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  • AllenQuilts

    So glad you found those blocks…It’s a great little quilt.

    June 10, 2008 at 12:01 pm Reply
  • Admin

    Thanks for taking the time to look and comment!

    June 10, 2008 at 9:22 pm Reply
  • Helen

    It looks lovely! A quilt finished in 6 days! Cool! 🙂

    June 11, 2008 at 5:43 am Reply
  • Emma

    I love the idea of a bonus quilt! And it looks great. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work!

    June 12, 2008 at 12:05 pm Reply
  • Emma

    I mourned the loss of my beater-licking days too!

    June 19, 2008 at 12:38 pm Reply
  • Car

    I love the look of that block, the quilt will look amazing when it’s finished – look forward to seeing the finished product 🙂

    June 30, 2008 at 6:13 am Reply
  • Judy

    Beautiful!

    The cookies and muffins from earlier posts look mouth-watering.

    June 30, 2008 at 12:43 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Lovely! Enjoy your artwork in your studio!

    July 10, 2008 at 1:06 pm Reply
  • ToddleBits

    These are adorable! I’ve got a ton of these toilet paper rolls looking for an occupation…Thanks!

    July 12, 2008 at 3:56 am Reply
  • Emma

    Wow, what a beautiful, compact bump! As for crafting with 2 kids; the only way I get mine done is after the kids go to bed – from 9pm-2am I sew!

    July 16, 2008 at 1:14 pm Reply
  • Admin

    Thanks!

    And 2am?! My word, you are more dedicated than I am! 2am is prime sleeping time. Hopefully for your sake, your littlies sleep longer than mine does.

    July 16, 2008 at 11:27 pm Reply
  • Selina

    Beautiful belly!

    July 17, 2008 at 2:20 am Reply
  • Belinda

    Wow only 9 weeks to go.

    What a cute and neat little bump.

    July 21, 2008 at 12:48 am Reply
  • Admin

    Thanks girls! It’s amazing how quickly the time flies – the thought of 9 weeks is scaring me!

    July 21, 2008 at 2:03 am Reply
  • Ruth

    lol, I figured it out 🙂
    Love the bird card, it really is a cute stamp.
    I hope you reach a consesus on the painting. Part of me thinks that no matter how old you are, mums will always accept anything you make them with pride. But then, it could bug you everytime you walk in her house 🙂 FWIW, it’s a nice painting, good use of colour giving a really modern look.

    July 22, 2008 at 6:04 am Reply
  • Admin

    LOL! Thanks for the comment on the painting. We ended up giving her both the painting & the backup present, and I think she liked it. Not raving over the moon liked it, but hanging it on the wall liked it, which is good enough for me!

    July 22, 2008 at 9:59 pm Reply
  • Shannon

    I’m so jealous of your talents – is there anything you can’t do??

    Wonderful painting and gorgeous stamp. I’ll bet she treasures it more than you’ll ever know. 🙂

    July 23, 2008 at 12:24 am Reply
  • Admin

    Thank you so much Shannon! As for my “talents”, I’m more of the “fake it til you make it” school! LOL

    July 23, 2008 at 2:08 am Reply
  • Sharyn

    Love the painting and the card, Do you know what? I think Mums will always like silver Macaroni! and soooo keen to see the quilt.looks great from what i can see. You are a very talented (and modest) lady!

    July 23, 2008 at 5:51 am Reply
  • Belinda

    The Jacobs Ladder is looking gorgeous!

    And I am such a fan of chocolate fabric, blue & choc can go for either boy or girl in my book.

    Belinda
    xx

    July 24, 2008 at 2:07 am Reply
  • Selina

    I love that train. You, clever thing, you!

    July 28, 2008 at 9:57 am Reply
  • Admin

    Thanks! I don’t know if I’m that clever though, the connectors between the ‘engine’ & the ‘carriages’ keeps breaking! My task for today is to work out how to join them in a toddler proof way! LOL

    July 28, 2008 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Tracey

    You are so crafty….wish I could think of things like that to do with Kaitlyn. Mmmmm chocolate muffins – wanna come to my house and cook????? hehe

    July 28, 2008 at 11:31 pm Reply
  • estherp

    What a lovely day you had. Mmmm, muffins, maybe I’ll make some later in the week, feeling inspired now. Anyway, I just popped in to check out that log cabin quilt you mentioned so I mustn’t get distracted by the talk of chocolate… yum, yum.

    July 29, 2008 at 11:38 am Reply
  • Selina

    Love it! Gorgeous fabric!

    July 29, 2008 at 7:29 pm Reply
  • Belinda

    Thats a great version of the pencil roll.

    I am sure the birthday boy wil be wrapped!

    July 29, 2008 at 10:36 pm Reply
  • Tracey

    Gorgeous – so talented you are. It will be loved by the birthday boy.

    I want one now……hehe

    July 29, 2008 at 11:44 pm Reply
  • Admin

    Thanks girls!

    Tracey – they are super easy to make, maybe half an hour all up? I’m sure Kaitlyn will love one! My next one will be a hybrid to try & contain all of the toddler’s crayons, pencils & textas… Hmmm, yeah right!

    July 29, 2008 at 11:50 pm Reply
  • ingrid

    What lovely finds!
    I adore The Great Gatsby. It is one of my all time favourite books.

    July 30, 2008 at 10:06 am Reply
  • Shannon

    Oh good work. I do love a good bargain…

    (I’ve tagged you on my blog too, so off you go.)

    August 1, 2008 at 2:05 am Reply
  • Tracey

    I love love love the apron. Can’t see any flaws at all and I am sure MIL loved it!!! You are so multi talented…..I am very impressed.

    August 5, 2008 at 11:36 pm Reply
  • Skipper

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! The colors are really lovely – it would suit a boy or girl as well which is excellent. Such a clever clogs!!

    August 15, 2008 at 1:36 am Reply
  • Car

    One word – WOW!!!
    I’ve been wanting to make a change mat / change roll for sometime (to suit cloth bums) but now you’ve upped the anty with this gorgeous creation 🙂 Very good!

    August 15, 2008 at 1:43 am Reply
  • Admin

    Thanks girls!

    August 15, 2008 at 1:54 am Reply
  • redoaklines

    this looks great! great job layering! 🙂

    August 15, 2008 at 3:18 am Reply
  • Selina

    Oh my gosh! It’s beautiful. Much better than I imagined when you said you were making a changemat!

    August 15, 2008 at 9:57 am Reply
  • Emma

    What a great idea! And so well executed! I’m sure she’ll love it!

    August 15, 2008 at 11:12 am Reply
  • Ruth

    I’ve been hanging out to see this quilt, and I must say it exceeds all expectations. I LOVE it. Well done on such a fantastic quilt!

    August 16, 2008 at 4:46 am Reply
  • Ruth

    oh I love this too. You’ve put a lot of thought into it. What’s the fabric? Combo’s with brown are a personal fave at the moment 🙂

    August 16, 2008 at 4:49 am Reply
  • Selina

    Oh my gosh!! It is so beautiful! So glad your son loves it.

    August 16, 2008 at 10:04 am Reply
  • Car

    Utterly Gorgeous! You’ve done a wonderful job 🙂

    August 16, 2008 at 11:56 am Reply
  • Lulu

    Love it!!!

    I want one…. now to only be so clever 🙂

    August 16, 2008 at 12:05 pm Reply
  • Lulu

    I love the colours, and the pattern of course!!!

    August 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • Emma

    It looks terrific, well done!

    August 16, 2008 at 2:04 pm Reply
  • Kayscha

    Just gorgeous! well done x

    August 17, 2008 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Belinda

    It looks fantastic. You must be sooo proud of yourself! Well Done!

    August 17, 2008 at 10:43 pm Reply
  • Leah

    Your quilt looks fab!

    August 18, 2008 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • iknitipurl

    Beautiful quilt. I can’t imagine having one done in 6 days!

    August 19, 2008 at 2:27 am Reply
  • Car

    Aww – that’s gorgeous! Now you have inspired me to make one for mine!

    Oh and can you change my blog link in your link list… I’m no longer grouchy 😉

    August 19, 2008 at 4:41 am Reply
  • Ruth

    Oh, I love it!!!! Now I’ve got to figure out how to put it in lol!

    August 19, 2008 at 5:33 am Reply
  • Judy

    I love your little apron…

    August 19, 2008 at 1:59 pm Reply
  • Judy

    sweet!

    August 19, 2008 at 2:01 pm Reply
  • Judy

    beautiful work!

    August 19, 2008 at 2:02 pm Reply
  • Tracey

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you so much, you are so smart!

    August 20, 2008 at 3:28 am Reply
  • Tracey

    Whoops posted in wrong one – haha

    AGAIN – I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

    Thank you so much…..you are very talented.

    August 20, 2008 at 3:29 am Reply
  • Emma

    What a great Mummy you are!

    August 20, 2008 at 10:36 am Reply
  • estherp

    Fingers crossed he’ll soon be learning to use the real sink – and be useful at it …

    p.s. I tagged you back (different game…)

    August 22, 2008 at 10:06 am Reply
  • Liz

    That’s really nice and I love your header!

    August 22, 2008 at 11:27 am Reply
  • Ruth

    Lovely quilt LWD. I’m quite partial to reds and browns, so really like the fabric choices. Good luck for bubs arrival 🙂

    September 4, 2008 at 10:57 am Reply
  • Skipper

    Eat up babe!! Get the extra energy you will need to have that baby this week.

    September 5, 2008 at 2:23 am Reply
  • Shannon

    I’m surprised it lasted long enough to be photographed!

    September 5, 2008 at 5:11 am Reply
  • Vanilla

    Oh Clinkers….oh oh ohhhhh! Dammit, it’s 10pm on a Friday night…no clinkers for me!

    I hope you & bub both enjoyed the choccies!

    xx V

    September 5, 2008 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • Admin

    Skip, I need no further encouragement, trust me!

    Shannon, I very nearly ripped into the Clinker block, but managed to restrain mysef long enough to take a pic. By the time I’d uploaded the photo to the blog, it was gone *blush*

    Vanilla, I’m very sorry to inspire cravings so late at night! Hopefully you can get out today & find some, it’s very yummy!

    September 6, 2008 at 3:40 am Reply
  • Car

    Hee hee hee 😀

    If it makes you feel better I bought another block on the weekend and it’s gone 🙁

    Stay tuned, today I’m gonna blog about the cadbury’s pop rock chocolate ~ Yummo!!!

    September 8, 2008 at 12:35 am Reply
  • Car

    Very nice! Now the big question, will you get it all quilted, sandwiched & bound before the newest addition arrives???

    September 9, 2008 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Emma

    This post had me giggling all through it! You have a gift for nonsense 😉 I like the artwork, too!

    September 12, 2008 at 11:42 am Reply
  • Vanilla

    What a purty picture! And a fabulous idea too! I think I’ll try this activity at playgroup this week since it’s my turn to run the art class!

    If I don’t *speak* to you again – good luck for the birth of your beautiful baby! Can’t wait to hear!

    xx Averil

    September 13, 2008 at 10:33 pm Reply
  • Ruth

    They are a really cute little feminine gift. Love the bows – they really set it off.

    September 15, 2008 at 9:13 am Reply
  • Car

    I love the bows 🙂 perfect pressie for a little girl!

    I take it still no baby?

    September 15, 2008 at 9:59 am Reply
  • mermaids

    these are so adorable. i really need to make one (or two) for myself. 🙂

    September 16, 2008 at 12:33 am Reply
  • Shannon

    Oh! Two boys – how wonderful! Congratulations to you all. 🙂

    October 5, 2008 at 4:07 am Reply
  • Vanilla

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Another beautiful little boy! Awwwww!

    Thrilled that you got your VBAC!

    xx Nilla

    October 5, 2008 at 11:39 pm Reply
  • Marywin

    Such a great blog. I came over from Vanilla’s. Congratulations on your VBAC and wonderful arrival of your little boy.

    October 7, 2008 at 12:55 am Reply
  • Ruth

    Congratulations again. I’m glad you got your VBAC and had such a positive birthing experience. Well done 🙂

    October 7, 2008 at 1:20 am Reply
  • Car

    Nice to have you back LWD 🙂

    Your new secret project is looking real nice 😀

    October 10, 2008 at 4:58 am Reply
  • Kayscha

    Looks so pretty! And I can erlate to the house thing on the weekend. I am always super busy on a Monday morning!

    October 21, 2008 at 9:35 pm Reply
  • Piggyback

    Really cool!

    October 27, 2008 at 9:21 pm Reply
  • Admin

    Thanks!

    October 27, 2008 at 10:06 pm Reply
  • Jane

    I’m wondering what the link is to the tutorial that you used to learn coptic binding? I’m wanting to learn myself but have had trouble finding information that shows me how to do the actual binding part itself (though I’ve found lots about materials and getting started!)
    Also, how did you make the holes? there’s lots of talk of special tools needed, but I’m only just experimenting at this stage!
    Thanks

    October 30, 2008 at 5:11 am Reply
  • Car

    Oooh – I love the simplicity of this one 🙂

    November 3, 2008 at 7:31 am Reply
  • Ruth

    I’m loving all the little bits you are doing at the moment. The little tools are great – very cute 🙂 Hope bubs is doing well.

    November 8, 2008 at 8:57 pm Reply
  • Selina

    Beautiful

    November 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm Reply
  • Shannon

    Oh, you are so clever!

    November 12, 2008 at 12:05 am Reply
  • Ruth

    I’m really loving all your little sketches and water colour. There are some really interesting, unique pictures. It’s a talent you should def keep exploring 🙂

    November 14, 2008 at 8:08 am Reply
  • Emma

    Too cute! DH took James to the Boat Show in July, and came back with a boats safety stubby holder designed to look like a life-jacket (bright yellow, and cloing with one of those clip things). Two snips later, and it became a life jacket for Bec, his favourite toy. A phonecall to Nanny (who organises the Boat Show) and another was on its way for Ra; the other favourite toy – both animals were conveniently the right size. Unfortunately the black binding they had used rubbed-off, and both Bec and Ra have the marks remaining despite several washes!

