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Thursday, November 25, 2010

My creative space - Thursday


Sooooo , 2 years ago my son moved out, to which I quickly responded by making his room into a sewing room.
2 years later, son moves back, I'm booted out of sewing room into the big shed which is to be my new "Creative Space"
My plastering is a bit iffy, my painting a bit hap hazard and due to the lack of rooms now we have camp stretchers as beds, floors as wardrobes and I am exhausted because of health stuff and I FINALLY got my top teeth out and today I get fitted for my new ones YAY. pardon the massive running sentence.

So! After many years I am finally getting my teeth for christmas AND a new, bigger, much improved "Creative Space"

I am sure you will find prettier creative spaces at Kootoyoos and although mines not pretty right now, it is super exciting.
Due to niggling illnesses, new found deficiencies that I didn't know existed and way to much self absorption I have been an absent crafter but I have turned the corner and feel my mojo returning and cannot wait to create, be artful and share with you all.

Cheers
Melanie

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

yum and yummer

I know I claim to hate cooking and I stand by my claims vehemently even though I do seem to be cooking a lot. Its OK, its just a phase. I blame masterchef.
My cupcakes were too sickly sweet for the birthday do yesterday so I did what any cooking hater wouldn't do and spent hours scouring the Internet for recipes.
I am most pleased with the results and realized what you cooking nuts already know. These are fantastic recipes for kids to make too.  Make the day before if you can.


YUM!
No Rum Rumballs 


  • 250g Nice biscuits.
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 395g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (1 teaspoon natural vanilla essence) 
  • About  3/4 cup desiccated coconut, for coating

Using a food processor, combine cocoa and Nice biscuits. Blend until they look like fine crumbs( I don't mind the odd chunky bit )

In a bowl mix crumbs with remaining ingredients
Refrigerate for half and hour to make mixture firmer but no longer or you wont be able to get it out of the bowl........(yes , I did that and then later found my husband hacking away at it with a knife to eat it)
Roll into bite size balls.
Roll the ball in the remaining coconut to coat.
voila




YUMMER!
Vanilla Wafer balls 


Vanilla wafer balls (I made this recipe up using bits and pieces of other recipes. Amounts may not be accurate but these are so yummy it is worth experimenting on your own for desired results. I know kids will love these.)

I used the 65 cent wafers from Coles in the biscuit section
  • 1 and a half packets of vanilla wafers
  • Half a  packet of Marie Biscuits(120g)
  • Half a cup of coconut
  • (another 3/4 of a cup of coconut to coat balls)
  • 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk ( I used 99%fat free because we want to appear to be healthy don't we?)
Throw wafers in a food processor and mix until they are mostly fine crumbs but leave some chunks for texture.
Blend Marie biscuits until they are a fine crumb
Mix all ingredients in a bowl then roll them into bit size balls.
Roll into remaining coconut to coat.

For added Princess sparkle value I rolled mine first in fairy dust sprinkles but I am a bit like that. You can omit this and it wont effect flavor.

YUMMISH!
Non Alcoholic Rumballs


These were OK but not to my taste and ever so sticky and messy to make. Some people loved them though so it was worth it.

  • 2 1/2 cups Madeira cake crumbs (approximately 280g)
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup Condensed sweetened Milk(99% fat free of course)
  • 1/2 cup of raisins or sultanas
  • 1 tablespoon rum essence
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles

Combine cake crumbs and cocoa in a large bowl. Add Condensed milk and rum. Stir until a thick, 
sticky mixture forms. Place chocolate sprinkles in a  bowl. Roll  into a bite size ball and 
roll in chocolate sprinkles until well coated. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve.

Yummiest
BUCKEYES
picture: Allrecipes.com
They never last long enough here to take a picture.
Click HERE for a look at the recipe. Best eaten straight from freezer, mmmmmm

Needless to say, I am feeling a little bit stuffed and podgy today because there were so many and I am supposed to be freezing them, however, they don't seem to be making it to the freezer....
I really love that I can freeze these for rainy days when the kids use thier whiny voice and say" muuum, there's no food" whilst staring into a full pantry.
Happy Wednesday girls
Cheers
Melanie

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Monday, September 13, 2010

And now it's September

Birthdays galore and a little get together planned  on Tuesday to celebrate all of the September girls.
I said I would make cupcakes but they're just so sweet and sickly.

