Friday, July 30, 2010

lower snug update

Last weekend I visited my block of land for the first time since I got back to Tas with my brother, brother inlaw inlaw and niece inlaw..... it was morning and damp so luckily Jem (4 years) had on her lovely gumboots.

The surveyors had been there to do the first mark up of where the house will be on the land, so we went to check it out.  Yes things have started!  I have council and bank approval and Andrew is making all the arrangements for first stages - excavation, a bit of tree felling (for safety), ordering a water tank (red).  I've been looking at sheds (why hire storage when you can build a shed for the same price), and colour bond colours.  so much to think about, plan, sort out.  Plus I really need to get some more work soon so I have enough money to stay on top of the mortgage as it grows in the coming months.... All will work out i'm sure.

my little house and place for carport at the top of the hill of my land.

house will fill this space (well most of the right side of it) - watch it!

up that way

more soon!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

pieces for peoples i love

i've been playing catch up with birthdays from the first half of the year and trying (and failing) to stay on top of all the current ones.  but hopefully when the parcels finally arrive they are worth the wait.

I love making things especially for friends, choosing the project, colours, and style just for them and taking the time to make it just perfect, even if that means unpicking or unravelling a little to do it again just right, i never mind.

A pretty reversible apron for the 30th birthday of Alice (Queen of Cupcakes)
pattern by sew liberated!
plus and pretty curly scarf - because she deserves to be spoilt

crochet hand cuffs
and a scarf for April the best sister (iL)

my first attempt at a hat for the gorgeous Emila (19months)

Some more hand cuffs for the brilliant Jac

and a special beanie for Jac and Josie's gorgeous Marty Roo (1 year!)
who rarely is still! ;-)

As I'm housesitting a fair bit at the moment the crochet is more portable, and can be done in front of the TV, or movie on the computer, even in bed, making crochet my favourite winter creative indulgence.  and there is many more special people to make for!

Friday, July 9, 2010

My Fern Tree Morning

I am house sitting in Fern Tree,  house on the hill with a view of the world, stone walls and an open fireplace. This is what i woke to this morning.

the universe is smiling on me today.