    November 15, 2008 at 3:58 am Reply
  • Admin

    Oh dear! Poor Ra & Bec!

    November 16, 2008 at 12:32 am Reply
  • Car

    That will look awesome as a watercolour painting!

    I love seeing all your little sketches (wishing I could draw 🙁 )

    November 17, 2008 at 6:21 am Reply
  • Shannon

    Aww, that’s just gorgeous. I wish I could draw/paint/do anything remotely artistic too.

    November 17, 2008 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • Ruth

    How cool is that. I’m glad that Pooh is now “floaty”!

    November 18, 2008 at 4:05 am Reply
  • Car

    Is there no end to your talents? We tried a collage today with glue and coloured paper… still trying to get over the ‘don’t eat it darling’ to actually make anything worthwhile showing off 😉

    November 20, 2008 at 5:26 am Reply
  • Selina

    That is so clever!

    November 20, 2008 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Emma

    I LOVE this one! Might pinch it for James!

    November 20, 2008 at 12:21 pm Reply
  • Skipper

    luuuurvely!! 🙂 That looks really good!

    November 27, 2008 at 2:37 am Reply
  • Skipper

    This was the one I was supposed to comment on….
    This is really lovely. I love ribbon embroidery. Are you a newbie at it or been doing it a while?

    November 27, 2008 at 8:12 am Reply
  • Ruth

    Loving the hot air balloon! You should seriously think about finding a local shop to stock these as notelets or cards. They’re great!

    December 3, 2008 at 7:28 am Reply
  • Marywin

    Like it a lot. Sell on line – I’ll buy!

    December 3, 2008 at 10:49 pm Reply
  • Ruth

    Sweet 🙂

    December 6, 2008 at 8:02 am Reply
  • Car

    Giggling about the evil santa here.

    Too cute 🙂

    December 9, 2008 at 10:12 am Reply
  • estherp

    You are one busy lady! No one would believe you are doing all this with a newborn.

    If it makes you feel any better I’m off to post my overseas parcels today as well… They’ll get there eventually even if they don’t quite make it in time for Christmas.

    Happy Christmas

    Esther

    December 14, 2008 at 8:57 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Love the wipers, nice touch!

    December 17, 2008 at 10:37 am Reply
  • Admin

    lol, I didn’t have a choice, the small one was very demanding – “wipers, mummy, WIPERS!!!”

    December 17, 2008 at 8:05 pm Reply
  • Louise

    They are beautiful!

    December 19, 2008 at 6:25 am Reply
  • Ruth

    nope, you’re not the only one disorganised 🙂 You’ve been super busy, love the gingerbread house. Merry Christmas to you!

    December 20, 2008 at 1:01 am Reply
  • Ruth

    And a big Happy new Year to you! I hope you have a great year ahead of you – keep those paintings and drawings coming, I love seeing what you come up with.

    December 31, 2008 at 7:52 am Reply
  • Cory Adkins

    Hello. My name is Cory Adkins. I am starting my hand at photography and would love for my sister to make me an infant cocoon like you have made. Do you happen to have a pattern? I love the one you made. Let me know if you can help. Thank you very much ahead of time.

    January 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • Ruth

    “create” is gorgeous. Your use of space is perfect. I’m sure it will soon be full of ideas.

    January 12, 2009 at 9:13 am Reply
  • Skipper

    Awww what’s his name?? You gotta name him – or her! 🙂

    January 19, 2009 at 7:46 am Reply
  • Car

    Too busy drooling over the thought of Krispy Kremes to actually manage to work out what on earth this was supposed to be…
    I only had to repeat “cwoh-o-diwl” about 4 times before it sunk in ~ great work once again!

    Back to dreaming of KK’s

    January 22, 2009 at 4:37 am Reply
  • Admin

    Oh, they were gooooood! DH came home & saw the box in the recycling – “you’ve them all, already?” “Dude, there was only 6 there!”

    On the upside, they’ll end up on my hips, not yours!

    January 22, 2009 at 4:47 am Reply
  • Fiona

    Too too cute! What a wonderful mummy you are.

    January 23, 2009 at 2:28 am Reply
  • Admin

    FI! Good to see you! Was only thinking about you last week actually. How kindygym going?

    Thanks for swinging by & leaving such a sweet comment.

    xx

    January 23, 2009 at 3:01 am Reply
  • Ruth

    I read the time travellers wife last year and LOVED it!!!! I can see why you read it so many times. Pass the chocolate cake over please 🙂

    February 1, 2009 at 11:52 pm Reply
  • estherp

    Hiya,

    Love the change mat, looks great, the one I made is way to bulky, I’ll have to have antother go I think.

    Hope your boys feel better soon, B has a cold so I had a similar night to you Saturday night with her sleeping in 10 minute stretches and then waking up screaming, which ended up with my getting up at 4 to watch a film with her sleeping on me so that hubby could get a couple of hours sleep before his race Sunday morning. Last night she managed one three hour stretch so that was better!

    February 16, 2009 at 12:06 am Reply
  • Car

    I need a smiley that smacks me in the forehead… I’ve been reading your list of books and wondering why the heck you had been putting *** 1/2 on your list of books. Here I was assuming you’d only read HALF the books :O

    Crawling back into my I am Stupid corner now… ROFL.

    February 26, 2009 at 2:11 am Reply
  • Tracey

    I usually give up about 70-100 pages in if I can’t get into a book, so I would definitely think that 100 pages and you have given it a good go.

    March 9, 2009 at 10:56 pm Reply
  • Skipper

    Hey, congratulations! I have an award for you on my blog!
    http://skipparoonie.blogspot.com/

    March 16, 2009 at 3:11 am Reply
  • Car

    Awww – I inspired you 😮 you usually inspire me to get off my backside 😉

    Good work on the Reading list!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:59 am Reply
  • Ruth

    I like your motto. I could certainly take it on board at times! As always you’re producing gorgeous creations.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:48 am Reply
  • Car

    Golly gosh – I’m your inspiration??? WOWSERS!

    Sorry to hear I may have inadvertently cost you a new laptop… but hey look on the bright side ~ now you can twitter on one keyboard and blog, google & gather more inspiration on the other 😀

    April 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm Reply
  • Ruth

    Oh darn! It’s not a happy ending, but great writing 😉

    April 26, 2009 at 5:36 am Reply
  • Car

    This is what all my previous attempts looked like 😉 I kept unravelling and starting over until I got the hang of it. I also found using two colours made it easier to start the new round 🙂

    Why are your fingers sore?

    April 27, 2009 at 5:17 am Reply
  • Skipper

    I forgive you my dearest LWD.

    Love your Blog.

    Now hop to it! Get some lovely craft done so I can drool!!

    xx Skip

    May 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm Reply
  • Ruth

    Welcome back! Beautiful writing as always… 🙂

    May 12, 2009 at 6:42 am Reply
  • Skipper

    What an adorable apron!!!
    Really lovely!!

    May 16, 2009 at 8:16 am Reply
  • Melissa

    I LOVE this. I want one for my son, but haven’t been able to find anything so delicious!

    May 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm Reply
  • Admin

    Thanks for swinging by & leaving a comment!

    May 18, 2009 at 2:58 am Reply
  • Car

    Mmmm Pikelets 🙂 maybe I should make some of them instead of bickies… Actually scones are sounding delish right about now too 😀

    May 20, 2009 at 2:54 am Reply
  • Ruth

    Is there no end to your creative energy? 🙂 The apron looks great. (as does everything else!)

    May 21, 2009 at 8:48 am Reply
  • Louise

    What a fantastic bag! Well done on designing it yourself, I’ve done very simple tote bags but I don’t think I could manage something like that. I love that star fabric, I think it’s the same one (from Spotlight?) that I used in a quilt I’m currently working on.

    I love that autumn photo, I have been taking lots of photos of orange and gold and red leaves, I think autumn is my favourite month 🙂

    May 26, 2009 at 11:25 am Reply
  • Louise

    Painting and sewing, what a perfect day! 🙂

    May 26, 2009 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Louise

    That is so beautiful, I love the colours! I bet your sister would feel so comforted in her exam knowing that she had something with her made with such love and care 🙂

    May 26, 2009 at 11:27 am Reply
  • Marcy

    I’ve seen pictures of disappearing 9 patch before and hated them — seemed a jumble — yours made me go, aha! that’s what it can be like! Very nice.

    June 23, 2009 at 11:58 am Reply
  • Kayscha

    Looks fab LWD, I remember the first one. Haven’t seen you around EB much, hope all is well x

    June 25, 2009 at 9:49 pm Reply
  • Car

    So I’m forgiven for inadvertently wrecking your laptop???

    Glad to hear the book working for someone else too 😉

    June 27, 2009 at 9:40 am Reply
  • Admin

    I suppose I can forgive you! How good is that book? Two minutes of reading and it “clicked” – and man was I doing wrong before! No wonder I couldn’t get a granny blanket to appear!

    June 29, 2009 at 3:55 am Reply
  • Louise

    I love it! I’m definitely going to have to get some of that air drying clay, my daughter would have a ball 🙂

    June 30, 2009 at 12:18 pm Reply
  • Louise

    It looks fantastic – I love how d9ps all look different 🙂

    June 30, 2009 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • Louise

    So pretty, I’m really going to have to get my watercolours out again.

    June 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm Reply
  • Louise

    Beautiful! I especially love the silver filigree beads, so pretty.

    July 3, 2009 at 9:50 am Reply
  • Car

    Let me know what you think of 1788 – I have it here in my pile to read, but just can’t seem to get past the start 🙁

    July 26, 2009 at 9:49 am Reply
  • Louise

    I love making playdough! I use the recipe for cooked playdough on the cream of tartar container, it lasts for ages. But my son find it so hard to resist the temptation of eating it every time 🙂

    Ooh and the gingerbread scented playdough for Christmas time was lovely 🙂

    August 3, 2009 at 9:40 am Reply
  • Car

    That was the best post I’ve read today! Something I can imagine my own toddler doing, except our blue colouring is in a big bottle and lives on the very very top shelf of the cupboard!!!

    August 3, 2009 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Admin

    Louise – I usually do the cooked verion too, but Mister Mister wanted to make it himself, so went the safe option. And yep, despite the salt, he eats it too! Not as much as he used to though – first day at playgroup there was glitter playdough… made for a very interesting nappy that afternoon!!

    Car – he’s normally really good, just got a bit carried away I think. Luckily it was only one of those tiny “Queens” dropper bottles, and he had got the bowl out first. I shudder to think what could have happened (my lovely suede dining chairs come to mind…)

    August 4, 2009 at 3:34 am Reply
  • Lisa

    Your post bought back some fond memories of my two when they were toddlers – many an hour was spent happily with the playdough and a pile of cookie cutters. In fact, I think that is why my daughter (now 12 yrs) has such a strong interest in cooking. It is great that your little guy wanted to be so involved with the making. I love to experiement with colour too:)

    August 5, 2009 at 3:34 am Reply
  • p.

    awesome little mini!
    making mini albums
    mini album blog

    August 20, 2009 at 11:52 pm Reply
  • Barb

    Awesome quilt!
    Your baby is about one now. Congratulations.
    Question: Do you have a pattern for this quilt?? I’ve been searching for a Crazy Log Cabin quilt pattern and haven’t found one I like as well as this one.

    September 17, 2009 at 12:10 am Reply
  • Car

    Lovely to see you back 🙂 drooling at the thought of bickies… and car ones at that 😉 might add it to next weeks list to do!

    September 23, 2009 at 12:11 am Reply
  • Car

    Oooh I’d be interested! I’m loving books and book marks at the moment 😉

    October 22, 2009 at 11:46 am Reply
  • Car

    Woohoo Welcome Aboard!!!

    November 30, 2009 at 8:48 am Reply
  • Skipper

    YAY!!!! Look forward to sticky beaking at your creativishness.. 🙂

    November 30, 2009 at 11:39 am Reply
  • skipper

    Very classy!! Christmas isn’t Christmas without hot chips for breakfast!

    December 3, 2009 at 4:38 am Reply
  • skipper

    Did you accept your mission? 🙂

    December 3, 2009 at 4:39 am Reply
  • Gail

    OMG!!!!!!!! Such a lovely picture, just not sure about where it’s drawn. lol.
    Harry did that to me 3 hours before a rental inspection 2 weeks ago. I went off my head at him. Luckily it managed to come off fairly easily. Hope yours came off too…

    December 4, 2009 at 2:44 am Reply
  • skipper

    🙁 The C-word sucks. You and your loved one will be in my prayers.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:23 pm Reply
  • Car

    Oh Im so sorry to hear that 🙁
    My thoughts are with you all xxx

    December 7, 2009 at 11:38 pm Reply
  • Selina

    So sorry to hear that. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    December 8, 2009 at 1:10 am Reply
  • beebeejaybee

    hope all ges well crafting sounds like a great Idea at times like these if you feel motivated enough …….

    December 8, 2009 at 2:20 am Reply
  • EffisaPap

    Lots of of guys talk about this topic but you said really true words!

    December 11, 2009 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • emma

    Well done! Isn’t it satisfying? I’m impressed that even in the 24 hours you managed to add a flange (and it was certainly worth it, it really adds to the quilt)!

    December 15, 2009 at 5:33 am Reply
  • Admin

    Thanks Emma! The border originally was going to be just pink, but it was too plain. So I added the 1″ green, but still too plain. I think the flange set it off perfectly! (Though I cheated and only pressed the first piece – the rest were finger-pressed after I scorched my thumbs holding the 1″ strip in half!)

    December 15, 2009 at 5:57 am Reply
  • Selina

    That is pretty cool! Go you!

    December 15, 2009 at 6:05 am Reply
  • skipper

    Ohhhh nice!!!

    I love it! Beautiful colors!

    1 Day to produce such a beautiful piece. Mate… only in my dreams.

    December 15, 2009 at 6:51 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks ladies! It was really quite simple, those large strips in the first photo were joined into one ultrawide strip, then cut down into row sized pieces. I did lots of batch sewing to be as efficient as possible! The longest part was stitching down the binding…

    December 15, 2009 at 7:28 am Reply
  • arlijohn

    Wow, I’m impressed. Very clever and very pretty.

