Our very own Winter Festival

It is winter here in Australia and here in East Gippsland we are having our very own winter festival for the first time. A festival which includes workshops, beautiful art installations, wine, local produce and live music. The Festival has venues throughout the East Gippsland region and Metung has several events to look forward to…

What is this thing?

I have been working on a project recently that my younger daughter asked me to make. It is not something I would normally make. You probably won’t recognise what it is as it is not completed yet. I still have to add the tail fins. These are all the parts of the object I was…

A beautiful gift

My younger daughter gave me this beautiful lampshade as a gift for my birthday.  I had seen it in a shop when we were in Canberra and I had commented on how lovely I thought it was.  My daughter had obviously remembered my comment and went back to purchase it after I had returned home. …

When in Canberra. . . .

When we were in Canberra recently my daughter asked me if I would do a bit of framing for her.  It is ages since I last did any framing so I was delighted to say yes.  The print is a gift that she had received and she just needed to get it framed.  I don’t…

Two books with strikingly similar covers

I have just finished a non-fiction book which I realised reminded me of a book I already had, also a non-fiction book. The book I have just finished is The Secret Lives of Colour and the book it reminded me of is The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander and that is where the similarity ends,…