Tuesday, January 11

At the moment I am sitting inside the house listening to the rain that just won't seem to stop.  I am ok, feeling sad for those who have been left without a home and at the same time scared for myself hoping that there is an end to the rain soon.  Our home is high but still near a river that runs through our small city which I can see from our home.  I rang my neighbour who was here in the 74 floods and she said they were fine so I am hoping that the end of the rain is coming near.  We are staying home again today because we are safest here keeping busy watching movies and crafting to try and keep my mind off the rain.

Enough about that for now.  Last year I was lucky enough to become an aunty twice, once to my brother's new son and to my brother in law who had a daughter at the end of the year.  As a nice memento I made them this hand and foot print as a Christmas present.  I really love the gold castings of hand and feet you see but as they are expensive I thought this would be a good way to remember when she was small.  I've made a few of these, one for each of my girls and at a fraction of the price are a nice reminder of when they were small.

Still on the subject of babies a friend of mine is due to give birth any day soon so with all this rain around and the girls on holiday I have been very busy crafting up a few gifts for her.  She is expecting a girl so I was able to choose the colours more easily and get to work.  I made a freckled blanket out of the new Sew La Tea Do book, 

a small embroidery hoop to hang up in the baby's room (she loves elephants), 

a crocheted wash cloth and I used some scrap fabric I won in blog giveaway to embellish this organic onesie from Target.

I hope everyone is staying dry and safe if you are in Queensland. For those in WA I hope that some rain where it is needed comes your way.

 I'm off to keep myself busy with a bit more craft. Take care my lovelies.


  1. I am praying for you and your home Catherine, the flooding that is happening in our country is horrible and I can only imagine how scary it must be for those involved. Your gifts are all so thoughtful and lovely. You are very talented and the recipients of your gifts are very lucky. xx

  2. Praying for all of you, Catherine. All your crafting is just so beautiful.

    (Thank you for your email about the lunch box, btw, it was very helpful).


  3. Glad to hear you are safe. We are holding our breath until Thursday but should be fine.

    Your baby creations are soo very cute and oh so special!

  4. so glad to read you are safe, you have been on my mind constantly.

    Keep positive, stay safe and let us all know what ways we can support QLD'ers from other states xxxx

  5. Awe inspiring your works!!


    Saga, Japan.


  6. thank you for your kind words and also happy to see you and your gorgeous family are safe and well. x

  7. So much anxiety has run through everyone's life lately.
    I am admiring your calm and your beautiful projects Catherine.
    Take care x

  8. Glad to hear you aren't badly affected. The baby gifts are beautiful - particularly the hand and foot pressings.
    I've just recently found your blog and I really love your pictures and ideas so I wanted to pass the stylish blogger award on to you - details are all here

  9. Hope that you and your family are safe, my thoughts are with you.

  10. So glad you are safe where you are Catherine. I can't imagine how frightening all the rain must be with floods so close to home. Good to see you're keeping busy crafting to get your mind off things - the foot/hand prints are a lovely keepsake gift x

  11. What an amazing gift. My bestie has just announced that she is pregnant and I'm just waiting one more week, until she hits that magic 12 week marker, before I start crafting for her. I particularly love the organic washcloth, so lovely for a little baby's soft skin.

  12. I just discovered your blog & loved it. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together. I would love your feedback on it if you've got a spare minute.

  13. So lovely, I love the embroidery.

    I still can't believe the floods, I didn't realise you lived so close! Glad you and your family are ok.

  14. Hey! I found it! They really are beautiful presents that you made, we will treausre them. And the flowers look so good in the white jug :)


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