Our week of school vacances is drawing to a close and boy has it been a busy week. Usually we chill out and not do too much as the kids get up for school so early here it is a good time to go slow and re-charge the batteries but not this holidays!!! Juliette did a dance stage(holiday program) in the am, the 2 of them had a gazillion swim lessons( these haven't finished yet), we went for morning tea, saw a movie and even went to see an amatuer production of 'The Mikado' last night. So to finish off what was a rather hectic week we had a nice muck around at the pool after lessons this afternoon even I got in and had a cool off. I must admit it was nice, it would have been even better if I was floating around on a lilo and sipping a cocktail!!
We have had a big special surprise here today!! I picked up a parcel from the post office to find a picnic basket overflowing with Maggie Beer products and one of Pip's crafting books. Can you imagine how happy this made us all:) It was gifted to us from a work collegue of my husbands who come to stay for a week a little while back. He didn't have to do this but we are all very grateful for a bit of home stocked in our cupboards. My husband can't wait to get into the burnt fig jam( on warm baguette) and I am going to cook some Toulouse saucisson this week so I can try her tomato sauce. mmmmmmmm!!!!!
Nothing made this weekend but a good time!!! My husband and a friends husband have both been away for a couple of weeks now and we treated our families to a weekend away at some local bungalows. This place is actually a golfers resort but they have a pool and a restaurant and you can sit on your little terrace for a pre dinner drink while the kids play on the lawn. What more could you ask for!!
We returned home last night the kids were dog tired from swimming so much and me well I came home with an insect bite that has gotten all infected. A visit to the doctor today, a course of antibiotics and a little rest and all will be fine. You have to careful in this heat and bites I only got this sucker on Saturday night and by Sunday evening my big toe was throbbing like you wouldn't believe.
Anyway come back next Monday and you may see some handcrafted stuff!!
Fun sewing this Friday...............some cute Middie dresses in the shop.
Myself, a girlfriend and our kids are heading out of town for the weekend. Our husbands are both away and we need away from the house time. We are just going to some bungalows an hour away but there is a pool and a restaurant which means easy kids entertaining and no cooking involved.........fantastic!!!
Hope you all have a nice weekend whatever you do:)
Oh the path of treasures we will travel down today will be cute and interesting and moreish. It is the Etsy path and it is one of those ones that once you get on you can never get off!!
I am just going to list them and you can discover them for yourselves. Enjoy!!!
Monday Monday!!! We have woken up to a beautiful day which makes it so much easier to start the week!! Actually the weather over the whole weekend was marvellous so there was not much done other than soaking it all in which meant not much crafting. Django was the crafting boy in the house and he made another feltie. His name is Pumpkin head and he is from the Zombie Felties. This book sure is a winner in my eyes, if it gets boys doing things like learning to sew then I see that as a very good thing. It's a good book if you are looking for stocking fillers for boys & girls!! The time to be thinking of such things is getting near and for us who need to get it all sent to far off places you need to be prepared. Anyway enough ramble hope you are having a great start to the week!!
P.S I have been making a few new Blythe hats for the shop in my spare moments:)
It seems that I have been a bit absent from here this past week. Inbetween one sick child and one sick pig there hasn't been much time for frivolous posting but today you are in luck. I have a picture and something to post about. Friday is crafter morning with my friend Gemma. We had missed last week but all was in alignment this week. She actually didn't get to do much as she was dealing with a washing machine repair man but I got to nearly finish a little project I started sometime back. A little amigurami lion.
Sorry no fun treasure Tuesday finds today. For the last 2 days we have been watching over our sick guinea pig Moustache, he stopped eating on Sunday and tonight took his last breath. He was with us for nearly 4 years which is a long time for little pigs like him.
So no fun in this house tonight but I will be back next week with some treasures!!
Made it Monday is bought to you by Django this week. He has entered a competition in The Utterly Awesome Blythe Club and had to produce something for the blythe girls made from cardboard. Here it is their own special dressing screen. As you can see Guava used it straight away!!
We get the most terrific sunsets here and today was no exception. I just went and picked the kids up from Kuendu beach and this is what greeted me. The days and nights are getting warmer you can feel that summer is coming. Oh I love the changing of the seasons, well the little we get anyway!!! p.s photo taken with the iphone not bad for a quick shot me thinks:)