest control spray that had eaten through the varnish and made it all soft and sticky. So we had to get to work scraping off the yucky top layer. Then I realised that, oops the hutch was just slightly too big for the kitchen so I got Sean to trim the edges, before I started painting.
 

Yes, white!!! If you have followed me from the beginning, you'll know my love for white! Anyway, I painted 3 coats of white Dulux paint and sanded and distressed the whole unit. I removed the glass and gave it a good clean too. Beautiful!


How awesome are these handles? Perfect for my hutch and at $3 for 3 in the bargain aisle...yes please!


When I decorated with all my treasures, I realised something was missing. I mulled on it for a day or so then remembered the chippy old mirror I had propped against the bedroom wall.


Love love love! 
This cabinet is so totally my style and it turned out heaps better than I imagined.

It was a perfect fit in my little kitchen. Now it's gorgeous in the living room. This has to be hands down my favourite piece in my house.

Thanks for visiting, pop back soon and see what else I've made over lately.

Take care,

xxx

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