Hi there!

I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!

I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.

I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.

While I don’t always have time to reply to comments, I love reading them. I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope you learn something new because I love sharing what I learn, and I'm always looking for another new skill myself.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dish Cloth swap - update

It's official.....I can now post a photo of the dishcloth that I sent Becci. Becci received her dishcloth in the mail while I was away and posted a photo and reply on the forum.....
Becci wrote.........I just love my parcel that you sent me. The fridge magnet is hilarious and I LURVE the soap! Your tension is fantastic for someone who has just learnt to knit.

I replied back to Becci by saying......I am so glad you like my dishcloth becci...The soap is excellent for my hair and I don't need to condition it afterwards.....it makes my hair lovely and soft....and the magnet is just one of my quirky crafty things I make.....I am so pleased that everyone likes my knitting....I keep making them, but I keep giving them away...lol....so now I will have to make some more..

I encourage anyone to be involved in a swap, if given the opportunity.....it is such an exciting thing to be a part of....get involved next time you see one...you won't be disappointed. 


  1. WOW! If you are this good with your first knitting project, what will you be like with your next 100? Well Done!

    I once read a story called A Round Tuit about just that very thing--we all could use one of those!

  2. Maybe my other comment got lost in the Blogger fiasco recently. But, I was just saying how impressed I am at your first-attempt at knitting! The colours are so beautiful. I'm sure you will make many more lovely knitted items in the months to come.

  3. lol, I never got your first comment Becca, thank-you so much for the compliment, as a new knitter, it is greatly appreciated....I really want to be able to correct any mistakes I make, so until I get there, I will probably stick to dishcloths for now.


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