World Youth Day – Sydney 2008…Buddy Christ

Messing about with my camera and Mary Magdalena the other day reminded me of the great statues that were put up around Sydney CBD during the World Youth Day 2008. The quality of the photos aren't great as I took them with my camera phone but they give you an idea of the imagination that […] Read more…

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…

Amazing blogs – Brinja & Dotti’s Dots…….

To fill the time between thinking about making things, occasionally making things and buying books. I like to check out what other people are up to on the net. This got me thinking and I have decided that I am going to showcase some of the truly gorgeous blogs I have found along the way. […] 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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