Friday, September 09, 2011

sweet tooth

Has it been almost a week already since Father's Day? What better way to start the day than to be woken up with a cup of coffee and a peanut and banana tart from Becasse Bakery? Oh, so sweet (almost too sweet for first thing in the morning!) and only because it was a special occasion. The day was spent with family, eating a little too much and some fishing and bike riding thrown in to make the most of the gorgeous day!

It's been a hectic week around here....we've had a school camp, a classroom visit, work and tradesmen at our house.

Sometimes it's the little things, like finding a nice punnet of blueberries and baking a batch of muffins, that make everything seem okay again.

Monday, August 29, 2011

pretty magnets

What better way to decorate magnets than to cover them with pretty scraps of fabric?

Fabric covered buttons with flat backs and magnets glued on, make for pretty magnets for your fridge!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A present

I did it...... I pulled out the sewing machine, plugged it in, ignored the housework, didn't think about dinner and sewed.
Ashley's dear friend Eliza had her birthday today and I made a little pouch to store some felt pens and paper. I have used the pattern before from here and love it!

It folds out into three sections, one for some little pens or crayons, one for a little notepad and one that I like to add in some stickers. It can be taken anywhere with you, perfect for coffee shops or long trips in the car.

Happy Birthday Eliza!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

birthday banner

My sister-in-law is celebrating her birthday today so we made a little birthday cake banner for her. The idea came from this little tutorial. It was a lot of fun to make and we had all the bits we needed right at home.

Monday, July 18, 2011

favourite reds

It's the last day of the school holidays and Ashley is having a play at her friend Eliza's house today. We chose some favourite red fabrics, cut out some circles, attached them to plain canvas bags with an iron on fusible and tah da!

Instant craft bags for the girls! We filled them up with bits and pieces to keep them busy.

Happy crafting girls!

Friday, July 08, 2011

need a holiday idea?

It's school holidays here and we have been enjoying spending more time together and not rushing around here, there and everywhere.
Today we opened one of these Djeco projects and we spent hours on these beautiful pictures. There are four prints in a box (each so gorgeous, it was difficult to choose a favourite), felt markers, and instructions on how to colour and decorate.

.........all boxed up are our finished products. favourite.
Our favourite holiday project so far! We found ours here, which I have to say is the best toy store around so if you are looking for something to do, it is definitely worth a visit!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

a thimble list

I am a list person. I write out grocery lists over morning coffee, scribble on the back of receipts whilst in the car and even wake up in the middle of the night sometimes to write down things I need to remember in a notebook next to my bed.
A thimble a list of small things that make you happy. I came across the idea here, and thought it was such a nice idea!
So here goes my thimble list:
- make coffee for hubby in the morning (he is usually the one to make our coffees each morning!)
- pull out a sewing project that has been started but not finished (oh, there are so many)
- meet up with a friend for a coffee
- try a new recipe
- bring home a bunch of flowers for home
The best thing about this list can make a new one each day!