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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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Monday, February 8, 2010

Etsy goodness

The posty brought me my first Etsy goodness for the year and I just love love love it. These are the most gorgeous dishcloths and pot holders ever and I dont want to use them because my I will get them dirty. I must get more!

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Click on the cute little love hearts to go check out Firedaisy's store

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nunde new year

While some of my kids are still too young to  understand  the meaning of  "Stop yelling, screaming and chasing each other with pointy objects while mum is working" I take the full 6 weeks off from anything nunde. Well, that 6 weeks is up and
today is the first day of the nunde year. I had so much fun this holiday. Giving up my volunteer work was the best thing ever and because I felt such a freedom I have decided to rethink the market position too. I really want to focus on my goals this year and I have decided to devote 100 percent of my time to my business to give it a fighting chance. I really cant multitask like you clever chicks, and that's cool, I just need to focus like a laser beam on one task.

So I started on a few personal projects. You have already seen the lanyard for my keys, well here is my hawt hessian phone sock with matching lanyard. Simple things yes but these bright lanyards have helped me no end. I never really wear them round my neck though. It is so that I can find the things that ALWAYS get lost. With those 2 time saving projects out the way, I start the year with great enthusiasm. Hope to impress/amuse/interest you this year. Lets get started!!
Cheers
Melanie

P.S thank you to everyone who downloads my template for bunting and writes to me to say thank you. you guys are ace.

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