Saturday 26 July 2014

Painted Wooden Spoons

 Hi Everyone,

I know painted wooden spoons have been done A LOT in blog world, but I really love them, so had to try them myself!

And they are soooooo easy! Super easy and quick to do.

So go grab yourself a set from the dollar shop and lets paint some wooden spoons! This set was approx $3 and made from bamboo.

Literally all you do is tape around the spoon where you want and paint the ends with your choice of colour. 
Of course I used white paint (Dulux acrylic interior paint) and painted 2 layers.
Once dry I sanded evenly and distressed the edges.
I threaded twine through the holes at the base of the handles, just for a fun look.

I am really happy with the end result. I use them a lot and they have washed extremely well.

 I think this is such a fun, inexpensive gift idea too, don't you?

Take care,


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,


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,