Cute New Bag

Had a hankerin’ to make myself a bag

A cute, frou-frou one

So I made this bag….

Pink n Orange n Blue Bag

I keep getting admiring comments about my cute new bag!

Some things I make never get comments

and some do…

Go figure that one out!

Good intentions


The title of this post is …..”Good Intentions”

I had them, for this blog, good intentions I mean, yet I note that my last post was done ages ago.

I forgive myself for not posting for so long as I remember the blur of school holidays, and other family commitments which have distracted me from you, dear blog.

Yet, I am back to it but probably not for long…

My baby girl is leaving the nest and heading off to the US in mid November

I am helping organise & attending a conference which is near the end of November.

I am attending an interstate family wedding at the end of November. This one involves much organising of clothes for young & old and guess what? I haven’t organised myself yet. I can see that that one will happen for me at the last minute…sigh…

Then it’s just a quiet downhill run to Christmas. yay..

Anyhoo…I shall talk about some things I have achieved over the past weeks ūüôā

I made this pretty hair comb with my fav spotty aqua fabric

I have relisted this cutie below on my fav Aussie auction/sales site –

Check out my Flickr file in the left sidebar for more pics!



I also finished this blouse pattern from Vogue (7281)

I am so happy with the fit….absolutely perfect first go!

(except I need to shorten the pattern by 2.5cm)

I made the short sleeved top.

Love it!!




Pink Confetti Scarf

Living in the subtropics¬†I sometimes forget that we get winter. It is usually a fairly mild type of winter – lots of sunny days, daytime temps in the 20s. Our houses are more often built for cooling, more than warming, so when the temperature does go down boy do we¬†notice it!! So where is this leading to? Well, I am not that much of a knitter but I do get the knitting needles out during the autumn months in preparation for winter. I tend to avoid knitting with wool. I can’t wear it as it makes me itch, and there’s not much call for wool in the subtropics!


I love this pink scarf. I think it should be called “Pink Confetti”. My daughter started knitting this scarf and eventually passed it on to me to finish it, when she saw I was starting a knitting jag for 2008….



This scarf rolls on to itself and forms a tube of glorious fluffy pink! It has touches of golden yellow and mauve. Lovely and long, it could be worn casually looped over the shoulders or in the stylish front knot