Monday, June 13, 2011


A little while ago, Elara and India received a letter in the mail, inviting them to...

Have their hair braided with fresh picked flowers...

Wear their princess dresses...

Watch 'Tangled' for the first time...

And enjoy some 'lantern scene' inspired cupcakes.

Sweet, girlie day with my sweet girls.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Giveaway winner

And the winner is... comment #3
Stand by your letterbox Cheryl, ready for some saffron threads goodies!
Thanks everyone for entering. It was fun!

Research Randomizer Results

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Friday, June 10, 2011


Look! My first ever home-made yoghurt!

I used this method until step 5 (not forgetting to convert the measurements and temperature if you're an Aussie).

Then I wrapped my jars in a big old towel (though I'd love to make this yoghurt cozy), and let it sit atop my fridge (in the warm spot), overnight.

Then back to the same tutorial for step 7 and 8.

Fresh. Flavoursome. (And I felt like a farmer's wife!)

Today is the last chance to enter my giveaway!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quilt built

Six months later, Zeb's quilt is finished!

Seeing the patchwork quilt top come together was very satisfying.

Quilting the layers together with row after row of stitching was mind-numbingly enjoyable.

And adding the binding brought it all together beautifully in that 'hooray-i'm-finishing-a-project' kind of way.

I think I could be hooked!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Giveaway of the (double) century!

To celebrate this little blog's two hundredth birthday (measured in posts, not years of course), I'm hosting my first ever giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post, and I will randomly select someone to receive a package full of saffron threads cheer!

Oh but let's make it more fun and have you answer me this (in your comment): If you could have 200 of anything, right now, what would you indulge in?

I wouldn't mind 200 extra hours to sew with.
Or 200 home-cooked meals sitting in my freezer awaiting the next 5pm 'horror hour'.
Or 200 really compelling reasons to eat less cupcakes (and exercise more).
Even 200 minutes spent being lazy would make me pretty happy.
How about you?

Entries will close on Friday June 10.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Embrace the Camera: Lane ways

Embracing the camera, (and the chilly weather, and the culture, and the freedom and the food) in the lovely lane ways of Melbourne (for our Anniversary)!
Go on... join up!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

With this ring (and ten years)

To have and to hold. (Though we were so young)
For better, for worse. (We began the journey)
For richer, for poorer. (Tethered together)
In sickness and health. (Making the choice)
To love and to cherish. (For the days ahead)

I pledge you my faithfulness.
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