I took these photos with my Birthday present, my iPhone, and although it is a handy little camera to have in a pinch, I am somewhat perplexed at why the pictures always come out upside down and the blueish tinge on everything is a bit eery.

As a phone Brilliant. As a camera it makes a great phone:)
My kids have gone to QLD so I am all alone. Oh what plans I have with my precious alone time.
I will first start by making something less sickly for tomorrow.
Happy Monday Girls!
Cheers
Melanie

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Avoision

Yes I love that word. I always thought I made it up but then I heard some one else think they were clever for making it up so there ya go. Regardless, its an awesome word and its what I do with such precision. I suffer from avoision and have been avoiding things for years but funny how some things you cant avoid.

Yesterday was one of those days.

As stated previously I hate crocheting.


  Unfortunately someone hadnt heard my proclamation of loathing towards the craft and did the sweetest thing for me and now I am bound by the code of crafters to at least keep trying.

Yesterday I was pleasantly surpised to have this placed in front of me with a "There you go" or something similar.

Now people have expectations and there were witnesses. I even had one lass trying to help me hold the wool how she does to perhaps make it be more comfortable on my fingers so that I may love it more....
Helen even brought in a How To book with easy to read instructions for complete nutcases that cant read instructions and guess what, I understood them!!!
Ho hum
Crafter's are like drug pushers. They're always on the lookout for someone they can push their crafting drug of addiction onto. Well FINE...
Ill keep going with it. Not like I can avoid it now.
P.S I love that my friends care enough to want me to love something they love.
Cheers
Melanie

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Fantastic Plastic

Oh I know, the title is a complete contradiction to all nunde beliefs but I am still being as nunde as possible(nunde does = natural after all).

You see my friend is clearing out her clutter and she even preceded her question with an "I know you don't like plastic but..." and then she offered me her old Tupperware. Um Yah !!! Ill take preloved Tupperware any day. This stuff is pure vintage gold and is perfect for mobile storage. I will still never ever ever buy plastic containers, EVER but I will gladly take your old Tupperware and I can put it in my "reclaimed, re-used, recycled etc" category to ease my nunde mind.
So while we are on this topic maybe I can prod you to ponder. Do you buy plastic? Bottles, cutlery, plates, storage containers....the list goes on? Do your really need to? Next time you go to buy anything that is plastic ponder the less toxic alternatives that have been around for longer. Or ...raid your friends Tupperware:)
 Have a great Monday girls.
 Cheers
Melanie

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Creative Space

This is all I have in my creative space.
I wanted to learn to crochet forever. I looked on with envy as others compared and shared their skills and felt that somehow the skill of crocheting was missing from my crafting resume.
Well, after many attempts, followed by epic fails, I have mastered the granny square and I am making one giant one for my son for Christmas. Full of mistakes it is. Wonky on all sides and not at all what I envisioned. But I will finish it and Oh how he better love it because I have discovered something.


I hate Crocheting. 
Hats off to those who love it. I am happy as ever to continue on my old way and buy crochet items from you so its a win for all of us:)
This post is one of many involved in Thursday's "My Creative Space"

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday with the girls

I finally ventured out of my hole again, which has been quite rare this year, to see the girls at The Homestead and it was well worth the effort I made to brush my hair.


Had an awesome time as usual and now I am about to make Pea and Ham Soup while I listen to my new CD that came in the mail yesterday. I love Amazon and I love Baino for linking the clip on her blog which enticed me to listen to it, then search it, then buy it with monies I havent made yet....On ya mate!
Working for a nuclear free city.
Hopefully some new tunes with inspire me to get my mojo back.
Have a good one!
Cheers
Melanie

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Puddles

One of my favorite things and something to be treasured in this big rainless country.


Not sure this mushroom thinks so....

Im off to PiPs in Berwick. Have a great day!
Cheers
Melanie

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hangin with the girls

The Homestead

Hot soup and large skinny caps were consumed in abundance today as we froze our toes off at the homestead. Thats how devoted we are to whatever it is we do, which sometimes is a lot, or sometimes nothing at all.
The Project
Today's project that was right up there with things to do that I think are cool and it involves refashioning things from the Op Shop.
I will show you more as we go along. Perhaps I can bust out an EOFYS (end of financial year)tutorial to celebrate the start of another financial year.

