Saturday, 6 February 2010

There is Something Very Wrong With This Picture

I mean apart from the poor resolution (mobile phone camera again, one of these days I'll have to get a half decent camera.)

I am so embarrassed it took me so long to notice, and SO glad I decided to keep this one for myself.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Made N Thornbury

Not that I'm trying to rub it in or anything, but did you realise that there are only 17 sleeps until Christmas? That's not very many is it?

This Saturday is the Made N Thornbury community market, you should go and check it out, there are going to be heaps of lovely things, and some bloggers you might already know.

I know I'll be trying to squeeze in some last minute Christmas shopping, in between holding a stall myself.... some Mums from school and I are holding a stall at the market to raise funds for our kids' school.

Below is a couple of the things I have made for the stall, but there will be heaps of other stuff. In my haste to get this post written up I haven't got any other photos to show you... you'll just have to come to the market and see what a clever bunch of friends I am so lucky to have.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Need a not very far away from Melbourne day trip in the bush?
Brisbane Ranges National Park.

Wildflowers are out now; some sort of prickly grevillea, happy wanderer, little pea flowers, and the heath is so, so pretty. Didn't get a picture of the heath though.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Laugh, Cry or Applaud? Quotes from the eight year old.

"It isn't TV that kills kid's imaginations dead, it's school."

"How many years do you have to go to university to be a Mum?"


Sunday, 2 August 2009


Just in case you are wondering where I've been.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Show and Tell

Little vest for littlest Monkey, made using my homespun, dyed with food colouring. It's my second version, I've written down what I did, but I still think it needs some changes if I were to make it again. It's made in the round from the bottom up, there is no seaming at the end. If anyone is interested I'll try and put up the pattern, it's a size four, and the gauge is bulky.

Meanwhile my obsession with eco dying continues:
Iron Bark
Eucalyptus Cinerea

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Saturday, 25 April 2009

Before and After

Unwrapping the bundles is the fun bit.

Lemon leaves, vine leaves, mirror bush?, bougainvillea?, red berries.

Flowering gum, two different natives from the nature strip.

Seed pods from the nature strip.

Fallen eucalyptus leaves, she-oak?, lilly pilly?

Grevillea, correa flowers and leaves, native bluebell, native mint, two different gum leaves.

Close up of the lemon leaves, one of my favourite results.

The colours are a little less washed out looking in the flesh. Click on the photos for a closer view. I need to brush up on my botanical knowledge! Any hints or tips on formatting photos?

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