Thursday, 20 August 2009


Barbara Jacksier is holding
I was looking for some beach theme
goodies to have at home and
decided to make my own.
Well really Max and I made it.
A cute yacht

It looks great on this table
I have decided to make a few
to sell on my website.
So come back tomorrow and I should have some listed
Being the end of Winter we have had
some rough weather and the
poor beach is suffering for it.
Look at these poor star fish that were
washed up and on our beach on Monday

So much of our sand has been washed away as well
Looks a bit difficult to get into these beach huts now.
Not sure what will be done to fix it all up.


Shellbelle said...

Oh I am so glad I joined in for Waterside Wednesdays and found your blog. I live in Florida in the United States and have posted about beach huts. We don't have them here and I just think they are lovely. Hopefully there will be no further erosion on your beaches and all those poor starfish, oh dear, how sad.

Lovely blog, I also read your posting on one of my favorite things — sea glass. We always called them mermaid tears as I was growing up.

The Pink Poodle said...

hi alison..hasnt the WIND been terrible this winter..the worst I can recall..
so the poor little starfish..very sad..
the huts still look soo cute though!! none here in willi!!

looking forward to the spring sunshine in a few more days..but what about the prediction for this summer's bushfires?? the climates gone psycho..(a bit like me re my cleaning!!)..

xx andrea

Barbara Jacksier said...

What a beautiful boa and your photos of the starfish and beach shacks are divine. Thanks for being part of Waterside Wednesday.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Love the simplicity of your little yacht. Have you named her? The little stars, how sad. Can the little huts be moved? I hate to think such darling little structures are doomed.

Pleasant day!

LiLi M. said...

The yacht is really cute! But those poor star fish....:-( I went to the beach over here last Sunday and my husband and I were talking that we never see starfish anymore over here. I think since the late 60-ties.
We have beach huts over here too, but they are always removed for winter and then put back again in Spring. We have large beaches with dunes behind them, the dunes protecting the shore. Every year a lot of sand is taken away by the sea, but workers just blow (like firemen) sand on the beach again, that way you can still reach your hut. Have a nice day!

Maya said...

Love the boat, it's really neat. The starfish, wow, never seen anything like that. It is sad, I agree. Forces of nature..., what can we do, right.

Lori said...

the boat you made with Max is really cute...poor must really be having rough weather...

Kathleen Grace said...

The sailboat is so cute! Just catching up with old friends, stop by my blog, I'm having a give-away:>)

Laura said...

Your little boat is very cute. Beaches are a lot like life aren't they? I had a little collection of starfish that I picked up, already dead of course, on California beaches long before we moved out here. The final irony is that I had them stored in a barn that burned in a big old California fire. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm always happy to see a note from you.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

I missed joining in on Waterside Wednesday this week - maybe next week
I love the Yacht - the simplicity...or something...not sure why I love it so much, you and Max should do well with that range. Careful you might end up like Tony and I...?

Are those funny coloured starfish washed up on our beach the pesty ones? We saw hundreds of dead ones the other day at Shire Hall Beach.

Have a good weekend

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Allison your little yacht is wonderful!
Simple and sweet!
I would like one with cherries on it! :-)

Did you rescue those star fish and give them a new life?

Nice visiting with you again!


Tutti Chic said...

Alison~I'm so glad the end of winter is in sight for you....un fortunatley ours is on the horizon in a few short months! YUK!!! Poor little starfish~those shacks are great! :) chris

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Alison,
This Waterside photo shoot looks beautiful, even more so because it is so hot here. Love the row of little houses at the beach. I would like one of them... reminds me of a favorite movie - The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. I'm hoping you've seen it so you understand what I mean! Happy weekend.
~Tracie said...

Love your sailing boat Alison. Nature is a cruel thing at times! Rachaelxo

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

I love your photography, Alison.

Lori said...

Hi Alison
Just alittle hello so you know I'm thinking of you! Love,Lori

Katrina said...

Hi Alison, those beach huts don't look too safe do they? I love you boat too - very cool! I have just drafted up a post on "where I live" and just looked below and saw that you did the same! Great minds think alike. Hope you having a good weekend.

Natasha Burns said...

Wow the yacht is fabulous, great teamwork Max and Alison!
What a shame about the starfish - are they the good kind? They look kinda vicious, lol, like the predator ones that multiply like there's no tomorrow!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Those little beach huts are amazing. Hope they fair well later in the season. xo Lynn

Kellie Collis said...

Ah love those last little houses hehe so lovely and what a spot!! x

Ro Bruhn said...

Wow, there has been some rough weather around the bathing boxes and there's more on the way over the next few days. I regularly walk along the beach at Parkdale in my lunch break and there have been lots of blue jelly fish washed up on the beach.
I love your boat, maybe you could make some miniature bathing boxes too.

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Glad you found my giveaway in time to enter! I'll be drawing the winner later this evening.

Victoria xx

Unknown said...

What gorgeous photographs. I love that boat, I can't believe you made it. That photograph of the star fish is outstanding. Have a lovely day Alison.

Lori said...

Alison, Please email me at I am unable to email you through the blog due to my server. Thank form the bottm of my heart for accepting my last post so graciously, others have not. Later,Lori

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I like your little yacht!!
I haven't been to the beach in a long while, and am missing it.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Alison, your little yacht is dreamy.

I live in a land locked state. The trade off is that we have everything from gently rolling hills to beautiful majestic mountains...where we love to hike.

I hope you're able to restore your beaches. The starfish photo is both beautiful, and poignant.

Best Wishes,

Aimee Boschet said...

I LOVE the yacht! How creative and beautiful. Perfect for the summer...

If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit, I put up 3 NEW POSTS today!!!
Have a great week,

Ali said...

Thanks for your congraulations on our precious little one hon. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. ox Take care cutie ox Ali

Web Design said...

The yacht is so cute. Your starfish photo is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice day!

Susan Tuttle said...

awwww -- love that adorable little yacht!!


Amy M. said...

That is a lovely yacht!!!

(Crafting by Candlelight)

Fete et Fleur said...

Your ship is wonderful!

I hope the beaches will be restored after this rough patch of weather. The sight of all those beautiful sea stars touched my heart.


shabbyfufu said...

How sad that those amazing starfish couldn't make it Alison. ~xo~ Janet

Gabriela said...

Hello Alison,

Love these photos!

~ Gabriela ~

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Alison, your photos are absolutely breathtaking. Making me crave the beach now..


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