Saturday, October 12, 2013

Art Class

 The Fish painting I have been doing at my new art class. I am loving learning how to paint!

I did this at home using the techniques I learnt at Art Class.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Creating Memories!

Thank you North Stradbroke Island - it was a pure joy to visit you. 
We WILL be back!

Sunday, September 29, 2013


This cake is delicious!! 
Quinoa, Apple and Cranberry Cake. 
Recipe from Poor Girl Eats Well

Friday, September 27, 2013

To Top it Off!!

A bit of sewing today. 

First Painting

It is coming along! It has colour, texture and fish! I am loving learning all these techniques.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Say maybe it is ALWAYS Pink!!!

A trip to the Op Shop as Zoe wanted jeans to cut into shorts! How could I so no to these Brand New Swedish Hasbeens!! Pink no less!! Maybe one size too big but with jeans you cannot tell! For the grand total of $6.00!! I looked up how much they would be to buy new and they would be $246.00!!

Last night the creativity entailed.....
 ....adding an orange strip to a night dress in the hope it could be worn during the day!!!
...turning this Op Shop fabric into a comfy shift dress!!
......turning this Op Shop flouro fabric into a dress ("Only at the beach Mum!")

........not always Pink really!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Create It and Blog It Holidays

So I feel the need to be creative these school I always do!! I also feel I should either really dump the blog or give it one last go. So here goes - my promise over these holidays....CREATE IT & BLOG IT!
I have started a painting class and had my first lesson last Thursday. It was wonderful just doing something for me. 
One of the kids were flicking through the TV channels the other night and we saw this-
I found out that De was local and signed up! 

Having learnt some techniques already I started to have a go at home and cover some old canvases. The pile of old canvases has really increased after a clean out of bedrooms. I am hoping to do some more of these for the school fete. I did one for the school Art Show which was then auctioned. There were many comments about it and it sold.

Not everything I do is pink - it just seems that way!

Friday, May 17, 2013


Redcurrent written by Kathreen Ricketson was the blog I stumbled across that inspired me so much  I started my own blog! I was living in Canberra at the time and through our blogs, Kathreen and I met up a few times for coffee and our boys would play together.

I feel I should honour Kath with a blogpost as she really was such an inspirational person for me in those early days. It is such devastating news to hear that Kathreen and her husband have died in a tragic accident in WA, while on their amazing family adventure around Australia. My thoughts are with two very special children at the moment.

She really is an icon in the Craft world and will be so sadly missed.