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.
Getting deeper into the #slowlife, next stop #homemade skincare. I've never been able to find anything that works for my very dry, sensitive skin on a shelf anyway, so time to experiment with ingredients I know I can handle. If you have dry skin, stand by for reports on what works and what doesn't! I ordered … Continue reading Next stop homemade skincare.
FINISHED!!! My knee may be fractured and I may be in a fog of painkillers but I can always knit! Pattern: "Big Old Coat"Yarn: Rich Alpaca from @bendigowoollenmills in Rich Dusk (DK/8ply, 1800m/1975yds)Skill level:Advanced (knitting & patience!)Time: approx. 250 hours! Come say Hi on Ravelry: @Darsidhe (http://www.ravelry.com/people/Darsidhe)
We have used one ingredients delivery service or another for around a year, now, and I love it for so many reasons.First, it helps my mental health by removing the decision-making requirement of meal planning. When you live with chronic pain, your brain is only up to so many decisions in a day and I'd … Continue reading Ingredients delivery services aren’t just for those who can’t cook… they’re for those who can’t think, too!
The Second Saturday of each month is Stock-the-pantry day as the Farmers Market is in Ballan. All my favourites were there today so the basket was quickly full! Some of this month's goodies are for the fabulous Women Who Write and are coming to a self-publishing workshop on Sunday 21st of May. In the cotton … Continue reading Winter is in Ballan and it’s wonderful.