Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sweet and Simple things

Summer is definitely approaching, we’ve had some hot days and late thunder storms. All of which seems to be adding up to a very hot and wet summer. The hot days have been good for drying tea towels. 

On Saturday I attended the last event for this year of the Simple Living Toowoomba group. There were plenty of workshops to entertain the small group that arrived for the day and there was enough breeze blowing through the open hall doors to keep the heat away. 

We were taught how to make gift bags from paper. And there was lessons on how to make a reuse able gift bow. Nanna Chel has the instructions over at her blog: Going Grey and Slightly Green. 

There was also lessons on how to make some easy felt ornaments. Which I really enjoyed making.The felt ornaments look sweet on a little table top Christmas tree. I intend to make more to send in snail mail.

After the workshops we had our secret Santa. 
I come home with a rocket plant and a knitted dishcloth in a gorgeous shade of green, the yarn was made from some kind of recycled fabric and dyed. Lovely. Dad loves Rocket so it is now planted happily in a new home in the garden.

The day was really enjoyable and I  learnt  new things for the home. I am looking forward to next years events.

I hope every one is having a good day or evening where ever you are.


  1. The tea towels you embroidered were just amazing, Shiralee. You are a very patient person :-)

    1. Thanks Nanna Chel. I really hope the tea towels become well loved and well used, even with big man hand prints on them ;)

  2. Dear Shiralee ... Thank you so much for your visit to my "little space" as I always love hearing from you. Your tea towels are so pretty and I love the tea towels drying on the clothesline. So sweet and so simple. Your lawn looks so pretty as well. I think I see a cute little picket fence. All quite charming. Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

  3. Shiralee, your secret Santa gift was by far the most labour intensive I saw on Saturday. You have such a gift for making beautiful things. I hope you and your family have a blessed, lovely Christmas.