The love supreme

The love supreme


H A N D M A D E - Esme tunics

I can never quite make up my mind to be honest...
I love the idea of a 'handmade wardrobe' where everything is upcycled... repurposed...custom made and the fabrics can be chosen with 'organic and low tox' in mind.

Then on the other hand....I sway toward a very minimal well chosen wardrobe... a 'capsule wardrobe' of sorts...but built on a less rigorous  template.

Anyway..... while I sort all that out in my head.... I did buy an absolutely awesome book at the suggestion of Mel (onecraftymumma)....its the Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style book... and its full of super simple pieces that were a cinch to make.

I kicked off with the Esme Tunic.... I cut the first from an upcycled piece of fabric just to get the fit...
and then snipped into a lovely soft denim when I knew I had it right.

Mid-process.... some hemming to do...

Here I am  wearing my Esme tunic whilst on holiday in Sydney....
a day spent visiting very special friends...Janelle and Kim.


Kraft plus October challenge - blast from the past

Thanks so much Kraft+plus girls.... I loved the challenge this month.
I fully embraced it...
I dug through my old hoarded stash for the retro flower punch....and I just knew there were some snippets of my favourite Scenic Route papers somewhere.
Then I had a little brain wave...remember those old swap cards we used to make and take to retreats?...We I had some of those too.... so I added it as my photo and it became a layout version of an 'old scrap supplies shrine'
I can 'hand on heart' say its probably one of my most favourite challenges of late..
I hope you give it a go.

I also LOVED the graphic for this months challenge.... its frameable in my opinion.


Jot Magazine October Mood Board

Its October ....
and a whole new challenge kicks off....
I have added in the mood board at the bottom of this post.... but my inspiration was drawn from the gorgeous pink / lemon coloured stripes and the paint dipped feathers.
It was such a gorgeous soft palette to work with.

 For all the details and inspiration.... visit the Jot Blog.. and we hope you play along.


J O T - Diagonal gallery

Lets just say.....scrapping on a diagonal isn't ma thang!
But....the challenge was issued....and I gave it a go!
You can see some absolutely brilliant diagonal inspired layouts in the latest issue of Jot Magazine.


J O T - Sparkle gallery

You may have spotted these in the  Jot Magazine issue 15   Sparkle gallery...
You can never have enough sparkle right?


J O T - Storytelling..its Fathers Day

I am sure by now everyone has read the latest issue of Jot Magazine...
honestly its just gorgeous... the pinata gallery...and the peak into Jot girl Sherees creative space were among my most favourite articles this issue.

I thought Id share my contributions....beginning with the Storytelling gallery...which is always my most favourite.

When Alex posted this photo to Instagram I knew immediately it would find its way onto a layout.


Currently #9

Currently #9

Thankful for - Some gorgeous fabric finds at the Op Shop this morning.... three stops...and each place I found some lovely pieces.. all up they cost me $5.00 thankful.

Reading - White Gardenia - Belinda Alexandra (I bought it at the Op Shop in Lameroo when I worked there a few weeks ago.) Ive been sewing so much of late Ive barely turned the pages though.

Watching - The Bachelor ..Offspring ... The Block....Married at first sight and binge watching Morag Gambles Permaculture series on You Tube

Podcasts - Shiny Healthy You - Jules Galloway

Inspired by - Morag Gamble and her Permaculture garden.... not to mention her sustainable...simple...debt free life.

Wondering - How on earth we came to actually own a Motorhome... ohh maah gosh...its ours!

Making - I am back onto making clothing pieces after an entire week of making new curtains for our motorhome.

Paper crafting -  Not happening... my desire has left the will return.... but not just now.

Focused on - Low Tox food... products...and life for our home. Slowly making changes every single time I shop. The biggest most exciting news on this front is finding a shampoo and conditioner I love and tolerate.

Hoping to - Finish my travel badge cushion project this weekend.

Planning - to take the girlies away tonight to camp in the Motorhome. They are excited and so are we, 

Learning - That when I drop healthy habits.... it would be kinder to just pick them up again rather than beat myself up. So note to self.... make some time Mardi.

Wearing - a Maxi skirt... black top and denim jacket. Oh and slippers...haha

Drinking - Coffee....always coffee....too much coffee.

Wishfully wanting -  a new leather handbag...some low tox eco tan...and some lovely new scrap supplies.

Planning - On some garden planting.

Debating in my head -  to blog ?....or not to blog?