Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kitty's Moroccan Tomato Soup with Couscous


I made Kitty's Moroccan Tomato Soup with Couscous today.
It is amazing and really really easy!
It's so good that I'm going to have my 4th bowl now and my 5th and 6th for dinner!!
Pip I think Kitty should win your contest!
You can find the recipe here.
Thanks a heap for sharing it Kitty. It's a keeper and a winner to me!!
xoxx
brooke and moca

Pretty Bird


I was pulled over by the police yesterday. I was bad. I didn't have a helmet on. 55dollar fine. But this is a warning. Policeman distracted by the current installation on Lady Birds Basket. Ceramic Deers, Stamps, Fake Flowers, Swap Cards, Measuring Tape and Dress Zip. I'm sure there is more. So I continued on my journey. Stop at this Little Salon and spent the fine money with 11dollars to spare. This brooch has a story.
xoxx
brooke and moca

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

On my desk


a batch of little sausage dogs....
I've decided to have a crack at 'On my Desk'.
Thanks to this lady for the hump day treat!!
xoxx
brooke and moca

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

This is...


....me taking a picture with my favourite accessory...Moca.
I know a dog shouldn't be an accessory, but I feel like he is when we go for a walk down the street. It's like being a celebrity, people stare, take photos and whisper....
...It's ok...Moca is just a fill in until I get this

Little Salon Wood Veneer Brooch!!
Happy Days!!
xoxx

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Crayons Silk Thread and Porcelian



How good is Diem Chau!!
You can find more on her work here.
xoxx
brooke and moca

Friday, February 22, 2008

oh...little birdies


all sleepy and snuggly.
xoxx
brooke and moca
edit:
I didn't take this photo...I stumbled upon it here

Thursday, February 21, 2008

With a pattern and a good teacher....




I made my very first dress.
It made me appreciate pattern makers, time, dress makers (even more) and people who are very patient!!
I was all grumpy and stumblingly last night...but today... I fell like I could make another 3 !!
The pattern was from spotlight, fabric from lincraft, where I finally had the courage to tell a lady that had pushed in front of me that "I think I was next". Tough I know but it worked!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Powerful shoes


Every time I walk home or leave home I see these.
I think of this girl every time!
She is good...
xoxx
brooke and moca
(sorry about the bad photo...i need a super zoom to catch the detail)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

dancing sausages


This is dedicated to my mum.
She has a collection of dancing soft toys.
Can't wait to inherit that!
xoxx
brooke and moca

Monday, February 18, 2008

how good are these sausage dogs!!




Dejarnette Dachshund Necklace
Tiger...his mum works here


I'm really lucky to receive emails related to my most favourite thing...Sausage Dogs!!
So I just wanted to say thank you to all of the lovely people that send me constant laughter and love, and for keeping an eye out for one when walking down the street!
xoxx
brooke and moca

Sunday, February 17, 2008

this is...what makes me laugh out loud


hearing the chair at work go..."clank" then screw go "ping"...then trying to find where the damn screw fell out of?

That Girl...for making me laugh constantly and for making my bike look ever so chic!!

xoxx
brooke and moca

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Aesthetically pleasing....


Print from The Black Apple
Calander from Zakkaya


It's taken some time to find a frame that would fit this print. So when I walked in the door all sure it would fit...it was too big! So...I cut out some giant gingham, wrapped it around the backing board, shoved the photo in and
Voila!! I had crack and it worked out!!

xoxx
Brooke and Moca


Friday, February 15, 2008

30 day - day 30


....you would find me watching "That Girl"

Thursday, February 14, 2008

30 days - day 29


If you were to peep through my window at night.....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thanks for keeping your eyes open

My friend found this and thought I might like it!!
I LOVE it.
You can buy the pattern here....some people really are so clever.
You can check out there blog too, which has lots of links to other clever people.
xoxx

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

This is cute

30 days - day 28


This blue makes me feel comfortable.
xoxx

Monday, February 11, 2008

30 days - day 27


I needed a wall filler

Sunday, February 10, 2008

This is my...sunday lunch


I love tuna....what isn't so good is that all of my favourite cafes near work are closed on Sundays....this left me with the above photo for lunch...which was really yummy and I shared it with two super cute dogs called Snoopy and Lucky.
Tuna is one of my all time favourite foods!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008

my quilt love...

I had a little lunch date with Angela two weeks ago.
She was kind enough to let me dive into her scrap fabric suitcases.
This lovely lady gave me some guidance....

and this is what can happen when kindness and help is given.
I'm quite proud as this was my very first go at making a quilt.
I think a queen size is one the way....

30 days - day 24


small things making a move

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

30 days - day 23


chalk and the children next door.....I love when they get given it!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

this is my collection


brooches....so many stories and adventures we have had.
The little wool Sheep was payment for trying on a dress for someone else, the ceramic Wombat from Fat Hellen's, the girl with pigtails from Mikes, toadstool from Genki and the little brown bird from Craft Victoria. Then the rest have been presents from my lovely friends.
xoxx

Monday, February 4, 2008

I've misplaced what I need...

This does happen from time to time....what drives me crazy is think of all the places that I have seen it, then going to those places and it not being there.
Most of the time it's my house mate cleaning up my stuff and putting it in a place that I would never look. Maybe its her own form of Ocd or maybe it' s me not being tidy enough.

Anyway what I did manage to find was an interview on Victoria Mason here. Her craftsmanship is so very detailed and unique and I'm surrounded by such beauty everyday at work.
These are by fair my favourite earings:

and this is my new favoutite necklace....

....but maybe I still have a lot of love for the Pencil shaving too.
Oh and my friend gets a mention too. It's nice when people feel the same way!!
xoxx
brooke and moca

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008