Friday, August 21, 2009


The hot weather has arrived early, so it was time to get rid of all that hair. The clippers went flat before we were quite finished, so tomorrow we'll have another go to finish it off. He doesn't mind that he looks quite odd, and he loves it that he's nice and cool.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I have just unpacked a supply of quilt hangers. These are so good for smaller projects and are such an affordable and effective way to display projects. The wire slides out of the end so you can slip the dowel into a rod pocket on the back of your work. You'll find them here on my website.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Just take a look at this gorgeous bag that my sister has made. She took my crochet rag rug idea and adapted it into a bag and then she added the gorgeous fabric flowers that she made. I love it but I know I'd have to stand in the queue to get her to make one for me, so I might just have to make one for myself.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I finally found some gorgeous country check fabrics and they arrived yesterday. These traditional basic country checks seem to be getting harder to find every day. At the moment I've just got these three, but because I love them so much, I'll be getting more of their range in future. You'll find them here on my website.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Country Sampler is one of my "must have" magazines. I love all the decorating ideas and tips, and confirms my belief that country decorating is still my absolute favourite. I think the anticipation of reading it cover to cover is just as much fun for me as the actual reading of it. I love to have some leisurely time along with a coffee to enjoy it. I've had the latest edition for a few weeks now, but because I hadn't found the time I like to enjoy it, it's been waiting patiently unopened for me. I was so excited last night when I took it to bed with me to find crocheted rag rugs featured for having "that true country look and vintage appeal". I know I've been "on about" my rag rugs a bit lately, but just had to share what I had found. Since we lost Rick Rutherford's magazine some time ago, I don't know of another Australian equivalent to this American magazine. Hopefully one day we'll have as much Australian patriotism found in an Australian magazine as we find American patriotism in Country Sampler.