Sunday, November 29, 2009


I was very excited to hear that a stylist picked up one of my medal brooches from Macy Home in Ponsonby (Auckland). And here it is published in Viva which is a weekly supplement in the national newspaper The NZ Herald.

It was in the "Upfront" section on page two!

Clever Cake Stand

On Wednesday at Brown Owls we made this cake stand. The idea was from Donna at Red Wrenny Rambles.

So easy and so quick.

You need a few vintage plates in different sizes. Larger at the bottom, smaller at the top. With cups seperating them. A tube of Bostik Super Glue. All you do is put a small amount of glue around the rims and bases of the cups. Place them in the middle of the plates. And there you have it.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Softie for Mirabel

This guy has a bit of a crazy look in his eyes, but someone will love him! He is off to Pip from Meet me at Mikes in Melbourne for the Softies for Mirabel 2009 Project. Hope he enjoys the trip!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bunting Madness

I just love making bunting. There is just something special about flags. One side is Christmassy the other for any time of the year. And it's so simple. I used a quilt triangular template which made it really easy to cut out.

My place and yours - Collections

Kate from Fox's Lane has come up with the theme for Pip's 'My Place and Yours' meme.
My Collections.

There are a few collections happening in our tiny cottage. I used to collect snowdomes until they all went a bit 'off', so I left them in Nz. My favourite collection is the espresso cups, especially the Keith Haring cup at the front. Then there are the candles. And of course magazines. Just can't get enough magazines. And my small pile of craft books. Better not mention the bag and coat collection which is too huge to photograph!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Summer Frock

It is REALLY hot here in Adelaide. Since the weather has been recorded, which is somewhere around 130 years, it has never been this hot at this time of the year! I'm sure it's the first of many heatwaves so I had to make another summer frock. This one is made out of seersucker fabric. I have always loved seersucker. It is a New Look pattern #6890. And it was sooooo easy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My place and yours - Blog HQ

This weeks theme is from Ninon - Blog HQ. Here's mine. My tiny table in the corner of the kitchen. It's also my Craft HQ. It's even sometimes Dining HQ. I dream of having my own workroom.......

Weekend at the beach!

Amazing. We packed up the trusty Commodore with the esky and whipped down to Port Noarlunga. Only 20 minutes away. And it was stunning. The water was a bit nippy but we managed to have a few swims. Fantastic. This is why we shifted to Adelaide!