Monday, June 20, 2011

*Bella Boo*

This pattern is from Melly and Me book 'Kaleidoscope'.

She is made using fabric from my stash, filled with wool fleece and two buttons 'borrowed' from Mollie (she expects them to replaced... pronto!) :D

She was very straightforward to make (except my dodgy hand embroidery which I really need to practice) and the dress finishes her off so sweetly :)

She is the last thing I am making for the Cairns Show!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Progress photos.....

Day three of the sandpit to > henhouse conversion...
We have taken out most of the sand, put two loads of mulch in and covered it all in with fine mesh. (I am predicting a cubby conversion in the future too :D)
So the outside snake protection is up.....

Next is nesting boxes, roost and boards for the outside....The kids really enjoyed hammering in the nails.And Odie really isn't sure what all the fuss is about......
We have been given some great ideas on preparing ^him^ for the chickens arrival in a weeks time. I have spoken to lots of people on good chicken breeds and sometime next week (or the following) we will be driving up to The Poultry Shed to buy some chickens!!
Probably New Hampshire Reds and something white :D

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Guess who are getting chickens!!

We have been looking after our neighbours chickens this weekend and look how many eggs we got tonight!!

Getting chickens has been on the 'thinking' list for months now but today we have decided...8 chickens are moving in soon!! So this week, our family project is a sandpit conversion!!The kids want to keep the cubby but really haven't played in the sandpit for months so it is going to become a chook house!!! With (in time) a mobile chook tractor for the vegy gardens
Mollie is very excited..she has wanted chickens forever. Photos of the conversion as we go.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Watching the Triathlon

Last Sunday, there was an International Triathlon in town. The competitors swam in the ocean at Yorkeys Knob, rode their bikes up to Port Douglas and back and then ran into Cairns....

The bike leg went right past the end of our street so naturally..we packed up our picnic things and went down to watch!!

So while ^ they^ did that..
We ate theses Cinnamon Scrolls *DEVINE* :D

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Building with Dad

On Monday, Lucas and Dave decided their slot car track needed an over and under bridge.
After some measuring, drawing, calculating, sawing, nailing..and the rest :D
Oh and some painting

An over and under bridge was made... It works like a beauty!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

It's Alice in Wonderland!

Mollie was invited to a fancy dress disco tonight. The theme was 'Come as your favourite Tv or Movie Character'

The dress was an OTTO dress pattern that I added a collar to and the apron was kinda made up :D

All the fabric I had and the pattern I all we had to buy was the very standard black headband from Coles. :D
She had a great time!
And I had enjoyed every moment of making her dress..she was so pleased with it!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Catching some RAYS!!

Yes, even in the tropics!