My CNY dress is done + nekkid Liam

Finished sewing my Chinese New Year dress!

Decided not to hem the skirt for a more sporty, less matronly feel…you feel me? Haha.

Anyway, it has two pockets for all the angpows.

Starting on a top now. Working with knit fabric for the first time…so far so good.


This is the first floral wreath I painted back in November. Looks like a chicken with an open leg wound had walked all around it.

My second floral wreath, painted yesterday. It looks rather clumsy and contrived. Still a long way to go before I will be happy and I will get there! Have signed up for a brush lettering workshop next month, can’t wait!


Went to a two year old birthday party today. Liam was so drawn to the swimming pool so I took off his shoes and he dipped his feet straight away in the water.

Needless to say he got soaking wet so I took off his clothes and finally his diaper too.

So here he is all nekkid with the birthday girl. Sorry momma Ally for Liam’s unbecoming behaviour 😂

Happy birthday Princess A, may you always be happy and healthy! Thanks for having us at the beautiful party momma Ally + J!

Bonus picture of Liam devouring the delicious prawns and salsa basket.


Donald Trump is POTUS. How surreal!


So I had a sneezing fit after giving Liam a shower. After each sneeze, Liam repeatedly said, “Besss youuu”.

OMG my son has learnt to say “Bless you”. Sniffs.

Speaking of which, he also said “Tank giu” to the Nando’s waiter for picking up his Hot Wheel from the floor on Thursday without prompting from us. Felt so proud of him :)

He still requires constant prompting for his please and thank yous, but it’s okay Liam we will get there darling!