    December 15, 2009 at 5:11 pm Reply
  • Car

    I can’t beleieve you managed to hand sew the binding too 😮 well done!!! I can do a quilt top in a day, but not the rest… although – I can feel it as a challenge for 2010!!!

    The quilt looks great BTW!

    December 15, 2009 at 10:05 pm Reply
  • Selina

    That is a brilliant idea for stocking stuffers! Thanks for that 😉

    December 16, 2009 at 11:58 am Reply
  • Car

    Merry christmas to you & yours 🙂
    Looking forward to following your lovely blog in the new decade 😮 🙂

    December 20, 2009 at 5:56 am Reply
  • skipper

    Merry Christmas dear heart!
    I hope it’s wonderful and full of warm memories in the making and lots of laughs.

    Love from Skip

    December 20, 2009 at 6:00 am Reply
  • skipper

    yummmm… totally wishing I was a mouse at your house!

    January 5, 2010 at 4:50 am Reply
  • Ruth

    I love reading your blog, esp when you write like this 🙂 I hope your mum enjoyed the cake!

    January 6, 2010 at 3:38 am Reply
  • emma

    I happened across a link to a video of an easy way to unpick machine quilting the other day: http://ferfab.blogspot.com/2009/12/skinning-quilt.html

    Good luck!

    Can you try a few patterns on a scrap sandwich before you start again to find something that works without needing to unpick if it doesn’t? The scrap sandwich only need be around A4 size though a bit bigger is better.

    January 14, 2010 at 5:40 am Reply
  • skipper

    I hear you! My machine doesn’t FMQ well.. it keeps skipping stitches or getting massive knots underneath. I’ll keep trying….

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    January 15, 2010 at 12:28 am Reply
  • skipper

    Lots of people’s creative Mo-Jo has dissappeared – they must be all at conference or something! Good luck with your changemat and cleaning.

    January 21, 2010 at 11:22 pm Reply
  • Skipper

    Oh yay!!! You are back!!!! 🙂 I missed you!! I’m looking forward to seeing what wonderful things you will make!
    xxx Skip

    June 7, 2010 at 6:49 am Reply
  • Kirsty

    Glad to see you back we where wondering were you had disappered to. Congrats on the news of #3. Look forward to reading more blog post from you in the future.

    June 7, 2010 at 7:21 am Reply
  • Car

    YAY! We were wondering where you got to 😉 Congrats on bub #3 and looking forward to reading again…

    June 7, 2010 at 8:51 am Reply
  • Ruth

    Wonderful, Wonderful news. You have a very valid excuse. Congratulations to you and your family

    June 7, 2010 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Emma

    Congratulations and welcome back!

    June 7, 2010 at 9:20 am Reply
  • Emma

    Great quilt! The quilting is really effective, too.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm Reply
  • Kayscha

    Sounds wonderful – and very much like where we are at …. plans are in council and our fingers are crossed – my mind has moved onto the “fun” stuff too. Sounds like we will go through it together!

    BTW, I also got a “I don’t do wall paper” – I really want something VERY glam in our WIR!

    xxx

    June 29, 2010 at 9:09 am Reply
  • Kayscha

    Looks beautiful. When are you going away? Thanks for the cards, love them xxx

    July 23, 2010 at 3:49 am Reply
  • Averil

    Ahhhh, BLISS.

    August 25, 2010 at 12:09 am Reply
  • barefootlisa

    Oh my gosh, your notebook is lovely! I have been trying to find a way to make my own little journals. i am a total newbie to crafts of any sort. Did you just take “any old spiral bound notebook” and recover it with cardstock? Or did you bound it yourself? Thanks so much for any support you can offer! Lisa

    August 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm Reply
    • Admin

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for your kind comment! I just used a notebook I bought from the newsagent, and eased the covers off using the gap in the binding at the back. Once bound, I used a large scarpbooking holepunch (the kind you use with a hammer, for adding eyelets) to punch holes in the covering where they needed to be.

      Have fun!

      September 2, 2010 at 12:29 am Reply
  • Kayscha

    Wonderful Gay Paree. It doesn’t matter how many times I go there, I fall in love with it more each time!

    September 2, 2010 at 3:16 am Reply
  • barefootlisa

    It is gorgeous! Soooo beautiful! I will some day learn how to make a quilt for my kiddos — they may be grown ups by then! 😉

    You are very very talented!

    September 4, 2010 at 10:54 am Reply
  • AJ

    Can anyone say GREEN!!! *sigh*

    September 14, 2010 at 11:53 pm Reply
  • Selina

    I hope baby comes soon. Maybe he/she is giving you a last chance to relax? 😉

    October 8, 2010 at 12:50 am Reply
  • Selina

    Congratulations on a little girl! How exciting! Can’t wait to see what you sew for her!!

    October 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm Reply
  • Kayscha

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love it xxx

    November 1, 2010 at 9:45 am Reply
  • Nic Wood

    Sounds like a blissfully busy but fufilled day in your house!

    Nic xxx

    November 4, 2010 at 2:34 am Reply
  • ingrid

    hehehe, this is fabulous! I love spontaneous craft creations and this one is marvellous.

    November 5, 2010 at 4:21 am Reply
  • Nic Wood

    You should share your writing here more often. It was beautifully written and was lovely to read!

    Nic xxx

    November 13, 2010 at 11:32 am Reply
  • Kayscha

    I can’t wait to read more! Beautiful x

    November 13, 2010 at 11:55 am Reply
  • Nic Wood

    both lovley!
    Nic xxx

    November 15, 2010 at 4:56 am Reply
  • Kayscha

    I love both but especially the navy and red x

    November 15, 2010 at 9:18 am Reply
  • Car

    love them both! Depends what you want to make with them?

    November 15, 2010 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Anna

    Just stunning, love the fabrics and perfectly girly x

    November 16, 2010 at 9:09 pm Reply
  • Nic Wood

    ohhhhhh, looks lovely! Cant wait to see what it is.

    Nic xxx

    November 19, 2010 at 7:23 am Reply
  • Amelia

    Looks lovely! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

    November 25, 2010 at 11:49 pm Reply
  • Nic Wood

    sweet! Its a gorgeous pattern, cant wait to see it made up.

    NIc xxx

    November 26, 2010 at 4:45 am Reply
  • Skipper

    Oh noooooo!!!! My heart bleeds for you. 🙁

    December 5, 2010 at 7:39 am Reply
  • Nic Wood

    Oh no 🙁 just mend it and think of it as part of the story your special quilt has to tell. maybe oneday you will be telling your gransdchildren all aboutt why there is a little mended patch on the quilt they are playing on!

    Nic xxx
    ohhhh nearly SS time !

    December 5, 2010 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Kayscha

    OH NO!!! Great idea from Nic – yes do that! xxx

    December 6, 2010 at 7:23 am Reply
  • Nic Wood

    very cute – a flock of them would make an adorable mobile

    Nic xxx

    January 20, 2011 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Car

    Oh so cute!!!

    January 20, 2011 at 10:52 am Reply
  • Kayscha

    CUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!

    January 26, 2011 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • Kayscha

    E is adorable and that quilt is too! Clever gal you are x

    January 26, 2011 at 9:02 pm Reply
  • Kayscha

    Good! I love your blogs x

    March 19, 2011 at 1:08 am Reply
  • skipparoonie

    🙂 and you are welcome!

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with!! It all looks so intriguing atm!
    xxxx

    May 20, 2011 at 5:21 am Reply
  • skipparoonie

    It’s gorgeous! Welcome back to your groove! I hope it’s the start of your creative juices flowing so hard you can barely contain them!

    May 28, 2011 at 4:31 am Reply
  • Car

    love it! So happy to see your creative side return AND your blogging return!!!

    May 28, 2011 at 10:01 am Reply
  • Ruth

    That sounds really relaxing.
    I was giving my house a super clean. Feels good to wake up this morning knowing it’s done.
    Enjoy your week

    June 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm Reply
  • Car

    having a little giggle here… Thanks for the 10 easy steps 🙂 I will need something bigger than a small frame I think… Try a 4yo that has LONG hair and EVERYONE buys her hairclips, just you wait, one day bub will have lots of hair!

    June 26, 2011 at 10:26 am Reply
  • Nic Wood

    Looks great – Ive have some of these on my to do list as well
    Nic xxx

    June 28, 2011 at 7:11 am Reply
  • AJ

    Cute cute cute! What a great idea!

    September 11, 2011 at 9:59 am Reply
  • Skipper

    Beeeeeeudiful!!!

    November 26, 2011 at 9:42 am Reply
  • Car

    Just beautiful xxx

    November 29, 2011 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • Leah

    Lovely quilt – and good luck keeping it to yourself 🙂

    December 13, 2011 at 10:39 am Reply
  • Amy (@MahliMoo)

    Wow Rachel, what a project!

    It sounds amazing. I dispise handstitching, so I am completely in awe of you for even attempting this project,

    A

    January 6, 2012 at 4:13 am Reply
  • Katacha

    Rach you’re writing is just beautiful!!! Welcome to the Dear Jane journey my friend xxx

    January 6, 2012 at 8:07 am Reply
  • Car

    Clementine?

    Oh Sweetie, you truly crack me up – Im just hoping that I get to see photos of young Clementine sleeping sweetly under the Dear Jane quilt at Quilt Camp far, far into the future (see I am seeing many years of Quilt camp in our future)

    Beautifully written and I cannot beleive you are starting on the circle blocks – you are legend!

    January 6, 2012 at 11:27 am Reply
  • Kayscha

    Hmm, I raised one eye brow at Clementine too. LOL!

    So happy you are back blogging, I missed it!

    January 8, 2012 at 9:10 am Reply
  • Admin

    You no likey Clementine? My biggest battle after trying to convince DH for #4, would be to convince him to name her Clementine. Love it!

    thanks for all the encouragement!

    January 13, 2012 at 5:10 am Reply
  • Skipper

    Ohhher the colors are beautiful!!! Great design too!
    xxx Skip

    January 17, 2012 at 2:25 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    haha, I hate putting binding on too. Hence the reason I have had a half finished quilt since about November… It will get finished soon.

    I should actually finish it before I finish the three other quilt tops I have started, yes??

    January 17, 2012 at 2:42 am Reply
  • Kirsty

    They are lovely, and what a fantastic idea to tie the two things together with the patchwork on the quilt cover

    January 17, 2012 at 5:56 am Reply
  • vivjm

    Love the green and orange colour combo. Sewing binding is a bore!

    January 17, 2012 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Car

    Your camp out looks dry, can I come too, promise I will leave my web feet at home 😉

    January 27, 2012 at 8:33 am Reply
  • beeebeejaybee

    dammit……. there’s something in my eye

    February 4, 2012 at 2:19 am Reply
  • AJ

    How sweet!

    February 4, 2012 at 2:36 am Reply
  • Car

    Beautiful afternoon! You, well you take some time to adjust to the new routine (Im 2 weeks in and STILL adjusting) then you relish in this gorgeous little person that you have successfully raised this beautiful little soul ready for their next step in the big world around them xxx (yes I am a wee bit nostalgic as I watch my baby girl grow and develop)

    February 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Awesome Idea! We have chore posters, but I think I like the idea of the cards better, something tangible that they can actually transfer once they have done it.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm Reply
  • beebeejaybee

    awww she so cute

    February 24, 2012 at 8:44 am Reply
  • Kayscha

    You have no idea how excited I am you are blogging again! I LOVE the way you write! When are you coming to Sydney??? Aren’t we having a mid year retreat????

    February 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm Reply
  • Car

    Bahahaha, you had me at 1 metre to allow for mistakes – thought I was the only one who allowed for mistakes!!!
    It looks great!

    February 29, 2012 at 9:43 pm Reply
  • Admin

    You girls are beautiful, love you both to pieces. And Kayscha, I think mid-year is definately in order – I want to see your beautiful new-old home!

    March 1, 2012 at 7:45 am Reply
  • Becky

    So sweet 🙂 Possum’s ‘friend’ Lucy here often has a birthday in a similar way. I love it.

    March 1, 2012 at 8:22 am Reply
  • Ria

    I like the idea of a little sewing caddy like that. It looks like a good size to carry in your pocket for emergency repairs, too!

    March 17, 2012 at 11:59 am Reply
  • Ruth

    I love my little birdie cards and everyone who I have given them too has loved them too! I even have one in a little frame in my sewing room lol

    March 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm Reply
  • Leah

    Adorable!

    March 21, 2012 at 1:42 am Reply
  • candy

    This is so cute!

    March 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    The card and the sewing caddy is just gorgeous and a great idea!

    Has you friend left for her trip yet? I wish her all the best for it.

    xx

    April 4, 2012 at 3:39 am Reply
  • Ruth

    Enjoy your holidays. You seem to squish so much into your days and always so creative! Your blog is very motivational 🙂

    April 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Bear did a great job on his mini quilt!

    Caden likes to sew too, he made some heat packs a little while ago.

    Thanks for much for linking up to the And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party x

    April 11, 2012 at 3:45 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Amy. Now he wants to make a quilt each for the two little ones. And Middle Boy wants to learn to sew too…my studio will never be just mine again!!

      April 15, 2012 at 1:18 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    It looks great Rach! Miss Mahli has been doing some beading at kindy and has asked that we make some bracelets at home. Would love links to where you purchased your supplies. x

    May 3, 2012 at 1:05 am Reply
  • Tonya, The Crafty Mummy

    Love the colours you’ve chosen – very subtle and elegant! Off to find you on FB…

    May 4, 2012 at 10:14 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Hi Tonya, thanks for your kind words! My Facebook page is http://facebook.com/thedovenest – I’d love you to stop by and join me and my nine friends!

      May 6, 2012 at 5:25 am Reply
  • craftimummy

    Wow! How exciting!! I love the colours you’ve chosen – so cute – and the cupcakes are adorable.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm Reply
  • mareelouise

    These fabrics are divine! I adore the colours. I must come up with a project to make with them!

