Monday, November 23, 2009


Fires burn trees in the Rylstone Kandos area

Yesterday I left my home not knowing for sure whether I would be coming back to it. I've often thought in the past of the things that i would take with me if ever i found myself in this position...My family of course is the first and most important but what about other things? I have accumulated quite a collection of lovely things over the years. I always thought that i would be madly packing them....trying to take them along with me so i don't lose it all. Clothes, photos, jewellery, paintings etc that all mean alot to me. But you know what? When it came down to it I found that I didn't really want any of it, even though I had the time and space to pack them. No....all i took with me (apart from the necessites) were the girls baby quilts that my M-I-L made, my wedding veil and my Aunty Caths rosary beads. Thats it.

I spent last night thinking about how i would feel if i lost it all. Would i regret not packing things having had the opportunity to do so? The answer is no...I wouldn't. I'm glad that i didn't pack them. It made me see how far I have come in trying to simplify my life and appreciate what truly family.

I have now been able to come back home safe and well. The weather change overnight downgraded the threat however the fire is still out of control. There are some areas where friends of mine are not able to come home yet so they are in my prayers. At least they are safe away from it all.

I'm truly thankful that my house is o.k but I'm even happier knowing that home is with my family....whether we have a house or not.

I'm sorry if this post is a bit higglety-pigglety. I'm not very good at explaining my feelings in words. It's been a long night and I haven't slept. I had to share the bed with two frightened little girls who thrash around when they're sleeping but I wouldn't of had it any other way! They were safe and snuggled with mummy :)

Now I'm off to make a cuppa and start making cellophane windows with the girls to keep their mind off the fire.

Thanks for reading x

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Vintage finds

I've had alot of inquiries as to where i find things that i use for displays etc. So I've decided to do the odd blog about some of my finds. As you may have gathered I live in a small country town called Rylstone NSW. It is close to another small town called Kandos which has the best Vinnies I've ever been to! Here are some pics of my finds this week... 2 biscuit trays for $I.50, A set of glasses and their holder for $3.00 and a black and white retro tea set ( it came with 4 cups and saucers) that i got for $2.00. So all up it cost me $6.50 for these treasures. It always helps to go in on a Monday or Wednesday when Mavis is working. She is a true blue character with a heart of gold!
Since moving to the country I've discovered lots of little gems. I'll make sure to continue showing you my finds. xxx

Monday, November 9, 2009

My beautiful bunting

I just thought that I'd quickly let you know about the bunting that i had hanging from my table at Street Feast. It was made by the lovely Belinda at Tuttifruiti. I love her work. I have a little Babushka doll that i purchased from her a while back and when i saw that she was making this bunting i had to have some! I love how they hang like petals, and the colours she uses tie in so well together. I haven't worked out where I'm going to hang it yet. I'm trying different spots. For now its over the spare bed in the office (a rusty old spring bed that was here when we moved in...I love it!) The girls seem to like it better in there. They want a pink one for they're bedroom so I'm sure I'll be getting some more soon (It's all pink with my two!).

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New items in store! And more to come!

I've been busy today taking photos of my things and uploading them onto Etsy. I've made a few smaller pieces and have been busy working on a new design for my Nursing Necklaces so please come and check it out here

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rylstone Street Feast 2009

Wow! What an AMAZING town I live in!

Today was the annual Rylstone Street Feast where the main drag is closed off for lovely market stalls, long tables and music. Mudgee wine flows in special "Street Feast" glasses and meals made from local produce is served up in bowls made by a local ceramic artist, and you get to keep them both!
I had a stall and although i didn't do very well I really enjoyed myself. I was just outside No 47 (a lovely gallery/cafe) so i was able to enjoy coffee, hot chocolates and the best falafel wrap I've ever had!
Gosh I love living here!