Friday, December 24, 2010

To you and yours,

Merry Christmas bloggersphere!

May your champagne flutes overflow with bubbles and plenty of kisses be found under the mistletoe.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Girl crush...

So there is one lady that LB and I both agree is absolutely smokin'!

Julianne Moore is an outright stunner. She has shown that beauty ages gracefully, and boy is she a beauty! Moore oozes effortless class, with those red locks and porcelain skin. While LB thought she was a hotty in her hay days, I think she has reached her peak now: 50 and fabulous!

After seeing this hot-to-trot pic over at Dustjacket Attic, I couldn't help but do a little more googling....yep, I think I have a girl crush!

Images via random googling

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Baby's first Christmas

Becoming an Aunty has sure brought out a touch of creativity in time for Christmas! Inspired by Emma of Cinderella at Brindabella's baby creations, I thought I'd try my hand at making little baby Jessica's Christmas presents over the weekend.

With Nanna's sewing machine still stuck firmly in reverse, I gave it my all - determined not to let that slinky minky blanket slip from my grip!

Excuse the photos, they were quick shots on my iphone before they were quickly wrapped to store under the tree :) I can't wait to visit the little love over the Christmas weekend and smother her with lots of cuddles and kisses!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

love at first sight

Delighted to announce that over the weekend I became an Aunty!

My big bro and his lovely wife gave birth to beautiful Jessica Rose on 11 December. Mumma bear and baby bear are doing well, Papa bear is chuffed!

I met baby Jessica last night, it was love at first sight. A precious little doll for us to treasure.

Little Jessica, I cannot wait for all the fun times we have ahead!

Friday, December 10, 2010

What's up, Doc!

Today is an exciting day! One of my best and dearest friends Stephanie has graduated from her medical degree! Tonight will be filled with celebratory champagne, plenty of dancing and general tomfoolery!

Stephie is one of those friends. The type who's always there when needed; or only a phone call away. She has been a constant support over the years and her friendship is one I could not do without.

Her road to doctor-hood hasn't always been easy, and today I couldn't be more proud of her.

Well done Dr. Alexander, you ROCK!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wish(ful thinking) list!

So with all the hype around blogersphere about the joyful Christmas season, I thought I'd join in with my wish list for the silly season!!

Isn't it just divine?!?!
It's a lovely swarovski ring!! Eeeep! I can't handle it's beauty!!!

Cute TILKAH purse!!

Classy TILKAH swarovski earings!

Stunning THOMAS SABO ring (gush!)

Who doesn't wish they were one of the SATC girls?! My own Beth necklace = adorable! (thanks Sare for the link!)

BREVILLE bread maker

BREVILLE coffee machine

TILKAH bangles!

Christmas is the BEST time of year! Everyone's happy and jolly and there's always plenty of champagne flowing - my favourite!! Of course it's fun to have wish lists, but it's not the gifts that make Christmas special, it's the time spent with loved ones that really makes it the best...gush for Christmas!! And this year we're going to have a new baby in the family to smother with Christmas joy!! My little nei-phew is due next week!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

sew, la, ti, d'oh!!

I recently inherited the use of my late grandmother's Janome sewing machine. Well, to be honest - it was more like I finally found the courage to ask my grandpa if I could borrow it from the room where it was collecting dust...

After a long, incredibly uncomfortable silence, he said "well, I guess you can borrow it for a while". Then, after I said my million thank yous, he said with a wry smile "if I kick the bucket tonight you can keep it".

His sense of humour sure has withstood the time!

(not the real Lady Sew-So, but a not to distant relative...)

So after a good scrub my Lady Sew-So is ready to go! Over the weekend I hunted through my fabric box for a pretty pink piece which I decided to make some cushions from. Once the bobbin was thread (I forgot how much I hated doing that in year 8 textiles!) I took her for a spin - only to find that Lady Sew-So was stuck in reverse! D'oh! I think I'll need to get her serviced...she is from the late 80's afterall, a tune up should do the trick!

Then I'll be ready for my next project: hellllllo adorable patchwork quilt!!! I spotted this one on Urban Outfitters the other day and thought 'hey, I could do that!'. Time to hunt down a copy of Quilt Making for Dummies methinks!