Category Archives: childlife

Painting Emma

What toddler doesn’t like painting? I’ve been meaning to try mossing our concrete statue ‘Emma’ for years and today I found myself with two well-expired tubs of yoghurt in the fridge, some leftover moss from a flower job and a … Continue reading

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Everyday is Mother’s Day

Cory made me many beautiful gifts for this Mother’s Day, two of which have been gracing my nightstand ever since. Even though Mother’s Day is almost a month ago Cory often presents me with these two special pieces while I’m … Continue reading

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Salvaged Soul – Dilemma of the Blue Coat

Recently I received a tip-off about a haul of vintage woolen children’s coats at one of our local op shops. So what did I do? Well obviously I changed course immediately and snapped up the last one! This darling little … Continue reading

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An old soul for an unborn soul

Souls Salvaged: 1 This darling little chair recently appeared on my local buy, swap, sell page and after hesitating for half a second, I snapped her up. Why the hesitation? You see I know who this children’s armchair is perfect … Continue reading

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Borage sisters

I received two little borage seedlings (and a handful of thyme babies) as a Christmas gift and nursed them through the early days after they were plucked from their pots by some pesky cockatoos. With love and care they have … Continue reading

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Furoshiki for the future

Those Japanese chaps had it all worked out long ago. Furoshiki = cloth wrapper in Japanese and for a long time this is how they would carry anything from clothes, books, food, bottles and more around town. It’s slowly making … Continue reading

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Childlife Lesson 667: Mummy sit

They say your children will be your greatest teachers. I must admit that I have always felt that the lessons we stubbornly refuse to learn for ourselves will be drummed into us by our progeny, whether we want it or … Continue reading

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