Mrs Tiff ....living creatively



Monday, August 30, 2010

~ Peace @ the Beach ~




I adore winter afternoon walks on the beach......

they are such a joy....








& hard to beat!




Sunday, August 29, 2010

~ Sail Away With Me! ~



It was a pleasant way to spend this morning....






The children had their sailing lessons.....
and I sat peacefully
(with a delicious coffee)
watching them sail.


It made up for all the time
spent painting this weekend!
Renovating can be exhausting...
I ache all over!

But I can't wait to show
some pics of the guest house...
its makeover is proving to be
worth all the effort!







Saturday, August 28, 2010

~ Sew Handy ~



My Dad has just reonovated
& wanted some eco storage tubs
for my sister's new room....







so I whipped some up.......







I think they will be great for toys'n stuff!





Thursday, August 26, 2010

~ Warm'n Cozy ~



I LOVE our fire.

I really, really LOVE it!





When we have the children's friends over
during winter nights....
we toast marshmallows together.....

 it is so rare to get a picture of it
without the dog lying
on the warm tiles in front of it!

It is the most wonderful thing
about winter time in the hinterland!





Wednesday, August 25, 2010

~ Chalkboard Garden Stakes ~



Another fantastic chalkboard paint idea!







The perfect way to name your herbs!
They are also totally reusable
should a treasuerd herb come to a sad end....






They were easy to make....
I cut quite a few at once,
using an outdoor marine plywood,
shaping the ends to a point,
so they went in the soil easily.
After sanding them I painted
a couple of coats of blackboard paint.

Quite a fun activity ...
and not to tricky at all!







Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

~ Bedroom Bliss ~



Having spent a night away
 from home last weekend,
 I really appreciated
coming back to my own bed!






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When I wake up,
I just love my view
of the bush from the window.....
along with the sounds of the bush.

It is always so nice to come home!





Thursday, August 19, 2010

~ Tower Tags ~




I thought I'd carry on
with the tower theme
for another day.....








Eiffel tower tags!







I just love the images of the iconic tower....
don't you?


Oui Oui !!!!!!






Wednesday, August 18, 2010

~ Tower Trinket ~




I recently made a few different necklaces.... 







This is an eiffel tower pendant charm
 with a tiny freshwater pearl and a lobster clasp....






It is quite delicate and dainty.....
 & very cute I think!





Tuesday, August 17, 2010

~ Vintage Beach Tags ~




At the height of winter......
I needed to get my mind off the cold.....
so I made some vintage style beach tags.....








There is some thing special
about these vintage beach images.....








when a trip to the beach.....
was a real occasion..........








the images reflect good times.....







and glamour!

I wish I was there too!






Sunday, August 15, 2010

~ Feather Necklace ~




As busy as I have been lately
and inspired by my recent Sabo favourites....
I snuck a little bit of time to make some jewellery....










I learned how to make my own pearl drop beads....









I love the lobster clasp ...
 so the charms can attach to my other jewellery..
I can mix'n match...
and it doesn't get better than that!






Monday, August 9, 2010

~ Early Iris ~




My iris are in flower early!








They are so beautiful!







They last for ages when cut & put in a vase too!






These darlings are about 8 years old
and they continue to clump.
I got the original ones from a dear friend years ago.
They are so easy to seperate & transplant too.

A triumph of nature.....
a plant that thrives on neglect...
and grows without any fuss!

Perfect for my garden!




Saturday, August 7, 2010

~ Birthday Delights ~



I have finally found the time
 to photogaph some of my birthday delights .....






here's a peek at my treasures....

 





an divine embroidered card from Mum....







plus a Sabo pearl bracelet & 'T' charm,
from Mum & Nin.....







a gorgeous pearl flower bracelet from Kathryn.....







a scrummy Sabo charm from the girls...







an sparkly cut glass candle holder
from Libby & Claire.....






& wrapped too sweetly to eat,
chocolate from Jac....

I was totally spoiled.....

particularly, as I haven't mentioned,
I've been promised....
 a weekend for two in Melbourne
from Mr Tiff!


I have been totally spoiled
& loved every minute of it!




Friday, August 6, 2010

~ FAB @ 40! ~




I hope I'm as FAB @ 40
as my dear friend who had
her birthday today......



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...hope you like your cake it was baked with LOVE!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!


PS ~ Great....
now I am addicted to
cake decorating magazines.....


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

~ Nest ~




I was so excited when my etsy order arrived yesterday.....







vintage print blocks!!!!!!

They are very decorative...
divine just sitting on my desk.....
 but my intention is to put them to good use.....
They will be used for printing again soon.....
(I'll keep you posted!)







 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

~ Embroidery Frames ~




I recently bought a few embroidery frames at Spotlight
& I have used them to frame some different pieces of fabric......







They come in different sizes &
I think they look fabulous!