Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Creative Space

A belated Mother's Day gift for my Mum. A handmade cotton and fleece scarf with a vintage doily and hand covered button.

Hoping she likes it!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Goodbye Old Friend

Today is a sad day. Today Tim, our loyal dog of 15 years had to be put down. We had always hoped that he would just die in his sleep and we would not have to be faced with with such decisions. But alas, that was not to be. Simon was with him when he passed, loyal to the end.

He was a crazy little dog. Always on the go at a hundred miles an hour, I don't think he ever sat still until he was 5 years old. He liked to lick and even though he wasn't meant to, he just could not keep that big tongue in his mouth. He liked to round things up, mostly our 2 cats, much to their annoyance. He had a love/hate relationship with both the vacuum cleaner and the lawnmower, barking and snapping at them.

When Holly was born, he was so scared of her, the first day she was home, he shook with fear. As the girls have grown so to did their bond with him. Tim discovered to his joy that both girls loved throwing sticks and balls for him, even if their throws lacked any distance, he was still a willing participant. The girls loved him. Loved to cuddle him. Loved to make him part of their games.

He will be missed.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

My Creative Space- Merino Dresses

Well after a long hiatus, I finally have my sewing mojo back!

I whipped up these two little merino dresses for my two little girls this week. Perfect, snuggly warm dresses as the weather cools with the approach of winter. 

They were made using this Heidi and Finn pattern. Super easy pattern and even if your a novice sewer, Heidi and Finn patterns are so easy to follow. 

I just love how they have turned out, thinking I may whip up a couple more. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

And So We Begin Again...


I stand and find myself amazed at how far and how quickly my life has changed. The course I thought I was following, suddenly and inexplicably altered. But, that is life. So now we find ourselves here, in a different corner of paradise and I know this place is going to be good for us.

For now, we are just learning to find our bearings. Orientating ourselves to this new place. Finding our feet. Mind you, it is an easy place to fall in love with.


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