Tuesday, April 21, 2009

17 again...

Do you remember the craziness that came with preparing for your Year 12 Ball? i sure do!

The dresses, the shoes, the perfect hair, makeup and what about the date?.... arghhhhh! So when a dear young friend of mine asked if i could help her out by creating a hair accessory for the night I immediately said yes, as i knew her pain all too well and wanted to bring some relief.

I call it 'Kissed at Midnight' hehe


Mannnnn to be 17 again.....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Olive Farm goes to Market!

Wonderful news people! Olive Farm will be showcasing her delicious pieces at the ART n ABOUT fair in Wanneroo on the 3rd of May 2009.
This will be my very first market and so i can't help but be a nervous wreck. About a million things are running through my head which will require copious amounts of coffee and chocolate to keep me from going insane. I'm going to be a very busy bee for the next 3 weeks however i promise to keep you updated on my progress and breakdowns (as I'm sure would happened) all leading to the actual day.
Ooooh and the cherry on the top of everything is that the organisers have asked if i wouldnt mind if they could use some of my pictures in a press release going out tomorrow.... mind?! bahahaha by all means take my kidneys if you must!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

My Other Half

In blog land I refer to him as the hubby, the jock or simply just eddee however i never go into too much detail bout anything else.

You see he is what i would call my rock.

He grounds me, he encourages me and supports me 100% in all my endeavors... especially the crazy ones! I can't count the number of times I've dragged him to Ikea, spotlight or riot and recently he's been kind enough to give up some of his 'weekend time' and explore potential markets with me.
He is my very best friend and the most wonderful husband i could ever have wished for *gosh how i do go on...*
Eddee and I taking a coffee break at Unwrapped in South Perth
Another FANTASTIC trait about him is that he cooks! yes that's right... read it and weep ladies, i bagged a man who can cook without leaving the kitchen looking like a nuclear disaster! haha This last weekend he attempted to make Peking duck and it came out fabulously! I now fear our kids will prefer daddy's cooking over mummy's causing mad competitiveness unlike the world has ever seen.
ahh did i mentioned he cooks with his shirt off? haha

Just in case i don't say it enough.... i love you Mr =)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Currently loving...

For a while now i've been revisiting my favourites list on Etsy as a way to determine what kind of mood i've been in. I started with a felt craze since most of my products are made of felt, I then moved on to most things girly with pink colour palettes. There was a sudden change of pace when i started visitin sites that housed baby booties (is that a hint? yikes!) and now im onto my next flavour of the month - soap.

Yup, soap! so simple yet delicious =)

I believe it has something to do with the fact that hubby and i have taken to our kitchen like white on rice and are creating a variety of dishes from scratch, mainly desserts... yummm! First there were the cupcakes, then chocolate pudding, followed by the lemon cheese cake, then we went one step better and created self saucing chocolate pudding... phewww i'm tired just from writing it all! hehe Aside from achieving constant sugar highs there's something about creating 'art' in the kitchen that really appealed to us.

So while on the search for more scrumptious recipes i stumbled onto some for soap and that just opened another can of crazy all together. We someday hope to challenge ourselves and create our own soap but for now here are a few faves from Etsy.
Honey bunch soap from Inner Earth Soaps
Strawberry swirl cupcakes by Love Lee Soaps
Stinky Hippie Vegan by You Stink Soap (just love the name hehe)

Yummy looking Ice cream bars from A Breath Of French Air

Raspberry Lemonade by Hansen Soap Co.