We Are Scout - Hunting. Gathering. Making. The Good Stuff


Meanwhile… on Instagram

I’ve realised that a lot of the more personal things that I used to share here on the blog I’m now sharing on Instagram. It hasn’t been an intentional shift, but because I’m such a visual person I’m loving Instagram’s photographic micro-blogging platform. I thought you might like to see some montages of what’s been going on behind the scenes lately.

Summer arrived here in Sydney and Roxy and I have been enjoying huge juicy mangoes and the frangipani tree at the front door is in full bloom.

I’ve been making more macrame, lovely big salads, a chunky cotton scarf for Roxy, and I’ve been weaving.

the red thread - I made

I’ve received some lovely things: A hanging geranium wrapped in moss and neon cord, some gold nail polish (and I promptly gave myself a dodgy mani), some lovely earrings, and a beautifully wrapped parcel.

the red thread - received

But wait, there’s lots more! Click on the link below to see what else we’ve been up to, what we’ve been making, and our prep for Christmas.

Roxy made the cutest rabbit hand puppet with feather ears, a fab new hairstyle complete with chopsticks, some paper cut outs for Christmas cards, and she decorated a gingerbread house for her class party.

the red thread - Roxy made

We visited the amazing Christmas lights that are projected onto St Mary’s Cathedral, I saw and loved these chunky pencils at my local art supply shop, I spied a cloud in the shape of Australia (Tassie is just out of shot) and I saw lots of lovely things at the Finders Keepers market.


I also made some coil bowls and a huge tassel from this glorious rag rope.
Edit: I made these as props for Country Style magazine, which I can reveal now, as they have appeared in the mag.

the red thread - I made more

We hung out and enjoyed our home.

the red thread - HOME

And things are starting to look a lot like Christmas…

the red thread - prep

Only 4 more sleeps…



  • Linda Costello

    Hi there, I have been trying without success to find a tutorial for the rag rope tassel which is shown in Feb 2013 Country Style. I found the photo of the tassel but not the tutorial. Can you help, please. I think the tassel is great and would like to make one similar for my home.

    • the red thread

      Hi Linda – I emailed you, but will reply here also in case someone else is looking. If you go to the “Craft Tutorials” page on my blog you’ll see a link to the tassel tutorial. It’s not for this specific tassel, but rather a smaller one made of wool. But the steps and process apply no matter how thin or thick the yarn is that you use. Thanks for visiting!