Wednesday, 28 March 2012

This Saturday...(catch up!)

Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen!! Welcome to my first feature! Technically, this one was for last Saturday, and I will be doing one again in a few days, but I took the photos and had already typed out this blog, so I wanted to post it!! 

Ok, so last Saturday's weather was crazy. It was cloudy all morning and by midday it started pouring with rain. Now, I love the rain. I love winter, the cold and water! Unfortunately, Adelaide doesnt get very cold winters, but I'm fine for now :D. 

So, what my craft for Saturday was knitting! I currently have 2 knitting projects going at the moment; a scarfe for me, and a pair of slipper socks for my boyfriend. 
I only just started the scarfe, but here is how far i am up to:
(You can see my honey playing playstation in the background! We were quite happy just doing our own thing that day!)

So that was what I spent my Saturday afternoon/night doing. Not the typical 19 year old, I know! (I get that a lot!) 

Just a quick sidenote, I got to eat these biscuits while working today:
They are indeed heaven in a biscuit!! 

Looking forward to the weekend!! only 1 more day to go, then no more work until Monday! Going on a little 'getaway' with my boyfriend, best plan ever!

Love to all!
Miss Owl B.

A Day with my Love

Hello Hello Hello!! So I thought seeing as I am still in the 'renovation' part of my blog, it's still readable! As I have been dying to share some of these posts and new features, I thought I might as well start somewhere!

Today marks the date of 6 months for me and my boyfriend! The time has gone incredibly quickly, and I'm looking forward to the rest of my life with him! (For those who don't know, we were best friends for a year and then started dating!) But I was struggling to come up with ideas of what to do for it. I knew exactly where I wanted to eat food, I had wanted to go there for quite a while, so was happy when this idea came up!
Than, my honey recommended going into the Adelaide Botanical Gardens and walking around, being a bit of a nature lover, i thought that was the best idea ever!
We planned to do it today, but that got interrupted when we found out my first shift of my new job was this afternoon, so we decided to celebrate yesterday.

I am a pretty keen painter/artist (though not very good!) so I decided that i was going to take my art stuff to the Gardens and maybe paint a bit.
So here is what i took!
1. Video Camera! I am in the process of making a video all about my hometown for my best friend who lives overseas! Who could resist the urge to take it to the Botanical Gardens anyway!
2. Digital Camera. My digital camera has been sort of neglected since my video camera found its way into my house. I was determined to use it again!
3. Umbrella! The weather has been very unpredictable in Adelaide recently, hot and sunny one minute, cold and rainy the next. The forecast said cloudy, i wasnt going to risk it.
4. My series of art books. I bought my landscape sketchpad, my smaller art book, my notebook, and (its not in the picture) but a very small sketch pad. 
5. My watercolor paint set. This was part of my Valentine's Day present from my darling, and i love it so much! Cant get enough of it, easy to carry and easy to use! It also comes with a sketch pad inside.
6. General stationary, which for me is: a sharpener (Disney princess one, ftw!), 2 HP lead pencils, a ruler, an eraser, my charcoal pencil (amazing), a black pen, and a blue pen. 

What do you take when you go out for the day??

So after that, I was all set. 
Since I was driving, I picked Tom and up and we headed out for our adventure!

We went to Boho Bar and Lounge for lunch. It was just as amazing as I remembered. Seeing as I didnt take any photos in the restaurant, here are a few from the internet. 

Tom loved it as he was able to sit on comfortable chairs and eat at the same time! The atmosphere and decoration in it is amazing. Definitely my style! Food came out quickly, it was half price menu between certain times, which meant we could afford it! We had a quiet corner and we ate and talked and had a lot of fun. At night, there is a section upstairs that turns into a night club, which also looks amazing! We both have been quite stressed recently, Tom waiting to hear about a job he may have, and me getting my new job, all stuff that makes us quite tense!

After struggling with traffic and idiot drivers, we managed to get the Botanical Gardens. Such a beautiful place!

Anyway, I did get some sketching done, which was what i was hoping for! They didnt really turn out well, but i've got photos to help me :P

Anyway, off now!
Miss Owl B.

Sunday, 25 March 2012


Finally getting time to set up the features part of my blog! I will be adding a whole bunch of new stuff. I have been steadily working on the graphics for the whole thing, and trying to think of awesome new ideas! Im hoping all will be up and running by May! :)

Miss Owl B

Monday, 19 March 2012


I am currently changing all of my blog to get it more professional looking, I'm looking forward to changes, but it means I wont be posting any new posts for a while!

Love to all!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Hello my pretties!
I have been a bit slack with new craft updates, but they will be on here in about an hour. Nothing new unfortunately, just ongoing projects I STILL haven't finished yet. I keep starting new ones! Grr! but onwards and upwards!
Next thought, I have started working on my Cleaning/Organizing page. Lots of pictures.
Final thought, I suck at job hunting. Pinterest and planning my future wedding is much more exciting.

Miss Aimee Owl.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Food: Pancakes!

I found this really easy recipe for amazing pancakes, so here it is!

1 cup flour
1 egg
1 cup milk

Mix them all together and cook! Easy!

C&S: Dress Making!

I am trying my hand at dress making! Im scared, but all is good! This month for me is Make-It-Yourself March. If i can make something, I'm not going to buy it! (It's also Money-Saving March!)
Clothes is first! I'm excited! I'm to buy the material for it tomorrow, but for now here is the picture of the dress pattern packet.

C&S: T-shirt Quilt. My Steps 1 and 2.

Step 1!
Ok, so my step 1, was collect ALL of the shirts that we have and sort through them! (this surprisingly took a long time!) So once i had sorted all the ones that seemed to have the result of what I needed, I put them all in an order (this is not the order I am putting them onto the quilt with!!) just so I can see how big I want it and how many t-shirts I do actually want on the finished product. This took quite a while, as when I was organizing it, my family kept adding shirts to it, until I finally got the above picture! There are 24 shirts in total. 6 down, 4 across. 

Step 2!

Step 2 is pretty easy. Wash them! put all the shirts into the wash (WITHOUT fabric softener) and then put them out to dry. Make sure its not machine dry. :) Unfortunately, when I set to dry them, it was raining, so I did the smart thing: checked the rain radar and worked out the exact times it would not be raining. It worked! I hung them out, went to meet my friend for coffee, came home and they were perfectly dry. 

Crafts: T-Shirt Quilt in progress!

Hello! So I have really been getting into craft/sewing/knitting etc these last few weeks and while slowly organising my cupboards, I noticed that my family have got a whole bunch of old t-shirts from our travelling across America that no one can fit into and have just been stashed in a cupboard somewhere. So I decided I want to make a quilt out of them!

There was a slight problem however. I have never quilted in my life. So I have been using the help of internet sources at the same time as reading books, watching DVD's and getting help from my ever-so-lovely Nana.
So, I am going to put every one of my processes up here, to try and figure out how to do it myself!
I will be posting my step 1 in about 5 minutes. :)

Miss Aimee Owl.