Sunday, January 15, 2023

catch up time!

Well Christmas is done and dusted for another year!
Ours ended up being very quiet, 
as somebody (not me) tested positive on Boxing Day!
so that put an end to everything...for 2 weeks!

On a more positive note, 
this came from one of my beautiful clients...
with my favourite little bird

Christmas lunch courtesy of my youngest and her fiance, 

totally delicious!

all I made was the pavlova!

went on a little online shopping spree

got time to do some of this

changed up the stock I have at Healesville Hotchpotch

and planning a few new lines in the coming weeks, 
stay tuned!


Saturday, December 24, 2022


 Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, 
(or whatever you celebrate)
from me to you!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022


well the ensuite is finally finished...all the painting was done last weekend,
and all the other little finishing touches!
yay, very happy with how it turned out...
think I need new towels to  match now?

this gorgeous orchid was given to me last year, 
and somehow I have managed to get another flower spike on it,
never been able to do it before, 
usually have them with the first spike and then throw them out several months later, 
so happy this one has bloomed again as a very special friend gave it to me!

we went down the back to slash the grass on Sunday, 
yes I know it was 34 degrees!
did it in the morning before it got too hot and finished about 1pm, 
the grass was so long I could of got lost in it (I'm only short!)

found these beauties while watching hubby on the tractor, 
in between digging up the blackberries!

two more swaps arrived from the USA

celebrated another trip around the sun, 
these from the fambam

think I have enough pink gemstone pendants?


Friday, November 11, 2022

ensuite update...almost done!

 well the demo was all done over the weekend, 
its already to go on the Wednesday after Cup Day
those floor tiles were a total pain to get off...
a lot harder than the other bathroom

so this is it so far, 
jus the shower screen to go up, 
that's happening tomorrow!
then we just need to paint, 
put up the new towel rail, hand towel ring and toilet roll holder
and finally the new mirror
everything is working, 
except the shower (no screen yet),
will be so  happy to move back into my own bathroom!

we still have flooding around the area, 
this is Yarra Glen about 10 minutes from us (racecourse), 
under water again!
it is starting to dry up, but boy does it SMELL!!!!
haven't had dahlias for years, but this one said take me home, 
so I did!

my very last waratah for this year

this little guy was being attacked by the dog next door,
so we went and rescued him/her and put him/her in our yard where they were safe..
haven't seen him/her since
and this cute birdie followed me home from the nursery where we had lunch last weekend

hope you're getting to do some things that you enjoy!

Sunday, October 23, 2022

I'm exhausted!

My lilacs are in full bloom again, 
the scent coming in the sewing room window is divine!
Picked a heap, and gave a couple of bunches away...
my roses are coming out, 
thought this yellow one (can't remember the name) was the first, 
but turns out it wasn't!

this one beat it!
This is Ebb Tide, 
a gorgeous David Austin rose in a very deep purple, 
smells divine.
and finally my weekend was spent demolishing the ensuite!
So I say goodbye to the trend of 22 years ago, 

and next week (after Cup Day) we start to say hello to the new ensuite...
it's going to be quite simple and plain, 
blue/grey white washed floor tiles that look like boards, 
plain white vanity and top, chrome sink mixer, 
plain white tiles on walls with a simple chrome/white/clear skinny feature tile, 
and a chrome framed shower screen,
the walls will be painted a lovely soft grey to match in with the tiles. 
watch this space, I'll try to update as its done. 


Sunday, October 9, 2022


well the weather has been a little wet and wild again this week,
I went to my hairdressers on Friday, it was raining quite a bit, 
by the time I left (around 30-40 mins later) this is what her front yard looked like!
there was around 6inches of water running through the garden!
these beautiful flowers were gifted to me by a client!
the scent of the rose is just amazing!
it was our wedding anniversary on Thursday and hubs surprised me with some flowers!
(hehe I gave him his favourite chocolate)
and some more beauties out of my garden!

and the cherry tree has loads of blossoms
fingers crossed they all set, 
and the birds don't get them!


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

busy as a bee in Spring


well this post is very photo Spring after all
(I have only put up a few flower photos, you would all be bored if I put them all up!)
so to start off with a quick snack...
Lemon Slice
must make another the lemon tree is starting to groan!
picked up some bargains from Aldi recently, 
always wanted one of those cute little travel irons.
now I do!

I have just added some new stock to my Etsy store
introducing my newest line, 
only 2 different designs at present, but more to come
my orchids have been stunning again this year, 
so I have bought some inside to enjoy

talk about 4 seasons in one day!
sunshine, rain, rainbow, cold, warm in the sun...don't blink it will change!

a visit to my favourite place for a couple of days R & R
and my waratahs have been showing off..
mine aren't as spectacular as some area here, but they will do...
enjoying some of them inside along with the orchids.