Olympus 1030 SW….more camera fun

Last week I realised that my photography skills lacked and I attempted to take some 'decen't blog shots of my cross stitch work. This week I found Venus of Willendorf and Maria Magdalena willing participants. These shots are far from perfect but I had fun playing.     Read more…

Olympus 1030 SW….learning to take snaps

Have you noticed how good some people's blog photos are?! I have and I think I need to find out how it's done. So today I thought I would mess about with some old cross stitch kits of mine; DMC Creation Summer Breeze by Kazuko Aoki  andDMC DECO Dandelion As you can see belows efforts, […] Read more…

KYUUTO! Japanese Crafts – Lacy Crochet…..

Over the past few weeks I have been steadily working my way through Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts – Lacy Crochet and discovered lots of new things not only about crochet but about my own learning style so I thought I would give this little gem a mention.     As with all things Japanese this book […] Read more…

New Books!!

I decided last week that I have been procrastinating long enough about making my own clothes so I hopped on the ferry to Sydney to visit my favourite book store Kinokuniya (http://www.kinokuniya.com).     I have been eyeing up a number of books over the past few months but I settled on buying; Weekend Sewing […] Read more…

Possum has an accomplice….Cockatoo

  Over the past few months I have been engaged in a battle of wits with my possums. They raid my veggie patch, I employ the latest distraction technique, they ignore it and raid again. Possum likes to raid my veggie patches about once a week. This allows enough time for more greenery to grow, […] Read more…

Material Obsession: The Avalon Quilt….

  I recently mentioned in Seasonal Anomalies – Crochet, Quilting & Dead Furry Things that I would attempt to make the Material Obsession Avalon Quilt by Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke. It has been attempted and I now have a gorgeous home-made Avalon Quilt. It's amazing what you can achieve in one weekend especially when […] Read more…

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