Thursday, December 30


Why make 1 dozen when you can make 12 dozen!
Yum tiny mouthfuls of delight. 

Tuesday, December 28

Summer Daze

Today was beach day, it was that sort of weather and for once not blowing a gale.
There were the usual sights, family gatherings, beach cricket, skim boarding, skiing, sand castles but these 3 tractors lined up were a bit out of left field.
If you live further south on the peninsula then tractors are the norm for boat launching as not many towns have boat ramps but we do. 
Perhaps they were the three wise tractors left over from Christmas.

Monday, December 27


Well Christmas is over for another year, I hope everyone enjoyed it and maybe some of their wishes came true.

I am spending the time between now and New Year attempting to sort out and tidy my sewing yet again, while reflecting upon the year that was and wondering what 2011 will bring. 
2010 seemed to fly by but there were moments when it dragged, would our winter ever end? 

Today I worked in the garden, after several hours I felt as though I had achieved very little apart from a back ache! Must confess it's great to have some time off and play at home.
Hope everyone is enjoying a few days break from the routine.  

Monday, December 20

Sunday Lunch

We had a wonderful Christmas Lunch with Sue and Kath Pathwalker in Mintaro yesterday.
After lunch we had a lovely little jaunt around the tiny town and discovered Poohs House.

Of course I was the last to see it and with screams of "STOP", followed by, "She means it!"
we were able to all fall out of the car and visit with Pooh.

Someone has created Poohs House in their front yard and I'm sure it brings smiles and squeals of delight to all those who pass by.

Saturday, December 18


Christmas presents and cards.


around in the garden.

Tuesday, December 14

Our red cannas look very Christmasy at the moment, I'm not sure if they will still be around in a weeks time.

Life is a constant rush at the moment, it's as though Christmas marks the end of time once and for all, everything needs to be done and everyone wants to you see just before Christmas.
It's no wonder so many of us go down in a screaming heap between Christmas and then suddenly we must celebrate the New Year!

Monday, December 13

Flea Market Finds

I found this cute little donkey at the oppie recently.

Apparently he would have once held servettes, he looks a bit grumpy but I think he looks happier with flowers.

For more flea market finds pop over to Sophies.

Thursday, December 9

Thank you

Look what my Darling Sue made just for me and from Royal Winton no less!
They are fabulous and so comfortable to wear, I am not a big earing wearer but I just love these.

We were very lucky and survived the wild weather with only a power blackout and few minor leaks. We spent a couple of hours down the beach watching the amazing lightening show. 

Monday, December 6

After the Party

"And I ache in the places that I used to play!"
Leonard Cohen

Well I'm not sure how many clothes lines look like this today but I had to wash everything from yesterday, eeing so wet and today so hot if I left them I'm sure there would be some weird chemistry experiment going on in the plastic tubs!

Our invite to Art @ The Hart arrived the day before we flew to Melbourne so there wasn't much time to prepare.
I had hoped to decontruct some clothes but with the limited time frame I only really managed to embellish some cardies. I was really pleased with the finished result and more important it was great fun to do.

With our continued theme of recycling, we covered our own coat hangers and made magazine paper bags.
I think a nap may be in order now! 

Sunday, December 5


Now I'm going backwards!
We spent a few days in Melbourne last week mainly for the Head of the Yarra rowing but a bit of shopping never hurts either!
Nearly 200 extremly long row boats, eights, raced along the 8.5 km stretch of Yarra at timed intervals.
Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best for the end of November with lots of rain but Melbourne is always enjoyable.

We also spent some time at Federation Square and The Art Gallery.
Rabbits seemed to feature while we were there with this giant one and White Rabbit Ale, now I know what happened to Alice!

The Weekend

I've had a busy couple of weeks and the time has just flown by.

I have just returned from Art at The Hart a fabulous artists market held down at Port Adelaide.
Sue and I shared a space, you can't get much better than spending a weekend with your bestie. 
The lovely Christina dropped by with yummy treats.

Over the 2 days a local artist tried to complete this hugh canvas but Saturday was so hot the paint was drying too quickly and today it rained!
Thanks to everyone who dropped in to say Hello and to the organisers of a wonderful festival.

Tuesday, November 23


Well maybe just a little!
My obsession with buttons just grows, I can't help it!
They are so tactile and the colours are just so pretty. 

Monday, November 15

Thinking About..

I've been making some cards, I know I really should think about the season that is fast approaching.
You know the one with the jolly man in the red suit and white beard "poncing" around but all this cold weather just makes it seem further away. I'm certainly not counting down! 

Friday, November 5


These beautiful roses are from our only rose bush and they smell devine.

Sunday, October 31


Im back again, no I haven't been anywhere exciting just travelling around the countryside for work, nearly 1000km in 5 days, I could have driven to Melbourne and it definatly would have been more exciting. 

I've been playing with my buttons this week, of course I could have every button in the universe but it still wouldn't be enough.
Buttons are such tactile objects, I always wonder where they came from and what they saw, probably a good job they can't talk!

