I wanted to get this post up prior to the new year, though thanks to my glacial-like precipitancy, clearly that never happened (I better be careful or soon I’ll have to start signing my blog posts with an image of a sleeping sloth – yes, that’s right, not just any sloth, a sleeping one).

At least my tardiness means I can officially wish everyone a happy 2014! I hope you all had a wonderful night. I welcomed the new year in my standard post-baby fashion; one glass of wine (still breastfeeding), the early fireworks on TV (yep, the ones for kids and old people), in bed by 11.30.

I know, I know, you wish you were as cool as me :-)

Anyhoo, I don’t usually publish posts like this. In my mind it’s the kind of content reserved for ‘proper’ bloggers who post more frequently than thrice annually, though I thought it’d be kinda fun to pretend I was legitimate. It’s also just plain nice, and even a tad validating, to look back over the year that was.

So, here are a few of my fave posts of 2013 (click a photo to go straight to the original post)…

Room MakeoversMaster BedroomDining RoomHome Office

Furniture Re-habDistressed TableCeramic StoolChippendale Chair

Home ImprovementBi-Fold to Barn DoorFloating BookshelvesDIY Decorative Moulding

Fabric ProjectsTea Towel PillowDIY Rolled Cottage ValanceBunting Flags

For a complete list of last year’s posts view my easy to navigate 2013 thumbnail gallery here.


On a different note, a HUGE thank you and a MASSIVE virtual hug for your readership over the past year. I wish I could say I was impervious enough to write this blog purely for my own bemusement, though the truth is I really do care what you guys think and it does matter to me that someone is actually reading along because my primary motivation comes from a desire to share and connect. So, it’s your comments, emails and messages, along with your anonymous visits, which truly spur my continuance. I am deeply grateful.

With two very young kids in my full-time care, naturally my priority at the moment is being ‘mum’. As a result I currently don’t have quite as much time as I’d like to dedicate to the title of ‘blogger’, and on occasion you’d be forgiven for thinking I’d given up on it completely. Though, as has always been my intention, I plan to post as often as I’m able (providing there’s something worthy of sharing) and in coming years hope to pursue blogging with a bit more purpose.

Whilst official posts (which are time-consuming to compile – at least for a part-time perfectionist like me – and which I usually like to reserve for my more major completed projects) can be somewhat sporadic, they’re no real reflection of the frequency of all the creative projects going on over at my hive where there’s pretty much always something home-related happening. So, keep connected between posts by hopping on over and liking me on Facebook or following me on Twitter (if you don’t already) where I share project snippets, product finds, morsels of inspiration and other little tidbits.

For now though, please, just don’t give up on me :-)