Monday, April 30, 2012

One thousand gifts: April

"Life's a piano. And it's easy to think that the white keys are pure joy while all the black keys are pure grief. But the thing is - black keys can make music too."  Anne Voskamp

A portion from this months thankful list: 

148: Pink nail polish
152: 4 o'clock sun streaming through my window saying 'this bed
        and those who sleep in it are blessed'
164: My lovely niece
171: Realising that I am terrible at something but pursuing it all 
        the same. And the hope that I might improve.
172: Hearing my kids yell at the television in Spanish (at Dora)!
178: A reminder to pray
179: Saturday afternoon drives
181: A precious girl and a pink doughnut
  187: Zeb saying 'Whoa' every time he sees an animal 
 190: Reading time
More info on the One Thousand Gifts project here.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Labour of Love

To all the brave and beautiful ladies,
Who bear the birth of their babes,
But miss their beginning breath,
and the burrow at their breast.

May your broken heart and your burdens, 
one day transform into blessings. 

A angel doll for an angel baby.
Based on my favourite doll pattern from here.

Friday, April 27, 2012

All the things they say

Elara: (After steadily moving her mug from table to mouth, and realizing it was empty) "Oh no! I've just wasted  my carefulness!"
India: "Mum, this is the story of the bumbabumba: One day a little girl was going across the woods, and when she went across the woods she thought that it was a windy day. But it was just her hair playing with her. And then her little sister Charlie said to her "The wind is blowing my hair, the wind is blowing my hair!" Then her Mum said to her "The hair is just playing around with you - Casper the cat always says that!" And then a little bubba came out of Mummy's tummy. The mama's baby growed up and saw a lion. She said to the lion, "Want to live at our home? We've got a playground". And they all got to school on time."
 Zeb: "Up. Down. Kick. Ball. Poo. Truck. Banana. More. Elara. Dog. Duck. Bubba. Pop. Nanna. Guitar."


It's not exactly long-life.
Or bland.
Or light-as-can-be for backpack carrying.
In fact my children count these as 'special' foods.
But for ANZAC day, it was a small way to learn a little about the soldiers, and the sacrifice they made,
lest we forget.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Feeling grizzly

I fell in love with this fabric!

 It's perfect for some hibernating clothes (these ones for a size 1 friend).                

Or some panel van pants for my boy...
 ...who is becoming 'as quick as a fox'!
(And how about some of this fabric for those of you with a 'little red'?) 
Winter is coming!
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