Sunday, August 29, 2010

hula girl

The theme for our Book Week dress-up day was "Around the World" and Little Possum decided to dress up as a hula girl. Not ideal for end of winter, but thankfully the weather was nice and sunny - and she let me persuade her to bring a jacket to wear over the top if she got chilly.

Gala Day finalists!

They played extremely well all day and made it to the final. The score was 0-0 at full-time, and so the tie breaker became the number of corners each team had. Our team had 1 while the other team had none, and so the other side won.

 It was a long day - 4 matches. In between matches, they entertained themselves by climbing trees, building forts etc..... on the move for the whole day. The weather was beautiful and we picnic'ed by the oval in the sunshine. Great day.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

fairy going global

A couple of years ago, I made this fairy headdress for Little Possum's birthday party. The tutorial was featured on "A Crafty Mumma" and "The Crafty Crow",which was fun, but a couple of months we made it all the way to Italy. I suppose this means the back of Little Possum's head is world famous :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Read my pins

I always admired Madeleine Albright, and I really wish I could've gone to see this exbition "Read my Pins" at the Smithsonian. Mrs Albright always wore pins on her tops, but what I hadn't previously realised how she used her pins very deliberately to convey a mood or message.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

end of soccer

no more riding bikes to soccer matches
just as well....  riding bikes is much easier without studded boots
and we can play balancing games anytime :)

there's a whole lot of fun to be had down here on the other side of the pitch...  a bush track to explore, dirt and rocks..
The kids call the red mound Uluru. We will have to take them to see the real thing one day. It's a little bigger than this one.

Friday, August 13, 2010

a boy's gotta do what a boy's gotta do

when his siblings are making too much noise and he just wants to have a quiet read.........

Thursday, August 12, 2010

always prepared

shocking photo quality...... I really want a proper camera...   
However, this is our Doodlebug taking the scout oath. He has been "upgraded" from cubs and I had to lovingly detach all his badges from one shirt and sew them onto his new shirt.
 I will need to teach him to sew, I think  :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Big Bang Theory

There is nothing more refreshing and liberating than having a bellylaugh in the company of just yourself. I plan to reward myself after housework today with just such a belly laugh (or 5) by watching "the Big Bang Theory" on DVD (First season). Hilarious! I think I channel a couple of these characters on occasion, maybe that's why I like this show? (It is also possibly that I recognise GOTH in there as well  :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

something for the ideas board...

So when I have made quilts for all the beds I can work on the cars. Don't think I'll make one for Bertimus Prime though, he's just too big. Maybe just one for the wagon :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

I love dandelions

Whenever I see one of these I have to blow on it and spread all the little seeds on the breeze. I know dandelions are weeds but as Ralph Waldo Emerson said: "What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered".
My mother always said she was a bit like a dandelion - frequently mowed down by life's challenges, but always springing back to life looking as cheerful as ever. Near impossible to get rid of.
In honour and memory of my mother I feel dutybound to spread as many dandelions as I can. Its virtues may go generally unrecognised, but I will always appreciate its sunny colour, cheeky disposition and resilience in the face of life's lawnmowers.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

man does not live on bread alone, but....

sometimes we need some, and making our own is the best!
Here is Doodlebug in action, making rolls.
Don't they look divine?

Turtle opted for a turtle shaped loaf while Little Possum made a kitty.

With butter and jam - unbeatable!