Tuesday, February 1, 2011

cyclone Yassi

Well i am all bunkered down in the laundry with my dad, daughter, grandaughter 5 dogs and we are just waiting for the cyclone to arrive, so will post when its over, Amanda

Sunday, January 16, 2011

All week i have been watching as thousands of peoples lives have been devastated by loss, loss of memories, possessions and most of all loss of loved ones lives. My home state of Queensland is 75% in flood, and by the grace of God i am not in the 75%. To show my eternal gratitude and support for these fellow Queenslanders, I will be donating all sales from my Etsy Shop Funky Frou Frou to the Queensland Premiers Flood Relief Appeal http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html. I am not the first on Etsy to do this and certainly not the last, there are so so many kind and compassionate fellow crafters in this world wide community. i will be up loading a large amount of new doilies tonight,so please shop up a storm and help raise funds for the flood victims. Amanda

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Well here i am sitting at the airport in Avalon, my plane is broken!! Therefore i am going to miss my connecting flight home to Cairns, Oh the joys of flying. Apparently they are going to bus us all up to Tullamarine then fly to Brisbane, too bad there are no more flights tonight to Cairns.......

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Lamp

Hi Like my new lamp ?? All I did was sew a ruffle onto ribbon then got my trusty glue gun and glued it on, I've got one on the other side of the bed as well. I love the colour don't you ??

Saturday, July 31, 2010

My New Look Bedroom

Hi I have finally finished my room, in between assignments, ballet, swimming and work!!
But I am happy with it for now, (until I change my mind again)I am so loving red and white at the moment. See that lovely Mosquito net, $4.00 from the Op Shop, love it when I get a bargin, although it wasn't lovely and white when i purchased it, but nothing a good soak in Napy San wouldn't fix. My room is very small, and please excuse the hideous blinds, I am renting and they service me well when i need to sleep during the day when I am on night duty. I haven't any new projects to show you at the moment, just a tad busy with Uni,etc., by for now M

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sat nite Special

This is my chest of drawers with very minor renovations, eg., hardware change, but doesn't it make a difference. I got bored with the chunky pain old white knobs, so changed them for these super slick black ones and it changes the look of my whole bedroom, which by the way is very very small, with a lot of furniture in it. I will show you a photo soon of the whole room, i have just bought new linen for the bed, so i will wait until i put it on and finish the lovely new cushions for it. I can't decide if i like the look of pale washed out whites, pinks, blues, or red white and black,love them both at the moment my room is red and white with a touch of black, and i love it. I scored big time at the op shop the other day, a gorgeous sewing table for my friend Kerry, for the huge sum of $4.00. We have been looking for a few weeks for one suitable and this is old, solid wood, with a small drawer in the front, and shabby white, perfect! I am now wishing i had kept it for myself!!
Chow for now, Amanda

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sat Nite Special

see this yucky brown drawer, the whole cabinet was like this, before i painted and painted and painted (i used heaps of paint) it white, or or Antique White USA, to be exact. It just kept on soaking it up, and the brown would bleed through, anyway it eventually stopped bleeding through, and i put the final coat on. I changed all the hardware, and this is what i got, i love it even though i'm not sure what it was originally used for. The top lifts up and there is a storage space a bit like a desk i suppose, and the big piece above the 3 drawers drops down, and there is a huge storage space in there, it is old, not sure how old 1940's i think, i got it at the op shop for $20. bargain. It now sits on my veranda and it is full of art supplies for my grand daughter Madison, she's 3 and very into doing craft with her Ya Ya, and we have so much fun!!