    May 9, 2012 at 12:49 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thank you! I would love it if you were to make something with my fabric – please be sure to share a photo!!

      May 9, 2012 at 1:24 am Reply
      • mareelouise

        Defintely.
        I just need some inspiration- I’m not really much of a sewer…

        May 9, 2012 at 3:47 am Reply
        • LittleWhiteDove

          I’ll be making an apron as my first project with it. I also have a simple quilt pattern in mind. I think it’d look good even as just a quilt of squares. A child’s skirt? A bag? Pinterest is your friend!

          May 9, 2012 at 4:03 am Reply
          • mareelouise

            Found a cute pillowcase I want to make- the clouds will be sweet. Just bought the fabric!

            May 9, 2012 at 4:36 am
          • LittleWhiteDove

            Seriously, you bought my fabric? Oh wow, thank you so much!! I can’t wait to see your finished pillowcase 🙂

            May 9, 2012 at 4:55 am
          • mareelouise

            Hey, yeah, it looks really cute!
            I think it will make a really cute little pillow set.

            May 9, 2012 at 5:09 am
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Wow, some questionable selections there! JoJo?? 😉

    But I LOVE Train, so all is forgiven!

    We have been playing Glee covers since yesterday. The kids have been loving it!

    May 12, 2012 at 9:10 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Hey! It was linked as I passed through Blue, and I was all, hey, that’s something I haven’t heard for a while. Glee is awesome!

      May 12, 2012 at 9:20 am Reply
  • Heather Keith

    Wouldn’t let me add Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight. I think someone else must be partial to it… my list is just what appeals to me right now, this second, right…this….moment. Looking forward to some tues TONIIIIIIIGHT…to….night…

    May 12, 2012 at 9:53 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      That’s what mine is, randoms I found on a tune hop on YouTube. Glad to have you along to play!

      May 12, 2012 at 10:06 am Reply
  • Car

    Oooh Smashing pumpkins – went to their Brisbane concert back in 1996(?) awesome night!

    May 12, 2012 at 11:38 am Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    Super fund… Well it may help toward the money we lost on the share market, lucky Im young and a long way from retirement (says she who retired last year 😉

    May 13, 2012 at 7:48 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      ROFL Car. I doubt it would cover the brokerage on your shares 😉

      May 13, 2012 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Laureny

    I love painting – I’m rubbish, but I love it. Trying to bring an idea to life or transfer an image from memory to canvas, it’s wonderful. I’m glad you finally branched out!

    May 16, 2012 at 5:31 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks for the encouragement. I’m pretty rubbish too, but in this case, it’s more about the process than the end result. I just love getting lost in the rhythm and as you say, watching that image take form and come to life!

      May 16, 2012 at 6:24 am Reply
  • hoangam

    Busy lives but daily relaxation moments are …essential. Wish you relax comfortably!!!

    May 17, 2012 at 4:07 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I totally agree, my day runs much smoother if I get a small about of creating in, and I feel far less stressed!

      May 17, 2012 at 4:28 am Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    Well deserved you clever girl!

    May 17, 2012 at 9:01 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Awww, thanks gorgeous. Couldn’t do it without my awesomesauce friends xx

      May 17, 2012 at 10:22 am Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    That is an awesome pincushion 😉

    Is it bad I’ve already drafted my Saturday night Bloggers Boogie post… ready to hit SEND and share my ‘grungier’ side of the 90’s with you all LOL

    May 18, 2012 at 2:50 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Can’t wait…sounds like maybe you’re getting in touch with your Teen Spirit? I’ve got a couple of faves and a starting point for a youtube surf, planning to kick off around lunch time, and will be doing random youtube hops on the FB page throughout the day.

    May 18, 2012 at 2:52 am Reply
  • Kirsty

    I haven’t forgotten to send you a picture of my necklace, seeing that bracelet makes me know even more that you will be able to make something perfect to match it. You are incredibly creative and deserve ever part of your recent success 🙂

    May 18, 2012 at 10:45 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Aww, thanks beautiful xx I’ll ping you an email with my addy so you can shoot through the pic when you are ready 🙂

      May 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm Reply
  • Gail

    Westlife – ill see you again.
    Sorry I had to do that one first.

    May 19, 2012 at 5:30 am Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    Do you like my link name this week??? Do ya Geddit? One of those things making me giggle like a silly schoolgirl once more.

    May 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    Is this post old enough??? :p Love that painting what did you end up doing with it??

    May 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm Reply
  • Kristy Massey

    Here is mine…thou im not sure why it wont show the video but the links work….http://blog.bubbabutts.com.au/

    May 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm Reply
  • Car

    I’m late, I’m late for a very important date… lucky I have my post party Recovery tunes a playing today!! Enjoy the trip home
    http://carrose-creations.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/saturday-night-bloggers-boogie-recovery.html

    May 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Everyone likes a good after-party!! Especially if greasy food is involved 😉

    May 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm Reply
  • Kat

    Ohhhh! I am just about melting from all the goodness in these photos. Looks like the perfect amount of everything.
    Especially love the shoes, the shopping list and that cutie on the phone!
    xx

    May 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! It has been a nicely balanced week – here’s hoping next week is the same! Thanks for stopping by xx

      May 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm Reply
  • Bron

    So much colour and fun going on …love your first photo of your little one.

    May 28, 2012 at 12:33 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! She and I have a blast together on preschool days. Thanks for stopping by x

      May 28, 2012 at 7:13 am Reply
  • shellsinthebush

    Cute little girl, love those red shoes and the colour of that paint is yummy.

    May 28, 2012 at 10:26 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Shell. I do love my red shoes, they seem to make everyday brighter. The paint was lots of fun, my first full artwork in oils, and I’m addicted. I can’t wait until this piece gets to it’s new home and I can blog it. Thanks for stopping by!

      May 28, 2012 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Paula - Buenos Aires

    Wonderful open spaces and super sweet kid. Lovely snippets of a full life. 🙂

    May 29, 2012 at 9:13 am Reply
  • Yvette (@DTlilsquirts)

    I love that mat! Very cool!!

    We have just gotten over the lurgie! Seems to be a long drawn out one.. first your really tired, then you get the headaches then suddenly the snot arrives – over a period of about a week – my daughter, then my son, then my husband and now me had it!! Argh!

    you have been visited by a member of #teamIBOT 🙂

    May 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks for stopping by! Yes, we seem to have the dragging out version too, the way Boy2 has been going 🙁 drats winter and the horrid bugs it brings!

    May 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm Reply
  • sifdal

    Oh! I saw mugrugs for the first time a few weeks ago on Etsy and I WANT! My mum gave me her old sewing machine a couple of months ago, but I don’t have the first clue how to use it (must get onto getting her to show me one day when she’s visiting). You’re is gorgeous!

    May 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Aww, thanks!! Sing out if you need sewing advice 🙂

      May 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    I’ve never heard of a mug rug before but yours is gorgeous!!!!

    May 29, 2012 at 7:58 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thank you!! It’s basically a quilted coaster big enough for a mug and a bikkie (or three 😉 )

      May 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    I have to laugh at your hubby’s cheeky response. B has on more than one occasion called me an old Granny!

    Love your doily!

    May 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    I love this idea! Hve never heard of one before, but I can imagine it would be really useful! I want to make some for my kids now! Do you have a tutorial?

    May 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    These husbands are hilarious, aren’t they? 😉

    May 31, 2012 at 10:18 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Tutorial will be coming in a week or so… watch this space!

    May 31, 2012 at 10:20 am Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    Embrace your inner granny babe!!

    May 31, 2012 at 1:19 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    You cheeky little bugger! But I won’t take offence to your little QLD’er bashing. And I did watch the origin, Greg Ingliss was in no way cheating… And hey it was the refs call ;P

    And your Mug Rug is lovely. I am sure your sister will love it!

    May 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Hey! I didn’t say which was the dark side 😉

      May 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Oh sounds like fun! I might have to do that with my two smalls tomorrow while the big is at school!

    May 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm Reply
  • Natasha In Oz (@natashainoz)

    I love your songs and look forward to joining in with your musical link up this weekend! Thanks so much for joining in with Sunday Song!

    I’ve not heard that version of “Amazing Grace” before-it was really good!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    June 1, 2012 at 6:49 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Yay, hope to see you about over the weekend! I’m pretty relaxed about it, just a fun way to kick back, blog-style, for the weekend. And I love the idea of popping over to your blog for a virtual recovery party! (and yes, I love that version of Amazing Grace, I have it on high rotation!) xx

      June 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm Reply
  • Kirsty

    Breaking my blogger drought to join in this week 🙂

    June 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Welcome aboard the boogie train! I may or may not have been busting a punk rock move in my chair, much to husband’s delight 😉

      June 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm Reply
  • AJ

    Thanks for the music to break the silence while I write reports….I’d rather be quilting!

    June 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I don’t blame you! If your weather is anything like ours, it’s a perfect crafting day!

      June 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • Car

    Ok I’m up and ready for the party tonight – though am sure I will resemble the dishevelled chicken come morning 😉

    http://carrose-creations.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/saturday-night-bloggers-boggie-wedding.html

    June 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • Car

    PS LOVE the cameo of our friend and his music is great!

    PPS using the LWD and don’t have to sign in – yahoo!!!

    June 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Right, so now we have a plan of attack for the comments! x

      June 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    Great photos looks like an interseting week

    June 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! Has been a lovely week, thanks for stopping by!

      June 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • Shaz@Alsha's

    Looks like a lovely relaxing time!

    June 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm Reply
  • {tinniegirl}

    Gorgeous photos. It looks like it was an interesting and creative week.

    June 4, 2012 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Rachel @ The Kids Are All Right

    That sounds like a lovely Tuesday. I am sitting in bed with laptop on lap (where else?) while my mum plays with my little ones. Bliss 🙂

    June 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Sounds delightful! I wish I could be in bed too… very much not looking forward to school pickup.

      June 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm Reply
  • carmen

    It’s freezing here! So much for Qld!
    I love your day.
    Nearly time to start dinner… and for the rabble to arrive home after the afternoon of appointments.
    x

    June 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Oh dear, if even Queensland is cold, there’s not much hope for the rest of us!!

      June 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm Reply
  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    I love your photos, they are beautiful. Rachel x

    June 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • Grace

    I love Kate Miller-Heidke. You’ve set the mood right there. My Tuesday was wet and cold but all is cozy now 🙂

    June 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Nice and upbeat, isn’t she? Glad you are cozy now, it’s been a shocker of a day!

      June 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm Reply
  • Lauren/y (@Surprise_Begin)

    I love her music too, fabulous for singing practice! My Tuesday was great, thanks for asking. Did you finish the bag?

    June 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I’m glad you had a great Tuesday! The bag is finished indeed, and I will be photographing and blogging it today x

      June 6, 2012 at 6:57 am Reply
  • Grace

    Wow! You’re a woman of many talents! I can see why Butterfly loves that bag…very cute!
    Please send some sun over this way 🙂 x

    June 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Grace! It’s been a hit with a lot of people, I’ve got another two to make for a friend! (oh, and I’m going to be greedy, that sunshine is all mine!!) x

      June 7, 2012 at 7:03 am Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    Ooh I’m excited to see the end product of this bag; I love red and seeing!

    Thanks for linking today. 🙂

    June 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! The bag is done, and not only is it a huge hit with Butterfly, but I’ve been asked to make two for a friend!

      June 7, 2012 at 6:32 am Reply
  • claire

    I love your painting, gorgeous colours….. Hope you mange to find some time to create over the weekend.
    I’m like you making today and tomorrow count, so I can make the most of the weekend.

    Had to laugh about ‘not being posh enough to have an easel’ I have to say I have an easel which has been gather dust for some time now, BUT no one has ever commisioned me to do a painting so there you go, hehe…..

    Claire :}

    June 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Claire! I’ve worded my mum up for a little table top easel for a birthday coming up, so maybe I’ll be posh sooner rather than later! I hope you have a productive couple of days and an awesome long weekend 🙂

      June 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm Reply
  • Toqua's Crafts

    What a CUTE bag!!
    It is so wonderful when the little ones actually like the things that are made for them.
    What is better is when they squeal because they’re so excited about it!!
    You did good!

    I’m here via And Sew We Craft

    June 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for your kind words!! I’m super chuffed with it, lots more bags to come!

      June 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm Reply
  • Roslyn

    Gorgeous painting! How great are those days when a big fabric order arrives? It’s like Christmas!

    June 9, 2012 at 9:00 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks! It sure is, especially this order, as it’s my very own designs, ready to be cut up into charm packs for my Etsy shop. Yay!

    June 9, 2012 at 11:44 am Reply
  • Car

    Pick Me!!! Celebrating British Style & even managed one of my bad 90’s pop songs – heeheehee!!!

    http://carrose-creations.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/saturday-night-bloggers-boogie-special.html

    June 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm Reply
  • beebeejaybee

    I’m in …. not sure of the theme tonight ….. http://beebeejaybee.com/2012/06/09/saturday-night-bloggers-boogie/

    June 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Love it Bee (even if I’m the only person in the world who doesn’t like Gotye!)

    June 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm Reply
  • Kirsty

    Gone a bit different tonight 🙂

    June 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm Reply
  • esther

    Ooh, that Tracey Chapman song is still as good as it always was, not listened to that in years… Great selection this week 🙂

    June 10, 2012 at 7:20 am Reply
  • little red monkey

    I Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award
    If you’d like to accept this award then please take it to your blog and pass it on – if this is not your thing then please accept this as a compliment to your excellent blogging! https://littleredmonkey.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/versatile-blogger-award/

    June 10, 2012 at 8:17 am Reply
  • Julie

    Loving the look of your Sunday!!! Especially love that Babushka Doll fabric!

    June 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm Reply
  • Shaz@Alsha's

    The children look quite intent on where they are going! They are so cute! The food is lovely to look at and the fabric colours1

    June 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm Reply
  • shellsinthebush

    Interesting reading and cute kids – looks like they are leaving home. 😀

    June 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm Reply
  • Marion Benfield

    You are so beautiful, Rachel. I’m sure it will be treasured.

