Sunday, April 7, 2013


Autumn is finally here, the weather we had this week just made me want to sit indoors and hibernate. So i was snuggled up inside creating...........i just can't get enough. I love it when i'm in a creative mood.

I made a 'hello' sign to spruce up the front entrance - a simple white frame, scrapbook paper and letters stamped with gold paint. Easy peasy, as i always like to say.
It's school holidays here in Victoria so the kids and i made a "Bored Jar".........for you know those 'i'm booooored' days moments. We decorated a jar and then filled it with bits of paper that each had an activity for the kids to do..........blindfolded drawing, face painting, movie and popcorn, write a letter to send in the mail, make an obstacle  course, bake cupcakes, plan a dinner menu etc, etc. But not all activities were as exciting.......we also have - do a chore of mum's choice, search and destroy cobwebs, dust three rooms, give mum a massage (well there's gotta be something in it for me too doesn't there?) The kids love their "Bored Jar" and honestly, i haven't heard the dreaded words since we made it.
I've also been stitching mini embroideries for the girls, i love, love, love hand sewing i find it so relaxing and plan on doing a lot of it this winter. I have found lots and lots of gorgeous vintage embroidery designs that i can't wait to stitch.
And i've also been creative in the kitchen. It's pie season and i prettied the pies up with sweet little hearts.
How about you, have you been creating? Does the cooler weather make you feel more creative?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Our Easter.

So that's Easter over and done with for another year!
I love Easter - much, much less stressful than Christmas and it involves chocolate and hot cross buns......what's not to love really?
We decided to spend the weekend just hanging in our local Gippsland. My hometown has an annual festival every Easter, i have many wonderful childhood memories of the parade they have down the main street every year on Easter Saturday.

My niece is one of those gorgeous little Dorothys and her brother was a scarecrow. Of course the paparazzi was there (that's my sister). Scarlett hid behind my back most of the time, she was terrified of all the people in costumes.
We had a great day hanging out with family, we usually spend the whole weekend with them, as it's about 45 minutes from our town, but we headed home to wake up in our own beds Easter morning. Our kids had never, ever spent an Easter at home and Amity was determined to find out if Easter Bunny came to our home.
Well he sure did! Easter Bunny must've got caught in the door on the way in because we found some fur trailed throughout the place - which the kids thought was more exciting than find the chocolate!
We then headed to my other sister's place to stay the night and to hang out with more cousins. My sister and i always ended up yakking the night away into the small hours.......we love a chat!
It was a fabulous Easter and lucky for us we have a great stash of chocolate and hot cross buns to keep us going for a while!
How about you, how did you spend your Easter?