Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunbaking Lizard

A few months ago I had been bitten by the creative bug (LOL) and after I'd been to one of the Steiner School open days, I quite liked how the school had mosaic spheres around the place in the gardens - some poking out of the bushes.
The battery in my camera died so I didn't get any pictures but it inspired me to do something outside of Katie's class room. I wanted to keep with the bush surrounding of the school. Outside of the classroom I would often see skinks (little lizards ) sunning themselves on the rocks, catching the morsels of the kids lunches that get dropped. I got approval from Katie's teacher, so I did a lizard sunning itsself on the rock.

....... and there it sat for nearly two months waiting to be grouted.

I was embarrassed. If it wasn't for wet weather, sick kids, sick inlaws and not having my driving licence, what should have taken maybe a few days became a bloody saga.

Yes, I finally got it grouted but I lost a few little tiles on the face and front leg. The right leg only has 3 claws which really annoys me every time I look at it. By the time I got up there to grout it, I forgot to bring up the spare tiles and glue. Also, I didn't have the petrol for a 40km round trip to go back and get it. It had to be done that day as we had the school fare the next weekend. I could only get it done on the weekends. It was too hard during the week as I need someone to watch the kids but it got done, finally. I was amazed that the rose quartz stay on.

It puts a smile on my face seeing the children touching and playing around it.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Katie's Nests

Nest found by Katie - she placed the rose in the nest.

Nest made by Katie aged 8 - the egg courtesy of a school chook.

It never ceases to amaze me, the spontanious creativity of children.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Awards and Rainbows

Wow, my first award! I'm so chuffed. Thank you Ariad at Rainbow Love Farm.

“This blog invests and believes in ‘proximity’
[meaning that blogging makes us 'close' - being close through proxy].”

My blog started off as a knitting blog but it seems to have naturally evolved into other aspects of the creative side of my life. I embarked on this journey to improve my rusty knitting skills and rectify my lack of computer skills. I'm now addicted, much to my partner's horror (he thought it was a passing hobby LOL). I have met so many interesting people/mums. As a stay at home mum that didn't drive and having just moved to a new area, it has been a great social outlet and another way of seeing the world through other peoples lives. I have met a few other bloggers in person as well. It's been great fun.

Now, I am to pass on the award to 8 other bloggers and they in turn pass the lovin' on to 8 other bloggers :)

In no particular order:

Mel at Seastar Craft

Lynne at Too Hot to Knit

Cadi at Coffee, Yarn, Nirvana Please

Jackie at Life in the Dome

Julie at Four Leaves

Nicole at Going Green

Toria at Unfinished Business

Kukka-75 at Soft Side of Life

Here is the latest needle felt creation - the Rainbow Maiden

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Mud, mud, glorious mud

Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood

So follow me, follow me

Down to the hollow

And there we will wallow in glorious mud.

Look what happens while mummy is blogging! ;)