Thursday, March 29, 2012

my creative space..

I'm on a jar jacket mission, making lovely tealight jars for the shop, also lots & lots for a special occasion looming..
it seems I've been unraveling more than I've been finishing this week.  I think it's all got to do with that 'suffocating' feeling I mentioned last week.  Too many projects on the go & seeing them sitting in limbo, waiting for me to decide what to do with them next has got the better of me, so I've pulled them all & tidied up just a bit..
While cleaning up my yarn stash I found this gorgeous deep red.  It's the softest wool, the label says 100% lambs wool but gosh it feels almost like silk, so deluxe.  I've made a snugly neckwarmer out of it for someone special to be packaged & posted just in time for their birthday..

more creative spaces here..

Saturday, March 24, 2012

our week..via instagram

 plans to spend a curriculum day at the beach turn bad with a freakish crab attack, crazy!! 
he's ok, claw scars make for great show & tell!  It may be a while before entering the water again..
one of many unraveled projects this week..
this could be next, I've completely lost interest in these colours..
 a little sewing makes a nice change..
some baking too...
indoor cubby building, hours of play tucked in here..

one week left and it's holidays again already, WOOSH that term just flew right by didn't it!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

my creative space...

I made a skirt!
It's a lovely grey linen, simple, flouncy & exactly the way I pictured it in my head!  I left the edge raw, which I love, with a simple elastic waist.  Super easy, super comfy, cool in the summer time & nice with some leggings & boots on cooler days, though looking at the picture it seems I may need to find myself a pretty petticoat..
...and then I made two!  More creative place here..

Friday, March 16, 2012


today I'm exhausted, lacking in sleep, lacking in motivation.  Feeling a little bit claustrophobic with all the 'stuff' around here.  In cupboards, on benches, oh God, the SHED!  I can feel a garage sale coming on, in fact at this point I could just open the gate, pop up some balloons with a sign that says 'TAKE IT!" take it all..

I've lots of things I should be doing, there's always a list a mile long.  Some things are more important than others, some things are just things I'd like to do...

The little guy has been 'difficult' at nighttime. Waking most nights for the last couple of weeks needing something, anything, a night light on, a night light off, a fan on, a fan off, water, it's too quiet, the crickets are too noisy, he needs his lego guy on the bed ready for morning, anything!  He's never been a great sleeper, I'm sure this will change..eventually.  But today, hubby & I are both exhausted.

Today I'm going to tidy up, I feel better when things are tidy.  I'm going to make myself something.  I'd like to make a skirt, I have one in my head, but I'm not going to shop for the fabric today, so a scarf maybe. That's it, that's all I'm doing today.  Hubby's bringing home a movie & some wine, we'll sort something out for dinner, I'm sure the freezer is full of leftovers especially for days just like this.

Looking forward to the weekend, and hopefully a good nights sleep will have me re-energised & ready to trim that hedge outside before it lifts the roof off the deck!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

my creative space...

 simple accessories...
in warm autumn tones...
enjoying the calm repetitiveness of spool knitting this week...

more creative spaces here.. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

this week..via instagram


things we saw, things we did...

you can join in & share your week over here if you'd like..

Thursday, March 8, 2012

my creative space..

stocking the shop with some snugly goodness.. 
it's been a bit like this...

one for me, one for the shop, one for me, one for the shop!

there's a chill in the air, how I love autumn days...

more creative spaces here... 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

welcoming autumn..via instagram.

enjoying where we live...
a week of varied weather...
and a strange focus on my own feet...

I hope your week has been a great one..x