Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
#2 Sewing a gift (it's a pocket gnome from 'More Softies') for a secret santa swap.
"Strength and dignity are her clothing and
her position is strong and secure;
she rejoices over the future (the latter day or time to come,
knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it)! "
#4 Seeing this cute and crafty shirt (by Bec from gigglezoo) on the cute and cuddly India
#6 India's EXCELLENT cat drawings
#7 Elara singing you these words (or her version of) from 'Halo'
"Everywhere I'm looking now
I'm surrounded by your embrace
Baby I can see your halo
You know you're my saving grace"
#8 This photo
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
We are counting down the days until India's barnyard bash. I've finished off this country style bunting and placed it in my sewing table drawer, positioned just between last years bunting, and her baby shower bunting. This got me thinking...how big will my pile be by age 5? or age 9? or 21! Though I hope to reuse some along the way, they could be put to better use in the mean time. So, this is a call out to anyone who is having a function where these could be used. They can be to borrow or keep. Just let me know and I'll arrange their speedy transfer to your letterbox!
(sweet strawberries and cream)
(unisex baby shower)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
(Dad: Not even Daddy? Ice-cream? Pretty dresses? Watermelon? Your fairy garden? What about Julie’s party?)
Well I only like Mummy, AND Julie’s party.
(Not even Daddy? What about the playground? Dancing? Kid’s church? Your blankie?)
I like Mummy, AND Julie’s party AND my blankie, but that’s all.
(Next day) I only like my home today. Not Mummy or Daddy, just my home. *Sigh*
(Mum: Where has your toothbrush gone?)
Maybe it’s down the river or in the stream or maybe it’s lost in the middle of nowhere?
(Walking into Bunnings, spots a speed bump sign)
Oh look, they have hats here in this shop!
Can we go to school today Mum? I want to go to school every every every kind of day.
(After a morning of sunny outside play) What are all those sprinkles in my eyes? It must be fairies flying all around. Maybe they are flying inside my eyes with tinsel so it looks all sparkly.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
One of my daughters particularly struggled with the change from home to holiday. I know this is usual for children, but it shocked me to see the effect on her. I realised that the divide between my home and this home in which peace and fulfillment resonated, was very wide. My home and lifestyle must be vastly different from what I would like it to be. In my heart I value simplicity, creativity, play and resting, yet my day-to-day living is full of thoughts about bigger and better and about things to be done.
For now I might just dwell on these things (rather than develop a plan of action), and be thankful for a weekend of insight (and rolling views, and organic food, and books and friends). Thanks to John, Sandy, Martine, Noah, Kim, Lachlan, Sophie and William :)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We had little time to fashion something to make my head look good, and as India was sleeping during the crafting of hats, she wore a bridal veil when the time came (of which there will be plenty of photos of one day). But I do have a pic of last years hat...
So, we all looked very lovely. And in our household, that is the reason for the Melbourne Cup!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sing along now...
12 Birthday invites
11 Tree decorations
10 Metres of bunting
9 Thank you notes
8 Doll accessories
7 Photo frames
6 Pretty cushions
5 Bridesmaid dresses
a 4 legged armchair
3 Christmas gifts
2 Sunday skirts
and a red superhero cape
*Things to note*
*It is only 2 months until Christmas!
*"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" MUST wait until after December 25.
*Most of the above projects may be abandoned for the sake of Family Fun times :)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
A twirling, whirling ribbon stick. These are simple and fun for all ages! Cut a 20-25cm length of 9.5mm thick dowel (or cut up an old broom handle!). Paint it nice, and find some ribbon to match (100-150cm long). Screw an eye hook into one end of the dowel and use some pliers to open the eye. Loop on a fishing swivel and then close the eye with the pliers. Thread the ribbon through the swivel and tie a knot in the top!
Some prancey, dancey instrumental music. Just a few of our favourites are:
Fairytale - Enya
PM's love theme - Craig Armstrong
Moonlit River in Spring - Louis Clark
Fly Robin Fly - Bond
Pebble in the Brook - The Corrs
The Black Pearl - Klaus Badelt (this one is for the pirates)
Hope you can take a 'fairy dance break' soon!