Sunday, October 30, 2011

my place and yours

I was a bit hesitant to join in with my place and yours 
this week as the meme is where I sleep .
I didn't want anyone to feel jealous seeing my
 beautiful and scarily tidy bedroom.

So I visited where Red Dog sleeps .
She gave me a wink and said "just go for it!"

I still wasn't quite sure so I wandered around the yard
and then I made my decision .

Yes I will show you the rest of my gorgeous bedroom .

But when I got there the old cat was asleep on
my unmade bed and I didn't want to disturb him .

I hate to disappoint you but the first photo
is not really my bedroom but I can dream .
Image from here.

Hop over to link up here if you'd like to play along .

Thursday, October 27, 2011

our creative space

My creative space is outside this week .
The weather has been gorgeous and I know
very soon it will be far too hot to go outside .
So I have been digging and mulching .

Visiting the gnomes,

waiting impatiently for strawberries

and adding a bit of bling to
The Horny Head as it is fondly known as here .

Are you playing our creative spaces ?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

my place and yours

My place and yours this week is your favourite pincushion.

My favourite pincushion was originally a double layer 
sponge cake with a lovely embroidered doily
for the icing and beaded trim.
One day I was desperate for some stuffing and ripped the
bottom layer apart to pinch the filling.

So now I have just the top layer sitting in my beautiful
green glass bowl beside my sewing machine.

I really need a big pincushion as I often don't look
when I'm throwing pins about and this way I have
a better chance of some landing where they should.

Thanks for the chance to play Vic .

Are you playing ? Go here to add your link .

Thursday, October 20, 2011

ten things you probably never needed (or wanted) to know

1. My favourite flower is the daffodil.

2. I am the third youngest of eight children.

3. I never , ever wear matching socks.

4. My football team is the South Sydney Rabbitohs
(it was also my grandfathers favorite team)

5. I am married and live with 2 kids , 2 cats , 2 dogs but
sadly only one husband but I think a wife would be helpful.
We also have a pet python .

6. I don't like the dark , I'm not scared of it
 I just don't like it .

7. I am terrified of heights . When I was a teen a group
of us scaled the fence at the Harbour Bridge
in Sydney and climbed it all the way to the top.
It was so much fun then but I shudder to think of it now.

8. I left school at 14 the above story probably
gives a clue to why.

9. I am a vegetarian .

10. I love clocks , solar lights , books , the smell of trains ,
living in the country , craft and my family.

Are you still awake ?

If you are awake and want to play just list 10 things
about yourself , I'd love to see it as I'm
sure your 10 will be much more interesting than my 10.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Love to

Recently I was contacted by Kathryn from
F.D.Textiles an Australian
fabric wholesaler .

Kathryn asked if I would be interested
in making a softie for the boys .

Oh and they would supply the fabric
designed by Natalie Milani .

Well I thought about it (for about 3 seconds )
and said yes please , love to !

So here you are , meet Squiddly !

Squiddly won't be released as a pattern until
November at the Melbourne Quilt Show .

F.D.Textiles will be there with Squiddly
 and a few of his brothers in other
colours from the range .

I'll remind you again before the show just
in case you are going to be there and that
way you can check up on them for me.

They do look a bit cheeky !

Sunday, October 16, 2011

on my shelf

Hooray Vic has brought back My Place and Yours !

I was so very excited to join in with this weeks meme
which is ~ on your shelf .

In fact I was so excited I spent the whole morning
washing and shining and dusting my bottle
collection that is on my shelf in my kitchen.

Just to prove it the photo below is how my bottles
looked before all my dusting and cleaning and washing .

What ! Exactly the same photo !

I really am excited to join in but not enough
to clean all these on a Sunday .

Join in and show us what is on your shelf .

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I know it's meant to be wordless but I need to acknowledge
the source of this image .
Magnets and cards on facebook here.
Website for lots of retro fun here.

I'm also hoping this picture helps explain
 why I have been so quiet .

More posts with a lot less words here .

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ho ho hum

Another week has gone by and I have managed to blog.

Still school holidays here , again .

Deadlines looming.

Housework not being done.

Working hard and can't show you anything.

Same , same , you ?

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I still haven't decided on my colours for Christmas.
I'm not really a red and white girl....

but I do love a good pink and white .

While I'm deciding I'll just keep playing with
lots of different colours.

What other colour combinations do you think I should try?