Friday, 27 May 2011

Flowering beauty.............

The other day just before my mum was to arrive we went looking for some flowers to put in her room and we found this most spectacular hibiscus. The colour is beautiful and it has so many petals on it that I lost count. The splenders of the flower world just amaze me at times so much natural beauty is a such a small thing.

Friday, 20 May 2011


I don't know how many of you get involved in swaps, I don't do all that many but I do love them. I love making stuff/putting stuff together for my recipient but I also love the anticipation of the postie coming. A little parcel in the mail can brighten up any day. You can see a little sneak peak here of the handmade goodies going out to my swap partner for the current swap I am in. The swap is Blythe orientated of course but why shouldn't it be! It is a way of gettings goodies for your girls without necessarily forking out big bucks and you also get the talents of many a great craftser out there!!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


What to do on a Tuesday when it is non-stop raining & the kids have a strike day..........go for lunch at our favourite pizza place that is what we do. Very cheesy cheesy pizza & too rich chocolate mousse was on the menu today. Yum Yum!!!!!

Sunday, 15 May 2011


robin's cake

Sunday, what happens on a Sunday where you are?? Here in Noumea we could spend it lazing about reading, entertaining children, catching up on a episode or 2 of House or  maybe even going to the beach(we can still go swimming in May) but you could also have a birthday lunch for a friend and celebrate with good food, champagne, cake, coffee & chatter. And that is exactly what we did this fine day. The kids ran themselves ragged & the adults chatted. It was nice nice nice!! I am now sitting here a bit fatigued thinking thank god I don't have to think about cooking dinner as there is a decent amount of leftovers to be had.

I hope wherever you are you had a Bon Dimanche!!!

Thursday, 12 May 2011


Dolly Diptych Weekly on flickr

It makes me experiment with my not so many skills of photography!!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Comforting doudous.............

Got my doudou's in the local what's on to love that!!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Crafting, crafting............

 A bit of crafting going on here over the weekend.The finishing of a quilt for a baby named Karl. No relation of mine but a commision by a friend. A feel of the pacific was requested as this quilt is to go all the way to France.

And more clouds as the ones I took into the doudou expose sold out on the first day ans a request for more was made. 
Gotta love it when people love what you do !!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Dolls & foxes.............

Dolls & foxes!!!!
My doll pattern, fox pattern from Gingermelon dolls.

Douces Inspirations......

You know how I have hinted that I am involved in a doudou( french for softies) exposition well here is the flyer for it. It starts on Saturday and finally I have finished all my wares. I didn't really have to make too many as there is 3 other local ladies involved but once I get started the ideas keep flowing. The idea behind us doing this sale is to get some exposure but it is also a fundraiser for one of the womens shelters here in Noumea. For every 4 doudous we sell we donate one. It may not be big but it is a offering......if we are lucky and sell everything we have made they may get 15-20 doudous. Myself and my friend Kris are going in to set up tomorrow so I will take some set-up shots. 

Now I don't know how many readers I have from Noumea but if your are around go and check it out. Details are as follows- 

Douces Inspirations
7-20 May
Infinithe, Rue Sebastapol, Noumea

Monday, 2 May 2011

Happy rain clouds...........


Oh we had a very rainy weekend this one just passed but I can assure you the clouds we saw weren't anything like these dear clouds!
These are some of my wares I have made for an upcoming doudou fundraiser. I hope to show you more this week and also explain alittle about it.