    June 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    absolutely beautiful xxx

    June 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm Reply
  • Gail

    Rach – rach – rach – rach – rach. What more can i say other than thank you. You had me in tears reading and rehashing last year. And your feelings and emotions on it all.

    Thank you forthe journal its wonderful. Xoxoxo

    June 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    My heart aches for Gail and her family and their loss.

    I love what you made for her. The older I get, the more I appreciate handmade gifts, and all the love that goes into them! Special treasures.

    June 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm Reply
  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    This is a lovely story and you are both lucky to have each other as friends. Rachel x

    June 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • Carly

    What a moving and beautiful story. Thank you for sharing. Everybody should have a friend like you.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm Reply
  • BossyMummy

    In tears here. What a heartbreaking story, but a wonderful one of friendship – and very thoughtful gift x

    June 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thank you so much everyone for stopping by and commenting and showing support xx

    June 13, 2012 at 9:21 am Reply
  • Meg

    What a beautiful block, Rachel! I love the different tones of pink against the white, and it is so nice to see that beautiful quilt in use!

    June 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Tears, Rach. Big fat tears, you are a beautiful person and a wonderful friend.

    xx

    June 14, 2012 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    What a gorgeous block and a absolutely stunning quilt!

    June 14, 2012 at 9:24 am Reply
  • sifdal

    Goosebumps! Some much beautiful imagery in this and the longing to escape (I know it well!). Lovely!

    June 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks girls!

    June 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks Sif!! You’ve given me a big smile – a comment by a real writer!! Yeeha!

    June 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Love it Rach! I am going to share this next week on ASWC for Rainbow week.

    June 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Aww! Thanks! Just grab the pics from here, or email me if you want different sizes etc. x

      June 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • Roslyn

    I love it! (and for me, a quilt in 6 weeks would be pretty fab achievement!) Especially love the grey with the stars. Beautiful. I want to learn to quilt but I worry I would get addicted. I might have to take a class one of these days.

    June 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    I am having a glee afternoon here. So thought I would showcase my gleekiness for everyone to enjoy!
    http://www.mahlimoo.com/2012/06/bringing-my-inner-gleek-out.html

    Love your tunes! My fav would be Chasing Cars, but it’s tough to call. I love Snow Patrol, The Fray and The Last Goodnight pretty equally!

    June 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    I <3 Glee, but don't get to watch it often, so I'll be having your post on repeat this weekend! Thanks for joining in xx

    June 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    I’m having an earwig type day of the mum, mum, mum kind…
    thought I’d share the earwig & keep it flowing
    http://carrose-creations.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/saturday-night-bloggers-boogie.html

    June 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm Reply
  • Natasha In Oz

    I actually haven’t heard a couple of these songs so thanks for posting them! Thanks also for joining in with Tuesday tune link up! I would love to share my last Tuesday Tune post at your party if I may. I can’t find the linky tool so I’ll just leave my link in my comment. Thanks for having me!

    http://www.natashainoz.com/2012/06/tuesdaytune-piano-guys.html

    Best wishes for a wonderful week,
    Natasha

    June 17, 2012 at 11:36 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks for joining! The linky thing works a bit funny with wordpress, so I’m trialling running the linkup just with comments. Looking forward to Tuesday Tune!

      June 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm Reply
  • AJ

    Hi Rachy I worked it out this weekend…did you see my blog?

    http://ajsantics.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/saturday-bloggers-boogey.html

    June 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Found you, and loving it. I’ve bookmarked it for weekday working tunes! Thanks for joining in x

      June 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm Reply
  • Debbie Tringale

    I love the way you use color and balance. The quilt is really eye catching!

    June 18, 2012 at 11:16 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Was that for Kat, Rach? Love the colours!

    June 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Yep! She gave me the hex code from the invites, and we made it to match 🙂

      June 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Kathreen

    I absolutely loved it…Rachel. It matched Perfectly!!!

    Shane took some photos… I’ll see how good the photos are and I will send you one.. If you want to use it for anything 🙂

    Thanks again hun!!!

    June 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm Reply
  • mareelouise

    I received my clouds and candy stripes in the post last week.

    Can’t wait for some quality time to get sewing…

    June 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    I’d love a photo Kat!!

    MareeLouise – yay! Can’t wait to see what you create!

    June 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm Reply
  • dressesandme

    Cute!

    June 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm Reply
  • beebeejaybee

    Very nice, so when do we see what they are for?

    June 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm Reply
  • Roslyn

    Gorgeous! I love those feathers too.

    June 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks!! It was my first go at feathers, and I was really happy with how they came up. Now I need to plan another quilt to feather some more!

      June 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm Reply
  • Carmel

    Looking good. Beautiful colours. I’m thinking feathers might be your “thing” IYKWIM. I hope you’ve got some more “pway fabwik” for the little one.

    June 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      He he, yes, she’s discovered my scrap bag, so I now have fabric scraps from one end of the studio to the other!

      June 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm Reply
  • Leanne

    Very fun Rach! Something I’mn yet to conquer…I just tend to quilt in straight lines and haven’t even attempted stippling. It looks superb, and its no surprise that Elsa is a fan too!!

    June 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    I have yet to learn how to crochet, but seeing everyone talking about it is making me want to!

    June 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm Reply
  • Alyce {Blossom Heart quilts}

    That’s gorgeous!! I loved that range so much that after buying a FQ of each print, I went back and bought half metres of each, lol! Still sitting in my stash awaiting the PERFECT project for it 😉

    June 21, 2012 at 9:35 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      It is cute, isn’t it! And yes, I well know that feeling of having something “saved” for a “perfect” project!!

      June 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    I am in awe of your handiwork. I just have to look at my sewing machine for the thread to snarl. What a lucky little girl you have!

    June 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks!! I’ve been sewing since I was small, so it’s really a case of practice makes perfect! (or not so perfect!)

      June 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm Reply
  • beebeejaybee

    ooooh can’t wait for VM to arrive …. loving the cards…. and the pretty earrings

    June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • mosaicthinking

    Nice work.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:48 pm Reply
  • Ms Midge

    That is just divine! I wish I had the time and more importantly patience to do “real quilting”. lol

    June 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks, I was pretty happy with how they turned out 🙂 And VM is delicious, almost too nice to cut into!

    June 22, 2012 at 9:36 am Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    What beautiful earrings!!!!

    June 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I know, I’m very spoilt! I’ve been wearing them EVERYWHERE!

      June 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Lucky Butterfly! It’s gorgeous.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • Becky

    I really want a typewriter! My BOM kit turned up today so I hope to pull it out over the weekend *fingers crossed*.

    June 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      $3 at a garage sale! Bargain! I’m BOMing in the holidays 🙂

      June 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • Car

    love, love, love this one! I bags it to sleep under when I come visit 😀

    June 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    Glad to see that someone else makes use of children’s activity time to be creative. I’ve knitted, hand sewed, & crocheted during my boys t-ball training days & even games in the past. Keep it up.

    June 23, 2012 at 11:49 am
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I’m fast becoming the attraction of the mum’s area – what’s in the bag today! Beanie this week, quilt binding last week, crochet before that! It’s a good chance to do something little that doesn’t need too much concentration!

      June 23, 2012 at 11:54 am
  • Car

    Loving your tracks this week! Very old school indeed and brings back memories! Except for the Beiber. Even if it’s Gleek style 😉

    http://carrose-creations.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/saturday-night-bloggers-boogie.html
    I think mine are a little more older school than yours this week. Taking it back 50 years in celebration of a good friends birthday. How good was music in the 60’s???

    June 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm Reply
  • beebeejaybee

    I’m in this week miss dove here http://beebeejaybee.com/2012/06/23/bloggers-boogie/

    must wait a few hours before listening to others

    June 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm Reply
  • ritaazar2

    Very nice! I love knitting but I don’t know how to crochet. But it’s something I really want to learn.

    June 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I love crochet, and it is really easy to get a handle on!

      June 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Love these, Rach! Is hubby still cracking jokes about you being ready for a retirement home while you are crocheting these?

    June 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      He’s reverted to eye rolling. Though no comment since he saw what I was doing with them, so maybe I have won him over by my sheer brilliance and creativity. HA. HA. HA.

      June 25, 2012 at 7:38 am Reply
  • Amy Smyth (@AmyKendall)

    Beautiful! I’m always so in awe of anyone who quilts! I had a try at it and it just wasn’t for me. My little lady (15mo) likes to hang around in my sewing room and sit on my lap to watch me sew, I just love having her around for sewing (mostly!).
    Thanks for linking up to the Crafty Link Up!

    Amy

    June 25, 2012 at 9:18 am Reply
  • Kirsty

    That sounds like fun, I might try to follow along as well, but you know how well I go at keeping promises 🙂

    June 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    Ok, I’m no good at sewing, but I love the end result here!!!

    June 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      It’s super easy, you should give it a go!! It was designed with beginners in mind 🙂

      June 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • Lyndaal

    Oh .this is too cute! And it looks super easy – says she that can’t even hem a pair of pants 😉

    June 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      It really is! And if you get stuck I’m just an email away!!

      June 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    Love it! Definitely going to make some!

    June 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm Reply
  • Trish MLDB

    Such a talent I wish i had this skill.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:52 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Trish! I think you’d be surprised at how easy it is 🙂

      June 27, 2012 at 7:27 am Reply
  • Car

    You have to try Ruth’s cinnamon cookies! delish!

    June 27, 2012 at 8:04 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Oh, exciting! Can’t wait to see what you whip up! We tend to sick to the same old around here too. Banana muffins/bread and choc chip cookies.

    June 27, 2012 at 10:02 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Love it Rach! Can’t wait to make one myself! I see lots of dream cake in my fabric stashes future!

    June 27, 2012 at 10:06 am Reply
  • Rhianna (@aparentinglife)

    I love the mug idea, I bet they make a perfect gift!

    June 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm Reply
  • Car

    Awww, you already twinkle from your head to your toes xxx

    June 30, 2012 at 9:11 am Reply
  • AJ

    I think you are a ‘twinkler’ already too!

    June 30, 2012 at 9:52 am Reply
  • AJ

    Happy Saturday Rachy! Nice selection!

    June 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm Reply
  • Car

    Ooh love Savage Garden – good choices!

    I’ve rediscovering my roots tonight. It’s all country baby over on ye ol’ blog…
    http://carrose-creations.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/saturday-night-bloggers-boogie-country.html

    Though am DEVASTATED I couldn’t find a you-tube vid of Adam Brand’s New England Highway, sorta fitting with my future trip to Tamworth right???

    June 30, 2012 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • Fiona McLeod Gregory

    Lovely just lovely…a great ‘pay it forward’ idea.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:26 am Reply
  • Car

    “like the chicken” sniggers!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    Very cute – I can see why your little one has taken a shine to it!

    July 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm Reply
  • Car

    This is an absolutely beautiful piece! Ive been saving it in my reader to read when I had a quiet moment to spare, sadly that quiet moment appears to be with the mermaids.

    You need to write more xxx

    July 3, 2012 at 7:01 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Naw, you are too kind…and I did think of having flash fiction as this week’s challenge. xx

    July 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm Reply
  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    They are so cute. I love the different fabrics. Rachel x

    July 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Awww, thanks you beautiful girls! xx

    Fiona – very true! Super easy, and inexpensive!

    July 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm Reply
  • Car

    Next weeks challenge… Accepted!
    Told hubby I need the turps, K pipes up yeah daddy we need the turps to paint ‘kay!

    July 3, 2012 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • Ros

    An Echino and corduroy bunny? YES! Love it. Your person on the lounge asking questions sounds very similar to the person on my lounge. I often get incredulous looks too. How can they not understand our creative genius? 😉

    July 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! And yes, you think after a while they’d learn to just wait and see!

      July 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm Reply
  • Becky

    Seriously mean of you to review food without linking the recipe 😉

    July 4, 2012 at 7:26 pm Reply
  • Michelle Ellis

    Awwwww! Dorian’s favourite letter is ‘D’.

    July 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm Reply
  • redinoz

    Yum, I made something similar last week with chopped nuts and honey and frozen berries. Delicious.

    July 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Ooh, sounds yummy! Might have to try that during the challenge!

      July 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm Reply
  • Yvette @ DTlilsquirts

    delicious!!

    July 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      They sure were! It’s amazing how quickly the batch disappeared 😉

      July 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    How good does that look?

    July 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      About half as good as they taste!! My adapted method isn’t quite as pretty as the cook book version, but they taste as good and are super quick with just the perfect amount, so I can live with slightly-less-than-pretty!

      July 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    I probably shouldn’t tell you this but my fave “go to” for occasions like this is to make little parcels of puff pastry and fill them with choc bits and bake. Like a chocolate croissant and dead easy!!!

    July 11, 2012 at 8:31 pm Reply
  • Bron

    Rainbows blue skies and space for kids to run are all good elements to a great weekend. x

    July 16, 2012 at 10:10 am Reply
  • Karen

    woot woot!! Congartulations on going international!! How exciting and vey well deserved 🙂

    July 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • {tinniegirl}

    Great photos.

    July 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm Reply
  • Michelle Reynolds

    Great week, looks like lots of fun.

    July 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm Reply
  • Car

    Soon you will be too famous for us mere minions 😉 I bags the assistant job LOL

    Love the bracelet x

    July 17, 2012 at 7:36 am Reply
  • Car

    Is that an oil I spy??

    Love that holiday destination!

    July 17, 2012 at 7:38 am Reply
  • Roslyn

    Wow that bracelet is gorgeous! x

    July 17, 2012 at 9:01 am Reply
  • Netti

    Its perfect and they just found out its a girl. Its super perfect thank you.

    July 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      So glad! Thanks again, it seriously made my day that you thought enough of it to order TWO xxx

      July 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm Reply
  • Kristy

    Oh in purple one for me?? lol

    July 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I DO owe you a pay-it-forward, you never know your luck!

