Thursday, May 19, 2011
Weather permitting I will be doing the Midland Art and Craft Fair just behind Dome Coffee in a lovely little park. This is only a small Fair and has only been going a short time about 6 months. I am quite happy to support and put in the time until it grows although I am hoping it will not become too big. I have made these vintage photo frames to sell there. The frames are very old and a little bit fragile, old photo and french text, a bit of lace. The bird I painted onto calico from Tracie Lyn Huskamp's book which I particularly like. We will be doing a visual journal along these lines very shortly in Tuesday class.
They are pretty if you like vintage and the journal will be quite tactile using lots of vintage lace, fabrics and old photo's, I will share with you when we complete the journal.
Have a good weekend
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
recently I was privileged to spend 4 days 3 nights with my 3 youngest Granddaughters. It was go go go from the time we got up until the time we hit the beds at night. I am so totally not used to how much energy kids have. To give you an example on the 2nd day I was up and dressed at 6 am in time to get the kids down to breakfast, still in their pyjamas. Why so early, Maddison had a skating lesson at 8 am. The whole reason for this trip to Bunbury (two and a half hours from Perth) was to take Maddie for these skating lessons with world renown instructors from Italy. Hence a one on one lesson to 8.30 am, back to the hotel and into the swimming pool (not me) until 9.30 whereby I dragged them out to get dressed and then off to a movie at 10 am. Diary of a whimpy kid 2, I enjoyed as well. Then off shopping for nana's turn for a couple of hours, lunch. Down to the beach 5 minutes walk from hotel, with a high tide and high sea a couple of hours spent racing around in the bubbling surf, off to the playground where they played chase with some new friend they made. Me watching, thinking 'you go kids' thinking that will wear them out. Back to the hotel around 4 pm back in the pool until 5.30, walked down the street to the main street and food outlets for tea. Back to the hotel, back in the pool until 8, are you getting the idea now, wear them out and they will sleep WRONG!!!! only person worn out here was nana, this time I took a book with me down to the pool, can't let kids in the pool without an adult (me with my book) then blow me down when they got out of the pool with a new friend they wanted to play hide and seek phew!!! 9 pm off up to bed. Now Alyssa who has trouble getting to sleep had to sleep with nana so we could talk until she got tired enough to sleep, I think I was talking in my sleep by now. Next morning up again at 6 for breakfast and another 8 am lesson. However I enjoyed it all and wasn't crabby nana too often I don't think?
after 2 hours driving it was time for a pit stop at a favourite watering hole, Harvey Information Centre. Hot chocolate and apple pie for the girls, coffee and cake for the driver. also a chance to stretch legs and run around for a bit in their wonderful grounds.
after Sunday's lessons we headed off to Donnybrook, such a beautiful little town. The countryside just glorious in this beautiful autumn weather. Met Kirsty there at an amazing playground built with a large donation from a local resident in their will.
back in Collie, no prima donna's my granddaughters, like to mix it with Alyssa's brother and boy cousins.Thank you so much Kaitie, Alyssa and Maddie for spending this time with me, I will treasure it always. A!nd now for a lie down to get over, just joking
Love you girls xoxoxo
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I have four editions of this magazine now, the first I got in 2009 is written in Danish where the magazine comes from, I can pick up one or the other of the copies and see things I didn't see before.
If you would love to have one of these beautiful magazines you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org and if I have any left over I will be taking them to our Miss Johnson's Vintage and Handmade Market on the 10th and 11th June and of course there should be another edition here by then, they come out every six weeks.
Look on my little sisters blog http://theshabbychateau.blogspot.com/and see the wonderful wings she was inspired to make from the magazine as well, for one of her lovely mannequins.
Hope you all had a wonderful Mothers Day as a Mother or if your lucky enough with your Mother.