Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Last night I picked up a pencil and began to draw. I had forgotten what it felt like to be completely absorbed in creating a picture. Time passes so swiftly that you can forget to drink when your lips are dry and leave it to the last moment to sprint to the loo, the latter I have seen my girls do so many times. I enjoyed the process so much that I am going to try and draw more often.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wild and Woolly

It has been lovely and stormy here for the last few days. Shortly after dinner on Thursday night a falling Jacaranda branch on the next street caught a power line and the lights went out. Our house is all electricity so the timing was good, the dishes had just been finished and a hot cup of tea was fresh in my hand. The children love the excitement of an unexpected blackout, especially on a woolly night like that. My eldest told us about some of the stories she had read about Laura Engels Wilder on the old frontier and how they had lived with only the lantern light when the sun went down. We tried our hand at shadow puppets, stretching our imagination to match the shadows made with the animals we wanted them to look like.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fun and Games

2 winter scarfs, one big and one small, finished before the chill sets in playing house x. Little toys and paper doll on pencil made with care and lots on masking tape
One of those lovely re-published Little Golden books. I love the little head scarf and the green smock Hurrah Salty Dolls and congratulations Mile Dye Club! Click here to find out more:) Little roller skates (just the Xanadu style I wanted as a little girl) that are a perfect fit for my young one found on the side of the road. Hurrah for roller skates making a comeback! Have a great week :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Lovely fallen frangipani on a bed of crisp Autumn leaves Sweet pink frangipani on our window ledge Happy children drawing with chalk, dust on feet and hands, washed clean at the end of day x.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


The last couple of weeks have rushed by and I am so looking forward to the Easter break. Over the weekend there were some quiet and sunny moments. The children have started once again to add to their blown egg collection. We use the old method of food colouring, a dash of vinegar for the colour, and melted candle wax for the designs. I picked up some lovely and furry quinces from the local market. I love the way they look as much as pears. I will make quince paste (for the first time) with them over the weekend. And thank you for those wonderful women photographer suggestions. Hope to be back for a Thrifted Tuesday entry tomorrow :)