Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
And here is one of the adult birds back with a little food for them.
I wish I had a big zoom lens so I could really photograph them properly and study them a little more, they have nested in one of our melaleuca trees.
I found this interesting info in -
The Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds
Only female builds a nest, but males occasionally carry materials - although not necessarily to the nest site. As many as 10 or more males visit a single nest while it contains eggs and most of these participate in the feeding of the nestlings. In a single nesting season, one female may been helped by as many as 24 males.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
I am starting on some of the more simple blocks in the book
#101 Into the Blue
A Big Thank you to all of those who visit my blog
and to those who leave comments ♥
I hope you are having a happy day!
~ Gillian :)
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
But to make her feel like it really truly is hers
I made her this little ipod pouch :)
So now she can slide around on the floor boards
as you can probably see it is made up of two little granny squares
this was formed by Slip Stitching a couple of stitches
Have a lovely week everyone
Monday, October 25, 2010
200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws and afghans
by Jan Eaton
Thursday, October 21, 2010
it is a very simple pattern to follow so they work up quite quickly.
I will be making a few more of these to tuck away into some Christmas gifts this year.
Thank you so much to Helda for sharing this lovely pattern
and for providing such easy to follow instructions.
helda's blog Heldasland
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I made these sweet little Granny Slippers
for Georgia today
using a brilliant pattern I purchased from
Michelle from The Royal Sisters Etsy Store
The yarn I used was 'Surprise by Lincraft'
Friday, October 15, 2010
I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, it even matches my little coin pouch :)
I found a pattern on Yarn Pixies Blog
for an MP3 Pouch,
My phone was a little larger so I added a couple of extra rows
and a little 'pinkie finger loop' instead of the drawstring top on the original pattern.
You can find the pattern on
Yarn Pixies Blog
& on Ravelry
Have a Creative weekend Everyone :)
and thanks so much for visiting me ♥
Thursday, October 14, 2010
For both little pouches I crocheted two different yarns together which makes the pouch quite sturdy and strong and gives a lovely interesting texture.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Also this week
The kids as I mentioned have just had two weeks school holidays,
Andrew had three weeks of Annual leave,
we built another vegie garden,
had a couple of day trips, dined out a few times,
had my parents come and stay for a weekend,
And I celebrated my 40th birthday and it didn't hurt a bit! :)
Have a Blessed week everyone ♥
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I've been following the very talented Katia Donohoe for a little while now through her blog Plushka's craft blog she makes the most gorgeous items, I was really quite chuffed to find that she had been featured in Septembers issue of Notebook Magazine. Along with her feature there was instructions for making one of her sweet little 'owl babies' when I showed this to Georgia she immediately wanted it on the list for our girly weekend.
Georgia only needed a little help with stitching some of the smaller pieces but apart from that she did everything else and is already hooked on making softies!
Thank you so much Katia it was fun to watch Georgia create with so much excitement as her little owl baby came together :)
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
and I enjoyed making it very much, almost as much as Georgia loves it!
and I want to say Thank you to
Alice from Crochet with Raymond
for sharing the pattern :)
If you click here it will take you to the pattern
Georgia and I have a very busy weekend planned,
All of our boys are away for the weekend, and we are planning lots of Girly things and lots of craft, to keep us busy!
I will share some of our creations soon.
Have a lovely weekend
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I love this shell edging, I've always wanted to have a go at it and now I have :)
Monday, September 20, 2010
I covered my cushion insert (I actually used 2 cloth serviettes that have never been used, they were the perfect size and I really liked this colour for my cushion)
Next was placing the insert inside the cushion cover and stitching the last two seams.
When the time comes for a new cushion insert (as we all know they flatten over time)
I will be able to undo the two of the seams and replace the insert
This cushion was Very quick to make because of the large yarn and hook and super easy, if you can make a granny square than you can easily make one of these cushions :)