Sunday, January 15, 2012


 There are always people ready to fit us into a BOX..... You see them look you up and down, or they ask "what do you Do ".....  but then I realized that I do this to myself too....I expect people to see me a certain way...recently I have had all my children home, all girls  26 and her partner, 24, 21 and 17,
thankfully the house is large....but that makes work too..... 
We have had our moments but it has been great to look at how others see things...... Apparently I'm a hoarder but  I don't need an intervention just yet, and I also don't keep the house tidy enough for some....
the youngest would like her time alone back I think....and My husband loves the noise and the banter..
When chatting to  a friend about the difficulties of living with grown children who have been out in the world and have come Back to the nest....We discovered the same problem..
I love my time alone, I like to sew and potter and clean up when it suits me....But I realized my children see us and want us to be as we have always been, providers, nurturing... Not as people in our own right living our lives. So I have found myself craving my SEWING.....and still up at strange hours of the night stitching and enjoying the piece and quiet of that hour....and the worst thing is that there will come a time shortly where they will all move on with 2012 and I will miss their faces, and the one who Irons, the one who folds, the one who cooks and they will be voices on the phone again  ...Here are some of my midnight embroidery..

                               This is an ATC I have sent to Tahlia for a birthday swap.It is felt I've cut and stitched......I love the little bit of blue / purple silk and bunny fibre i felted into the natural dyed wool....a little abstract but warm.....I hand stitched the felt to a piece of linen look fabric to make a neat backing giving it a lovely natural feel........

this is Part of a Fabric postcard. I've been playing with printing for a while now.....My collection of old nylon lace from Nana never seems to get used....So I thought I would print with it....actually I used a brush and paint and stippled through the lace on to the some nice patterns....I've added silk ribbon and threads to try to enhance the patterns from the lace......worked well and I hope to use it on a ATASDA fragments project more on that later.....

Saturday, January 14, 2012


gosh I didn't realize just how long it had been.....
the Halloween party was brilliant
the cake looked fantastic and we had an amazing week of celebrations
Bodies came out of swags, beds and corners for a huge breakfast sunday morning, I did managed an hour and half sleep....and the birthday girl loved it all

I had a container hidden in the top of the cake, which I put dry Ice in 
Then when I added the warm water
my caldron cake looked great

for My costume I ended up going as a REdback spider.....a couple of weeks before the party while cleaning I was bitten by a Redback....this is one of australias deadly spiders....thankfully I was bitten by a male So I just had pain, headaches and a big fright.... So I stuffed some stockings for legs, fizzed my hair and put a red stripe on my back....Redback


such a lovelly winters evening