Thursday, December 31, 2009

Just a little glimpse

of some beauty

lots of beautiful hibiscus
only moments to snatch pics
such continuous rain
a little unlearned of the climatic conditions
of this beautiful yellow Clivea

a surprise
for sure
beautiful rainfall means
lots of creative time
will grab some pics soon

happy new year :)x
i want to improve on my fitness level this year
sew lots of lovlies
improve my crochet
make some money
smile more
how about you

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Two days to go

and not a care in the world
or it would seem...
something i have promised myself for a long time

this simple but gorgeous
car organiser
made from scraps
dont you just love shabby
i do
will help to stop my
rolling and tumbling
complete with seat belt flap
front pocket
side pocket for mobiles etc
even though i dont have small children anymore
or not here at least
there still seems to be extra 'stuff'
you know
girl 'stuff'
there was a need to stop
i mean a girl really should
deck the halls
i have witnessed some lovely christmas gorgeousness
in blogland
thanks for popping :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My baby left

to holiday in the USA

i think i miss her already
she is gone for almost 8 weeks
i think i might be in trouble
good thing there's loads of work to keep me busy
i think she did well getting herself through
the busy LA airport
are you sending family traveling this holiday season
or maybe traveling yourself
stay safe and enjoy :)x

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Slight Change

in direction
finds us restoring again
love the process
from the thrifting through the stage by stage

this tall boy lovingly being
by this gorgeous girl

who all of a sudden hates her picture
being taken
notice the frown :)

and this little desk by moi
for the hallway
need to thrift me a lovely elegant mirror
i wonder what everyone else is up to:)x

Friday, December 4, 2009

Taking comfort

in the little things
the 'nurturing the soul ' things
gorgeous cashmere
for this gorgeous girl

whom i wish i could nurture a little more often
enough melancholy
happy weekend
i am off to work...wish me success..:)
and you also...thanks for calling in, love to you :)x

Monday, November 23, 2009

gorgeous gorgeous

yummy giveaway
check this out

now would that be a great addition to the stash
from retromummy
good luck :)x
and have a beautiful day

Sunday, November 22, 2009

So happy

today is over
what a day
and tomorrow is another day
thought a little today
about this girls
16th birthday
that i am not going to share 'on the day' with her
although she will be with her sister
in Texas
they all grow up
an old pic of us on another of her birthdays a few years ago
she still loves me
and i her
on another note
i started knitting some wee little sweet woolen pants tonight for another
precious little girl
but thats for another post
have a great week
i am in the middle of mine and very grateful for it xx

but before i go....if your pencils live in a very untidy box like mine
you might wanna check this out
pretty cool huh?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Another week flies by

and as summer moves on in i find myself dreaming of
the sports i love so much
and need to 'make the time for' more

i do miss my days with my rowing partners
and only ocassionally get to row in a scull these days
but when i do
i love it so much

i do still own this kayak since we moved away from the waters edge
but dont use it all that much
i must confess i do need a bit more 'braun' to help with the
lifting to the car roof

perhaps after making this post one of my fellow water sports lovers may
ring and invite me for a row
it often happens
putting it out there......:)

this gorgeous piece of art from garden mama...just superb little gem is up for grabs...go see
and have a happy energetic weekend
love to you :)x

Sunday, November 15, 2009


minus one crafty teenager

we all spent saturday refurbishing

one scraggly old vege patch
hee hee...
he looks a bit scraggly too
my gorgeous Pierre

a remnant of the old

with additions on the way
with Erums' help
our Korean wwoof
staying with us for a few weeks
Erum has a really lovely presence
hard working too

this very heavily laden passionfruit vine strangling a very nice little mandarin
and tamarillo
the fruit is so close to picking
saved for now

and the semi finished product
all fenced
with gate

i just noticed the sprinkler
in the far right corner
must remember to turn this off before work today

my beautiful bay tree and
one lovely big rosemary bush
so that is some of our work for the weekend
the new garden measures 14m x 5m
if you click on the pics you will see a close up
i love the coriander and the dill is about to spring into a
beautiful head of yellow
all belonging to the umbellifer family
so gorgeous
will post more tomorrow or when i get time to get more pics
happy day
work hard..:)x

