Hello, I'm Megan. An Australian designer, maker and creative. I tell stories with thread and sometimes share those stories here on my blog. I also design and make beautiful heirloom dolls, create illustrations for fabric and dabble in crochet. If you would like to stay in touch with my work, you can sign up to the mailing list. Thank you for stopping by!


Here and Now | September 2018

I haven't been blogging a lot this year, so it feels like forever since I joined in one of the lovely Here & Now linkups with Say! Little Hen. I always enjoy this link-up as the prompts are a great way to pay attention to some of the little things I have been up to lately.

Spring is here, according to the calendar. We've enjoyed and gratefully received a couple of early Spring storms - quite a spectacular show was had on Friday night. The lightning was magnificent and the wind was more than a little wild. Henry (my Shih Tzu x ) was a little bit alarmed when his bed outside went flying into the yard. He looks a little bit like Toto so I guess it's okay for his furniture to have a Wizard of Oz like experience.

I'm finally starting to settle in a little bit to our new area, we have been in NSW since Christmas time last year and I still don't feel like I know which way is up or down sometimes. It's amazing how many little things you know about your local area or the faces that are familiar at the checkout - you don't realize this until you up and move hundreds of kilometers to resettle. 

Some lovely local ladies have started a very informal craft group - meeting at a local cafe for an hour or two to just sit and enjoy some knitting. It's a reminder to me how much craft and creativity can serve to connect us, especially at a time of displacement. I must admit I have really enjoyed these craft sessions and the fact it has helped me feel a little more rooted in my new community has helped a great deal.

Hazel, ever the center of attention

Because I can't exactly take along the sewing machine, I have been knitting or crocheting while we chat and have taken to trotting a couple of the dolls along for a bit of show and tell. Hazel is of course in her element - she loves being the center of attention but last week, it was the Waldorf doll's turn. It did feel a bit strange walking around town with a basket of dolls in hand!

With Spring, the garden has had a bit of a bloom and some gigantic hares have hopped by - thankfully they seem to have a complete disinterest in the lettuce - touch wood!

As a treat, I have purchased a couple of beautiful posies to bring some colour inside. Not that there isn't enough colour, with all the fabric and pencils getting around here, but for some reason, I absolutely love gorgeous bouquets of blooms. The bouquet below was grown locally and without chemicals, something I was so excited to learn. The center purple flower that looks rose-like is, in fact, edible kale. Fascinating!

Finally to my Here and Now

Loving // the warmer weather - even though my feet still need socks and the teacups still need warming before the tea leaves go in!

Eating //  Cauliflower soup and a 'white' pizza - consisting of a sourdough base, caramelized onions, a cream sauce, rosemary, lemon thyme, preserved lemon, and parmesan cheese.

Drinking // Herbal teas to help with my water intake on these still-cool days

Feeling // Like I have a lot of things I want to achieve this week!

Making // Sauerkraut - I have never made it before and I can't wait to see what it is like!

Thinking // That in NSW I will prefer summer, as opposed to North Qld where I definitely preferred winter!

Dreaming //  Of days at the beach, toes wriggled into warm sand and cool, clear ocean waters

What's been going on in your here and now?


Share with a Here & Now post of your own, either on your blog, Instagram or even in the comments below! It's a fun way of documenting the little things month to month, and also a good way to get the words flowing again if you're feeling a bit stuck with your blogging. See here at Say! Little Hen


  1. Your H&N is so pretty, Megan! All those lovely flowers and gorgeous dolls!
    Hurray for Spring xo


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