Friday, December 25, 2009

christmas eve

Home made chocolate rum and raisin truffles - delicious after dinner sweets. I also packaged some of these up nicely as gifts to some family members.
Lemon meringue pie in the making. I treated myself to a new flange tin a few days before Christmas, and I needed a good excuse to use it.
This Christmas we really wanted to make room for our friends, as its always a struggle trying to juggle family and friends at Christmas time. Fortunately, all our close friends were free at lunch time on Christmas Eve, so we made the most of it with a lovely BBQ lunch on our deck. It felt very Australian. And our new outdoor table was perfect for the occasion.
Happy Christmas, from Jamie & Kirsty xoxo

happy birthday mum

This is my sister Sharolyn Joy, and my beautiful mum Jennifer, taken on mum's birthday. I love this photo of them. Happy Birthday mum.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

three days

I have three days left in a job I never liked, but have grown to love. And then I will be here. Seems like a good way to celebrate the end, and the start of something new.

My husband, sister in law, and loyal friend. My holiday's are not complete without these three ingredients...and the beach...and the sun.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

i love a productive saturday

I new today would be a great Saturday.
Any day which starts with freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit & choc chip pancakes is going to be amazing. After a late brekky on the deck, we set out to re-organise our garage. We haven't been able to fit our car in there for over 6 months since we renovated, and then got lazy with it.
I love productive Saturdays.
Today was one.

What did you do this Saturday?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

many sparrows - red is white t-shirt design

I designed this t-shirt some time ago for Red Is White, but I thought I should share it again.
Check it out at There are lots of wholesome & well designed shirts for sale on Red Is White - I especially like that you can critique & vote for each designs. I have bought a couple of shirts from here, and im glad to say the fabric is great quality and the sizes fit well. Nice and long, none of this midrift showing business.

And as if it wasn't cool enough getting my design printed, Red Is White chose it to become part of their stationary line. Excitement!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

re-inventing christmas carols

My sister Sharolyn Joy and I have a Monday night tradition at her lovely home, consisting of dinner, a game of futsal, wine, and a house potter (in no particular order). In the lead up to Christmas we have inevitably ventured into the world of Christmas. For us this meant hanging the decorations (which our mother has generously and diligently gifted to us each Christmas from the time of our births, for a time such as this) on a dangerously makeshift wire rope, flipping through the old Christmas books, and dancing to the tunes of much loved Christmas carols.

I spent most of one evening completely in awe of old Christmas carols. The lyrics are profound & beautiful. I never really took much notice until now.

This is the outcome from worthy inspiration. I hope you enjoy them. You might even receive one in the mail soon.