Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A note to Winter.

Dear Winter, 

Thank you for being so mild, for letting the sun shine through on crisp blue sky days, 
for keeping a lot of rain and wind away.  
Thank you for delivering just enough cold weather to make me really appreciate spring.  
Thank you for bringing us snow - SNOW!  
The winter illnesses we will forget, but the magical snowflakes that fell from the sky for 2 days, 
the snowman we built on the front lawn, that we will remember.

Winter, thank you......for being over.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A winter wonderland

Last week I was busy celebrating the blue sky and blossoms, knowing that spring was well on its way.  This week, we have had a 'once in a lifetime' storm, straight from Antarctica, bringing snow to most of the country - and most of those places have never seen snow like it.  Not in our backyards.

Not so much snow that we get to throw snowballs, make snowman, and marvel at the white winter wonderland all around us.  Schools closed, roads closed ~ moving from card games by the fire, to window snow watching, to playing outside in it and then back to the fire to warm up.  It has been amazing.  Cold, yes, but oh so beautiful.

I know come summer we will have days when it is so hot we won't believe that in August it snowed, that we had 6 inches of snow covering everything.  But to remind us, I have 2 containers of snow in the freezer.  I think there will be a snowball fight on a hot summers afternoon.....

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Do you see what I see?

{Morning Blossoms}

{Afternoon Blossoms}

{Evening Blossoms}

Do you see them?  Here comes Spring....
Playing along for Wordless Wednesday (they roll around so quickly!) with Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love.

Monday, August 8, 2011

My studio space and a sale

I love seeing where other people work, so thought I would share a few shots of my space. 
I am so grateful that after working on the kitchen table for years I have a room all to myself.

Well, the daybed is in there too, so when we have guests to stay it is the spare room, which works nicely for us.

I am starting to plan out the 'white out'......painting the floors and walls white, so am having a clean up.  You can find photos here of how it looked months ago when we ripped up the carpet.  With spring well on its way it's time to get organised!  All items currently in stock are on sale over in my Etsy shop.  Once they have sold out the prices will be back to normal, so it's a great time to get them at a reduced price.

Can you tell I like I am a fan of blue? 
I am always changing things around, so no doubt it won't stay like this for long.

So there you have it.  My studio space.

{I have quite a few Etsy/web purchases you can see in the photos - calendar by Gretchenmist hanging on the wall on the far left, another calendar from fieryeyed above my desk, Japanese Washi tape used on the inspiration board from NZ shop Kozo.  The divine 'French Bird' and 'French Emblem' burlap cushions on the daybed are from Jolie Marche, I am planning another purchase I just can't decide which as they are all so gorgeous....!}

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wordless {Whimsical} Wednesday


Playing along with my lovely friend Sarah 
for Wordless {Whimsical} Wednesday

Monday, August 1, 2011


Already?  Really?