Tuesday, November 30, 2010

in pots

Loving these pots of ours and the tasty treasures growing inside. The Snow pea's are so crunchy and juicy, and I can't wait for the Cherry Tomatoes to finally ripen up! The Sunflower's look like they are reaching out for the sky as they shoot up the pole, overtaking the peas. Unfortunately, the big green grubs have also discovered the tomatoes, so we are out there most days pulling off as many as we can. If anyone can tell me how to get rid of these little trouble makers, I would be very glad to hear! Can I pick the tomatoes while they are still partially green, and let them ripen on a windowsill inside? Please share your gardening wisdom, I need answers!

Friday, November 19, 2010

{this moment}

Joining in {this moment} at Soulemama.
'Lunching with friends'

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


New shorts for the boy, made from some pretty cheerful fabric I picked up from Spotlight last summer. It can be so hard to come by decent fabrics for little boys, so when I saw this one I had to add it to the stash. It feels so good to have finally turned it into something wearable, and at the same time made a little more room in the sewing cupboard! I have used this pattern a few times now, and really like it (Ottobre 3/2008). They did turn out a tad longer than I had planned, but at the rate this babe is growing its no issue at all. And our machine/engine loving boy highly approved of the fabric choice, which was a first! Lots of 'brrr brrr, rooom rooom' noises, excited squeals and frantic pointing with pudgy little hands. He is so lovable!

Friday, November 12, 2010

{this moment}

Joining in {this moment} at Soulemama.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

on our feet

I have a confession to make. Our shoes basket seems to be overflowing with the arrival of many pairs of Saltwater sandals. And you cant blame me, can you? They are just so simple, colourful and downright funky! Just in time for the warmer weather and beach wanderings. This is the first time I have been able to find Saltwaters for sale in Australia, so I was a little more than overjoyed when I saw them pop up in a local children's wear shop. I then found some ebay bargains, and ordered some for me and the boy from the State's, and before you knew it, the basket by the front door was full. Jude's pair (Surfer style), are his first real shoes, and when I tried them on him, he danced around in circles yelling 'Oh wow! Shzz!'. And the best bit... they fit all of us perfectly with no blisters in sight.
Happy feet, Happy days!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

flashback friday

 The lovely Abby of Sew Much Ado was very kind to feature me this week on Flashback Friday. 
Head over here to read more. Thankyou Abby!

Friday, November 5, 2010

{this moment}

Joining in {this moment} at Soulemama.
Littles ones playing catch at the beach.

Izzy's new skirt

I came out of bed this morning to see the girls sitting at the table fashioning a new skirt for Izzy. Held together with a hair tie and looking anything but modest. I had to have a laugh! I am sure the skirt was inspired by some we made recently for a disco party the girls were invited to.  They did try and make her leggings to go with the skirt, but that was most unsuccessful!