On a drizzly Saturday evening, inspiration arrived. For a while now, I have had colours and fabrics and fittings swirling around my head, coalescing at the strangest moments into the perfect vision of “home”. We are planning a renovation, you see. Of epic proportions. We currently have a cute, but small, 1950’s bungalow in a great location. However, with baby […]

oh yeah…

Just one of those lovely days at home. One HST quilt top done. Another with the blocks joined & ready for slicing. PLaydough, paint, swings and sandpit. Clean house. Washing done. Little moments with little boys and lots of giggles. Exciting projects running in the background. Happiness, joy, love. The perfect kind of Thursday. Oh Yeah…

a piece of cake…

Layer Cake that is! I had big plans for today. The children were angels all morning. The house was clean. The fabric came out, and I started sorting. And pinning. And as the children slept, I started to sew, only the thunk of my needle hitting fabric disturbing the silence. And then life happened. Technology happened. Five hundred spanners in […]

The Island of Sodor :: the quilty version

There’s a very special little boy a few hours north of here, that holds a very special place in my heart. A sweet, chubby cheeked little boy, who, just like my boys, loves to play trains. It was his birthday recently. Ok. It was his 1st birthday at the beginning of the year. You may remember my laments about FMQing […]


The motivation behind my #quiltinaday wasn’t to challenge myself. It had a purpose. Someone close to me was off to hospital for some pretty massive, life-changing type surgery. With two little boys to care for, and the operation happening 5 hours away, it wasn’t all that practical, or possible, for me to be there. So I wanted a special gift, […]

#quiltinaday challenge

My #quiltinaday needed a matching cushion. With Bear safely accounted for at preschool, Chubba Bubba and I laid seige to the fabric shop. The pink. Found. The teal. Found. The cream. Bugger. Sold out. I love my fabric shop, but one thing that can be a pain, is once they’ve sold out of a bolt of fabric, that’s it. They […]

tap-tap-tap… the connected generation.

When pregnant with both the boys, I craved sweet things. It was nothing unusual for me to burn through a packet of smarties in a day. Yes. The family sized one. Seriously. I’m talking major addiction. This time, though, the thought of chocolate has made me want to run to the nearest bucket. My cravings have been much more towards […]

hello? anyone there?

I do have a valid excuse, I swear. I never meant to be away this long, but there’s something about living with your head in a bucket that kind of interferes with blogging, crafting, or just about anything, really.  But never fear, I am back! After a full four months of disappearing off the cyber-webs, I’m back, slightly rounder, ready […]