      July 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm Reply
  • Cassandra

    It’s gorgeous… congrats on the custom orders! Yay!!!

    July 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm Reply
  • mistea

    Love the picture of concentration. That cake looks amazing.

    Your notes remind me I should be studying but I think I need a walk.

    Enjoy the week.

    July 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! Yes, I should go for a run too, but I’m a wee but tired after the party that cake was for!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      July 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • Shaz@Alsha's

    Your cake looks stunning!

    July 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm Reply
  • Cas

    that cake looks too good to eat!!

    July 22, 2012 at 7:43 pm Reply
  • Bron

    Now that is a cake….hope the celebrations were just a good.

    July 23, 2012 at 12:35 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    How cute is Bear asking to do craft. He did a great job!

    Thanks for linking up Rach, sorry it took me so long to visit, the days have just been flying by.

    Amy x

    July 23, 2012 at 9:48 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Ha ha, no worries, I completely understand – I’m ridiculously behind on my commenting too! He adores craft of any type, at the minute he’s determined to make the two little ones a quilt each for their birthdays!

    July 23, 2012 at 9:54 am Reply
  • Kelli - Twist of Citrus

    I think you write very well, it’s a great opening paragraph 🙂

    July 23, 2012 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Angela Goff (@Angela_Goff)

    Lovely writing! There’s a good deal of tension-building in a short space – a nice hook that draws the reader in. Great use of movement, allowing the reader to search for the address, remove the keys, walk up the path with her. Nice atmospheric entrance for the stranger…doesn’t sound like it bodes well for Jemima!

    Well done! So glad you joined the Visual Dare. Thanks for participating!!

    July 23, 2012 at 11:44 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thank you both so much!! It was a heap of fun to write this, I love flash fiction for the chance to explore a bit and play with words!

    July 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm Reply
  • nicole

    ooh look at the fabulous looking cake!

    July 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! It was far from what I envisaged, but the birthday girl loved it, so we’ll call it a win!

      July 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm Reply
  • Paula - Buenos Aires

    I love the point of view, feels like actually looking at your life through your eyes. Way cool.

    July 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Paula! My iPhone is my best friend these days for catching the everyday!

      July 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Awesome cake! I hope you didn’t trigger the smoke alarm with those sparklers the way we did a couple of weeks ago…

    July 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Emma! And no, no smoke alarms were harmed in the consumption of this cake (possibly thought it was fortuitous that we were in the garage!)

      July 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Marion Benfield

    So…my birthday’s in September…hint, hint…

    July 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      He he, I’m sure we could organise something,..I promise to lay off the neon colouring!

      July 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Car

    Well done Miss Dove. I think you’ve managed to capture a desolate scene perfectly, even my heart rate raced at the end when the voice echoed. I think it’s time you called yourself a writer 😉

    July 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Naw, thanks Miss Car! Not sure it feels finished, but 100 words is HARD!

      July 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm Reply
  • Bec Clarke

    It looks amazing, you are so very clever. I bet it went down like a treat.

    July 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Bec, yes, it was quite yummy, I was generous with the ganache 😉

      July 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm Reply
  • Esther

    Looks great, the colours came up so well 🙂

    July 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Kirsty

    Looks fantastic, I love the icing on top 🙂

    July 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm Reply
  • Denise

    “clown cake” is beautiful…..and festive-looking 🙂 mmmmm

    July 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm Reply
  • Ros

    That is one brilliant looking cake!

    July 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    Well I think it looks amazing (and yummy) – well done you!

    July 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • bubblybaker

    I think your cake looks amazing and I am totally digging the “clown on an acid trip drew a sunflower on top” look! I may actually steal that idea… haha 🙂

    July 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm Reply
  • Mike

    A great story.
    I loved the way you built it up so calmly and mysteriously and then hit us with – ‘She gasped in shock as she heard the deep voice echo around her. “I knew you’d come, Jemima”.’ Left me thinking this was not an encounter she was expecting or wanting.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:49 am Reply
  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    What a gorgeous cake!! You are so clever. Rachel x

    July 25, 2012 at 6:05 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks Mike! Yes, very unexpected for her. I can see two paths forward, so I’m hoping to spend some more time with Jemima and expand out her story a bit, see where it takes me!

    July 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks girls!

    July 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm Reply
  • Rosie Smith-Nazilli (@MrsNazilli)

    That cries out to be something longer..xx

    July 25, 2012 at 6:42 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    That looks awesome! I made a rainbow cake for my daughters 6th birthday but used Chocolate icing on top and it was soooo good!
    Happy birthday to the lovely mystery lady.

    July 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • sjp

    loved the imagery of the dust and the light

    July 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • Esther

    I’ve always wondered how to make these waterproof and washable… how did I never think of PUL, hopefully I’ll have some scraps left over once I’ve backed my picnic quilt!

    July 26, 2012 at 9:09 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    I laughed out loud when I read your post of facebook about it being a clown on an acid trip cake.

    You did a great job, Rach! It’s gorgeous.

    July 26, 2012 at 9:18 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Great job! You are a women of many talents 🙂

    x

    July 26, 2012 at 9:20 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    I’d offer to send you some, but there is more than one reason the insides are different colours 😉 x

    July 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm Reply
  • Becky

    We made these a few weeks ago and they are awesome and great because they are so quick. We constantly stir the mixture as we fill the patty pans which does help.

    July 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    I wondered what you were up too. Great job!

    We have the same storage issues here and no idea how I will fix them.

    July 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! And top tip – cubes and tubs, Amy! And not expecting perfect. As long as I can see carpet, I’m happy!

      July 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm Reply
  • kylie

    Excellent! Looks brilliant. Although with that description of the toy room (black board, cube shelves…) I want pics of that too!

    July 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      As soon as I have the rack and the canvases mounted I’ll do a virtual tour for you – maybe one day next week?

      July 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Great choices there, Rach! I’m trying to figure out how the Gambler fits in there though 😛

    I am trying to right my post now, not sure what I will end up choosing though.

    July 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    I’m impressed with your DIY skills!

    July 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Why thank you! Truth be told, I am too! The handyman of the house is seeing all the faults, I’m just chuffed I did it all by myself!

      July 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm Reply
  • Michelle Reynolds

    Interesting week, been freezing over here in Perth.

    July 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm Reply
  • nicole

    what a fabulous looking week! and pretty jealous of that sunshine, my feet are currently iceblocks!

    July 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      It didn’t last long, we are pretty ice blockish again now too!

      July 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • Car

    Impressed! I have similar issues with toyroom and craft room – no matter what I do I cant get the toyroom sorted 🙁 would love to see wardrobe containers on said virtual tour – I might be needing an ikea trip in my very near future!!!

    July 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm Reply
  • Cas

    oh where did you find that sunshine!! im sooooo jealous….

    July 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm Reply
  • Car

    Singlet in winter… Even on the hottest day up here you will find me in a light cardi or LS top 😉 frog that I am!!!
    looks like a productive week 🙂

    July 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Soft Queenslander! It was seriously that hot, but then, our sundeck is an awesome little heat trap.

      July 31, 2012 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Car

    I like how you’ve taken this a dream sequence, awesome ending!

    July 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm Reply
  • Car

    PS I loved your entry for this week. Very interesting take on it – you are very good at thinking outside the box! Mine wasn’t the best piece but I like how these are stretching the imagination – I’m usually quite stuck but this is making me think silly things like what is that thing on the bow called 😉 at weird times too!

    July 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Translation :: Miss Dove, you are one twisted sister! He he, toddling off for a read of yours now.

      July 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm Reply
  • Cassandra

    Awesome work! I need to start thinking storage ideas too.

    July 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm Reply
  • @workingwomenaus

    Oh I’m a massive Turkish delight fan (so is Mr3). Once I’m finished on this low carb business (grrrr) I’ll give this a go.

    July 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Yeah, I don’t think this will fit in a low-carb program. Or low-fat, low-sugar, or low-anything really. High in decadence though!

      July 31, 2012 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • happylan

    Oh I agree! A stroke of genius!

    July 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm Reply
  • yvettebowyer

    what an interesting combination!!! I like the peppermint blocks.. wonder if that would work well…

    July 31, 2012 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • janehallisey

    Oh you have my heart.. Turkish delight is my all time fave flavour.. so Ill be racing to the shops to buy a block and making this tomorrow… Might have to keep 5 squares to taste test on the way – ingenious recipe! ; )

    July 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm Reply
  • lyndal

    definitely winning…. and bonus points as there is no gluten in it so i don’t have to modify to make! YES!

    July 31, 2012 at 8:07 pm Reply
  • Angela Goff (@Angela_Goff)

    Woo!! Got my attention with this wonderfully crafted hook! I like how the MC is restless, always wandering, searches for rootedness – and then the “above” idea comes in the end with a bang, not just with the balloon, but with the 3rd person. Paul’s introduction makes me wonder, too, if it is a real person in the basket, or if Paul is visible only to Lauren.

    Loved this! Thanks so much for taking up the Visual Dare!!

    August 1, 2012 at 4:46 am Reply
  • Jo-Anne Teal (@jtvancouver)

    I agree, as I usually do, with Angela. :)) Nicely done, and I like the surprise appearance of a third person in the balloon!

    August 1, 2012 at 9:19 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks ladies! I’m hoping to expand on this flash during Camp NaNoWriMo.

    August 1, 2012 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Love it! Looks 200% better than my childrens toy area at the moment. And I really really want to get the kids a Calamity Bolt horse! They are just so gorgeous.

    x

    August 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm Reply
  • Trish MLDB

    What a fun play space. Looks amazing.
    Thanks for linking up

    August 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm Reply
  • yvettebowyer

    wow thats a great idea!! We have an ikea 4×2 shelf in our daughters room/cupbard – using up space that was being wasted – now got all her books and special nick/nacks in

    August 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks everyone! It’s been a BIG effort to get to this stage! @Yvette – I wanted an IKEA one, but our nearest IKEA is 5 hours away, so saving my sanity won out over pretty IKEA goodness!

    August 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm Reply
  • Jill Frank

    ummm, apparently I am missing something. I have NO idea what Turkish delight is… Please enlighten.

    August 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm Reply
  • afteroldjoe

    Don’t worry. You write better than a lot of people who call themselves writers.

    August 2, 2012 at 9:58 am Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Definitely a stroke of genius there, Rach!

    August 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    Turkish delight is Boatmans favourite and I know he would love this! I see a special date night recipe coming up!

    August 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm Reply
  • Angela Goff (@Angela_Goff)

    Ahhhhhh so bittersweet and lovely. A breakup flashing gently back to an unpretentious beginning…..love it. Nicely done!! Thanks for participating!!

    August 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Angela! I’m not thrilled with the structure, it feels a bit confused, but it was a good exercise to work on developing these characters!

      August 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm Reply
  • mydearbakes

    Gosh, this looks marvellous ! I’m so loving it! =D

    August 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • Car

    Ok I swear I already commented on this piece… Love it and look forward to reading the backstory of these pair!

    August 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm Reply
  • Car

    I see toyroom floor, sadly thats one thing I havent seen in ours for a long time! Thanks for sharing, it looks AWESOME!

    August 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • Car

    Aaaahhhh!!! what happened next… How many days till next installment 😉

    August 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      You KNOW what happened next, goose! They met again in a hot air balloon!

      August 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm Reply
  • AJ

    I’ve blogged mine Rachy!

    August 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm Reply
  • Natasha Inoz

    This is fabulous! You are so clever!

    I just shared this great project on Pinterest and tweeted about it too.

    Best wishes and happy Sunday.
    Natasha in Oz

    August 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm Reply
  • Shaz@Alsha's

    Lots of lovely colour! Hope you are feeling better

    August 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm Reply
  • shellsinthebush

    Interesting week.

    August 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm Reply
  • nicole

    hope you’re feeling less germy soon!
    xo

    August 6, 2012 at 8:03 am Reply
  • Andrea

    I so relate to the last picture – struggling with the same thing right now.

    August 6, 2012 at 8:54 am Reply
  • Bec Clarke

    It’s gorgeous

    August 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • jtsuruoka

    What a nice slice of life story you’ve got going here… Excellent.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks so much! A little slice from my current WIP.

      August 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm Reply
  • K@DragonflyMumma

    Awesome very clever and creative 🙂

    August 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm Reply
  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    Gorgeous photos!! Rachel x

    August 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm Reply
  • BossyMummy

    That is too cute! Great idea

    August 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      It was really quite simple – I don’t know why I put it off for so long 🙂

      August 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm Reply
  • Knowledgable Kid

    i like what you’ve done

    August 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm Reply
  • aparentinglife

    That is amazingly awesome, well done you

    August 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm Reply
  • Jo-Anne Teal (@jtvancouver)

    This is so lovely. I really enjoyed reading this. The whole feel and tone went beautifully with the photo and I really felt pulled into the story. I agree with Jeff. A nice slice of life story – excellent!

    August 8, 2012 at 9:47 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Jo-Anne! And looking at this weeks Visual Dare, it seems there’ll be another L&P story sooner rather than later!

      August 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    I have just made bailey a crocodile costume which was quite similar in design, and definitely in complexity!
    This looks perfect!

    August 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm Reply
  • B

    Oh how cute! What a lovely gift! You must also have a lovely friend. Have fun with that!

    August 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I plan to! And yes, I guess she’s a bit of alright!

      August 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • Annaleis @ Teapots and Tractors

    I’d love a gift like that!

    August 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm Reply
  • Mum of Adult Kids

    Umm… what exactly is it? *slaps forehead*

    August 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm Reply
  • Car

    You are more than welcome… And yes, yes I am a bit alright :p and a little crazy *mwah*

    August 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm Reply
  • tam65Tamara

    What a great gift. I love it.

    August 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks!! He is thrilled, and I’m happy because he can put it on and off himself!

      August 9, 2012 at 6:57 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I do too! Thanks for stopping by!

      August 9, 2012 at 6:58 am Reply
  • Becky from BeckyandJames.com

    What a gorgeous gift!

