She's a cool chick. She's been working really hard for the past five years to earn a teaching degree, whilst holding down a full time job and looking after her family. Now, not contented with all this she's also becoming a forest school practitioner. Unstoppable.
We wanted to give her a present that was useful and pretty and a little bit home-made.... So Mr M came out with the flask idea (for those cold days in the woods surrounded by muddy children) and I dressed it.
Because you can't beat circles of bright colours and big stitches.
1) Thank you all for the birthday wishes. Some of you for presents too. You're too kind. I've discovered two more people who share my birthday... that brings the total to 6. Don't know why but it feels weird. I know it shouldn't, after all there are more than 365 people in the world so it shouldn't come to a surprise... but still...
2) I've re-discovered blueberries and banana milkshakes (actually I use natural yoghurt instead, as suggested by my wise sister in law)
The colour on its own is divine.
And it goes so well with the handblown glass... it's the small things, people, that make me happy.
3. I've been making 'thingies'. I've got a table at a friend's school's fete in a couple of weeks and I wanted something small that kids can buy with their own money/that might attract kids attention.
What do you think... will they work?
Just... "don't get them wet, and never feed them after midnight"...
Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to attend a brilliant Nuno felting course, here.
We learned heaps and I came home with two scarves I'm totally happy with (not something that happens all the time... you know that one... you go on a day course and come home totally confused but full of misguided enthusiasm with 'things' that get hidden into drawers till you move home and then get thrown away?)
But I am seriously buzzing with ideas.
The combination of fabric (silk chiffon in this case) and merino rovings... offers endless possibilites.
The scarf is soft and strong. And it drapes beautifully.
My second attempt was something light and airy and really girly
a white little number full of gathered spots like this one. Great to wrap around your neck when you want something small and frilly. A whisp of a scarf.
Sometimes a girl needs whispy.
Especially when she's surrounded by this:
The demolition work on the kitchen has began. Please think of me.