Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Love

Today I am grateful for...
*Joyce Myer on tellie at 5am
*a 2 year old dancing to 80's music... like they did in the 80's
*slow cooked chicken casserole and a rice cooker
*a cold afternoon to enjoy it and a mother in-law who took over cooking it when I was torn in 3 different directions!
*a husband who is teaching tap and assisting costume changes in the pre bedtime production to the music of Vegietales in the girl's bedroom
*a sleeping baby who always manages to wriggle his way out of my wraps into a star fish position!
I hope your Friday was full of joy and love and laughter. Happy New Year. x

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ready for Wrapping

After our family holiday I hit the sewing machine hard and sewed these little beauties... More Travel Art Folios for the kiddies in our families. I loved making these. Making something for someone else is very fulfilling and I hope that this is something I can encourage my kids to do also as they grow older.

I remember having something similar to this when I was 5 and I thought it was awesome, although it was not hand made, I felt like a real artist. I hope that they will be enjoyed and loved and used to bits and that many ideas will flourish and that many creative moments occur between these pages.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Life's a Beach

We have been away on a family holiday at the beach on the North Coast of New South Wales. Although miserable weather was predicted, it turned out perfect, lots of cloud coverage for exploring and relaxing and plenty of sunny days for swimming. The kids were inseparable from their cousins whom they adore! But when they weren't loving each other to bits they were exploring, collecting, jumping over white wash, being chased by waves, sleeping in daddy's arms and 'experiencing' sand.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Travel Art Folio

Christmas is such a busy time of year.  Rather than hit the shops this year, I'm hitting the sewing machine. So that is where I've been in my spare moments amidst the craziness of kid rearing. Here is the latest art folio I've made. I adapted my original design to make sewing simpler and the folio easier to use, with the opening flap positioned to the right and with snap lock buttons to make the folio more secure. This one is for a 5 year old boy.

1 down, 10 more to go... how many days till Christmas??? Is anyone else making pressies this year? What are you making?