Thursday, April 30, 2009

gina's nina

does this sound familiar to anyone??? i saw a great quilt kilt while at the stitches and craft show, called gina's was glorious!! which ever stall it was had some great kits available, and they were so well priced....does anyone know where i saw it? i have scoured the internet and the list of retailers from the show and cant find it : (

can you help?!?!


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

so lucky

so i have been meaning to post about my b'day for a couple of days now. i had a great day, so lovely to spend it with was very quite- just lunch with family and friends, but a great way to farewell my 20's (aaaaaaggggghhhhhh)
it was definately a very sobering day though, as it is the first b'day i have celebrated since becoming a mum, and it certainly made me realize (again) that it really isnt just all about me anymore! i spent so much time in and out of the bedroom feeding and trying to settle k, that i felt like i missed most of my own party! but besides that, it was wonderful...
AND i got proper spoilt! like crazy over the top out of this world kinda spoilt!
here is just a little bit of the amazing goodies i was showered with:

gorgeous chocolates, a super sweet hot water bottle, earrings, jim jams!!

a great book on sewing some home projects, lots of champagne, a lovely elephant ornament (you know i love all things elephant related!) a vase and a scarf...

my boots!!! YAY!!!

the most beautiful flowers...

my GPS!! and some nursing bra's (very sexy!) a ring, a bracelet, a necklace (by Koolaman desings-hand stamped with Kalans name and DOB- could this be my favourite of all!?!)

And so much more- i am just too lucky!

thanks so much to all my peeps for making me realise just how lucky i am...

love you all


my day at the show

i have just come back from the stitches and craft show at brisbane...what a great and i went to see what sort of inspiration would hit us, and there was ALOT!! i picked up some great bits and pieces, and after posting here, eating dinner, cleaning up and putting K to bed i am definately going to get sewing (no wonder it takes me forever to finish a project!) i found a wonderful stall packed high with gorgeous fabric, belonging to Amitie Textiles...i have been following her blog for a can check it out here. they were so helpful, really lovely, and their fabric is to die for...hope i didnt leave any drool on your piles of heaven : ) i also managed to get a back issue of Homespun magazine, especially for kids, and inside was a pattern for the Fleur playmat and pillow. i am in love with this and was stoked to find it. absolute bargain...if you like the look of this, check out onegirl designwrks, here is her blog, and her etsy shop...beautiful! i also found a great little stall from some local girls, peppermint stitches. they have a blog and also an online store, but they were super friendly, so definately head on over to Toowong if you are local like me! we had a great day and met some great people. everyone LOVED kalan. i had him in the carrier and he flirted, giggled at chatted to everyone all day long...he is just Divine!

My loot:

and the gorgeous fleur playmat which i plan on making VERY soon:

missing follower...


I am so lonely in my blogspace, i have been a bit of a nigel with only 3 followers, but this morning when i woke up, i had only 2.....what happened to you, where did you go?? have you just stepped out to go and tell your friends about me, or have you moved out permanently??? I MISS YOU number 3....come back : (

Does anyone else wanna keep me company over here- it is getting cold and lonesome...


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

to market we go...

i am very excited as i am off to the Brisbane Stitches and Craft show tomorrow! it will be my first time and cant wait to see all the crafty loveliness that brisbane has to offer. i saw some wonderful things some of the melbournites got to get their hands on, so i am hoping to come home with a B I G stash of inspiration!

Will let you all know how i went, but in the meantime it is off to bed for me


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Saturday, April 25, 2009

my birthday wishlist!

wow i am turning the big 3 0 on monday...kinda scary, kinda exciting...i think i have accomplished alot this year. i have had a baby, have learned alot about my self, have had a chance to really figure out what i want out of life, and the steps i need to take to get there...ok, so maybe some of you have had this plan since you were 12, but i am maybe a bit of a late bloomer in that respect...i definitely have had alot of fun in my life, but direction and discipline didn't really play much of a part in any of that! i think now i am starting to get a piece of the life i envisioned as a child. isn't it weird, the things i wanted for myself when i was a little girl are still the things i want now...i don't want to be rich, i don't want to be famous, i just want to live a holistic, honest, truthful, passionate life...i want to live sustainably with mother nature, be creative, resourceful, inspiring..i want my son and my other children that are patiently waiting for me to respect and love me, to cherish me and for me to cherish them beyond belief....i want my partner to adore me- every day, to consider himself so lucky to know me like no one ever has...and i think i am definitely on the right track...gee you really do get calmer, more reflective as you get older...ask me what i wanted when i was 18 or 21 it would have been a much different answer!!
saying all this though, i still have managed to be somewhat materialistic and put together a wishlist...let me share it with you!

amy butler bundle

i found this on another blog- i love these..anyone know where they came from?

whistle necklace

wonderful glorious boots...

my engagement ring!!

these gorgeous hardcover penguin classics

a 12 months kindred magazine this mag

ooooowww a massage...P L E A S E

and my sat-nav...i am hopeless with directions

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Danielle is...

Ok, this probably just shows how much time I spend on FB-when I'm not blogstalking, but you know how your status always refers to you in the third person, well, yesterday I had 'third person dialogue' running through my mind...

Danielle is loving being at home alone with a sleeping baby and a sewing machine...bliss

Danielle has learnt a much easier way of putting her quilt together....

Danielle is realising that sometimes pinning the quilt can take longer than actually quilting the quilt!

Danielle loves watching Kalan amusing himself, and loves that she can actually sew while he's awake now!

Danielle loves that she has crooked floor boards- Kalan can roll the ball from one end of the house to the other, and follow it ALL day long!! Knew there was a reason for the wonky-ness of her house ; )

So anyway, this went on all day- do I have a problem--i think so!! But there you go- snippets from my day...


Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I found this awesome blog with a great giveaway that I thought I would share!! I have been looking at one of these gorgeous pendants for quite a while now, and secretly stalking the blog, when I saw this wicked prize! Have you ever found a blog and felt like the two of you are living parallel existences!?! NO- am I just weird!?!? But that's what it was like when I saw Jogirls blog! If you like mine, you'll LOVE her's!!
Pop on over, but don't sign up coz I really wanna
win hehe!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

creative ideas...

I'm sorry not to credit the creative people who made these lovelies, but if they are you: Thank you!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009


Yesterday I had a call from a friend who had a great idea for the two of us...get really creative, get a wicked stash up and go market selling...She didn't realise that I have been having the same dreams ever since K was born! So the 2 of us spent loads of the day brainstorming, emailing ideas, and creative pic's back and forth. We are definitely on the same page when it comes to the items we want to stock, but also both have really good individual ideas, so I think our partnership will be perfect...So this weekend is going to be spent getting some of our patterns organised, and Monday is the day to sit down and write up our plan together. I have already whipped up one gorgeous little tie died nappy this morning...lets see what else I can get through today!!! SO EXCITED...even though I have been planning this for months, the enthusiasm of a new person really makes you thanks Miss Jo xx

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

the beautiful, the inspiring, the creative

I'm really sorry not to have linked back to site, but I have no idea how- please teach me if you know!!


You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before, she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together, but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.
Bob Marley.