Food, family, fitness.....plus a little creativity.
Wild and Crazy Day....
with some wild and crazy girls :P There's been food, drink, merriment, singstar, tantrums and brownies.........the fabric is soaking, getting ready for a big dyeing session! Pictures (hopefully!) tomorrow.
Sounds very cryptic, doesn't it? Perhaps because there is no relationship whatsoever between the bathroom renovation and my special mystery project, aka 'The Twins'
In bathroom reno news - we're almost done! woohoo! Here are some pics of the marathon effort by J, and our dear friend M, that is the new bathroom. I love it, of course- just a few bits and pieces to do, and it's complete :) And The Twins. I first had the idea for this one some months ago - the picture for the centre panel of this quilt popped into my head and refused to leave. Hence, I had to put it down on paper, then proceed to make it. While in the process of making the centre panel, I realised that what it really wanted to be was a quilt. I then set about designing said quilt and making it. Needless to say, what initally was a 'relatively' simple project, became quite a bit bigger than I'd planned. Most of it is fabric that I hand dyed specifically for the project, there is fair…
So....lets talk about The Ordinary. I first heard about this brand last year from the fabulous Wayne Goss, via his Youtube channel. He was really quite enthusiastic about it, which struck me as kind of cool, so I set out to gather more information before deciding if I would try some of these products out.
As it turns out, this wasn't difficult - there's been a huge amount of buzz all over the internet about the brand, and it's not hard to see why. The products are completely transparent in what they're for, are full of proven active ingredients and the price point is spectacularly low. I'm on quite a tight budget, so the price point is kind of a big deal to me ;)
I started small, picking up the Matrixyl 10% + HA and the Lactic 10% + HA 2%. I found these in-store at Myer and paid the princely sum of $33 odd for both. I had my fingers crossed that these would work well for me and they certainly haven't disappointed.
I had a *great* op shopping trip a couple of weeks ago, with my 'big' girl, Miss N. She was cursing me at every turn, with me grabbing amazing finds the second we'd walk into the stores. In the one trip I found - a reasonably current (and apparently never used) Tupperware colander (the double one that locks together), a brand new Lorna Jane top (with the built in support), brand new Colorado leather bag (tags still on it), a vintage Fendi bag and a vintage Chanel scarf. *None* of these items cost more than $5 each. Now, as with all designer items, there are plenty of knock-offs out there, but I suspect that the Fendi is probably real. Which is awesome, of course :P The Chanel scarf, I also think may be real. Here is why....
The Fendi has a *lot* of wear - it's clearly quite old.....yet is still in remarkably sturdy condition. All of the hardware has the logo/name engraved, it's spelled correctly, even font and not crooked.
As you can see, there's a …