June 17th, 2010

In a beautiful pea green boat…

The owl and the pussy cat went to sea...

I’m pretty sure that Essie warned me that this set was going to be released soon, and warning is so totally the correct word here. The fabrics and patterns in Heather Ross’s Far Far Away II set conjure up SO MANY awesome project ideas I am full to bursting.

I somehow think, however, that Greg wont let me purchase a mess of smiley moons and wistful cats to make new quilt covers/pillow cases for our shared bed however… ^_^;; xD Though I DO really need to find some awesome fabric combinations that we both like (YES! My man does actually have an opinion on fabric *outs him*) to make us more. Our totally mismatched bedding is starting to urk me, even though the reason we went that way was because of lack of funds and that together it became ‘OURS.’ <3

Confession time? I used to HATE the Owl & the Pussycat when I was a kid. Used to drive me batty that the cat didn’t just eat the owl. DID IT HAVE NO SENSE OF PRESERVATION!? But now it just fills me with such a feeling of whimsical nostalgia that I adore any reference to it when I stumble upon it.

Old age hypocrisy, apparently I cherish it.

June 17th, 2010

Is the Puppy in the package deal? :D

Does the doggie come with the house? :D

This afternoon I jump online and Jenji, bless her hearts, (yes. HEARTS! xD) didn’t even say hello, just linked me this photospam of Four Story Townhouse at DigsDigs with the word: Pretty.

I’m going to have to say OMG YES! O_O; <33333 You could take photos of stuff ANYWHERE and the light would be so nice for it. *has clearly warped priorities* I also ADORE all the wood accents and the little loft and the bathroom door of ye olde winne. I love looking at interiors that have been decorated with a strong mix of vintage/antique and fresh-from-the-flat-pack.

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June 16th, 2010

Nazis & Heroes & Warlocks, OH MY!

Just stumbled across the synopsis of this novel, Bitter Seeds, by Ian Tregillis and I’ve got to say? Interest is piqued! It sounds exactly the kind of anachronistic ludicrous that I enjoy:

Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the Second World War, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him. When the Nazis start running missions with people who have unnatural abilities a woman who can turn invisible, a man who can walk through walls, and the woman Marsh saw in Spain who can use her knowledge of the future to twist the present Marsh is the man who has to face them. He rallies the secret warlocks of Britain to hold the impending invasion at bay. But magic always exacts a price. Eventually, the sacrifice necessary to defeat the enemy will be as terrible as outright loss would be.

WILL be going on ma amazon.com wishlist that’s for sure.

One thing I’m completely confused about? The rather substantial uselessness of the actual bitter seeds website. O_O Its some stuff thrown together in Photoshop with some links to where they buy the book. Not even any blurbs or useful searchable information. O_O;; WHY DOES IT EXIST?! Not the correct kind of ludicrous, unfortunately…

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June 16th, 2010

“they retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom” – william congreve

EEE! Ma friend Essie has created another gorgeous x-stich pattern for her etsy store. This time based on her adoration of pretty tea cups.

Though I have ZERO patience for cross-stich on this kind of scale myself (I can’t ever get the backs to look as neat as I’d like! xD Yes, that’s right, I don’t do it because I don’t like the part you CAN’T SEE xD) I’d SO LOVE this whole set in reality. EEEE! The really fat stripey teacup is totally my favourite. So paunchy!  xD

June 15th, 2010

And it makes for a super delightful aroma too…

Someone just put dinner on the stove...

Someone just put dinner on the stove...

Its gone on a little late (about an hour now and its 5pm!) but that’s okay as we’re up till after 6am every night because of the World Cup at the moment anyway. But honest to goodness! There’s just something SO exciting about a pot full of wine, stock & stock vegies (GO GO YOU NOMMY GARLIC SHOOTS! EE!), and a great piece of meat, all sitting cozily in a pot ready to be slow cooked… <333 Though, time to break out and dust off those bemused eyerolls: it DOES mean your partner attempts to ~BEDAZZZLE~ with terrifying entendre about meat and two veg…

four fabulous pot roasts

1. Pot Roast Lamb, 2. pot roast ingredients, 3. pot roast 046, 4. Drunken Pot Roast

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June 15th, 2010

Simplicity Bias Tape Maker?! GET IN MY POSESSION!!!

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!

So while I’m randomly posting stuff at half past one in the morning… OMG I just founnd this thing of BEAUTY at Amazon.com! Along with its good mate, the Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine. HOLY CRAP ON A STICK! How freaken useful what THESE have been when I was making Greg and my Cactus costumes?

SOOO getting my hands on these puppies, the amount of applications of them are SOOO endless! *sewing gasm*

June 15th, 2010

NEW Giant Lego storage boxes « HomeShoppingSpy

HOMG THE AWESOME THAT IS LEGO STORAGE!!!

Jenji linked me this blog post @ homeshoppingspy, squeeing about NEW Giant Lego storage boxes, . AND. WITH. GOOD. REASON..! HOLY CRAP THE STACKABLENESS AND THE COLOUR RANGE AND… AUUUGH!!

Who needs adorable vintage kitchen canisters if you’ve got lego?!

June 14th, 2010

Psycho in 123 Seconds…

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is 50 years old. HOLY CRAP! *laughs* Apparently this trailer was put together in order to celebrate that mind blowing fact and does an AWESOME job of completely obsoleting the need to actually watch the movie. JUST LIKE MODERN HORROR MOVIE TRAILERS! xD

Its got everything the movie has plus actual tension and pace, and ITS LOW FAT!! Can’t down much sofdtrink or popcorn n two minutes now, can you? :

June 11th, 2010

Time to squeal over some kitchen stuffs!

Kitchenaid Artisan Mixers: Blueberry or Apple, that is the question

Kitchenaid Artisan Mixers: Blueberry or Apple, that is the question

OKAY SO THIS LIST HAS LESS SUPER GORGEOUS THINGS ON IT THAT I WAS EXPECTING! It also has less quirky stuff on it than I was expecting. Apparently most of what I want is achingly practical. WHAT’S THAT ABOUT!? xD But still, the IDEA of a lot of these things has me salivating – especially as whenever I try and make anything on the Damn Daring Bakers Challenges, they always require me to use something that I don’t own so I dodgy up other things in their stead. xD I’d like to be less dodgy – or as a friend put it, ~~INNOVATIVE~~ – especially when it comes to using a stand mixer with all the delicious attachments.

The faithful and long serving electric hand beaters we have are on their last legs… Recently using it its motor started to kinda.. Burn… ^_^;;

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June 11th, 2010

Doesn’t EVERYONE want this for their birthday?

Kitchenware pretties to come, but Jenji just linked this and honestly? I’d LOVE to have THIS much free time on my hands. xD