Monday, June 22, 2009

Autumn Leaf

Here is the autumn leaf, that I made.

Ava's Art

This is my 4 year old's image of me, fresh out of her hot little hands.
I'd like to try and create this into an embroidery image.
Keep watching for my finished work.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Stop the Plastic Insanity

Last night hubby and I watched in horror a TV program called "Addicted to Plastic". I would love to see this program showed in every school around the globe and maybe it might make a difference in how the next generation treat this planet.

As a mum I had already made changes to way that I purchased food, I stopped buying milk and juice in plastic bottles and now buy in cardboard cartons, I will now try to find glass. I also don't buy small "convenient" packaged items, instead I buy the item in a large bag, then put them into smaller reusable containers and it's cheaper. I will now look for suppliers who sell grains, pulses, etc from sacks using my own cloth carry bags.

I was searching this morning on the net for suppliers who make lunch boxes and drink bottles that are not plastic, one that I found and liked in the USA was out of stock, so for now I think I will make some cloth carry bags for my kids, use paper lunch wrap for sandwiches, I might even try cotton napkins to wrap food.

We can all make a difference, our parents and grandparents were never this wasteful.

Say "NO" to plastic, it's killing us.

I feel better now after my rant.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Autumn Leaves

I have always loved Autumn, the colours, the crisp mornings, the leaves. What fun to gather them up into a pile and then throw them at each other or just up in the air. We collected some recently and I thought it might be fun to try to recreate them using fabric. Watch this space.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Long Walk

Going away is always a pleasure, getting out and about in the bush is even better. We have just spent a lovely weekend at a small coastal town south of Perth. As it is winter here, there are not as many people about. Winter in Perth seems to be an average of 20 degree's celsius, with blue skies, it's very different from a Melbourne winter.

This was a long walk for little legs.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's Finally Raining

The start of winter, the middle of June and we have now been in Perth for almost ten months and it's finally raining. I walked the children to school & kindy with umbrella's and gumboots, which they got a real thrill out of splashing in puddles. It's now afternoon, I've done some housework ugghh, and I'm about to settle in my comfy chair with Earl Grey, white with one, the sound of rain on the roof and devour the latest book I'm reading, " The Conjuror's Bird". I started yesterday thinking I'll just read the first couple of pages, well I haven't been able to put it down since. Mmmm nice and cozy.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Simple Pleasures

In these days of technology, it is lovely to see kids have so much fun with just blowing bubbles. We spent a sunny winter day just having fun without any TV or video games. My girls started the day playing games with toys, followed by drawing on paper that was then used to wrap a birthday present. In the afternoon we went to the birthday gym party where lots of fun was had, even mum & dad got into the act, swinging from a rope into the foam pit, I looked like a turtle on it's back, it was so hard to get out. We later went to a park near us where we rolled down a hill, practiced cart wheels, handstands and blew bubbles. Simple fun.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Bunny Heaven

Have a look at my new friends, I love making these little guys the one in red is Boris the other is Horace. My kids love these, even hubby had a cuddle. I look forward to making more, perhaps Doris. Hmm there's a theme there somewhere.