Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Autumn Leaves

Today I dusted off the needles and made a doll for my friend's daughter. It is for her birthday this Saturday (Autumn baby).

It's been a few months since I'd done some stabbing!... After a quite a few hours (including tea breaks & cuddle breaks), here she is - Autumn Maiden. I finished her this afternoon. Funny, this doll ended up being taller and thinner than the other dolls I have made. The bark of the tree is made with different coloured brown wool and a little bit of mulberry silk which doesn't show up in the photo. I was inspired by crab apple tree outside the window with all the different coloured leaves on it. Even the doll's hair has Autumn colours on it (which also doesn't show up too well in the photo).

I hope she likes it. I'm sure she will - she is a sweet little girl. I love giving hand made gifts and knowing that in the home they're going to they will be loved.

Katie was off school today so Lou and her were playing together most of the day. That's how I got the doll finished in one afternoon (LOL).........

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

" Lou's Fried Eggs"

Time has flown by since my last post. I've been busy doing not a lot really, but I did manage do a little bit of craft.

Lou and I made some fried eggs (yes, he helped me pull the stitches through the felt). I saw these at the Steiner play group and I had to make some.

I love these eggs. They're so easy to make - a bit of white felt, a bit of yellow felt and a little bit of stuffing to make the egg yolk stand up a bit.
They look really good as play food. Lou loves playing with them too.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Autumn is here. The leaves are slowly changing colour to yellows, reds, oranges and purples - my favourite colours. :)
I love the Mountains at this time of the year.
It's getting cold in the morning and evening. Winter is just around the corner - where did that Summer go? I have just gotten my woolly jumpers out this week and I've been wearing my scarves (there's one on the knitting needles half way through. I'm trying to de-stash and get through my wool this autumn/winter).
I've changed the nature table to Autumn colours of yellows and oranges. Soon it will be full of treasures that the kids pick up on our walks.
I love this view from my kitchen window. Across the road is a pine forest. I've been watching the Black Cockatoos finishing up the last of this season's pine cones on the trees. These pine trees are not native to Australia - in fact they're classed as a weed and one day they will be chopped down. They're slowly regenerating the area - the pine tree needles that drop make the soil too acidic for the native bush to grow underneath. It's a bit sad in a way. Some of these trees look very old. So in the mean time, I'm enjoying the beautiful view that I have out my window.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Green Speckled Slug

I want to introduce to you my daughter Katie's new blog,

She would love you to pop in and say hello...;)