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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Crafty Crow Japanese Fabric Giveaway

Ooohhh squeel have you seen this? visit Crafty Crow's website to go in the draw to win some delish japanese fabric, check out their ETSY store, full of fabric goodness!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Four Fave ETSY Finds

Hi there,

Well here is the first official Four Fave ETSY Finds for 2009.

This weeks theme I have chosen is Valentine's Day - I figuire at least I can look at all the cute things, my dear husband usually doesn't do Valentine's as our wedding anniversary is so close.

Valentine's girls digital/printable stickers by yaelfran, Piece of my heart pendant by thalassajewelry, Loving You Pop-Up Card by tracychong, Emoticon Man by yoborobo

enjoy the rest of your day/evening.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Australia Day

Good morning Everyone,
Well to pay homage to our country, I thougth I would post some of the things that remind me of being an Aussie...

This Poem is something that I always remember learning at school, and the words are so true..

My Country
by Dorothea MacKellar

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die -
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold -
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

Wherever you are in the world, have a great Australia Day.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #23

Its a bit a addictive looking for these shadows! I find that I tend to look at things in a completely different light.

Here is one I took of a few weeks ago while pottering in the backyard of our old plastic chairs :)
Don't forget to go and check out all the other amazing shadows at Hey Harriets

Take care and have a great Australia Day!
Bel xx

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Too Cute - free tutorial over at Creature Comforts

Hi Everyone,
I just came across these in my blog trawling, and OMG how cute are they. Thought I must share as you might have someone special you could suprise with one of these on Valentine's Day

visit Creature Comforts for the full tutorial

Friday, January 23, 2009

It's a boy!

Hi All

Sorry for the slackness in also not posting for a while, it’s taken me a few weeks to ease into 2009 and catch up with how fast its going by already :)

So for those of you that don’t already know, I too am pregnant and due in June this year (us EmBelISH girls don’t do anything in halves ;) We found out yesterday that we are having another little boy and all is going well, which is great news. As hubby and I have decided that we only want two children I have to say I felt a little bit disappointed yesterday with the news of another boy, all these thoughts flashed through my head, no dancing lessons or making cute little costumes, no having someone to share girly stuff with (even though I have to say I am not overly girly anyway) and that my life is going to be mainly male dominated and there will be extra smelly footy socks and dirty rooms to clean up and I won’t be able to buy all those cute pink frilly things I have been secretly converting on ETSY for the last weeks.

Oh well, lucky for me my fellow BrisStylers make a wide range of super cute boy thing and that our current little man Saxon is going to have a constant companion and best mate to grow up with.

Anyway that’s enough about me; check out some of the very cool boy’s things I happen to come across in my new search of all things blue and boyish! Looks like my credit card might be getting a bit of a workout after all...

1. Holy Pow Boardshort Bloomers! By Bettsy Kingston (these are just too cute)
2. Cheeky Monster T-shirt by Jettasnest (these monsters are just adorable)
3. Neon Blue - Dottie Baby Booties by Pedrosprout (What little boy doesn’t need his own cool pair of booties)
4. Baggy Shorts, Carp Fish by Hot Fudge (I LOVE this fabric!!!!)

Plus in other news, we are currently changing Sax’s room around into a space/robot theme (I will post some pics soon, promise) I can’t believe he will be 2! in a couple of weeks. The Dinosaur (or Dinodoor as Sax says) invites have gone out and my mum arrives on the Friday before to give me a hand so now I just need to work out the cake pattern and stuff the goodie bags and we are all good.

We are also off to a friend of ours from Playgroups 2 years old birthday on the weekend so I better get off the computer and start sewing that fairy cape I promised...
Take care, Bel xx

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

Well, we have missed a few weeks of Shadow Shot Sundays (my fault sorry)... so here is a gorgeous picture that my husband took of me pushing Lucas in the pram through the big fig(i think) trees at Port Arthur historic site.

We visited Port Arthur when we were in Tasmania recently, it is such an amazing historical site, but there are also such sad memories there for the 35 innocent people who were killed in the massacre in 1996. If you would like to read more about the history of this place visit here

Thanks to everyone for your well wishes for my pregnancy !! Blogging will hopefully become a bit more regular in the coming weeks. Thanks for bearing with us! and have an excellent week.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy New Year !!

Hello Friends,

I would love to wish you all a very Happy New Year. Sorry that I have been a bit slack on the blogging front of late, we went away just after Christmas and returned on the 4th Jan, and then life has taken over (I am sure we are in for another busy year!)

I hope that you all had a very safe time with your family's over the break and you are ready to give 2009 a run for its money!!

This year is going to be another extra special one for me as we are extending our family by one more in July :-), yep, number 2 is on the way. So there will really be no rest for the wicked. I am sure that the next 6mths are going to absolutely fly and we will have a new little bundle here for Lucas to be a big brother to in no time.

So take care of yourselves and I look forward to sharing the journey of 2009 with you.