Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Brisbane's Stylish crafters

As you know I am apart of a lovely group of talented ladies (no men yet!?) called BrisStyle. We had a Christmas market last year which was a huge success so a winter market a must, which was also a hugh success so yes we are having another Christmas one this year on December 5th.  Then next year we are taking it to the streets a MASSIVE 4 times!!! (see dates above)
check out the BrisStyle blog here for more info on my fellow crafters.

Monday, September 28, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

"There is something you always must remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." 

(Winnie the Pooh)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

lacking in posts...

grrrrr due to this dreadful dusty and windy weather I have been suffering badly with terrible hayfever, so my apologies for lack of posts, but I have got myself onto some seriously damn fine drugs and am almost feeling normal again, so will post me this week. I hope everyone else weeks have been fine???

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

she is at it again!

more late night online shopping below.  Super cute Japanese fabric that I didn't need to sell one of little mimoo's kidney to buy (why is japanese fabric so expensive???)I bought these fabrics to make some little summer shorts for mimoo. will post the finished products soon

You can find the etsy store here.

How gorgeous is the lego-type blocks with the cute message down the selvage?? Why is everything the Japanese do so cute??
Plus I bought this London print linen tape as I thought I could trim some cute shorts with it in tribute to little mimoo's birth place

Monday, September 21, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind do not matter and those who matter do not mind - Dr Suess

what makes you smile???

Latest challenge from blog this 

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another weekend oh hang on another market!

The lovely ladies at BrisStyle are bonding together and taking on the Racecourse Rd Street Party this Sunday.  It should be a fun great day so come and say hi if  you are local!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

bag the fag!

the latest challenge from the blog this ladies. 

Have you ever had to give anything up that was difficult?

Yes, you guessed it- smoking! I always thought I looked like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's but then I realised I didn't and I would end up like the below..... I smoked for almost 15 glorious years and god how I miss it. I so so loved it and I was very good at it too, if you have never smoked you will never fully understand why it is so hard to kick the habit once and for all. 
It isn't just about the physical act of inhaling filthy dangerous chemicals into your body, it is about smoko breaks, comraderie with other smokers at partys and clubs, telling others 'ah you could get hit by a bus tomorrow' excuses, having fun memories of nightclubbing and backpacking/travelling in your youth that you associate with smoking, THAT is the hardest to kick. ( but I am so so so glad I did!)

Monday, September 14, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" -a quote from my life,my loves blog

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Market times ahead

mimoo will be attending the monthly Boutique markets at Portside from 8am -1pm so if you are local come along and say hi.

then next weekend the BrisStyle girls will be out in force attending the Racecourse Rd Street Party, but will fill you in on those details towards the end of next week!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hilarious Gift idea for sushi lovers

Sushi slippers! ha check them out at this etsy store called sushi slippers. too funny!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Why do people blog?

I follow this blog called Matt, Liz and Madeline.  It is a really cute, sad, inspiring, funny, rude blog  (yes all those words and more) as the guys who writes it is raising his 17 month old daughter on his own after his wife Liz died a day after Madeline was born read about it here.

He lives in LA and just writes about his daily life and talks about when he gets flashbacks of his time with his wife, nothing too interesting but somehow it is a really compelling blog to read. His blog posts are always really long,with great pictures and lost of swearing as he vents alot of his sadness but mostly I think he is inspiring in the way he has had to just carry on for his baby's sake.  He started his blog intially so his family who he does not live close to can read about what he is up to with the baby but now he says it has turned into a story that someday his daughter can read when she is older so she can read about how much he loved her mum and how he coped, which I think is such a great idea as sadly as time does pass he may not be able to remember all the things he would like his daughter to know her mum.  Plus he has started a foundation in his wife's memory to raise money for people in the same situation who are not able to support themselves like he was. ahhhhh. 

Matt is so popular now as he has been on some talk shows in the US and is turning his blog into a book about dealing with his grief. He has just quit his job to become a writer full time and travel to India with his little girl for a while so I wish him all the luck! Check out his blog next time you have a cuppa tea.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

mimoo rules the world

The latest blog this challenge.

One thing I would do if I ruled the world, I would make it mandatory for every person on this planet to sign and carry a card to become a organ donor. Everyone here at mimoo HQ has just signed up and received our donor cards which can be done all through medicare or online. 

Recently a couple who are friends of ours, he is an A&E surgeon and she is an ICU nurse recounted some really heartbreaking and frustrating stories. She looks after some patients who are in the final stages of organ failure after being on transplant waiting lists for years and he who sadly loses patients on his operating table is unable to 'pass on' organs to save another life because people are not registering to become donors.  

I cannot begin to imagine how heartbreaking it must be live each day not knowing how long you have left before your organs fail or worse to be a parent and watch your small child day in, day out suffer and know that there are people out there that could potentially help but due to ignorance and lack of public knowledge the unimaginable could happen.

On the other side of this and perhaps a bit more selfish is that in signing up our family to become organ donors, if something happened to one of them I would take great comfort in the fact that their organs has potentially saved 4 or 5 lives and also saved their families having not to say goodbye to someone they loved as well.

All you have to do is pick up a form next time you are at medicare or you can register online here.

okay I will get down off my pillar....

Monday, September 7, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Fathers day!

Cute packaging idea!

I recently purchased this cute little Smelliphant from madeit.com.au. 

It came packaged really simply in cellophane but was stitched around the item in matching orange with a cute bow, cute idea I thought.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Funny blog of the week

This blog I have been following for a while is hilarious.  Emersonmade is this ladys' shop who makes the most gorgeous flower pins ever.  I think her blog in hilarious as she takes pictures of her creations in the most interesting of settings, one day it will be a picture of her in field in her wedding dress, one day it will be in quaint old train station with her hubbie as a model also, the next it will her passed out drunk on the floor,just really funny. She also has this cute mouse toy she uses as a prop! check it out here.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hilarious Father's day project

I just came across this over at Bakerella's blog. too funny and i think mr mimoo would think I have gone mad if I whipped this up for him this sunday!! check it out here.

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