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Winter Addition?


Whilst mindlessly browsing through my favourite blogs as a way to unwind after a 11 hour day at work, I came across this intriguing dress/poncho/tunic/shirt. My wandering eyes came to a halt. I want it, I need it, I can imagine myself as that creepy girl getting lost in the middle of the night in it. Maybe its the way it swallows up the body or the swing it would give when you twirled around? Maybe its how the white lines change at different angles or just the fact that I want to snuggle up inside it and watch tv? Either way, I'm mesmerised. I'm beginning to think I might break my rule of not buying any new fabric just for this. Besides, I need a warm poncho for the cold days to come... 

I'm currently working on a post which I hope to publish this weekend. It will take you through the makings of a simple dress I've been working on, as a part of my downsizing plan.

I also have a question for any South East Queensland readers out there. Has anyone been to Sirromet Winery? There are not many wineries in Queensland and this one is at the Gold Coast so I am tres interested. I looked through the menu and I would LOVE to go there. I've lost my wonderful food buddy Jacky to Melbourne, so I will have to start an interview process for a new food buddy soon. Anyway, if you have been to Sirromet or would like to be my new food buddy please leave a comment. Also, please let me know what interests you lovely readers and which topics you'd like to see more of.

Goodnight!



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Back to 7am



Just going to do a fairly quick post this morning. Yesterday I went back to work again after my mini 3 day break. I had thoroughly enjoyed naturally waking up at 11 am and eating an extended meal of breakfast, lunch and a little snack. Waking up at 7 again yesterday morning was extremely difficult. The chilly weather didn't help either. Since I'm wanting this to be a slightly more fashion oriented blog, I'm sharing the outfit I wore yesterday. I desperately need some warmer clothes for the winter. The best I could do was pull on cardigan and a long maxi skirt. Hello pneumonia!


Domo Arigato Mr Roboto!



The earrings I'm wearing here are one of my favourites because they match everything. Since I've had short hair I've been an earrings sort of gal. These pretty tassled ones are made by my friend Anna and her pal. Have a look at their Facebook page and Etsy Store. Their designs are super unique and exciting. I'm always begging Anna to design faster! Haha





I made the top and the skirt myself. I really surprised myself when I finished the top, it started off as an hideous acetate wedding dress. The skirt is now one of my favourites - Thanks to my overlocker, you make everything a tad more pro and washable.


Lastly, I apologise for the poor quality pictures. Gloomy weather means having to take pictures indoors, plus my trusty Cybershot is really only great when taken on drunken adventures. I've been hunting down a DSLR. It will be very thrilling when I finally get my hands on one and I will also be able to cross something off my New Years resolutions list.



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Oreo Cookie Cookies

Cooking has always been something that was been quite therapeutic for me. I go through phases where I will cook and cook every day for a few weeks, trying out new recipes, new ingredients and then all of a sudden I'll stop. This time the break I've taken from cooking has been about 6 months! I blame my horrible, old, greasy kitchen. It just puts me off cooking completely because it is more frustrating than fun. When I stumbled across this Sugar Cooking's blog post about Oreo Cookie Cookies, I just knew this was something I had to have in my mouth! I'm not usually a big fan of sweets or deserts, but when there's chocolate in it (except for white chocolate, ugh!) you can trust me to shovel down every last bite and crumb. So lucky for me, during this long weekend I've been staying at my friends house which has a comfortable, will equipped kitchen.



Mixing the butter into the sugar - I tried to ignore the amount of sugar and fat that was in this.

Because my friend and I both didn't own an electric mixer, I did all the beating by hand. Working off some calories before I indulged in about 2000 more.

I split the flour mix into 2 lots since I was mixing it by hand, that way I was sure I wouldn't have any lumps, and it was a bit easier on my weak wrist muscles.









This bit was fun! Crushing the Oreos into a chocolatey rubble!




And for an even larger heart attack - Chocolate chips! The recipe said to use two cups, but I only used one. I felt like the dough to filling ratio was a bit off and plus there's enough sugar and fat in those cookies already.

I could've just eaten this with icecream haha


I cooked them in the oven for about 15 minutes. I was eagerly awaiting them to come out, while I was sipping on my new favourite drink - Chai Tea with honey and soy milk.


When they come out they're super soft, so it can be a little misleading. I they look a little toasted and a little cracked, then you're pretty safe to take them out.

And there it is! A heart attack with a side of diabetes all in one hit, but SOOO worth it! Its a pretty easy recipe to make and will surely be a favourite amongst family and friends.








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Downsizing

Like many other avid sewers, I am a huge hoarder when it comes to fabrics, patterns and old clothes. I always tell myself that there may be potential in that tiny scrap of fabric one day, and bury it away deep inside a huge container filled with various kinds of textiles. I do a similar sort of thing with scrapbooking pictures of clothes I'd like to make eventually. Over the years these scrapbooks now take over half a bookshelf. When I finally got fed up with my ever awful living situation a couple of weeks back, I realised that I will never be able to find another room as big as my current one without paying an exorbitant amount. Thats when I told myself, 'It's time to downsize.' So over the last few weeks I have been looking through my wardrobe and huge fabric container with a very critical eye, asking myself, 'Would I honestly ever wear/use this again?'. If they didn't make the cut, then I'd strip them of all their valuable goods. (Goods meaning, zippers, cute buttons or shiny embellishments.) I have also given myself a very challenging task - I will use only the fabric in the huge container to create things and I will resist the urge to keep topping it up. Being a poor apprentice, this is really a win-win situation; I will be saving money on buying new clothes, reducing the amount of stuff that I own and improving my skills on my favourite hobby. A win-win-win!



 THE huge container. Wish I had a slightly more majestic treasure chest to store my little collection.

There is about a tonne more where these came from. So many pictures are really dated and not all that cool anymore yet I can't bare to part with them.


Little treasures.

Most of these were bought for 50 or 20c at op shops. I just love collecting these, the way some of them are drafted are so interesting.







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First Post

Good morning world! It's 1:12am in Brisbane on Easter Monday and I am posting up my first entry into this blog. I am feeling a little shy and vulnerable at the moment. This blog is sort of an extension from one of my New Years resolutions, to document my life everyday for the year. The things relating to the sensory side of me will be placed here. I love to create things with my hands, see as far as I can see and taste as much food as my stomach will allow. Let's hope I can keep this up!


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