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Around the Garden





Love the symmetry!


Mushrooms have been popping up everywhere, there must be fairies afoot!



I’ve been trying to propagate some succulents by just placing the leaves on damp soil. It’s starting to work!! Wow, I’m incredibly excited!! I’ll keep you posted about their progress 🙂


I’m terribly grateful for all our lemon trees, they seem to fruit around the year, I take a spoon of lemon juice and honey every night. I haven’t had a cold for ages.


Our garden has been winding down for winter but the succulents and indigenous plants have been putting on a beautiful show for us.

Hope your week is wonderful and you’re keeping warm (southern hemisphere 🙂



Yarn Along


I have a jersey that I knitted when I was 17, I love it but can’t find the pattern anywhere, it’s probably somewhere in my house but it’s well hidden. I decided to try and replicate the pattern but after knitting the rib I realised I couldn’t, so I started knitting something else that I thought would work and this is what I came up with… I’m really enjoying the pattern that’s emerging!

Whale, Camel, Hippo

I’m also busy working on some knitted toys that will soon be on their way to France and the USA. I just have one goat to go and then they’re ready! These patterns are all available here in my Etsy store.

On the reading front, I’m reading Farmer Boy to both of my boys, they are really enjoying it and ask me to please read another chapter each time I say I’m finished. It’s such a lovely book!

Happy knitting adventures 🙂

Joining today with Ginny


Before the Storm





Rain water


Tree House



I love being outside just before a storm, the air feels electric and still and the light takes on a whole new rainbow of muted colours. It’s been a busy day today but it was lovely to just sit on a bench on our stoep and take in all the shades of Autumn…

Thunder is rumbling far in the distance, what a lovely day…


Creative Friday



We’ve just been down to the coast for a holiday and had an amazing time, we went to the beach everyday, swam, got sunburnt and thoroughly enjoyed spending time together as a family.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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.

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