Friday, April 30, 2010

Sew Proud!

Wow, 2 posts in the one day! lol

I just had to share these. Tonight we put together some Wheat Bags to give to Matt's parents for birthday gifts. I let the kids do all the work that they were capable of. Shawn has been able to sew for a few years now. Liberty still sat on my lap and pressed the buttons, lifted the foot and that was about all. Not any more! She has found her groove.

She just loves to sew... my girl, in so many ways :)


On Wednesday the Enrichment Art classes had a gallery display. The year 5/6 classes studied Pollacks Blue Poles, one of my favourite paintings that I was thrilled to see at the Canberra Art Gallery on a school excursion....many years ago :)
This work of Shawn's was inspired by Piet Mondrian. Students had to take an item from home to paint... Since I have an ambundance of Pepsi cans, they were an easy choice! lol
Shawn has also been chosen in the Maths Enrichment program this term, I am so very proud of him!

Yesterday was the first chance I have had this week to start sewing for the Armidale Farmers markets this Sunday. I have 2 bags almost completed... just a little sneak peek at them. I hope the red/cherry bag doesn't sell, I love it! lol

Today I have a few things on, but hope to get more things made up ready for the masses of Mother's day shoppers... if only!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Gostwyck Photo Shoot

This is a beautiful place at this time of the year.
It has been a few years now since I have managed to be there at the perfect time.
It was a good day!

Off to go fishing tomorrow, back next week!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Back to school tomorrow!

Well the school holidays have been looong and busy, productive busy, but still busy!
Last Sunday I went to the Armidale Farmers Market with my goodies again. It is actually a fun day out for all of us. The kids ride their bikes around and have a great time.
This is my new bag style. I made this one first and fell in love. It is a yummy micro suede.

This creature is one of my favourites... well sort of. This is a Dugong and my first love is the Manatee. Oh to go to Florida and find one!

We went to the Sydney aquarium at Easter and arrived at the Dugong's right at feeding time. They look so gentle.
Well, I am ready for bed. Night x

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Troubadour Reunion

On Easter Monday, Mum and I went and saw the wonderful Carole King and the fantastic James Taylor at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. It was like watching 2 old friends sing and play in their lounge room.
Earlier in the day I read above the entry doors that photography was not permitted. I thought I would follow this rule, so I didn't lug my camera with me on the night. However, everyone else was snapping away and security didn't drag them out. So on the very last song, (Locomotion, in honour of 'our' Kylie) I remembered I had my very flat phone in my bag. It had just enough power to turn on and then snap these 2 shots. 2 very bad shots, but they recorded an amazing experience!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


We spent Good Friday at Stockton visiting my mentally disabled Uncle, Lester. It is always so great to see him and know that he is so well loved and cared for where he is. Anyway... we found these little creatures, millions of them, all over these particular trees. Anyone know what they are? In all of the millions, we only spotted the one, large orange beetle (top photo).

We also took a few minutes out of the day and took the kids down to the beach, it is a great fishing beach, not a great swimming beach. They still managed to get the hems of their shorts wet! :)
This was the most fun though, Dune Jumpin!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Drum roll please...

Liberty just drew the winner of my Etsy giveaway...


I'll have my people call your people! lol

Thanks to all of you who take the time to leave comments, it is very appreciated xox
I will hopefully resume normal blogging tomorrow, I still have so many easter photos to share!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter away

We are home from a nice few days away. just thought I would stop by and share a few pics from the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The top one is Robosaurus, the car eating dino. The middle image was one of the highlights of the show, these guys were pretty awesome! The bottom image is of the cutest newsreaders around! Shawn got to read a script, just like the news people do. The lady in the front, middle of the photo is Johanna Griggs. Commonweath games swimmer and now TV personality... she is in love with Shawn's eyelashes :)
I will leave the giveaway open until Sunday evening... (see 2 posts below)

night x