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Thursday, December 6, 2012
...after yet another tearful farewell yesterday reluctantly seeing my mum and dad back off to the UK (they don't get any easier). I decided to cheer myself up with a little post about Christmas. I have been extremely slack on the blogging front this year but have been crazy mental preparing for my first market so thought I'd pop in a wee post before Christmas.....CHRISTMAS!!! how did that come round so quick???....
this one that Melissa made for her family. Totally gorgeous.
The Holiday. However, it most definitely isn't so I have to make do with what I have. (I'm pretty sure Kate didn't have that small screaming person at her front door either who will not let me leave his side for a millisecond!). Please note I don't make a habit of shutting him inside whilst I'm out but needed to if I had any hope of getting a decent photo without the matt or coat bucket flying mid shot. I'm actually desperate to fill that bucket with pine cones but can't find any! Am reluctant to buy them when I know there must be a park nearby full of them. Hopefully it will be filled by Christmas.
Looking forward to now doing some more cheery uppy stuff and checking out other bloggers Christmas things now....
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Am having no regrets whatsoever on my move to the sticks. The sense of community and the peace and quiet is everything I wanted and more. Must be getting old! I also love love love having a house after being squished into a small unit with all the kiddies bumping around for so long. It's lovely being able to make stuff for houses too.
We have two main beaches where we are. Last weekend we took a stroll off one of the beaches into the National Park and collected this piece of wonky driftwood. I bought those glass jars at Spotlight for AU$2 (!!!) each and hung them with twine to make a tea light holder above the outside table. It looks so pretty lit up at night over dinner.
I know bunting has been completely done to death but there really is nothing like it to jolly up the place. And being from England it always reminds me of cobbled streets strung up with bunting by the sea. I made this looooong stretch of bunting using IKEA fabrics. So cheap and bright and brilliant for outdoor use.
I have been meaning to make Kitty and Spike a door sign using this gorgeous screenprint from
Sketch & Jones. I bought a few different designs from her at the Avoca beach markets but this was totally my favourite. Kitty on her bike dragging Spike along in the cart. And bunting featuring again!! So sweet. Not sure what I'm going to do with the other designs I bought. Might put them on some shirts for Kitty for the summer.
Friday, September 21, 2012
this lovely blog and thought I'd do a bit of a copycat. Was a hit with the kiddies.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
PHEW!....It's been a busy couple of months. We moved house to this wonderful place and couldn't be happier. So peaceful, found my yummy coffee spot and perfect little community spirit. It's like going back 50 years. So me. Unfortunately the serenity goes hand in hand with many a living thing at home that doesn't include my hubbie or kids.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I have just returned from 5 weeks in England and had an amazing time and am struggling to get back into my Aussie groove a bit. I'll get there. Just miss my mum, my brother, tearooms, pubs and jubilee bunting everywhere!
Obviously I splashed out on some new fabrics and crafty bits but my biggest SPLURGE by far was during a trip to the beautiful town of Stamford.
I 'popped' into a fabric shop and spotted some very special looking trim all curled up in a glass jar on the shelve. I promptly ordered a metre, wandered up to the counter to be told I owed £15! Was slightly shocked and pretty pleased I only ordered a metre!
It is however amazingly beautiful and made by this super talented lady.
Priority on returning to Australia was to put that pricey bit of trim to good use.
I was recently given this lamp which is sweet but not quite to my taste. So I used some fabric I bought from this brilliant shop and added the trim to the bottom. I'm using the lamp in Kitty and Spike's room (there they are in the background making a guest appearance!).