Friday, June 26, 2009

occasions past...

These are pictures from a morning tea long ago, shades of white with a touch of blue, oaty fruit scones and coconut bread...

We are on the edge of the kindy holidays so i'm going to take a tiny break from this space. {just a little one, promise!}

Before I go, can i remind you how absolutely amazing spring hill fair still sounds, especially on a wet winter day,

of how beautiful Paris: Made by Hand is, really an inspiration...

and if you haven't seen it already, this picture just blows me away, especially large!

Okay, i'll see you here in a couple of weeks and if you keep an eye on flickr you might spot some kitchen action in between xxx

Friday, June 19, 2009

the last of the autumn leaves...

Aren't they beautiful?

I know I promised you granny squares,

they are coming,

just after the tea cosy is finished...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

scenes from a long weekend...

It was a gorgeous weekend in these parts, birthday celebrations for my love and finally getting back to my granny blanket.

You know, the one I have been working on for a gazillion years.

I was all set to tackle the last lot of squares at Easter when I discovered that I had run out of cream cotton. The cream cotton that has become the backbone of this project. I'm well aware that this was meant to be a stash project and it should really matter which cream yarn I use. But I've come so far I just couldn't finish it in anything else but the yarn I started with.

I'm happy to tell you that the cotton arrived last Thursday.

Expect to be inundated with photos of granny squares, I've a list of colour combinations still to be tried and I'm determined to finish before Winter is over.

You have been warned...

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


I forget to turn the pages of the calendar.

Clearly it's no longer March, though in some ways I wish it were... this year is speeding past a little to quickly for my liking. My head is full of thoughts about kitchens and bathrooms, none of them coherent enough to articulate just yet but I think we are making progress.

My friend Kia has her lovely applique kits available here. Such a satisfying project, I made one into a t-shirt for Miss A and it looks super cute on, especially with a lazy days skirt. I'm also keen to put them on drawstring bags for all the four & a half year old stuff that we seem to cart around these days.

I've a lot to do so must fly, see you soon!

a note... the pattern for the little mat is from an Ondori crochet book, isbn 9784277261333 and the calendar is o-check from Telegram Paper Goods.