I first met the quirky and talented Lucy Ward way back in 1997, when Mr.B and I had just moved to Melbourne. Lucy’s husband, Fred, and Mr.B, both architects, worked at the same practice, and these two young, pre-kid couples would often hit the town together and be found having cosy dinners and chats in … Continue reading The Cute and Quirky Crochet Stylings of Lucy Ward.
I seem to have lost my crafting mojo these past few years. I always seem to be busy with family life or hosting my AirBnB guests, distracted ( in a good way) by my garden, newly emerging love of food photography, or getting to grips with the technicalities of blogging. I do feel the need to … Continue reading Craft for Good (not Evil).
Winter has arrived here in Melbourne, and with the first cold snap our poor chooks started moulting. It’s an annual happening that has me worrying like an old mother hen every year. The weather turns cold, the nights draw in and right when it’s coldest, the chooks drop their feathers and become naked and miserable. … Continue reading Bad Hair Days and Woolly Jumpers.
Last week I bought a new dress. A simple enough transaction you’d think, but my feelings are so conflicted towards this garment. I had admired another dress on a lovely friend of mine who possesses a certain style and grace. I was in luck. She’d got it in a mega bargain sale and would take me … Continue reading A Certain Age – How I Customized my New Dress and Why.
It seems Craft is a dirty word at our house. Last year I saw a beautiful cushion in the window of an expensive homewares shop. It was exactly what I had been looking for since we changed our lounge room around. I went inside and saw the price. I walked straight out again. Then I … Continue reading The ‘C’ Word
Today I received the most touching and beautiful Christmas card from Mr.B. Every year he forgets to buy one, panics, and on Christmas Eve commissions Miss S to make one. This year was no different, and now that the girls are older and more business savvy, he had to pay hard cash to get one. … Continue reading Merry Christmas!