Feeling weary from city living, it was resolved that a few days away were required to relax and unwind. A bit of research online (I love the internet!) uncovered Wattle Cottage, a secluded—and dog friendly—getaway not far from Lithgow in the Blue Mountains.

Having never visited the Blue Mountains before, I wasn’t sure what kind of weather to expect. On arrival it was misting with rain and quite chilly , lighting the wood fire in the cottage soon remedied that! The interior of Wattle Cottage was cosy and filled with so many treasures, collected by the owners, that the idea of exploring outside was soon forgotten.

The only problem encountered was that there was just not enough time to explore all this region has to offer in a few short days. A return trip is definitely on the cards! Maybe in winter when it is snowing.

There is too much to share in just one post so be sure to pop back soon for a little vacation from whatever else it is you should be doing!   ❤


Well the posts have been few and far between lately, largely due to the fact that the last month has been spent relocating and renovating. So there has been more transforming and less reforming! But today I have been inspired to post about a gocco workshop I attended. The workshop was run by some lovely crafty gals from the Sydney Brown Owls. I designed two A7 cards to printed at once, then trimmed later. Yay! It worked! I now have a screen to print with. I chose to print using acrylic paint rather than oil based ink as it was easier to clean up! Printing with Gocco is great fun, if you get the chance you should give it a go.