Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Snippets from the weekend

I often wish I had a bit more time/energy to write more but the truth be told I don't. And some things are easier to convey in pictures anyway (especially for my distance relatives who only keep checking back to see pictures of the kids anyway!)

Finally the summery weather is here, making me want to spend everyday in the garden. The weeding & planting has started here, along with eating our meals outside & staying up well past our bedtimes because it is still light.

Last weekend we tackled many of those projects that have been in my back of my mind, just waiting for the days to get longer, the nights to be less disturbed & the right bits & bobs to be found at the tip shop.

So here it is, a late spring weekend in the burbs...

Co-joined bread, one from me, a little one created (& eaten) by Addie

mobilo swords

beetroot harvesting

broad bean snacking

outside, outside, outside play

a building project for Max and I (& his new tools)

to create a climbing frame for this years beans

a fishing game project for Max and Tim to make

some quick fish made using a washer & some old soy sauce fish
(have I mentioned I never throw anything away?)

and a bit of mango cutting & freezing for future summer smoothies
(with willing mango seed cleaners)

Looking forward to the summer to come

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Creative Space -

My overlocker(serger)-catcher-thingy overfloweth....

The space next to my sewing machine now looks nothing like this mornings photo.
It's now piled high with half finished projects.
This is the normal state of that little space between the laptop & the sewing machine.

Despite my best efforts everyone in the house is getting about with little bits of thread hanging off them, there seems to be an explosion of fabric all over the sewing room floor house and many an evening is spent cutting out on the dining room table.

It's all in preparation for the next market I'm doing here in December.
I'm trying to have half the things I make for boys who seem to always miss out.

Of course most of the stuff is pretty unisex, like this little leopard shirt

but there has been a bit of stuff just for girls (using up some vintage covered buttons & the always beautiful to work with wool felt from here)

Plenty of distractions for me over here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rainy day baking month goes by quickly in these parts as the Spring weather ramps up. There has been more time out & about

:: in the garden (oh the weeds!),
:: at parks (chasing the now walking one year old),
:: visiting friends & general Spring frolicking
:: I've started back at some local markets, the last one here (such great marketing!)
:: Max started riding his pedal bike (with so many a near misses & belly laughs)
:: My folks have been & gone (taking the smalls swimming each day, giving me many a sleep-in & child-free hours)

Of course the weather has been up & down, one day it's all summery , the next the heating is on all day! We did a bit of rainy day baking before our sunny, sunny day yesterday. We are now back to drizzle & grey, perfect for munching through the rainy day gingerbread.

My two helpers (Leo often accessorises in his apron, which works much better than a bib)

The tools (cloud cutter from here)

Arrangement directed by Adelaide

Rainy day eating at it's best


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