So this blog is about simple abundance – with a focus on three of my favourite things: cooking, making and growing. Lately, cooking has been getting plenty of my attention with bountiful harvests from co-op inspiring me to cook for loved ones. And growing has been kicking along too, with the balcony garden enjoying gentle […]
I now have a landing full of weaving material, thanks to a bountiful trip into the Mary Valley. Banana fibre, cat’s claw creeper and some other weed vines are mounded up ready for making stuff this week. The car trip home smelt so good, and this week feels full of possibility.
My second weaving project is complete (I made the first practice run from cat’s claw creeper). It’s a basket for the kitchen sink, made of discarded electrical wire from the grocery store in my childhood home town. Working with this “waste” material has helped me to reflect on the abundance of trash that daily life creates, and that the ease of […]
In the summer of 2010/2011 I made a pact with myself to get better at things. Practical things. You see, my home state was 75% underwater, and I was hard-pressed to garner any practical skills to help out with the recovery mission. I’m never going to be a bobcat driver or a carpenter, so I made a list of other useful […]