People you should know about

People you should know about

I have a soft spot for macrame. One thing I absolutely love is a macrame hanging planter sporting an attractive fern or cascading string of pearls. Melbourne artist and designer Cleo is the queen of modern macrame. She makes wonderful and stylish plant hangers and jewelry and if you haven’t heard of her yet, you should …

Taking stock (and a leaf out of Pip Lincolne’s book)

Making : the most of some ‘me’ time Cooking : lots of soups and stews Drinking : chai tea, the spice is so comforting on a cold day. Reading: craft for the Soul by Pip Lincolne – it’s totally inspiring! Wanting: some respite Looking: at my sleeping dog. Playing: ukulele, always the ukulele. Wasting: nothing …

Books glorious books!

One of my favourite things to do is to read. As a teacher, I’m pretty sure my students don’t beleive me when I say this is one of my favourite past-times. I’m sure they think that there is something in the curriculum that says that we have to tell our students that reading is good …

These are a few of my favourite shops…

These are a few of my favourite shops…

I have lived in Melbourne for just over five years and I am still discovering new places that sell pretty things.  Here is a list of some of my favourite pretty things vendors in Melbourne, I’m sure there are plenty that I still don’t even know about so please chime in with any of your …

Welcome to the jungle…

Welcome to the jungle…

For years I marvelled at the wonder that was a garden in a glass. I had little understanding of how plants could survive in such a miniature environment, nor how to create such an ecosystem.  Little did I know that the creation of a mini garden is a relatively straight-forward procedure. After purchasing some amazing …

As the weather cools, keep warm with some crochet

It’s getting a little chilly here in Melbourne (aside from the last sunny couple of days) and I find myself contemplating digging out some yarn and my crochet hooks.  As it has been a rather long time since I started working on my collection of granny squares for my blankey – likely to completed by …

It’s been a while…

This year has been flat chat, so I will ease myself back into the blogging game with a nice simple list… Making : Origami cranes for my wedding decorations Cooking : Nothing at the moment, my life for the past few weeks has consisted of a variety of take-away food consumed straight from the container Drinking …