Ramblings

I haven’t forgotten you!

I haven’t forgotten you!

I haven’t forgotten you lovely readers! Even though from outward appearances it appears I’ve abandoned the blog, I haven’t! Life has just conspired against me and I’ve had no time to sit and make. We spent…

Spring Cleaning!

Spring Cleaning!

I wrote a few weeks ago about taking a breather from blogging. To focus on my little one, our currently tumultuous but very exciting existence and Spring cleaning the blog. Then I went to a…

Taking a breather…

Taking a breather…

As you probably know, my life is in a state of flux at the moment. It seems the universe has picked up the snow globe containing my life and has given it a good shake. DM,…

40 things about Nicx

40 things about Nicx

  I’m attending the Hive Conference in Berlin next month. They’ve started 40 Facts for the Hive (#40facts4thehive) and I’ve decided to join in. So below you’ll find 40 things about me. It’s the first…

Big Moves – Leaving Lausanne

Big Moves – Leaving Lausanne

I’ve alluded to big changes here and there the last few months. I can finally share the largest one with you. This one has been in the works since before Christmas, and having it settled…

Munchkin et moi- a sister blog

Munchkin et moi- a sister blog

  I’ve spent the last few weeks and months thinking about where I’d like to take Next to Nicx, both as a blog and as a store. I’ve hinted at some exciting projects in the…

Crafting & unhealthy comparison

Crafting & unhealthy comparison

    Over the last few weeks and months I’ve read quite a number of news stories and Facebook posts about how Pinterest and ‘Mommy blogs’ are making life hard for mothers. Most with an underlying theme that those of…

Finally finished

Finally finished

  They say that every quilt tells a story. This one certainly does! I started it before Munchkin was born. Last Summer, my friend and quilter extraordinaire Lynne, went with me via ferry to Thonon…

My greatest project

My greatest project

Many of you who have followed ‘next to nicx’ over the years have probably noticed that it’s not plastered with my photograph. In fact, I’ve actively avoided putting my face on the blog as I’ve rather…

Slowly re-entering an altered reality

Slowly re-entering an altered reality

  I feel a bit like Alice. I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole. I’ve met wonderful characters who have helped, sometimes hindered and oft times made my journey fun or just a little less stressful. Everything…

Meet Munchkin

Meet Munchkin

  Meet Munchkin. Sophie Ivy was born on the 16th of September at 1:25pm. We had a slightly traumatic start, I ended up having to have an emergency cesarean. But all is going fabulously well…

In Print…

In Print…

    Why is it that every time I start to wonder what I’m doing with my life and start to consider returning to a ‘normal’ profession something turns up to make me change my…

Fabulous finds for Munchkin #2

Fabulous finds for Munchkin #2

    I can’t help it. I’m sorry. I’ve just got to share the cute little things I’ve bought and made for Munchkin. I promise to continue to make items and to post threads that…

In Print…

In Print…

  I’m really honoured to be included in the latest issue of Inside Out Magazine. Inside Out Magazine was one of my regular reads when I lived in Australia. So to find myself featured in…

Quite a busy couple of weeks…

Quite a busy couple of weeks…

 And not a whole lot to show for it!   I’m now 25 weeks pregnant. I look like I have half a watermelon and two half rockmelons (Cantaloupes for you non-Australians) attached to my front. My…

Knitting for Munchkin #2

Knitting for Munchkin #2

  We’re really excited. I had a 21 week scan last week and we now know that Munchkin is a little girl! As far as they could tell she’s healthy. They counted her fingers and…

Knitting for Munchkin #1

Knitting for Munchkin #1

I’ve found myself at a crossroads with the nursery. I just can’t go forward any further with my ideas until I know what we’re having. But hopefully that should be rectified in the next couple…

In print…

In print…

  I opened my letterbox yesterday and did a little jig on the spot. Even the subsequent trip to the print shop, where I had to deal with the staff who have successfully avoided ever being friendly…

Gorgeously different

Gorgeously different

During our flying trip through London (we always seem to be taking flying trips through London, one day we’ll really have to stay for longer than 3 nights!) on our way back from holidaying in…

Schilthorn

Schilthorn

The Sunday before our trip to Australia. Our lovely friend Sandra took us to Schilthorn. It was AMAZING! Husband and I are not overly active types. I detest the cold (two knee reconstructions when I…

The Lavaux Vineyards

The Lavaux Vineyards

What do you think about when you think ‘Switzerland’? Skiing? Rolling green hills with cows wearing large cow bells? Cheese? Chocolate? Alps? Watches? Banking secrecy? Tax evasion? Sweden? You’d be shocked how many people confuse…

Summer cocktail party 2012

Summer cocktail party 2012

Last weekend, Husband and I held our annual party. Subconsciously we start preparing for Christmas as soon as it gets warm (being Australian, we’re used to hot weather when the man in the suit arrives…

Slight adjustments

I’ve been wracking my brain for an age now about where next to nicx is heading. I’ve not had a clear direction and it’s been exceedingly frustrating. You see whilst I adore letterpress and packaging…