Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Little pretties

1 Sweetly scented Daphne   2 Quilt in this book, I adore the colour combos; dusty pink, chartreuse, lavender, clear clear blue, taupe, navy, mustard, red ... amazing   3 Some more pentagons

Monday, July 22, 2013

The hand-me-down series: The turquoise hand-knit hoodie

Most gorgeous rainy day outfit ever (in my opinion). The turquoise hand-knit hoodie with panda bear buttons was gifted to Oscar before he was even born. The leggings were also a gift (thanks Aunty Aym). I'm imagining Nora (she's a bit of a shortie like me), will fit this outfit for quite sometime ... then it will be passed along to baby number three! Storing it away may not even be necessary.

ABOVE Photos on the left are of Oscar February 2012. At top he is being held by my dad, down the bottom he is spinning in circles on the grass with my sis. Both were taken while on this holiday.

Photos on the right are of Nora July 2013. At top she is being held by my mum (note the new fringe cut), down the bottom she is devouring a banana in my parents luscious garden.

And because I can't help myself – a couple more shots of little Oscys. Spinning in circles. Such a cheeky face, even then! 

Friday, July 19, 2013


A photo overload, simply because I'm always taking too many pictures of flowers. I should have continued with my flowers for Friday tradition from last year. I could have added many more!

1 Native Green Hood Orchid (discovered on this walk).   2 Jasmine, signalling that it is soon to be Spring, one of the few plants in our yard that isn't a weed!   3 I have no idea what this furry pom-pom plant is called (in my parents' garden).   4 Strongly scented white jonquils (in my parents' garden).   5 A childhood favourite, Snowdrops, those delicate green dots make me swoon (in my parents' garden).

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Some evening painting

A watercolour and gouache border of leaves for my sister's baby shower invites.

Monday, July 15, 2013


1. Trying to move on from the car art. Oscar had fun with a rolling pin and copious amounts of paint.
2. Poor sick Oscar, looking so peaceful and small during a rare daytime nap.
3. Springtime doesn't feel far off somedays. Flower buds in amongst my succulents.
4. Visiting Val (my grandma) and her puppy Billy. I'm in the middle, Oscar's pulling poor Billy's tail. That's my mum holding Nora beside us. Oscar had lots of fun picking lemons off Val's tree. (Photo by my sis Tess).

Not too many photos were taken this week. The sunshine was much appreciated.

Dipping in and out sporadically of Em's stills link-up.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A pentagon ball

12 pieces. Cut from wool felt. Randomly embroidered. Joined with blanket stitch. To be sent to a beautiful friend whose baby will be born this month.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


With the perfect weather continuing, we went exploring today.

Thank you to Roar Sweetly, if it hadn't been for her blog post, we would have never discovered this secluded patch.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Perfect weather

After the monotonous torrential downpour that recently engulfed Sydney (which certainly made for some fun puddle adventures), we've been taking advantage of the change in weather. Perfect, sunny, mild, winter days have led us to a different park everyday this week.

Here's my sis Tess and her new pup Bluebell, setting up picnic in Sydney Park on Thursday morning. Endless open space, willy wag tails and countless friendly dogs. Views containing diggers, airplanes and kites. Enough to make any toddler (and mum and Aunty and puppy) happy and tired!

A little tiger

Painted for fun, for Oscar, my boy born during the year of the tiger.

Not quite finished. The toy it is based on can be seen here.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A bonnet

I've finally convinced Nora that bonnets and beanies and hairclips are a good idea.

Wearing her first birthday present, made by the talented Greer, purchased from her etsy store here.