Saturday, 20 September 2014

Sunday Drive

Here are some photos I took of the country on the way to my grandparents farm a couple of weeks ago...

A lovely old bluestone cottage.

The Inverleigh Pub.

Where the road ends.

Classic Chic

Hello dear readers. 
You will have noticed a lot of my posts lately are fashion related. This is because work and uni has pretty much taken over my life at the moment. However before starting my new job I had the fun experience of buying a new wardrobe for work! I love the whole vintage, classic, stylish chic look. But with a dash of colour and funk. It must be the artist in me trying to escape.
This cute red and blue skirt is a favourite from Dangerfield.  I usually wear it with a grey top. The red cardi goes well and I also wear it with a royal blue blazer sometimes too.

And of course one needs to rug up nice and warm before venturing outside in the Victorian winter weather. 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Shopping Strip

These small suburbian shopping strips are a dying breed. 


Afternoon Suburbia

Walking in the afternoon sunshine with my iPad. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Crazy pattern

So I went fabric shopping the other day...(Oh no! Not again you say!).

My darling Mum made this cute envelope clutch for me from retro style fabric. Perfect size for nights out on the town. The lining is a funky green with purple spots. Thanks Mum! 

And check out this little coin purse I stitched myself! It was the first time I sewed a zip too. All by hand as well. The kit came with Mollie Makes magazine. The orange pouch is the snug little home for my mobile phone. 

Oh would you look at that-I'm a poet and I don't know it! 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Childhood Fun

I have fond memories of this rocking boat at my Grandparent's farm. I used to play on it heaps with my cousins when I was little. I noticed that Pa has replaced the old wooden seats with new wood- he is getting ready for the next round of grandchildren and great-grandchildren I think. 

I am the oldest grandchild out of nine and the youngest is only six months old. My brother is the only grandson, all the rest are girls.

Happy Father's Day!

Remember a couple of months ago the photos I took around my grandparent's farm? Well that was winter and now it is spring. Look how much the wheat has grown! 
Wheat a couple of months ago.

And the wheat now. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Darkest Minds

Just a quick post on my new favourite book series at the moment by Alexandra Bracken. The first and second novels are called The Darkest Minds and Never Fade respectively. The third should be coming out in the next few months I think!

I love the distopian plot. A nasty virus kills most of America's children and the ones that survive are not the same as they used to be, so society fears them. And we all know what happens when the government is afraid of something....

Braided Wonder

This is another hair style I found on A Beautiful Mess blog ( ). 
 It's a side braid across the top of my head that I wear with my long locks in a side pony. I mostly wear my hair out but some days at work when I'm dancing around  with the kids my thick long hair makes my head and neck feel hot. So this do is perfect for those days. 

The style works best on unwashed hair. I brush my hair out and creat a side part. I grab a top section of hair around the right ear and start braiding across the top of my head towards the left ear, picking up bits of hair on the side closest to my face only. Once the braid reaches my left ear I tie my hair in a side pony. 

It's not very difficult but you do already need to know how to braid. 

Have fun!