Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Moving House

I have decided to move house in order to combine my two blogs and to create a more special place to talk about craft and family life alongside my fitness goals.

I hope you can come and join me in The Shed!

Down in The Shed

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Monday, November 30, 2009

25 Days of Crafting

I have plenty of christmas sewing to do so I thought I would challenge myself to 25 days of Christmas crafting.

There are garlands and ornaments to be made, and presents to be crafted with love.

So here is the first of many more to come. Interestingly NOT a christmas themed item, but a birthday crown.

With me heading back to work after Christmas I thought I would get a head start on the birthday crafting also.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sunday Saunter

Gypsy Love

1. Gypsy Collage, 2. Gypsy Dancer, 3. gypsy wagon, 4. Dasha at the KHAMORO World Gypsy Festival 2006, 5. Gypsy Fortune Teller, 6. Gypsy  (roma  tigan rrom tzigane) (Roman / Romania), 7. Gypsy caravan, 8. gypsy girls PUSHKAR, 9. An old gypsy caravan - 4013 Views to date ??

Love the Colours and the spice....
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Harris on the box


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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Saunter (on a monday)

Spring Green

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Home Made Baby Toys

One thing I have noticed since having my own little one is that you can never have too many toys. They do seem to get bored with the same toys over and over again. The only problem with that is that toys can be expensive!
Simple home made shakers using pasta and craft supplies and cheap plastic containers are perfect to keep things interesting for the little monkey!
To make these, all I did was take some clear plastic screw top containers purchased at a $2 shop and filled them with different sounding objects.
In this picture, the first contains some metallic bells, the second contains some puff pom poms and sequins for a very small soft sound and the third contains an assortment of macaroni, buttons and novelty buttons in different animal shapes - to give the baby something to search for in the jar.
To make it safe for baby to play with, I affixed the jar lid using some 2 part epoxy glue on the inside of the screw top lid - that way the lid can't be pryed open by little hands.
These toys are probably appropriate from 3 months upwards - however once your baby learns that jar's such as these can be opened it is probably best that they are used under supervision - just incase they manage to get past the glue!
This is Harris's very first attempt at painting  - he actually wanted to eat the paint brish more than paint with it - and it was rather messy - but fun all the same!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What a busy Week!

Play School - The Show is coming to Canberra!
 The Ever Popular Television Show! Live in Concert.
Featuring Two Presenters plus the toys from the popular television show.
This show is full of active participation.

Play School, which celebrates its 42nd birthday this year, has featured some of Australia’s leading actors as presenters over the years.
These popular Play School live shows are specially designed to delight pre-schoolers and parents alike.
Each show features 40 minutes of songs, games and stories with many of the well-loved toys plus along with two past or present presenters from the television series.
The roars of approval heard whenever they appear on stage attest to the ongoing popularity of Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima and Humpty
.As with the television program, everything in the concerts is carefully paced especially for children.
There are songs to move to, as well as quiet times to just watch and listen.
The familiarity of the material totally engages the young audience for the 40-minute duration of the concerts
Audience numbers are limited per session so those children
can see and hear the show easily, and move about safely.
Friday 27th November 2009
Albert Hall
Commonwealth ave Yarralumla
All Tickets *$13.20
Adults at Children's prices. Infants under 12 months on the day of the concert are free

Phone Kids Promotions on 1300 788 028
or Book Online 

We are going along! It should be a whole lot of fun for the bubs!

Not a whole lot of crafting going on this week - we have been busy doing boring chore type activities.

I took Harris for his first swing ride at the park this morning - he seemed to really enjoy  himself!

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