Sunday, January 31, 2010
And the second a Japanese inspired doll.
These are available for order from Spiral Garden
Thursday, January 28, 2010
There are the muslin playcloths
And these are the lawn playcloths
These are an excellent addition to childrens play. In our home, they have been part of a town scene ie green grass, yellow sandy beach, blue ocean.
Included in each pack is felt, knitting wool, fleece, embroidery thread, small silk pieces and a piece of velour.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The Lyra pencils, crayons, modelling clay are such good quality and last for years..well they should but Lucas and Mollie draw lots so they actually for us last about a year lol.
See the books at the back there..they are main lesson books which will be used for drawing, nature study books and whatever else takes our fancy!!
The little glass jars are for watercolour paintin.
And after the package was ripped open, the modelling clay was found and the kids started exploring it. Mollie made a snake pot - inspired by Mr Maker (ABC kids) and Lucas something from Indiana Jones..the gold ancient idol (whatever that is...I might have to give my sister a ring to get the lowdown on that one)
It all went in the homeschooling box, ready for tomorrow.
They are made with cotton tricot for faces, hand dyed flannel for dresses, all the decorations are made with wool felt and they are filled with wool fleece.
As pictured Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring
Available at Spiral Garden
A mummy doll with breasts, lovingly carrying her baby in a sling. I make these as a custom doll with choices in skin colour, hair colour, clothes colour.
Available to order at Spiral Garden
Monday, January 25, 2010
I thought I would share some photos of our tropical rain!
Here is a photo from our sunroom....
Our flooded pavers Our very full pool
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Here is a pineapple that is ready for harvest. We have harvested two others this past week and BOY were they sweet and juicy...After eating, I always dry out and re plant the top part of the pineapple.
Gotta have pineapples growing in the garden in the Tropics!!
Over the last two days, the kids and I have been preparing the veggie gardens for planting. There are 4 gardens here and the kids have called them summer, autumn, winter and spring.
In the tropics, you tend to plant after the wet season, but I might try some corn soon. I got corn through Cyclone Larry so as long as I heavily fertilise and mulch, we should be ok.
The lonely one plant in the first garden is ginger, there should be a lovely big chunk buried in there.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
So here it is, homebaked bread sticks. I keep them in this container on the bench and he snacks on them during the day. He loves his carbohydrates!!
All they are is a wholemeal bread dough, rolled into small logs and slowly baked in the oven. They are dried out so they are crunchy like a biscuit.
If he would eat hommus, I would have some of that on hand as a dip too but he wouldn't eat it, BUT I would ALL day if I could.
I made it front white safari dill, hand dyed it purple and then added the purple ric rac and the embroidery.
Sorry about the bed hair, and the 'Mum, I have just woke up' look on her face.
She wore it to homeschooling group yesterday and got lots of lovely comments!!
Detail on the pocket..farbenmix ribbons!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
On day three, we caught the train from Datchet train station into Waterloo (London) for the day. We had booked our tickets with the Red Bus company which we boarded at Trafalgar Square.
Here is Mollie on the bus!
We were on the bus crossing the London Bridge here, looking up (or was it down) the Thames to the Tower of London.
We had lunch by the Tower...yep chips..yum... This was after Dave decided to buy a hot dog from a stand right near the Tower. He nearly keeled over when the lady charged him 4 pounds for the hot dog, yes 8 aussie dollars. The game of converting everything to Aussie dollars had to stop or we weren't going to buy anything lol
After lunch we went for a boat ride on the River Thames.
And me, photo taken from the other direction. That is the London bridge in the distance.
see Mums black wool coat I have on....hardly ever took it off lol..