Friday, August 28, 2009

Freya's room

Ok, I thought that I should show you the rest of my daughter's room. I just showed you the bed etc before because they were all new then I thought that even though the rest is old, it's new to you. I'll start with the pictures over her bed. When I was little (back in Sweden) I used to collect paper bookmarks. The two angels in the frames are bookmarks that I was given when I was 6-7 years old. Initially I was hunting for a more ornate frame but I think that the plain frame works really well.

This is an old shelf thing that I got from ? I can't remember but it may have been ebay. I just painted it white and put the wooden letters in it (FREYA). I also have a confession to make, I am a bit of a figure geek. I love all sorts of plastic figures, mostly ones of cartoons that I grew up with. The ones displayed here are Barbapapa. I used to watch it as a child so naturally I try to force my taste on to my children :) I also love Smurfs but they are safely tucked away and not on display in any of their rooms. Maybe I should loosen up a bit, lol

Ok, this is just a plain wardrobe that I bought through the Trading Post and painted white in the garage. I will get back to the wardrobe shortly. The little desk was a birthday present a couple of years ago, she loves sitting there pretending to write letters to friends. If you are wondering what the curious little figures are, please see below.

Ok, here is another example of my geeky figure collecting mania. These are called Marsupilami and they are from a cartoon with the same name. Another one that I grew up with. Lucky for me my daughter actually likes what I force on her.

This is a coat rack that I bought from Freedom years ago and I use it for her dress-ups and hats etc. Apart from that I like how it looks it is also really practical as it is easy to tidy up afterwards, they all have a spot to hang. (yes, you are correct in thinking there are four little Telly tubbie figures at the top of the bookshelf - they are velour covered, supercute)

Ok, back to the wardrobe. I would really like to do something with it but not sure what to do. I am thinking of the obvious at this stage, changing the door knobs but I would like to do something more. Please let me know if you have any suggestions and once I am finished doing something I will post a picture.

Back soon :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sakura attack!

I recently bought a bunch of sakura fabric to make some cushions for Freya's bed. Think I went overboard?! She was thrilled though so all is good. Freya was in desperate need for a new bed (remember old bed not that long ago?) and I bought some new lovely white pin tuck bedlinen at the same time. I needed some colour to brighten things up a little and ... here we are.

There are just a few easy steps

Step one: Buy cheap and ugly cushions from Kmart (on sale $2.50)

Step two: Take out the inserts and discard covers, cut in half if you need a smaller cushion

Step three: Get super talented Amy from Badskirt to make custom hippos to match decor

Step four: Get daughter to name said hippos. Blue is Charlie (girl) and black is Sarah

Step five: Get another super talented gal - Alicia from Stockholm Moose - to make a custom lamp.

Step six: Buy a fab bedside table at Bondi Markets to go with the new bed

Step seven: Show your daughter who is delighted but immediately re-arranges the pillows to the end of the bed and declares that she has made "a celebration!"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Alive (but not well)

I'm bored! I have been in bed for 10 days straight now and it's not over yet. I have a pinched nerve in my back (some people call it a slipped disc) and haven't been able to sit, walk or stand for very long periods of time. I can now sit for about 4-5 minutes without being in absolute agony so I thought i'd let you all know why I have been AWOL. As soon as I am well enough to sit for longer I have several things to share with you so there will be a blog post bonanza here soon.

Take care and spare a minute to feel sorry for me :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I just need to scream... Four of the fabrics that I use for my clothes have been discontinued. I knew that since a while back but I didn't think it would be this quick before they were hard to get hold of. Anyway, I have a little bit left and that's it. Once it's gone it's gone. I now have to find new fabrics that I love. I know that is not hard as there are sooooo many gorgeous fabrics out there but the fabric that I just found and totally fell in love with, is sold out everywhere.

Seems like i'm not the only one that loves it :(