Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
I managed to drink coffee and eat chocolate, but create cute things I did not. It was one of those days. The magic just wasn't flowing and I went round and round in circles and wondered if I could ever create anything great again, if I ever did in the first place, and what the heck I was doing. Luckily I have been here before and I know that it is fleeting, that probably next time I sit down I will finish one of those projects eluding me today and I will be happy with it.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I made this wee character for my niece a month or two ago. The body is a ready made wire and wood doll I got from Little Sparrow and her clothes are felt, wool and some lovely ribbon from my stash. She is so simple and quick to make. The dolls stand and sit really well and so are great for dolls house play or puppet shows. The face is left without detail on purpose in the tradition of waldorf dolls.
It is nice sometimes to complete a project from beginning to end in under an hour. Today I couldn't even manage that. :) But I did manage to write a post - third day in a row.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
We have been a little stressed in our house lately so last night I was clever enough to drag Husband out of the house and meet up with fellow Princess 'Chelle and her man and take ourselves off to The Comics Lounge. There we had a glass or two of wine and a laugh or three. Mind you we were laughing before the show even started. Just knowing you are going out for a laugh puts you in a good mood. After, we had a wait for the trains home so we waited at the Roof top bar on Swanston street in the city. It is such a great view, I have been wanting to head up there for a while, now I finally have.
So hooray a night out... it is all so very grown up, although I think going out on a Monday night may make for a long week, I'll let you know.
Then today despite having both the girls home underfoot feeling under the weather; we had a lovely day and some great news. So the mood seems to have turned. Bless.
......Oh and I got some creating done today, sent some new kitsets off to Friendship tree and some house work done*polishes halo* ... yes mixing metaphors but the rules are mine and I have both a crown and a halo.
Hope you found something to giggle about today.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Late again.... seems to be my theme. I have found my arrival back on the planet not completely to my liking... it hasn't been a great week. Yesterday I was busy with one of my away from home 'jobs' and came down with a killer headache/migraine. I finally made it home barely greeted the family before heading straight to bed to sleep for 12 and a half hours! Wow it has been a while since I did that.
When I woke though I remembered something I should use. A weekend away. A friend has a holiday home in Ocean Grove which is just a short drive from Melbourne. Last December I gave her a hand for the day and she gave me a weekend away in exchange. I have been planning a weekend off for husband and me to get away, I can't believe how hard it has been to find the time to get away. It is about time I cashed in and took us both away for a night or two, away from school homework, and husband's at home work and chores and all that grown up stuff.
To find out what else people are remembering they should use, visit Cindy. Thanks to Bird Bath for this weeks theme
Thursday, July 23, 2009
But I think if I had to choose one, please note I can't even follow my own rules and choose just one, I would have to come back to pass the parcel, I love the anticipation and who doesn't like opening a present. Everyone gets a prize in my version and in the middle a prize for all to share. Oh but I just remembered treasure hunts......
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Really late for this one but have been thinking about it a bit and this week I walked into my nieces bedroom and found this.
Yep late again but since I haven't had a chance to write much at all lately I thought I would start my catch up with a recipe that we served last night at out exhibition opening. Perfect way to get folks out on a cold winters evening- a recipe for mid winter happiness. Mandy adapted a recipe from here
Monday, June 29, 2009
Go and visit Jemma for the yummiest looking sticky date pudding and other recipes
Saturday, June 27, 2009
As we pulled into Eltham station we noticed a market nestled amongst the trees. We quickly gathered up our stuff and jumped off to have a look around. There were some really cute hand dyed pants and t-shirts for children. I didn't take a photo as I totally planned on going back on our way back out. Unfortunately and fortunately the market was bigger than we first thought so she was packed up by the time we got back to her end, so I will surely have to go back. I did manage to get some very delicious Autumn Chutney from "Alot of Good Stuff". We have already made a serious dent in the contents of the jar so I will have to return for some more of that too. Michelle brought some lovely Proteas from a farm up at Kinglake. We were told the guy had lost a third of his farm and his shed to the fires but still had some proteas to share. Michelle's Dad used to have protea he was very proud of at their house in Kinglake, so she brought them for him.
As all the stalls were closing up we headed back to the station to continue our journey. At Hurstbridge it was a short walk down to Heart and Soul Cafe. The atmosphere was great, quiet and friendly and they had a great fun mural on one of the walls. No photo as I wasn't sure the people having their lunch in front of it would appreciate me taking one. There are tables inside and out but we choose one next to the heater. The wedges we shared were the best I have had in ages. Fresh, really hot (temp) and spiced up tasty, there was plenty of sour cream and sweet chili sauce. At the chefs recommendation, we split a chickpea burger which was delicious toasty and not a bit dry which I find they often are. Filled with food and a good coffee we headed back into town again. I loved the day away from the routine and will defiantly plan another one when the weather is warmer and folks are over their winter ills. I love to craft on the go and with a new view and company was gathering inspiration all day. I hope you can come on my next one or are inspired to do some of your own 'crafting on the go'.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Oh yeah and I should tell you it is not me actually sitting the exams, it is the first borns first round of exams. I am wondering how I will survive these ones let alone the next two and half years and then ?? tertiary. She has headed off to school for the first two today. ?Five? to go. I am sure we will be fine.
Disclaimer: large portions of this post are exaggerated, we are working hard but actually doing just fine. All my best to those sitting the big ones at the moment.
Monday, June 15, 2009
But playing with time is not the invention I am thinking about this week. I think I will have to return to the Amanda's invention that started this eye spy this week. I would like to invent something where we Mums can take and carry the pain for our children. I am glad that my children have mostly had a good run however there have been time aplenty when I wish I could do it for them, to have the blood tests, to mend the broken arm, to help them to breathe freely. My kids are getting big now and I still wish this.