2022
January
Olive
Iris
Juniper
Lyon
Zorro
Tag
Date
24 October 2020

Succulent wreath begins!

Tags:  DIY  
17 August 2020

Treehouse gets an airing! With a new blackboard and ladder... afternoon tea by basket.

Juniper: 3 years and 2 months
Tags:  Juniper  DIY  Garden  
11 August 2020

Lasted obsession: cake decorating

Tags:  DIY  
06 August 2020

Merino top for olive

Tags:  DIY  
04 August 2020

Pulley is up and running!

Tags:  DIY  
18 July 2020

Macrame is a big hit with the kids as I start the caravan curtain...

Tags:  Rocket  DIY  
02 July 2020

Iris’s birthday coat finished! Bae the button holes...

Tags:  DIY  
26 June 2020

It has only taken 2 years to get the door up!

Tags:  DIY  
26 June 2020

Fun with new piping tips...

Tags:  DIY  
11 May 2020

Lockdown day forty six: treehouse painting! And play.

Tags:  DIY  
10 May 2020

Lockdown day forty five: Mother’s Day, my driftwood gate of dreams! Only taken a few years to get it made! A yummy bacon muffin for brunch and dinner with the Turners.

Tags:  DIY  
06 May 2020

Lockdown day thirty eight: Finished Oli’s ombrè tunic! Very pleased!

Tags:  DIY  
04 April 2020

Lockdown day eleven: diy central. Concreting steps and weeding everywhere! Disco and apple strudel to finish.

Tags:  DIY  Garden  
16 January 2020

Holiday craft: marbling eggs

Tags:  DIY  
17 February 2019

Treehouse project: the second window is in! Pretty pleased with it, now for the door!

Tags:  DIY  
14 January 2019

Treehouse update: Finally getting around to the ‘stain glass Perspex’ windows! Tom nailed down the roof! Nearly weather proof for painting...

Tags:  DIY  
09 November 2018

Treehouse update: windows are cut out, now for the Perspex!

Tags:  DIY  
04 November 2018

Dinner in the treehouse followed by fireworks with the Rogers. Good fun, a little hairy when one Roman candle fell over, felt like a battle field!!!

Tags:  DIY  
03 November 2018

The ongoing treehouse masterpiece. Juni loved being amongst it all, especially the secret door. Not Juni proofed yet.

Tags:  DIY  
21 January 2018

Stage one of the much talked about “tree” house complete! He girls loved the platform and spent all afternoon up there. Now we got to start on stage two - the actual house!

Tags:  DIY  Garden  
22 June 2017

The work in progress window seat. Curtains ordered and fabric bought for cushions! Now to find time to sew them!

Tags:  DIY  
19 May 2017

Bunk building in one day. $400 of timber, sketchup plan, father son duo and voila! Top bunk is built. The girls are super excited, mummy is sad Iris is moving out of her room but onwards and upwards! Now to whitewash the bunk.... in oh 2 years most likely!

Tags:  DIY  
16 April 2017

Another weekend, another planter built! This one has been on the cards for years to stop the cheeky chickens from kicking stuff onto our path.

Tags:  DIY  Garden  
31 March 2017

What's this? The start of another planter?!?

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
15 January 2017

My cheap $20 'old lady rose arch' wasn't built to last and blowing with the wind and I was at a lost what to do but randomly our Neighbour was getting rid of their super heavy duty one so all solved! I have finally managed to make my top tier garden with hostas around the cherry tree. Job satisfaction, tick.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
12 November 2016

The hedge numbers are planted! Just need a new letterbox and it's another project done!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
18 October 2016

Pegboards are up! Pretty pleased.

Olive: 4 years and 8 months
Iris: 2 years and 3 months
Tags:  Olive  Iris  DIY  
30 January 2016

And the back fence & planter is finally completed! Tops on the fence and planter are on (unfortunately at the loss of half a peonies due to a wayward saw). Only waiting on the plants to put in the planter now.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
19 January 2016

Just needs a top on it and the back fence/planter wall is done! Gini is itching to start planting.

Tags:  DIY  Garden  
20 November 2015

We have a planter! Unsure if "Olive Mountain" is going to fit back in at this point but crossing fingers. It's all coming together finally.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
10 November 2015

The fence posts go up! Slowly but surely...

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
21 September 2015

First world problem: spice rack. Solved with magnetic wonder!

Tags:  DIY  
04 August 2014

Lyons bed is finally finished. A good team effort!

