Published in Travel
Aaah, alas we are home from our whirlwind Italian tour. What an amazing time we had, and what spectacular things we’ve seen! Not to mention all the delicious food we’ve eaten... but oh, where to start? I kept a little diary whilst there, so that I could recall where we visited and what we saw...

Published in Kids, Quilting
I made this little quilt six months ago, as a first birthday present for Miss Elle. There is a huge love of trains in this household — a beautiful sepia, large-scale photograph of an old (London?) train station adorns the dining room wall, and you will spot little prints and wooden toys here and there. Clever mum, Amber, even made a lovely locomotive...


Published in Kids, Quilting
On the 14th of last month, my family welcomed a new addition — my beautiful little niece, Tahlia Mae. From the first, we have all been absolutely besotted with this miniature human. I can’t help but marvel at the miracle of life when I cradle her in my arms. To celebrate her arrival, I have made a little cot quilt, complete with soft...

Published in Personal
I haven’t been reading much lately. Well, that’s to say I haven’t read anything new lately. When I’m feeling a little down, I’ll re-visit old favourites. They are a familiar voice, and a little like comfort food. I re-read Jane Eyre a couple of months ago, and was just as touched, or possibly more so, than when I first read it...