Tuesday, 28 December 2010


Waiting is so hard to do
Poor Candice is now 7 days past due date

We thought we would have another sweet baby to nurse before Christmas Day BUT she is keeping us all waiting.
Now 7 days late
Hurry up little one we want to cuddle you

Monday, 20 December 2010

Caldermeade Farm

Great Place to visit

On Saturday my sister Susan, BIL John , Max and I met my father and his wife at Caldermeade Farm for lunch. My father turned 87 on Friday.
We had a lovely lunch in their cafe.

Caldermeade Farm would be a great place for a visit over the Summer break.
It is located at 4385 South Gippsland Highway Caldermeade Victoria  just 10 minutes past Tooradin
Melways Ref: Map 612 R 8
They have a free Animal Nursery that kids would just love. We plan on taking our grandchildren there over christmas.
Something else the kids would enjoy is going to the dairy where at 3.30pm every day you can watch the cows being milked.

Tomorrow is the day that grandbaby number 5 is due.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

It's a girl


Sweet little Holly Violet Naylor
arrived today
2nd December at 1.39pm
7lb 8ozs

In these photos below Holly was only one hour old
Riley was so excited to see his new baby sister
Amy was so surprised when the baby arrived and it was a girl

Love this photo below with Dad, Ryan texting away, spreading the news.

No doubt I will share some more photos when she is not so scrunched up and has had a bath.

Thursday, 25 November 2010


As you can see by the bellies in the photo I took yesterday it is nearly time for some sweet babies to arrive.
Amy is due 1st December and Candice 21st December
With the last few days being quite warm 34C (93F) the girls are well and truly ready to go.

Yesterday we took Riley to the beach.
He loved it

Love this shot of Amy and Riley where you can also see the baby belly.


Friday, 19 November 2010



Love the colour of this plastic cutlery for kids that I got from Ikea
The grandkids love picking which colour they will use
Great way to teach little ones about colour.
I usually use The Wiggles for colour, Murray RED, Sam/Greg YELLOW, Anthony BLUE, Jeff PURPLE and Dorothy GREEN
Where else but Ikea could you buy this cute lot of cutlery for only AU$1.99

Have a wonderful weekend

Thursday, 11 November 2010

20 Days to wait

20 days until due date.
My daughter Amy left work on Tuesday to await the arrival of Baby No.2
This means no more babysitting of recently turned 3yo Riley for 2 days a week.
Took this photo of Riley kissing 'his baby' this morning.
Love him standing there on his 'tippy toes' to kiss his Mums belly

 Can't wait to see if it is a boy or a girl.
Amy would dearly love a girl but thinks it will probably be another boy.

Three weeks after Amy's baby is due we will be ready for
my son Daniel and his fiance Candice to have their little girl
This is Daniel reading a story to their baby - the book was a gift to Daniel from Amy

 Love hanging out the washing and seeing this gorgeous climbing Pierre de Ronsard rose in bloom

 Such pretty petals

 Becoming so soft and pretty

Pretty flowers on the Mock Orange - Murraya paniculata

How pretty the Banksia Rose looks climbing along the fence behind the Silver Birch

Beautiful Banksia Rose


Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Love this Three Point Knitted and Crocheted Necklace
It goes really well with the Cabbage Rose Knitted Cuff
I really love the hemp yarn and ribbon combination.

The buttons and pearls are added as you knit

How pretty the wire wrapped pearl looks

Love the way the ribbon and hemp yarn looks when it is crocheted together
You add these little buttons as you crochet

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Cabbage Rose Knitted Cuff

I bought a Cabbage Rose Knitted Cuff Kit from the Crescendoh Shop.
I can't remember the last time I picked up a pair of knitting needles.
It was fun to make this cuff.

It is made of hemp yarn and vintage ribbon 

I loved making the little cabbage rose to put on top

Now that it is finished I can keep it in the little bag that comes with the kit

2 little buttons

and 2 little loops hold it together

I love the texture of the hemp and ribbon cuff

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


I bought this cute little bottle holder from Sue at Junk-it Junction

 Just perfect for putting some glasses to hold some camellia blooms

  Just the perfect amount of rust and shabby chic-ness

Had fun deciding where to place it

 Tried it on this stool

Decided to leave it on one of the entry tables


Monday, 30 August 2010


Today I am a Guest Curator on Jenny Doh's site, Crescendoh.

My Art Saves story is here - click on the link

Check in every day as there are links to 2 of my favourite blogs and these links change every day.
The links are on the bottom of my section on Crescendoh's home page
So over the next week you will get to read posts from 14 of my favourite blogs.

Crescendoh is an amazing site and be sure to check out all the links (in red) on the left hand side of the home page.

Don't forget to check the post below for other exciting things that happened over the weekend

Sunday, 29 August 2010


What a weekend this has been.
Excitement plus.

1st off - did you notice my new look blog?
I was lucky enough to win a Blog makeover from Katrina Chambers
Katrina is one clever chick.
Thanks Katrina I love my new look.
Katrina also has another blog called A Very Fine House check it out.

The second exciting thing this weekend was the engagement of child #4 Michael and his gorgeous girlfriend Chantelle.

The happy couple

Chantelle thought Michael did a great job picking the ring
She loved it

Love this laughing photo of Chantelle


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

It's in the bag

Ready for a stitch here and a stitch there
The bag is always near by to be picked up and taken with me in the car or to any room in the house.
I keep a small piece of embroidery to work on in this pretty pink bag
Whenever I have time I sew a few stitches

It makes it much easier to do something creative when you can just bundle it up into the bag when someone calls in or you have a chore to do

Love the white embroidery on this piece of linen

Just place a hoop around the linen and it is playtime - anywhere, anytime
Just put it back into the bag when playtime is over