Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sending love to a very dear new family

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
- Gloria Steinem

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Bizarre and beautiful

She is so cute I want to rip my head off and throw it at the wall.
- a lovely friend of ours, talking about my daughter

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Hooray for sharing lemons

Walked to the local greengrocer to buy the lemon I had forgotten to buy yesterday morning.  Found a basket on a fence, filled with lemons & a note telling everyone we were welcome to them.  Gem!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Bouncing along

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Friday, 16 September 2011

Feeling a bit heavy today

We all grow up with the weight of history on us.  Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. 
- Shirley Abbott

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
- Albert Einstein

Monday, 12 September 2011

Cheers to friends too, old and new!

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
- Joyce Brothers

Saturday, 10 September 2011


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
- Dalai Lama

ps...Bean (13ish months) thinks the Dalai Lama is her father...she points to his picture and exclaims "dadadada"...I giggle...

Thursday, 8 September 2011


Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.
- Terri Guillemets

Monday, 5 September 2011


Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

Saturday, 3 September 2011


Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.
Irving Wallace

This quote really resonates with me at the moment.   I am about transforming my life into a journey of new and different experiences.  Interestingly it began with craft.  I never once imagined I could be creative in these ways.  Here I am though, blogging too.  This is how I feel about making invitations and playing with lovely paper.  This is how I feel about taking extreme close-ups of nature.  This is how I feel about staying up late trying to teach myself crochet, even if I am completely exhausted and should be asleep.  This is how I feel about cooking new things.  This is how I feel about making jewellery or magnets or whatever else I see in the craft shop that jumps out and says "go on I dare you". This is how I feel about tinkering on the piano too.  Simple things that keep me in the moment.  These things delight the senses and relax my mind and I think one day I'm going to discover that I am great at some of them.  I wonder what they will be?

Today I released my second little home and fittingly her name is transform.  Here she is...

I released her in a coffee shop because I am actually trying to transform a disturbing coffee habit I have recently developed (again).  Wish me luck transforming my self out of this one - it is quite naughty, I'm talking in excess of 8 cups a day.  How did that happen?  Anyway, standby headache - yikes!  Do you like to transform aspects of yourself?  Change things, shake them up?  Improve?  Spring is a great time to do some literal Spring cleaning, but some 'self' Spring cleaning too.  I'd love to hear about your transformations.

Please pop over to the lovely 1000 Homes of Happiness too to find out more about these beautiful little homes and the wonderful project that Kellie, Poppy, Ava & Bloss are enjoying.

Last month I also released the little home "Present" - read about it here.

Hope you are having a beautiful weekend. xx

ps...unfortunately I don't think my talent is floor is covered in clumsy little circles that are supposed to be the (easy) start to a granny square...hmmm, I think magnets might be next...

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Woo hoo

Out with the cold, in with the woo.  
- E. Marshall, "Spring Thought"