28 August, 2011


I started this blog as a means of recording my creative endeavours.  At the beginning this meant  mainly card making with the odd other activity thrown in.  Life has changed since then, I'm not the same person I was way back then.  Rather than beat myself up over my lack of creativeness of late I decided to do some research.

What is creativity?  Well according to the Oxford dictionary it is....

the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness:

Interesting - that gives me some scope.  I would also add that, for me, creativity is making something, not necessarily something original, but also using other's ideas as a springboard . So I've done an inventory and these are a few of my creative endeavours over the last couple of weeks

Bread making

Birthday card
Pizza - made from scratch!

 I know!  I am being quite liberal with my defintion but to me, creating is making something that isn't everyday - hence the bread baked without my breadmaker (which vibrated itself off the bench and now doesn't work  :-(  ); pizza with hand made dough, etc.  At least this is how I am able to feel creative sometimes - there is so little time left over for me some days that I have to be creative about being creative!

20 August, 2011

A new leaf....

Where has the year gone.  My poor blog - all alone and neglected.  Well not any more.  I've given mysel a stern talking to and I am back on track.  My mojo has even visited a few times lately - more on that later.  I'm planning a blogging challenge for myself during the month of September - to welcome Spring to the Southern hemisphere and also get back in the habit.   I will be giving away some goodies as well so if anyone is still reading this I'll let you know when to spread the word :)

Our house at 7am

We started this week with snow - not so bad on Monday but really heavy on Tuesday.  These are a few photos taken over the two days.

Our street is here somewhere

 As soon as it started to snow our yard was  visited by dozens of little birds.  There were all dressed up in their finery and just begging to be photographed!

Some members of the family spent a lot of time trying to figure out just how to get out amongst the birds!