Sustainably managed forest and nice chopping boards too

When the boyf and I were in Cann River we came across these beautiful chopping boards made from local hardwood and bought one for home and one for traveling (they weigh a ton!).chopping boardschopping boards made from sustainably managed australian hardwood

Boyf contacted the guy who makes them and got this response:

Thankyou for purchasing our cutting boards at Cann River Cafe.  The timber used in these boards is local native hardwood, predominantly the species Eucalyptus Sieberi (common name Silvertop) with on occassion other species such as cuttail, brown stringy or even messmate included.  Garry also makes a board which is southern mahogany (now renamed Snowy River Red Gum) and silvertop.  Garry was the first sawmiller in East Gippsland to specialise in silvertop and has been in the industry since childhood as his father and three uncles started milling in May 1952.

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Upcycled Skirt

At the Top Hut on Bealey Spur

At the Top Hut on Bealey Spur

I’m just back from a visit to NZ, catching up with friends, going to a fantastic wedding and doing an overnight tramp (hike!). On my last day, I went into Christchurch and browsed the Arts Centre Market to find a gifted artist, Ron Tekawa, who uses old fabrics to make wonderful skirts. They can’t quite save my legs and wonky toes, but they are as flattering a shape as I can wear! (more…)