25 April 2009


my darling mum and her lovely friend Anne popped over last sunday for lunch. Anne brought me these stunning pink roses from her garden. I wish you could smell their gorgeous perfume (and that I could remember their name!). I love garden roses and wish I had a big enough garden to plant some. I might have to rethink the tiny front yard. Mum brought me an easter egg - she always gives me a handpainted papermache type of egg, so the one with the small pink flowers is a new addition to my easter collection. Thank you!!

Having a quiet weekend, and had a cuppa with my neighbour. we were talking about old newspapers & magazines and I remembered I had scanned in these pics from an old Womens Weekly circa 1973. Love these towels and this outfit!

19 April 2009

tea cosy home

heres a couple of pics of my kitchen as the lovely Em wanted to see how my gorgeous new tea cosy fitted in. Its a pretty basic white kitchen really, had it done up over a year ago and kept the old tiled chimney fireplace where my table just fits in. Decided to add colour with the paint, in the soft green, so I could always change this easily later. Plus the small green mosaic tiles around the chimney were already there.

16 April 2009


A belated Happy Easter everyone! I went down to the beach for a few days, it was glorious weather and very relaxing. I borrowed a book from my lovely friend and really enjoyed polishing it off in a few days. It was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. A lovely book. Thanks Liz!

I am looking forward to a few days back home over the weekend and plan to do some more sewing to get ready for the next Maribyrnong Makers Market on the 2nd of May. I hope you had a good Easter break.

04 April 2009


yay! my gorgeous tea cosy arrived that I bought through madeit from artandwool. I asked for a specific colour combination and it exactly matches my kitchen, I am very impressed. And beautifully made too. Thanks Shirley! I had to make a pot of tea straight away. I can't stop looking at it.
This afternoon I have yet another cousins wedding (three so far this year). I found this dress in a shop called 'Deborucci's For Pete Sake' on Phillip Island when i was visiting my grandma. I always find something great in there. I love the colours and can't wait to wear it today. Hopefully the sun stays out.