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


i have found a few gems of late
i would do a collective

beautiful paper tissue napkins will soon bring this little lady back
and i was snickered at
(i mean ...who their right mind would want this piece of junk)
thats who
yeah..she's wonky...

not really sure if i will ever need a hoop this large
but for $2 could not leave it there

the crystal had an ever so little chip in it....50c

this gorgeous cotton curtain panel can surely find a home here

such a pity there were not 3 of these fruit
i am a girl of balance

the floral piece
roughly 2.5 metre x 3x5 drop
gorgeous strong cotton $2

due to laziness the rest will have to wait
already housed
the shed
awaiting decisions

day off tomorrow
hmmm...what will i entertain myself with..
thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dorky Creative Space

what it is about this stuff we make
why am i attached to
this bit of dorkiness

its my first ever quilt
due to time restraints i chose a pattern
would have much preferred a little more creative outlet
perhaps next time

not too sure about that mouth

for much less dorkiness pop on over to Kirsty's
happy day :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009


with so much...
but find myself thinking a lot lately about


these babies


sadly rehomed a little while ago
and very much missed
just bathed here...hence the lead
a little melancholy

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Playing along

again today with more of finishing

applying her face and hair
then meeting with the local arty types
off to Babylon today to purchase grout
hmmm...i'm thinking a skin colour might be nice
this is a pedestal table top
for more creative fun pop over to Kirsty's
happy day:)x

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Silly Girl

thinking i could maintain two blogs....
5 acres...300 approx avocado trees
soon to be 6 weekend getaway cottages
i will be recording the transformation of our property from here forward

a shame this lovely patch of nasturtiums had to go
beautiful really when planted en masse
will try to replicate this
stumps in the background
grandson so fondly named the tree cemetery

looking up towards the home from the northern aspect
many palms have gone
some of which we see now
why do people plant soooo many things so close
we have worked tirelessly
(well some of us not so)
the thing that kept me going was the fact that
this job would be done 'once'
i have lost a few of my roses
which have traveled with me for some time now
unfortunately they said NO to one more transplant
will have to start again there

old frangipani's
sick and tired
this spot destined for 'Beautiful Things'

oh so wish these little people were living just a little closer
to so obligingly help
in our endeavours

love you guys
dont forget nonna and pop
come visit anytime
ok...tissue time
x :(

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lots of Creative Space this week

probably too much in fact
not sure where to go next
or is it first..
so constructive criticism please?

does the shoe fit...
filled with lavender but missing something
this is wool felted onto a snippet of silk scarf
for a friend
dear dolly ...just missing arms

oops and another wing...
oh and yeah i know.... the nose needs re-aligning
ready when i am
the first ever quilt for a xmas swap...brave lady i say

a dishcloth on the go...

of course
then ...
this totally abhorrent window
all measured up
pattern ready to go
soon to be revealed
well we hope soon...

by me...
before i return to work in a couple of weeks time
any helpers ?
check out Kirsty's for more crazy workers
and have a beautiful fun creative day :)x

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Gorgeous Giveaway

Take a peek at this.

Love this stationery, beautiful tags etc...
pop on over to oh, hello friend for your chance to win some beauty.

Happy weekend my friends. :)x

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What a mess

One would think for all my tidying and culling

i would create a little paradise
not be i'm afraid

what you are viewing is my attic
oh i long to be free from here
great space...just not terribly condusive to free creative play
notice my sewing machines are not even visible in all that mess
but soon

just to the right of the Poton tree will be my studio
should get out and take more pics as these stumps here have since gone
progress and patience
for real creativity hop over here
happy day :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Swap partners

Not a lot of interest...must be the time of year....
things are starting to heat up for if its not hot
however i will contact all swappees with details...

visited a friend just briefly today and caught this little fellow
on the pontoon where i used to live
such gorgeous gracious birds
haaaaaappy monday x

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Being resourceful

making my own bias

from this beautiful linen
for a fun apron challenge project over here
almost done :)

this little beauty of my three gorgeous huggable adorable
'miss them lots' grandchildren
sebastian, yossarian and juniper
love you babies xxx
oh the brown on sebastian's hand is just in the photo
happy sunday :)x
dont forget my swap


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