Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Through the simple process of never weeding my garden, I have discovered Galozels! They are tiny creatures that live amongst the weeds, happily snacking on worms and dragonflies (except for the ones that are vegetarians, who eat the weeds).

They live complex lives, no two Galozels are the same, but they live in total peace and harmony!

Wise old owls teach them everything they need to know to be a good Galozel when they are very tiny, and when they grow up they are the sweetest things.

I asked them if they would like to go out in the world and meet new and interesting people, and they were very interested.

You can read more about them and buy them here at my Etsy store


Trying to photograph hats outside in this August wind just isn't working. Ah well, I'll stay inside, make more hats instead!

Photos when I have them folks!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Earth Goddess sun hat

I got a lovely bunch of cotton blend yarn from ebay and the natural earthy colours really lent themselves to these beautiful sun hats. I call them "Earth Goddess" hats. They are so beautifully soft to wear.

Just a little bit hippy as well!

Sooooo looking forward to the BrisStyle market on the 4th September!

Indie Designers Market

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The story of the toothbrushes

Here's the story - Ever since we moved in here, 4 years ago, the bath tub drain has blocked so that when we have a shower the bath fills with water. I've always felt guilty about this, assuming it was hair that clogged the drain, especially now that Zoe is growing her hair as well.

Yesterday I got a bit angry at it, and, after I had washed my hair and had a bath tub half full of water that wasn't going anywhere, I grabbed the plunger and had at it.

I used a slightly different plunging method to what I usually do, pushing down hard, thrusting the plunger in then pulling it quickly all the way out of the water before thrusting again.... (hmmm, does that sentense sound a little sus to you?)

Suddenly something green appeared, and disapeared again before I could grab it. I plunged again, ready this time, and grabbed it as it appeared above the plug hole.

It was a tooth brush!

Another couple of plunges and a yellow handle appeared - another toothbrush!

I thought I saw another, but a clear grey handle, so I wasn't sure it wasn't just a spurt of water. All the water was now gone, so I was satisfied.

I told Zoe, and showed her the toothbrushes. Delighted she put water in the bath and plunged away, soon to be rewarded with the third (and hopefully last) toothbrush!

It would seem that the people who lived here before let their child clean his teeth in the bath. I wonder if the mother knew where his toothbrushes disapeared to, or if it was a mystery?

The water no longer collects around our feet while we shower. All is right with the world!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Market, 4th September

I'm so excited! I have a heap of new hats for the market, I just took photos and I didn't realise how many I had. I've listed some on Etsy, but mostly they are for the market.

To learn more about the market...