Tuesday, February 21, 2012

not much to say

I seem to have misplaced my blogging mojo.  Not much to say lately.  My house is a mess.  We are still waiting for big decisions to be made by Mr DCT regarding the house.  I have re-painted, arranged furniture and planted foxgloves in my head in this house.  I hope I can do this is reality.  I have been having interesting dreams; dreams in my sleep of washing HIS feet and HIS hands out stretched giving me something.

This afternoon I am going to art group - the first one.  Exciting.  Then we are eating pancakes for dinner at church for Shrove Tuesday.  The kidlets will love that.

I started knitting again yesterday.  This cool summer weather makes me feel like hibernating and knitting and drinking tea.  I'm using a beautiful Rowan Cocoon yarn in Alpine - a cardi for Miss G.  She chose it herself, however Miss G wishes for the sleeves and length to be longer.

Much Love Rach xo

Thursday, February 16, 2012

making things pretty

Still no news on the house front.  The Mr DCT is going to see a builder today and check out our options, then we will decide whether we go for the Church House, or build for a third time.  I know what I want and it is simple and natural.  Pinterest is so helpful with ideas!

The Beehive Marquee event took place on Wednesday.  The designs were delivered on Monday and the whole race-course was a-buzz with readiness and anticipation.  It was indeed exciting being part of this and following my dreams to design and create.  Amazing how it came about - and what lays ahead.  I will post pics once I have some!  I took a few snippets of the 'chandebeelier' with instagram - but the overall effect of it hanging in the marquee I can't wait to see the professional pictures!

When I was a little girl my Grandma taught me how to make roses out of icing for cake decorating.  This week my crafty craftiness took me on a jewellery making journey - and I am quite happy with the result!

Much Love Rach xx

Friday, February 10, 2012


For a new fun adventure.  Here.  The start of something tremendously exciting - a project to celebrate and love and reminisce and enjoy the good old cardigan (also known by some as the button up sweater or a gilet).

More will be coming in days and weeks to come.  I am grateful for this little buzz of excitement.  Really - sometimes we just have to make our own excitement.  Creating a celebration of cardigans seemed like a dandy idea!  Although it says 'The Yellow Cardigan'.... the phrase just sounded quirky - lets celebrate and enjoy all cardigans!

Come and visit, be grateful for the cardi and join in on posting pics and upcoming cardi swaps!

Much Love Rachxx

PS.. joining in with Maxabella loves grateful's xx

Thursday, February 9, 2012

nice chaos, mess and no disasters

I have come to thinking about quite the revelation tonight.  I am not living in a 9 square house, I am living in my studio that I temporarily share with my homeless family.  Ha!  I think this will help me get through.

The house is not yet ours.  I am not sure if it will be.  Still not sure if we will build or buy.  Mr DCT is in the midst of a serious workplace back injury.  It has really miffed things.

So until we are no longer homeless - we will continue to reside in my artists studio.

There are branches of willow on the floor in the what-some-may-call living room.  A re-fashioned dollshouse and boxes of apothecary jars filling the entrance room. A sofa full of clean washing to fold.  The kitchen has the remnants of school notices and my first time jewellery designing together with dishes that didn't fit in the dishwasher and I haven't hand-washed (my excuse is we did have our first night of Irish dancing and super piano lessons from Mr DCT).  Our dining table is full of apothecary jar lids that have been washed and are awaiting to adorn the soon to be made terrariums.  There are piles of fabric on the dining room floor, miniature bees for The Beehive Marquee and a box full of fresh business cards.

The kidlets are doing well.  High school and Miss G are a perfect match.  Master S and his amazing teacher is heaven sent (albeit his trouble adjusting to the new year).  And I wonder if Master J's tummy pains are not anxiety from a little Miss stating she wanted to kick him in the nuts and kill him.  Oh dear.

On a brighter note to being kicked in the nuts - I have whimsically started a new project.  Not sure where it is leading to completely.... but it is a bit of fun and I have some ideas up my cardi sleeve!  Join in on The Yellow Cardigan Project.  For lovers of my most perfect piece of attire - stay tuned!

Here are some snippets of the latest creations... More creations here too.  My apologies for lack of photographic quality - I am relying on instagram until we buy a new camera....

Up-cycled  and re-purposed vintage chair Squiggly Rainbow style.

My new ipad covers/cases, also suitable as a Kindle case

My first ever attempt at real jewellery making.... a fine clay sculpted rose upon a doily embossed background.  My Grandmas taught me how to make roses out of icing when I was a child, something I will never forget. 

Much Love Rach xo

Thursday, February 2, 2012

to be, or not to be, that is the question.

Faith lets me think it is.  I pray so.  Tomorrow we will put an offer in on a house.

Yesterday I was feeling quite lost, lonely and not too good.  For no particular reason, it just was.  Maybe I should have read this post then.  But I didn't.

Hubby sent me a message that was out of the ordinary - almost romantic really.  A note emailed "watching stars without you - my soul cries"....  for those of you who know us personally - Mr DCT is not really a traditional romantic type.  This is a verse from a movie soundtrack we watched years ago.... and while he was at work all week into the early hours of the morning - I felt that way!  Blessed I felt!  I am really inspired to learn to play the piano as I type this listening to the song.

Today I had to drive to a nearby suburb to pick up 9 huge and amazing candy jars for my terrarium miniature gardens.

I departed once dropping the kidlets off at school, with two special friends joining me for the road trip!  There was great op-shopping to be done, hard rubbish and lunch.  My, we were exhausted by the 2:30pm.  My camera has died, hence lack of photo's.

Upon returning to school to pick up the kidlets; Master J had a huge fall on 'the court' with the regulars.  We headed to emergency to x-ray for a broken elbow.  Thankfully - all is well and there are no broken bones (4 hours later).

Much Love Rach xo

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


What do 'they' say about an artists mind?  I am wondering if it explains the dark blue angel?

Much Love Rach xx


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