Tuesday, June 26, 2012


a few treasures of the vintage book variety picked up from the lifeline bookfest a few weekends ago. seriously - how do people throw these out??

Friday, June 22, 2012


i'm on my way.

i have a few scheduled posts for you but will hopefully be popping in a couple of times with photo updates for you all. i'll be a bit more regular over on instagram (kelliebenard) if you should care to follow me.

see you soon xx

Thursday, June 21, 2012


with just over 24 hours until i fly out of the country and a 'to do' list as long as my arm, it's a good idea to start sewing pretty bags and pouches from vintage pillowcases... right??

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

weekend walking.

those of you who have been reading this blog for a while would know that over the last six months or so i have been training for the oxfam trailwalker endurance event. because of the amount of training that we have been doing, my knees have been struggling to keep up with some of the demands i was placing on them. i posted over here about a training walk that resulted in some super sore knees. my physio and i worked really hard to have both knees as ready as we could for the big event which happened this past weekend.

the good news is that my bad knee held up really well. the bad news is that my good knee decided it had had enough about six kilometres into the event.

it was a truly amazing experience and quite honestly, the hardest and most challenging thing i have ever voluntarily done in my life. it is an incredible thing to push your body to its limits and back again. unfortunately, for me, that was at the 75km mark, after 68km of walking with excruciating knee pain.

i would not have been able to make it that far without the awesome support crew that we had and the rest of our fabulous team. seriously. in the early hours of saturday morning, the boys would let me lean on them as we walked down hills and through creeks. at one stage they even offered to carry me!! who says chivalry is dead??

i was beyond disappointed that i didn't complete the full 100km. to be honest, i'm still working through that disappointment and those feelings of failure but i am really glad that i could be part of such an amazing event and help to raise money for such a worthy cause.

p.s - half of our team made it the full 100km's. how awesome are they??

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


we packed a picnic and drove.
without a plan. without a destination.
out past where we would usually go.
he found good coffee in quiet quiet book stores.
i found that if you mix soy milk with chocolate it doesn't taste too bad.
we uncovered treasure at overcrowded op shops.
we sat by the dam and drank lukewarm mediocre coffee from the thermos.
but not for too long because of the wind.
we walked for a bit.
in newly thrifted knitted beanies.
on the way home we stopped for roadside fruit and vegies.
and spoke about moving to the country.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


1. thrifted threads
2. mismatched cutlery (for our new outdoor eating set up - i'll keep you posted)
3. baby knits
4. staffordshire

have you found any treasures this week?