Sunday, March 27, 2016


Well hello blog. Long time no see. Remember me? Here's a photo in case you've forgotten.

Yes I know. It's been worse than silent here.  *crickets *  I’m surprised I have remembered the password let alone how to write a blog post. You’ve been long neglected dear blog. I don’t expect you to forgive me but it would be great if you could take the time to at least listen to my excuses.
I got a full time job! Hooray! I’m working in a library surrounded by books which is just perfect and I also get to do crazy craft with this....ninjas and rocket jet pack!

AND sing silly songs  AND yes! I even get paid for it. I know. It’s hard to believe.  I love it.

Here's me on my first day smiling my face in half. I wore my 'specially bought Our Lady of Guadalupe frock.

Starting a job after being home with kids for over 9 years has been *ahem* challenging. And I will write more about that...later.

To add to my new roller coaster life there has been the school fete. In the past I have made things for the Made in Merri craft stall and the enviro stall and shown off my creations here for you all. This year I made a little...

button necklaces...
 pom pom hair bands and clips...

crochet card boxes and bowls...



but I was also one of the dynamic duo of gals who coordinated the WHOLE SHEBANG!It was huge! An organisational (nightmare) feat!  (stay tuned for the sitcom "Fete Mums") But it all came together and we made $70,000 for the school. A great achievement and I was so glad to put in the hard work and be involved.

And just because I wasn’t quite busy enough I also formed a band to play at the fete. We’re called Best Western and we did a short sharp set of Country duets.

So yes blog. I’ve been busy! But I’ll try and swing by and tickle your fancies when I can!


  1. Hello J!!! I've been wondering and worrying and thinking about you so I'm so glad to read this post! I sent you an email and it bounced right back to me??? (which got me wondering and worrying even more!) I'm so glad you love your job. The rest - the juggling and balancing, will come, but to be paid to do something you love is a rare gift (and it couldn't have been given to a more fabulous or lovely person)
    One little request (now that I've sucked up): WHEN you've got time(?!) could you please make me one of your beautiful card trinket boxes? I would really love one (and I'll pay)
    Looking forward to having my fancy tickled x

  2. Oh, man oh man - you have a real live band!! You can do REAL album covers. I am so jealous! Yes. and you're singing and playing like a real rock star. YAY!!! And looking like a rock star! (!!!, a few more exclamations for good measure)

    And this sounds like a dream job for you. Wearing cool clothes and doing wicked wonderful crafts with impressionable children. And surrounded by books. Excellent.

  3. Fab! Smiling your face in half just as you should :-D

  4. Never mind a grown up job or being a rockstar, I LOVE those crochet boxes! I had forgotten such craft existed until I saw yours but now realise they were like wallpaper in my childhood. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi J, everything ok? I miss you. Do you do the instagram thing? Let me know so that I can follow you xxx