Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I have found some inspiration in some books I was reading with the girls yesterday.
The Gigantic Turnip - love the cow and the lady.
Russell the Sheep - gorgeous sheep and frog.
In other news:
-Grace has learnt to stand up on her own.
-I'm can't wait for my copy of the Wee Wonderfuls book to get here to make some for the girls.
- I went to Bilby Yarns in Perth - great to find a local supplier of fleece, wool, dye and spinning equipment and back issues of Interweave Knits and Spin Off magazine.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
I spent the week at Mum and Dad's. I always want to say 'at home'. Even though I haven't really lived there for years I still tend to think of the farm as home and it is always so great to be home. It would have been even better if there had been some rain. I can't believe how dry the ground is, not just there, but everywhere. It is really quite depressing.
We took the girls out to see some lambs which they loved, the poor dogs were chased everywhere as well.
It is good to be back here though at my other real home and to see Chris - the girls were so excited and Amelia in particular has needed to be near him all weekend.
Some pics from last week - Grace on the left and Amelia on the right.
Grace spent all weekend clapping and sitting on her tractor (well technically it is a 4 wheel motorbike, but tractors are more fun).Amelia quickly found the piano and snuck into the lounge to play.
I managed to finish one of Mum's bed socks last week - I hate the second sock, but I'm plodding along - I have incentive now - the gorgeous Fleece Artist Merino I recieved in the backtack swap.
Here is the proof Mum can knit. I'll admit I did doubt you Mum, but you have made a great start. Keep going, you only have about 62 squares left! This is going to be for my sister Jane who is having a baby later this year.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
This bunny is just perfect and so petite. I am amazed as I had such a hard time making mine.
My label order has arrived as well so I can start sewing them into things I make or knit.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
We have even planned a night out together in Perth. We have only been out together once since the girls came home - to one of Chris' staff things, so I am a bit excited.
I have packed some craft to do and I am hoping that the bag actually gets at least opened. If I do anything there will be pictures on my return. Have a great week!
Just a couple of cute shots from the other day. Chris and Grace
Amelia pretty excited as she made it through the tunnel.
Monday, June 12, 2006
And I have a spider. I tried a bit of stitchery on the back which I am pretty happy with. I thought I would try something simple to see how it looks. I have been very inspired by Print and Pattern and a book called East and West. More spider pictures here.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Amelia and Grace love the tails on the elephants I make and they love to touch fabrics (I'm training them well). So I made a cube with many tails and some chenille. My plan is to make one with all the sides being different types of fabrics. A very tactile toy for babies.
Totally loving the children's clothes and sewing I've seen at Sweet Caroline, Farbenmix and Moonstitches.
Friday, June 09, 2006
So this is my beetle prototype. I just need to fix it a little and the next one probably needs some stitchery or applique inspired by Jean Ray Laury on its wings. I can already see theis morphing into a new spider or a new frog design - yes still on the hunt for the perfect frog.
Chris has been to the toy library again. And the girls love it!
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
We have had a great weekend - it's been all about food. Mum, Dad, Jane and Ian came over for the day yesterday. We all went to the Cidery to celebrate my birthday and then ate one of Jane's fantastic chocolate cakes. I am just about to cook Chris' favourite curry from scratch to celebrate his birthday and then I think I might need to stop eating for a while.
The weather this weekend has just been fantastic (not fantastic for farmers and ducks though). The girls have played outside, all the washing is actually dry and Mum and Dad did a great job on the lawns. I love being outside in the winter sun.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
In other thinking today. Soozs has summed up what I have been thinking about Spotlight and industrial relations. I have just discovered Spike Jonze is making a movie of "Where the Wild Things Are". I can't wait to see what he does with this.
Friday, June 02, 2006
Grace is a big fan of the giraffe. She is not a big fan of the flash, so all the pictures look like this tonight.
I was looking through some Eric Carle books and have been inspired to make a six-legged creature. Hopefully more on that tomorrow.