milk_thistle My littlie CRACKED UP after taking this selfie of her face- pulling! She thinks she is HILARIOUS. 6d

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milk_thistle A close-up of some of the beautiful vintage fabric in the flags. There is something so lovely about sewing with vintage fabric; the softness, the washed out colours.. I'm loving it! Might start collecting some! Though that's sort of the opposite sentiment to slashing the stash.... 1w
  •   gentlefolk Makes me so happy to see this!! 1w

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milk_thistle Sewing up a storm! My contribution to #prayerflagsfornepal, an awesome fundraiser started by Rebecca of @the_sugarshack_styling_co . Bec is selling prayer flag bunting to raise money for Oxfam for the Nepalese earthquake victims. The overwhelming response has meant a massive army of volunteers (myself included) are helping out with flag production. So far, thousands of dollars have been raised, a huge result considering Bec thought she might raise a few hundred bucks. If you would like to buy some prayer flags to help the Nepalese, go to @the_sugarshack_styling_co and scroll down to her "Order Here" picture. You will receive sweet, rustic flags sewn in gorgeous vintage fabric, (donated in my case by the lovely @gentlefolk ). 100% of proceeds will go to Oxfam. NOW! 23 down, many more to sew! 1w
  •   gentlefolk Haha @milk_thistle Op shop addict. Probably just as well I've moved to the sticks and there's limited vintage fabric for the finding!! If you won't have any use for them than I'd be more than happy to have them back to sew more flags or do something else with, but all good either way! I'm so glad you're enjoying the fabrics, I wanted to send more of a variety but also wanted to get them to you asap! 1w
  •   milk_thistle @gentlefolk Oh I'd have lots of use for them, I just think there will be heaps leftover, even if I get up to 50 or so strings! (Which I WILL do!!) And they are really yours, not mine, so I would be happy to post the remainder back to you, minus a square or two to patch up my daughter's raggy bunny if that's okay! It'd suit the vintage fabric, as he's faded and vintage-looking too!Happy to pay you for it though 1w
  •   gentlefolk Oh I'd love for you to enjoy them, I would just be sad if they were thrown away or not made use of so they are all yours lovely! It would make me so happy to see bunny fixed with some too! 1w
  •   milk_thistle @gentlefolk Seriously??!! Well I would be happy to pay you for them!! Don't worry, I would consider it sacrilege to throw the fabric out, even one square! I'll see what's left after I finish sewing the flags, and you can tell me how much 1w
  •   gentlefolk For reals! I have so much fabric that needs sorting, let's just call it the beginnings of the great de-stash! 🏼 1w
  •   milk_thistle @gentlefolk Oh wow!!! THANKYOU! But I'm serious about paying you for whatever's left over. I should be destashing too, SO many piles of new fabric, so many unsewed patterns and projects yet to start!!! 1w
  •   minnie_and_mas @milk_thistle i wish i had th time to make these!! ur doing an awesome job!! 6d
  •   milk_thistle @minnie_and_mas I had to have Ruby in the study with me to get some done though, and MY GOD. The state of the room after she got into everything, pulling out nearly all of my fabrics.... BOMBSITE! That was the sacrifice of her being in there with me 6d

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milk_thistle I made kimchi!!! Let the fermentation begin! And the money-saving hopefully, since a jar at my local organic store costs me $18!? And I may or may not buy 1 a week... 1w

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milk_thistle HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! Hope all you mothers, mother figures and mother's -to -be have a lovely day. This is the handmade card I painted for my own wonderful Mumma. Gouache and acrylic on card. 2w

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milk_thistle Feeling the from @prdg today!! Hugs to you, lovely Patrice 2w

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milk_thistle My favourite photo of the two of them. Dancing together. Heart pop!! 3w

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milk_thistle Cuzzies 3w

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milk_thistle Ruby and my beautiful niece Lulu at her 10th Birthday "Frozen" party! 3w

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milk_thistle Hand-made card for my beautiful niece. She is having a Frozen themed party, so I tried to match the card accordingly! Watercolour and ink. 3w
  •   rainyg56 That's beautiful darlin ️. She will love it. 3w
  •   lulubelle74 I am pretty sure she wil loooove it! Very clever aunty 😙😙😙 3w
  •   naejeantrow Very clever Aunty indeed! 3w

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milk_thistle I sure do have a niece that means the world to me!! My sweet, funny, beautiful Lulu. Turning 10 next week, and also the bravest person I know. 4w

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milk_thistle Soup's up! This is bound to make me feel better, surely! Ginger, garlic, fresh turmeric, chilli, chicken stock, carrot, onion, pumpkin, red capsicum, zucchini, celery, dried shitake mushrooms and arame seaweed. I also added a huge handful of spinach to my bowl after the photo. Now scuse' me while I go and mung it down! 4w

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milk_thistle How amazing is fresh turmeric? The colour alone makes you feel good. Feeling a cold coming on, so making some brothy soupy stuff. With home-grown garlic too! I just ate one clove raw to try and ward off getting sick. But I better warn my fella before he kisses me hello later! 4w

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milk_thistle My Mum deserves this because she is wonderful. Like a warm blanket, she is comforting beyond words. She makes me soup when I'm sick, lets me rest my (35 year old) head on her lap when my head hurts from an MRI, and looks after my little girl like she is her own. I love her. And she also loves figs and brown sugar, so that's a bonus! @frankiegusti #Mdaygiveaway 4w

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milk_thistle Magnetic LED torch= innovative headlights for her wagon 4w
  •   rainyg56 What a clever cookie she is!!!! 4w

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milk_thistle And here's a throwback just for you Nanny @rainyg56 1mon
  •   rainyg56 Awwww! Isn't she tiny. 1mon

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milk_thistle Throwback. My crazy bubba. I swear this photo could be me at that age! What do you reckon Mum? @rainyg56 1mon

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milk_thistle Singing in the Rain 1mon

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milk_thistle Latergram. Ruby and her hobby horse "Cactus" ready for a party according to her! 1mon

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milk_thistle Usually farmland as far as the eye can sea, now water as far as the eye can see. Saw a fair few stranded livestock too. 1mon

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