Friday, April 27, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Anzac Day

Lest we forget....
Our house today started with a sleep in- I would have really liked to go to the dawn service but with every one recovering from a mix a chest infections and fatigue we decided it was best to let everyone enjoy a sleep in.
Then while I finished some sewing projects and made some hair accessories Marty cooked with the kids first Oskar made a huge batch of Anzac biscuits and we enjoyed those with hot chocolates for morning tea.
Indy has just finished some honey jumbled and is waiting for them to cool so she can ice them- yum!
So I am enjoying some quiet reading while the boys watch the footy- although I think Marty is secretly having a snooze!!
And to finish off a great day I think I'll make another soup for tea- we have a huge tub of potatoes from the latest crop that my mum and dad have grown for market on their farm at Franklin.
Am thinking maybe potato, pea & ham...
I hope you have also had a 'good' day as our thoughts are with all of the service men and women and their families.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The cloakroom

Yesterday we turned a rather useless space into a cloakroom - it worked a treat this morning!! Yippee

Happy Monday!! xo

Saturday, April 21, 2012

2 cool chicks I know....

Oh and one super handsome young man!!

Thanks a million guys for keeping my kiddies entertained and happy for the day!


These kids amaze me with their strength of character and ability to play so intelligently as a team - inspirational indeed!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Today's fun

Whilst looking after 2 kiddies with chest infections I have managed to get a lot done - yippee- so lots of hair accessories and new earrings ready for Salamanca this weekend - we will be down near Kelly's steps.
Enjoy the weekend people!!

Out they go...

Lots of orders have gone out this week- so keep an eye out for the postie!!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

GIVEAWAY- get on over to enter x

A HUGE thank you to all of the people who have stopped by and entered our giveaway!!
Saffron Craig is hosting this for us over on her blog- which is a really cool blog and much worth a regular visit to catch all the ace stuff she is up to!!
Thanks Saffron- your support is super!!

The give away is a cool one too:

A little lady dress in owls nesting fabric (your choice of size of course)
& a sweet matching pair of owl hair elastics!  
(I have already received lots custom orders from both these items!! yippee)

Follow this link to enter:

Oh and check out and like my Face book page too here.
Feel free to share with all your peeps!!
Open until 20th April!!

Enjoy the weekend all,  oh we will be at salamanca tomorrow down near Kelly's steps  xo

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Catching up

Today we spent the day catching up- me on sewing, Indy on her Port Arthur school work, Oskar enjoyed doing some extra math worksheets and Marty was outdoors working.
That's our day - what did you do today?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Easter fun

We have a super fun Easter weekend with family & friends at Bruny Island south of Hobart.

There was a traditional egg hunt, a walk along the fluted cape, a massive curry night where each family cooked a curry of some sort (yummo), then hail storms and a lunch break at Hotel Bruny!!

What did you all do for Easter?


Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Finds: Silver Nutmeg & a Golden Pear Designs offers a generous giveaway

Friday Finds: Silver Nutmeg & a Golden Pear Designs offers a generous giveaway

Yippee Yah Yahoo- the lovely Saffron Craig has posted an interview on me and my little business- including a GIVE AWAY!!!! Follow the link above to enter.

Saffron says:

"Today I was chatting to Courtney Turner who is the creator of Silver Nutmeg & a Golden Pear Designs from Tasmania. Silver Nutmeg is a cottage business selling vintage inspired accessories, home wares, and children’s clothing and toys.
Courtney lives in Tassie and grew up in the Huon Valley (Southern Tasmania) helping out on the family farm growing and harvesting seasonal vegetables and produce. Courtney's mother taught her and her two sisters to sew from an early age, she still remembers with glee the pride she felt when she completed her first quilt (even though it was very croocked and nowhere near perfect). She says with a laugh!
She continues on with this tradition by encouraging her 3 busy children to sew and create. Her daughter Indy entered one of her quilts into the Craft Fair last year. And Martin her husband can often be seen running their stall at the amazing Salamanca markets in Hobart, which often brings a laugh from customers seeing a large man with tattoos selling children’s clothing.

Courtney says "I simply adore the freedom of making and creating and have a freestyle mindset with this process, apparently my polish grandmother worked with this same independent style.  My Grandmother on mum's side of the family immigrated from Europe when she was young to escape the war. They were booked to leave on a ship to the USA but my mother was unwell so they missed that boat and caught the next one heading to Australia instead".

"I believe the ability to be able to make something with your hands and use your imagination to create is an important skill to have and one I have taught my own children". Hear hear."

Thank you SO very much Saffron!!!  I LOVE what you have written in the interview!!

I adore your fabric designs and the Owls have been a huge inspiration to my creating and making and your fabrics are a huge feature within my house and my quilts I have made for my children.

I hope everyone is having a great Easter break!!

We had a fun weekend with family then all ended up with the flu so the last 3 days have been spent "resting" and recoup-ing - hoping to have everyone on the mend ready for the weekend sports- Indy with netball saturday and Oskar with Football on sunday.

Enjoy the weekend all &  oh we will be at salamanca tomorrow down the silo end xo

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter folks!!

Today was a hot hot good Friday in Hobart - about 29• I had to pop up a temporary curtain/sun blocker where I was sewing today!!

I chose some saffron Craig fabric I had on hand- quite love the owls!!

We are at Salamanca tomorrow for those who are looking for non chocolate pressies stop by we are packed to the brim with goodies!!!

Enjoy the easter break and stay safe everyone!!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Birthday cuddles xo

Happy 11th birthday Indy xx

Our little lady has turned 11- and I must say in such a stylish way.

We are super proud of this little lady - such a sweet, helpful, intelligent, kind and creative person!!

It is our privilege to have you be part of our family Indy!! Our love and admiration for you is endless.