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:: 52 Hellos : Week 15

  What better way to spend a Sunday than reading letters from interesting people? How about reading letters from interesting people and drinking tea and listening to Sarah Blasko?! Yes. That’s what I am doing right now. Here are this weeks’ hellos. Thanks so much to their senders. It’s so lovely to receive a letter. Thanks for sending me these!   Woah. A Museologist? I didn’t even know how to spell that until today. To be honest, I didn’t even know there was such a thing. Museologist noun 1. the systematic study of the organization, management, and function of a museum.

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:: Taking Stock : April

  It’s time for a little bit of a think-tank-de-moi! A chance to stop, have a cup of tea and work out what is happening in my life, right now. Without further ado, I’m going to do the Take Stock thing. Here’s what’s going on… Making : three different blankets. Oh my gosh. What am I like? Cooking : Family Feast – on Sunday night we had this and it was yummy (we also had meringues!) Drinking : tea and the occasional glass of wine (go figure!) Reading: lots of blogs. Like heaps. Wanting: to not have a stomach ache

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:: 52 Hellos : Week 14

Hello peaches! How are you? I am stopping in with an early dose of #52hellos for your Sunday morning! Okay. I WAS meant to post this yesterday, but I was so merrily doing offline things, that I didn’t. No matter. I’m here right now. That’s what matters, right? Sometimes life gets in the way and you need to make the most of those days, I think! This week it’s all about Shani’s hello. If you aren’t familiar with Shani, you can pop over here to find out more about her. She’s a sweet, talented, lovely person. You definitely need to

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:: Comfort Food. Ten Percent Delicious.

  I was reading this article on Monday. It was all about comfort food. As I sat in the comfort of my lounge room, sipping a large cup of (comforting) tea and absently smoothing the discarded foil wrap of my (comforting) Easter egg, I got to thinking about what comfort food means to me. The article said that comfort food was more about attachments or connections than calories, that we are comforted by the links various foods have to people and places, rather than simply the taste or carb-laden #faileo ranking. I’m inclined to agree. For me, comfort food is

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:: One + Four = Life : The Easter Edition

one: patchwork pieces two: floor/cushions/blanket three: scheduling & Easter-y fun bits four: reading materials How quickly the week flies by. Luckily it’s Easter – my very favourite holiday of the year. No pressure to buy all the things or cook amazingly huge feasts or take big blocks of time off work (hello tight budget!) Instead it’s chocolate and buns and crafty times and comfort food and lunches out and walks and reading and hot baths and cosy days. ALL my favourite kinds of things. Yesterday we wandered into the city for lunch at Grand BBQ, some book shopping (see above)

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:: Giveaway : Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh

  Michelle Mackintosh. See that name there? That’s the name of Australian book designing royalty! Not only that, she’s book writing royalty too! Okay, YES. I have worked with Michelle on a couple of my own books, so I might be a tiny bit biased… but the thing is, I’m actually NOT and it’s the gosh-darned truth. I know this because not only do I LOVE Michelle and her work, so do publishers and authors ranging from Hardie Grant, Penguin and Plum to Beci Orpin, Louise Fulton Keats/Margaret Fulton, The Little Veggie Patch Co, Kate Ulman of Foxs Lane and

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:: One + Four = Life : Blanket, Beast, Hellos + Peeps

  This week in One + Four = Life… one: a tumble of blanket: after resting my sore wrist for over a week, I am finally back to crocheting! I’m not sure why it got so sore, but it’s something to do with holding the yarn tension and switching from making little granny square to pulling it all together (with a bit more yarn/project weight on my wrist as I do that!) two: a beast or two:  If you’ve visited Melbourne Museum you probably love this exhibit as much as I do. The light in this room is terrible though… a

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:: One + Four = Life

one: latch hooking Ubud style | two: drinks-gone-by | three: Craft For The Soul artwork | four: friendly donuts    Hello! Here’s a cute thing I want to do. You might like it too?! Once a week. Four photos. To document your life. One + Four = Life! Every Sunday I’m going to host One + Four = Life on my blog. I HOPE it will get me excited about taking everyday photos again.  Fingers crossed. Here’s what it’s all about… How it works . If you’d like to join in, just share your four photos from the week on your

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:: 52 Hellos: Week 12

  This week in our letter writing project – 52 Hellos – a letter from Dani. What a treat. Dani’s hello came with two tissue-y letters and some mysterious found photos belonging to her distant Aunt Maggie… Well. Maybe a grandparent’s cousin is not really an Aunt? I am not sure, but let’s say it’s the truth, for now! Excellent.   When my grandfather’s cousin, Maggie died, her son sent an old cardboard photo album plus a blue plastic bag full of a hundred or so unsorted photos. There are poignant baby photos and bush landscapes and old pastoral scenes. Maggie

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:: 10 Things I Realised About Creativity When I Went On The Radio (& A Recipe for Corn Chowder)

Yesterday, Rachel Power (author/editor of Motherhood & Creativity), Clare Bowditch and myself were on the radio to talk about juggling parenting and creativity, with a bit of a focus on Rachel’s (great) new book. I love doing radio. There is none of the stress of looking nice and all of the opportunity to talk about things that are important to you. Jon Faine’s program, The Conversation Hour is a bit of a Melbourne institution and I felt very lucky to get a chance to be part of it. We all got to speak about our own creative lives and the

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:: Eat A Croque!

  Hello! Are you well? I am well. My wrist is all healed and I am going to start crocheting again tomorrow. I am looking forward to it as I was quite forlorn sans crochet over the weekend. It was still nice, don’t get me wrong, but I have a blanket to finish and its been staring at me from its basket for many, many days now. I will be very glad to get back to it. The weather is cool and drizzly here. I saw three girls wearing tartan today (one was me) which is a sure sign that

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:: Behold! The Mirabel Bun-Anza!

  People can be great, can’t they? I think they can. Sometimes you might read the news and doubt the goodness that’s out there, pinging around the place, but if you read this news right here on my blog, you will be persuaded otherwise (even if it’s just for a little while!) When I did a little call-out for handmade rabbits for the kids The Mirabel Foundation supports, I thought I would get around ten. The final count is actually 110 which makes me realise that a) you don’t have to nag people to get stuff done, often people just get

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Taking Stock : March

  I thought it was HIGH TIME I did my March Taking Stock. I’ve really been doing quite a lot of different things and it’s always pretty nice to reflect on that and realise where I am (and how lucky I am, I guess!) If you’d like to Take Stock in March – head to the bottom of this post and cut and paste the list across to your blog. If you’d like us to visit you, add yourself to the  LINKY list too (it’s also at the bottom of this post – but you have to actually visit my

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:: 52 Hellos: Week 10

  We’re a bit lucky this week, because Naomi has sent us her hello. I love this hello, not only because it’s beautiful, but because of the story about the rain-umbrella-no-lady! That is TOTALLY something that would happen to me!  I am so sorry it happened to YOU, Naomi! Gah! I think it can be hard to process kindness, sometimes. I think maybe some people see it as pity? Or perhaps think it’s a bit patronising? Or don’t want to be indebted? Or something? I don’t know… I wonder if that kind of thing has happened to you, reader person

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