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I quickly knitted up a little Christmas tree star ornament this morning, I’ve been thinking about knitting some for a few days now, so I though today would be as good a day as any. I love its five balanced points and I’ll be happy to share the pattern here on my blog if you’d like to give knitting it a try. Just let me know in the comments and then I’ll post it here soon:)

Shark Pattern

I’m also busy with a new Mamma4earth pattern, guess what it is! (Nicole Spring any ideas???) xx

If Only they Could Talk

I’ve been enjoying the James Herriot books, they really are so sweet. My mom is reading them too.

Joining in with Ginny today for the Yarn Along.


Some Photos


I’ve been spending so much more time in our garden lately, the rains have been wonderful and flowers are everywhere you look. Little dandelions are popping up all over the place, I love their perfection.


Charlie half asleep on the couch this morning, just look at those back legs!


Irene Dairy Farm

We popped in to visit the cows at Irene Dairy Farm.


I got some sunflowers too!

Other great news is that we heard from our girls tonight! They’ve been away since last Thursday and I’m missing them like crazy. They had signal on their hike and phoned us, I’m so happy that they called!!! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.


Creative Friday

Cederberg 2014

There was great excitement yesterday when we said goodbye to all the Scouts leaving for the Cederberg Adventure. Our two girls are there and will be gone for 12 days. There is no signal so we won’t have any contact with them, they are going to hike for 10 days with their group, up and down various mountains and work on bases, they will have to navigate with a GPS and carry their own food. It’s such an amazing experience and they’re going to LOVE it!! Many in the group are going back for their third time.

I miss them SO much already and can’t wait for them to come home but this wonderful journey is something they will carry in their hearts for the rest of their lives.

Welcome to Creative Friday,

Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely or pin, share on Facebook and Twitter.


Going Solar in SA

Solar Jar

This is an amazing little gem! It’s called a Solar Jar. Just place in the sun for eight hours initially.

Consol Glass Solar Light

Flip the magnet onto the dot and…

Consol Glass Solar Lights

You’ll have eight hours of solar light from your jar!

I cannot tell you how much I love these little treasures! We are experiencing a major electricity crisis here in South Africa, our electricity provider, Eskom is battling to deliver power to the whole of SA due to maintenance issues and repairs etc… Our power will suddenly turn off for 3 hours at a time, sometime twice a day, with no warning. We have a schedule for power outages but they don’t seem to be adhering to it anymore. At least with these delightful jars, we can have some light available to us. I’m going to be giving these as Christmas gifts this year, they are practical and not too expensive. I bought ours at Trappers for R 149. With the way things are going in SA right now, we will have to seek out alternative power sources, apparently this power issue will not be rectified by Eskom in the near future. We are also looking at installing a gas hob on our stove to make cooking a little easier.

Do you use solar power in your home? If you have any links or ideas for us, please share in the comments:)

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