Sunday, April 24, 2011

Last days of holiday...

Overnight it rained, this morning it drizzled and this afternoon it's pouring! All the better for guilt-free blogging and crafting. Yesterday the weather was less wet and I finally started on making a little herb/vege it felt lovely to have my hands in the soil again. For me a new abode never feels like home until a few herbs have there little feet firmly in some dirt and some vegetables are stretching towards a new little patch of sky.
Grow my little herbs...grow...

I am growing to love my new is strange indeed not to have a birds eye-view anymore. The greenery is certainly refreshing though. We are lucky enough that there is a large vegetable garden on the steep slope in front of us (not ours) and then an empty plot. Its nice to have that space to rest our eyes upon.

The new view....see our little patio. Really loving this area, so lovely to have space to enjoy the evening sun. Perfect spot to read or craft the hours away.

When I was at home (sniff, sniff, missing home) Ma. Fox and I started what we thought would be a quick little project....well it wasn't quick and my Mum certainly had more patience than i did. It was a little snap close turned out super cute..we used vintage, embroidered napkins.

Gosh it was hard too chose which one to snip into, it seems so barbaric to cut into them. At the end of the afternoon we both had a special, 100% unique purse.....and isn't it such a good feeling to have made such a thing??!

Little, time-consuming lovely purse!

Detail of the embroidery, thrifted of course!

My darling Mum had got some gorgeous wool that was the perfect spectrum for a granny, stripe blanket. I used this tutorial from Attic 24. It is a great project for a holiday....minimal concentration required but the colour changes kept it fresh and interesting.
Granny stripe
Back to work tomorrow....back to reality. Darn I wish holidays could last much longer...hehe don't we all!  Here's a little spot I will be dreaming of when working tomorrow....

Under this little shelf is a perfect little reading seat with a view of the garden..bliss!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Back online, back up north and back to blogging..

Well it sure is good to be back to blogging. It took so long for our Internet to be connected, due to a series of unfortunate incidents! and then i went on my apologies for not posting sooner.
I had a lovely time on holiday, Mr. Fox and I ventured south for a very special birthday celebration and then lucky me got to spend the week at home with my folks. Oh it was so splendid to be home, i enjoyed it immensely.

A few thrifted finds drying on a blustery Autumn day (check out that awesome woollen blanket!)
Lots of quality time spent with Ma and Pa Fox, a bit of crafting and of course some thrifting too.
All in all it went far too quickly and coming back to Auckland was bittersweet.  Not much time spent behind the camera this holiday but I have a few shots I thought I would share, just little parts of home that make my heart sing.

Super cute sheep and an amazing garden...

....not to mention a little nest exposed by the Autumn leaf fall
.....gorgeous donkeys in the late afternoon light.........

.....................and a lovely late rose blooming.

I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend, I'm off to do some crafting....(really should be cleaning but that will keep!)