Wednesday, February 27, 2013


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.

Fooling around with his daddy. They came from the same mold.

Classic 'hurry up and take my picture mum, the world is waiting for me'.

Self comforting

Participating in The 52 Project hosted by Jodi at the beautiful Che and Fidel blog.

Friday, February 22, 2013


A little bit of floral sheeting has made it's way into the stash over the past week and a bit.
I am constantly amazed how these make it into the washing machine and onto the line so quickly. Meanwhile the work clothes, towels and school uniforms are all over the laundry floor patiently waiting their turn.

They were all found in the country oppies between $1-$3 each.
And a little close up of the prints from my instagram feed.

Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Catching up

Now that school is well and truly back, things have been busy around here. Our litlest love has started preschool and the bigs have been full on with school, activities, sport and friends. As they are growing, I am finding they want (and probably need) to experience more of life outside the family. I am not a fan of cramming kids lives with activities but I guess the wanting to socialise, to be a bit more independent, to experience new things is all part of growing up. Throw a couple of birthdays into the mix and our days have been full. Oh holidays I miss you already.

So I'm playing catch up today and am posting my photographs for The 52 Project.


The big girl at her swimming carnival. This kid is awesome. She will have a go at anything. 
She swam all her races, made it into the relay team and had a go at the medley-she didn't last the distance but she is such a tryer. She did however, pick up a third place in her 50m backstroke.

First day at preschool. Happily waved me goodbye. 
A few tired tears later in the day but had a great day overall and keeps asking to go back. 

The boy and his birdnest.


This is what 4 looks like. Happy birthday cheeky girl!

Painted Princess

Twisting the swing so it unwinds for a crazy spin. I loved doing that as a kid.

 Joining Jodi and others in The 52 Project.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ta dahh a quilty type blankie

Last week I spent my down time stitching up a little quilt for my niece, Harmony. Her mama loves purple so purple vintage sheets it was. I've used some white chenille backing with a touch of floral. There's no batting sandwiched in between. I prefer a soft, light blanket style when using the chenille. The chenille has the perfect amount of snuggly and it's very warm. Simple quilting with random straight lines, I think it'll be a beautiful addition to her bassinett. More photos to come once it's been gifted.

Have you been making lately?
What do you like to do in your down time?
Have a happy week!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Treasure Hunting

A little bit of show and tell is long overdue, I think.

I stumbled across this cross stitch the other day. I was immediately drawn to the colours.
The lovely handwriting on the back clinched the deal though. The numbers don't quite add up but I love Alred's work. A steal at $1.00

More teal paint. I love it and I'll keep using it teal the cows come home. I know.

Handmade cushion cover(new) with new cushion insert included. At $4.00 it was the perfect addition to the boys bed.

A sweet selection of doilies at true op shop prices...20c each!

This darling little number was thrifted and gifted to Lulu by her godmother.
Frilly bottoms, tiny floral, lace..the perfect jarmies.

And finally, some linens. Hard to pass them up. They are becoming trickier to find. A bold animal print curtain.. it's a lovely drill type fabric. And two pastel blue sheets.

Have you been thrifting lately?
I am certainly choosier these days in my bid to declutter our home. I still love to wander the isles though.

Monday, February 4, 2013


I have a huge chocolate headache tonight so bed is calling..Just popping my portraits on the blog though, before it's time for 6/52. I know the exposure is all wrong in the last two shots but I really love the expressions and the moments that went along with them so they are in.

You are all about the ipad at the moment. 
You love watching HR Puff n Stuff as well as playing the various numeracy apps. 
The tattoos are also very right now and your blankie right by your side as well.

Gorgeous girl. 
I took this picture at the pool today. You like to have a little practise before your swimming carnival. 

You told me all kinds of stories this afternoon.
You are thinking about the next story in this shot.

A portrait of my children, every week, once a week, in 2013.
The 52 Project