Lyon: 3 years and 3 months
Tags:  Lyon  DIY  
16 July 2014

Lyon gets a new dog bed. A work in progress but at least the curtains are now safe!

Lyon: 3 years and 2 months
Tags:  Lyon  DIY  
16 March 2014

Pixels room is finally feeling like a real bedroom again with the carpet relaid and the wardrobe door on. Just cleaning, painting, curtains and furnishing left!

Iris: -3 months and 2 days
Tags:  DIY  Iris  
16 March 2014

The study nook is really coming along. It now has lights, wallpapered walls and left over carpet from Pixels room.

Tags:  DIY  
01 February 2014

The pavers are mostly down on our little vege garden hideaway.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
12 January 2014

Trying out the nearly completed top tier seat. Room for the whole family!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
11 January 2014

Tom was in need of some RnR building style after two weeks away from the backyard. Third planter nearly complete with a seat to boot!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
16 November 2013

We have vegetables! And a semi working sprinkler system. Sweet corn, tomatoes, rhubarb, eggplant, courgette, cucumber, chillis, sugar snap peas so far. A bit of an experiment this year.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
15 November 2013

Our top tier vege box is finally nearing completion. Just need some more soil and it's planting time!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
13 October 2013

We came home to a new gibbed wall and a study nook! Very exciting. There was still a special olive size door available for doing house circuits. Just. Great job Prosser/pecks boys.

Tags:  DIY  
12 October 2013

And what's behind door number two?

Tags:  DIY  
04 October 2013

Tom got stuck into demo day! Got the old walldrobe down and out, in a lot less time than it took me to clear out the contents. Then he cut a 20cm square in the wall and decided he needed a snooze. By the time we got home from our walk in the drizzle one side was gone! What have we done!!! Eek. Good job honey ;-)

Tags:  DIY  
19 January 2013

The gummies are getting a new home with our new planter!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
03 January 2013

A beautiful blue & still day, what better way to spend the early hours hanging out our washing on the new clothes line! Great job daddy and uncle G Dog.

Tags:  DIY  
16 December 2012

The sand goes into the sand pit!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
14 December 2012

And more pointing. This time at mitre 10 picking up the weekly supplies!

Tags:  DIY  
25 September 2012

The completed deck, in all it's glory!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
24 September 2012

The deck builders extraordinaire. A job well done.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
21 September 2012

We prep the 90% completed deck ready for the day's visitors.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
19 September 2012

Dave works out the angles on version three of the steps! Sorry Dave!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
18 September 2012

The decking almost all down! Looks amazing! Seat and steps construction begins.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
16 September 2012

Dave creates us a landing strip as the deck takes shape.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
16 September 2012

Bearers and joists all laid down for the deck foundations.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
11 September 2012

The piles all concreted in and ready to go on the deck.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
09 September 2012

Work fully underway on the deck with the pile holes being dug with the help of a pile hole borer!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
04 September 2012

The early morning reno's return, as Olive's room redo is in full swing. First night in the portacot and Olive slept "like a baby".

Olive: 6 months and 21 days
Tags:  DIY  Olive  
24 August 2012

We took little miss for a trip to Mitre 10 Mega to give her a snooze and to stock up on supplies!

Tags:  DIY  
08 August 2012

The drain proves it's worth - as it diverts the torrent of water away from under the house. Quite chuffed we are feeling today after a torrential downpour puts it to the test. Here's hoping the office stays dry!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
04 August 2012

A great turn out for digging our drain to stop leaking water into the office and the start of the deck prep work!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
21 July 2012

The stage is set as we get underway on the first task for the back yard - the second tier retaining wall. The posts are now in place!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
29 June 2012

The carpet goes down in the office. So plush! It's like a real room now. Complete with "new room" smell.

Tags:  DIY  
27 June 2012

The Office takes shape. Only the carpet install left before move in date!

Tags:  DIY  
27 June 2012

The wood fits in the new wood shed! That's a relief. Just have to re-do the roof (not enough over-hang) and we're done!

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
23 June 2012

The office and the woodshed take shape on a DIY extreme weekend.

Tags:  Garden  DIY  
23 June 2012

Lyon helps daddy with the framing!

Lyon: 1 year, 1 month and 28 days
Tags:  Lyon  Garden  DIY  
22 June 2012

The new home owners visit mitre 10 again for more supplies, olive has joined the gang in frenchie.

Olive: 4 months and 8 days
Tags:  Olive  DIY  
19 May 2012

Look Ma, no wires!

Tags:  DIY