Tuesday, December 30, 2008

handbag for helen

handbag for helen
Originally uploaded by djbebe
I made this bag, by request, for my sister-in-law's mother. The fabric, including smocking, came from a thrifted shirt. A pretty little bag to carry pretty little things.

Via machen machen the things I have done meme. Things in bold I've done. And you?

1. Started your own blog.

2. Slept under the stars.

3. Played in a band

4. Visited The Great Barrier Reef.

5. Stood under the stars in the outback, the real outback – think Uluru.

6. Given more than you can afford to charity.

7. Been to the Gold Coast’s theme parks – anyone, you take your pick.

8. Climbed a mountain.

9. Held a praying mantis.

10. Sung a solo.

11. Bungee jumped, jumped out of plane, been paragliding or hang-gliding, hot air ballooning – you get the idea, you’ve been hundreds of metres about earth in a seemingly flimsy contraption.

12. Visited Melbourne.

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.

15. Had a child. Raised a child. Worked with children.

16. Had food poisoning.

17. Been to the Snowy Mountains.

18. Grown your own vegetables.

19. Visited the Brett Whitely studio in Surry Hills, Sydney.

20. Slept on an overnight train or bus.

21. Had a pillow fight.

22. Been backpacking.

23. Taken a mental health day.

24. Been buried in sand with just your head and toes sticking out.

25. Held a possum, kangaroo or koala – or any other native Australian animal.

26. Gone skinny dipping.

27. Been in a fun run.

28. Been on the Blue Mountain cableway.

29. Seen a total eclipse.

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.

31. Played, or watched, summer cricket.

32. Sailed, kayaked or canoed our beautiful waterways.

33. Seen the Daintree.

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.

35. Visited an Aboriginal settlement or mission.

36. Learned a new language.

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.

38. Toured the Sydney Opera House.

39. Tried rock climbing (indoor or outdoor), abseiling or just simple bush walking.

40. Visit Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art.

41. Been to the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

42. Sunbaked at Bondi.

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.

44. Visited Broome.

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.

46. Been transported in an ambulance.

47. Had your portrait painted.

48. Gone fishing.

49. Seen Tasmania’s old growth forests.

50. Been to the top of Q1, on the Gold Coast.

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling.

52. Kissed in the rain.

53. Played in the mud.

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre.

55. Been in a movie.

56. Driven the Great Ocean Road.

57. Started a business.

58. Taken a martial arts class.

59. Visited Norfolk Island.

60. Served at a soup kitchen.

61. Sold Girl Guide biscuits.

62. Gone whale watching.

63. Got flowers for no reason.

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.

65. Gone jet boating.

66. Visited Port Arthur.

67. Bounced a cheque.

68. Flown in a helicopter.

69. Saved a favourite childhood toy.

70. Visited the Australian War Memorial.

71. Eaten Caviar.

72. Pieced a quilt.

73. Stood in Federation Square.

74. Been on the Murray River.

75. Been fired from a job.

76. Travelled, or climbed, over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

77. Broken a bone.

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Three Sisters at Echo Point, Katoomba.

80. Published a book.

81. Visited St Mary’s Cathedral, in Sydney.

82. Bought a brand new car.

83. Been to Hermannsburg.

84. Had your picture in the newspaper.

85. Read the entire Bible.

86. Visited Parliament House.

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.

88. Had chickenpox.

89. Saved someone’s life.

90. Sat on a jury.

91. Met someone famous.

92. Joined a book club.

93. Lost a loved one.

94. Saved a pet.

95. Been to the site of the Eureka Stockade.

96. Swum in The Whitsundays.

97. Been involved in a lawsuit.

98. Owned a mobile phone.

99. Been stung by a bee.

100. Read an entire book in one day.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

sweet vinyl pouches

sweet vinyl pouches
Originally uploaded by djbebe
I've been making pouches. These ones are available in my madeit store. And now I'm taking a break from crafting to be appropriately festive. Hope you all have a merry, happy, joyous Christmas and with all family members playing nicely together. That's what I'm hoping for...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

cherry tomatoes

cherry tomatoes
Originally uploaded by djbebe
Look - they're nearly ripe! I've been checking on them daily since they were babies, and now the first ones are almost ready to eat! Tomorrow, I reckon. Fresh from the garden, warm from the sun - that's the way to eat tomatoes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

newsprint summer cuff

newsprint summer cuff
Originally uploaded by djbebe
More things crossed off the list:
  • add some items to madeit store: cuffs

  • try new yoga class: vinyasa yoga - felt good, energising. sore today.

  • Christmas cards: 95% done. need more stamps

Monday, December 08, 2008

brown: placemats

Originally uploaded by djbebe
One more thing crossed off the list: placemats. These were quilted in a batch of bibs, but I decided long ago they were way to dark for babies - well for most babies - so I ran some binding round the edges, and voila: placemats.

Brown used to be my favourite colour, but I think now it's green. I still like brown, just not as much as I like green. And nowhere near as much as this woman likes orange.

Friday, December 05, 2008

golf cake

golf cake
Originally uploaded by djbebe
I created a golf course cake for my brother's 30th last weekend. I have to say I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. The biggest fan of the cake, though, was my 3 year old nephew Henry - he loves his golf, and he knew what it was straight away. I think he liked this cake even more than the tiger one we made for his second birthday - and he was pretty impressed with that one at the time! This green iced concoction - he was still looking for it the day after the party, and the day after that - luckily there was a lot of cake so they took plenty home!