Saturday, July 12, 2014

The end of school holidays...

School holidays are at an end. I spent a week with the kids at my parent's farm. It was so warm, the kids braved the river for a paddle

It was nice to catch up with family and spend time in my childhood home.

And meet my Dad's new horse, Buddy. Gorgeous Girl wanted to bring him home! He has lots of personality!

Hope you're having a good week!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Q3 Finish-A-Long List

Ok, so I'm back to writing a hope-to-finish list for the next 3 months. So here goes...
1.This top needs quilting and binding.

2. I want to get this ripple crochet blanket finished.

3. These blocks still need to get into a quilt

4. And my travelling circle quilt top still needs to be moved on from being just a top...

Yep, forever the optimist...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Winter is here...finally..

So it finally feels like winter has hit us after a very mild May and June

The poor old trees and plants don't know what they are supposed to be up to, with a bit of rain and the last weeks of warmth.

Life has been chaotic here with sick kids, end of financial year stuff and the usual bits and pieces.

Unfortunately we had a nasty visit from some roaming dogs two weeks ago and we found our two beautiful bunnies dead. Gorgeous Girl was, understandably, very upset but decided that little bunny hugs might make her feel better so we welcomed Ivy and William into the family. They are already affectionate little things and very sweet.



We are off on holidays next week so hopefully I will get a bit of time to do some crafting?! (after I finish the 15 sparkly skirts I need to make for a school dance performance!) So hope you have a good week. Stay warm, put the feet up and enjoy a warm beverage..

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Here are some pictures from the last week or so...
My new spotty umbrella....
Some flannel fabrics I've been playing with...

The patchwork curtain tie-backs that Gorgeous Girl made for her room. Love her colours...
"Pillow, what pillow?? But have you noticed this low lying cloud??"

Hope you're having a good week

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Epic Giveaway

Head over to my friend, Toni's website here -

She is having an epic giveaway of 67  PDF patterns. And Toni's work is beautiful. Her sense of colour always makes me a wee bit jealous! 

Anyway go and have a go.....what a great prize!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

(Picture of Little J giving me a flower)
Hope everyone had a happy Mother's Day. After coordinating wrapping over 1000 gifts for our school's Mother's Day stall I am hoping for a quieter week.
Hope to get some crafting done sometime soon.
Have a great week.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

School Holidays

I don't know about you but I spend my life thinking that when school holidays hit, that life will be less busy - no lunches, sport, uniforms- forgetting of course the amount of time having the kids home takes up. Between feeding them, breaking up fights, trying to find things for them to do, I then look forward to getting them back to school for a bit of peace.....forgetting of course that once again the lunches, sport every afternoon, uniforms, homework will begin!!

So no crafting but lots of time enjoying the lovely weather...

Time at the local river...

And maybe a little bit less hair brushing than usual!

Hope you are having a good week!