my creative space…

… is squished into the dark recesses of late-at-night this week! 

Lots of beginnings. 

A small pile of tantalizing fabric waiting to be another peasant shirt.


A row or two just begun, waiting for any car trip when I'm not the driver…


There's a little girl's dress sitting pinned, waiting…


and there appears to be a baby in my knitting. 


Actually, the only creative thing finished in the house today was this:

Nice work, Tilly.

There is, however, always a scone. 



Even if the day was a bit of a shamozzle and I sewed not one seam I hoped to, and we made the critical, critical error of taking three small children grocery shopping at 5pm (what are we? rookies?) and it was takeaway Thai for dinner, the day is not unsuccessful when there are scones.

And small green boxes for putting shell collections in.

Pop over to Kootoyoo for lots of truly amazing creative spaces!!


Never Fail Scone Recipe


3 cups self-raising flour

1 tbsp sugar

80 g butter

1 cup milk


Mix flour and sugar and rub in butter. Stir in the milk. Knead a bit and then cut (with scone cutter if you have one) into rounds. Dust tops with flour. Cook on 210°C for 15-20 mins or until golden. 


7 Comments on “my creative space…

April 1, 2011 at 12:09 am

The scones look delicious and definitely day-saving! Do you have a never-fail recipe?

April 1, 2011 at 12:24 am

Good point. Just added it in. Thanks lovely! (and hello to the Captain too.) xx

April 1, 2011 at 3:54 am

I love the admitting taking three kids to the grocery at 5…we too have made that ever-so-critical mistake! Yikes! But scones can save the day!

Even the planning of creativity can be lovely — don’t you think? That is where I am usually at!


April 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

Those scones looks so yummy.

I love the picture of little feet in your knitting. Annoying for you but cute! x

April 1, 2011 at 11:58 am

Oh, I love the baby in your knitting! I have had to restart so many knitting projects thanks to my little one! He likes to think he can knit.

I hope you don’t mind – you inspired me to join in and add my creative space.

April 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

mmmmmm scones. I’ll have to give them a go when I make the chai again soon. I’ve handed off some yarn to Claire on more than one (guess I don’t learn the first time around) occasion thinking it’d give me just a few precious moments to work on a project at hand and then… well, then I spent several moments untangling her and the yarn. Of course.

On another note….. I had to look up what on Earth Vegemite was the other day after reading it mentioned on a post of yours again. Not something we eat much of over here and honestly, I’m still a tad unsure of what it is…. a salty, yeasty paste that goes on toast and such? And your kids eat it? Anywho, the scones I’ll definitely try, thanks for the recipe! Gonna give the yogurt balls a try, too!


April 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I’m impressed by your scones… My scones never work out (they come out looking more like your honey cakes than scones) so i’m looking forward to trying out your recipe. Thanks! x t.


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