Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thank you oppy GODS!

There has been a request........Could you please dress your child in period style clothing for their next excursion to a local historical village?

BLOOOOOOODY HEELLLLLLL!!!!

Thank you oppy gods, once again you have saved my hero parental status!

Take one white babies blanket ($1.00) fold in half = Shawl

Take one white shirt ($3.00), that would never typically enter our house, as my elf is often head first looking under rocks!

Add one adult hippy type skirt ($3.00), chop off the top couple of inches and pop in some elastic.

Dig deep into the scrap fabric basket for that old white sheet you new you would use for something someday.

Pop into spotty on the way home and grab some lace ($6.00)

Add Existing black boots and straw hat.

Done. Total cost $15.00 Not to shabby.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Flashing my wares!

Sometimes being a creative type, and a big mouth at the same time, can be an absolute pain in the BUM!!

We decided to have a race day celebration for our local RDA. So ME being the IDIOT said "Wouldn't it be great if we could dress the kids up in racing colours to make them feel like a JOCKEY!!!"

6 HOURS and 10 bibs later......we have colours!

I am never doing this again.........never.......ever.....

They do look SMASHINGLY GOOD though!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

1 hour before school

MMMMMMMMUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMM it's mad hat day!!

Gee whizz kido you are sooooooooooo LUCKY you have a mother like me!!

Pom poms - Check

Crappy old hat - Check

Ribbon Stash - Check

Catastrophe Diverted - CHECK!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Re-living my youth

It was locked away in my memory, the moment when I stole the bottle of bleach while mum was at the Dairy. I new I would get into trouble but that creative, teenage, rebellious voice in my head was just too loud to ignore!

I grabbed my favorite jeans, the new ones mum and dad could barely afford and I sprinkled (drenched) bleach all over the bathroom to create my masterpiece........ALAS....GROUNDED!!

Who new those skills would come in handy again?

Lovin my new Jeans!!!

How do you do it....

Put about an inch of water in the bottom of your bath. Lay the jeans in but scrunch them up a bit. Splash the bleach liberally over the jeans and wait a good half to one hour.

Warning : Only use crap jeans that you no longer wear. DO NOT use the posh ones. There is every chance that you could hate them when you are done!!!!

Warning 2 : Beware of the crutch/bum area, go lightly, you don't want them to look like you've sat in bird poop!!

My recommendation is to use skinny jeans with long tops. Works a treat.

Negotiating the said....Scarecrow.

I wanted a Drag Queen!! Dave won......

For those who visit of non Australian decent, click on the link to find a little about our famous bush ranger Ned Kelly.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Bugger

I dropped my camera!!! Off the bench she flew with a CRASH. Lens.....shattered....I was devastated.

Then I got to thinking....could this be the time to update my lens to what I want? I've been drooling over an 18-200 lens for years, not a posh one, just a good all rounder.

I am now the proud owner of a Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6 DC OS with nikon mount.

I think I'm in LOVE!!!!

Beware peoples, you may get just as many birds as there are flowerers on this spot from now on. Just saying!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

School Holidays are upon us again.

I always begin the holidays thinking life is good. The kids are home. The rushing has stopped. The pace is slower...and then...after about 2 weeks.....

I struggle!!! I know there are some human personalities that can home school, these people have skills that seem to create a peaceful, tranquil, environment, one where everyone is at one with one another. Me......NOT SO MUCH!

Happy holidays to you all, may you enjoy your elf's, even when you are hiding in a dark corner where they can't find you!! Love to you and yours. Leonie xx

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Strike a Pose

This year I did it. I cut a heap of cuttings and had a go. AND IT WORKED!!!!

Not only are the gaps all filled in my garden but my bank balance is a lot healthier.

Heres to give you a bit of an idea.

I struck 80 Plants (cuttings from neighbours, relies, friends, my own garden) into 6 Inch pots.

Cost at Nursery : $11 per pot

Lost about 20 plants.....just didn't survive, I don't know why and I'm not really worried about it.

60 x $11.00 = $660.00 Saving.

MY TIPS.

Pinch the good dirt out of the veggie patch and you will have more chance for success.

Oh...and if you think I fluffed around with root starter and all that other stuff think again. I simply cut the cutting and shoved it in the pot.

Add water when looking a little dry.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014