Friday, July 31, 2009

A Riddle for You.

Question : What do you do with a basketful of coat hangers?

Mum's Answer: Hang all the new sewing creations.
Fraser's answer: Make a coat hanger hanging sculpture of course!!!

He was telling me that he was very busy working and I being engrossed in some sewing just replied aha aha..... what can I say it was just a busy day for a four year old at home with a preoccupied mum.

I was preoccupied with some of these....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


We had some fun today at our MOPS group during the craft spot. We made these really cute button rings and they were so simple to do.

You can pick up the ring bases from Spotlight, you need to grab some buttons from that button jar you have stashed away and then a hot glue gun or some other really sticky glue.
I don't even need to tell you how we put them together they are that easy. They may not be every one's taste in jewelery but they are fun and colourful and creates some conversation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bird Fun

Tuesday is playgroup we had fun with feathers and glue. The idea came from here. It was such a lovely simple craft that used some simple resources and was a hit with both mum and child.
We had a beautiful day in which we enjoyed both morning tea and music time out in the sun.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Life after the Tour

Today we hit recovery mode after three weeks of Tour de France watching...for those unfamiliar with this event that happens each year at the same time it is the world famous cycling event that sees cyclists weave their way through France for three weeks. For those of us that hang in for the duration we now find ourselves very sleep deprived and in need of some serious early nights. ( the telecast of the race is the late hour of the night).
Today being Derek's day off we also decided to head out and get some quotes on a new front door and then to order some essential down pipes for our house that doesn't cope with the large down pours we have been getting.
I think we have both realised that we could never do a new build or a full renovation on a home ...we seriously lack any real direction and decision making but we will certainly endeavour to give it a small go and work away at the long list of jobs needing doing around home sweet home.
I have just completed the shopping order and preparation for playgroup tomorrow so now for that early night!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

On A Sunny Day

A Walk to the local coffee hangout for hot chocolates and morning tea...

Some gardening to do ...

A new screen to put up....
Some sewing to finish and a batch of mini choc chip banana muffins to bake.

Overall a lovely sunny day.

Friday, July 24, 2009

School's Back

School holidays are now over and everything of routine also starts back....lunches, uniforms, clock watching and school car parks !
Today I did a little DIY with some new purchases for our playgroup...after 1 1/4 hours I decided to leave my accomplishments at one and the others for another day.
I had promised Fraser a scooter ride around the block....he scooted I walked and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine.
After some sleep for Fraser and some sewing for me we made some scones for afternoon tea...they are after all the fastest things to make from scratch for a 4year old who is hungry right now!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Are You Civil?

" We are the trustees of other's happiness"

" We never touch people so lightly that we won't leave a mark"

"Choosing Civility" is a book by Dr P M Forni.
I heard an interview with this guy today and he has really challenged me to think about how civil I really am. You can read an excerpt from the book here.

I will certainly be contemplating more about the many brushes I have throughout my day with a myriad of others.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Books Just For Me

I found this magazine after some searching is full of goodies to sew and create. It features a lots of projects from this creative lady. I'm not sure I should have purchased it because my to do list is already a little unmanageable...

Oh well maybe this book that arrived today will help bring some balance and peace into my thinking space. Check out this inspiring mum.
On my to-do list for tomorrow ,find a quiet space and discover what lies behind the cover.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Again

Is it just me or are the Monday's coming around way to fast?
Today some Anzac biscuits were made ...

Some finishing of our flags that were started last night at Kid's Church...
A mad dash at 4.55pm to the post office to send these off to Christmas Island...

Now battening down the hatches for another stormy night ahead.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Forgotten finds

When I was moving stuff around the other day I found some treasures that I had forgotten were right in the back of the cupboard. The tea cups and the gravy jug came from my mum and I am not sure where they came from before that.
The Royal Albert pieces are mine that were given to me for 21st Birthday, engagement and wedding gifts.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Creative Kinda Day

Lots of creative juices flowing today....

Some scrap booking with friends...

And back home for more "doing" or in Meg's case still sewing on her machine. By dinner time she had made two bags and a card (using this idea), to give to the next birthday we celebrate.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here is something I have been meaning to get finished for a certain two superheroes that live in far off lands...let's hope that the postman can find their place by Tuesday. Because we know every good superhero needs a cape to call their own.

More Presents

Derek had his birthday back in June and received a gift voucher for this shop and so today we went to chose the perfect teapot and tea.
After much deliberation he settled on a beautiful cast iron teapot and some interesting tea....French Earl Grey and Blue Mountain.
We keep joking that we must be getting old ...drinking tea together.

When I'm 64...

We have just returned from a family party for Grandma who just turned 64...... as usual there was plenty of "party food" cake ,candles and lots of noise.

Happy Birthday Grandma.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kids and More Kids

Today I ran a holiday programme for some of the kids we have contact with through church. 26 kid's to be exact. I am very surprised at how much fun we helps having great helpers.
Some of the things we organised for them to keep busy were "pull aparts". A whole load of discarded gadgets and computers and we gave them screwdrivers and let them go for it. They had so much fun with the endless amount of screws and bits.

Sock puppet making....

Volcanoes made from play dough which they made themselves and then combined vinegar and bi-carb soda to make them "erupt".

Oh there was also the giant twister game, lego mania,games,food,more food and lots of fun.

The request is for more days next school holidays ...we'll see.


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