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So long and thanks for all the fish

  • 25 Feb. 2013
  • As you've probably guessed from the lack of posts I haven't had much time to update this blog, not even getting around to a farewell post. I apologise to all my readers and I do hope to be able to rejoin the blogging world one day but for now I need to focus on my studies (final year!) and family.

    Thank you for your support, all the best.


    {this moment} The cheekiest 2 and three quarters year old

  • 19 Jun. 2011
  • {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


    Creative Friday:: Artistic Anatomy

  • 14 May 2011
  • A day late as I couldn't get into blogger but as they say better late than never. As most of you know I'm studying nursing and as overwhelming as anatomy and physiology for someone who last did science in high school, I love learning about the body and how it works. I'm also more than impressed by the amazing anatomical drawings contained in my text books and decided this week to knock two birds over with one stone by doing a bit of creative studying.

    Above: Ovum
    These are papercuts, ink and watercolour on Hahnemühle paper. 
    Below: Muscles of the eye

    I even labelled the muscles, who said learning A&P can't be fun?

    Denim scrap ideas

  • 23 Apr. 2011
  • I have been searching for a few months for a replacement for my very worn denim skirt. This has been my goes with everything skirt for the past 7 years and it really was looking worse for wear. After scouting the stores and not finding what I was after (not everyone wants a skirt that is only slightly longer than a belt) I found the perfect dark denim stretch skirt in an op shop for $1. Only problem was it was a couple of inches too long however that was easy to fix. Now I have some denim scraps (plus a bit leftover from the bag I made last year) and a quick search came up with some great ideas.
    Like this great door mat from Lolly Knitting around
    A sewn version here made from waistbands

    What have you made with your denim scraps?

    {this moment}

  • 29 Mar. 2011
  • Inspired by Waldorf Mama, a single moment in time

    this week, i am grateful for...
    :: completing my first anatomy exam and becoming one little step closer to becoming a nurse
    :: the cooler autumn weather bringing out the vibrantly coloured leaves
    :: being able to spend time with the littlest ones while the bigger ones are at school

    blink and the time is gone

  • 13 Feb. 2011
  • I've been meaning to update my little blog before this but I'd been having problems logging in and all of a sudden it's February. Life is flying along, school's back and the little ones are also going to preschool/daycare 3 days a week this year so I can have a bit more time to study.With the semester start date creeping closer I've been madly finishing up a few projects that I know I won't get time later.

    I needed a new bag that would fit my netbook, a few books, pens and calculator. Using this tutorial and some brown cotton canvas I made this today. Although it looked quite easy it took a lot longer than expected but I'm really happy with the end result. Next time I'd like to add a side pocket and make the front flap as long as the bag.




    My glasses case needed a spruce up at the same time. I had some mod podge (which I have only just realised is not called modge podge) lying around and it was time I tried it out. There a a few tutorial on how to cover things using mod podge but I kind of winged it in the end.


    It turned out ok although doesn't close as easily as it once did.

    I hate doing these round up type of posts and each time I do one I vow to make sure I'm posting things as I make them. However I guess it's better than not posting at all.
    As you can see I've started to crochet and just had to have a new case for my hooks. The cushion cover in the top and bottom rows is Woolganic organic merino in their new Steiner Waldorf range of bulky weight yarn. It's seriously soft with a gorgeous range of colours, I wish I lived in a cooler climate as I would love a thigh length coat made from this. Also pictured is a couple of crochet discloths in cotton yarns and a bird decoration from this blog. If you want to learn how to crochet go and see Lucy's site, it's filled with great free tutorials with step by step photos.

    Thanks for reading, I won't leave the gap between posts so long next time.

    wordless Wednesday

  • 29 Dec. 2010
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    Handmade Christmas

  • 27 Dec. 2010
  • Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, it's been very wet here so we've had a lot of indoor play and when that gets too much going outside to  jump in puddles and bounce on the trampoline in the rain.

    This year Mr. MK and I got a head start on presents and made as many home-made things as we could and I'm really proud of our accomplishments and how well they were received by their recipients.

    There is quite a list so I hope I don't overload you with photos.

    Needle Fairy house (pattern here) This cute little castle hold sewing needles but you can also make it for crochet hooks or DPNs


    Holds sewing needles

    Tree Monster (based loosely on this pattern)


    Case for an iphone made to look like a ghettoblaster
    Iphone case

    Padded case for a DSLR and lens bag (Bag based on this tutorial but I didn't create the flap. Instead I sewed on a loop and added a button. The inner is two layers of camping mat cut into pieces and the outer fabric is canvas cotton from Ikea. The padded lens bag is a simple drawstring bag with thick fleece inner)
    Padded DSLR camera case

    Padded DSLR camera case

    Padded DSLR camera case

    Treehouse made by Mr MK, this was a labour of love and turned out just as planned.
    Tree House

    So many details, little ladders
    Tree House

    a place for the fairies
    Tree House

    and an unusual shaped elevator
    Tree House

    Tree House

    Tree House

    and it's the perfect spot for the Kraul cable car

    This was a TV cabinet in a past life now being well loved as a tool bench

    and lastly a little steiner doll for the smallest one (made using a mix of this tutorial and this one but using a formed head)


    Phew, thanks for making it to the end. There is one more but it's for little red's birthday on Friday. I'll post photos after that.

    Hiding in the toadstool forest

  • 21 Dec. 2010
  • It's nice and shady here so I might stay awhile but once I get back I'll show you how to make your own.

    excuse the mess

  • 12 Dec. 2010
  • I'm trying out a few templates while I try and update my blog as I'm really sick of having my photos out of alignment. Hopefully I can find something to fix this and spruce up the joint at the same time.

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