Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A gift from an Irishman

I have this cranky Irish friend, who flung a tub of bulbs at me and said "you have-'em their weeds."  OK THEN!  Loving my new weeds!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

FREE Air Freshener from the Garden!

Head outside and pick.....Lemon, Rosemary & Lavender

2 Small slices of Lemon 
8 Sprigs of Lavender
4 Sprigs of Rosemary
about 1.5 Litres of water 
Simmer for 5-10, let cool, Bottle with a few extra flowers and spray away folks!
Will keep for 12 months, we will use in LONG befoe then!

Totally inspired by Gardening Australia's guest presenter Rebecca Sullivan.  Loving her work!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

New Little People

I have a new little person in my life.  A little boy that I will watch grow up from afar.  He lives on the other side of the world and will be loved so very much by his Australian friends and family.  There’s nothing like a new baby to provide a bit of old sewing inspiration.  Been a while!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

We have a new member of the family

We thought we had a stray………… Asha got attached. 

Then we found the owner……………Asha DEVASTATED. 

Owner has many cats, happy to hand this one over…..How could I say NO?

Welcome to the family little one!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Teenage Elfs

This one is good, really good.  So impressed by this mag for my girl.  Worth a look if you have a chick elf bursting at the seams!

Teenbreath $9.95 per issue or
Subscription 6 issues per year  $49.00

Saturday, May 12, 2018

BYO Mothers Day Gift

I have come to realise that, if you would like a little something for yourself, then you may be best to just go out and get it!

Happy Mothers Day ladies.  Love to you and yours.  Leonie xx

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Green Manure Crop Update

So the first rains hit and we ripped that black plastic off, rotary hoed and prepared all that juicy soil.  I had the seeds ready and we were all set to go.  Then it went a little pear shaped.  

I ordered 10 packs of green manure seeds for about $6 per bag, from a fancy hippyish website that promised to offer me enough seeds for my 230m2 veggie patch.  WRONG...not even close....check out the photos below. 

 This is the outcome from the hippy seeds.   Their strike rate is pathetic and it was a total waste of money.

Then I went to the local agricultural supplies store and spoke to a super qualified agronomist and this is the result from seeds that were planted 1 week later.  Treated exactly the same.  Whamo.....that's  growth for you!! 

So, the lesson learned is.......agronomist know their shit, they can sort you out with the right amount of seed, the right condition of seed (bare with no pesticides) and the right mix.  20kg of seed later for the tidy price of $47 and the result is just bloody supper! 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

I had some old hard wood verandah flooring.....

So.....I made a TABLE! 
I've never made a table before. 
I'm so proud of myself.  All I needed a hand with was straightening the legs.  In came Dave for an hour and it's done. I think I want to make another one!

Thursday, March 29, 2018


It's time to stop.  I've been running like a mad woman for weeks and I need to smell the roses.......well, not roses as I don't have any because I chopped all their heads off last week. But I'll find some smelly flower somewhere.   This is not one of them (no smell at all, pretty but not smelly).


Have a fab Easter, take care over the holidays and we'll catch up soon. 

Love to you and yours.  Leonie xx

Monday, March 26, 2018

March for our lives

I'm not one to overly comment on political or current news, I think there is enough of that around to consume us at the best of times.  However.......I just wanted to say, to all those amazing students, gun violence victims, their friends and families, to keep up the fight, don't give up.  

Ask Australia what to do.

 I am an Australian mother, who is raising her children in a society without the fear of being shot.  I have no fear of that, not at school, not when I walk down the street and not when I want to enjoy a music event.  Keep up the pressure, its working and you have the world behind you.    

This mum, who lives on the other side of the world, thinks that you are INVALUABLE. 

Love to you all.  Leonie xx