Sunday, 29 September 2013

post office

My internet has been down for the past few days, hence no posts, sorry. It's back as of this morning, hooray! there are so many blogs I have to catch up on which is pretty much all I have been doing this morning as I'm on a study break for a week :-D

I am in love with this building and its red railings and hand painted postage stamps. Until recently this was my local post office, but it has now moved next door and the building is for sale :-( I thought I had better take a photo in case they knock it down or do something terrible to it.  

Sorry, it's not a very exciting post or a particularly good photo (it was taken with my phone) but I thought I would share because its such a sweet little building. 

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Outgoing mail

 Some outgoing snail mail  

I've been waiting to post these pictures because I didn't want to spoil the surprise, but it seems that this one got lost in the mail :-( So Sara I will send you a new, even better letter! 

For Marisa from Omiyage who sent me this lovely letter :-)

Monday, 16 September 2013

Oppy finds

Thought I'd share some of the stuff I found last week at the oppys. It all seemed to match a colour scheme by some crazy coincidence. 

I am in love with this orange thermos, but sadly my boyfriend got to it before me :-P The hedgehog one is pretty sweet though and it was made in West Germany :-)

My mum collects these vintage Japanese teapots and cups so they will go in the stockpile for christmas :-) 

The yellow floral wallpaper in the photos I found for 50c. I also found three unused rolls of 70s wallpaper in a street junkpile which made me awfully happy because there is enough to do my wall! My brother found two working turntables in the same junkpile! It always amazes me what people throw out- he looked them up on eBay and they are worth about $100-$200 each!

I'm linking up to Sir Thrift A Lot and A Living Space :-)

Friday, 13 September 2013

♡ cacti ♡

I seriously can't get enough of cacti!

I took this photo on a stroll through Wollongong Botanic Gardens, which is right across from my university :-D

Some sweet little cacti I saw on a bike ride in Thailand. I adore the pink spotty pot!

Monday, 9 September 2013


Ever since I saw Mr Printables amazing tutorial for making pompoms, I have been more than a little obsessed. I made these hello pompoms a couple of weeks ago, and Mr Printables put up an alphabet tutorial a few days ago, which is great because I would not be able to explain how I made these :-P It's actually not too hard once you understand how they work, and they look so darn awesome! I've been making a heap of other patterned pompoms and I will show you once I get around to taking photos :-)

my rather poor attempt at a star pompom. 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

incoming mail

Some lovely mail that has graced my mailbox recently from linda, doro and able and game. My cat zinky decided to join me and stick her paws in the picture.

Doro sent me this lovely letter with a hand painted matryoshka, stickers and other goodies!

She added some handmade triangle confetti and two sweet little hand-drawn cacti! Thank you doro!

Able and Game replied to my letter I sent out and sent some postcards! They also added some hand made confetti! oh how I love confetti, it makes everything so jolly!