…handmade watercolour paint :: advent blogalong day11…

A week or two ago, I started following a lovely account on instagram by the name of @redwoodwillow, featuring their handmade watercolour paints, made using honey and glycerin. I admired, and it crossed my mind briefly that I should file that under “things I want to learn one day”. Then, within a few days of this, a message from the […]

Hoarding pay-off

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to make myself a pretty editorial calendar for the blog. Something visible and easily workable. Something physical, not just an app or a spreadsheet. The last couple of weeks the push to get it done has become more insistent. I feel like I have a heap of stuff I haven’t blogged, but when […]

you’ll never know dear…

In the week before Camp Coochie, Car made the critical error of throwing open an offer to bring some of her art journalling stuff that we might want to try. I believe there may have been a comment about needing to check the weight limit for the barge. With all these lovely toys coming and being at my disposal, I […]

we’re going on an egg hunt…

…we’re going find some pretty ones…   School holidays + Easter = lots of eggy crafts. A visit to Nanny & Poppy’s house saw the small people come home laden with handmade chocolates, and painted pottery eggs. We’ve already made cheesecake eggs (and I refuse to confirm or deny the current consumption status of such), and so the last one […]

wordless wednesday

  It’s raining. Butterfly is unwell. We are snuggling under blankies and watching movies in pillow piles. We’ve baked a cake. The smell of dinner in the slow cooker wafts out from the kitchen. A spot of work to finalise and then some secret squirrel crafting. No point fighting the winter, instead we’ll hunker down and make the most of […]

not your average quilt block…

This quilt camp gifty was one of my hardest ones to decide on. Having been to Kayscha’s place back in August for the brilliant weekend that was Camp Kayscha, you would think that would make it easier, when in fact, I found it made it harder! Miss Kayscha has a very clear vision and sense of style, and knowing how […]

birthday season

Tomorrow, I lay my home and sanity at the mercy of 30 small children. All my creating has been party based. Like a painting for pin-the-wing-on-the-aeroplane. And my children know how much I love to create, and thought I needed a chance to play fondant scuplting again. Thanks for that Butterfly. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a cake […]


Acrylics and I have a love-hate relationship. I’d love to be able to use them, but I hate that I can’t make them do what I want. I’ve decided once again to tackling, and let go of any preconceived notions of the finished result, and just play and explore. During my play, I was working toward a piece inspired by […]


“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain” ; A lovely friend has long been bugging me requesting a LittleWhiteDove original, and with my new acquisition of oil paints, it was time. But what to paint. I had various ideas, but none seemed to fit the exact criteria that would […]


  Winter is slowly rolling in. The mornings are cooler, the mornings darker, the afternoons shorter. And lately it feels like summer has taken with it my mojo and energy. I was feeling particularly flat this morning, but with the sun putting up a gallant fight, I decided it was time to fight back. With a little inspiration from Pinterest, […]