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Patchwork Cactus
A beachside suburb on the East Coast of Australia.
Blogger, Journalist, Copy Writer... Making, Baking, Parenting, Laughing.
Interests: Living a lovely life with two little ones in tow, making stuff, cooking stuff, teaching stuff, drinking wine, taking names. Chuck it all together and that's how you patchwork a cactus. Bam!
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One of my favourite Australian photographers; her images are raw, honest and breathtaking, meet Tahnee Parsakia from Lemonade Lane. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Patchworkcactus
I would so love to talk to you guys but I'm stuck in a Pinterest deep dive, see you on the flip side. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Patchworkcactus
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If you thought that a maths activity had to include numbers then you may be surprised at this pre school patterning activity. It's Montessori inspired but not at all traditional. Enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
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A reminder for myself. Must practice daily. xoxo Babs Want to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or sign up to my Mailing List? There are lots of ways to stay in touch! You can also 'pin', 'share', 'tweet' or 'like' this post using the buttons at the bottom... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
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Baby it's cold, wet and windy outside. So this tomato and chorizo linguine recipe is my gift to you. Hehehe xoxo Babs Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
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1) Roadtrip, 7 hours of driving. Why can't the inlaws live a little closer? 2) Hotcakes for the win, I have NEVER seen her eat so much. 3, 4 & 5) Easter brunch, homemade scones, fruit, champagne and a whole lot of chocolate on Grandpa's deck. 6 & 7) Pin... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
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Today I'm having a virtual cuppa over at Hipster Mum, care to join us? xoxo Babs Want to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or sign up to my Mailing List? There are lots of ways to stay in touch! You can also 'pin', 'share', 'tweet' or 'like' this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
Oh Yay, thanks darling. Anything that I make on this blog can be made by ANYONE! I have a very firm policy! xoxo
Thanks luv, also, I think you can get them at Spotlight too. xoxo
Oh no way! Still do them, I would love to see your take on them! And yes, spirit animals we are xoxo
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Washable paper bags are all the rage but sometimes a plain old paper bag will do. This little DIY shows you three ways you can customise yours. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
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Feeling down? bang one of these into your search bar. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
It makes me a bit bummed that this resonates with so many people. But also happy that I'm not the only one.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2015 on Just a thought at Patchworkcactus
Thank you!!!! For your lovely comment. And I battle with the same thing, I really hope this helped xoxo
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2015 on Just a thought at Patchworkcactus
It's such a pity, why can't we all just be happy with ourselves?
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I'll tell you every day if you would like?
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Showing off my new Bohemian Traders threads, I should have called this post BEST PANTS EVER! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
Glad you love it darling xoxo p.s you're totes enough!
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2015 on Just a thought at Patchworkcactus
It is, but it is so illusive! Yikes, I'm really trying.
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Isn't it a funny concept? That maybe what you already are is actually enough? What you have and what you do and how you choose to spend your days, maybe it's enough. Maybe we can all just relax a little bit. xoxo Babs Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
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When your four year old just wants four little things for her party you are officially allowed to do a happy dance. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
I have both (thanks mum) and they are so so cool! I totally stalk the insta-feed to! You should come over and read mine!
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2015 on Want, need, wear, read. at Patchworkcactus
They are a 'need' for sure!
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Some of my favourite things around the traps right now, mostly Aussie, mostly small business, all radness. Come and shop my wishlist! xoxo Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Patchworkcactus
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Calling all insta-mums to #helpamumout and give me some ideas - why oh why do we have to feed them everyday? Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Patchworkcactus