Friday, July 23, 2010

EB Kids sewing swap


This is the one time of the year when I get to play with little girl sewing - ribbon and gathers, lace and pinks. I'm making two items for this person and I have finished one. Here's a blurry sneak peek.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ravelry swap #2


I participated in another international swap through the knitting website Ravelry. Amongst my goodies from Sara in San Francisco was this gorgeous hat she made for Kaiden.

You had to include something you made using your other hobby (ie not knitting) and I made this applique picture. You can find the pattern for it in the issue of Australian Homesewn magazine which came out last year.

Visit by the Fire Brigade




Most Mondays we head off to playgroup where Kaiden gets to spend time playing with his best friend Luke, while his Mummy (or Daddy) gets to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat and Jordan gets to crawl around and explore. At our last playgroup we received a visit from the local fire brigade who after giving a brief talk (as best you can to an audience of mostly two and three year-olds) then a quick departure to see to a fire, returned to show the kids their big red truck. The kids (and some of their parents)then had a go at using the hose which was lots of fun but a bit scary as there was alot of water coming out!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mary Poppins Festival

A couple of weekends ago we visited my Dad in Maryborough and went to the Mary Poppins Festival which was a festival to celebrate the town's heritage as the birthplace of the author of "Mary Poppins". We all had a great time and it was a very well-organised festival with lots for kids (and adults) to do. There was chalk art on the pavement

Making your own tie-dye t-shirt (photo of shirt to come once it is washed)

Steam train rides

A puppet show (this was the scariest puppet)


Then making your own puppet. Kaiden ran right over to the tent to make his own after he saw the show.

And Kaiden's very first dodgem ride. I'm not sure who had the most fun - Kaiden or Brett?

Unlike some events in Brisbane, we didn't have to queue to do activities and we could get good seats to see the shows. The weather was beautiful too!