Case in Point

Hurrah!!! The School term has begun and it’s “so far, so good (enough)” LOL. Here is my UPCYCLED pencil case I began on the holidays. Nothing is new, except for the zipper. I had no long zippers in my stash and all the clothes in the rag basket had teeny tiny ones. So all up,Continue reading “Case in Point”

Skirting the Issues

It’s been a very busy, tumultuous week in The Life of GiSt. There has been a death in the family, an opportunity causing a shift in priorities, and a renewed connection to sewing! Some time ago (and by that, I mean 6 months), I purchased some material from a fab local store Funky Fabrics alongContinue reading “Skirting the Issues”

Any House is a Home

Happy Saturday! Priorities have shifted recently and it prompted a lot of soul-searching and reflection. Here is one about our new house, family and Art-making. 18 months ago, we moved from our house of 15 years. It was a quaint little weatherboard, built in 1959 and definitely a testament to its time. Large bedrooms, smallContinue reading “Any House is a Home”

Park Life

Our 2 favourite parks. A morning jaunt with the whole family: An afternoon expending energy, just me and Rainer: (taken on iPhone) And I guess to most people, these pictures look completely normal and very uninteresting. Big-whoop, parents taking their 11 and 9 year olds to the park….blog-worthy? In my world……YES! If you’ve been followingContinue reading “Park Life”

The Winter of Our {Dis}content

In our little sub-tropical haven called Brisbane, we rarely feel “weather”. It’s either humid and hot and rainy or just a little less humid and hot and rainy. That’s why I love August! I get C-O-L-D and I love it. I layer clothing; I break out the flannies, the ugg boots, and the beenies. ButContinue reading “The Winter of Our {Dis}content”

Market Days

New-found love for indoor markets. Loved getting to know my locals who came out to support Home Based Businesses. Re-connected with beautiful women who I had known in a previous lifetime. Their stalls were right next to mine. Serendipity!!! Thanks to our hard-working local business owners who fronted up and enjoyed the spectacular weather! Hope weContinue reading “Market Days”