Tuesday, April 15, 2014

And I'm back

yes, it's been a while, just shy of 12 months! We have moved again, to a rambling old home on a 400 acre working dairy farm.  Crafty posts coming up with some decorating and home reno's planned, lots of sewing and quilting, hobby farming to the max and generally living a simpler life. 


Meet Kevin, newest member of the family, he's going to be an excellent mouser. He is 3 jelly rolls and a honey bun high. Loving having a real sewing nook again, more photos to come.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Off to the Alpaca Farm

So it's National Alpaca week, awesome. Perfect weather too so off we went to our local Alpaca Farm Malakai Stud, I love where we live, less than 5 minutes and were on open country roads.


So the great thing about this Alpca Farm, besides that they have over 450 friendly alpacas to look at, is the owner breeds Mediterranean Donkeys, ie. miniature jennys!


Cate really likes the spotty one, this girl looked like neapolitan ice cream. I think I prefer a standard grey. Stuart liked them too, except when they kept standing on his feet.


Just adorable, definitely on my wish list, not cheap though so will have to save, but so placid and friendly, and lovely to look at, a big must have.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Emma

Happy Birthday to my BFF Emma, who has been nagging encouraging me to get back into blogging. It's been nearly 6 months give or take. I have just added some Photo Thursday's, bringing me up to February, so maybe 3 months behind now? Bit like my Pow Wow quilts, I am terribly behind on them. No real news; work, kids, cats, Squeak is still going strong despite a nasty chest infection. Were planning another snow holiday and I have done some local markets, all good at this end!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Photo Thursday # 9



~ debating the trombone ~ new stash ~ hair braiding ~ tidying up ~ I want this built in wall unit ~ 2.5" squares for Milly ~ scales of the good kind ~ still hot here ~ Muffin at my feet ~ ready to quilt our picnic rug ~ dance notes ~ Moda Friendship Quilt Along ~ boys High School ~ Life gave me music but I still want an elephant ~ making oodles of bias ~ packaging up bee blocks ~

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Photo Thursday # 8


~ trumpet player ~ table runner gift ~ flash flood ~ spots galore ~ re-figuring a PDF ~ layer cake shopping ~ flowers for my Birthday ~ basting ~ baing stash ~ Kippy makes me smile ~ grade 3 ballet ~ Gaston in the bath ~ figuring out said PDF ~ quilting ~ finished lap quilt ~

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Photo Thursday # 7


~ HST ~ sewn together ~ hot hot hot ~ chevron love ~ Noodle Bar ~ Pow Wow progress ~ High Schooler ~ Gaston ~ at the Werribee Zoo ~ Quilting with Muffin ~ Japanese table cloth ~ Marmalade fabric ~ Squeak ~ Cushion cover ~ nap time ~ my fave ever print ~

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Photo Thursday # 6


Chevron FQ's * Merry Christmas * Quilted cushions for Dance coaches gifts * Stuart's year 6 graduation * Oliver made a gingerbread house! * drawstring gift bags * platypus softie * wreath complete with feather boa * simple decorating * Marmalade FQ's * Muffin - protector of fabric * Christmas bib * candle making at Soverign Hill * wrapping * pow wow WIP