The love supreme

The love supreme


Jot Magazine issue14

I am so behind the eight ball here....
I know by now that everyone will have read the amazing issue of Jot Magazine which came out at the beginning of the month.

I can not tell you what it was like to be sitting passing time at the airport in Southampton ..waiting to board for Amsterdam and having a little touch of home and my favourite magazine land in my inbox.
Thankyou Kim for all that you do creating such an amazing magazine.

If you haven't by chance seen it.... make a cuppa and follow the link..


Kraft plus June challenge - Its a puzzle

Oh golly this Kraft + challenge was a cracker.
Oh and its the final days to get your entries in if you haven't already.

I was blown away by the creative ideas for this one... check out the details and inspiration on the 


Jot Magazine - June Mood Board

Its the very final days of this stunning Jot Magazine mood board...
soft... tone on tone....a dream to work with...cleverly put together by Jot girl Lauren.

Because I am running so late with my entry I popped in to check the entries so far...
oooh la la.... gorgeous.
If you haven't loaded yours yet.... there are still a few days left.

Details are on the JOT BLOG.


Its been awhile....

Holidays are like that...
a complete break from all routines...including blogging..
But I'm back...
and when I work out where the heck to begin..
I've got some stories to tell.

be back soon!


Cushion Project - Dudley and Grace

It has certainly been awhile since I stitched anything for my my once Etsy store - Dudley and Grace.

However when I was approached a few weeks ago and asked if I could stitch a special custom order destined for some 'student host families' overseas....I couldn't say no.

On a foot note..I am so sad with Etsy and its rating system....and my very unfortunate experience. If you visit you will notice my very poor rating. I was devastated. After many years of running Dudley and Grace with a 100% rating I now I display as 1 star!
I wont go into the tale....other than to say....I lost a lot of sleep over those 2 negative comments and I doubt I will ever me wounded.


Currently #6

Currently #6

Thankful for - My new iPad replacement.

Reading - I am Pilgrim - sadly I dropped and smashed my iPad which meant I missed re-borrowing and have to wait for it to become available again.

Watching - Game of Thrones for the second time.

Podcasts -Slow your Home and the Paperclipping Roundtable.

Wearing -  MB black leggings and sport top after an early morning walk.

Making - Quilts for the kids... its time to continue making after a hiatus over summer.

Paper crafting - Wanting to finish my pre-prepared travel mini-book before heading away on holidays in this weekend.

Focused on - Getting my lists ticked off before our trip O.S this month.

Hoping to - to get all my escape2create retreat supplies packed and ready

Planning - To iron and pack our bags very soon.

Continuing - clearing out and tidying up....I already have an urge to get serious again after we return from holidays.

Wishing - I found it easier to say NO! .... Just one little word... how bloody hard is it!


Kids crafting - Canvas art

 Its grown into a tradition... 
the girls come for some sleepover and we write a list of the activities they would like to do 
and the food they want to eat. 
The top of the list is always 'arting'.

This holidays they chose painting...
so we bought some lovely big canvases and they set to work.
The first step was to prepare the backgrounds which we then left to dry for a week or so.
Then this week they finished them off.
I love that they both have their own very distinct styles.