Wednesday, November 26, 2008

spring harvest

We have had a LOT of rain here in SE QLD ( 2 inches last night alone ) in the last few weeks which is so great for the garden and the boys mud puddle.

We have just started picking these lovely beans. The tomato plants are still producing fruit but are not looking too healthy, I think they are water logged!

There is something very satisfying about growing food and the boys really enjoy being involved in the planting, watering, picking, cooking and eating. Ben is quite the gardener..he asked for a flower garden so we planted some marigolds, petunias and fairy fountains.

Monday, November 24, 2008

a new skirt for me

Well despite the, er..monkey on my back I somehow managed to create this skirt! My sweet buddy Sally showed me how to make wrap around skirts when she last visited QLD in September. I guess it has taken awhile to get around to it but now I am thinking a trip to spotlight is imminent.
Then I thought it needed something to really make it mine. So weird flowers it is! The camera flash seems to have changed the colours, the above photo is the right one.


It has felt a little like a sweat shop here in the last few days :-)

I decided to make a little bag for Ben's friend for her birthday this week, I love making girly things..

I have been blessed with my three wonderful boys but still sometimes I think how lovely a little girl would be.

woolie mail

I had a lovely surprise when my soaker club package arrived sooner than I expected. I can't wait to knit this up into a snugly soaker and I am going to have a crack at embellishing because it came with some cute mini skeins and sea creature graphs.
Notice my chubby handed yarn thief who took great delight in snaffling the yarn every time I stood up to take the photo :-)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy as pigs in...

It was a very hot sticky day today so this afternoon we decided some water plat was in order, we have this cool water table...or so I think.

Well that lasted about five minutes, then the water was emptied onto the dirt patch and then a world of fun was had!

I must admit to being pretty tempted to stand in the cool squishy stuff myself, but then I needed to walk through the house to run the bath :-)
The one issue I have with the mud puddle is that it is right by the back door for all to walk through not in a far away corner..

Monday, November 3, 2008

My new favourite colour is this means I must dye everything in sight, and dress the boys accordingly , well the boys that will let me anyway!

This is 200g's of Treliske organic lambs wool that I was able to snap up cheaply from buy for baby.

I haven't decided exactly what it will become, either longies or a jumper for next year, but now I am super keen on finishing the other projects I've got on three different sets of needles, so I can get started with this yummy yarn.