Monday, February 8, 2010

Mmmm Mmm Good

Over our summer holidays my daughter was inspired to make us a dessert she saw in a magazine. With fresh peaches, banana and grapes. It went nicely with our hot days. She was proud as it turned out so yummy!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sweet Flower Stand

A fresh bunch of flowers on your table is so good, the smells and colors. For only $5 a bunch you can buy them at the flower stand up the road from my house.

In our area there are many stands, fruit stands, hay bails on the side of road for sale, mushroom compost, all sorts of manures available too! Fruit stands have a money tin for payment so you can buy citrus, avos, mangoes, pumpkins, and much more for pocket change while on your Sunday drive. I love living rural, this being one of a million perks.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Starry Night

After buying this swatch of cheap wool blend charcoal fabric I pulled out the blues, greens and turquoise fabric scraps. Sewed up some stars. And added one yellow. I have not done a quilt in what feels like a long long time, so it was a treat to sprawl out all over the living room and pile up the dining table with fabric, everywhere. I will post again after it's quilted.


If you live in a queenslander home you are rich with veranda! Our "porches" wrap around most of the house. Being up high helps to catch the breezes in summer. My new project has been to declutter the verandas and create comfy space to drink, snack, read, or play UNO. My dear friend Emma the florist has an amazing creative eye for anything leafy/floral. She spotted our neglected cactus out in yard by the rain tank on top of the septic lid. She said, "wow that is such a cool cactus!" One Bunnings trip later our cactus is feeling pretty happy having moved up to veranda sunshiny views and a sleek new pot. With Emma's help (thanks Em..)we picked out some other grasses to compliment. I will keep you posted with stage 2 of our veranda make-over.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bean Bag Makeover

Our crappy old bean bag was such an eye sore. Blue denim. So finally this summer project is finished. I made a new liner with calico and a new cover with Denyse Schmidt's County Fair home dec. fabric. I found a gray fabric with some shimmer to match. It is sort of pumpkinish in shape. The pattern is kindly posted here.