Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Softie for Mirabel #2

da da da dar...
I'm having so much fun with this that I started on project #3 last night.

Sorry for the poor lighting.

Happy Wednesday
Brooke and Moca

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Softie for Mirabel #1

Da dar.....
This is the 1st time I have worked with felt. Great stuff if you ask me.
This is a little boy and his sister should arrive later tonight.

Get Behind

You can find all the details here
Brooke and Moca

Monday, October 29, 2007

Stitching Night and Mirabel

I start this at the end of Stitching night.
I then made myself stay awake until 2.30 to finish him off.
With the inspiring Softies that Kirsty and Pei Pei dropped off last night, I decided to get to work on my Softie for Mirabel this morning.

I think its going to be a long rewarding day!

Brooke and Moca

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I just ADORE this video

Oh Miss Sarah Blasko....
I just saw this video on telly!
Everything about the video is great!!
From milk bar milkshake cups, vanilla slices, dusting, dresses, falling in love, piano love, dancing in petrol stations, rose ring boxes, giving birth to baby pianos, laughing with hands, water fights...oh I just have so much love for it.
I giggle and smile every time I watch it.
It's such a great love to have.

Sarah Blasko has been nominated for 4 Aria's. The include:
- Engineer of the Year
- Best Cover Art
- Best Female Artist
- Best Pop Release
I'm sending by all my well wishing esp's.

Mocas favourite song from the album is Hammer. He runs around ta-whit-ta-whooing.
Thats what sausage dogs do best!

I'm off to start my softie for Mirabel. Get into it here.
brooke and moca

Friday, October 26, 2007

Flashback Friday- Favourite Activity

For as long as I can remember I've loved horses.
With this memory comes Darryl Braithwaites - Horses...'thats the way it's gonna be little darling, we go riding on the horses yeah yeah...'
I had a cabinet that was home to all of my My Little Ponies.
Maybe the reason why I watch Mcleods Daughters and since thats finished,
The farmer needs a wife!
This picture was taken at my best friend Laura's horse riding school. Lucky I was her best friend!

Happy Flashback Friday
brooke and moca

Thursday, October 25, 2007

oh pretty things

I went to Mag Nation today. Frankie turned 20. So I received a free pink cup cake when purchasing my copy!
I also went to lincraft (I just wish they were happy) and past the shop that always has back in 5mins. Why not write a time so I know how long your 5mins will be?!
I popped into Mikes for lamingtons coffee and laughter.
Then after watching a dove get squished by a car and hearing it all and seeing it all, I walked with my hand over my mouth in shock to Clegs.
Rest in peace little birdy.
brooke and moca

my lastest love

It's all sausage dogs and wombats!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

snaps of apples

How good is it when you get one of your friends to start a blog.
You start talking about analytics, how to add links, load photos and where to find the post you just lost. Well I think it was worth it!
Go have a look at Alex's blog. If you leave a comment i'm sure my next lesson will be "how do I read them lady"

brooke and moca

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thrifted Tuesday

I found this fabric yesterday.
I was called lovey by the op shop lady and told the shoes I found were just beautiful. Such a shame they didn't fit me.
Lucky they fitted one of my friends so I know I will see them every now and then.

The little rabbit print is from back home. It's on a calico draw string bag.
I have a habbit of hiding things to see if they are there next time I head home. Is this bad?

Moca hasn't featured in a while, so here is a shot of him and his girlfriend stell.
Happy Thrifted Tuesday.


the secrect of love

I found this book the other day.
It's about two friends that share the equal amount of love for the same flower.

It's wordless with beautiful pencil sketched illustrations.
I gave it to a friend as a "Happy Australian Citizenship" present.

Oh and this is what my breakfast looked like today and yesterday. I didn't manage to find the smiley eggs. I think they take things a little too serious in Brighton! (i can't wait to move)

some 7am picked flowers too.
(dolly says hi crafty fairy)

Brooke Moca and Dolly

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sunny Smiles

One good thing about previous occupants not redirecting mail is getting there mail.
I found this super cute add for eggs that have smiles. Each egg is stamped with a smile and the chickens are feed Australian grown grains and plant nutrients!

I love smiling. Eggs that smile...well thats even better.
Even more so is that they are Yellow when beaten up!! I love Yellow!!
They have a fun website for kids. I even manage to find out that the Humming Bird lays the smallest egg. It's only 3cm long!

It was a busy weekend my way. Quick dash home to FINALLY get Moca back from mum.
Then up early to head back for work. Lucy's Birthday on the same day.
Lots of drinking and eating and just laying about.
Yesterday was too hot for anything but good for a late dinner at Vegie Bar. It was great to catch up with good friends and laugh constantly from start to finish. Vegie Bar Sangria is extra good!

I'm off to have eggs on toast with Avocado Tomato and Mushrooms!!! Yum O!!

brooke and moca

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sarah Blasko....

I can't seem to sleep.
I just realised today that, i've been waking up a lot earlier than I first thought.
Today it was 5.45am!!
Ouch I say especially when I worked all day and it's now 11.50pm!!

