Claire and Cherry Pie

Author Archive: Claire and Cherry Pie

Milliner, amateur seamstress, mid-century vintage addict, craftoholic, singer, nerd and fancy dress fanatic who loves (most) animals great and small. Living a creative life with Dysautonomia and other chronic illnesses.

Shayna and her garden of plenty

I first met Shayna as her pinup persona, Miss Flirtatious Belle, when we were competing in the Miss Old Skool pinup competition at the 2013 Halls gap Rod Run. She took home the title! It wasn't her first title and she has gone on to win a couple every year, including her most recent one; Miss Cheesecake Bombshell in the Miss Bombshell Pinup Pageant earlier this month - congratulations again Miss Flirtatious Belle!

Tea for one

I ordered a teapot from T2 on Tuesday and it arrived today, two days later. It's a very special teapot and not just because it is so very pretty.

This week I finally logged in to the AHPRA website and clicked the little boxes to opt not to renew my nursing registration. It was time. I knew it was time, I had accepted it. Or at least I thought I had. As I stared at the first page, the page where it says 'renew registration' or 'opt not to renew' I had a bit of a freakout.

New Arrivals and Creature comforts

It's been a little quiet around here post-wise because I have been busy making this new site! It wouldn't be unreasonable to say that my computer skills are pretty good, but that's only when you're talking about everyday stuff like word processing, setting up internet connections, creating PowerPoint presentations and terribly exciting things like that. When it comes to the more advanced things like setting up a website from scratch I have pretty well no experience so it's been an interesting few weeks!