Monday, March 24, 2014

Getting my crochet on!

My little Etsy shop, Kitschy Honeybees is growing daily.
Just about every day I've been crocheting something new. I feel so lucky to have found something that I truly enjoy. It hasn't brought me a ton of revenue just yet. But I didn't expect to become a millionaire over night! I've had a few custom orders from a very supportive friend, and a few orders through the shop itself. For now I'll enjoy the fact that anyone wants to buy stuff that I make!
Here's just a little taste of some of the items listed.


For a full list of items check out my shop:

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Over the weekend Paul and I took a nice little day trip to Daylesford. It's a small country town a little over an hour from where we live. The main street is lined with kitschy shops, and cafe's. Paul obviously knows what I'm into, so he suggested we should check it out.

Right he was! I loved all the antique and thrift shops! We picked up a glass shell planter for our cactus, and a Western Australia coffee mug for the bargain total price of $8.00! It also happened to be pride weekend, which made everything more fun and colorful. Most of the shops, and restaurants had rainbow flags flying. There were also other unique ways of displaying rainbows. I should have photographed, they were so cute. In one window display I saw a rainbow of several little teddy bears.
We were all cute, and held hands at I took a photo...

The area is also known for it's natural springs/blowholes/lakes among other things. After lunch/shopping we took the ute for a little bush driving to explore some of nature's splendor. Unfortunately, it's dry season here. Over the course of the day we saw something like ten fire trucks responding to bush fires. The natural springs weren't well maintained, Paul was not pleased with this finding. The blow hole was bone dry. The lakes however, did remind me of home though. We'll definitely have to get back in the winter after a little rain.
This was the once running tourist center near the natural springs. But it's now falling apart. It's a bit of a shame that something so amazing like natural springs are being neglected in such a way. 

Most of the pipes have a fair bit of rust, and eroding.

This bird didn't seem to mind though.

Paul tasted the water. I was a little too chicken, so I just did some posing. 
He said it had a knowledgy taste.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Flat Hunter!

I previously touched on mine and Paul's Flat Hunter task.

 I thought I'd share some of the photos with the rest of you.
Here's a mini geography/history lesson about a land down under!
The Round House in Fremantle, Western Australia.
The Round House is the oldest standing building in Western Australia.
It was previously used as a working jail in the late 1800's.
This was one of the first places convicts would stop upon their entry.

More in Fremantle. The STS Leeuwin. This ship serves as a training ship for young sailors. It travels along the West Australian Coast. I like it, because it looks like something Captain Hook would man.

Just your run of the mill kangaroo statue in Perth city.

The Bell tower, or Swan Bells are located in Perth city.
This structure over looks the Swan River, and houses 18 bells. 12 of those bells were a gift from London as for Australia's bicentenary. 

Tropical oasis palm tree action.

Mr. F keeping Flat Hunter safely between the flags at Williamstown Beach.

This is our local beach. Over the past summer we've only been twice. This was when the temperature was 110 degrees Fahrenheit or more well into the evening.
That week was the busiest I've ever seen that beach it was busting with people. In the water all you could hear were people having conversations.

Surf lifesavers. 

One flag with flying rats.
I used to think seagulls were kind of cute. 
Till I moved to Australia, and realized they were made to ruin people's lives.

Down at the pier in Williamstown. 

We stopped in front of the seaplane for a photo op.

Now actually on the pier where lots of rich folk have their sailboats docked.

In the distance behind the sailboats to the right you can see Melbourne city.
You can take a ferry from here into the city. Paul and I have yet to participate in this. But he's promised we day.

Mr. F looking like a total tourist. I just so happened to cut out his shoes in this photo. He's rocking the Jerry Seinfeld, running shoes + jeans.

Next the Timeball
Paul's only explanation was that it's original purpose was to alert incoming ships of the time. I only just found out that it also served as a lighthouse. 

It was a windy afternoon as you can see with the waving Hunter.

It's not easy looking this dorky.

We make dorky helmets look...dorky.

After our Flat Hunter adventures we sat on our patio and enjoyed mimosas.
Earlier in the day we had an auction on our first apartment together, and it sold!
It was actually bittersweet. But most certainly a positive thing. 
Yay! Now it's time for us to do some serious saving, and begin our search for our first little house.