I arrived with nothing today but apologies for not having  an old jumper ready for the chop and just like magic Pam whipped out a jumper for me(probably foreseeing my slackness) and she never ceases to amaze me because it was my colors to boot. Pink, lime green and brown. Awesome!
Last meeting I learned the art of making Dorset brooches and the meet before that it was a Christmas theme thingy that I ruined and they may suspect it was on purpose because I loathe Christmas. I can assure you it wasn't on purpose...or was it?

So anyhow, to make up for my epic failure with the Christmas project I need to excel with this jumper /bag refashion idea to save face, and well, refashioning is my thing isn't it?, so I have no excuse.

A Random Rant
With the upcoming elections we briefly discussed politics and the subject that perked up my attention was that the Greens were going to ban Open fire places. Now at first I was outraged but then thought back to only yesterday and the multitude of days, weeks and years prior that I have had to inhale the pollution coming out of peoples chimneys because they burn toxic things that blow into neighboring yards, chasing us from our gardens on beautiful crisp perfect gardening days. Stinking up our washing! YES! Ban them I say. In residential areas you have no business polluting us. We only live a few feet from your chimney for crying out loud and don't you have a natural gas line running past your house too? This is the 21st century ya know?! Of course, all of this occurred to me as I was gazing into the alluring flames in the open fire place at the Homestead. I will miss those fires but I wont miss the ones in our street.
I can not express how much I am loving this winter and want it to last. I am normally a winter hater so this is odd for me. Old age perhaps?
Have a great week guys
I have a lot of blogs to catch up on.
Cheers!
Melanie

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Someones junk

Became a storage device for my ever increasing bits and bobs.                
Another glorious Hard rubbish find.

P.S I finally got time to visit the Narre Salvos Op Shop on Tuesday and found once again used items priced higher than what they were when they were for sale brand new. The highest priced Op Shop in town. Shame on them.

Have a lovely Thursday!
Cheers
Melanie

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day


Im still here, Just busy doing mum stuff lately:)
Have a lovely mothers day.
Blog ya later

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bag Testing and Witches Brew

Well, yesterday I put my market nunde style bag to the test and carted home 19kg of cold remedies, most of which ended up in a pot to make chicken soup. I googled every herb/spice/veggie known to help get rid of colds and it all went in  to make one big pot of green brew.
So how did my brew work?


Umm, I still feel pretty crook but I do have enough brew to feed me for a week....or 2.

So chicken soup/witches brew may not have been a huge success but my nunde market bag stood up to the test. I was hoping the soup would perform miracles because Master nunde has  a cross country run today which I am helping with.
No matter, with a hanky in hand I will be there still and try not to pass on my cold to the contestants.
Have a great Wednesday
Melanie
xox

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Creative Space Thursday

I am still here. I have been a bit preoccupied with things and just got too distracted. Family stuff, injuries to family, family drama, family on life support and it goes on and on and on. Yeah, I know, you guys know how it goes.
My only claim to having a creative space is my new stack of freshly borrowed library books. With any luck I will get to dabble in some new stuff I am about to learn from within these pages.
Check out the huge LIST for other Creative Spacers

Cheers Ladies!
Melanie

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Old sheet - Refashion Apron

Old Doona cover that my daughter has grown out of because it is pink and she hates pink.


Is now a Pinny for me.

 
Lots of fabric left over so I need some more ideas.

Cheers 
Melanie

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Friday, March 19, 2010

My friend does Art

And if you live in Canberra or are near there this week you can see hers and other artists works at the address below.
Opening night: 6-8pm 18th March
Meet the artist morning: tea 28th March
10.30am till 12noon
Venue: Front Gallery, Wattle Street,
Lyneham. ACT
Dates: 18th – 29th March
Open daily: from 10am till 10pm
Contact: Barbara van der linden 0417888 586
I wish I could be there.
Wishing you much success and enjoyment A'isha.
Cheers
Melanie

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

My Creative Space This week

My Creative space this week  is covered in one of my most favourite things ever.
Fabric
A tiny snapshot of a boot load of remnants donated to nunde to be used in bags instead of ending up in landfill. Rescued from a curtain business, all new and all awaiting endless design possibilities.

