That’s the sound of me coming up for air.6 months of renovations and a third baby has kept me busy, not to mention having my studio used as a store-random-crap room. But thanks to a kick up the behind from she who shall remain nameless *cough*Skip*cough*, I’m back on board! I’ve missed blogging and crafting, so it’s time to get […]


It’s been a while since I’ve done anythign for Illustration Friday, but when the email landed in my inbox a couple of weeks back, a little sketch that had been sitting in the back of my mind seemed the perfect fit. A sign, maybe, to do something about my lack of creativity. So, texta & pencil in hand, I sat […]

Painting, baking and all that mummy stuff.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my quiltinaday project! It was a lot of fun to make, and the recipient absolutely loves it! The tight deadline as I stitched down the binding was a bit much though!  So after my valiant effort, and my two little boys being very patient, today is all about being creative at a […]

Entangled in a WIP

I opened my emails to find one of my weekly staples had arrived. I skipped over the various spam emails, the facebook notifications, and eagerly clicked on the Illustration Friday prompt. Entangled. My thoughts immediately sprang to the almost-addicting constant connection that has become accepted and somewhat expected with the advent if the CrackBerry, the iPhone and the iPod Touch […]

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 […]

Just a gentle reminder…

…to myself.   Mondayitis hit me over the head yesterday, and the wheels came off my “don’t think, just do” campaign. But I’m back on the bandwagon today, and thanks to several strong cups of coffee, I’ve found my groove! The current favourite toddler activity is painting. Anything & everything. So what better way to enjoy the warm sunshine on […]

High up in the gum trees…

…if you look very carefully, you will see tiny people. They are rarely seen, and very easily frightened, but oh so cute if you manage to steal a glance.   As a child, I loved “Snugglepot & Cuddlepie”. A constant favourite, it was re-read many, many times. The imagery the story evoked was (and to a certain extent, still is) […]

Art Journals

I’ve found myself a few times caught in the throes of an inspiration blitz, and wishing I had some art supplies to do some drawing, scribbling, writing or photography. A few months back, I treated myself to a cool little point and shoot camera that I could leave in the nappy bag, and not have to tote my big SLR […]

Fantastic Friday

Another beautiful day awaits, some much to do, so little time! Our schedule today is pretty laid back, but there’s a fair bit I hope to do. First stop, unfortunately, is the housework. *sigh* The housework fairies appear to take holidays at Christmas time, leaving the work to yours truly. But after that, there’s games to be played, swings to […]

And so begins 2009

I slept away the new year, having two small children means sleep is a precious commodity on our house!   2009 promises to be a great year, I can’t wait to see what the year brings. To celebrate the new year, I’m going to try and do a post a day for all of January, with a photo of something. […]