Friday, 29 November 2013

A growing collection...

The postman has been kind to me this week..............

Another parcel of gorgeous yarn......

I received these chubby balls of loveliness from Bendigo Woollen Mills.  I was really impressed with their range and the postage was incredibly reasonable. 
Right .... time to get busy....

Thursday, 28 November 2013

A parcel arrives....

Look what came for me today............. very first bundle of yarn all the way from in the UK.  I am so, so excited....

Don't they look so cosy all snuggled up together?  And how divine is that rust colour?  I seriously could not stop looking at them for hours after unwrapping them.  

I was itching to get my hands on them and wrap them around my fingers and hook.   And look what happened...........

Oh how I love purple and green together  ❤❤❤❤

......This little parcel made my day.....hope you're having a wonderful day too...

Tina xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Treasures found and little moments

It was a fairly quiet weekend for us; no commitments, sport, or plans.  The weather was beautiful; sunny and mild - lovely spring weather, but with just enough heat in the sun to remind me that summer is almost upon us.  I did however get to one of my favourite coffee shops, Ajanta, in Coolamon, New South Wales.   I love the atmosphere of the place (it's in an old wool shed) and I always leave feeling very inspired and content (it might also have something to do with the home baked goodies the owner has on offer). Every nook and cranny is filled with beautiful things; it really is a lovely place to sit and have a coffee and wander around.

The always beautiful and inspiring Ajanta Coffee Shop
I also stumbled across a new little store, Kindrawares, ( not far from the coffee shop. Lots of gorgeous and unique gifts, plus pretty little crocheted Christmas ornaments done by a couple of local ladies.

Kindrawares Shop
Lots of pretties...

Look at the handmade Christmas Decorations!

This little treasure jumped out at me too.

I love the earthiness of the jute and of course I couldn't go past the turquoise colour around the top. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it but it's looking very happy and at home just sitting in my living room.

I also managed to do some crocheting - a little Christmas star which was whipped up in no time from a pattern I found here at  I don't have much time right now to commit to a large project (which at times is very frustrating) so these little projects satisfy my hooking need at the moment.  I'm planning on making a few more (they are quite addictive) and making a Christmas garland perhaps?

Festive Crocheting

I topped the weekend off with a little bit of baking..... although it was quiet, I had some lovely little moments.  Have a great week,

Tina xx

Friday, 22 November 2013

New Beginnings

Spring Flowers,
Cherry Blossom offerings,
sweet new babe,
beautiful crochet for tiny feet. 

As we welcome our fourth child into the world and with spring in the air it seems such a perfect time for me to start this blog; my little space on the web where I can reconnect with my creative side, craft, bake, muse and share little moments of our family life.  I have recently discovered a love for crochet and have so many projects in mind to make; cosy warm blankets, cot blankets, round cushions, ripple cushions, scarves, mittens - it's endless!  So, in between caring for two little ones at home and while the older two are at school during the day, I plan to crochet as often as I can.  Little babes, colourful yarn and hook, home baking and cups of tea.  What a wonderful way to spend my days......

Tina xx