Monthly Archives: October 2018

Sorting things out


I have had two weeks off work, and what with overseas relatives staying and a brief trip to Sydney things have been a little chaotic, fun but chaotic. Off course while I was away the weather was apparently perfect but the day I need to do what feels like 10 loads of washing it is overcast and threatening storms. There is however some blue sky out there and I’m hoping I can get a couple of loads at least dry on the line before rain hits. In the meantime I will focus on getting the rest of my house back into a semblance of order before I have to go back to work tomorrow.

Here are some pictures of my trip. I loved the coastal daisies I stumbled across while on a walk along the coast. They were almost iridescent. I am trying to think of ways I could capture them in textiles.




A friend I used to work with recently challenged me to 31 days of Halloween craft. The idea was that we would post one craft related thing on Facebook every day during October with a Halloween theme. So I have been busy, and it has been fun. After months of avoiding my sewing room I am starting to feel like I am getting my mojo back. I have been making some old favourites as well as trying some new things including origami for the first time.

I am stretching the definition of Halloween just a little by including some day of the dead fabric, but it was just too nice to resist.

I am also still knitting. In addition to the little pants I finally finished I am in the process of knitting a baby hoody. I will save a picture of the hoody for next time as it isn’t quite finished yet. For now you will have to make do with pictures of my Halloween related stash.