Sunday, October 31, 2010

My visitor tonight... A Masked Owl!

We were all quite excited to find this female Masked Owl on our fence only a metre away from our house tonight...alerted to us by our dogs barking. She is a lot bigger than she looks in pic and to see her silhouette when we looked out the dining window was quite a sight! I was only standing about a metre away when I took my pics and she wasn't at all scared of me...such a beautiful bird!

Enjoy your evening

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Little Chomper!!!

Having a bit of trouble with a little visitor I now have in my garden...he is eating all my seedlings that I have planted plus my Parsley and Sweet Alice. He must be quite a size after all the food he's eaten now, so I had to give him plump cheeks!

We are supposed to have a wet weekend, so I have planned to do lots of SSCS is next on the list! The weeks are just going way too quick and Christmas will be here before we know it!

Hope you get a chance for some craftiness!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Ornies

These little Christmas ornaments are the very first ones I made (Before I could handstitch) All I needed was a sharp pair of scissors and some craft glue. I purchased these as little kits from a store that has now unfortunately closed down, and from memory the pattern and kit for one was $1.95!!
I went into my daughters class when she was in grade 1 (Couple years back) as parents help, and we made the little snowman...I had everthing precut and the kids had to just glue together! How cute all their snowmen were lined up...wished I had a photo!!

I hope you are all enjoying your week!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

I am Still Here!

Only a few months ago I was thinking 'I am going to be more organized for Christmas this year'! And here it is fast approaching, and I haven't got anything started that I wanted too. Each year I like to make a few more Xmas decorations...but not a single one made so far! I have however made a pretty good start on my SSCS....having alot of fun with it!
I have also been doing lots of other sewing, but unable to show you what has been keeping me so today I can only share a pic of my Tilda snail and birdies in their cage, that I keep outside my sliding door under the verandah. I also found some old shop scales and have also put them on our deck amongst the plants and am just waiting for hubby to say 'There will be no room for us to sit soon'! lol!
The last few days have been really warm here...just makes me want to garden but have to get back to the sewing!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A New Blog!

Something that I have been thinking about for a while now is starting a new for just my favourite flower garden pics as I seem to take so many of them! So this blog... (cubby house crafts) will be just for anything crafty and my new blog cubby house gardens will be mostly flowers from my garden, bees, bugs and of course spider webs!lol! One thing I love about my new blog already, is that I have room to enlarge my pics!

A Tilda Bumble Bee lost in my "Sweet Alice"

Enjoy your week

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Monday, October 11, 2010

A trip to the Nursery

Clare Grays Display Garden and Nursery in Bicheno (East Coast Tassie) is where we headed for a few fill in plants for the garden...just about all my plants in our garden have been purchased from here (it would have to be the cheapest place in Tassie for plants)! Clare does an amazing job for her age...and I can only guess that she would be close to 80!

Loved this little spot in her garden...just wish I had room in my garden for a little bridge!

My purchases.....


Angel Tears...wanted to have a pic of this on record so I wouldn't forget the name as there was no tag...but its has quite a striking flower and looks as though it would divide easily to make more plants!
Other purchases were a true red Marg. Daisy, Diascas, Pink Pincushion, Geum, Abunda and a trailing Petunia.

Now to plant them all, ready for the rain thats due tomorrow!!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010


Only some garden snaps today...I have been stitching but unable to show.

My Wisteria is just starting to's just beautiful along the front of the carport when it's in full bloom!

Well you know I love spider webs...and this one was found on my weeping cherry the other week

One of my favourite spots in the garden...with an old ladder to display Miss 8's recent shell collection!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another Oldie!

I have no sewing that I can show, but I have been busy sewing for my SSCS. So today, I have taken a a pic of my weeping cherry and of my folk art board that I have hanging on my verandah, which I painted a few years back. This was my very first attempt at a scene...a little stone cottage in the hills with a rambling red rose framing the little dream getaway! (when I win tats) lol! But its always nice to dream!!!

The last couple of days have been lovely here, and the weeping cherry has finally burst into flower....even a tiny spider came out to have his pic taken!

I hope you have all had a great start to the week

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Birdies in my Garden!

I have been inspired by all the birdies in their cages appearing around blogland at the moment, that I thought I would have a go myself. The cage we already had, I just gave it a coat of 'coffee cream' spray paint, and I have a native dried flower in my garden which I weaved around the door and base of cage...will just give it a varnish later. The birdie pattern is from Homespun No. 87 (Vol 11.8) they are just so easy to make. (This issue also has a pattern to make a bird cage using wire and fabric.)

I hope you are all having a great's such a beautiful day here today and even warmer tomorrow...great barbie weather!

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