Monday, October 1, 2012

Knytting at a whole new level

Very talented Australian artist Helen Williams has taken my knyt pattern and raised it to amazing heights!  Check it out on her blog
and while you are there have a look at all her amazing work.

Monday, July 30, 2012



Template: Nettio Designs – Paper-lovin vol 1 (The Digi Files 43, July 2012; Elements and papers: from Little Butterfly Wings – Geek like me (TDF 43) and eNKay Designs – Comic (TDF 43); Alpha: eNKay Designs – Comic.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

My first new tangle: Knyt

I was looking at the texture of a scarf Mum gave me (the green one, Mum) and got inspired to try to draw it.  I was so excited when it all came together very quickly and KNYT was born!

Update:  Knyt has been published on - so exciting.



East Coast inspiration

We went to the Bay of Fires for a long weekend break in June.  The weather wasn’t great but we had a lovely campsite and managed a couple of campfires and lots of relaxing.
I was inspired by the shapes and textures to do lots of drawing.
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Zentangle Obsession

Some time ago Mum gave me a DVD by Jane Monk on Zentangle and quilting.  When I finally got around to watching it in April I was instantly hooked and many waking hours since have been spent drawing tangles.  It is sooo much fun and really relaxing.  I am truly obsessed - my scrapbooking is suffering.  Here are a few of my efforts so far.


Saturday, May 26, 2012


Template: Fiddle-dee-dee Designs – Fuss Free Daily Goodness (The Digi Files 36); Green Paper (Fern) and daisies: Lauren Reid – Call Me (TDF 36).
Finn was chosen to do three readings during the blessing of the new buildings at Huntingfield Campus.  I joined the throng of VIPs and invited guests to listen to him.  It was a long and involved ceremony and when it came time for him to go to the podium to speak he did so clearly, purposefully and beautifully.  I was one very proud Mum.

QR code on layout links to audio recorded on the day (or will do at good resolution :-) ). Also available by clicking here  or below is the QR code again: (see: to make your own)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Memory Quilt

Background, heart and hangers: Scrapbook Graphics Studio Girls, Heart First (The Digi Files 39); Title: SMG Halloween Alpha (recoloured); Font: Segoe Script.

I couldn't bring myself to get rid of some of my/our favourite t-shirts and when I did a sort through to make room for some new arrivals after Christmas I suddenly found I had 28 to work with. I ironed on lightweight interfacing and cut out 30cm squares, pieced them together and sewed them onto an old doona cover.  Yes, it's technically a quilt cover, rather than a quilt - that was more within my skillset and probably more practical for frequent washing for my boy.  I am really, really pleased with how it turned out.

Last month I happened upon this blog - about a family that has had so much to bear - and saw this beautiful quilt made with love (and t-shirts) for them. I hope it brings them comfort for many years to come.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The wisdom of Sun Tzu

Template: One Little Bird, Flight Plan 13; (most) Papers and Elements: Girl Boheme Studios (Amie Harrison), The Orient freebie kit; Brad and one paper: Anna Aspnes, Art Play Palette Ablaze (The Digi Files 35); Title font: CK Ali's Writing; Sun Tsu:, Alpha Red; Journaling font: Ebrima; Photo Mask: Suddenly Artistic Designs, Grungy Masks - Vol 1.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Credits: Template: Sabrina's Creations - Love Is (The Digi Files 38), Title: Paula Kesselring - Speech (TDF 37), Pool: Lorie Davison - Don't Eat Worms World Preview Freebie, Heart and Flair (used as brad): The Hidden Heart - So Cool (TDF 38).

This is the story of boy who could, but didn't think he could, but did.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Template: Roadside Designs, The Digi Files January 2012; Guard background paper, Bernadette Hunt; Coin: Irene Alexeeva.


Photo Display Freebie by Misty Cato

Sunday, February 5, 2012

December Snow

Template: Roadside Designs, The Digi Files January 2012; Snowman: Dawn Inskip - White Xmas, The Digi Files December 2011; Snowflake Flairs: Lliella Designs, Whimsical Wonderland - recoloured; Snowflakes: Gina Cabrera, Digital Design Essentials Restoration, The Digi Files January 2012.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Exercise Washout

Template: Roadside Designs, The Digi Files January 2012; Title Alpha: Goldfish Alpha, Gunhild Storeide

After a week at Mt Macedon studying exercise management back in 2006 (the longest I've ever been away from Finn) I came back to a small domestic drama.  My head was still in the exercise management space and I sat down and wrote the story up as an after action review.  When I found the AAR recently I knew it was time to put the story into a layout.

O' Christmas Tree

Template: Yin Designs - Yin 281, The Digi Files November 2011; Ribbon and Paper: Verena Karolyi Designs - Kris Kringle.