27 July 2017







.....and a current job sewing up 51 linen bread bags. 
such  a pleasure to work with a large bolt of eco flax linen.

18 July 2017




made a date and nut loaf yesterday, for the dual purpose of satisfying our tummies and also, heating up the kitchen. This large old house is always cold in winter.


Flowering quince brought indoors is an annual custom at this time of year. such a pretty flower, and it brightens up the lounge room no end.




 for some time, my mind has been imagaining the possibilities , using the left over scraps of white and creamy fabric stashed away in my fabric box. Randomly placed, piece by piece, cutting up portions and rearranging them in a spontaneous fashion,  machine stitching and seeing what the outcome is. 


13 July 2017






finished for camille. she loves it.


A trip to the city yesterday.... that donut shop on degraves street melbourne is too much of a temptation. We intended to purchase only one for my son who made a request. Then, waiting infront of the shop, with delectable enticements staring at us behind glass windows, we then decided we might buy instead three to share between us. Finally, we committed to four after discovering that was better value. oh well, once in a blue moon wont do any harm I guess.

11 July 2017

4.30 pm







9 July 2017


in progress. A hat for my daughter...



...followed by morning tea. This morning I baked a gluten free pumpkin bread, using flaxseed as the egg replacer and maple syrup/rice syrup to replace the sugar. I have come to the conclusion that I prefer gluten free flour as it seems to provide a softer, less rubbery crumb to the texture of the cake.
This one was nearly demolished by the four of this household in the course of four hours. Which led me to the necessity of hiding it away! A greater compliment there never was.

3 July 2017

Le jardin après la pluie