Beautiful locales and ring pulls

Our caravan is currently parked here: Karuah is a lovely little place (with a fantastic cafe) that lies on the banks of the oyster-rich Karuah River, just 2-odd hours drive north of Sydney. This is a most excellent place to park your caravan and then visit the beaches a short drive away on one side…

What?!! End of year – AGAIN!!

We are currently here in South Australia’s 3rd largest town, Whyalla, with a population of around 22,000. I am truly gobsmacked that it’s already December.  Quietly, I’ve been reviewing a lot of the stuff I’ve done and seen during 2016 and, basically, I really thought I’d be much smarter by now.  I also thought I’d…

It’s all a question of time

We are currently here in Gero, yep, that’s how we locals say it (only non-locals call it Geraldton), we’ve been here so long (a couple of weeks) – I’m counting myself as one.  Being the 2nd largest town in WA (after Perth, and boasting nearly 40,000 people), and after travelling many, many kilometres, it’s good…

Cue – spring!

knotless knitting, finding emu feathers and felting – what a fantastic life I have doing all this stuff!!

Crafting in the bush

We are currently here: We’ve been caravaning around (predominantly) Western Australia for about 14 months now, and have seen some really funny things – like a truly angry emu chasing a terrified steer through the bush (have no idea how the steer upset it so much); a Dutch gentleman, whose visa had almost run out,…

Crowning a cane toad skin corset

We are currently here. Best not come here in winter though, as it’s cold and windy – unless you’ve got a caravan, then you’ll also be lucky enough to have the space to make a corset for a 40cm tall articulated dolly of indeterminate gender, just like I did! Here’s how. Corset Procure some cane…

Deer – oh dear!

Dear oh dear oh dear My mother often used to say “Oh dear!” when something didn’t go quite as planned.  As in “Cath, oh dear, that cake didn’t turn out as we thought it would – did it?”.  As I’m not a terribly good cook – I heard many ‘oh dear(s)’ growing up.  Also upon…

The yarnmeister’s abacus bracelet

We’re currently here in Esperance, WA – where the eye wateringly super-fine white sand looks incredible against the clear and turquoise waters of the Southern Ocean.  Just marvelous!  Except for the weather which is putting a decided dampener on my everest-like washing pile! I titled this blog using a made-up english/german word ‘yarnmeister’, mainly for…

Denmark the town – not the country

Nestled among the giant Tingle trees, green rolling hills, granite boulders and clear waters of the Southern Ocean, lies the town of Denmark, on the southern coast of Western Australia.  If you happen to be as craft obsessed as me – it is heaven.  For a population of around 6,000 – this town offers an…

Finn Felting Fanatic

Here we are in the Margaret River region, where I don’t have enough holes in my belt to indulge in the enormous amount of cafes, restaurants and wineries, not to mention the chocolate and nougat factories!  Damn, I’ll have to start my diet next week now .. maybe .. Finn – though it’s only just…

The nest

A felted bird’s home and the incoming year.