Friday, October 30, 2009

"Chicken Maiden"

A little while ago I dyed some wool blue. I was after a light blue icy colour to make a King Winter doll. The blue wool that I had dyed came out too warm - it was a beautiful turquoise colour. I wasn't sure what to do with it. I started needle felting the body of the doll, not sure of what sort of maiden she will become.
As I love chickens, I thought.......... Chicken Maiden. At the moment we can't keep any chooks as our yard is too small. Yes, I even thought about a chook tractor with 2 bantams but with 3 kids that love playing outdoors, I don't think there is enough space for the chooks to escape and hide, particularly with an over-enthusiastic 2 year old with lots of cuddles to give. Also, 1/4 of the backyard where I am renting is concrete - not a very happy place for chookies. I know that once I get my own place, I'll have chickens again.
So, here she is..... The chicken maiden collecting the eggs with a little spring chick at the back of her dress, which is very cute...:)

Monday, October 12, 2009

"Festival of Joy"

On Saturday, the Blue Mountains Community Gardens at North Katoomba had their Festival of Joy.

The rain held off for a little while. We got there a bit late. Most of the kids activities were packing up but we did get to see some live music and have a yummy cup of chai.

One of the veggie patches

Herbal Spiral

This sculpture is a work in progress. We were here 2 years ago making our little mark on this huge mosaic. It is nice to see that most of it is still there and has stood the test of time.

A red love heart that I did with my son who was 3 at the time. He stuck most of the red tiles on with a bit of help from his Mummy. If you look hard enough you can work out a heart!..... LOL :)

It was nice to see it again after 2 years.

This is Katie's work from 2 years ago. She made up a story as she was mosaicking about the elephants and the peacock. They were on a journey somewhere - we have both forgotten the story now. But Katie was so excited to see that most of what she did that day has still stuck. She did another part of the mosaic on Saturday but it was starting to rain and I didn't get a picture of it.

Belly Dancing in the rain

Yes, this sword is blunt. One of the belly dancers was performing with this sword but my camera was getting too wet, so I missed the picture. Katie was happy to reenact the performance for you :)

Cuddles for Mumma

Little Lou wandering

This is a hut that a Medieval reenactment group had made.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Fairy Spotting"

It's been so cold, misty and rainy up here in the Blue Mountains for the last few days. It was lovely to go for a wander out into the garden this morning, looking at all the spring flowers and soaking up the sunshine. It's a good time to go fairy spotting too! Just as well I had my camera with me..........;)