Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ayla Grace...

Ayla Grace arrived into our world...all pink and pretty. Welcome sweet girl, know you will be loved and cherished by us - always. We look forward, with HUGE excitement to watching you explore, grow and unfurl as beautiful as a butterfly you sweet babe.

And not to forget her sweet as pie Mama - Kylie, what an amazingly strong and gorgeous thing you are - thankyou for the gift of sharing your sweet one with us all - to love. Congratulations wonderful brother and newphew- we love you to the stars!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Well the last few weeks must've provided the nationwide brainwave in the form of making bathmats, because simultaneously, all these bathmats appeared in blogland on some of the blogs I read...I too had had this brainwave and thought would show my humble has been washed 3 or 4 times now so isn't as pristine as when made it...and is rather haphazard in the style, and colours blending -ahem- or not!

I used the back of a smallish old towel, and then sat one sunny afternoon freeform patching together my scraps that were too precious to throw away and too small to use for anything in particular....its not perfect! but what I do love abou it is that every scrap peice has been used in a project for someone I think is wonderful ....the toile in a bag, the duck egg blue floral in an apron for my mum, and a cushion for a friends nursery...the green in a table cloth for my family and so on. So a wee bit of pretty to brightne my bathrooms day.


Friday, October 16, 2009

its birthday time!

October is a wee bit crazy in our is the man's birthday, my sweet niece's (x2), a dear friends, my own, my sister in laws, my brother in laws, my biggest girls and a few more friends and their children too, to round it off!!

So lots of handmaking of gifts happens, lots of baking, card marking, cake making and dinner planning, well wishing and hugging too....its an expensive, wonderful, fun filled month; which I will officially make the 'month of hugs'!

Here are a few snaps 'the man's' birthday and my well as some of the gifts the children have made inspired by Handmade Home (amanda soule's fab book)...which I will link to once I figure out the button thingy....xx

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Spill Cloths

I am bursting with excitment over the fact that my brother's wifey is emminently due with their 2nd bubby....tis devasting they live in Aussie; but sooooooo very exciting a wee miracle will be among us shortly. I have been making bits and pieces for this sweet treasure...which I will post pics of once I have posted them to her...but in the meantime I thought I'd post up a pic of some spill cloths I have been making and just popped into the shop. Very simple and sweet (and useful!!)...anyone could make them, but on the incase they can't or don't have time, I thought I'd do it for them ;-) case you'd like to peek in the shop window...pop on over to (have yet to master the button thingy!).

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


we had an impromptu fun filled photo shoot down at our beach a few weekends ago...I am such a novice when it comes to photography, although I sure do take plenty of photos!...and with such willing and fun subjects who wouldn't!

I tried to capture all the kids in motion....and the all jumped and hoped about like crazy...except the wee-est guy...who would much rather run! but thats ok with me...check out the refletion in the sand! Gotto love it.....oh and the boys are playing at being dogs, love how they 'live' it.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Happy Birthday husband of mine!!
We love you to bits, and are so glad you are ours.

photos to come.

sweet boy

sometimes, if you just sit and watch and pretend you aren't there; you see the sweetest the wee-est boy of mine, dressed in a scarf and his mamas shoes...I just love this stage to bits.