Red hot colour
Woodland love

Enjoying paper, post and running

Making books
Book making 

Have you ever planned a project, got down to making it and gone in a completely different direction? That's how my latest Green Parent project went for me. Sometimes it's just more fun to go off-plan, especially when it involves using up whatever I have lying around, and a tiny bit of dumpster diving. Not really dumpster, but our giant recycling bin. Note to self... best to roll the bin back off the road before diving in it.

Pam parcel

Pam is not only extremely generous on her blog with oodles of detailed tutorials and links, she's also a giver offline. I received this box of goodies over the weekend and what a lovely surprise it was. She made the wood-strip ornament and woven mat – did I mention that she's also very clever? And a brilliant photographer, which is her day job. Check out how she used the rain to turn digital images into watercolours, I'm sure we'll have ample opportunity to try this one out – but not today, it's sunny.

G runs 1
Another Sports Day done

Sports day at school was Saturday, our school isn't particularly competitive in sports so our children aren't usually too bothered about how well they do, but this year they both came home with first place ribbons so they cared a little more ;) We're on the home stretch, children finish school on Friday, then it's 8.5 weeks with few plans and no alarm, just the way we like it.

Happy Monday,




way to go G & T !!!!! you can be super proud !
what a beautiful beautiful & super thoughtful parcel from Pam !
and your project .... how I love to stitch through paper too .... it looks fabulous already !

margie oomen

fantastic about your two lovely children
and that book is perfect


I love the book you are making, Joanie. What a beautiful package to receive. It is like your children are sprinting towards summer holidays.


So pleased to know your package arrived. Very little compared to the ENGLISH Earl Grey Tea that comes my way. I am sipping a cuppa right this minute! With cream of course.

Paper stitching! You inspired me to think about playing with that over a year ago. I MUST do something with that inspiration! Too many projects! Too much inspiration from my friend Joanie! too little time!

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