Wednesday, December 12, 2012

the christmas fairy

The Christmas Fairy front and back, she was made some weeks ago but its been crazy busy around here, there are birthdays to celebrate this month (3 in total) and of course Christmas.
Loving today's date 12-12-12 no matter how i read it i am right. Growing up in Australia and now living in the USA i often read the date wrong but not today.
Saw our resident fox this morning drinking from a  puddle in our driveway.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Delicious Autumn

a warm day, i spent some time today dismantling the vegetable garden. i am a little sad and sorry its all over for this year.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

its cold outside

My favourite doll so far. Dressed for cold weather, wearing matching mittens and stockings.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

market day

Holding her tote tightly this young lady is waiting for the bus which will take her to the market.
i tried  a few different things with this doll. Firstly her arms are attached with hemp cord running through the body with a button on each arm. This method known as a rotating joint allows the arms to move freely up and down. Also for the hair i used  eco-felt at the front and fake fur for the back giving  her a short chic hairstyle. The doll is approximately 45cm tall.

Friday, September 28, 2012


i planted cosmos seeds once many years ago in my garden now i have self seeded cosmos each year.

Monday, September 24, 2012

one more

i finished this doll yesterday. i am thinking the dolls need names any suggestions?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Doll making

i have a new hobby doll making in the last five days i have made five dolls. dolls 3 and 5 are pictured above. it all began with a gift from my father, he recently gave me a sewing machine or maybe the gift was he taught me to sew 30 years ago. it was also serendipitous that at the same time i acquired the sewing machine Jo-ann opened a store nearby.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

7 evening meals

Last Wednesday this crazy idea popped into my mind to photograph each evening meal , so i did. 

Monday, August 06, 2012

Easy growing

I planted 'Red Hot Pokers' (kniphofia uvaria) in my flower garden back in 2010. That year i  was hoping to create a red garden. Some plants never survived but the 'Red Hot pokers' did. They are so easy to grow, flowering each June with very little effort on my part.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The salad garden

i often think of my vegetable garden as the salad garden because  year after year i have the most success with the  tomato and cucumber plants. i find myself eating tomato and cucumber salads each and every day.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Picked this morning from the garden

Blueberries. I only have two blueberries bushes, so i am delighted to be able to pick anything at all no matter how insignificant.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

New Delights

the daffodils are slowly fading away for another year. fortunately they are being replaced by flowering primrose and creeping phlox. every day now there is a new delight for me to see in the garden.

Friday, March 30, 2012

This moment

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Monday, February 27, 2012

a little bit of yellow

just wanted to share with you the first daffodil of the season.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

snow and purple flowers

Its snowing this morning, how pretty the trees look covered in a little snow.
Also this week my African violet flowered.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

happy new year

art work made during the countdown to noon party at the local YMCA by A&N.