But today I watched Sarah Blasko on Sunrise. Such a talent that girl and so cute and dorky.
I was looking on YouTube, something I haven't actually done before.

Watch the video to see what made me feel giddy then and again now.
I saw Sarah at the start of the year and she was amazing!!
I think this might be the reason why i've been listening to this song flat out for the past 3 weeks. It was trying to tell me something!

I think I can sleep now

You know your friends good when....

......they feature in Michi Girl, after being open one day!!

Well done friend!!

Brooke and Moca

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I turn 50, but i'm really 23!

Yep i turn 50 in blog land today.
I know most people wait until they are 100, but 50 feels good to me!
50th Anniversary is Golden. My 1970's Women's World told me so.
So here is a little snap of such things!

Other Golden things:
Smile Roses Honey Sausage Dogs Sun Books Coins Wattle.

Happy New Shop to Pip! I can't wait to go over after work!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I dream a Brooke way!

This is Nigel.
He dreams with me every night.
Wombats are my second favourite animal after sausage dogs.

Nigel was made by Jess and i think she will love how worn he has become.

Today I have to work.
Today i'm going to wear the same dress TWO days in a row!!
It's my way or the high way after all. Ha!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Flashback Friday - Homemade

I made this for mum in grade 1.
Mum embroidered my name in blue to the left pocket of my school dresses.
It must have been a happy day!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Oooo Lolly Jar

Mum still has the Lolly jar that we had as kids. I found it yesterday.
I remember it being empty rather than full. Mum wasn't much of a sweets fan!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A quick dash home

Moca was attacked by our friends dog on Monday.
After crying and mum informing me he was ok, i headed home to see him.
He has a very nasty bite on his back and a few more near his belly and legs but apart from that he is fine.
My poor little sausage!
Moca is back home resting up and taking it easy with mum. Lucky I have Dolly until he returns. I really do miss him alot.

Happy Wednesday

Monday, October 8, 2007

Just Imagine

I was just imagining, when peering in the window of Jasper Toys, that living in this little world of yellow walls, pink bathrooms little white dogs and bunnies might not be all that bad. I think as i'm getting older i want to be younger!

I found these lovely dresses at the op shop this morning. It made my achy self feel just peachy!! The purple dress is going to be worn at Lucy's birthday, which is in less that two weeks time. The other shall be worn when ever I feel like lollies. I think Miss Alsorts would love it!!

Happy Monday

Friday, October 5, 2007

Flashback Friday - Nanna Technology

Me and my brother. I love this knitted snake. I don't know if my Nan made it. What i love is that my brother loved me so much that he would take me where ever he would go. This resulted in me walking at 18months of age!
My nans arn't alive but i remember that:
Nanna Stokes taught me how to fish. She would catch the little fish and put them in a bucket for me to play with. The first fish i caught was a eel!!
Nanna Hickford taught me to draw, play lawn bowls and love gardening!

Happy Flashback Friday!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Puppy love

I found this little guy at savers today. It was the best treat at the end of my way too long bus trip from home.
Mocas currently on holidays at the beach so I'll be patting this little guy until he returns.

xoxx Brooke

On and a big shout out to Fred and Pam at Buckleys Chance in Sorrento, who may I add, make the best Pancakes you will ever taste!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Jordy lea's first blog

Here I was thinking that Jordyn wouldn't have a clue what a blog was when these words popped out of her mouth "A blog is an online diary"!! It seems as thow 7yr olds know everything these days. Jordyn asked if she could write my Blog today. So here it is:

"I started motor bike riding when I was 4 years old ! It's much to fun motor bike riding for me . I've got alot of wonderful frinds in blairgowrie Rye and Rosebud. Motor bike riding is my favorite sport .... and I've got two boy friends from my motor cycle club . Thay are two brothers ! The first one I met was Daniel simpson and his brother is Jack simpson ... it's not Jackson simpson it's just Jack ! I race Daniel ... he is hard to beat him . I strugle to beat him and guess what I did .even know that he's first off the line I get in the corner first ! And I want to kiss Jack and Daniel ... but I'm to shy to do it ... because the motor bike club is a busy place . I have a dog and a cat ! My dogs name is Rolly because he rolls in stuff . And my cats name is Boo . Becauce do you know moster inc you know that little girl Boo well we named Boo after that Boo because she is sutch a chareter... get it. There is four people in the Allen family there is Jackson Allen Amanda Allen Peter Allen and of cours me Jordyn Allen .And my best friend who's twenty three Brooke simmons ... my bestest friend of all . "

Love Jordy Brooke and Moca

I'm grinning!!

Look what I won!

Kirsty is Spreading crafty love and I was last months winner.
I can't wait to give her a name and push her peddle!

Go visit Kirsty's blog to see the love she is spreading for October!
Thanks heaps Kirsty!!

brooke and moca
(i'm currently laughing at the builders next door as they sing and hammering away the day)