28 October 2010

Look what I got today! - Day 28

I haven't had much chance to have a good look yet. But it's very promising. There's very cute dresses that I was surprised about and I'm planning to make.

Have you got yours yet?


**Edited to actually add the photo, blogging from my iPhone still has hiccups apparently**


Testing blogging from my phone.

27 October 2010

Look who's here! - Day 27

Artamer has arrived safely, you'll be happy to know. I carefully unwrapped him for a quick cuddle and a few photos while the sun was still out.

Let me tell you, he's just as handsome in person and more squishy that you've even imagined.

If you haven't already entered the giveaway. Make sure you don't miss out! There's only 4 more days to enter and the competition is stiff.
But hey, even if you don't win I'm sure Artamer has some pretty brothers and sisters that you could have for your own. Maybe go look at Amy's shop and while you're there look at her amazing fabric. (Which is always speedily delivered)

Happy blogging!


101 Things - Day 27

Wow, I don't think flattered is a big enough word to cover it. So I'll just say hello and welcome to everyone that's been sent over here from Amy's place!

On a sadder note. I've missed 2 days of Blogtoberfest, so I guess I'm not crossing number 27 off my list this month. Fingers crossed for next month though....

While I have you all here I'm looking for help with number 64. Read 10 books that people have recommended for me.

So, suggest away please? I'll read pretty much anything, but for this excercise let's at least make sure they're novels ok?

(And for anyone that's come here in the last few days and has said they're wanting to make a 101 in 1001 list, please, please, please let me know. I can't wait to read them!)


24 October 2010

Oh no - Day 24

We appear to have use our whole 160gb internet limit for the month (don't ask).

I'll try and get through the last few days of Blogtober at work..... Fingers crossed!


23 October 2010

Spring Racing - Day 23

Found Here

I made a facinator today to wear to cup day. But I left it too late to take a photo, and now it's too dark. This one's prettier anyway. Too bad it would clash horribly with my hair...


22 October 2010

Winner! And Final Countdown Giveaway - Day 22

Damien pressed the button and out popped number 6. Mystica, sorry I don't know your real name. So please email me your address and I'll send your prize along!

Now, for the new giveaway! I've purchased the lovely Artamer from the lovely Amy (who refunded my shipping when I told her this was for a giveaway, isnt' that nice.)

So, he could be yours! 

I decided not to force you to work hard for the money. So, just comment and you're in the draw! Blog, or Tweet about it and let me know and you'll get another entry. 

How can you resists his adorable face?!

I'll draw the winner on the night of the 31st as a send of for Blogtober!


21 October 2010

Don't forget the giveaway! - Day 21

Here's a sneak peak of the giveaway I'll be starting tomorrow for the last week of Blogtoberfest. I haven't decided rules yet, but you may be in for some work for you giveaway. Maybe!

The lovely brooch arrived in the mail this morning. It's even better up close and personal, so don't forget to enter the giveaway while you still can. I'll be choosing the winner at 5 ish tomorrow night.


20 October 2010

3. Organise my kitchen - Day 20

Obviously an interim step until the big move. But a step none the less! 

Hoping you can tell the difference between the before and after shots. 


18 October 2010

Saddicus - Day 18

He's had "the snip" today and is feeling a little tired and emotional.


17 October 2010

6. Get good at crochet - Day 17

Look! I rippled! It was much easier than I thought it would be too. So I really recommend giving it a try.

I found a really great tutorial here that I used that broke the steps down so they were really easy.  So you should go have a look and try it out! It's very relaxing in its repetition!


16 October 2010

15 October 2010

Tagxedo - Day 15

Word cloud of my blog from www.tagxedo.com, idea stolen from my well informed sister.

Cool, eh?


14 October 2010

Blog vs. Real Giveaway - Day 14

I've just ordered this from the edward and lilly made it store as the prize for this giveaway. I already own a brooch of my own and it's very cute so I thought I'd share one with one of you.

And now, the challenge. I know that I am really different in real life than most people would think I am from reading this blog. For one thing, I swear like a sailor. I'm not nearly as politely spoken day to day. And I say cool a lot. But the main thing that people are amazed to learn about me is that I love music. Specifically the louder, angrier and faster the better. 

I love punk and metal and hardcore and post hardcore and any other kind of core you can think of. Going to a concerts and dancing and shoving and jumping is one of my favourite things to do in the world, even more than making! 

So there you go. What's your bloggy secret? Your secret personality quirk, your thing that someone would never guess you loved? Answer in the comments and each answer is one entry. Extra entries for mentioning the giveaway on your blog. 

**Winner will be picked at random next Friday the 22nd and I'll also announce another giveaway that day too for the last week of the wonderful blogtoberfest!**

Have fun!


(make sure you let me know if you mention this on your blog)

13 October 2010

Self Portrait Day - 13 Day

A photo session sitting on my bed. It took about 20 minutes to get a photo that didn't look ridiculous. I wasn't entirely sucessfull and may have gotten cranky.

Go search for other self portraits at Cathie's. It's fun, yeah!


