Thursday, July 14, 2011

Love and energy...

This little girl is having a life changing operation today.
We have never been through anything this massive in our family before.
The only time spent in hospital was when I had Moo, Bear and Bubble but I didn't even stay over night.

We hope there is enough love and happy energy to help get our family through some of the sad times. I am not sure when we'll back to blogging but I hope it isn't too long.

Love and light Steph

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Family fun in the sun...

Some fun for the family before Bubble's operation.

Rolling down hill...

Covering ourselves with sand...

Walking along cool walls...

Knitting and sand do mix...

Kissing giant lips...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Matryoshka Ceramic Bowl...

Since moving back to Sydney I was encouraged to do art classes.

I wasn't going to argue was I?! The only problem is that I could only go once a week for 2 hours. Half the time someone was sick, we had appointments, kids had to be collect from school... It rained. You name it something always popped up.

So 5 classes over 3 months later I have finished my first ceramic piece.

I really love it because I made it.
I didn't now what it was going to look like when I started it but now that it is finished I can not think of it being any other way!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Simply living...

This little nook has been turned into a cubby today. There was a lot of child directed play and some problem solving to get the sheet to stay put.

It kept them busy for about 2 hours in total which is awesome.

I could hear them inside chatting but I couldn't help climb under the chairs, squish in a take a quick photo of what they were doing.

I love that all it took was a single bed sheet to change the experience for them both!! Never underestimate the power of a bed sheet!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

ABCD Meet Up and a lil something extra...

Have you heard about the abcd meetup?

It's a truly inspiring evening. I was lucky enough to meet 35 art, craft and design bloggers in Rozelle 2 weeks ago. We talked sewing machines - handmade - markets - dresses - goodie bags - shoes - friends - pop up shops - and much much more.
The abcd meetup goodie bag is always a highlight and the perfect way for all of us to remember each other because sometimes a name tag with business name just isn't quiet enough.

I would love to list of all the lovely goodies which were included in our bags but I am going to be really, really naughty and link you back to the ladies who organised the whole evening. Truth be known we were heading off the following morning for a week away and the kids knew I was coming home with 'goodies' so I was lucky to even get a group photo of all the goodies before they were quickly claimed and put to use.

So check out...

Steph - from bondville blogged all the goodies!
Lisa - from the red thread also blogged all the goodies.

Saffron - from Saffron Craig did a little feature on the brooches I made.
Amy - from badskirt had a crazy day to begin with and still managed to blog about the goodie bag.

My contribution to the goodie bag was a recycled vintage zipper turned into a brooch.
They were in many colours and there were a few flowers in there too.

But wait there is more...

The biggest goodie of all went to Bubble.
The lovely Lisa from the red thread read this blog post about Bubble and gave her her very own Ooshka doll to take with her to hospital.

Lisa thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a little piece of handmade goodness.

As soon as Bubble woke up I handed her the goodie bag.
Her face tells you everything.

She is just so sweet... oh and Bubble too.

Not long after Bubble went quiet which can only mean one thing... TROUBLE. But instead I found her snuggling her Ooshka in the laundry basket.