By Jess Fellows

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By Jess Fellows

Everyday nothings – back to school week

This is back to school week for many. In our household we also have been celebrating a birthday with cake, water balloons, bbq’s, costumes, presents and more cake.

Did you remember how much fun water balloons are? I had completely forgotten. They are way more fun then I remember.

But for anyone out there who is considering having a water balloon fight as a guide allow for 4.5 hours of filling time (equates to about 250 balloons and 12 minutes of fighting time).

That is until I was enlightened to the bunch-o-balloons

This guy is pure genius! And quite rich now I imagine. What a revolutionary invention.
I think there might be quite a few more water bomb fights in our future. Enjoy!


By Jess Fellows

Grandmas book

My husband comes from a large family. A family that embraces new members and has such a high essence of fun that it would put any circus to shame. The entire family gets together for reunions … reunions that are so much fun that no-one ever wants them to end.

A few years ago at a reunion we learnt that the head of the family – Grandma – had put pen to paper and written her life story. And quite literally I mean pen to paper. There were several exercise books filled plus some travel diaries, notes on cards and photographs. It was decided that a few of us would piece together everything and present it to the family as a keepsake.

Written by the most extraordinary women most of us know about the thing she held most dear – family. It has become a keepsake of the stories, places, people, travelling, antics, history and above all family.

I will probably never work or be given the honour to create a project like this again. So I cherished every stage, every piece of the puzzle, every story, photograph and giggle. And I thank Grandma … oh so much. Enjoy!





old ways won’t open new doors

By Renee Bennett

taking stock #january.15

This month is cray cray … but here goes. making : lots boiled eggs and soldiers cooking : not much (still eating Chrissie ham)
honitrade wws warenwirtschaftssystem drinking : coffee coffee coffee (yes I am a coffee slut)
go to link reading : magazines and back-to-school info wanting : to be back in Fiji
opcje binarne czy forex looking : at paper stocks kursi kembimit valutor live playing : hungry hippos
dating a divorced dad sewing : doodle-sticthing (see this months significant something project)
go wishing : to be back in Fiji enjoying : the headspace clarity that comes after a holiday
trading system technical analysis waiting : for the washing pile to reduce liking : how a lot of hard work last year is paying off
wondering : if I need a new pair of shoes
loving : random acts of kindness
hoping : that I can actually walk 55 km
marvelling : that I can walk 25km
needing : more time
smelling : fresh picked tomatoes
wearing : toe polish that looks like a Fijian sunset
noticing : that I will need a n eyebrow wax in about 5 days
knowing : that being manic crazy busy is a big part of what I love about myself
thinking : about what needs to be moved about in the studio
bookmarking : tips and tricks about blogging
opening : books, after reading mags for so long this is nice
giggling : at my hubby, he’s such a doofus
feeling : anticipation for the next adventure taking place soon


eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects.
the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.

charles eames

By Renee Bennett

significant something – jan.15

In trying to decide what to do this month I can’t help but think how little time I will have available.

Yeah yeah I know we are all time poor people, but the kids are on school holidays, everything is still semi-closed or at least on holiday mode I hear you say you should have heaps of time. Sadly from the first week in January I am full-swing back into the busiest January work schedule I have had in some years.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining but I have been looking for an easy project to undertake. Yes ok, a cop out.

So this month’s project is….


AIM: To create a tonne of doodle-stitch swatches for use on design projects (aka use stitching as a relaxing activity in a month that will be manic to the max!).
TIMEFRAME: 1 month

Keep track of progress on Instagram and I will report back in a month to let you know how it went!

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Everyday nothings – back to school week
Grandmas book
taking stock #january.15
significant something – jan.15