Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just call me nanna...

Apparently this is what happens when you actually follow directions! I am becoming a granny square queen! Yay! So, I admit, that some of them are a little untidy but I dont think my daughter's baby dolls will care too much.
Do you want to try your hand at granny squares? Head over to Pip for wonderful directions.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oh dear....

Is this not the saddest wee attempt at a granny square that you ever did see? I am really not sure what went wrong. I have been following Pip's wonderful directions and video - and trust me when I say that the dodgy workmanship is all my responsibility. Anyone got any tips for me? Where on earth did I go wrong?

Friday, September 24, 2010

And so it begins...

I have a wee man turning 4 next month. He is sooooo excited he can barely wait. Lately if anyone annoys him he strikes them off his party list he's creating in his own head. I caught him going through his kinder photo giving them yes's, no's and maybe's! He struck one little boy off because apparently he throws sand!!!

I am sure he's not the only little man currently obsessed with Toy Story so this has become his party theme - a Buzz Party: come dressed as your favourite character! We did his party invites last night and have found these - hello, free toy story fonts!!! Small things like this make me far toooooo excited!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Anyone else loving Aussie tv at the moment. Spirited on Foxtel, and Offspring and Rush on Channel 10?! I cant get enough of them. I have a wee girl crush on Claudia Karvan. Don't you? Ooh, and I think I'm needing Asher Keddie's hair too. And I think Callan Mulvey can park his slippers under my bed anyday... if only my husband would shift out of his way!

You can head over here to watch full episodes of Offspring - especially that lovely kiss and they way he tells her she's remarkable! Lovely.

I think it might be the uniform?!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Feeling crafty


I've just come back from a quick trip to Lincraft, which I found scary and confronting since I am the least crafty person in town. Everything appears to be in a foreign language, one that I certainly didn't learn (or perhaps just wasn't listening to!!) during Home Ec in high school. I am determined however! I will craft! I am going to attempt some crochet to make a granny square! I will be following Pip's step-by-step video advice over at Meet me at Mikes. Do you think it might be possible to create a masterpiece such as the one above? I truly hope so!
Are you crafty? Any suggestions about anything else I should try?

Monday, September 20, 2010

At my house....

Aaah, the joy of school holidays. Do you love them, or hate them? I tend to swing both ways, depending on the day we've had! We need to plan and prepare for them well in advance or anarchy reigns! I must ensure that each day the boys get a run - just like dogs, and that we have some serious 'tv off' time. We've planned a trip to Kew Traffic School, some playdates with friends, and we are praying for sunshine so we can get out to some of our favourite playgrounds. Today we stayed in our pjs till quite late, ran some errands at the shops - hence the Shrek kite making (a holiday activity at our shopping centre), played with lego and baked biscuits.

Do you have any grand school holiday plans you'd like to share? You can join in At my house with Lou too if you feel up for it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

This is what I'm reading....

I strongly suggest you go and have a looksy too! Such lovely things to give you the wants. I'm enjoying the beautiful children's rooms, especially the one with the bunks on each side of the room! I wish I could relive my childhood and sleep there!

I'm planning to make the the box pull toys with the small people during the holidays too! They are created by a very clever daddy who does wonderful crafty things with his small people. You can see more of his work over here. Enjoy.... I am!

Winners are Grinners

The lovely Jhoanna from One Red Robin had a wee competition to win lovely things from Mooo... and it appears I was one of the winners. Sooooo excited! Cant wait for the gorgeous wall stickers coming my way so I can decorate Isaac's bedroom! Thanks Mooo and Jhoanna!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Point and Shoot: Building Boats

Sunday afternoon, September 12th, 2010

About a week ago Oscar caught some of Better Homes and Gardens on tv where they built wooden boats and sailed them in a lake! He wanted to do that exact thing right then and there! So on the weekend we had a family trip to Bunnings, bought supplies and the boys spent the afternoon in the garage building, painting and waiting for it to dry before setting sail in our swimming pool.

Join in with Point and Shoot and see what everyone else gets up to on their weekends over here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Furniture Bogan

Yes, actually, I have just downloaded the free Ikea app to my iphone. Well, I am trying to anyway! So far it has taken almost an hour and most of my phone battery. Goodness only knows what it's doing to my internet usage bill!!!
I must say I am quite addicted to Ikea. I know some can't stand the same-sameness about it all, but I happen to think that your house isn't a home without an Expedit bookcase or two somewhere in it! Do you agree?
I love the manic busy-ness of a Sunday morning visit, all 3 children in tow, all of whom simply refuse to sit in a pram or trolley! I love the fake rooms, the tiny pencils (the kids have quite a collection of these at home) the bickering partners. I love the whole self-helpness of it all! The insane queue at the checkout! The fact that you cant take your trolley to the car that gives you an excuse to sit on all your goods with an Ikea soft serve in the collection carpark while your husband wrangles the three smalls back to the car and then has to fight his way back to collect you! The getting everthing home via the Eastern Freeway tied to the roof of your car and the instant demanding need to put everything together as soon as its in the front door!
Are you an Ikea bogan too? Go on, admit it!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Point and Shoot: porn pies!

Sunday, September 5th @ 4.30pm.
Father's Day Dinner

Okay. So it's not actually porn. But compared to the pastry shapes that perhaps should be on lovely chicken and green peppercorn pies, it is! They were really tasty and I am most certain that the pastry words only added to their yumminess.
Join in point and shoot over here.

At my house...

... we have been growing dinosaurs!

...drawing in Prep while mummy does reading help!

...we have been having a picnic with Jemima, Humpty and Floppy Dog!

... we have been racing our cars on the back deck!

...and going to birthday parties!

Join in 'at my house...' with Lou.