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Little Feet

Posted on July 30th, 2015

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It was a dreary winter Saturday this week so I stayed inside and did some sewing.  I made these little shoes for some new little feet – friends’ babies in Australia and Japan. I used a pattern from Melissa Wastney‘s great book ‘Sweet and Simple Handmade’.  You might remember me mentioning this book before, when […]


Fruit Printed Wall Art

Posted on July 26th, 2015

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I made this framed fruit print just for fun.  I thought it might look cool hanging in our kitchen, near the fruit bowl.  It was so easy to make – much like the fruit-printed postcards we made here.  I followed the same method – sliced an apple in half, then dried the surface a little […]


Birds We’ve Seen in 2015: 21-30

Posted on July 21st, 2015

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I’m steadily adding to my collection of bird drawings for 2015.  I’ve drawn more than half of the birds that we’ve seen this year, and have been enjoying the time and space this project gives me to spend drawing – something that I love to do but for some reason just don’t do often enough. […]


Ping Pong Sea Creatures

Posted on July 14th, 2015

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Shane and his workmates have a ping pong table in their office.   I know, pretty cool right? They play throughout the day between jobs, as a little mental health break and to keep their brains and bodies active. Shane wanted a way to step up the workplace table tennis battles to a respectable level […]


Tablecloth + Running Stitch Quilt

Posted on July 5th, 2015

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On these winter evenings, I love snuggling into my favourite armchair with a blanket over my lap and a good book or sketch pad.  The blanket that I usually use is too small to cover both my and Shane’s laps, so I thought I’d make us a new one. I wanted this project to be […]