The love supreme

The love supreme


Kraft plus June challenge - Its a puzzle

Oh golly this Kraft + challenge was a cracker.
Oh and its the final days to get your entries in if you haven't already.

I was blown away by the creative ideas for this one... check out the details and inspiration on the 


Jot Magazine - June Mood Board

Its the very final days of this stunning Jot Magazine mood board...
soft... tone on tone....a dream to work with...cleverly put together by Jot girl Lauren.

Because I am running so late with my entry I popped in to check the entries so far...
oooh la la.... gorgeous.
If you haven't loaded yours yet.... there are still a few days left.

Details are on the JOT BLOG.


Its been awhile....

Holidays are like that...
a complete break from all routines...including blogging..
But I'm back...
and when I work out where the heck to begin..
I've got some stories to tell.

be back soon!


Cushion Project - Dudley and Grace

It has certainly been awhile since I stitched anything for my my once Etsy store - Dudley and Grace.

However when I was approached a few weeks ago and asked if I could stitch a special custom order destined for some 'student host families' overseas....I couldn't say no.

On a foot note..I am so sad with Etsy and its rating system....and my very unfortunate experience. If you visit you will notice my very poor rating. I was devastated. After many years of running Dudley and Grace with a 100% rating I now I display as 1 star!
I wont go into the tale....other than to say....I lost a lot of sleep over those 2 negative comments and I doubt I will ever me wounded.


Currently #6

Currently #6

Thankful for - My new iPad replacement.

Reading - I am Pilgrim - sadly I dropped and smashed my iPad which meant I missed re-borrowing and have to wait for it to become available again.

Watching - Game of Thrones for the second time.

Podcasts -Slow your Home and the Paperclipping Roundtable.

Wearing -  MB black leggings and sport top after an early morning walk.

Making - Quilts for the kids... its time to continue making after a hiatus over summer.

Paper crafting - Wanting to finish my pre-prepared travel mini-book before heading away on holidays in this weekend.

Focused on - Getting my lists ticked off before our trip O.S this month.

Hoping to - to get all my escape2create retreat supplies packed and ready

Planning - To iron and pack our bags very soon.

Continuing - clearing out and tidying up....I already have an urge to get serious again after we return from holidays.

Wishing - I found it easier to say NO! .... Just one little word... how bloody hard is it!


Kids crafting - Canvas art

 Its grown into a tradition... 
the girls come for some sleepover and we write a list of the activities they would like to do 
and the food they want to eat. 
The top of the list is always 'arting'.

This holidays they chose painting...
so we bought some lovely big canvases and they set to work.
The first step was to prepare the backgrounds which we then left to dry for a week or so.
Then this week they finished them off.
I love that they both have their own very distinct styles.


Memorandum Monday - Slippery Elm

Just a quick one today.
Life has been such a blur of late... we have a rather large holiday looming which seems surreal to be honest. So the last few weeks have been crammed with all those things that need ticking off... visiting family...and catching up on deadlines.

So I was thinking about  my Memorandum Monday....and thinking my life had been all a bit to mundane to even find something to report when I spotted my bottle of Slippery Elm on the bench.

You see....on and off over the last few years I've struggled with what I very professionally call a 'burny stomach'
Its not heartburn.... its more like a dull burning gastric annoyance.
It comes and goes but when its bad I live on Rennies chewables for relief.
I do think stress is a factor.

So I popped by the health food shop and asked if they had any suggestions...
and they very quickly pointed me in the direction of Slippery Elm.

Slippery Elm contains mucilage which is a substance that becomes a slippery thick gel when it mixes with water. It coats and soothes and protects against damage and inflammation.

A few weeks in I can notice such a difference already.
If 'burny stomach' is a complaint we share....I say...give Slippery Elm a go.

This is my last Memorandum Monday for a month or so.. holidays are calling.
Thanks Sian and Monday Memo girls...Ive enjoyed joining in over the last few months.