 Thank you Debbie - The new and improved Market Coordinator for The Old Cheese Factory Crafters Market. This is such an awesome gift.
More deliciously creative chicks are here

Cheers
Melanie

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P.I.P.S Craft group Tuesday

What a busy busy day Tuesday was.  The morning was taken up with PIPS, our projects in progress craft group and our Crafty Leader brought in our first group project of the year. We were even sent home with homework which has to be presented at the next meeting where we will assemble it. It is kind of a patchwork/wall hanging/xmas/quilty thing. More info when I have read the instructions again:)

And then my baby turned 9. I guess he isn't a baby anymore. Mum made the cake and this year its all about football with the youngest. Pity about the choice of team he picked.......


The cake was delicious!
Thanks Mum
Have a good one girls!
Cheers
Melanie

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Ripped refashioned Doona cover Tutorial

After finding many old doona covers, origins unknown, I have decided to put them to use because theyre  either too old to give away or too pretty to want to part with.
Because I hate waste and useless things I am converting them into something useful. This is my first sheet project of the year.

Ripped Sheet/Doona Knitted Bathmat

Ingredients

One old queen size doona cover OR top and bottom queen size sheet set.

Sewing machine

The ability to rip
Size 3  knitting needles and/or Size 3 circular needles
Any size crochet hook
Method

Remove frills, edges where there is thick seams and press studs/velcro.

Start playing the Old Devo "Crack that whip" song in your head but change the words to "Rip that Sheet"

Cut at 3 cm intervals a 1 cm deep cut along the top edge of your doona then start ripping the strips.

RIP THOSE SHEETS

If you had both top and bottom placed perfectly when you snipped the 3cm intervals you can rip both top and bottom at once.
RIP THEM ALL TO BITS

When finished ripping gather one and of each strip to keep them organize and from getting tangled.

JOIN THOSE STRIPS

Sew strip ends together (I used and overlocker for this bit but any stitch will do)

ROLL THEM INTO BALLS
Roll into 1 massive ball ( the kids love helping with this) or 2 slightly massive balls. If you have 2 balls remember that you will have to drag your work to a machine to sew the last strip of the first ball to the first strip of the second ball.

KNIT THOSE STRIPS
Now cast on 36 stitches onto the smallest needles you can work with. I used long number 3 needles to cast on then transferred to circular needles size 3.
Row 1 till the end is knit one purl one. length varies depending on your preference or sheet strip quantity.

NOW MAKE YOUR BATHROOM MAT
Cast off and thread remaining strips through the edges of the mat using a crochet hook.
Bath Mat measures 38cm x 68 cm and is 1 cm thick.  That's pretty darn thick ya know and its worth it when you feel how yummy it is on your feet.

To make it larger you could use more sheeting but my aim was 1 discarded Doona Cover with minimal scraps and I  am pretty pleased with the result.

If you make one please share your results and methods if it was different.
Oh and because it is so thick, allow plenty of drying time after it becomes wet:)

Have fun and  
RIP IT....RIP IT GOOD!!

Cheers
Melanie

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Creative Space

More like "My Self Medicating Space"
I still feel crook. I'm not sick, just unwell and my hip,shoulder, back, head and right pointy finger hurt to pieces. Very Odd indeed! That's whats making me feel sick. I will go see a doctor if it is still like this by the next "My Creative Space"

On the bright side though, I got to prescribe myself some eye candy and medicinal nutrition to make myself feel better. I am busting to cut this pattern out but that requires bending over argh. I am sure I can improvise and find a non bendy over way to cut it because I want it made and I want it now:)

Check out the zillions of other crafty chicks on Kirsty's List

Cheers

Melanie

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Saving children with my sewing skills

Yeah that's right. True story!
Today my son told me of a tragedy about his mate who was playing with another mate and he got his jacket pocket caught on something and ripped the top of  his pocket right off and some of the side. "Mum you gotta sew it up for him, his mum cant sew and she just bought it for him mum and she is gonna go CRAAAAZY Help him mum, he is really scared"
Now Im thinking, wow if she is that crazy I dont want to mess with his brand new jacket, what if she goes crazy on me? But then I thought on this...

