Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter craft...

How did we get here already? I'm enjoying my few days holiday.. there's various things i need to do. Then there was this. A $5 Easter kit from Target. It had sparkles, paint + stick ons, it was for ages 3-6. But hey it had 3 faux wooden eggs! i couldn't help myself. I sat there sewing a wee felt hat telling myself that it was 'fun' for Miss R. I like her bold design with the blue hat (above). I used a bit of 'stiffy' stuff on the felt to help the ears stand up and strengthen the feet (which are brogues). I started with sketches but found it easier just to make it up as i went along.. happy holidays.. what are you up to?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

saddle up..




Even though we live 30 minutes from the city, in peak hour, travelling to work it is more like 1 hour. Penty of ipod/podcast/reading time, i know.
BUT that means that 30 minutes from home is the countryside... Miss R was a lucky duck to attend a holiday riding day.. I packed a mini picnic, a thermos and worked that new camera a little more before leaving her there to enjoy nature....

Kids in the kitchen..

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. We've been married a very long time .. Funny how when i was at school i imagined that i would get married at 21, have children at 25. Just like my mother. THEN when i got closer to that age i did have to revise that plan.. although as things turned out.. not by that much.. So the beauty of that timing is that our teenage children could cook us an anniversary dinner!

I facilitated Miss R making a Jamie Oliver chicken, leek, cannelini bean dish (which was wrapped in a foil parcel with a cream + wine sauce).. she did a super job.. while Mr R helped the boy chef do a re-run of his caramelised bananas + brandy snaps.. (this dish he had been working on at school last term.. although apparently the school had stocked up on non-stick baking paper, and we had not.. so we didn't actually get our snaps).. very tasty though..
Tonight we went to the movies .. perhaps "Never let me go" was not the best anniversary type outing.. amazingly crafted, interesting concept.. i'm about to read the book now..

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 3..



The night before i crafted a quick camera pouch. A padded, drawstring bag. Just to keep the dust + scratches off (the new handsome camera) but not too bulky..
Then with 4 kids in the car, a picnic, 30 minutes later we arrived on Sydney Harbour..


A perfect Autumn day.. for unlimited rides! And off they went... while i explored the photographic possibilities..






So yes, a fun day trip for all...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hooray for holidays...



Day 2 of my holidays. Week 2 of their school holidays. Cue up the vase, stock the fridge, plan the events!
So after i farewelled my old broken camera .. I said heeeellllooooo handsome - to my new Sony A390. Gorgeous item that is is.. soooo much to play with.. WOW!
so here's a sneak peek at some bits i created over the last 2 weekends..




Of course it is perfectly natural to make such things in between soccer matches, groceries + cooking..
BUT you'll have to pop back another day and i will explain it all. Well, not ALL, but at least it might make more sense.. hope you've been well..

Recap...

Sorry it's been a while.. few things going on. AND it's got chilly. Naturally i'm lusting after a handcrafted scarf or wrap, but in the meantime.. i layed out the fluff ready to felt my own. I was really trying for gorgeously thin... then it went into 'scarey - this may fall apart' phase.. then it ended up shorter + thicker than i intended.. so it's been put aside - as i research fringe options..
THEN my camera died! so sad. It had been sooooo good..

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