Friday, 21 December 2012
Thursday, 13 December 2012
This morning I received some very good news. Christina, of Christina Lowry Designs, has been running a "12 Days of Christmas Giveaway" to showcase Australian artisans and their hand made artworks. Day 12 focused on the knitted bonnets by Greer of Typically Red (blog and shop) - gorgeous, adorable pieces!
|Bumpy Bonnet, Watermelon, Toddler Size. Handmade, Vintage-Inspired Woollen Hat|
by Typically Red
And I managed to win! Hooray!!
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Maybe it's time to make some nectarine jam, too?
Friday, 30 November 2012
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Friday, 16 November 2012
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
I can't knit for a while, so I'm sewing instead!
Schoolhouse tunic #3 in a grey linen bought from Spotlight earlier this year.
Gotta love a good pattern, but I will be trying the Liberty shirt by Amy Butler next.
Friday, 2 November 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
And guess what I ended up doing first thing this morning??
The things we do!
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Friday, 5 October 2012
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Friday, 28 September 2012
"Does that mean that Uncle Lindsay is a star in the sky just like my Great Grandpa Squirrel?" she asked.
"Oh, my darling. You mean Great Grandpa Cyril!!"
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
And then the phone rang.
"I've got good news and bad news," said the expected plumber. "Good for me but not so good for you."
Oh, yes. What is the problem?
"I'm in the car and on the way to the hospital with my wife - our baby is coming early! Sorry, but I won't get there for another three days."
So, not so much 'expected' but 'expectant'!
Friday, 21 September 2012
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Monday, 17 September 2012
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Right, then. Strawberry jam it is - a little bit of the promise of spring, using Sally Wise's recipe from her book, A Year in a Bottle.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
This is our bathroom. Isn't it beeeeauuutiful??? Rather green and very 1970's, isn't it? And the toilet in the next room? It's green too, a perfect match!
Awww. I'll miss it all when it's gone.
We are finally in the process of renovating it, the toilet and the laundry. Hooray!! This has only taken me 8 and 1/2 years to organise; 8 and 1/2 years since we bought this house. I always planned to do these rooms up. I just didn't think it would take me quite this long, though.
Now, that's "A Project"!!!
Friday, 17 August 2012
I am making one change to the pattern, though - I am knitting it in stocking stitch whereas the pattern calls for garter stitch. I'm just not much of a garter stitch girl, it seems!
What new projects are you working on?
And finally, here is one of my tips to encourage creativity as I missed adding it to the My Creative Space site last week:-
When I have finished a project, and in preparation for beginning a new one, I always like to clean and organise my work table; I start afresh in a freshly tidied space. For me, it works a treat!
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Monday, 6 August 2012
Saturday, 4 August 2012
Thursday, 2 August 2012
Yarn:: Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4 ply
Needle size:: 3.5mm
Metres used:: 625m
Happy Birthday, Mum!!
Although I prefer a knitting project that I can work on while mindlessly watching telly, I enjoyed knitting this piece. True to the designer's word, it knitted up quickly.
This is also the first time I have knitted with BWM yarns. I will definitely do so again, even though I find their colour range a bit restrictive.
Check out more Creative Spaces here.
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Monday, 30 July 2012
- A themed and highly organised party of children's activities is not necessarily a better way;
- A themed party can end up with the Birthday child being inundated with themed presents - rabbit necklace, rabbit shirt, rabbit slippers.....!
- Two parties in one weekend is definitely enough!
- You can't have too many healthy party foods (dare I say 'rabbit food'?) and can have too much cake;
- Four pony rides does not decrease a child's interest in horses;
- An indoor party when the house is on 5 acres is perhaps not the best use of space;
- Some fancy dress rabbit suits for adults have a tendency to look decidedly demonic;
- A grown man in a rabbit suit is not cute in the eyes of hysterical four-year-olds;
- A very effective way to clear a room is to put a grown man in a rabbit suit!
- I am allergic to rabbits!
Thursday, 26 July 2012
makes 24 rolls
3 sheets reduced fat puff pastry
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup tomato sauce/ketchup*
1 1/2 cups finely grated carrot
1 1/2 cups finely grated zucchini
2/3 cup grated mushrooms
1 1/2 cups grated reduced fat cheddar cheese
* I like to use my homemade spicy tomato sauce
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Did you have a beautiful weekend?
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Monday, 16 July 2012
Thursday, 12 July 2012
What are some of the things you have done to help with your child’s night time fears?
* Mostly Enya - not my personal fave but it works for Miss M!
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Sunday, 1 July 2012
By the way, the disco was a great success with lots of excitement and energy, according to G. *grumble*
I can remember my first disco when I was in Year 8 - lots of Kim Wilde and Duran Duran. Can you remember yours?