Saturday, July 26, 2008

Winter Market

Today we took a car trip down to Glenhaven for Lorien Novalis Steiner School Winter Market. I bought a ceramic water filter for $5. I think it too good to be true - there has to be something wrong with it. The lady I bought it from said that there is nothing wrong with it. Where she lives now, the water is fine and didn't need a water filter. Hopefully, it's fine and I got a bargin.

I also got an Electric Oil Vaporizer for $2 and a big stainless steal pot I can use for dying wool for $2. I also got some play cloths (red, purple, yellow and orange) and a little baby doll in a sleeping bag for little Loopity Lou. Katie got a pair of magnetic haematite crystals. I bought my older son a little boy doll that looked like him - he wasn't that impressed. I bought a silk sari scarf for $10. I also bought a blue, purple and light blue tied dyed cotton velvet skirt, a crystal, 12 lyra chalks and a ball of wool.

The kindy room was open - it is such a beautiful, magical place. There was so much creativity and inspiration. The kids spent a while playing in the kindy area while I soaked up the atmosphere. The light was amazing - I couldn't stop taking photos.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Photo Mosaic

I found this over at Irie's Blog - I thought I'd give it a go!

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name? Anne
2. What is your favourite food? Indian Curries
3. What high school did you go to? East Hills Girls High School
4. What is your favourite colour? Colours of the Rainbow
5. Who is your celebrity crush? The Doctor!
6. Favourite drink? Chai Latte
7. Dream vacation? Hawaii (Childhood dream to go there)
8. Favourite dessert? Tiramasu
9. What you wanted to be when you grow up? Fibre Artist
10. What do you love most in life? My Children
11. One Word to describe you? Serendipity
12. Your flickr name? Loopity Lou

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

50 cent Cowl

Look at what I found in the opp shop - it was in a bag of mixed wool. The lady at the opp shop let me buy just the one ball. I was going to buy the whole bag (I think it was $2) but the rest of the wool was nothing I would of used. I would have donated it back so she sold me the ball of Anny Blatt fine kid for 50 cents. I love this colour and it's soooo soft. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with one ball - a cowl maybe?

In my oil burner, I've been burning Cypress and Eucalyptus Radiata. We have had colds here and I usually burn this blend when the kids have colds to cleanse the air.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

"Baa Baa Knitted Sheep"

This sheep is another pattern from Freya Jaffke's Toymaking With Children.

I knitted it up for Katie - she loved it. It is quite an easy pattern. I even used with my newly acquired skills to crochet the tail :), although I didn't like how the head turned out. It's more my work(wo)manship than anything else.

I enjoy knitting the animals up for the kids. They are small projects that I can finish quickly.

I'm still working on Little Loopity Lou's Dinosaur. It's currently on hold - it's a project to do when the kids have gone to bed and are asleep so I can knit uninterrupted. I really have to concentrate on that pattern.

'Sunset' by Katie (age 8)

Today in my oil burner, I'm burning a blend of 2 of drops Ginger, 2 drops of Mandarin and 2 drops of Sandalwood.