Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Missoni and Staffordshire.

 Made myself a couple of Missoni skirts, so unbelievably quick and simple to make and comfortable to wear.

 I've always loved staffordshire china and recently bought these two in a lovely antique shop in Newlyn, Victoria. The big one has had a severe break through her waist and his neck  but has been repaired a very long time ago. I think it just adds to their charm but it was accordingly, very cheap.

 The spaniels came from an auction.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Baby Sophisticates

 More Baby Sophisticates for our bubby.

Made some book marks inspired by my Liberty diary.
 Have never grown lilac like this before in our roaring 40s garden.
I made myself this simple tunic using a favourite old tunic for a pattern.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


 Back in July/August we went to London to see our new grandson who is completely beautiful!
 Angel on St Pauls.
 An extremely large foot in the British Museum. So old and so  breathtakingly perfect.
 We went to Loop. I actually held a little Julie Arkell creation in my hand.
And in the British Museum I saw two Mrs Delany collages.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Baby hats.......

 Worried these baby hats will be too big for a newborn.
 Pincushion hakea time again.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

More baby knitting and liberty lawn hexagon quilt

 Love knitting these little cardis from baby bamboo. Knitting in one piece  from neck down is very easy and fun to do.
Have begun a hexagons quilt from 2 inch hexagons, my ambition is a king sized quilt, ha! I am making it from Liberty tana lawn only, I have been collecting  it since the 70s so I have quite a stash. Anyway this as far as I've got.....

Friday, May 3, 2013

Finished the cot quilt. The main orange-y liberty fabric is very quirky with houses on fire, factories, windmills, man working on allotment garden, prams, bears in racing cars, quite odd but lovely.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Olive picking

I went olive picking at our friend's olive grove yesterday. We harvested about 100 kilos of olives which will produce about 5 litres of olive oil. Makes you appreciate olive oil even more. However Flinders Island does produce particularly beautiful olive oil. (Correction we picked about 140 kilos which will produce about 18 litres of olive oil)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Cot quilt

 Cot sized baby quilt I am making from calico and liberty scraps. For our grandchild of course!
Not many flowers in my poor garden now. We are still desperate for rain. We had very little spring rain and still no decent autumn break as yet. Our poor sheep need GRASS.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


 Sometimes we wonder why we live here, so remote, so expensive, but this is why.
My garden has been full of Wanderer butterflies for weeks.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Another cardi

Having terrible trouble loading photos as per usual. Salley Vickers is one of my favourite writers......

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Debbie Bliss baby blanket and Baby Sophisticate cardi I knitted for our first grandchild due in June. Baby will be born in London.