    August 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm Reply
  • Grace

    Oh, wow! That looks so awesome! And your gorgeous boy looks very happy with the outcome too 🙂

    August 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm Reply
  • Angela Goff (@Angela_Goff)

    Ah! Nice lead-in! Obviously a history with this Paul fellow. Nice use, too, of motion in cascading arrangement — the mad bustle of the first sentence, the slowing motion of the second, small directed action of the third, then internal, then writing. It all tapers toward those last two focal words so well. Great job!

    August 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks Angela! I’m working on a bigger version of L&P for Camp NaNoWriMo, and just when I was feeling a bit lost, this dare was just what I needed to convince me not to trash it completely!

    August 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm Reply
  • Writer Group

    That was another fantastic post today. Thanks so much for sharing.

    August 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm Reply
  • Trish MLDB

    It’s a gorgeous little gift – have a lovely weekend.

    August 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • Trish MLDB

    My boys are exactly the same – so untidy and mess machines .I love the idea of jammie bags too

    August 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm Reply
  • Mike

    Wow. A wonderful story.
    I loved the way your story flowed with the hustle and bustle and then the dumping of the heavy pack indicating she was slowing down. Then as she settled down time to ponder – should she, shouldn’t she. I wonder if Pau ever got that card.
    Thanks for a great read.

    August 11, 2012 at 2:42 am Reply
  • ann

    this is an awesome idea and i will playalong next week for sure!!

    August 11, 2012 at 9:56 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Yay! Hope to see you then, or even this weekend if you manage to squeeze it in!

      August 11, 2012 at 9:57 am Reply
  • ann

    linking up now!!

    August 11, 2012 at 10:43 am Reply
  • ann

    http://helpstuck.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/bloggers-boogey-what-i-downloaded-off.html
    i have to leave my link here as if I do not get off the computer and get to the shops there will be issues!! Thanks again for the link!!

    August 11, 2012 at 10:46 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      no worries, I can go in and add it to the linky. Thanks for joining in, I’ll go check out your links now!

      August 11, 2012 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Lisa

    This is so clever! I wish I was as creative as you!

    August 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm Reply
  • Mama Stylista

    What a great idea! My bub is only 8 months so I’ve got all those joys to come.

    August 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! Yep, all the things to look forward too!

      August 13, 2012 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Michelle Reynolds

    Interesting week full of great pics.

    August 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • lorimoonstudio

    I love your photos. So inviting. Thanks for sharing your week.

    August 12, 2012 at 10:31 pm Reply
  • Laureny

    Jammie bags – a great idea! One thing that won’t just get tossed onto the floor!

    August 13, 2012 at 11:01 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Well, you’d think so, wouldn’t you? 😉

      August 13, 2012 at 11:16 am Reply
  • Car

    WHAT DID SHE SAY??? WHAT DID SHE SAY??? (totally meant to write that twice, incase you think I am losing it, which I could be 😉
    You are hooking me in with this story – the snippets are KILLING me.

    August 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm Reply
  • Car

    Awww Love Heath in 10 things I hate about you!

    Remind me and I’ll try and schedule a boogie for Saturday night 😉

    August 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm Reply
  • Car

    Well it’s obvious they are MEANT to be TOGETHER!!!
    Your writing is getting better Miss Dove! Don’t forget me when your rich and famous ‘kay?

    August 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Car

    and by ‘getting better’ I mean improving in leaps and bounds 😉

    August 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Aww, thanks chicky!

    August 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm Reply
  • Andrea

    The sign of a tasty cake – an empty plate!

    August 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • jtsuruoka

    You’ve got the visuals down. The imagery is strong and clear and you make it easy to slip into your character’s skin.

    August 14, 2012 at 7:36 am Reply
  • AJ

    Just beautiful Rachy! And for a very good cause! So glad to hear your mum is doing well.

    August 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks AJ! Yes, we were blessed that they great team at the Wesley were on top of things and the treatment was swift and successful.

      August 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm Reply
  • Julie-Ann

    Lovely fabrics – I particularly like the pink butterflies on the spotty grey. How scary for your mum. There must be some ideas for boyish fabrics bouncing around your head??

    August 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Julie-Ann! There are boys designs in mind, hours in the day and all that!

      August 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm Reply
  • Sandra

    If only it were that easy to forget someone… putting the phone face down. Nice one.

    August 14, 2012 at 8:16 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Sandra, this scene ties in with my previous L&P snippet, with the increasing distance between them.

      August 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm Reply
  • yvettebowyer

    gorgeous fabrics!!!! can not wait to get my sewing machine so i can buy gorgeous fabrics!

    August 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    You designed these? How clever are you!
    I’ll definitely be ordering some,once I decide what to make with them 🙂

    August 14, 2012 at 10:01 pm Reply
  • Lillie McFerrin

    Ah, this is so well done! Hope she writes the letter 🙂

    August 15, 2012 at 11:19 am Reply
  • happylan

    I am loving orange right now.

    August 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm Reply
  • AJ

    Are you standing on your cutting mat….on the table?

    August 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Yes. And yes. It was bench Monday. I needed something sufficiently bench-like. (true, it does make more sense in the context of my other blog…)

      August 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm Reply
  • Amy (@MahliMoo)

    These a beautiful Rach! I will be ordering some from you soon!

    A x

    August 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • tam65

    great photo I love the orange and purple

    August 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm Reply
  • Trish MLDB

    I love the polka dots.
    Thanks for linking up.

    August 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm Reply
  • Bron

    Great kids church programme …I have used that too…looks like how I spend some of my weekend too. Happy week to you. x

    August 16, 2012 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • Amy (@MahliMoo)

    Love the fabric! And the purple shoes!!

    August 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm Reply
  • Amy (@MahliMoo)

    Have fun Rach! Some great tunes you shared tonight!

    I linked up and shared our wedding songs. I have been trying to remember them for weeks! I think I got them all right

    August 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Had an awesome IRL boogie! My wedding edition is coming soon, love yours!

      August 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm Reply
  • Rhiannon

    These are absolutely stunning!!! I love them ALL…as I was looking at them too many projects were popping into my head of wonderful things they would make. Great job!!!
    Rhiannon at Being Mom{me}

    August 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm Reply
  • Car

    Beautiful pics of an awesome weekend… Except the karma – didnt like that one iota! Mind my flight back was filled with awesome – awesome take off, awesome weather, awesome pilot and awesome landing. Then I lost my car 😉

    August 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm Reply
  • {tinniegirl}

    How great is the pram zone!

    August 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm Reply
  • OnePerfectDay

    Sounds like fun!
    Love that crochet (blanket?). The coloures are wonderful!

    August 23, 2012 at 4:17 am Reply
  • skalabara

    Really great hues of orange, good luck with piecing!!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:13 am Reply
  • Crave Cute

    Of course I love Prince! Since he’s a native Minnesotan, I have to stick with him! The Purple One is still Awesome! Great tunes!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:56 am Reply
  • Meg

    I LOVE this. Any plan to throw in like…. one blue patch? 😀 xox

    August 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Love the colour! I am sure Boy2 will love it.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Amy, he’s very excited… Though Bear is already requesting one in green!

      August 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm Reply
  • Car

    HighSchool… I remember the violet femmes being played at every disco – my bestie (at the time) and I went off with that song. Much to everyone’s amusement!
    Would you still love me if I admitted to a patch of The Doors??? In my defence I was hanging with a dubious crew, lovely people – but I was young and stupid.
    Then there was the dance stuff… so much dance!

    August 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Car

    Still jealous over those shoes… mine still haven’t grown yet ~ I live in hope xxx

    August 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Oh no 🙁 grow shoes, grow!!

      August 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm Reply
      • Car

        I thought you’d be saying Don’t Grow!!! They will be winging your way if they don’t behave themselves and start growing!!! 😉

        August 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm Reply
  • Serena

    Lovely pics….love those shoes! I’m currently working on a ripple design blanket too. 🙂

    August 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I’m loving the shoes too! Off to stalk your blog in search off ripple photos!

      August 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm Reply
  • Bron

    Great pics! I love the orange fabrics =)

    August 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm Reply
  • Mel

    thats so cute, I have 5 kids and because of the age difference there have been very few hand me downs. Those came out so pretty. Nursing home doesn’t sound so bad, someone to cook for you while you craft all day 😛

    August 27, 2012 at 11:46 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks Mel! It doesn’t sound too bad at all really, does it?

    August 27, 2012 at 11:49 am Reply
  • Karen

    Wow!! this is such a wonderfully amazing idea……I want a pair for me!!! Love the photos too 🙂

    August 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm Reply
  • Janette

    Great idea! Looks gorgeous!

    August 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm Reply
  • Alyce {Blossom Heart Quilts}

    Aw, so cute!! What a fabulous idea!

    August 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm Reply
  • Carmel

    That’s really cute 🙂 I appliquéd over the knees of a pair of Noah’s old jeans for Amélie.

    August 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm Reply
  • Paula - Buenos Aires

    Fun fabrics, cute knitting and awesome shoes!

    August 28, 2012 at 3:21 am Reply
  • Karen

    Your “just a little bits” have some gorgeous colour combos Rachel. Some times it is nice to accept that we can only do what we can do <3

    August 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    Your little bits add up to quite a bit, Rachel! I haven’t had much time my Jan the Janome lately, litte bit here and there. I would love to be able to have some portable crafts available to my but my left hand has a mind of its own and cramps within five seconds of knitting or crochet!

    August 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks girls! I’ve resigned myself to having no large progress posts anytime soon, but as long as I can squeeze in something here or there, I’m happy!

    August 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks girls! She’s pretty chuffed, and I don’t need to buy new jeans, so counts as a win for me!

    August 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks for stopping by!

    August 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Cool, hey?

    August 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    I’ve been adding a bit to the blankie I’m crocheting … and I wrote two blog posts this week … does that count?!

    August 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      It’s something! And something is better than nothing. 🙂

      August 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm Reply
  • Meg

    All those little bits add up in the end though, no? xox

    August 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      That they do! And its enough. In time, life will slow, I will start breathing again, and the creating will fit again.

      August 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm Reply
  • Bec Clarke

    Oh that’s beautiful well done.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm Reply
  • rockmelon

    i love it!

    August 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks!

    August 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm Reply
  • Angela Goff (@Angela_Goff)

    Ah. So lovely and peaceful. A deep breath after a long road. Beautiful work. 🙂

    August 31, 2012 at 1:04 am Reply
  • Car

    beautiful work xxx

    August 31, 2012 at 10:44 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Dude, you can’t just copy what Angela said. And you call yourself a writer… 😉 thanks gorgeous xx

      August 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm Reply
  • Car

    Yeah about that mixed media challenge… I need an extension :p

    August 31, 2012 at 6:40 pm Reply
  • ann

    I love your 5 songs. Thanks for getting Hey Baby stuck in my head!!

    September 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      It’s catchy, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by and joining the boogie!

      September 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm Reply
  • Annaleis Topham

    LOVE the orange!

    September 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm Reply
  • Miss Michka

    Happy Anniversary!!

    September 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm Reply
  • iheartsunnydays

    Loving your crochet. I tried once but just can’t seem to get the hang of it 🙂

    September 2, 2012 at 11:36 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! I taught myself using the Patons Learn to Crochet book, I love it!

      September 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm Reply
  • Jo-Anne Teal (@jtvancouver)

    Your use of language was well aligned with the scene of cascading clear water. It was lovely, Angela is right. Lovely and gentle…I really enjoyed this!

    September 2, 2012 at 11:39 am Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    Gorgeous papers for your card making. It’s been so long since I did anything like that. Between quilting and blogging there is not a lot of spare time!

    September 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm Reply
  • Tina Gray (@tinagraydotme)

    Your crochet is pretty 🙂 Thanks for joining up x

    September 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm Reply
  • Cas

    love a good ripple blanket 🙂

    September 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Best part is it’s long enough to drape over my toes now while I’m ripping! Can’t wait to snuggle under the finished blanket!

      September 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm Reply
  • Amy (@MahliMoo)

    And I can see why you are pleased with the result! They are just gorgeous!

    September must be a busy month in your house!!

    Thanks for linking up, Rach!

    September 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Amy! And yep, from here on in, the next six weeks are INSANE!

      September 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm Reply
  • Serena

    Lovely ripple! Great pics…cute sketch!

    September 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm Reply
  • anne

    It looks like you had a great week, to me! The crochet at the top looks delicious (makes me want to start another blanket, though I have two in the works right now). And I love your little sketch of the happy springy flower.

    September 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Is there such thing as too many crochet blankets? I think I need to swing by your blog and check out some photos!

      September 3, 2012 at 6:37 am Reply
  • Lillie McFerrin (@LillieMcFerrin)

    What a lovely piece!!

    September 3, 2012 at 4:23 am Reply
  • Marion

    What cool new project???

    September 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Kelli - Twist of Citrus

    What a cute idea! I’m always a bit loathe to throw cash into an envelope too, I’ll have to get more creative next time.

    September 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks, I think I need to go stock up on these little bottles!

      September 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm Reply
  • Shaz@Alsha's

    I somply love your crochet zig zag blanket – they are so great!

    September 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks!! Hopefully I’ll go close to getting it done in the next week or two!

      September 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm Reply
  • Car

    I just saw the post and remembered I was supposed to link up LOL! Lucky my wing-woman is right there backing me up 😉
    You are the Thelma to my louise 🙂

    September 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      It’s all fun and games until someone drives off a cliff 😉

      September 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm Reply
  • Car

    Pretty stamps and papers!

    September 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks lovely! They are my favorites too, came in a Lime Tart kit, I really need to track down the designer and get some new ones!

      September 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm Reply
  • Car

    no, no cliff diving 😉 Im scared of heights!!!

    September 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm Reply
  • {tinniegirl}

    The crochet is beautiful. Looks like a creative week to me.

    September 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! Lots of little bits squeezed in when I could!

      September 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm Reply
  • Miss Michka

    Aww so sweet! Lovely gift idea!

    September 4, 2012 at 10:54 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks, just money seemed a bit impersonal for daddy for fathers day!

