Half way at half way?

Not quite, I must admit, but only by a whisker! 1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (fiction, opshop find) *** (Jan 09) 2. Fishing for Stars – Bryce Courtney (fiction, new/gift) ***1/2 (Jan 09) 3. The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger (fiction, re-read for the 736th time) ****1/2 (Feb 09) 4. The Adventure of English:A biography of […]

To market, to market…

but first, I’ll need a bag! More than once, I’ve had my basket/pram/toddler laden with items at the shops, only to come to the checkout to find that store has gone “bagless”. No biggie, one of the benefits of a tandem pram is oodles of room. But, thinking of my mum & sister, not every has an excessively large pram […]

I came, I saw, I conquered…

There once was a keyboard, who was injured in the pursuit of crafty goodness. With callous disregard for my keyboard’s safety, I was attempting to crochet & drink tea at the same time. The crochet attempt wasn’t so hot, either. Frustration reigned supreme. But a trip to Spotlight yesterday solved my problems. I picked up a crochet book recommended by […]


With my little helpers tagging along, I managed to swing by the fabric store this morning, and chose a couple of fabrics for a little project I have in mind. These gorgeous fabrics are destined for a couple of little “just because” gifts for my mum & sister. Both appeal to me in different ways. The bright blues & cheery […]

watercolour wednesday

  A quick little watercolour, inspired by the outlook from the deck of the villa we stayed in on a recent holiday.   Wednesday is shaping up to be as fun as yesterday. Lots on the agenda, not the least of which is a trip to the fabric shop if I can convince both boys that it sounds like a […]


the D9P quilt is done! And not a moment too soon  – winter has hit with a vengence here *brrrr* A shot of the quilt on top of the Jacob’s Ladder quilt in the same fabrics: And across the quilt to show the lovely fabrics & puffiness:   I knew today would be good when I woke to the children […]

Could it be anything else?

With the arrival of winter, we also welcome the sickness merry-go-round that is a given when one has children, and quite social children at that. Winter is generally a dreary season for us, marked not by the passing of weeks, but by the cycle of colds & chest infections. *sigh*   And being the second week of June already, we […]

Time out…

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you may have noticed I’ve been lacking in the sleep department somewhat this week, thanks to a small boy who is teething. Which has impacted on my time to craft/sew/blog/anything except care for children & attempt to keep my head above water in the housework department. But yesterday, I’d had enough, and when […]

Long weekend reading…

Number 23 completed, and number 24 half way done! After a productive few days cleaning and decluttering, I have big plans for lots of creating… watch this space!   1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (fiction, opshop find) *** (Jan 09) 2. Fishing for Stars – Bryce Courtney (fiction, new/gift) ***1/2 (Jan 09) 3. The Time Travellers Wife […]

Sock it to me…

The sky was a deep grey, filled with the promise of a cosy inside day, warm drinks, crafty projects & snuggles on the lounge. With the requisite housework dealt with, the baby asleep, and the morning’s coffee disposed of, the toddler and I settled ourselves in the studio, and got messy with socks, buttons & glue.     These little […]