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better late than never

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Finally finished the knee rug for my mum, I was hoping to have it all done at least by this time last week. But after a false start; I started one back in January while doing jury duty (there is a lot of waiting around) but couldn't find matching wool to continue. So I had to start all over again and made sure I bought enough wool this time.



The funniest part in making this blanket was sweltering beneath it. Darwin is not the best place for making woolies. One evening about 9.30 while crocheting away I looked at our little weather station to discover it was still 31 degrees C with a humidity of 76% and rising. The air con had to go on. Just felt so funny. Things we do for family. The last blanket I made was a couple of years ago when I was still living south of Adelaide. At the time I needed the blanket to get bigger to keep me warm.



For those who may wish to  crochet your own, I've nutted out the pattern. It took me a couple of starts to get the width I wanted so do a little…

Happy Mothers Day

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To all you lovely ladies,
whether you're a Mum or a Mom,
have human children or fury, feathery or finned children have an amazing day.



A major problem of being a mum on mothers day is that for 364 days of the year you're the person responsible for not just the running of the house, you're normally the one that gets all the gifts and cards and celebration food for everyone else.  So as a minimum this year, I got the flowers and chocolates and gave the kids some dollars (they are pass the age of pop stick gifts) and organized that we all go out to breakfast to one of our favorite cafes. We did that Saturday (why not take the whole weekend) Luckily we did because......



my lovely daughter surprised me with this Mothers Day Breakfast she set up in the back garden and made apple pancakes too YUM. She got up early and everything, thank you Miss Willow.
And of course you have organized something for your own mum.(if your mum has passed away, buy her some flowers and enjoy them for…

Chocolate Alchemy

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So its a Friday night and no chocolate in the house!!! I think that calls for Chocolate Alchemy

Sift into a bowl...
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup coconut
2 tablespoons cocoa

Melt 185g (6oz) butter add it to the dry ingredients with a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Mix well and press into a lined 20 x 20 cm tin

Bake in moderate oven for 20 minutes, allow to cool in the tin.

Make an easy icing with 3/4 icing sugar, a tablespoon of cocoa and enough water for a runny glaze. Spread the icing over while the slice is still a little warm and then sprinkle with some extra coconut.

Cut it into squares

If you are dairy intolerant or vegan non-dairy spread like nuttelex works really well.

Younglings are happy and chocolate craving satisfied.

Enjoy x Luna

Sneak Peak

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SALA is fast approaching. And I thought I'd share some pages from a collaborative book Miss Mary and I are creating for our 7th Artists' Book Exhibition at my favorite book store Matilda Book Shop up in the Adelaide Hills in the gorgeous town of Stirling. The Hills at the moment will be decorated with an amazing pallet of autumn leaves. And by the time SALA comes around the trees will be bare showing off their branches against beautiful blue winter skies with the freshest of air.

Miss Mary came up with the idea of 'Tale of Two Cities' for a book for this years exhibition. How does Adelaide and Darwin compare. Mary and I meet at art school and we both majored in Print Making. We've studied, exhibited, worked and collaborated together and had many a market stall together too.



Now for those not from South Australia SALA stands for South Australian Living Artist, a visual arts festival held in August every year. It's a brilliant opportunity for today's artist …