Saturday, June 18, 2011

Recycling yarn

I bought this old cardigan at the op-shop for $2!
It looked a bit shabby and needed some TLC.
After a soak and a good wash, the cardigan soon became this.
Total weight in yarn = 594 grams.
Now I just need to find a pattern!
 This tutorial shows you how to unravel a jumper.

Friday, June 10, 2011


 super quick to knit up!
And keeping our hands nice and warm.
Mumma version.

Perfect for this time of the year.
Midi version.
Practical for busy hands at work and play.
Mini version

Sunday, June 5, 2011

from my kitchen window

Hand picked flowers my girls picked this morning on their walk and ripening tomatoes from the garden.

A gorgeous sunny winter Saturday, it felt like a sunny autumn Saturday.
As I stood at the kitchen window washing up, I took in the delights of my girls playing outside in bare feet, enjoying a snack on the picnic blanket, and happy that a load of washing was drying outside in the sunshine at this time of year!
Happy sunny Saturday.
Happy weekend, how was yours?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Home-made Lemon Cordial

We were recently given a large bag of home-grown lemons.
I made up some home-made lemon cordial.
I do not buy cordial from the supermarket, so this is a treat for us.
And a delicious one at that!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt

During a recent blog browsing session I came across this blog
I discovered Kathy hosts a Photo Scavenger Hunt . I was immediately drawn to joining in as I really want to improve my photography skills and do some real stuff with my camera .
This Photo Hunt really challenged me to think and look - which I thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely do again!

So for the very first time, here are my photos for the May 2011 Photo Scavenger Hunt:

a bicycle: with training wheels!

a butterfly: caught in a spider's web in my caravan.

a cartoon character: A group of famous Aussie fish on my daughter's backpack.

  • a portrait in black and white: my daughter - I love this.

a red door: local bathing beach box.

a sign of the zodiac: a Scorpion on my carpet.

a street light: on a grey and dark morning.

an emergency vehicle: local fire engine.

an interesting local building:  A grand entrance to this home.

something blue: the back of the skate bowl.

texture: My favourite photo - cracked paint and dripping glue on a door lock.

think vintage!: vintage floral sheets at the opp shop, (taken on my camera phone).

More May Photo Hunt photos can be seen here