The love supreme

The love supreme



Here it is.... 
the most beautiful 'Suse' mood board... perfect for a Jot Mood board challenge.

 I have been in scrapbooking hibernation of late... but this mood board had me digging through supplies..and hunting for a photo.
I chose this photo taken around this time last year... grabbed the inspiration from the pink... and striking black and white polka dots...and the layout came together all on its own.

...and the mood board for inspiration is below... oh and there is one of my favourites "Cocoa Vanilla Studio" as the sponsor this month... so I hope you can find time to play along.



Every month Kim whips another amazing issue together....the Jot team ...the contributors...all inspiring but probably my most favourite part is the "Lets meet... " article... its such a pleasure this month to learn a little more about the creative process of one of my favourites Felicity Wilson.

...aaaaaand....what a pleasure to take part in the Cocoa Vanilla collaboration...the most beautiful "make a wish" collection was an absolute joy to play with.

I hope you find time to sit with a cuppa and soak it all in.



I am sneaking in here ...feeling like my poor neglected blog wont even recognise me.
I have a really good excuse though.... truly I do....

My last baby is getting married in a short few months and we have been very busy with  wedding plans and D.I.Ys.

Its right up my alley... any excuse to give something a go. I mean... buying more supplies all in the name of wedding experimentation ...thats totally acceptable right?

Its typical with crafting though.... one thing leads to another... windows of opportunity open up..and before you know it you find yourself off on a huge big tangent creating something entirely unrelated... just for the sheer fun of it.

So thats what happened with this little adventure....and I just may have stumbled upon something I love more than I even imagined....just by knotting a couple of ropes.

...and then when I ran out of rope....I found some string....
this little tutorial was a sweetie.

 I am pretty sure this may just be the beginning of fair dinkum macrame love.


S T O R M - 11/11/16

Our poor little town / and region was hit by a big storm on Friday night... not only was there huge hail but also some fierce damaging winds in places. Trees were scattered and businesses were damaged both by the wind and also the flooding caused by hail. The worst hit were and the rural grape and fruit growers in this area....some areas lost 100% of their crops and rows upon rows of vines just fell over.

Thankfully our family fared well... we had some minor flooding through our back windows which was easily soaked up with towels... and carpet dries.
Brent and Alex copped the worst....they lost 3 or so trees..including one precariously on their power line. They also lost their back and side fence... a part of their pergola and the chook shed roof. To top it off...their car was hail damaged.

Speaking with Mum today I thought it was quite ridiculous that it had basically not even made the news. It seems if you don't live in that golden metro circle you barely exist.

I didn't take a lot of photos...but here are a few....


Jot Magazine November mood board

Its a new month.
and a new challenge at Jot Magazine.

This month was chosen by Jot Girl Leanne...and I loved the soft blues in particular... in the end...the lovely lime didn't get much of a look in.

I hope you can find some time to join us for the challenge this month.


Kraft + plus November challenge - Out of the closet

This month the challenge at Kraft + plus was to take inspiration from something in your closet.
I have been pondering this whole wardrobe topic for months... so it was the perfect opportunity to jot some thoughts onto to speak.

This may be my very last challenge with the beautiful team at Kraft plus..
Kraft plus is such a credit to Sandra (and Amanda) ... it runs like clockwork with the most 'challenging' challenges I know...all because of these two.
From the minute I was welcomed on board...I felt the support and friendship that these girls inspire in both their Kraft plus team...and all those who enter the challenges.
I can not thank them (or the team) enough.
Its very sad to leave but I have felt for some time that I just cant spread myself far enough.
I have decided to step back from some of my commitments for  the time being...
it feels the right thing to do.

I hope you can join in the challenge... 


Currently - # 10

Thankful for -  a loving family and beautiful dear friends.

Reading - 'Gut' by  Giulia Enders

Watching - The Killing on Netflix

Podcasts - a new one thanks to a friend.... Straight and Curly

Inspired by - the regulars in my gym class who have 20+ years on my age and still keep going...every...single....class. Unlike me.

Wondering - what to make for dinner?

Making - about to begin on wedding pretties

Paper crafting -  Jot Projects ...and I am two months behind in my PL album.

Focused on - Being mindful and in the moment.

Hoping to - get some relaxing time away soon.

Learning - to reduce my coffee... and live without gluten for awhile.

Wearing - Gym clothes....about to garden

Drinking - Lemon in water 

Wishfully wanting -  this leather bag from Rugged Hide

Planning- a wedding