Monday, June 30, 2008

My Kitchen

The only part of the house that I've gotten away with decorating.
Thats what happens in a share house.

Polaroid Date 1

Photo Taken by Angela.
She has an eye for it I tell ya!
Thank you Angela.
brooke and moca

The weekend

Take away coffee. Abbotsford Convent. Slow food markets. Nice Cafes.
Polaroid. Granny Squares. Sausage Dogs. Trip to the city. New Wool.
Bird Nest Pasta. Relaxing. Visits. Visiting. Good Food. Sunday Supper.
Laughter and Smiling too....

Sunday, June 29, 2008

This favourite op shopping finds

All of the things on this shelf!

The Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shaker Cats.
They didn't come as a pair!
They were found at two completly different op shops!
What are the chances of me find the right one, the second time?!

Then the owl was found at my favourite op shop around the corner from my old house in Gardenvale.

Tea Cup was found from my first every tip to the Salvos on Vic St

The Large brown Sausage Dog was op shopped from pip.
They other little guys from Kirsty.

Find more this is with three buttons.
Thank to Lino Forest.

Mikes Sunday Supper

Wild Orange Mushrooms with Avocado
Mikes Sunday Supper
1. mushrooms, 2. YUM Mushrooms

Ok so maybe this is more of a breaky thing, but I could eat Mushrooms and Avocado on Toast all day!

This is how I like to do it.

Roughly chop up the mushrooms
Add some Butter to the frying pan
Put the mushrooms in.
(the great thing about these big wild guys is that they self sauce themselves. So just a little bit of butter to start and if you feel you need more put more in)
While they are cooking pop some bread into the toaster.
The Sunday Supper host makes some nice looking bread!
Once it has popped up spread with avocado.
The Mushrooms should be done now, so crack some pepper over them and just a little bit of salt and put them on top of your Avocado toast and EAT!!

You could also add these guys to a basic Risotto Recipe too.

Happy Sunday Supper Making.
Thank you Meet Me at Mikes

brooke and moca

Saturday, June 28, 2008

date with a polaroid

I had a date with a Polaroid camera today!!
$29.95 for 10, but so worth it.
I'll post some pics later on!
Just waiting for them to be scanned.
Happy Saturday.
brooke and moca

Friday, June 27, 2008

Flashback Friday is Back!!

So glad Yippee!!

I was asking mum what I liked to do when I was little.
She told me "you just liked to ride your bike"
Funny how likings come back!

Thank you Angela for bringing Flashback Friday back!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Penny Farthing

I saw a Penny Farthing in the city today!
When I pulled out my camera it was making weird noises!
My camera is broken.
But my love for the Penny Farthing is high up there!!

I think I want one!
I can see myself riding and moca following me behind.
Can't you just see that!!

Happy Thursday!!
brooke and moca

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

On my desk...

Lots of stuff going on.
I made pillow cases for my bed.
Veggie wrapping paper from Greece.
Uni pencil case.
Some op shopping in there too.
And Sausage dogs!!
Thanks to Kootoyoo for On my desk.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

talking to L.C in L.A

Love you Lucy!
Miss you lots too!!
Love always me and Moca
Thanks for the laughs and music!!
brooke and moca

Granny Octagon

I don't know how it happen really.
One minute I was holding Jess's beautiful Baby Nieve Fancy, then the next minute I was leaning to Crochet.
This girl got me started this girl and this girl gave me support and Gemma made sparkle rain for me!
See this is what can happen in a night of Brown Owls!!

This girl also topped off my night with her blog wand!!
Thank you pippy!! I'm in LOVE!

Back to the hook for me.

brooke and moca

Monday, June 23, 2008

Looking good!

Tomorrow my blog is going through some exciting changes.
So if your popping over for a visit and things look a little wonky, I promise it will look fancy and nice a little later on.
brooke and moca

This is

all images from here
I have written about Iro Iro before.
I've only just found him, but it's like he has always known me!
Like he is picking out the cuteness all the time!
I love everything about what he designs.
If only I could afford the price tag!!
Thanks Kitty for a great this is!!
brooke and moca

Saturday, June 21, 2008

bake a noon

these little muffins just came out of the oven!
I find it a tad scary when it comes to baking.
There is so many things that can go wrong!
But not today!
brooke and moca

thank you arthur

Thank you Arthur's Circus for my latest addition to the collection!
brooke and moca

Friday, June 20, 2008

night time

Turn off the lights in your favourite room and take a picture.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


photo via here

Photo via here

photo via here

I think I shocked a couple of people yesterday when I showed a photo of a Sausage dog that didn't look like Moca.
So I thought I would share with you the three different variety's of Dachshunds.

