Friday, October 29, 2010


If you live anywhere near Ballarat, come and help me and my crafty friends clean up rooms like these. We are having a MASSIVE combined clean out and there are bargains galore to find. All stuff in the SALE, WILL go. See Saturday's Courier for details.
On another note, I have been to School Camp this week with 81 Grade 3 children.
I walked in Nature's Garden
We had a bit of fun

. . . but gee, I was glad to be home again

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I can't stop smiling

Our Max, a beautiful boy
Gardening, gardening, gardening, that's what I've been doing this weekend.

Everywhere there is something else to see and it's just marvelous.
Every year, my mum took a photo of our banksia rose.
I didn't quite understand it then, but my next door neighbours have planted one and I think I get most of the benefit. Every time I look at it I just can't stop smiling. It is just glorious and I now understand why mum took that photo each year. I think I'll be doing the same.
I had a stall at the Bunninyong Makers Market on Saturday.
I'm glad I took a photo - it looks quite good from the other side!
This is another little baby wrap that I made for my stall using some of my latest fabrics. Lots of lookers, but no-one bought it! (now sold - thanks Fiona)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Queen Bed

Been working on the the teeny tiny quilt for my friend's doll house bed
Lots of thinking to get it right
. . . and some baby wraps for Market this Saturday!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


I got some mail during the week from the lovely Nic at Yardage Design.
Some wonderful hand printed fabric.
Not sure just what I'll do with it, but it's just nice to have some.
To stroke and to look at . . . you know what I mean.
I had to think of a way to get back into my sewing room. I've been immersed in my garden for weeks, and although it's looking lovely, it keeps calling me. However, I have a market next weekend to prepare for, so I needed to get inside.
The cold snap in the weather, and a visit to CAKE. with Ric Rac and then on to the
seemed to fix my garden fascination temporarily.
. . . once again, I'm on a roll!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


This is just like our budgie Lexar
I found this lovely card in my favourite coffee shop
I was getting a special birthday present for a long distance friend. They wrapped it so nicely, I was most impressed.
. . . and the bed, well another friend asked me to make a quilt for her doll house bed. I haven't started yet, but I will . . .
This is a new Daphne I found at Lambley's last week. I am keen to try it, as I've not had much success with the other sort. I think this will be hardier.
My echium, Cobolt Towers is just beginning to bloom. A big branch broke off in a wind storm in the Winter time, but I'm glad there are still lots of blooms. The snap dragons underneath are a burst of colour.

Outside my sewing room window, there is a banksia rose planted by my neighbour and spilling over the fence covering the horrible colourbond fence. It is going to be a magnificent sight in a week or so.
So full of promise

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Beautiful Weather

Another 2 days in my front garden and it is looking "splenderific"
The kids scooted up and down the street and played happily,
and it was fun all being outside together.

Do you see my Red Barked Japanese Maple that grows socks!
The branches were a bit bunched together and the nursery person suggested some socks to train them apart.
Doing the edges always makes SUCH a big difference.
I could sit and look at it all day, but I must get into my sewing room. I've forgotten what it looks like.