Category Pip-Life

:: Taking Stock: January

  Images sourced via The Galapagos Affair: Satan Comes To Eden – such a crazy/cool documentary!  I thought it might be a good time to stop and take stock. So here goes… Making : a blanket (quel surprise!) Cooking : my favourite breakfast at the moment: a 2 egg omelette with zucchini, red onion, mushrooms and tomatoes – sprinkled with spices,

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:: It Doesn’t Mean They Hate You!

  The internet is a breeding ground for insecurity and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). The simplest things can be misinterpreted and before you know it we’ve got a total (hypothetical) catastrophe playing out in our heads. Here’s some advice on how to handle communicating with the other humans online. 1. If someone doesn’t reply to your email, it doesn’t

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:: The Last Thing I Bought On Etsy, #52Hellos & More

  Well. The most RECENT thing, is what I really mean. I love these cards so much, I bought a set of eight. I am going to send them as part of #52hellos – unless I can’t bear to part with them. That is highly probable too. It’s going to be a year of stationery at my house and I could

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:: I Got An Advance Copy Of My New Book!

  Woah. It’s here! You know, it took a long time for me to make my new book, Craft For The Soul, I was pretty tired after doing 4 books in a really short space of time, I switched publishers and I also thought people needed a rest from Stuff By Pip, so I made sure to stretch out the

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:: Finished, Unfinished, Ace

  From top: The Year of Magical Thinking* – finished Age Before Beauty blanket by me – unfinished (more on that later!) Hemsley & Hemsley cookbook – The Art of Eating Well*  – ace – Friends, Food, Family* – ace Double page recipe spread from Hemsley & Hemsley – ace Risotto recipe from Friends, Food, Family – ace Letters for #52hellos – ace

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:: Hello Puddings!

  Christmas. Aw. There it goes. Phew. And yet… sob! There’s something about Christmas, right? For those of us who celebrate it’s a special time, and yet it can also be exhausting and isolating and a bit sobering. This year, especially, it seems that so many sad things have been happening at the tail end of the year (or earlier).

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:: Stella

  Aw man. My friend rang me this morning to let me know that Stella Young had passed away. I’m so sad about this, I can’t even tell you. I feel like I’ve been punched in the heart. What do we do now? Sheesh. We’ve know Stella for close to ten years, since we had our old shop in Richmond and she

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:: Sunday Lunch: Salmon Patties, Leafy Panzanella & Guacamole

Jeepers it’s been rainy in Melbourne. We had planned to go camping this weekend, but the rain was stretching from Victoria through to NSW and sitting in a drippy tent, trying not to be blow away seemed like a silly idea. Instead, we stayed home, ate delicious things and watched Gilmore Girls.  We also put our Christmas tree up, I

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:: My Blog Is 8 Years Old Today!

Woah! 8 years! I am not making a big deal of it. Thank you for reading. It means a lot. Truly rooly. For realz. Love your pal, Pip xx Support the ladies and kids!    

:: Here Is My New Book!

  Woah. My new book is starting to pop up as a listing in online bookstores, so I thought I had better pip them at the post (!) and give you a CUTE LOOK at the cover!  AND what it’s called! AND what it’s about!!!! I am having a tiny cry, sitting in my chilly lounge room all by myself.

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:: 3 Great Australian Books I’ve Read Lately

  A few people have been asking me about what I am reading, or what I recommend. Here’s some thoughts and ideas on books you might like (and books I really did like!) I’ve put the Kobo eBook links* for each book at the end of my little blurb (in case you are not in Australia and have trouble tracking

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:: The One About Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever made these cookies? They are really yum. This is a recipe I have been using for 20 zillion years. It’s the one that I had published in the Frankie Afternoon Tea book (and it’s also in my book Sew La Tea Do!) They are tried and true and here for you. *titter* I made a bunch of

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:: Yum! Potato, Pea and Pasta Soup

Blue bowl from Kevala in Ubud, Bali : Napkin from the Salvation Army : Wooden plate from a garage sale : spoon from wherever you get spoons… Here is what I made for lunch today. Maybe you’d like to make it for lunch too? It’s good for dinner, even. Also, kids love it, if you know any kids you could make

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:: Surprise Camping!

  We were driving home from school on Friday afternoon. The sun was streaming in the car windows, the day was peachy. I was talking about canoes, about how I had been looking at old canoes online and was thinking that would be a great thing to get for Christmas. As we headed up Gertrude Street, past Birdman Eating, Trippy

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