Thursday, 29 July 2010

Tea time.................again!!!

The kids are on a weeks break(again) and it seems that all I have done is sit around and drink tea with other mothers. Nice as it is I do want to do other stuff but I think that will be put off until next Monday. For the next few days I still need to put up with children running around screaming with delight or screaming at one another.

Bring on Monday!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

More blue skies............

More blue skies, more Miss Sydney but what can I do this it what life is centered around at the moment, that and 9th birthday celebration. Oh yeah and also my mum. She is here visiting for the birthdays...........twins and mine. No time for sitting and looking at lovely blogs or writing my very infrequent posts. Not siree it's all about the baking, cooking, feeding, entertaining( not that my mum needs too much of that she is very good that way) organising party bags and games. Miss Sydney will head off to her next destination soon and with her a couple of new outfits so there also has been a bit of sewing squished inbetween everything else. It is amazing what you can do when the pressure is on.
Now I am going to bed most likely to dream about some failed game at the birthday party and all the kids going home disappointed........oh the pressure of kids parties when will it end!!!!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Miss Sydney's adventures.................

 A bit of hanging out at the beach for Miss Sydney with some very fancy 70's inspired crochet bikinis and......

sittin' around with Violet chattin' about the surf at La Roche Percee.

Stay tuned for more of Miss Sydney's adventures.

Friday, 16 July 2010


The parcel arrives.........a lot of will power is used not to rip the brown paper off it as soon as I get to the car!

Super dooper bubble wrapped for the journey.........getting excited now!


Miss Sydney here she is....... oh so pretty in her lovely travelling clothes and her hair is so silky!

Hello my new host family..........I am so happy to be here and finally out of that box!
Now bring on the beach and those croissants!!!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

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

It's quite a relaxed space around here this week. Kids are well and back to school, blue skies are about us, special things have turned up in the mail box and I am happy. This last thing is very important for a good ambiance in the house. So with everything going so well I have had the tiny(2.5mm) crochet hook and some nice cotton out on the couch. I am trying to crochet up some goodies for the smallest people in the house.

Now go and visit the other 96 people who are being equally creative this week!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Retro Redstones........

When I went back to Oz a few weeks back I asked my mum to fish out my very old but very retro Redstone roller skates. I got them for Christmas when I was 13 that my dear friends is nearly 20 years ago. I knew I had never got rid of them and I knew my mother would never throw them out. When I opened up the original box I found a bottle of white shoe polish that I used to clean them up with at least once a week. 

The weekend past the kids and I took them down to the local bike path to give them a bit of a try out. The kids were very interested to see if I could still do it.......I was very interested to see if I could still do it! Much to my amazement I didn't have to much trouble. Sure I was a little on the wonky side when I first took off but it all just seem to come back to me until the very end. I tried to stop at the car and promptly landed on my bum in front of two teenage girls.....they laughed, I laughed and I wondered what those girls thought of this old dear roller skateing. Probably not much!!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Long distance...............

Two people doing a long distance blog..............I just love it! One person on this side of a country, one person on that side of the same country, overseas friends with the same interests, people taking pretty photography. They are all so good for lots of time wasting while drinking your favourite tea/coffee. I know bloggers have been doing this for ages but I love discovering new ones and today I have two for you.


Maybe oneday if the opportunity came up I would like to do something like this. How about you?????

Thursday, 8 July 2010

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

Not my creative space today but my Django's......made by him with a little help from me while he was home sick this week. He has this Felties book and he just loves making the things from it. If anybody is looking for a gift to give a child that is just starting to craft it is excellant.

P.S-It's a panda if you didn't already know.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Being obsessed................

 Of late my days seem to be spent trawling the internet for Blythe information. Seriously they have taken over all my thoughts and actions. I walk past my 5 girls and have to stop and admire their cuteness. I look at who is coming and try and decide whether I will attempt to buy her & the answer is yes. I look at flickr and admire everybodies creativeness. I read forums & enter swaps. I just need/want to know what is going on in this world of dolls. It is crazy is it not???
Tell me I am not the only one out there that gets interested in something and then can't leave it alone..........please, please, please let me know that there are others!!!!

P.S The Pirate outfit was one of the last swaps I was in, it was made by littlefec. In the second photo you can see Manon off to the side modelling something that is heading off tomorrow for another swap. Oh my life is also being taken over by swaps but this is nice because you get the postie coming with surprises and I like surprises.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Doing things on aTuesday...................

Of late I haven't done all that much sewing. Other things have got in the way like looking at too many dolls and looking after kids and doing toooo much general household stuff but today I finished off some bunnies that I started yesterday. I like the way the colors blend in with the medicine that is sitting on the kitchen table........ I have been giving it to the sick child on the couch today. After finishing these off I now have a bit of a bug and am going to start some things tomorrow for a pending swap.

I hope everybody out there, like me is having a pleasant Tuesday.

Monday, 5 July 2010

We have a new addition to the family and for once it isn't a is something the whole family is going to use or at least learn how to use.

As you can see Aloha blue is a 9 foot 6 Mctavish longboard. 

If my husband and I practise really hard maybe we may even be able to do the above one day. I better start making myself some 1950's style bathers just so I can look and feel like Gidget.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Friday fumblings....................

 What do you do on a Friday arvo when you don't have anything better to do? 

You make something that looks like a big heap of runny doggy do-do but tastes really fantastic that's what you do!!!

This fantastic thing is Rocky road with maltesers. Very simple to do..............just find your favourite recipe for RR and add the maltesers.