Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Macramé and a Leibster

 I had a commission...this is what they wanted, a tiny macrame for a tiny succulent. I added the tiny tassel.
It was nice to make tiny for a change! :)

 I think I will make some for the shop?

 And a Liebster Award......

"The Liebster Award is for bloggers with under 300 followers and the rules of the award is that the nominee must link back to whoever awarded them, write 11 random facts about themselves, answer the 11 questions from the award giver, and then nominate another 11 bloggers and make up 11 questions for them to answer. It's a great way for new and undiscovered bloggers to meet new people, get more followers and find some blogs that they want to follow."

The lovely Bee from the linen cloud has awarded me the Liebster!

so here goes ... 11 random facts about me ...

I like my tea, hot, milky and sweet.
To have a balanced life I taking up bike riding, I plan to ride my bike every second day till March 16th, then I will assess if it has been beneficial?(wish me luck)
I have a new passion for goats cheese and quince paste, hence the need for a balanced life?
I haven't smoked for 7 months.
Ouch Flower is going great guns and I'm still pinching myself.
Mr Ouch and I dream about living on Skye in the Outer Hebrides Scotland.
I hope to have another baby one day.
I would love to visit Denmark and Norway one day.
I love thrifting, collecting and sharing.
Instagram has taken over my life! ..in a good way.
I love watching "Hell on Wheels"
I listen to alot of audiobooks, 'Outlander' series is my favourite.

11 questions that Bee asked ...

what did you want to be when you were little ...
Dress maker for Barbie
2. what is your favourite flower ...

3. what's you most vivid memory from childhood ...

Snow...playing in it, I would of been three-ish. I was born in the UK.
4. you are invisible for a day, where would you go and what would you do ...
I'd follow my son for the day to see what he got up to!
5. if you could choose to live anywhere ... where would it be ...
Isle of Skye....with lots of travel to Europe but then I love Melbourne too
6. what book would you happily read again and again ...
Gone with the Wind, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter
7. if you were an animal, what would you be ...
An Snowy Owl
8. what is your desert island essential ... iPad
9. are you an early riser or a night owl ... early riser
10. do you have a favourite quote or saying ... Let it go
11. sweet or savoury ... which couldn't you live without ... Both!!!

 My 11 questions!
1. Name your favourite city in the world?
2. Best Design purchase?
3. What are the colours in your home?
4. How do you have your tea/coffee?
5. Manuel or automatic
6. What was the last thing you made and when?
7. Favourite quote or saying?
8. Black & White or colour?
9. What was the last thrifted item you bought?
10. Vintage or Retro
11. Vegemite of Marmite?

 I would like to forward the love onto......

Hung up on Retro
Stuff that makes my heart beat faster
Just underneath
Crazy House Capers
My very own goggle eyes
Followed by some 70s chutzpah (private Blog...but she might play along?)
Adriana Christianson
this brown wren
Handmade Romance

they are all a great read and genuinely nice folk so enjoy!


  1. beautiful!
    just how tiny is it? doll house tiny? if yes i want one so dooooo put one in the shop!
    why the isle of skye? i lived for a little while in orkney, loved it and would live there again in a heartbeat, despite the weather x

    1. Not as tiny as you want but getting there 50cm! I will make you one soon, one my list of things to do :)

      Isle of Skye, the remoteness, simplicity and the landscape. Just resonates with us somehow...but the reality may be different, maybe a house swap one day because were we are 5min from the beach is also a home of my dreams too! x

  2. I was going to say something about your new macrame and then saw the rest of the post! Awww DANG!!! I like like your answers though.

    1. I hope your pleased and will join in? :)

  3. What a sweet little hanger! I love your answers too.

  4. I am really glad you don't smoke anymore Pippa x

    1. Me too, nasty habit! Think of all the money I have saved to buy twine xx

  5. Pretty in Pink! And I read Gone With the Wind many times.

    1. How can you not! Mr Butler can put his boots under my bed any day! :)

  6. Great list Pippa! and I love your little macrame piece too :) I gave up smoking 9 months ago now! How funny that it's such a guilty secret to admit to this ;) Kx

    1. We gave up so that's something to be proud of! :)
      I think I prefer the other things we have in common though?

  7. There are so many levels I could relate to you on Pippa ;O)
    Tania xx

    1. Right back at you, this blogging community creates such a sisterhood :)

  8. Lovely to learn more about you Pippa ... and the mini macrame is just lovely ... Bee xx

    1. Thanks Bee and thanks for the blog love ! :)

  9. Loved reading your random facts! I used to live in Scotland and Mr Hello Olive and I still talk about moving back. If only the summers were warmer... :-) x

    1. Yes I too would miss the Aussie summer but the romance of Scotland is deep rooted!

  10. Can I come live with you guys on Skye? Please?!? No, seriously, going to those windswept isles up there, the Hebrides, the Orkneys, Shetland and the Faroe islands has always been my dream too. I guess that comes from gazing out on the North sea, wondering what's on the other side. My husband and kids are not at all interested so I decided I'll take my dad to the Orkneys! We are very much alike in that respect, we'll take in the gorgeous scenery and the archaeology. We might do it this spring. If you go on that Denmark and Norway tour, you have to let me know:-)

    Thank you sooo much again, sweet Pippa, for awarding me the Liebster! It's gonna be so much fun:-)

    1. My pleasure! ....and I would never step foot on your fair land without hooking up a thrift session or two with you! Bloggers law! :)

  11. Love the idea of following the kids, we could just drop little snippets in over tea, they would think we had divine powers! Well deserved award! :) x

    1. Thanks Ada, that would put their little heads into a spin!:)

  12. ummm how did I miss this bloody post?...thanks honey for the mention...would love to play along!!.
    like flies on a dead prawn...im on it!!!!

    Allison x

    1. LOL your a crack up! .....One day over a Sav Blanc!

  13. Me too!! Just saw it in my blog reaader and had a terrible shot of guilt from not posting for so long!! Since before Christmas!! Gasp!!

    I too would love to visit you in Scotland... I've read so much Alexander McCall Smith (excepting the African series... just didn't get into it) that I want to wander around Edinburgh and eat at delis...

    And wowsers, thanks for the mention... although I can't belive you have less than 300 followers!! What's up with that??

    OK you've inspired me...

    Now I'd better go google what I need to do!!

  14. Your welcome! It's the vortex of Instagram keeping us busy! :)


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