Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm grateful for.......

This week I am grateful for......

Old friends

On Thursday I dropped my kiddies off early at my sisters and drove an hour and a half to Ballarat. My reason for the drive was for a long overdue catch up with a lovely friend. We both started teaching art the same year in country Victoria many years ago. Now, after marriage, mortgages and children, catching up is not so easy. She is mid way through her pregnancy and I am so excited that she has baby number 3 on the way.
Our day consisted of coffee, lunch and our true passion..........op shopping. This woman has style and can spot a treasure a mile away and she knows where to go to pick up a bargain.
As always I received a HUGE bag of vintage clothes from her, Wow!
I just love those special friends that although you may not see each other often, when you do its back to where you left off.....very special indeed!

Driving by myself
- no toilet stops
- no fighting
- no asking when we will be there
- no packing of snacks, drinks, extra clothes and activities to keep little ones busy
- no answering questions, reading road signs aloud, refereeing arguments and generally no talking....
- listening to my music and singing as loud as I wanted!

For more take a look over at And then there were four.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Creative Space

I've been making wrap skirts with some gorgeous vintage fabric. It's been so much fun and I've found it difficult to stop. Even my dog Reuben wanted to be in the photo shoot!!!

I'll be adding these to my shop soon but for today I am off to Ballarat to visit a lovely friend of mine that I haven't seen for way too long. Have a great day everyone.

For more take a look over at Maxabella Loves..

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Map Drawers

My birthday pressie. Only a few months overdue but I don't mind. The wait was certainly worth it. We rescued these drawers from the side of the road about 9 years ago and they are finally looking as fabulous as I knew they would.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm grateful for.......

This week I am grateful for....

Having my big girl home from her Grade 4 camp. It wasn't the same around here without her and although she is known as the quietest of the 3, it seemed so quiet without her. The 2 nights away seemed like an eternity and I was so excited to pick her up this afternoon. Apparently she didn't feel the same and had so much fun that she didn't miss us at all!!!!

I have loved listening to her tales of camp. I've heard the highlights (jumping off the diving board) and the lowlights ("the food wasn't even homemade!!!") and everything in between. It was lovely to see her collapse in to an exhausted but happy slumber.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Creative Space

I've got my sewing mojo an extent. There is nothing like a little pressure of an upcoming market to push my arse into action.
This cushion was previously a table mat. I've been making them for a few years and keep thinking that they would look great as cushions. Done. Finally. I donated it to my girls school's fair for their silent auction. Funnily enough it was purchased by Miss Blondie's best friends Mumma.

In other creative news I have whipped up a few ladies wrap skirts for the Festival of the Sea on Sunday. I haven't taken any photos yet but promise to share next week.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Pterodactyl saves the day...........if only

Whilst talking with the kiddies this morning about what is going on in Japan at the moment and contemplating the fate of so many, the little guy pipes up with "It's okay Mummy, I will turn myself into a pterodactyl and fly up to the buildings and save the people".

If only it was that simple.

I feel so much sadness with what is happening in this crazy world of ours.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Surrounded by apples

Over the weekend I was feeling poorly and spent a good deal of it Nanna napping and just getting through the day as best I could. Although, I will admit to dosing myself up on sudafed so that I could enjoy a girls night out on Saturday worth it!
Whilst I was snoozing the husband made toffee apples with the kiddies. They looked amazing and I must say I was super impressed with his toffee apple making ability, who would have known???