Permaculture in Action

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thankyou for your kind words yesterday. I have been a little unsettled for the past 6 months and the emotional rollercoaster has affected my health, but thanks to my wonderful Herbalist I'm doing OK. Things came to a head a couple of weeks ago and we had to come to a rather drastic decision. I won't go into the details but it has kept me quite distracted. As a consequence my book work is way behind. I'm behind in my tax and BAS.

So today, nothing much , but book work has been happening  for me today, so I would like to show you what Mark and I made yesterday, for our grand daughter who turns 5 tomorrow...

First Mark cut out the base and drilled holes for the bamboo.

We made furniture from apple and orange branches and people from pegs, and then draped it with a cloth.

 I dressed the dolls and Mark polished the timber with bees wax.

We gave our grand daughter her gift this evening as we may not see her tomorrow.

Easily added to with more furniture, and another level to make it 2 stories. Maybe for another birthday or Christmas.


  1. Hi Kate, It looks lovely! She'll have hours of fun. I only just read yesterday's post now. Sounds like things haven't been easy. I'm thinking of you and sending hugs your way.

  2. Very, very cute - I'm sure she will have many happy hours playing with her doll's house.

    Glad to hear that you're feeling more positive. Take care - and don't forget we're all here.

  3. Happy birthday to your five year old granddaughter. I love the gift you and Mark made, you both are so talented.

    I am so sorry I missed yesterday's post [I am still have trouble with the 'new' blogger. Please take care of yourself Kate, your health so important. Stress is so much apart of our lives these days and it causes so many problems. Much love to you.

  4. Oh Kate, that is such a great gift idea! Very sweet, very simple and lovingly hand made...perfect.
    Happy to hear that you have resolved your 'issues'....... a trip to a favourite herbalist or naturopath is often over looked but can have some awesome benefits. Sometimes feeling better physically sure helps with any emotional stuff. And vice versa!
    Sending you some more hugs just to keep you on the up and up!!!

  5. That little dollhouse is simply the sweetest thing! So good for little imaginations.

  6. i'm sorry to hear you've been under the weather kate, it's good your with a health provider who can help. i'll be thinking of you and sending positive healing thoughts.

    the dollhouse is SO special, you and your husband amaze me,so talented. i love seeing your granddaughters little hands, clutching a peg doll and loving her new gift. so lovely. xo lori

  7. HOw beautiful! You are so clever , mark!

  8. Hey Kate, what a great idea for a gift...

    I'm sure your grand daughter will spend loads of time playing, rearranging and adding to this
    little house.

    I can see rugs on the floor and all sorts of fun things happening here.

    Her imagination can have free reign beats anything the shops offer.

    Hope all is OK with you, take care of yourself......

    Claire X