Thrift shopping

I popped into the Salvo’s op-shop on my way to the library this morning, and spent the huge amount of $5! I grabbed two vintage pillowcases, a bag of buttons, and two books, destined to be part of a collage. My haul:   the fabric:   I’m not 100% sure what these will become yet, I am thinking maybe a cute little apron? Hmmm… don’t

Pencil roll

One of Bear’s little friends has just turned two, and I was at a loss as to what to get him. He is one of these children that has everything. So when I saw some very cute pencil/texta/crayon rolls appearing on a few of the blogs I read, I figured I could kill two birds with one stone – a unique gift, plus the opportunity

Mummy Monday

What better way to front up to a new week than to hit the ground running? The housework was done early, stories had been read, hokey-pokey’s danced, and it was time to get busy! First up was some craft time. What else does one make with a train crazy toddler, but a train!   This little train was made from a nasal spray box, two eye

For my mum…

Remember way back to preschool, and for mother’s day or the like, you would stick macaroni to cardboard, spray paint it silver, and then, proud as punch, thinking you were the next Picasso, presented the finished product as a gift? And mum (or whoever the intended recipient was) would smile indulgently, and pretend that it was so great, it should be hanging in the Louvre?

Weekend progress

I’ve had a busy couple of days, and thought I might share a few sneak peeks of what I’ve been working on.   Firstly, the Jacob’s Ladder blocks are finished & all joined together. I’m not going to show the full quilt until I have borders on it, but here is a hint of the main part of the quilt.   And what oh what

31 weeks tomorrow

I can not believe how fast this pregnancy is going! Another nine weeks and we’ll (hopefully) have a new baby. I am bigger than I was last time, it took me til about 38 weeks to get this big!   On the craft front, I’ve been doing bits of sewing, only 8 blocks to go, which I am aiming to finish this week. I also

Another Drawing

  Just a little sketch inspired by some bulbs I saw on the weekend. I tried the flowers white, like the ones I saw, but it was just too bland, so I went with the purple. I’m tempted to whip this up into a silk ribbon embroidery something or other, not sure yet!

Pizza Mail!

Oooo, I do love it when my postie comes to visit! The delightful build up of anticipation over the previous couple of days, jumping every time I hear a knock at the door, the delicious sound of a craft knife slicing through packing tape, the thrill of seeing the contents of the package for the first time… I love parcels!   Late last week, I

Padded Pinboard

With various weekly going-ons, we were accumulating quite a pile of stunning artworks, courtesy of Picasso the toddler. But what to do with them? Mummy-guilt prevented me from filing all of them in the round container in the corner, but our fridge isn’t magnetic, so that wasn’t an option either. So yesterday, during nap time, I made a padded pinboard to hang on a spare

Finally…

Something other than toddler craft! I have “finished” a series of small canvases to grace the walls of my studio. I say “finished” in the sense that they are are done for now, but I’m still not sure if they need something else or not, so I’ll see how I feel after they have been up a while. The series all together:   And individually: