Purfylle: April 2015

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Overstuffing My To Do List

Overstuffing my to do list and taking on too much is something I have habitually done for as long as I can remember. I'm working toward getting my to-do-list to a realistic length and clutter free.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015


 ISO 2000 | f 6.3 | 1/2000
lens 55-250mm

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Two Uses Tuesday Link Up 26

We had so many great links last week it was really hard to pick my favourites. I hope you keep making it difficult with all your wonderful creations!

Monday, 27 April 2015

Free Crochet Pattern - 6 Petal Poppy

The 26th April is ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) day. 

It's our own version of Remembrance day, you can learn more here.  This year was the ANZAC day centenary.

Sunday, 26 April 2015


 ISO 160 | f 5.6 | 1/2000
lens 55-250mm

Friday, 24 April 2015

I'm OK With Hallway Clutter

Our front entrance is a hallway.

When our hallway is clear the whole front of the house feels nicer.

My goal is to have that hallway clear.

I even achieve that goal on a fairly regular basis. The thing is that I fill it back up with stuff just as quickly. You see, the hallway is the temporary storage spot for the stuff that is leaving the house.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

What Is A Good Day to Declutter?

I'd lost the Urge to Purge.

It felt like I had gotten through all the clutter that was easy to let go of and I had gotten to the hard stuff.

The emotional stuff full of memories. 

The stuff that is 'too good to throw away'. 

The 'useful' stuff. 

The stuff that I didn't want to make decisions about.

What is a good day to declutter?

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Two Uses Tuesday Link Up 25

This week I want to say a big THANK YOU for partying with me. It wouldn't be a party with out you!

Monday, 20 April 2015

Upcycle T-Shirts to Pet Rug

Having just decluttered a lot of old t-shirts you just knew there would be t-shirt yarn upcycle projects  coming didn't you?

Crochet Pet Rug from Old T-Shirts

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Great Egret

Great Egret - yes that's poop
 ISO 250 | f 5.6 | 1/2000
lens 55-250mm

Friday, 17 April 2015

Our Favourite Things Pinterest Pin Party 9

Welcome, Welcome all to the 9th Monthly
"Our Favorite Things Pinterest Party!"

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Why is it so hard to throw out?

You would think that once you've decided you don't want something any more you would just throw it out.

But it isn't always that simple.

fish tank

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

How To Take Action Shots Like A Pro for the Technically Challenged

Are all your action shots blurry? Do you want to know how to capture a BIF (bird in flight)?

Is it a mystery to you how photographers can take a shot that shows the water droplets rolling off a ducks back?

Taking an action shot is easy even if you don't know all the settings on your DSLR (digital single lens reflex).

I'm going to show you how to capture that action shot just like the pro's do without having to use the manual settings on your camera.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Two Uses Tuesday Link-up 24

Behind the scenes has been a little crazy here for the last couple of weeks. Along with getting used to being a good co-host for Two Uses Tuesday Purfylle had a small domain name change and is now a dot com! Woohoo!

There's been a lot of things to update with the new URL www.purfylle.com replacing all those blogspot links. Still a way to go but it's so exciting I just had to share it with you all!

Monday, 13 April 2015

The Key to Password Management

The Key to Password Management

I love my dogs. They are super awesome and purfylle (embellish) my life so much and in so many ways.

BUT they are also really destructive little creatures. They don't mean to be Destructors of Everything, they are just excitable. When they get a little over-excited, which is all the time, things have a tendency to get damaged or broken.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Duck Pile-up

teal duck
ISO 640 | f 6.3 | 1/2000
lens 50-250mm

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Using the One-in One-out Rule For The First Time

Is Your Wardrobe Over-Stuffed?

Thursday I got to hang out with my nieces all day. When  my sister in-law came home we had some fun purging her wardrobe and she sent me home with a whole lot of tops to try on and add to my own wardrobe.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Making Bouncy Balls With The Little People

Today I'm hanging out with my favourite little people, my nieces.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Two Uses Tuesday Link Up 23

Welcome to Two Uses Tuesday. I hope you all had a fabulous Easter and didn't over do the food and chocolate like I did. This week I'll have to be extra diligent and do my exercises.

We had our BEST week last week! Over 200 links! Please remember to visit a link or two for every one you share.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Signs of Autumn

The weather is turning and autumn is upon us.

I know this not because the calendar say's it's autumn but because we have rain, because I'm wearing a jumper for the first time in months, because the leaves on the mulberry tree are starting to turn yellow, and most telling of all, because the Fluff Monster has come inside.

Fluff Monster on the verandah

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Stilt In Flight

ISO 640 | f 6.3 | 1/2000
lens 55-250mm

This post was featured at:
Pierced Wonderings

Friday, 3 April 2015

My Big Froufy Costumey Costume - Skirt Decoration

The gown I wore to the Heritage Festival needs a name, My Big Froufy Costumey Costume is perfect for it don't you think?

The below images of extant gowns have been sourced from Pinterest and can be found on my Pinterest board 1868-1876 Early Bustle era.

This multi hued visiting dress was the primary inspiration for my skirt decoration choices. I tried adding a similar ruffle at the front side, as well as the ruffles at the base of the train. 

1870-73 Visiting Dress Wien Museum
1870-73 Visiting Dress Wien Museum

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

1889-99 Working Corded Corset

Stash Busting was the theme for the March Historical Sew Monthly challenge. The month started out well. By the 7th of March I had gotten this far with making the corset.