Thursday, 28 April 2011

A new day & new art..................

A new day has come and a new attitude with it. I had a kinda unhappy day yesterday but today is much better........better because a few lovely ladies sent me well wishes and also I got a phone call from the post office. My husband bought some new artwork a while back and it finally arrived all the way from Santa Monica. Above you can see one of the 3 Kukula prints he purchased. They are very lovely and much better in person than what you see on the internet which is always the case. They have brightened me up immensely and will also do the same to the house when we decide on where to put them.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


The sad girl. Vol. 2
Photo by Fashion Fucsia

I am sitting here on this Wednesday arvo wondering what to write. "I think I am in a blogging hole!" is what I really want to write but it doesn't sound very interesting does it? But it is true I am in a blogging hole. I want to be here and talk interesting talk but I have lost the enthusiasm to do so. I have been making interesting stuff of late but don't know how to go about showing you, my family has been fit & healthy( apart from my husband falling over and getting a Harry Potter like scar on the back of his head) & life has in general has been good to me( apart from us moving into our house and getting flooded and then having a Tsunami warning after the terrible earthquake in Japan).......well maybe not so good.  

Another thing that has passed over my thoughts of late is that there is soooo much going on out there in blogland that I think what is the purpose of doing this anymore.  I write my blog because I want to and if somebody else drops by to see what I have to say then good and well but reality is we want others to drop by and read a little of what we have to say. True!!! Is there anybody out there??????

I am feeling a little sorry for myself, I do apologise for this. I often don't like to do that here but sometimes you just need to get things off your chest. Please if you are out there reading this let me know it might just brighten up my day and I promise I will be back tomorrow or even later with a much cheerier outlook.

P.s If anybody has any remedies for getting out of a blogging hole please let me know.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Another wee dress............

Another wee crocheted dress. I like this one very much and wouldn't mind something similar for myself.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


 My new sewing studio!
Time for me seems to be passing by in a flurry these days. It has been 5 days since my last post and I promised myself that I would try and be here a bit more regularly this week to post about what I have been doing but no luck. Inbetween kids activities, cleaning house, cooking meals & a bit of washing all my spare time seems to be gone. Admittedly I have been able to do a bit of sewing this week in the form of some quilting but it is a job for somebody else not for me. I haven't done any for a long time and I am liking it again. It is getting me inspired to make something like this again. Get back to making things on a grand scale not little fiddley things like dresses & teeny tiny softies.
This may have to be put on the list of things to do in the next few months along with loads of other things. Does everybody else have a list of things to do that is a mile long???

Friday, 15 April 2011

A wee dress........

Over a few afternoons while having a cup of tea I finally worked out a pattern for a crocheted dress for the Blythe girls. Very simple when you know how!!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Cute things in windows.......

Amsterdam..........walking the streets for 4 days you see some wonderful things on display in their windows. This display of knitting dolls was the best.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Land ho................

Island living was taken advantage of to the max this weekend. We spent 3 days sailing around southern New Caledonia on a catamaran with some good friends. It has taken us 4 years to have this experience and boy was it fun. Well I should say it was fun inbetween me feeling seasick & someone falling and gashing their head a million miles from nowhere (husband). Our weather didn't start off to well but by Sunday it was perfect. We lazed in the sun, ate lovely food, played somes games and swam when we needed to cool down. Our weekend finished off with a visit to Phare Amedee where the snorkelling has to been seen to be believed. There were so many fish in the clear blue water it was incredible.

Like all good things though they must come to an end but I still have the reminder of being on a boat because as I write it feels like everything is still rolling around. Oh when will this feeling go away!!

Monday, 4 April 2011

New friends....................

Over the last few month I have become friends with a very talented girl. Her name is Tanya and I meet her through the Blythe doll community in Australia. I  had the chance to hang out with her in person last weekend when I went to Sydney for the 2011 Blythe doll Meet. She invited me to stay at her house for 2 nights having only ever communicated over the internet.  Boy was I in for a surprise this girl was so much fun, she could talk the leg off an iron pot, she has a wicked sense of humour & she is a craftster to boot. I wanted to give her a little plug here because I think her homemade things are the best. She is currently selling some of her japanese vintage vinyl faced bunny rabbits(you need to contact her if interested) and she also has an Etsy shop. I want to you go over and have a look at what else she does because I love it I am sure you will too.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Where have I been????

Oh my how time flies!! It has been far too long that I have been away from my little blog and the whole blogging world. Many reasons for this and they are far to many to mention but I am back now and back with a vengence (I hope!!). There has been many changes in our idealic lifestyle, all good but many just taking up far too much of my time and they inturn make me feel too exhausted to even contemplate writing something vaguely interesting. But now as of the 1st of April No life without wife starts again for 2011. Hopefully I will be able to fill you all in on a few interesting things that are on the horizon, show some sewing, delight you with some pretty dollies pictures and that is just the beggining.