… two of Lily’s favourite things. .
We went to Centennial Park today. It was a gorgeous day. Eoin did a few laps on his bike and I took Lily to feed the ducks. We came upon some absolutely beautiful poppies. I love poppies. When I was little I used to love opening the poppy buds and un-crumpling the petals. Today, poppies really got… Read More Inspired by poppies…
The Church Mice At Christmas by Graham Oakley… …I can’t remember who or when I was given this book, but I do remember that it was a Christmas present (I think I would have been somewhere between 8 and 10 years old when it was given to me). It has really left its mark on me for some… Read More The Church Mice series by Graham Oakley
I discovered Social Cataloguing on Friday and spent a bit of time over the weekend looking into it. I’d never heard about it before and came upon it completely by accident. I found (and bought, of course!) a children’s book at my local charity shop which brought back childhood memories and I wanted to find… Read More Social Cataloguing
I love the vibrant colours and patterns of Mexican oil cloth. My dinning room table is covered with a piece of Mexican oil cloth – it looks great (at least we like it) and it protects the table at the same time. It’s also very easy to wipe up any mess (my almost 2.5 year… Read More A little Mexican oil cloth here and there…
I made some curtains for my Dad, as we couldn’t find any to fit his 2.4 x 1.1m windows (he lives in a typical little Queenslander house). All the curtains in the house look about 30-40 years old – the fabric is literally crumbling away! Anyway, this is the first set – there are 3… Read More Curtains
Thanks Sarah for your lovely comments! It’s so nice to share my ideas and passions with like minded people. Yes – it is the search itself that’s so exciting. The child side of me likes to think of it as treasure hunting. And the wonderful thing about thrift shopping is that most weeks I do… Read More Thanks Sarah… it’s so nice to share ideas and experiences