Friday, October 9, 2009

www resisting a black out

So I went and got myself a job.
I am loving it and it is less than full time so I still have time for family, my own creating, and a few other projects.
The family are having to adjust to me being home slightly later, I am having to adjust to wearing black. There is a requirement that I wear black as a sort of uniform, I do appreciate that does make it easier to get out the door and it works well for the job, however I have long made a point of having little black in my wardrobe, I love colour, colours that compliment and colours that clash, I love to surround myself with and to wear lots of colour. So it has been a bit of a challenge for me and as I walked to work on Wednesday I had a last loud colourful shout with my burnt orange scarf and bag.
Needless to say on my days off I am making up for it and wearing as many colours as possible.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Not a play day

I had the day at home today to make stuff. It was the first in a while, what with school holidays and my having gone and got a real proper job. I was really looking forward to a play day. I had plans. Plans to drink coffee, eat chocolate and create cute things.
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.
So I cleaned a bit, sorted and threw out some clutter and altered the school uniforms for the new term. And now I am giving myself this lovely flower and would like to share it with you. Hope you got to create something today.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Turning up

Just turning up, not sure what to write and Computer..... is..... soo..... slow.....

We are thinking about a road trip, the distances in Australia are doing my head in. So many interesting places to go and such a long way between them.

We are doing our best to explore Victoria but would love to go further afield, suggestions anyone?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lazy lazy Saturday.

Didn't do much today, been a Mum taxi and feed the family, otherwise very little, so I am relying on a wee project I did a while ago for show and tell today.
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

A pressie

picture stolen from Curious Little Oyster

First point of order for this my return to blogging land is to acknowledge a present I received while I was away on my little blog holiday.
Annaliese from Curious Little Oyster sent me not one but two of her lovely lip balms. I sure feel treated, the little packages are so pretty, the lip balm is sure making my lips feel better on these cold and windy days, and the mint slice flavour almost cures my chocolate cravings (almost). I will be visiting her wee shop soon to stock up for presents for my loved ones.
Are you tempted? quick, go here, Annaliese is having a Spring give away so you could have your own lovely balm, be quick it is closing soon. If you miss out never fear just head to her shop in St Kilda or on Etsy.

Happy Birthday to my childhood friend Rachel who also shares the day with Tiffany of "I think we're alone now" fame.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


It has been over a month since my last post (how did that happen) and because I am a little bit all or nothing (I realise that is a contradiction in terms to be a little bit all or nothing) I thought I would get back into the swing of things by joining Tinniegirls Blogtoberfest.
Because I am better now... and the computer is mostly better now.... and surely I have a lot to catch up on... and I feel it is rude for me to just continue to listen in on the conversations of my favorite bloggers without sharing a little of myself..... so here I am reporting for a task I have set myself.... to blog daily for a month.... I am really not sure how I will go.... expect some of them to be short... but I don't want to wait till next year to join in the fun..... so here we go........ quick before midnight