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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - Souks of Marrakesh

I've been absent from the Shadow Shot Sunday meme for some time, but this week I'm making sure I get in in time. The picture i've selected for my re-entry into Hey Harriets SSS is a photo taken in the Souks of Marrakesh, Morocco (above). I love this one as the entire frame lies in a shadow except for the beautiful rays of light coming through the roof highlighting the daily activities of those working the souks.

I couldn't resist adding a few more photos of the souks in a little collage just above. I love the whole souk vibe in Marrakesh. Colourful and lively just like the folks who live there. You can probably gather from the photos that the souks are a bit of a shop-a-holics paradise, and yes I was in Paradise (don't know about my poor hubby though!).

Just outside the souks lie the famous Djemma el Fna. As dusk falls it seems all of Marrakesh gather in this square for some story telling, and good meal. The whole place gets a little smoky as the food stalls start up. It's hard not follow your nose and pick a stall to eat at.

Above are a couple of the food stalls that people plonk themselves at for a good meal! We followed suit and did the same - it was a yummy meal and very inexpensive too! Afterwards we walked around getting completely lost into the atmosphere that is Djemma el Fna.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

I Like

I have been eyeing this dress from asos for quite a few months now. If I was in London still earning the pound I wouldn't hesitate to buy, but having come back to Sydney I realise from an aussie point of view things aren't as cheap as they sound when I convert GBP to AUD :( plus being an unemployed 'lady of leisure' means i've got to watch my pennies a little bit more these days!

So i've had my fingers crossed for some time that the price of this will come down even more...but so far no luck. It has remained the same for quite some time. I guess i'll just have to make do with admiring from afar (it looks so cute though!)

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Scenic Sunday - Misty Haze

I love this photo and i've actually got this one printed out at home and it looks even better when printed out. The light purple haze is so pretty and you can see in the distance a lovely golden sunkissed mist - it is so pretty.

I took this photo at Richmond Park in London UK. We got up really really early one morning to get a 1hr bus out there just before sunrise so we could spend a morning taking photos. We got some really beautiful pretty photos from there and this is one of my favs!

Happy Scenic Sunday everyone!

Friday, 20 March 2009

Sweet Spool Dollies

I received my spool dolly family in the post the other day and I am so thrilled with them! I can't wait to set up my sewing room and have my little family watch over me as I sew sew sew away.

I must say a great big giant THANKS to Erica Daley for creating my wonderful spool dolly family. It will be a lovely reminder of my family (mum, dad, bro and sis) as I move out of home all over again.

Oh, and that's me in pink and green to the left :)

Monday, 2 March 2009

Baby Change Mats!

I forgot to mention that I have listed some new items in my Jumpy Frog shop! These baby change mats came around as a suggestion from my sister-in-law. She wanted to give handy all in one baby change mats to her friends as gifts but could only find boring black or grey ones and often just a change mat only without any pockets for nappys/wipes.

So out of that was born the Jumpy Frog baby changes mats complete with pockets for diapers and baby wipes. Not only that, it is also lined with waterproof PVC for easy wiping down of any little messes!

That's my cutie pie nephew up there modelling for me!

Here are a few other designs I have in store:

And if you already have a change mat then maybe you'll like one of these handy diaper/baby wipe wallets. They'll fit a few diapers and your baby wipes container so you can pop it in any of your carry bags and never have to scrounge around you bag looking for your diapers and wipes - you'll be able to find your little wallet easily and be the envy of all your mummy friends!

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Scenic Sunday - Okavango Delta

Another last minute rush post job just in time for Scenic Sunday (hopefully)!

One of the most serene places i've been too is the Okavango Delta. So beautiful, so quiet - very reflective (after you get over initial fear of being chomped on by hippos and crocs!)

A definite highlight from my Africa trip - i'm glad we added it on to our trip plans last minute - well worth it! I just wish I had extra long arms so we could have taken better pictures of ourselves in our mokoros. Instead I have zillions of photos of lots of other people who I don't really know - oh well!