Monday, January 30, 2012

Where is...

my Blog-jo?

Oh no - I didn't just eat it, did I?  I thought this was a pear.

I'll help you look for it...

Nope - not under the arm chair...

Not in the entrance hall...

Do you think it went out the door?

Near the plug, maybe?

I just need a *yawn* quick po-wer na... *zzzz*

Back onto the job... nope - not here.

Are you sure it's not near a plug?  That's where I would put it - it's my favourite place.

I'm running out of places to look.  Are you sure I didn't eat it?

Don't worry, Mama.  I'm sure it's around here somewhere.  We'll just keep looking.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Is this good value or what?

I don't know about you, but I'm just amazed at this...

For $99, we were able to buy these...

thick cotton drill shorts 
And these...

light cotton shorts (although I'm not too taken with the tan coloured one :) )

And these...

fully lined, warm hoodies

And this...

fully lined winter overcoat
All shipped from the UK to Australia.  For me, this is online shopping at its best.  No crowds, no lines, no grumpy husband sick of walking around trying to find the best deal.  I don't think I can get all of this, at this price for this quality, even at Best and Less.  Our "No Shopping Centre" month has continued on from December into January - yeah!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Camera + photo = memories

I love cameras and I love taking photos.  Together they capture memories.  It doesn't have to be a fancy camera.  It doesn't have to be a well-composed photo.  It just has to capture that moment to jog those memory banks.  Here are a couple that will make me laugh in years to come...

Little Miss M got a butterfly costume for Christmas.  It consisted of butterfly wings, a butterfly headband and a butterfly wand.  On Christmas night, after playing around with her gifts, Little Miss M decided that she wanted to wear her butterfly costume.

Uh huh - her butterfly costume and nothing else.  Oh the innocence of this moment.  She was proud as punch of this costume and her ingenuity of putting it on herself.

The upside down butterfly - the icing on the cake.

I'm still laughing.

Here's another moment in time - and really a moment in time.  Baby Mac and auntie enjoying each others company.  Enjoying a bit too much, maybe?

As I had neglected to write it in my previous post - Happy New Year, everyone!!  I hope last year was filled with beautiful memories and that this year brings you more beautiful memories.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Balls Up

But only in that I wish I had discovered much earlier how easy it was to make fabric balls.  

I love them.  I love them as gifts.  I love them to throw around inside the house.

I had made a few of them already as baby gifts when Little Miss M ever so sweetly asked for one.  How can I deny my own?  And so I made a small fabric ball for Little Miss M, minus the tags and bells.  

It's actually one of my favourite fabric combinations so far - orange, pink and distressed denim.  And it's a great toy to practice "catch" with!

I'm not sure how many other parents can appreciate having a soft ball to play with inside the house - to practice catching and throwing with - especially when there is a baby underfoot that is shuffling around in the same play area.

How old do you think is "too old" to receive a fabric ball as a present?

As it was, still on a fabric ball crusade, I started looking for instructions on how to make a fabric soccer/football ball.  I figured that it would look grown up enough for an older kid...

I found these instructions...  And I made this ball!!

And it was a lot of fun making it.

And it was a lot of fun throwing it back and forth to my Dear Husband while we conversed about our day.  I seriously think that every household should have a fabric ball in the house that won't hurt anyone if it was thrown around inside.

My apologies in advance - if you are due to receive a present from me, it will probably be in the form of a ball.

Yep - even a Thank You gift can be converted to a fabric ball.  This one shows photos of moments that the newly wedded couple would have missed during their wedding.

Give it a go and make one for yourself and have fun throwing it around!!