Sunday, July 24, 2011

Paper Castles

I came back from the shops yesterday and in the time I was away, Katie made herself this amazing castle from cardboard and paper.

She saw a castle at her brother's friend's place last week and wanted a castle of her own.

I'm so proud of her - instead of hassling me to buy one at the shops, she researched how to make one of her own.

She found how to make the castle here .

Friday, July 22, 2011

{This Moment}

This Moment

A Friday ritual. Single photo - no words -capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Silk Garden Sock

Look what just arrived in the post today!

4 Balls of Noro Silk Garden Sock Wool at $10.49US a ball!
Webs / have a Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn Sale.....

I'm off to cast on a Kaleidoscope!...

Happy Knitting..........:)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Bit of Winter Window Colour

It's been a bit cold, grey and cloudy up here so we made some window stars to brighten up the house. The star above is on our back door. Lou helped me with the folding of this star.

The sun shines through it in the morning, that is, when the sun pops it head from the clouds......:)

I love window stars as they always put a smile on my face with their bright cheerful colours. They look amazing when the sun shines throught them.

We made our window stars out of kite paper from Winterwood. I copied the star pattern from Crafts Through the Year by Thomas and Petra Berger. Don't look too hard at the Blu-Tack spots as we are renting - Blu-Tack is easier to take off than sticky tape.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Winter Sandcastles

Living up in the mountains, we are a few hours drive from the ocean. We have a stream next to the bush track near where we live to wallow our feet in instead. It has little fish and yabbies, and it can have a strong current just like the ocean if there has been a lot of rain.

My kids love this spot. We call this little bit of sand and water 'the beach'.

The environment is constantly changing at this spot. Some days there is more sand than others. The yabbies often come out to play, but this day it was a bit cold for them.

But it wasn't too cold for Lou to make Winter sandcastles....:)