The Governer General and his gardens

We took a family weekend road trip to Canberra a few weeks ago. We broke up the not-so-far trip in Goulburn, having breakfast at The Roses Cafe [an old TAFE], a wander through the markets and Mstr M having a go at table tennis. A rough itinerary in mind, we stopped at the information centre […]

AmiguruMAY

What is AmiguruMAY I hear you ask? The lovely Ilaria from Airali invited fellow crafters to participate throughout May via her daily prompts to follow and share.  It was chance to celebrate all the things #amigurumi, hang out with other makers and designers from all around the globe and grow our creative community! The prompts were: […]

to feel, feeling, felt

Many, many years ago I bought 3 bags of wool felt from Spotlight . I am not sure if they still stock them. Purple, orange and green. As you can tell they are rough pieces in many shades. I did not take a photo of the purple bag but here is the orange one. So […]

Non-stop Workout Ninja Warrior party

We, as a family enjoyed watching Australian Ninja Warrior last year. Cheering on from our lounge room and with many sympathetic aws’s and oh no when contestants missed the mark! In celebrating children’s birthday one tends to be inspired by current trends, current superheroes or current likes. Perfect! A ninja warrior themed party for master […]

Cliche but true – Cute as a button

Do you share my weaknesses? ‘Researching’ Pinterest/social media and adding to the many pins ‘you plan to try one day’? Or wanting to rescue ‘unwanted’ sewing notions from op shops. After seeing an idea on social media I traced it back to the artist, aren’t these trees gorgeous? I knew I wanted try these eventually. […]

The secret life of secret swaps

It is no secret that Instagram is BIG. And no secret that the communities formed are supportive and inspirational. And that ig friends become real life friends. The ‘hashtag’ has become a uniting link. One such hashtag is #saturdaynightcraftalong. Those crafting on a Saturday night around the world post photos of their makes or WIP […]

“Mum, I can’t wait for our trip”,

said baby Joey. They were bound for Berlin, Germany. They were heading to their forever home to play with baby Ella and teach Ella of her Australian connection.   When I heard our friends in Germany were expecting their first baby, I could not resist making Bea and Miki, an Airali Design by Ilaria Caliri. […]

Why are old things so charming?

A trip to Quongdong Cottage in Campbelltown during the school holidays opened up a world of historical houses around the area. Quondong is now the Visitor Information Centre and has information on local attractions and events. The Centre also features a heritage rose garden and a replica school room. More information about the historical site here. […]

I love a little bit of alliteration

I have a new page on my blog! I have finally collated all my published work. Put this together reinforces that I do love a bit of alliteration, even in coming up with a name for my creations I have the need to be creative. Check it out here. I have a soft spot for […]

Always smile at a [plastic] crocodile

The Queens Birthday long weekend here in Australia means I can squeeze in a blog post. Over on Instagram I promised I would share my photos of the 29th Miniature’s and Dolls’ House Fair held on 5th and 6th May at Netball Centre Olympic Park. This year we exhibited and had a stall. So impressed […]