January 31, 2013

Happy Friday Find!

Could this be one of the most simple and cutest idea fora party? Ever?

Bunting Fairy Bread! So simple to make but would look oh so fab on a dessert table... heck even cut up one sandwich into tiny triangles and make it a fun lunch for your kids (or yourself) today!
Happy Friday xx

January 27, 2013

Wooden Beach Chair Makeover!

Over the Christmas break we spent two relaxing weeks at my lovely mother-in-laws place by the beach. One of the days we were there I headed off to the shops for some supplies. I pulled into the car park of the shop and just happened to park my car near the large industrial rubbish bin the surrounding shops used. Leaning up against the bin (I swear it was basically calling to me) was two rather worn looking wooden beach chairs. I was stopped in my tracks! I had literally said to my hubby only a few days earlier how I would love to create a little relaxing/reading/chill-out spot to sit in the sunshine near my veggie garden and now staring at me was THE perfect style chairs!!

Now let me just clear up I have never taken rubbish before and I must be honest I was so close to walking away from this beauty but I figured - what the heck and took a closer look. One of the two chair was rubbish, buuuuut the other was just in need of some TLC so I heaved it into my boot and after buying the things I actually went to the shop for I headed home to show hubby my new find (I'm lucky he loves me so much and just goes with my crazy ideas teehee).
Now we are back from holidays and back into the swing of routine etc I thought it was about time I got to my chair and give it the love it needed. Out came the sanding paper, wood glue and a cleaning cloth and it was already looking allot better!

Next was the fun part... Painting!
I had 1/2 a tin of the bright and cheery turquoise paint left over from my dining table makeover in the shed so that made the colour decision easy. With the gorgeous sunny day we had yesterday the painting job was done in lightening speed and looking fab!

It just need one last thing. A fun and colourful new cushion & this pink flamingo one from Freedom was perfect!

My 'new' chair went into it's spot and I was in love!! Exactly what I was after for the price of some wood glue and a new cushion - BARGAIN!

Now there was only one way to make my new Mummy Corner better.... Fairy Lights!!

Isn't she pretty? I can see many day dream being had here........

January 22, 2013

Build-A-Bear Before 'Big School'!

With my little man, Harris starting preschool 2 days a week as of yesterday and my girl, Milla, not starting 'big school' for another week or so, today was the last chance (with Australia Day public holiday and a busy calendar) that my girl and I would have to hang out - just the two of us!
The perfect excuse, I think, for an extra special treat. So Milla and I dropped Harris at preschool then headed to Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Milla jumped right in after a quick explanation of what to do, starting with choosing the body of her soon to be new friend. She chose a white puppy covered in pink and red hearts.

Next step was to choose some sayings for her puppy to say.
With puppy's new voice box inserted we headed to the stuffing machine to make her extra cuddly.
Then Milla had to choose a heart for her friend. She was told to hold it extra tight in her hand, close her eyes and make a wish. With a quick kiss it went into puppy's belly just before it was all sewn up.

After a quick brush, blow dry and preen came the fun part - choosing an outfit!!

Milla asked her puppy what she wanted and after much discussion it was a team decision to go with a pink tutu and pink ballet slippers!

Straight to the dressing room...

One last brush of the fur and a little time to think of a name for her new friend and Milla was ready to officially register 'Heart' for a birth certificate.

Heart was then given a few extra bows and a new carry box/house to come home in and we were off. The box lasted just a little while before Milla asked to pull Heart out and carry her around the shops.

Heart travelled home very safely in Harris' car seat then while Milla spent the next half hour or so colouring in Heart's box I quickly sewed up a baby carrier for the new mum and her puppy!

Such a fun morning and what a memory to make, for me and Milla, before she heads off to big school.

January 14, 2013

Clearance SALE!

New Year = a fresh start, right?
Today I took that literally and attacked Giggleberry HQ. I cleaned up, threw out, tidied and generally de-cluttered my sewing/work space and ended up with a good bundle of buntings that need new homes.
Enter a Giggleberry Facebook Clearance Sale!

The buntings listed in the album HERE are at least 1/2 price RRP and are getting snapped up fast so be quick!

January 11, 2013

Happy Friday Find!

Happy new year! I know we are now a few weeks into 2013 already but this is the first blog post of the year so again, Happy new year!
I am really looking forward to what 2013 has in store... who knows what we might get up to!! My little girl starts 'big school', my son starts pre-school, I turn the big 3-0 and I am aiming to run my first full marathon by the end of the year. All these things make me feel like celebrating!
Enter today's bunting Happy Friday Find... these adorable Bunting Paper Straws from The Sugar Diva.

They come in a couple of colours to suit any theme or festivity and are too fun to resist, I think.
Happy Friday xxx