Tuesday, October 30, 2007
man, she trips me out sometimes....ironically I'm trying to type this on a keyboard that has had Snappy Jaws toothpaste smeared(brushed) all over it.
We went out for dinner tonight, a fantastic experience... i really enjoy going out for tea with Andy andLily. She's been out for dinner regularly since a newborn, and we've never turned it into an issue or pandered to that doctrine of can't do something because I have a baby/toddler/kids....bollocks. And I come from a family of a LOT of kids so know the experience of what you really can and can't do with kids.
Anyway, at the end of the meal, Lily wanders around the restaurant reading all the numbers on the table totally freaking out other patrons, "there's a ten, mummy", here's a five," and "ooh, a two" etc. Now this is all totally off her own bat, not initiated at all. She just loves reading numbers and has done so since she was just two. In fact, she could read the numbers from 1 to 9 (although used to get 6 and 9 mixed up) before she could actually count them. There's one counting book we'd read and she'd wait until you lifted the flap so she could read the numbers rather than count them by rote. LOL I'll never forget when she surprised mum totally a few months ago in a bakery in Colac when mum asked her, "what's this?" pointing to a table number, and she said "five"! PMSL
OK, brag over. I'm really not into bragging about my child's abilities, that's the teacher in me, after hearing so many parents overestimating their child's abilities, yes we all think our kids are brilliant, but only a minority are correct (BTW I don't think she is brilliant it's just her specific style of intelligence ;)) but it was just pretty funny to watch all these diners tripping about this pipsqueak two and a half year old reading table numbers.
And so to leave you here's a pic, taking my tips from Greenolive's Mixtape article in the second issue.
No relevance whatsoever, just mowing the lawn with daddy....note our beautiful lawnmower, that was an environmentally conscious purchase way back in 2001.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
A little dress that I shall sneak up this afternoon some time as well as send this auction live. There will also be a few more clips going up.here
It's such a heartbreaking story, and my heart really goes out to Hannah's parents. I'm adding my piece today, which is a pair of size 1 pants ~ this fabric is perfect as Hannah liked frogs and purple, both of which it has, there's even a little purple frog on the back pocket. We'll also be adding some purple clips.
I love buying stuff from other WAHPs, there are some really talented crafters and artisans out there making some really unique and beautiful products. And this is from one of my favourites, the super talented mumma Michelle from The Woolly Tree. I really love crochet, the fabric it creates has such a beautiful whimsical feel to it, it really appeals to me.
I realised the other day when I was attempting to crochet that not only do I crochet left handed but I think I wrap the wool the wrong way. Or maybe because I'm left handed I need to do everything in a mirror image... it got too complicated to think about , so I gave up !!
Much easier to buy beautiful stuff like this, that is perfectly crocheted.
It's just perfect for Lily, but how grown up does the little 2 and a half year old look!!!
I love how Michelle's crochet pieces are really unique and are really reflective of her style. Her work is very distinctive. Have a look at some of the other pieces she has created on her site.
Really, that's probably a good lesson for anyone wanting to start out in the WAHP world, develop your own style, create pieces that are distinctively yours and can't be mistaken for other's work; much more satisfying than mirroring or borrowing someone else's style. :)
I have some backwards blogging to do, I have been remiss and not included images from previous stockings.. so for recordings sake am including some of my favourite pics here. I have some other blogging to catch up on too, as I have some other cool new images and stuff to share :D My aim is to accoomplish this over the weekend.
These are Asher's black hemp zip flares that his mummy hinted so badly for so long that she wanted. LOL
Sunday, October 21, 2007
of our recent trip to the bush block with the pint family.
Photo heavy post coming up but they are very cute kids!!!!
hmm, do I need to narrate? Maybe a little ....
so we spent a week in the recent school holidays at our family bush block, given the drought conditions gripping that part of Victoria we really weren't expecting the weather we got... a week of rain!!! It was fabulous, although it did limit our outdoor activities a little. we did get out when we could but there is definitely something special about sitting in front of a fire listening to the rain splashing down on a tin roof, and looking out on bush surroundings for as far as you can. You may have noticed from an earlier post I got quite a bit of knitting done due to the weather. Megsie made quite a few hairclips!!!
When we did get outdoors, kiddies decked out in the appropriate wet weather gear, they managed to find every puddle there was!
starting out small.....
a wayward train carriage that Asher just couldn't get going
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I have to say I'm feeling a little daunted by the amount of sewing I still need to do *eek* I had these visions of me turning up with about five pieces of clothing to sell LOL Luckily Megsie has come to the rescue and whipped up some of her awesome hair clips while we were at the block. I'm planning on having a bit of everrything on hand. And to be honest, I'm not really sure how it will go, whether I'll really sell much at all. Whether the attendees will appreciate the difference between mass produced clothing (which by the way another stall there will be selling) and individually produced one-off items of clothing. I hope so....
Anyway for those that are interested in the local area
Mothers' Twilight Market
Friday 19th October 7pm
St Peter's Hall, Draper Street, Ocean Grove
(which is actually part of the church)
gold coin donation entry
Now back to my sewing !!!!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
First, finally the other Rainy Day sock. This pair was started on the trip between Adelaide and home to see if it is possible to knit a sock in that trip. Nice comfy socks even if the colourway is totally wrong for the pattern LOL
Well, my Hedera has been frogged and reborn as the Fools Rush sock, not sure how apt that name is or not LOL It's a cute little pattern which works much better for this yarn.