I was getting ready to go to the beach with my daughter Heidi last weekend and was trying to find a bag in the house big enough to fit several buckets, spades, water bottles, hats, food, nappies, suncream etc. (you get the picture – a HEAP of stuff). I stopped and eyed off my pile of Ikea bags… But just couldn’t do it!
I then had a quiet moment to myself thinking about how useful a ‘cool looking’ Ikea bag would be!
On the first day of Christmas my true love said to me…. “Now we’ve moved house can you finish off some of these crafty projects you have started (and never finished)!”
Amongst the box unpacking (we moved into our new house last week… you can visit my blog about building the house at http://www.lot271.com) I found some time to make my toilet-paper-roll-Christmas-wreath as I promised I would in my Christmas decoration post. I couldn’t have made it any earlier because I needed the extra time to collect enough toilet rolls! I think that is a good enough excuse, don’t you?
In follow-up to my previous post Sewing Things… I have added a few more items to my list of things I have made with my machine. I can safely say I am getting back into the swing of sewing again after 20 years away from a machine.
We have arrived in our new (temporary) home. Our refuge during the exciting time we are about to embark upon … building our new home.
It’s always a refreshing experience moving somewhere new – so many things to discover. You don’t live your life as a habit or routine, because there is one established in this new town – I love that feeling.
We have made Geelong our temporary home whilst overseeing the building process in Torquay (15 minutes away).
You may not want to admit it, but I bet every one of you has a secret stash of shells at home crying out for a purpose. Collecting shells is a funny pastime, because you rarely do anything with them (unless you were one of the many who made shell mirrors in the 1980’s – and we all know that fad came and went very quickly). Being the hoarder that I am, I have to keep all my shells – after all, I have spent hours hand-picking each one out from the crowd, why would I throw them away? However, the dilemma remains – what can I do with my shells?
All around us are beautiful things – sometimes it takes a camera lense to isolate them – allowing you to truly admire the colours, form and sheer beauty of the natural world around us.
Often because we see the same things everyday we take them for granted. I started experimenting with landscape photography from a young age – especially when on holidays.
With the ease of digital imagery, these photos can easily be downloaded to make great wallpaper for your computer/laptop, or if you are feeling more adventurous you can collect some of your favourites and have them printed canvas to hang on your wall. Some of my favourite things to photograph: