Friday, 17 August 2012
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Monday, 13 August 2012
Sunday, 12 August 2012
Skein for my birthday and my order arrived in the post this week! I got four skeins of Worsted MCN in Sunlight. It looks so good and feels even better! I am super excited to knit it up. Now I just have to finish a couple of things off and decide what I want to turn it into.
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Friday, 10 August 2012
I have always wanted alphabet cookie cutters. I think I had a sesame street book when I was small which had a recipe for them and always wanted to make some. Recently we acquired some and these here are our first attempt! Not perfect (someone occidentally put self-raising flour in instead of plain - whoops) but they were yummy and we are keen for our next batch. Much fun and bowl licking was had by all!
Thursday, 9 August 2012
We just can't get enough of cutting and gluing at our house, and since I organised the art cupboard (yes, I really did it!) it has been so much easier. Mr 4 and Miss 2 made a whole bunch of puppet people with a little help from mum, but little Miss 1 mostly sucked and chewed on things. I love to hear the happy noises of playing rather the screaming we get here sometimes. So much fun being had.
Monday, 6 August 2012
I really like knitting, but recently it has occurred to me. I am a knitter! Not saying I am a perfect knitter or that I can knit anything, but I am a knitter. For such a long time now it has really been my favourite and most relaxing past time, and it's productive too (just love being productive)! I have recently finished jumpers for my kids and a hat a booties for my cousins new baby and I have a cardigan for me and one for my littlest on the needles. The funny thing is I am finishing things! Articles I have knitted are getting worn and washed and worn again. It's a pretty good feeling. I get that same feeling when my kids wear clothes I sew or use quilts I make, but it is just more with knitting. I have been thinking more and more about getting my spinning wheel out and set up again. Once I have got our art cupboard organised of course.
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Being a mother of many children and also someone who likes to have everything with her 'just in case' my bag is a big deal to me. I like it to be pretty but I NEED it to be functional. As I can never find the perfect bag I have to get a new one every 2-6 months which is really not so good. My most recent purchase was a complete failure and has been driving me insane for a while now. I was rescued by my son not closing a drink bottle before he put it away and after I noticed the water pouring out of the bottom of my bag I declared it ruined and decided to make myself a new one. It must have been a fluke, but my new bag has turned out really well and so far I love it! I still need to make a series of small pouches in coordinating colours to live inside (first aid, snacks, nappies, etc) so everything is easier to find but I can see it all working. Don't you just love it when something works first go!
Saturday, 4 August 2012
. . . visited our house today! My brother Joe loves all things retro and has been collecting old phones for a while now. He has recently opened en Etsy shop with some very pretty phones in it. He came to play today and brought a present of play phones! I was thrilled, and my kids were pretty happy too. We have been having lots of fun ringing each other and there have only been a few whacks to the head with a receiver. For some reason blogger wants the photo this way, which is a little disconcerting but it gives you an idea. If I ever have a landline again I am so getting one of these. Probably a green or red one!