Monday, November 22, 2010


I have been very busy making dolls and baby bonnets, This one for sale on Ebay along with many more I have made, most from vintage lace. They are extremely reasonably priced check it out

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Our first crop of lovvvely potatoes, so delicious and I managed to get a  few jars of homemade strawberry conserve out of a kilo of strawberries, yum, the grandchildren will love strawberry sundaes after Christmas dinner.

The only thing to do now is wrap the presents.  I do so love Christmas Time.

Friday, November 19, 2010


I have been looking for vintage tea towels for so long but not wanting to pay to much for them. I have finally found my first at only $3 and I love it too much to use. Maybe when I find more I might be able to use them.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Today I started thinking about decorating the house for Christmas and thought I would go right over the top this year, so I pulled all the decorations I have out of the shed only to find I really need more. Next week I am going to trail the op shops for hidden Christmas treasures, although I did manage to get a Cristmas Angel yesterday for 99cents and while on holidays, a huge packet of Christmas crackers for $1.

While in the Christmas mood I decided to make mince pies but first make the mince meat.  Oh well while I'm at it may as well make bread, biscuits and cakes to fill the freezer.  Soooooo enjoy baking.
 Also cooked a chicken at the same time while the oven was hot.
A quick easy way to cook a chicken is 10mins in the microwave, then another 10mins, then 10-15mins in a hot oven to brown.

Friday, November 12, 2010


I love embroidery, This one I did for the front porch of our home

I made this flower wreath for our bedroom,I just love pastels

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pretty cottage and vignettes

I just love thatched cottages and cottage gardens like the one in the photo. They conjure up many childhood  memories.
I changed around some displays around home today and picked a little vase of Cecile Brunner rose buds, they are so tiny and sweet.

My favourite tea set is so unusual and cute

Monday, November 8, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I had a very productive day finishing off embroideries I had on the go for quite a while.  I had thought of framing some of them initially but decided to make them into cushions along with some nice floral fabric I had in my stash.  I also turned the angel embroidery into a wall hanging to match one of the cushions. Nice I think.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010


My book is going to be published. I don't know how long to get it actually finished and in my hands is going to be but at least the process is in motion.  I don't know how to explain my feelings, excited or just disbelief that it is actually happening.  I will post the progress as it happens.