Thursday, November 20, 2008

Santa's Workshop

Christmas is around the corner and the 'elves' at the studio have been busy bees.


The shelves are laden with goods ready to be fired.
There is nothing quite like a hand made gift :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

All Hands on Deck


This weekend was spent planting and sowing with my kids. We went through my staggering collection of empty pots and planned what to fill them with.


First the stones, then the compost, then potting soil, mix,mix,mix, plant and sew and finally water!


Carrots, beans, spring onions, lettuce, wild rocket, nasturtiums, strawberries, basil and sweet peas.


Quality check: The puppy has also shown considerable interest, digging up every pot to check what we had just buried AAAAAAAARGH!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

On my Desk

Paul Smith Geranium (Pic courtesy Elsabé)

The proof is in the eye candy. Started from a cutting I now have the pleasure of the blooms.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Go Lucky

There has been the odd survivor of this very very wet winter. (I'm in the process of taking roll call.) But here are the sweet peas, impatient and happy to self seed. Who am I to interfere?


Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday blues

I woke up this morning to hear that Miriam Mekeba had passed away after a concert in Italy. One of South Africa's greats, probably best known for 'Pata-pata' and the 'Click' song. I love her music.

This butterfly amongst my lavender reminded me of her .

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fait Accompli

This is where I'll be tomorrow in support of my daughters school. Come join us!


My poster for the big day

Good things come to those who wait

Oh wow, she's inspiring to work with and now the rest of the world can finally see why. Welcome to SugarWheatRice. About to become a new favourite of mine.

Monday, November 3, 2008

On My Desk

Very Japanese don't you think.



A gift from one of my students this rubber vase, from the Scandinavian outfit - Menu just makes everything in it look fabulous.