i think the reason i like this so much is because it says ‘would have’…oh how my teeth grate when someone says – or worse, writes – ‘would of’…
as seeing that i started this blog so i had a place to collect things that i like, i thought i would start an occasional series doing something that i like; making lists.
the top five things i spend far too much money on
(in no particular order)
1. magazines: despite having subscriptions to nine magazines, i still manage to buy at least that many more a month. of course i never get around to reading everything in them that i want to. and our recycling bin is full every week.
2. art and craft supplies: the expensive paints that i’ll teach myself to use one day. the fabric that i’ll sew a dress from soon. the books for inspiration. the wool that i had to have because will you look at that colour! i have a whole studio (shed) of supplies, but still i can’t help from buying more.
3. diet coke: i know, i know.
4. ‘statement’ clothes / accessories: i have too many out-there clothes that i buy because i think i’ll wear them (but often don’t). items that spring to mind: a grey jacket embroidered with neon yellow and orange beads, a cropped mesh top in a see-though blush pink, a feathered hat, an embroidered silk cape and three tartan capes (at least i’m consistent). i always see these things and love them and think ‘they’re so mental and so not in fashion therefore i’ll be able to wear them forever’, somehow forgetting that i wear denim skirts and grey marle t-shirts all year round.
5. sweets: no explanation needed, is there?
i picked the lavender weeks ago to make lavender bags for my wardrobe…
i love the twisted shapes that it has dried in to
(i promise i’ll take some non-flora photos soon)
how beautiful are these brooches by david neale?
i especially love the colours in the middle one; maybe i’ll use them as inspiration for my quilt…
sunday is my favourite day of the week.
i understand why some people don’t like them – friday and saturday nights have passed and you have that oh-my-god-i-have-to-work-tomorrow feeling – but for me, sundays are the day where i get to do all the things that i love.
take yesterday. i slept in until 9:00 ( i get up at 5:00 on work days, so yes: that is a sleep in for me! ), and then i brewed a pot of coffee and collected the newspaper from the front garden. i made breakfast, checked my email, and browsed the internet for a while.
i then went for a walk just before lunch. i visited my favourite book shop, went to ‘the recycle superstore’ savers (i came away empty-handed for once though did get a shirt for $1 from the opshop around the corner from my house yesterday), picked up a couple of magazines from the newsagent, some fresh bread from the bakery and came home and made myself a late lunch.
afterwards, i played around with my camera for a while (though no blog-worthy shots unfortunately), made a pot of tea and read through the magazines i’d picked up (especially loved pigeons and peacocks).
did i mention that it was a beautiful 20 degrees? and that i’m on holidays from uni at the moment so i don’t have any (pressing) homework to do? or that i cooked a delicious quinoa and vegetables and chicken dinner? and drank even more tea?
collecting images of patchwork quilts
i was planning on making one months ago but never got around to it
seems silly to be starting one now that spring is in the air
but at least if i begin now it might be ready for next winter…
can i live here, please? can this please be my life?