Sunday, May 24, 2009


Two years ago today a little ray of sunshine was born into the world ...:)

Happy 2nd Birthday
Little Loopity Lou

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


The Kindy teacher at Katie's school asked me if I could make her a fox for a puppet play she will be performing at the school open day this weekend.

This is the first time I have made a needle felted animal. I was trying to catch the essence of the a fox - not just a pipe cleaner with wool wraped around it. I'm happy with how the fox turned out.

The Kindy teacher was happy too..................:)

Friday, May 15, 2009

The House Built of Flowers, Leaves and Sticks

Katie's been busy creating in the garden.

She has been busy in the garden making a fairy house for her Wee Fairy Folk doll that I made for her and trying to protected it from the nearly 2 year old giant, Loopity Lou.

It's been over two weeks since she built it and the house is still standing!

Little Lou had left it alone.... :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Backyard

Wow, I've been away that long...... Well I've kind of lost my blogging mojo for a while. Been busy with the kids in the school holidays, getting over an ear infection, trying to get some crafting done for Katie's school open day and cleaning done for the dreaded rental interrogation (sorry, I meant inspection). Before I knew it, a month has flown by.
Well, my dad gave me his Nikon D70 and two lenses that have a tiny bit of mould on them. He couldn't sell them but they're perfect for me - I was soooooooo happy. Now I have to get my head around a new camera with all the setting & lots of buttons. I got lazy with my digital automatic happy snap camera so hopefully my pics will now look a little more um..... better (LOL).

Here is a little nocturnal visitor I get in my garden - the brush tail possum. These furry little visitors love to raid vegie patches and fruit trees - even Katie's strawberries that are growing in a pot at the back door.

Today my mum and dad came over and we went for a picnic in the National Park in the Blue Mountains at Glenbrook which is the lower mountains. We went to the lookout and checked out the view in my backyard...
The boys were asleep in the car so dad stayed with them while mum and I went to check out Tunnel View Lookout. This was a bit scary - there was no safety fence and it was a straight drop for a couple of hundred meters but the view was amazing.

This is the view looking up the Blue Mountains. It's funny - the mountains look like little hills. I am very high up on a cliff edge.

This is where metropolitan Sydney ends and the Blue Mountains start. It was too hazy to see the city of Sydney on the horizon. This view of the Nepean river is from Portal lookout.

On the track there were lots of bleeding trees. The sap had stained the tree trunks which left a palette of beautiful colours when the sun shined on them.

There was lots of new growth. When the sun hit, the back lighting highlighted the beautiful pinks and purples of the new gum leaves.