January 13, 2014

Retro Home Coming

Oh how wonderful, I have moved into a 1950's bungalow with a garden to play in. 


The edging is extended and I replanted the lawn, how lush and green. The birdbath is frequented by many a happy bird.

 I have laid edging to create a new garden that is full of colourful perennials. And a orange flowering creeper is covering the back fence.

August 18, 2012

an era of garden progressions lV

From dead patch to succulent heaven

an era of garden progressions lll

Front door and back verandah growth

August 17, 2012

an era of garden progressions II

The rise of the long vege patch

an era of garden progressions

oh how I love the before during and after shots of gardens. This is my vegetable patch.

October 29, 2010

Straw Painting Collection

I started collecting these straw paintings from op shops in Australia 6 years ago. They are created mainly in Kerula, India, and Malaysia.

Cork Art collection

Does one make a collection? This is the start of my cork art collection. Found this one in NZ, it is tiny and kinda looks like corn chip art.

June 24, 2010

Doily art

Oh I know it has been done before but I could not resist decorating this tree near my home when I found a stash of doilies at my local op shop. Do you see the skulls?

March 16, 2010


I recently made this little Sprog for my friend Sonia and her soon to be born sprog.

December 07, 2009

All about me....

The December issue of The Age [Melbourne] Magazine featured a 2 page spread all about me and my home. My friend James Braund took the photographs.
ps. imagine the bathroom tiles being a million shades lighter, more a faded teal green, Not turquoise... that would hurt my eyes in the morning!

December 05, 2009

Garden up-date- Dickens St vege pathway

More before during and after photos, this time of the garden pathway. Used up all the bricks by making chunky squares seats with thyme planted in them.

December 02, 2009

Garden up-date- Dickens St vege patch

This is the new extension of the vegetable patch, the sunniest spot in the garden.
The zucchinis are loving life and grow so fast it is scary, got to be quick to avoid the dreaded marrow.