Do you  remember when you did something wrong as a kid and you were filled with dread about telling your parents. It was probably something so silly but as a kid you think its the end of the world and you may as well just  pack your little running away from home suitcase and leave? Every kid dreads making their mum mad even though, and lets face it us mums are push overs, we never stay mad long.
So with that thought in mind I went out the back and sewed it up with invisible nylon thread so she doesn't notice a color difference, just in case there is a possibility she is crazy.

While I was out there I got productive to make up for yesterdays lull and made 4 more cotton dish clothes and tea towels. Total cost for them all $4.00 Now to sanitize them before use. Yep, I am feeling pretty pleased.

Then I got an idea. 
I have this stupid little machine that I paid 50 bucks for. I think you can buy them for 10 bucks now. It is complete rubbish to teach a kid to sew on and I am not throwing it out because, well, it cost me 50 bucks. Now I am dismantling all of the unwanted external moving parts and modifying the bobbin winder so that its not so chinsey(spelling). I have modified the cotton reel holder, not seen in picture and it now has a vintage bamboo chopstick attached to it to hold larger reels.

So today I feel like a bit of an extreme crafter. 
I saved a boy, saved money and saved a piece of junk from landfill. 
Yes, I am handy hear me Roar!!

Before I go a really important to me question.

Where can I buy large over locker reels/cones of pure cotton?

Cheers Girls

Melanie

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The dreaded Lurgy

I have absolutely no idea what that is but I think its a term my mum used when I was a kid for when you catch a cold or feel sick. It sounds dreadful anyhow and I reckon it chased me down and has made me feel a little crook.
Instead of heading off to P.I.P.s today to hang out with my crafting buddies I went back to bed after school drop offs were done.
I reckon part of the dreaded Lurgies nature is to make sure EVERYONE calls you when he visits. Thats OK though because I got up and have been doing light duty cleaning and now I get to craft.
Im tired but can't sleep anyhow so why bother trying right?  Last week us crafty chicks piled into Julies big ford fairlaine and cackled our way to Boronia where Theo's was having a craft sale. Oh man, we were in heaven! Check this out.


They were .30 cents each.
BARGAIN!
I have no idea how to embroider but oh well! What a bonus, underneath the cotton are some embroidery magazines that our Crafty Leader bestowed on me. I will have to show you her work one day. She is a spectacular embroiderer.
So anyhow, I missed out today and I bet they had fun. I would like to think its a little more fun when I am there. Of course, everyone like to feel special:)




 Today is a great day to finish my rag rug. I had to redo some bits because I made them too thick which made it unworkable on small needles. I will show you soon, it is awesome and so so soft.
 Hope you are all having a fabulous day and to all you Melbournians, isnt this cooler weather fantastic? Rain for 3 days!! Oh My, aren't we lucky?
Cheers ladies
Melanie
xox

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Patty Pan Passion

Strikes Again



I Just cant help myself.

My collection grows ever bigger and I love love love making everything and anything out of them except cupcakes.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Homemade dishwashing powder



I have been on a cleaning frenzy lately and because I have developed some weird desire to wash the dishes by hand I didnt realize we were out of dishwashing powder.

What was I to do?
I had dishes everywhere, the 50 plus chicken ornaments needed dusting and my idea of dusting is throw everything waterproof in the dishwasher. And trust me, I have enough knick knacks to fill it up.
I was filthy dirty from cleaning and didnt want to change to go to the store. It was a dilemma I tell you!
So I did what any other modern housewife would do!
I googled  how to make homemade dish washing powder"

A few million pages came up but the recipe was basically the same. I left out borax, essential oils and the ever senseless suggestion to RINSE first. Um NO, how about scrape into a bin, compost or dog dish...... 

After reading a few complaints from folks who found it didnt work, my conclusion was it was their dishwasher.

Basic Recipe 
2 cups of Bicarb Soda
1/4 cup citric Acid
1/4 cup salt

For each load use 1 heaped tablespoon. Put it in your normal tab dispenser.
This mix gives you 2 weeks worth for a large dishwasher and I fill mine to the max with dirty dishes.
 

You can add borax and essential oils and I have made detergents using these before but borax is poison so I stopped storing it long ago.
If you want to add borax just replace 1 cup of bicarb with 1 cup of borax.