1st up the Short Hair/Smooth Hair

Photo via here
This is what Moca is.
They come in Mini and Standard.
They have ears like velvet and a shinny coat like a seal.
People will ask you what you use and you reply 'it's all natural darling'!

2nd is Wired Haired

Photo via here
Harsh to touch but worth the spike.
These little guys are loved for there beard and bushy eyebrows!
They come in Standard and Mini too!

3rd is the Long Haired

Photo via here
These guys are pretty fancy!
If you want your dog to look like his tummy is dragging on the ground, then I would go with the long hair.
How to achieve this...don't cut them!
Mini and Standard like the rest.
My favourite long haired sausage dog is Penny.

Sausage dogs come in many colors too.
Black and Tan, Red, Black and Cream and Wild Boar!

If you need to know more on these funny little dogs, you should head over here.
for all of your Dachshund Q's and A's

brooke and moca

edit: everyone should read this amazing story about a very special Sausage Dog called Frankie!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

On my friend

This little Cat came to visit our house today.
My housemate told me he arrived at about 1.30 and he is still here.
He was sitting on my desk, but is now currently making himself at home on the couch.
He doesn't like dogs. So moca isn't too happy with his down grade to outside living, until he goes home!
I wonder when he will go home?
I wonder if he has a home?
Maybe the tuna I gave him is better than whiskers and he will stay for ever.
I like him alot!

I really like this guy

Bruno found here
Wired haired sausage dog!!

I like these two...

Photo found here.
Love Cats!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

This is...the space in which I create

I also sleep in this space too!
It's pretty messy, but very organised in my eyes.
Hopefully one day I will have a room which is dedicated to craft!
Until then I'm pretty happy with what I have.
Thanks to Three Buttons for her This is love!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sausage Dog Vase

This little vase came all the way from Ballarat.
The antiques store had it for $20. Even with my wish to have the largest collection of Sausage Dog Items, I just couldn't convince myself to buying it.

We Swing Danced down the road to a shop that was having a MEGA Sale!
"Everything half price if not more", I was told as I was scouting through the fabric section.
I was in heaven!!
Then I came across the same vase that was at the Antiques shop up the road.
I picked it up, looked at the $8 price tag and was practically Krumping with joy!!

This little posy came from the ladies at the Farmers Market.
Just delightful and the perfect size I think!

brooke and moca

Saturday, June 14, 2008

farmers market

Collingwood Childrens Farm
With only one day off, you really have to make the most of it!
I'm very lucky that I live so extremely close to such a great place, The Collingwood Childrens Farm.
Today was the farmers market.
Lots of great earthy produce to make your tummy rumble!
The best part for me, buying a coffee and egg and bacon pie and feeding the horses a bag of carrots! I also bumped into Cath and her daughter. It was great to see you both!
While the day is still young i should get some things done.
Have a great weekend.
brooke and moca

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Should I be crazy enough to do it?

I found this picture in a post over here.
If I had my own shop I would in a second.
brooke and moca

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


My creation
Thanks to this girl for my latest crush!
I'm so so in love too!
Bring on the next 50million lotto tick!
You should check it out.

on my desk - breaky

ummm all warm and steamy and berry like and sweet!
More on my desk fun here

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sunday, June 8, 2008

keeping warm


Oh care free and easy.

Some nice small objects

The Small Object, currently has some free downloads for us all.
Thank you Small Object!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Currently loving....

Smosch...I wish to be in every frame!

Date with a hook....

Photo Found here
It makes me want too!

Time to.....


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Come as you were

Like any one I guess, I love the discovery of new music.
I find it hard to pick music when I'm at work as I'm not all that sure that everyone will like it, apart from me.
So what does a good boss do. They make a play list with music that they think you will like.
This was part of my play list.
Come as you were by The Bird and the Bee.
Pop into Mikes for the full Version!

P.s How cute is this little Clip!!