boy belt

the celebrate boy month at madebyrae that i spoke about in my previous post has produced some pretty great boy items.

but this one by elsie marley would have to be at the top of my list as O definitely has a tendency to loose his pants quite often. these belts are so cute and funky. i want one of each (for O of course not me).

images: elsie marley



it seems that a new favorite color has crept in. i tend to buy everything in bluish grey, plum or olive and now mustard has been included as well. it started with a dress that i saw on some girls wander that i found and on ebay and am waiting to receive in the mail. i believe it would be a dress quite well know in america as even natalie portman has been photographed in the dress but over here in oz it will be nothing most have seen before and i love the color.

now i am spotting the color ever where else including the front page of etsy where i really love the madebyhank purse and crocheted earrings by gracendignity. maybe a few more packages will be on their way as well then.
i can definitely see this color finding its way into my home as well as my wardrobe.



i received a very nice email the other day regarding some photos that person had seen of my henna and it has really inspired me to take the time to rediscover my love of mehndi. i do tend to doodle the patterns continually but have not got the henna out in some time. i always enjoyed the fact that i could work on a living canvas and the way it makes people feel.

my goal over the next few weeks will be to mix up a batch and find some skin to paint on... which should not be too hard to find... just need some time.

image: me


my boy

the wonderful lisa at parallel botany sent me an email to inform me of a fantastic project that two lovely blogs madebyrae and made have put together. and for the whole month of February they will be celebrating the boy and crafting projects related to the little men in our lives since they seem to get lost in the world of crafting for little girls.

i am excited to see what they come up with because as you may have noticed i am always on the search for handmade goodies for o and when i find the time to undergo a few myself.

image: madebyrae


we have been busy. along with the house the yard has also receive some attention in the form of a veggie garden. we have had lovely crops of mostly tomatoes and zucchini but also cucumber and an endless supply of any herb i could put in the ground. O is fascinated by being able to pick the fruit off the plants and popping them right in his month. and i have enjoyed cooking up amazing meals using mostly the bounty from our little backyard. the best one so far has been the baked zucchini fritters from fresh365.

and this is what we harvested just today.

the greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~hanna rion

images: fresh365 & me