(Hand on the head is from a fringe that wouldn't sit flat)

12 October 2010

Banksy - Day 12


This is great! I do kind of wonder what the Simpsons creators thought they were doing though?


11 October 2010

Victoria Mason - Day 11

Damien got me these for my birthday. They're 3 seperate rings, but I always wear them together. Because they're so cute!

You should definately buy things from Victoria Mason. She makes lovely things, and she's super nice to boot! When Damien got me these she let him come in to her studio and sized them for him off one of my other rings. Sweet huh?

- Jemma
(Why are photos of hands always so icky?!)

10 October 2010

Decorating - Day 10

Me and Damien both have the lurgy. Fevers, blocked noses, sinus headaches. The worst. So here are some pretty pictures for decorating and arranging my new sewing space when we move.  


09 October 2010

Finders Keepers - Day 9

Today Damien very kindly agreed to go to finders keepers with me, which was nice since he knew in advance it was a craft market....

He was pretty bored until he saw the shiny cuff link store. That cheered him up a bit... He couldn't buy any though since he didn't bring any cash thinking it would all be crochet blankets and crazy old ladies...

I got myself the lovely frankie calendar and some Victoria Mason earrings. They're little apples!

For the rest of our day we went to Costco which was in a word, awesome! I think I died and went to heaven a little. I didn't know washing powder came in 9kg packs?!

(2 days in a row of nearly missing blogtoberfest... I'm slipping....)


08 October 2010

Alec Baldwin - Day 8

This is one of my cats. He's named for Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock (if you've ever seen it) and he's modeling a legwarmer I made that didn't turn out how I wanted it to.

What's something that you've made that didn't turn our right? And what did you do with it after?

- Jemma 

07 October 2010

32. Donate blood for the first time - Day 7

Did you know that you can make an appointment to donate blood in about 5 minutes. Go too www.donateblood.com.au and you'll see your local centres, and can make the appointment online.

I haven't actually gone in for the donation yet. My booking is for the 1st of November, and I'm pretty terrified. But I know that it's an excellent thing to do. Especially us Jorna's, we're bleeders. I might be like my dad too, the very special universal donor. His blood goes in a special section. Fancy right ?


06 October 2010

05 October 2010

All partied out.

We took Atticus to a BBQ at our friends house on Sunday. He was sleepy.


40. Clean my linen closet - Day 5

Yet another list item that works in nicely with the pre move clean out. It looks so messy because I also had clothes overflowing in there from my closet and drawers. 

This makes it look like I have a sadly small amount of linen. But we do only have one bed. The new house is going to have the first spare bedroom we've ever had! Somewhere for Jess to stay while she's here.


04 October 2010

Spring cleaning - Day 4

In preperation for the move we've started the clean out.

This is our freezer as it was yesterday morning. And yes I am ashamed. One of us had left the door ajar a little while back, and not notice for a week or so. When I went back after I was faced with something similar to this, but not as bad. We then forgot about it and I went and had a look last week and saw this....

We have the problem that the freezer is wedged in a space and the washing machine blocks it in. So we couldn't get it out without moving the washing machine too. That's a lot of effort really.

Anyway, after a big morning of moving things to the nature strip for hard rubbish, and walking around car city for about an hour I tackled this.

I have to say, it was heaps of fun! I spent about 2 hours just laying into with a bar-b-mate (big heavy spatula). It was a nice warm day, so the flying ice wasn't annoying it was amusing! I reckon I could have even gotten some small nephews to find the joy in it.

Now we have a freezer that's not going to be used till the first weekend of December, since there's no point filling it up before we move. But still a job well done.

- Jemma

03 October 2010

6. Get better at crochet - Day 3

My first step in this list item is that I've enrolled in crochet class at Spotlight. I've just had my first of 4 classes, and I can already see improvement.

I'd been taught to make granny squares at Brown Owls about 2 years ago, but never progressed beyond that really. I could never make a sampler that had even sides for example. It's hard to make non wonky sides when crocheting! For me anyway....

The picture is a granny square that I made in the last 15 minutes of the class (poorly) that my teacher did a cool border on. She had a funny name for it, but I can't remember...


Are you blogtoberfesting? Go check it out over at Cathie's

02 October 2010

101 in 1001

Just a quick note to let you know that I've decided to use Blogtoberfest as a platform to kick start my life list of doing these 101 things in 1001 day. Not sure how many days I've gone through yet and I've already done NOTHING

Anything from my 101 list is going to be put into a Mighty Life List. So even if it's not done in the 2 1/2 (ish) years. It will be done!

Have you made a list? I think you should, it's fun to make the list even if you don't think you'll really be doing it all...


48. Buy a house - Day 2

One more set of papers to sign and this house will be ours. It's in Belgrave for those Victorians who know the area and we can hear the puffing billy go past from our back yard.

500m walk one way to a local pool, 500m the other to the local footy ground. In the middle of a triangle of 3 national parks.

Sounds good, huh?

Any moving tips you wish to share? Also, expect a "Cleaning out the house to move" giveaway in a few Friday's time.