Monday, 8 April 2013

~ Just Chat ~

Hi and if you are visiting my blog a big thank you for taking the time....

I have a couple of things to share with you today.  One, a beautiful little visitor who flew into the garden the other day and even came right in under our deck to look for insects .....

Look at this little treasure....

Isn't he just the cutest thing.  My research tells me he is a 'Striated Black-headed Pardalote' 
and was very tiny.Their size is about 9-11.5 cm.  I really hope he will come back again.

I just love when these more unusual birds visit our garden. Sometimes their visits are just very fleeting but they bring with them so much pleasure to us when we see them.  

Speaking of tiny things...
I made this tiny mini album recently for my beautiful daughter and thought you might like to see it. It is only about 2.5 inches square.

I didn't take any photos of the individual pages but I was amazed at how much I could fit into this tiny book.  Each page was a pocket page and had something tucked into it and I hung some charms from the side.

Autumn is here in Australia and even although we live in the sub-tropics we can feel a slight difference now in the temperatures particularly on our morning walks and it is that time of year when you need to change the bedclothes to something a little warmer.

My beautiful boy Ben,  hasn't made an appearance here for quite a while it is appropriate that I show you a photo of him this time as he turns 8 years old this Friday.  Love that boy!!

He LOVES the beach!!


  1. That bird is so sweet and colorful and your book is tiny and oh, so sweet! What a wonderful gift! Ben is as handsome as ever!

  2. That is a beautiful little bird. Love the colours on it.

    The little book is adorable. I can't imagine making something that small.

    Nice to see Ben again. Even though it's autumn, I bet it's warmer there and chez moi!

  3. Hi Chrissie
    So lovely to see a post from you.
    Your little visitor is so sweet - I agree I just love the birds to come visiting. The magpies come for a bath and the little Dutch honeyeaters come for a feast on the native plants.
    Your book looks absolutely gorgeous - no need to ask where your time has been as I am sure this took you hours of work but your daughter will love it.
    I can't believe Ben is 8 - where have all those years gone? I do hope he is still keeping well.

  4. Sweet picture of Ben and I love the bird!!!!! The Journal is sweet too.

  5. I love the little bird, he looks so cute, but I wonder how he can fly with such stumpy little wings - maybe it was just the angle of the shot. Your new mini album is a treasure, I'm sure it will be much loved.

  6. The little bird is lovely and the journal is gorgeous.

    Happy Birthday to Ben