My Creative Space…..

I know, I know, Kirsty said there is no linky thing this week, but I want this to be a habit and am not stopping for anyone! (Plus it was my school holidays last week, we only have one week, so here I am today 🙂  )

I always took myself to be a non-knitter.  I have tried and tried over the years to knit anything from a scarf to one of the famous clown dolls.  Boy I gave it my best shot.  I LOVE knitted garments so VERY much, but thought I would never be able to produce my own…thats all changed! YAY!  Just before our holiday the BH+G mag had a knitting pattern book with easy to complicated items in it.  There is a lovely garter stitch swing jacket that I thought possible but had the little voice of doubt going on in my head.  On holidays I bought the wool and needles (two sizes no less!) to give it a go.  Lastnight I got out a knitting book for kids that I found in my school library.  Tis SO EASY!  Can’t believe it.  Figured out what I was doing wrong all these years.  I made a little practice swatch lastnight before I got all gung ho and wasted the wool for the project.  This is what I came up with….

And as promised here is a BAD photo of my new fabric stash….please excuse plastic bags…took the photo on my way out the door!

I would like to extend a big thank you to the few who have offered to help in my quest for a school cafe.  It is really exciting to see things coming together with your emails of what you have.  You are doing something REALLY wonderful and if I could I would hug you ;-D

Normally I would say to get on over to Kootoyoo to see what the rest of the world has been creating, but they are apparently having a rest for the school hols.  I think you should go there anyways because Kirsty has been on a mission decorating ugly wire coathangers and has produced some very AMAZING little items.  You will be most impressed!!!


Where oh where did i see it???

I just received the most gorgeous stash of fabrics and the like from Quilt Fabric Delights.  All too cute and pretty. Some I had ordered for a purpose, a tea cosy made with pinks and greens and oranges…BUT i forgot to save the link and now I can’t find it!  I am pretty sure it was on someone’s blog that i visited on Kootoyoo for My Creative Space a few weeks ago, but maybe its not…Oh well…

Will edit and upload some pics of my new purchase when I get home….

Just get over it….

Apparently the so called love of my life has decided that I am a drama queen and should just get over the mouse thing.  I am sorry I just can not!  I get up in the morning get in his car and there is poop on the seat!!! (and the fabulous smell to go with it) then I come to work to clear the fresh (and sometimes blue) poop from my desk before I can begin my job…then it is everywhere through out my day.  My reason right now for posting is that there are two darlings (mice that is) having a conversation (or is that an arguement) about the tasty blue block i just arranged for them to share.

Arrival at farm at 1am was met with rat and mouse poop in own bed.  Not sleeping there.  Ok, swag, you beauty! I have the swag on the roof rack! YAY! saved.  But NO.  Said swag has been filled with poop and a DEAD BODY.  Am NOT sleeping in that for a LONG time :/

So, you tell me, drama queen or just darn over it! LOL

PS what sort of camera do you use to upload your photos on your blog?  I am in the market for a new SLR but have no idea where to start!

Back on the road

We have just assed through Mildura on our way to Renmark and have encountered dust storms!






MY creative SPACE

Well its been a somewhat creative week here on my farm, but it’s all over now as we sit in the car on our adventure back to the red centre.

I was very excited to do a small but lovely bit of shopping at the local patchwork shop. A few things to tide me over…including a rotary cutter and ruler thingy…


I did go back for round two to grab the wool and needles I need to start my first ever real knitting project from BHG mag last month. Was so excited to find the store keeper in inglewood knitting exact same project so I could get details from her, tad hard to make a special purchase like that without the list of requirements (because said list is on kitchen table in different state!!!)

I had NO idea figs could taste so good! whipped up some fresh fig jam on Monday and it is glorious. My new favorite with cream on scones! Yesterday I made some lemon marmalade too… Equally yummy.

Also found some great sheets for the vintage sheet swap but no pics as they are safe and sound on roof rack!

Well I am off to look at everyone elses spaces at (I have tried so hard to make. Link from my mobile but can’t figure it out sorry… Seeya!

Still going



On THE road…..

Left home at the rock yesterday at about 3. Above is my current view through front windscreen. Just passed a place called Spalding on our way to Burra South Australia. Should get home to my little farm at about 11 tonight…



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