Like himself, my hands have been busy creating too. I don’t like just sitting watching TV. My hands need something to do. So I have been using up odd bits of left over crochet cotton. Too lazy to concentrate on following patterns, I let my intuition guide me. There were many unravellings along the way … More Raili’s Realm – using up left over yarn
The other day I asked for suggestions about what to call my equivalent of the Man Cave. I got heaps of fabulous suggestions. Now I need your help to make a decision. So I created a poll. tick a box or three and let me know what you like best. Raili Help a friend in … More Poll – What Do I Call It
Himself – the Retired Husband – has a Man Cave. Fair enough. It works. It fits. Mysterious manly things go on in there. It is a testosterone ridden zone which one enters with fear and trepidation if one does not have the requisite loading of – testosterone. But I now have a dilemma. You see, … More What Do I Call It?
I may have mentioned that himself, The Retired Husband, has got himself a new toy in the Man Cave. He has been busy learning how to use it. These cute little reindeers are multiplying to a veritable herd on my dining room table waiting to be dressed. I think the latest tally is over 20. … More Christmas Crafts
Here we are again, sitting around Gramp’s rocking chair waiting for story time. As always, the fire is burning and crackling cheerfully, warming the home hearth of the humble little cabin by the lake. Gramp’s nightly ritual is soothing and comforting in its familiarity. We know it off by heart yet it never fails to … More The Treasure Chest – Methusela’s Musings
We have been busy the last couple of months. TRH (The Retired Husband) has been making bedroom furniture from palettes. And I have been busy piling up all the stuff ready for styling the newly renovated guest bedroom. We did that today. Still a few finishing touches left – but it is ready for the … More A Guest Room
Two weeks ago I discovered fluid painting. It was so much fun I just had to do more. So I did. After all, we are converting Marc’s old bedroom into a guest bedroom. The walls are a blank canvas just screaming out for some artwork. Perfect. I was going to create my own masterpieces. Channel … More Channeling My Inner Picasso
Linda from Spiritual Dragonfly mentioned she had booked into a course about fluid painting. Intrigued, I YouTubed it. Looked so fun I decided I knew enough to have a go. So I did the other day. It is one thing to read and watch how to videos to actually getting down and dirty. I was … More I’m painting – again
My brother Eric is a master craftsman. Many years of experience has honed his skills in crafting beautiful knives. We have been gifted several over the years. When we left to go to Darwin on a roadtrip, I decided to ask if he would help me make my own knife. Little did I know what … More Ta-Dah!! I made a KNIFE !