WIP Wednesday

With the gentle patter of rain on the roof, and a bleak, cloud-filled sky filling my window, I’m yearning for nothing greater than a cup of tea, some snuggly stories, and a moment or five to get messy, with a toddler at my feet. On the agenda for today, a little painting that I started yesterday just needs the finishing […]

Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Ok, well, maybe just paper & scissors. And glue. Pens, pencils, a button or three. A couple of child-free hours.  And then, triumphant, I emerge from the studio, bearing a pair of cards – one, MIL’s belated mother’s day card, the other, FIL’s birthday card.   MIL’s card – a bit more 3D chippy action. It’s a bit simpler than […]

Yes, sir, I do have a note from my mother…

Well, not really, but, dearest blog, will you forgive me for being absent for far too long? Creatively, life has been pretty flat lately, not from lack of project, nor of mojo,  but with various goings-on conspiring to keep me out of my disgustingly-untidy studio. However, on Saturday, with the realisation that the next day was mothers day, and that my […]

heartbreak in the nest

Silence. After a night of constant waking, and a morning of relentless whinging, the children finally, peacefully slept. The silence is broken only by the excited chatter of a boiling kettle, followed by a soft “thunk”. Mug, sugar, teabag, water. A cloud of milk turns the liquid from deep brown to light amber.   She sits, tea by her side, […]

Worming through the books

What with sick children & visiting relatives over the last week or so, I’ve been unable to scratch my creative itch. And itching it is. I’m about 2/3rds of the way through quilting D9P (who knew straight lines could take so long?), there are a couple of very rough sketchs I’m hanging to refine, and an idea for a little […]

Don’t think, just do.

Seeing as winter was upon us, it was time to upgrade Bear’s winter shoes. The boxes were too good to chuck in the recycling straight up, and I couldn’t be bothered storing them, so out came the craft bo, and the boxes became a house (left box is an open plan lounge/kitchen, right box is bedroom with ensuite), complete with […]

Fun Friday…

We had a blast yesterday. I got the blocks joined for D9P, and the border chosen. And much to the toddlers delight, we baked biscuits. Teddy bear and star and duck and people biscuits. I didn’t do such a great job of ignoring hte housework, but I suppose that’s a plus. Though I still have a massive pile of dirty […]

Book haul

Phew. We survived. Bubba Bear only cried a bit when the needles went in, and stopped as soon as I picked him up. I think Bear took it worse than his little brother – he was in hysterics as soon as we walked into the doctors office! I ended up getting a whooping cough booster too, and my arm is […]

Update #2 – Quilty Progress

Hello Wednesday! I normally love Wednesdays, but today, I just wish I could hide under the doona & pretend I can ignore the world until it’s Thursday. Today involves immunisations for baby, and a dentist appointment for me, that I suspect will end with a bill that hurts almost as much as the root canal I’m expecting to be told […]


Ack. Internet died. Not good. But on the upside, my house is clean, I’ve read three books, done a couple of paintings, and am more than halfway through my d9p quilt! I’ll be back with photos and info when I’m a bit more up-to-date!