Tuesday, 29 September 2009

It's Tuesday and I can't wait ............

..........to put my iron away. It's been out for three weeks and I have had enough of seeing it. Usually it gets pulled out to do it job then it goes back into it's hidey hole. I have left it out because my husband isn't around to complain about it and it is just easier when you are doing non-stop sewing to have it there ready to use. I think it will probably get put back tomorrow night. I have to make Kris and I a fancy apron to wear to the festival and then that is it. Oh I hope that is it!

P.S you don't a photo of the iron and ironing board it is far to horrible to look at but you do get another cute critter that is coming with me.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Saturday's alright for..........

.......blogging. Isn't that how the song goes? What else do you do on a Saturday night when you husband is away but blog about what you have done in the past week. I shouldn't lie we did go out tonight to a friends place to eat pizza have a glass of red wine and tarte aux pomme for desert. It was a very nice evening too.

Kids have collapsed in bed now, I thought I would have a quick check of my emails and I have some spare minutes to post something so I wanted to show you all the finished rabbits. Papa rabbits above.

Mama rabbits,

Then the babies. I think these guys need a bit of embellishment too. A job for tomorrow.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

My creative space...........

This week the little mermaids have been finished from their tailless state of last week and they are frolicking on a cloud that will be used to display my brooches at the festival. I need to embellish the cloud somehow, I know it will have all the brooches over it but it might need a border as it will sit on a white wall. I'm a bit stumped with what to do. Do you think it should have a silver lining or some other edging on it? Some ideas from the outside ideas would be most welcome.

Enough said today...... need to go and get kids out of the shower before they wash themselves away but I will leave you with a photo of the favourite mermaid as voted by the household.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009


It is a lovely day today for coffee staining more bunnies. These have turned out a much nicer lighter colour, the coffee wasn't quite so strong.

They will be embellished and heading off to the festival.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Weekends activities............

The weekend is drawing to a close with it 2 weeks of school holidays- yipee!!. To round this weekend off we watched Django getting involved in the Capoeira festival that has been on the last couple of weeks. Django started this activity at the beginning of the year and loved it right from the word go. The local capoeira group holds this festival each year and it encompasses some intensive classes for the kids and the grown-ups, shows around town and lots of excitement for the kids. They are lucky enough to get higher grade teachers in from Australia and Brazil to teach these classes. This martial art is like most others were they have the coloured belt system of grading and at the end of the 2 weeks these are awarded. We watched Django go from his beginners white belt up to his yellow belt. The super dooper big master from Australia(master Peixe)was present to hand these over. Django was very impressed by the speech the master gave at the end when he told everybody that the sport he loved doing was about them learning the skills to do it but it was also about having fun and enjoying it. He is such an emotional lad!

Juliette and I were very proud of him( his dad is away again)for getting up there and showing a whole crowd of people his new found skill. Go Django!!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

My creative space........

I have a rainbow of mermaids waiting for all there extremities in my space today. I am madly working towards having a full table of my wares to sell at this upcoming festival. So not much writing today I am sewing and stuffing like a mad women. Not a pretty site I tell you.

Later on when I have finished my quota of stuff for the day I will visit Kirsty to see what everybody else is up to.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

The redwork is in the mail.............

Yesterday I posted of my square for the quilt project.......I hope it makes it in time and makes the final cut............I am looking forward to seeing everybody's work sewn together..........it looks like it will diverse and interesting..............then I will be looking forward to seeing which square comes back to me.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Rain = cubby houses...............

We are in the middle of our first week of school holidays and have woken up to a sky heavy with rain. So in our first conversations of 'what are we going to do today' the ideas of cubby houses came up. So Juliette started straight away pulling sheets and other necessary items out of the cupboard. Pyjamas hadn't even come off but that is the good thing about holidays isn't it you don't have to get out of your pj's if you don't want to. It looks like the place is set up as a full day retreat. There is books to read, paper to draw on and toys to be played with. What more could you want. We love pyjama days around here......how about you?

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Drying off...............

One little coffee stained bunny( 2nd attempt) drying in the sun. I might be using to much coffee on them as they smell really wonderful, like a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

My creative space........

The space today has hedgehog & rabbits in it. The chocolate hedgehog for eating, its going to my bookclub meet up tonight, and the calico rabbit was made to try out some coffee staining. I am taking my inspiration for this from Blackcrow as I love how her animals come out all old worldy looking. I even have one in my collection of softies. I am going to have a go at it on my own but if it isn't so successful I am going to call on her for some expert advice. I hope that is ok with you Blackcrow.

Go and check out the list that keeps getting longer and longer.

Not another blue sky!!!...........

Oh no not another photo of a blue sky you say........I am very sorry to do this but I really had to let you know that Spring really has sprung here. There is two sides to this fantastic weather. The upside is seeing blue skies everyday the downside is it will soon be time to get the swimsuit out. Aarrgh I am not looking forward to this! But with this in mind I have started my morning walks again to get rid of a few kilos put on from eating to many baguettes, good cheeses and cassoulet over the winter and seeing these blue skies every morning is a good incentive to get out and move it. Hopefully this weather will help me stick to my plan of walking at least 4 times a week so that there isn't too much hanging out of the swimsuit that shouldn't be.

I have plans of coming back later with a creative space but before then I need to go and eat my breakfast that doesn't include baguette with lashings of butter & bonne maman jam.