Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Here's our new Drewart doll's house

For Santa

Monday, December 21, 2009

And the second one, in Robin's egg blue, now in my Etsy shop
Here's the first one in the Etsy shop now
My little model

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mmm, new fabric!

Weekend parcel deliveries are great at Christmas! This morning there was a parcel of new fabric waiting for me in the letterbox, inside a recycled paper envelope, from Ink & Spindle. It's 2 pieces of hand screen printed birch forest fabric, by the talented Lara Cameron, and some natural basecloth, made from cotton and linen. The Ink & Spindle girls print their fabrics in Melbourne (not too far from here), with environmentally friendly solvent free inks, and they are carbon neutral. So I'm happy to be supporting them.

Stay tuned to see what I turn this fabric into...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Playgroup Christmas party

The first time the girls have sat on Santa's knee
And one from Livinia's birthday party on Wednesday

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12 months

Where has the time gone? Happy birthday Livinia!

First sunflower

Just in time for Livinia's birthday

Monday, December 14, 2009

Saffron Craig dress

Another project I'm working on, showcasing Australian designed fabrics, this beautiful 'Dandelion Fields' fabric is by Saffron Craig from Sydney. I'll be working on some more dresses shortly in hand screen printed fabric by some girls from Melbourne. This dress is size 4, and is now in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Geelong walk against warming

A small, but dedicated group of Geelong people met today for the annual walk against warming, to coincide with the Copenhagen climate summit. Before the walk, my girls dressed in green and blue.
Demonstration of rising sea levels
Formation of a moving wind turbine- there will be aerial shots of this, to see it better.

Post walk refreshments

Friday, December 11, 2009

New little organic birdie skirt now in my Etsy shop

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Organic kids clothes

Peasant dress size 3 now in my Etsy shop sold, thanks!
2 pairs of newborn pants for a special order
Peasant dress size 4 now in my Etsy shop

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Exciting new range!

I've just received a package of gorgeously printed organic cotton quilting fabric from cloud 9 fabrics. I've washed it and it is hanging on the clothes horse outside to dry- shame it arrived on a rainy day, it normally only takes a couple of hours to dry. It will probably take all day to dry before I can cut into it, and make some pants, dresses and skirts for my Etsy shop. Stay tuned.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New dress in shop

"My Folklore" by Lecien peasant dress in size 3, now in my Etsy shop. Sold, thanks!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rose geranium and patchouli soap

This is my favourite scent, and I haven't made it since early last year! I ran out of the vital essential oils, and only bought some more when I was in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago. It's nice and musky, and coloured with pink Argiletz clay. My second batch of soap free from palm oil.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas tree and Evie's dress

Being the 1st of Christmas, Evie and I brought the tree inside and decorated it this morning.
And here is the matching dress I just finished for Evie

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas sewing

Some super cute Riley Blake snowman fabric from USA arrived in the mail today- I've washed, dried and made some little pants out of it for Livinia. I'm about to start a matching dress for Evie.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


My dad spent this afternoon constructing a sandpit in our backyard for the girls Christmas present. It will get some sand in it next weekend. Andrew has finished installing the rainwater tank now, and in this last week, has almost filled up- that's 4,500 litres of water for the garden. Should be a bit easier to grow our own food this summer.
Liv is becoming more mobile now, she's figured out how to get up the step to the kitchen (in order to chase the cat). 2 1/2 weeks until she's 1! Eek!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Evie had her 1st kinder orientation today, I had to drag her home kicking and screaming she loved it so much! I hope she's ok with being left there next year.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Myer Christmas windows

The girls, mum and I went on the train today to Melbourne, to see the Myer Christmas windows, this year's theme was Olivia the Pig. Evie quite likes Olivia, so this was a treat for her.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Too hot

We've jumped straight to summer here it seems, with temperatures well into the 30's since Saturday, and no real change in sight. The garden has already dried out, and the grass/weeds are dying. Most of my hardy plants are surviving, with the sunflowers doing well next to the concrete path. Our natives up the back are doing well, especially the red kangaroo paws. The tank is in position now, just needs to be plumbed.
This cheeky monkey can't be left alone very much now, lest she fall and crack her head on the slate floor behind her! She's pulling herself up on everything. No crawling yet though.