Friday, August 23, 2013


What's Cooking installation

Another lovely festival and craft/creativity session at the Redcliffe botanical gardens "Whats cooking" event...thanks so very, very much to all who came along, you all truly make me happy. 

Such amazing childrens' art-check out this great recycled felt leaf, so cute!

Aside from the happiness of being with such wonderful clever and creative children and adults this event brings me joy because I adore yarn bombing or 'dressing up' the gardens before the event. It's such fun!

Pink the galah was probably the most popular part of the display, he was modelled after the lovely galah family which lives in a large tree near our home.

 I was also touched by how much the children responded to the fungi covered log.

I tried to slip in a little information here and there and I hope some of the kids will be telling their friends about how fungi can be all sorts of colours -they can even be blue! 

 I have been taking lots of photos for my conservation course work assignments, I need to gather images of weeds and native plants. So many weeds out there, I wish it was a little harder to find them! Anyway, of course I notice other things too while spending time outdoors. And it's such a healthy thing to be outdoors observing nature. 

Isn't this a lovely butterfly? And can you find the tawny frog mouths in this picture? There are three tucked up in the tree...

 happy crafting especially in the great outdoors!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Whats cooking 2013

Whats Cooking event information 2013

This Sunday the beautiful Redcliffe botanical gardens will be filled with colour and fun-during its annual celebration of gardens, cooking, craft and community; the 'Whats cooking on the garden' festival!

I will be setting up a colourful crochet yarn bombed pop up lounge room and will be teaching crochet from soft comfy couches-beginners welcome! 
At 10.30 and 1.30 I will be offering half hour eco friendly craft workshops for children where there will be materials, inspiration and instruction for making soft fuzzy felt leaves to decorate a driftwood tree and take home finger puppets (utilising recycled materials.)
Children can also enjoy finding the fuzzy creatures I will be 'hiding' around the site...

My favourite ABC gardening presenter Jerry Colby Williams will be presenting a talk about sustainable living, I visited his beautiful property Bellis during the last open garden day and know he has lots to wonderful wisdom and local knowledge to share. 

You can find further details here about the many other wonderful workshops and activities running on the day.

So I hope to see you Sunday and in the following weeks I will be sharing my favourite free crochet patterns on this blog so pop back in won't you :o) 
happy crafting!