Sunday, October 24


More sweets, this time a rolled pavlova.
I whipped up this yummy treat yesterday as we were off to dinner with friends, I provided dessert.
We had a lovely evening catching up as we hadn't seen each other for several months and live 15 minutes apart! Sometimes life just gets too busy.
The plate was my Great Grandmas, I wonder what she would have thought of rolled pavlova.

Wednesday, October 20


I love desert and always wish people didn't look at you funny when you asked for 2 deserts instead of main and desert.
This citrius tart was yummy!
Sorry about the upside down photo, weird things happen in cyber space sometimes.

Sunday, October 17

Flea Market Finds

I found this small white jug this week, very stained inside but good for flowers.

Reverse finds, I finally cleaned out my wardrobe!
I found clothes lurking back there I had forgotten I owned and will never wear.
It actually felt really good to sort and discard some stuff.
Pop over to Sophies for more treasure of the week.  

Wednesday, October 13

A Spoonful of Sugar

Friday evening we went to see Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way!
All the songs from my childhood came back to me as I sang along and tapped my toes.
Of course I have driven everyone insane at work this week with my bad singing and even worse tapp dancing.
Melbourne is a wonderful place, there's always something to see and do.

Monday, October 11


While in Melbourne last week I got to see the Tim Burton exhibition at Federation Square.
It was fabulous, his sense of humour and the way he sees the world is amazing.
We waited in line for about 30 minutes and chatted with different people as we zigged and zagged our way in.
My companion had no idea who Tim Burton was and was sure she hadn't seen any of his films and she enjoyed the exhibition too.
When we finally left about 3 hours later the line up was down to Flinders Street and they were staying open until midnight.

My other days in Melbourne were spent at The State Netball and Hockey Centre with the National Sport Areobics Competitions.
South Australia has the smallest team but still managed to win some pretty coloured medals.

Sunday, October 10

Flea Market Finds

I have just returned from a week in Melbourne and I had 1 day spare so my first stop was the Tim Burton exhibition.
This woman was so beautifully dressed in vintage clothing and I just adored her hat.
Pop over to Sophies for more finds. 

Saturday, October 2

Tea for Three

Had a lovely day yesterday with my two besties.
It was lovely to enjoy wonderful company in the sun shine.

Wednesday, September 29

Sunday, September 26

Flea Market Finds

The op shop trail was rather grim this week as I thought everything was over priced, but I did find this pretty blue jug with a shiny glaze and a couple of chips.
I'm not sure if it will hold water but I plan to put a glass inside to hold the flowers.
For more finds of the week pop over and visit Sophie

Wednesday, September 22

Meet Penny

Penny Pea Hen lives in our street along with Percy Peacock, poor old Percy has been alone for a number of years as a fox killed his last bride.
Recently someone purchased Penny from a garage sale ( as you do!) as a companion for Percy.
According to our 85 year old neighbour Connie, (who incidently taught me at school) they will never mate as one is an Indian and one is an Asian. Connie feeds them and sometimes they sit on her fence together.

The other day a small boy came door knocking asking who owned Penny as she was in their chook house. He was delighted to discover that no one owns them they roam free but we all keep an eye out for them.

Sunday, September 19

Flea Market Finds

On my way home Friday afternoon I was in time to stop off at the Port Broughton op shop, this little shop is only open on Friday afternoons.
There were people everywhere and as shuffled down the hallway I could hear, "Ready Gladys?" "Yes Mavis" "Right, 10, 40, 10, 20, $1-, 40, ....and so on ... The End!" "Total $15.40" "Thankyou" "Next" "Ready Gladys?" "Yes Mavis" "Right".
As I moved through the shop this was repeated over and over.
Finally when it was my turn I discovered that most of the volunteers are approaching or over 80.
Gladys was sitting at the table armed with pen and paper and Mavis was standing calling out the prices.
They spend the week sorting and pricing the items. The buttons from discarded clothing are sewn onto strips of fabric and placed in colour coded baskets.
They would rather turn over their stock for a few cents as every $ they make goes back into their community.
A BIG congratualtions to the Port Broughton op shop.

Pop over to Sophies and see what other treasures have been found this week.

Wednesday, September 15


Joining in with Wordless Wednesday.


After looking at the photos from Sue's garden wander I decided a little more colour in my life was needed so today I wore my favourite tights to work.

Tuesday, September 14

I'm Loving

the colours of spring and a touch of sunshine.

Just looking forward to lots more sunshine.

Sunday, September 12

Flea Market Finds

Oh what joy, my heart nearly skipped a beat when I spotted these 8 bowls.
Wrapped in masking tape with the asking price of $2! No chips just a bit of wear and tear, I wonder if porridge was eaten from these bowls or pudding.

I adore "depression green" china and am hoping one day to own a dinner set.
I have lots of side plates the odd cup and saucer but I have yet to find any dinner plates.

These are Johnsons of Australia, I also have the english Johnsons, a few pieces of Meakin called Jade and Grindley call this colour Almond Petal.
Pop over to Sophies and see who else is playing along this week.