Some Days are Amazing!

July was quite a month! Big move… lovely new home… Fabulous overseas trip…. and wonderful memory making adventures.     I finally took time to… Relax, sleep, eat, meditate… and then eat some more! Finally I could breathe again. I completely unplugged from my everyday … [Read more...]

Fabric Mushrooms for Romantic Fall Decor

During autumn, we have a plethora of both toadstools and mushrooms popping up in the gardens around our home. We live in a rainforest, so the moist floor of the forest is littered with decomposing plant material, therefore providing a perfect environment for fungi to grow. In a place where we … [Read more...]

Care Packages

You know you are going to love a book when a friend recommends it with this… “OMG… this book made me think of you. You absolutely have to get it!!” So of course I did… and yes, I absolutely do love it. The book is the recently released Care Packages by Michelle Mackintosh.   Michelle … [Read more...]

Sew Pretty Homestyle

I still remember the very first time I flicked through a ‘Tilda’ book. It was Sew Pretty Homestyle, which I think may have been Tone Finnangers first Tilda book. One of my students, a gorgeous English lass that was new to the class, brought the Tilda book to art class with her one night. … [Read more...]

Hello new book… bye bye sleep!

Can you relate? Mind you, I’m not complaining. I love, love, love a book that completely engrosses you… absorbs you into its pages, so that you really DO have to keep turning the pages. Even when hubby patiently says “righto, light off’ and I reply ‘nearly to the end of the chapter’… but that … [Read more...]

Romantic Home Sewing

Having just recently rediscovered my love of reading, I’ve set myself a goal of reading at least one book per month throughout 2016. On the first Wednesday of each month I share one or more books here on my blog for ‘Book of the Month’. So… I did read several books this month; a novel, a business … [Read more...]

March – Book of the Month

My book of the month for March is one I know my crafty friends will love. It’s the latest book from well known Norweigan artist, Tone Finnanger.   [Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links to Book Depository] ‘Tilda’s Toy Box’ is filled with a magical world of soft toys and sewn … [Read more...]

February–Book of the Month

Having just recently rediscovered my love of reading, I’ve set myself a goal of reading at least one book per month throughout 2016. On the first Wednesday of each month I’m going to share one or more books here on my blog for ‘Book of the Month’.   I’ve invited my blog readers to … [Read more...]

Book of the Month…

Hello there shabbilicious friends! I’ve just returned from a trip away again. I’ve not mentioned it here before, but as my Newsletter followers know, I’m currently dividing my time between 2 states… plus the city and country for awhile. As well as accumulating frequent flyer points, my trips away … [Read more...]