I received a copy of Inside Out in my mail box today. After a quick flip through I spied this page and fell in love. Just beautiful so thought I would share. Makes me really want to finish Miss M's room.
this is a purely self indulgent post about the pleasure that a singing and dancing 3 year old can give a mum whilst I cook dinner. Rock on Miss M! And don't be a sad little poppet when the music stops, because I can listen to Sheryl Crow's, Real Gone and The Wiggle's, Old Man Emu over and over and over and OVVVEERRER again if that's what makes you happy.
A little while ago, I was mentioned on the Decor8 website (scroll down to about half way to see if you want to) and now thanks to Holly from Decor8, I'm in Domino mag. This month the slideshow is about femme fatales in artwork and my CarmenM print is apart of a selection of some really beautiful pieces. thanks Holly.
OK, this is a far more positive post. Simple and short too. I have decided to make some mini bunting this year for decorations. The Christmas fabric just hasn't appealed to me this year, so I opted for a Japanese alternative. I also have used a red felt. A fun and simple way to make something festive for your home. To help keep the triangles the same shape and size, I bought a triangular template made from perspex...super easy.
so I thought I was on the mend..until I went to the physiotherapist. I've been having back pains for most of the year, and have just been ignoring them. living with it, soldiering on in the best way a mother knows how. "I'll go next week" I kept saying. Well I should have gone 40 weeks ago, because one of my ribs is dislocated. Oh its fun. 'Uppy uppy mamma" "spin me around mamma" "ring a ring a rosie mamma" Sorry for the whinge, but as I STILL DON'T have my voice back completely, I've been restricted with letting my frustrations out in my normal way and there have been many a broken nights sleep in this house for the last 2 weeks.
What happened to my blog about about art and craft and illustration and design and aesthetics and all the visually pleasing things in life? Sometimes I think, I don't want a post about all the crappy stuff, but I can't help but tell it as it is. I'm a straight up type of girl. Then there is that side of me as I re-read this that says, 'what are you complaining about? This really is nothing compared to what many people go through all their lives.'
On a lighter note....
We have made a start on some Christmas decorations. I'm trying very hard this year to use up materials from my stash. And I am really pleased to be having a lot of interest in my artwork which is getting me in a new creative frame of mind again.
OK, whinge post over. Sometimes you have got to let it out. Hope i didn't scare you away!
nothing much happening here in the way of new craft or art. Thanks all for your comments re my last post. We are getting better, but I still have a voice of an 80 year old who has smoked a pack of cigarettes a day all her life.
A few months ago I bought this fabric to make Miss M a dress and had every intention of doing it myself. But I just couldn't get myself in that frame of mind, so I handed it to my mum and viola, it arrived in the mail today. Along with jelly beans and stickers. thanks mum. She really likes it, except she isn't so sure about the large moth just near her. "will it bite me mum?" This explains the look of uncertainty on her face.
I have finally finished Miss M's quilt. I've been ill for a few days now with laryngitis, fevers and a migraine, and I am sooooo over being sick. Days like this I wish I had my mum closer to me. At least I have been able to finish this as she (Mis M) has been waiting so long for it. More photos can be seen here.
Miss M has been sick with fever and conjunctivitis this week on top of her cold last week. What is it with not getting into a doctor when you need to. Yesterday afternoon i noticed her eyes weeping and do you think my doctor would see her for 10 minutes to simply examine and write a script? I managed to go to another local GP, but that meant filling out more paperwork which took up more time at the end of a miserable day.
It also meant no swimming lessons for her today. We sat on the side and watched Mr A instead. My day from there on progressed into an awful state of affairs topped by an entire shopping strip staring at my son screaming his lungs out and calling me names whilst dragging him back to the car. Lets just say, don't promise your kids you'd buy them a special lunch, show them the menu, the delicious fresh juice and a table to sit while you order and then discover you have left your purse at home on the kitchen bench. His poor behaviour is a good sign that he is getting sick too.
Somehow I did find a moment this afternoon to finish this little fellow, Mr Jitterbug. He developed from this and will soon be on his hip hopping way to here for the Mirabel project. He has a few pointy and odd shaped bits, but don't we all?
In a moment of madness I decided on the weekend to start designing some wallpaper for my desktop on my computer. I've decided to share the madness by offering them for you to download. Yes for free. I'll be adding more soon. Just click on the links to the right.
Had a lovely day too. Met this lovely lady and her daughter who were visiting Brisbane. Thanks for sharing a wonderful morning.
Well, after what seems like a very long time, I can finally post about the winning results for the competition for an ABCme I announced some time ago. We drew 2 winners, and they both decided not to design an ABCme for a child, but rather keep it for themselves. And why not. So here are the results. It seemed to take me a very long time to get them finished, but they have both arrived safely. If you are wondering what the top one is, it says kniterary, the name of a shop. And the 'e' picture in Diane's is for 'easychair'. She wanted images that she used and favoured.