      September 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm Reply
  • Kristy

    Im doing the 20 day challenge to lol and so is mum lol!!

    September 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I did day two and three today after a crazy day yesterday, and I’m knackered!

      September 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm Reply
  • Car

    great list – at least you have some smaller items on yours!!! Mine is all BIG stuff now 🙂

    September 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • Bron

    AHHhh feet up always a good thing to be doing. Have a great week.
    x

    September 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm Reply
  • Karen

    mmmmmm looks great, glad to hear that it was 9.5/10 for taste 🙂

    September 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • Laureny

    Little bits and pieces – I can so relate at the moment, my crafting/sewing life is in limbo while I’m doing the musical and my sewing machine is sick- it feels weird to not complete anything!

    September 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      But being in a musical is still being creative!

      September 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm Reply
  • ann

    love them all!!

    September 9, 2012 at 5:45 pm Reply
  • Car

    hey are those new?? Bahahahahahahaha, busted indeed!
    PS I wont disown you… see blogpost for today, asking for extension 😉

    September 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm Reply
  • MegansBeadedDesigns

    If only there was a way to slow time down… I’m with you there!

    This bracelet turned out lovely though, I really like how you’ve used multiple jump ring to join the links together. Very classy.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:31 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Hi Megan, thanks for your kind words, and stopping by! I really enjoyed this little project, I think I need to explore chaining a bit more, it makes for a lovely effect!

    September 11, 2012 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Tamar

    Awesome your list is perfect- I too have one eye on the 20 day challenge and there is a couple of things Im doing from that too 🙂
    Tamar xx

    September 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • Jo-Anne Teal (@jtvancouver)

    Such fun! Really enjoyed this :))

    September 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    Your leg reaches… You been yoga’ing again?

    Great little piece, made me giggle with the visual 😉

    September 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • ann

    good luck!!

    September 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    Um so remind me not to fly LWD in the near future. Perhaps butterfly was mixed up and thought she was to pin the plane on the plane (love the canvas BTW!!!)

    September 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm Reply
  • Marion

    You’re a brave woman, Rach. Hope your big day is awesome!

    September 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm Reply
  • beebeejaybee

    I’ll be linking up from 12:22

    September 15, 2012 at 11:42 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      12:22?

      September 15, 2012 at 11:43 am Reply
      • beebeejaybee

        yeah it just worked out that way, I was setting it up at 10:22 so being my lazy self just changed one number

        September 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm Reply
        • LittleWhiteDove

          Slacker 😉 be over in a bit to check out your choices this week xx

          September 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    Count me in… boogie-ing by my lonesome up here tonight. Should have broken into the beer 😉

    http://carrose-creations.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/saturday-night-bloggers-boogie-shades.html

    September 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Shades? Oh man, do I dare? Nothing says drunk and alone on a Saturday night like dodgy music videos 😉

      September 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm Reply
  • Alissa

    Im playing too!

    September 15, 2012 at 9:23 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Coolios, will use it as my work soundtrack tonight, hope you’ve picked some good ones!

      September 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm Reply
  • ann

    http://helpstuck.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/bloggers-boogey-1977-happy-birthday-hoth.html
    Happy birthday to your baby!! I love the song you chose!! Thanks for the link up!!

    September 16, 2012 at 7:42 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! Will pop round and visit your blog tonight for some music as I work!

      September 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    Oh look at all your craftiness! Some gorgeous fabric there. What are you making?

    September 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      The first lot of fabric is for a skirt for me, and the orange fabric is for a quilt for my littler boy 🙂

      September 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    Great busy week there! did you follow a pattern for your skirt?

    September 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Nope. Just winging it based on the tillytom twirly skirt.

      September 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm Reply
  • Tina Gray (@tinagraydotme)

    Beautiful! Thanks for blog hopping with me 🙂

    September 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • thetruthaboutmummy

    Wow – instagrams looks awesome that big 🙂

    September 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm Reply
  • Serena

    Lovely pics! It looks like you’ve had quite a crafty week. 🙂

    September 17, 2012 at 6:21 am Reply
  • Yvette @ DTlilsquirts

    ooooh happy birthday lil man! love the cake!!!

    #teamIBOT!

    September 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! Took a while, but it was worth it in the end!

      September 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Salz Dummy Spit

    What a cool cake well done. I always do combined parties for my older two they are only 13mths apart. I have always made two cakes though. Mainly because we have a big family lol.

    September 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Their birthdays are really close, so I’ll do it as long as I can get away with. They get a cake on the day each, and one at the party – I fluked Bear’s birthday and party day on the same day this year!

      September 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm Reply
  • BossyMummy

    Great cake – love Buddy eating through the side – combines perfectly for me 🙂 Happy birthday to them both!

    Hello from #teamIBOT!

    September 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm Reply
  • Kyla

    what a great cake, happy birthday to your little men

    September 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • iheartsunnydays

    Looks like you had a very productive week! Love the little bluebird bracelet 🙂

    September 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm Reply
  • Zanni Arnot

    I’m dreading the day I have to send my child to school, to share her with the world! Gorgeous cake, well done you. And happy birthday to your boy. He sounds like an angel. x

    September 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      He is pretty special, and I do miss him terribly, but only three days and it’s holidays and I can pretend for two weeks I only have to share him with his brother and sister, and not the outside world.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    That is an awesome cake!
    There is something about turning 6 that makes them seem so much older. 🙁

    September 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Suddenly overnight, he’s turned from small boy to big boy 🙁

      September 19, 2012 at 6:19 am Reply
  • ann

    Love it!!

    September 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm Reply
  • beebeejaybee

    happy birthday Bear

    September 19, 2012 at 5:47 am Reply
  • Bron

    Lots of fabulous creativity there…I am intrigued with your dinosaur buying??? I have been doing some similar purchasing for a project going on for us at the moment. x

    September 19, 2012 at 9:57 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I cleared out Big W’s dinosaur stock for party bags for the hoard that descended on Saturday 🙂

      September 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm Reply
  • beebeejaybee

    mmmmm chocolate pretzels, almost in line with cheesecake

    September 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      So you’ll love me super dooper forever if I bring both chocolate pretzels and custard cheesecake chocolates to camp?

      September 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm Reply
  • Alissa

    Best food ever! Will have to try and make my own too.

    September 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    So shes a party girl and hes boring water boy? I like water bringers… Especially in the morning, with a straw 😉

    September 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      He’s being a gentleman! It would make more sense with the rest of the scene. #mustwritenow

      September 21, 2012 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Amy (@MahliMoo)

    The Copics! They look fab.

    Happy crafting, Rach x

    September 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm Reply
  • Esther

    I would probably draw a little first, maybe use the copics to colour in your zentange (yeah, I know that’s not the point) and you could try colouring some of your felting fluff before felting it… or maybe you could just go and bake a cake?

    September 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I’m seeing an overwhelming Copic theme in your suggestions…

      September 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm Reply
  • Car

    Welcome to the darkside… Feels weird to actually be in front of the trend 😉

    September 21, 2012 at 6:57 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I’m planning on kicking off the bobbin lacework trend, consider yourself warned 😉

      September 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm Reply
  • Carmel

    I like the idea of the Norden, however, there does not seem to be any indication of height? I am assuming that it is of table height? Personally, I would prefer something more bench height for cutting out in my sewing space. Whilst the extra cutting space is better than what you already have, I think $300 is a bit much to pay for something that is less than ideal. Also, if you put wheels on the bottom of it, wouldn’t the bits that you fold out to support the leaves of the table then be too short? Did your dad make your cupboard? Maybe you could get him to make you a cutting table too? I am sure he could make something pretty nice with $300…

    September 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      THANK YOU! That’s perfect feedback. Even if it isn’t want I wanted to hear. No height given on the Norden, but it would be dining table height. And I went back and checked, and yes, you are right, the leaves are supported to the ground, ruling out castors. Oh daddy-o…

      September 23, 2012 at 6:46 am Reply
  • Tina Gray

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for linking up x

    September 23, 2012 at 9:10 am Reply
  • Catherine Rodie Blagg (Cup of Tea and a Blog)

    Love the dino cake! very clever x

    September 23, 2012 at 10:07 am Reply
  • Grace

    Smarties!!! Yum! Left overs from the dinosaur cake? 🙂
    Popping by from Tina’s blog hop!

    September 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm Reply
  • Carmel

    Yeah, I didn’t think yo would be very happy about that. What about something like this? http://www.horn.com.au/details.php?prodId=106&category=1&secondary=&keywords=
    It is a similar size (about 15cm wider) and is height adjustable too, so you can use it for quilting if you need as well. I’m not sure how much they are though…

    September 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm Reply
  • Carmel

    With it being height adjustable, your hubby might be able to share it with you too?

    September 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Might do a hunt for prices, thanks for the link x

      September 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm Reply
  • Shaz@Alshas

    Interesting Snippets!

    September 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm Reply
  • Salz Dummy Spit

    Nice cake. Are you planting something?

    September 23, 2012 at 7:54 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks! Yes, getting some pretty flowers into the cottage garden for spring, it’s looking so bright and cheery now!

      September 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • Serena

    Nice assortment of pics…the cake looks delicious!

    September 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      It sure was! It’s an orange cake, made with a heap of orange juice, so even today it is beautifully moist mmmm caaaakkkee…..

      September 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm Reply
  • Esther

    Fab, Macbeth is great, I think he and Cerise will get one well. The girls have been building a cardboard box city that I think she will enjoy too. Have fun with your ‘textas’. xxx

    September 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Sounds like Cerise is having a grand old time!

      September 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • Amy (@MahliMoo)

    Shouldn’t he be a doosh hoond, with the exaggeration on the o’s. That’s how my grandparents would say it.

    As I said last week your Copics look like fun x

    September 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      I’ve been calling him a doosh-hund, which I guess is kind of similar. You may have to forgive our poor Scottish accent, we may or may not have been FBUI when the doosh-hund emerged…

      September 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm Reply
  • ~ Car ~

    Ooh pretty textas! I STILL Havent played with my newbies yet!!!

    And for the record… You forgot the dash!!! remember its doosh-hound! and Its funny I managed to remember this after all that beer LOL!!!

    September 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      *snigger* forgetting the dash in the Dachshund *snort*

      September 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm Reply
  • The Aussie Hausfrau

    Great pics! The cake looks yummy!!

    Visiting from the Blog Hop! 🙂

    September 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • Trent Lewin

    Oh very nice. I like the photo but like the writing more.

    September 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Trent! It’s a very intriguing image, isn’t it? I love seeing what Angela finds in her travels to spark off a new adventure in words.

      September 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • Jane @ Me 'N my Monkeys

    Great shots!
    That last pic is certainly an interesting one. 🙂

    September 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Ha ha, had a few comments on that! It’s needle felting.

      September 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • Bron

    OOOh some similar things in our house too…lego, gardens and eating cake from bunny plates…have a lovely week. x

    September 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm Reply
  • Laura Jamez (@LEJamez)

    Ok this is creepy, love it!

    September 25, 2012 at 12:08 am Reply
  • Mumabulous

    Ha – love your choice of literature. Hope you enjoyed your morning.
    Love Mumabulous

    September 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      It has been a delightful kind of day, even if I have to keep putting my book down every half a page or so! Lucky I’ve read it once or twice before 😉

      September 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm Reply
  • Jo-Anne Teal

    this feels like it is part of a larger piece. When I was reading it, I could tell that the scene is crystal clear in your mind. Mysterious and really set the mood well :)))

    September 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks JoAnn. It was really hard to cull down, as you say, the image in my mind is so clear, I kept wanting add more, which is the polar opposite of what flash fiction is about! I’m glad it works though, thanks for your kind words!

      September 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm Reply
      • Jo-Anne Teal

        These flash challenges are wonderful for practicing concentration of story elements. I have a terrible habit of wanting to race to the conclusion of a story but it doesn’t make for very interesting reading! Finally dawned on me I should add in some “pictures” to help the reader see what I saw so clearly in my head. You do that wonderfully already! You are 20 steps ahead! Always enjoy reading your pieces. :))

        September 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • K@DragonflyMumma

    I know exactly how that feels haha sometimes you just can’t be bothered and sometimes you just need to do that! 😉 p.s that looks like a huge coffee…
    -IBOT

    September 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      A trick of the camera, it’s much closer than the rest of the item in the shot. But sometimes a huge coffee would be nice!

      September 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm Reply
  • Esther

    outstanding book choice… time to enjoy the little thing in life is important.

    September 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm Reply
  • Angela Goff (@Angela_Goff)

    Oooooo this feels like a fairy tale waiting to happen. Love this!! Such a feel of pull, almost of destiny, bringing him to this place at such a time….! Wonder what happens next? 😀

    September 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Argh! And comments like that tempt me into new WIPs when I don’t have time the WIP I have! Though a 1000 short isn’t really a WIP, is it? *opens Word*

      September 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • Babbling Bandit (@BabblingBandit)

    Great pics! I’d love some of that cake right now. It’s four days since I’ve had anything naughty and I’m craving sugar and that cake looks delicious!

    September 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Stay strong! The cake is rubbish, promise. I’ll force myself to eat the rest of it so you aren’t tempted 😉

      September 26, 2012 at 6:50 am Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    I am with you on that! Let’s all be that blogger! 🙂

    September 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm Reply
  • Rae

    Loving MacBeth, even blind he has character!

    September 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm Reply
  • Carmel

    Tee-hee. I saw the picture and wondered how you could get them to do that without running off into other rooms of the house.

    September 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Normally they are so engrossed they are happy to stay on the paper until I herd them into the bathroom, but Butterfly slipped over and wouldn’t join in after that!

      September 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm Reply
  • Angela Goff (@Angela_Goff)

    Oooo….you must post the rest of the scene when you write it!! Apologies for not replying till now — not sure how but I did not see your entry until just this evening!! As always – a well-written scene! Love it!

    September 28, 2012 at 11:08 am Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      No apology necessary! Thanks for your kind words – first half of the scene is written, just need the bridge to this part, might aim for next week 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 11:11 am Reply