For shiny glasses fill your dispenser up with white vinegar.

It cost me 5 bucks to make and it works girls. Its no better or worse than the other stuff off the shelves, it works and its made of natural ingredients.

If your dishwasher isn't working that great then I suggest Googling  "How to clean a dishwasher" and  pull that baby apart.(only if you are confident in doing this step) I did and I was amazed where those scraps my kids never scraped were stored up under the grates, in the blades, everywhere.

Well, now that I have shared that revelation with you I will get back to it. 
Have a great weekend, even if you are doing housework
Cheers
Melanie

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Blog Signature

 

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Very Odd

It appears that when I google via various browsers that my site shows  the message "warning, this site may contain malicious software" any ideas? Ill have to google an appropriate questions to get it fixed. I cant have my blog being all malicious and stuff now can I?

Please let me know if you can advise/inform/enlighten me on this problem
Ta very much
Melanie


UPDATE
After following the procedure as recommended by several, it was found that I had NO MALWARE on my site according to a scan run by googles suggested company. Thanks Google for having me spend hours looking for suspicious coding on the links you said were infected yet there was NOTHING. Yes I am a little bit bitter lol and relieved, I have my blog back. Phew. I realized just how attached to my blog I am.
Cheers all and thanks so much for your help.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fun with friends

PiPs resumed this week and our crafty leader returned from New Zealand with gifts. The perfect gift for crafters. A package of Native to New Zealand fabric, one to each of us girls, to take home and whip something up with, then bring for show and tell. A Challenge! I love it.

Later that day after much laughter and world problem solving with awesome friends, my helper and I  wound up more  ripped rags. Well, I sewed them together and he wound the ball until it was as big as his head.

I am thinking of making a small sewing utility case/book with the Kiwi fabric. What do you reckon? I need to stop making bags, well not forever, just for this one project. Everything I touch turns into a bag. I am an OCBMD- that's medical lingo for Obsessive Compulsive Bag Making Disorder. Oh well the last bit is ridiculous, I hardly think it's a disorder!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

This week at nunde was all about...

 

C.U.K ......Cars, Ultrasounds(no,no ones pregnant.) and Kids. All of which caused a great deal of trouble and/or focus for the whole week. Hoping to resolve all issues as soon as possible so that I can resume doing what I love best, blogging and creating, tinkering and trading.
Some weeks are like that aren't they?
Even so, at least my flowers are pretty:)

Have a great weekend



Oh and yes, I will do a tutorial soon on re purposing old sheets as requested:)

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bedsheets to Bathmats

Another Happy Repurposing Tale

My dog Pig chews tiny holes in our towels if we leave them on the floor and this resulted in the nunde house being bathmatless for a long time. 
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My Dad tells his friends that if they don't want stuff, give it to my daughter, she collects stuff.(And then frowns at the collections scattered around the property)
Below are 3 Queen size doona covers circa 1980-ish  donated to the "Give all your unwanted stuff to my daughter " charity ©  by my Dads neighbors. Cheers Dad.
  
 Now they are yards and yards of strips
 
 And now they are speedily becoming a bathmat!
 
Brilliant, I need a bathmat!

Cheers

Melanie
Don't you love Happy Endings?!

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Food and Froof


We had a birthday. 
This prompted Miss nunde to whip up a vanilla choc Oreo cake. 
After devouring a slice that consisted of 30 pounds of butter, a vat of sugar and a couple of Oreos,
we all agreed it was a little bit rich for us but not too rich to stop us having seconds.
  So apon feeling my arteries harden I decided to try to get a little bit healthy. I wanted to do this 4 years ago but I was too busy eating yummy artery hardening food so I didnt have time.
I pondered all the things I have done before that have helped me with lifestyle changes. 
There was only one answer.
Extreme angry knitting
It worked when I gave up being a chain smoker 57 months ago, I knitted a massive green blanket to stave off  urges to smoke.  I thought I would tap into those tools and knit like a needle wielding manic.
So out came the biggest bloody pink blanket in the world today. 
Tomorrow the angry knitting begins.
Yet another blanket is knitted as a bad habit is kicked.
I will miss you Cake and Cookies but my arteries wont:)


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