Crochet a Rainbow – Sarah London

Sarah London is holding a charity crochet project to benefit the victims of the Queensland floods. She is getting people to crochet bright and cheerful granny squares that will be made into blankets.

There is info over at her blog about the details. The aim of the project us to “inject some sunshine and colour into the lives of those affected by the floods as they begin to re-build and start over.” As a fellow Queenslander I feel that this is a nice way for me to contribute.

I have a pile of bright yarns that will be just perfect for this project. So I am going to get my granny on and get hooking. I’ve made a start:


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52in52 – Evening

This weeks prompt was Evening. It was a bit of a challenge for me. Most of my evenings revolve around the usual routines of my life as a solo Mum of a 2 year old. I don’t want all of my photos for this project to be of my daughter so I went hunting for what else evening might mean to me.

On Monday evenings I meet with my friends – the Red Buttons – for a coffee, cake and crafting time. We meet at my friends craft studio – Pompom Rouge –  and we always have a good night. This is the view from outside of the studio on Monday evening:

On my drive home I went via the beach and saw what I would like evenings to mean to me if I can ever get myself organised enough. This is a picture of people exercising and enjoying our beautiful beach in the warm tropical evening:

However the picture that I will be submitting to the 52Photos in 52 Weeks flickr group this week is one that shows what the evening was like for me last night. I started work at 20:45 last night. It was my first night shift since my daughter was born, it was our first night apart in the 2 years that she has been here – I did not think it was going to be a good evening.

I work in the operating theatres of a large public hospital. It is a good evening in my town when the corridors of the operating theatre complex looks like this all night. – it means no one was badly hurt, it means no one was desperately needing surgery, it means that no little babies were going to make a very rushed, emergency entry into the world. It was a good evening in my town last night:






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52in52 – Independence

Week 2’s photo prompt was Independence.  As the mother of a 2 year old, I see her growing independence every day. Only a few months ago I was walking her in her pram, and now she walks her ‘baby’ to the end of street and back. Her little legs go so fast and she waves at the people in the street when they say hello.


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Queensland Flood Disaster

I am lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of Australia. At the moment my state is facing the worst natural disaster in decades. Hundreds of thousands of Queenslanders have been affected. I am lucky, I am in the far north of the state and we are safe here.

My good friend Tracey/Peppermint Patcher is doing a charity raffle to raise funds. Pop over and make a donation and get a chance to win a cute Milly Molly Dolly bag made personally for you.

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2 Years Old

My greatest achievement ever has turned 2 today, I baked these for the daycare crowd:

And these:

And the judge voted them not too bad:

Thank you baby girl for the best 2 years of my life.


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New Year Knitting

I’ve also joined another group on Ravelry which is a commitment to complete 12 in 2011 – knit, crochet, whatever…


I cast on this cute little cardigan at just after midnight of the new year – will be happy if mine turns out this nice.

It is going to be knit a beautiful 8ply cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills:

And I’m making good progress:


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A New Year… a new project

I bought myself a new camera. A DSLR that I have no real idea how to use.  It is a Nikon D3100 and it is beautiful (and scary). I’m going to find a course at the local TAFE college.

I’ve joined up with this photography project to keep me enthused. A new prompt will be posted each week and then we will all post to this flickr group – 52 Photos in 52 weeks

The first prompt was 2011, or 20:11. Photo was supposed to be taken at this time on 1/1/11 but I’m a few days late as I have just found the group.


Here is my photo:



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