Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween to everyone.
Watch out for those goblins and ghouls.
Stay safe and have fun.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

As I reflect on the past it brings me back to Australia when I was a little girl. I was always afraid of the huntsmen spiders ... I and others call them tarantulas. They would scare me to bits and if I returned now I would still be scared of them. I wasn't scared of our snakes that would always be somewhere in the bush ... my cat brought one inside one day and it slithered under the door of the entry closet where we hung our coats and put our boots. It wasn't a big snake but it took me some time to get the junk out of the cupboard and finally get the snake out the front door.
I remember one night when my then husband went to a lodge meeting. I was alone in the house and in the passageway there was a tarantula on the ceiling. I was so scared of it and couldn't remove it ... that I had to stay up that end of the house till he returned many hours later. And they would inevitably find their way into our cars. Urgh!!! just thinking about it gives me the heebee jeebies ....... lol....... but I do love my big imitation spider that I have put on the bush outside our window for Halloween. He's in a big cobweb and looks great.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

There's a pretty new Collection at
Misted Memories I've called it ...
its lots of paintshop pro tubes of vintage pretties for
you to use in your creations. Plus some gorgeous
desktop wallpapers for you to use on your computer screen.
You can check it out here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

A couple of pretty images for you .... hope you like them.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Click on the images to see them full size and save them from there...
some cards to add to your emails to family and friends... I hope you like them...

Monday, October 13, 2008

I don't know how they got around in the dresses
with the bustles... How did they ever sit down...
It must have taken quite a bit of "training" to park yourself elegantly on a chair or sofa... :-)
Gorgeouos fabrics, with laces, frills, bows, buttons etc.
I love watching shows like Murdoch Mysteries,
Sherlock Holmes, Jane Austen's great stories ...
to see all the glorious dresses and outfits in clear, crisp colour.
Hats with feathers and flowers, lots of white and cream ... stunning.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

This is such a pretty tea cosy. More gorgeous in full size so click on the image.... I love cosies...
they are usually easy to make and there are so many styles. I remember my mum back in Australia would knit them or crochet them .... when I was a small girl. Her friends would always be wanting one too so it seemed she always had those needles in her hand.
I'm all into white and pink.... just recently I re-arranged my shelves on the cupboard so that all the white crockery I had and pretty mugs etc were in the one place. The change was inspired by my purchase of white chairs and a table that were on sale at the end of summer .... and my garage sale finds earlier in the year of some really nice, textured white huge pillow shams. They are like tapestry almost ... so I made them into four cushions for my lounge suite.
White always seems to be crisp and clean and bright .... always cheery and nice.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Click on the image to save it full size.... its very pretty with purple .. I love purple..
and of course the marvellous vintage hat. How they wore those is beyond me... :-)
One would certainly look a bit weird nowadays wearing something similar.
there's always new desktop wallpapers too at my other blog...
so check that out as well.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

There is a whopping sale at
Check out the image above to see the details more clearly
... email me if you have any questions.