Tuesday, January 26, 2010

my country

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!

-Dorothea Mackellar

Happy Australia Day!
For those of you that live in this wonderful country, we hope you managed to get out and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings.
We went to the creek for a picnic, paddle and swim, and made the most of our packet of temporary tattoo's.
Later in the afternoon we had a big slice of pavlova at the Grandparents.
Oh how good it is to be an Aussie!

hello dribbles


Two more neckerchief bibs for the boy, because this kid can seriously dribble.
He has outgrown these ones here already.
I followed a simple pattern from this book, but sandwiched a layer of hemp fleece in between the two layers of fabric.
Nice and thick and very absorbent.
Not to mention super cute!

The blue and white fabric was some my youngest brother made in high school (wouldn't let mum throw it out). I think it's batik dyeing. Very effective.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

summer holiday

I thought you might enjoy a look at some of the photos from our summer holiday.
We had a lot of rainy days, but in between managed to fit in a few trips to the beach and other local sights. It really was a great break, and time for us to enjoy each other as a family without all the other day to day activities getting in the way. We really must do this more often!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year. Ours was a quiet one. Luke and I spent the evening playing game after game of Battleships (kids gave it to him as a Christmas gift) as we waited up for the 12 o'clock fireworks on TV. We managed to write up some goals and changes for the year ahead, but somewhere they got lost...still in my head though, now to follow them through!