I tend to post my crafting on Instagram, these days, but it takes up so much of my life/keeps me sane that it's silly not to post more of it, here. This project, though, I didn't even post on Instagram until after Christmas, as it was a present for a friend and I didn't want … Continue reading The Golden Herringbone Cape
All the way back in 1994, barely two months into my Honours year in Philosophy at Monash, I had to withdraw due to illness. My teachers and tutors had, they told me, been concerned as they watched me descend into exhaustion, and were relieved I was willing to take a break and care for my … Continue reading Let’s try that again… at a distance.
At the ripe old age of 45 we have decided we have finally found somewhere we want to put down roots, here in regional Victoria 😊 and we're going to be building a house! We managed to find land, in the larger town we've been living near for the last year or so, which had … Continue reading We’re putting down roots!
"Handmade Plenty" is my theme for the next 5 years 😊 I've never really made a vision board or given myself a theme for the coming years, before, but my dear friend Kim ( @fatpurplefigs ) does it every year, and after the stripping bare that was 2017, I thought I'd give it a go. … Continue reading Handmade Plenty
Talking to my naturopath, Natasha (@bmcomphealth on Instagram 😊) is so inspiring! After our phone-session, this afternoon, I had an idea for tackling #menuplanning with #spoonie #brainfog (which isn’t bad, today, obviously) Thought I’d share in case it’s of use to anyone.With inspiration from childhood mix-and-match books, I’ve taken an A5 spiral bound @whitelinespaper notebook … Continue reading Menu planning through brain fog.
My back needed a break from sitting at the loom and twining, today, so I worked on my #cartoon for my tapestry. I’m pretty chuffed at the result, being a person who cannot draw to save her life! I was able to produce this using an app called #stitchsketch on my iPad that allows you … Continue reading Making the cartoon for my first tapestry.
Today is a low-#spoons, little-brain day 🤕. Luckily, my cotton for a baby blanket for my eagerly awaited, shiny new nibling arrived yesterday. I think this @debbieblissknits pastel rainbow cotton print (colour name is ‘bouquet’) is going to find its way into all sorts of things 😍
Delightful end to a Saturday celebrating 20 years of friendship and Spring Equinox celebrations with my chosen-sister, Liana ❤️❤️- a G&T with this special Japanese-inspired gin infused with yuzu & cherry blossom she found for me 😊😊 It followed a feast @blackwoodridge Cafe and Larder which was too delicious to stop to take photos! Love … Continue reading 20 Springs of friendship!
We are very lucky to have a little creek at the bottom of our garden so we are visited by all sorts of birds. We have a gorgeous blue-grey heron that comes daily, a little family if kookaburras, who I regularly see chasing away an enormous raven, and a family of magpies who sing beautifully … Continue reading The joys of country life!