If…

I’ve been tagged by Shannon, quite a while ago now, but it’s quite a hard one. The Rules: 1. Link to the person who tagged you. 2. List 5 things that could make your life very different should it come true. 3. Tag 5 other people.   If…   … I had have gone to uni straight out of school as planned, I wouldn’t have

Another change mat

So the secret project I teased you with last post has been finished & passed on to it’s recipient this morning.   A simple little snails trail change mat, made from fabric leftover from the apron I made for my mother-in-law, and that I also used to make a couple of pencil rolls. I have a small amount left, which I am hoping should be

Flowers & flare

Just a couple of images I found as I was sorting through my current card.   A sweet pink camellia:   Some yummy sun flare: This one is my favourite of the two images. It just seems to have an air of vintage whimsy that appeals to my girlishness.   Lots of crafty stuff happening this weekend, a bit of sewing on the project that

Two for four…

So, another week ends, and with it, my first foray into stay-at-home-motherhood with two small children. Would I call it a success? Probably. The house has been clean everyday, tantrums have been minimal (or no more frequent than usual, anyhow!), trains have been played, cakes baked, hedges pruned, and I even found time to do a little crafty something. Now what oh what could this

It’s a boy!

For those who are as yet unaware, our beautiful second son arrived safe & sound on the morning of September 22 – four days overdue. All went smoothly, and almost a neat 12 hours after my first contraction, I got the VBAC I had been longing for for two years, and gave birth to a little boy, the spitting image of his big brother, though

Pencil Roll Tutorial

As promised, I’m back with a tutorial for a pencil roll I made a while back. It holds 10 pencils plus a notepad. I used Staedler Maxi Learner’s pencils, for two reasons. One, they are nice & chunky for little hands, and two, they are the only Australian Made pencils I could find. MATERIALS: Outer fabric – 2 peices cut 15.5″ x 8.5″ Inner fabric –

More pencil rolls…

A couple of special little girls we know are turning two this week, so I raided my stash, and dug out the leftovers from the apron I made for my mother-in-law to make a couple of little pencil rolls. Both are slightly different to each other, and to the last pencil roll I made. These rolls hold 10 pencils, and are nice & compact. The

Investing in original artworks

My latest qet-rich-quick scheme is based on the early acquisition of original works by as-yet-undiscovered artists. I’m quite fond of my latest find. A surrealist abstract, its gorgeous shades of violet & green meld together in a soothing harmony, evoking a sense of a spring garden in full bloom. Tendrils of vines entangled with the first flush of delicate purple flowers, shyly poking their little

Stack & Slash.

A while back, I was down at the fabric store, grabbing a few bits & bobs to alter a couple of cheapy tops into breastfeeding tops. It wasn’t until I’d gotten the farbic cut, that I realised I had no cash, and was quite a bit under the EFTPOS minimum. So I grabbed a little fat quarter pack to pad out my shopping a bit,

Just when you think someone is your friend…

… they go and do somethign truly evil. Yes, Car, I’m talking about you! The very nasty nasty Car blogged about Dairy Milk Clinker blocks. Add to that a heavily pregnant chocaholic, a trip to Coles, and one ends up with a bit of an issue.   You see, I toddled off to Coles this morning, in need of some milk, and accidently managed to