Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Mollie

The beach, chocolate cupcakes, lego, gifts from friends, and then ending with fish and chips on the beach with the family.
What a perfect birthday for our 8 year old girl!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

What has been keeping us busy!!

While Dave has been away!
Lucas is now onto book 4..he is loving Harry Potter.
He finished the 3rd book at 11am yesterday and by 11.10am we were watching the DVD. Mollie was happy to have my laptop in her bedroom to watch Annie. 

Me..knitting another farm mat. I am really enjoying this simple knitting project

Lots of swimming. Even I jumped in today!

Dollmaking for my nieces...

Lychees!!! Fingers crossed we win against the fruit bats this year.

Waiting for these babies to ripen. I can't wait!!

And because I always have too many projects on the go, a queensized quilt

And a art journal for Mollies birthday on Tuesday...

 and Choc chip and oat biscuits...
And while all that was happenning Lucas participated in a tennis clinic last week. 4 days of tennis, 5 hours a day, what a life :D
This week..I should have lots of finished projects- as long as I don't start anymore ;)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Photo studies

The children enjoyed taking these photos and using the software to create the collages...
Lucas was a study using the macro function on my camera, Mollie was happy just snapping away. 

First Market!

Location wasn't too bad I suppose!! :D
This market was at Holloways Beach

Here are Lucas and Mollie with their friends. The market was very slow..probably not the best handicraft market but the beautiful location more then made up for it.
I did sell 3 dolls which I am very happy about :D

Next market: At the Tanks in Cairns at the end of October.
ps..check out the crooked tablecloth!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Caramel Fudge...

Made by Lucas!!
Recipe is here
Absolutely devine :D

Friday, September 9, 2011

LEGO cable car

Made by Lucas!!

You can see the finishing line go over the first wheel, under the second and over the third. 
Powered by 1 motor. 
Next project: a Star Wars droid space shuttle.....

Thursday, September 8, 2011

yummmm pizza!!

Making your own pizza is THE BEST!!
You have to have a go at making it yourself :)

I was going to write my recipe out but then found this one online.
It is so similar that I decided to use the link instead...lazy I know!
Go on try it!!

family raffle

Mollie decided to organised a family raffle last week. She made the prizes and charged 50c per ticket.
I bought 3 tickets, Lucas bought 3 tickets and Dave bought 4 tickets

Here are the prizes:
First prize

2nd prize

3rd prize.

Guess who won ALL the prizes!!!
What a clever way to  make $5.00 :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chook feeders

It was time to add permanent feeders to the mobile chook run / tractor. 
We talked about the design over lunch one day and after a trip to the hardware shop, Dave built and installed the feeders - one for grain and one for water.
Here is the water one....note the water can be added from outside the coop

And here is the grain feeder.

I am sure this is Florence...the smart chook, my chook of course :) using the feeder perfectly :D

We needed a quick door redesign as we had a constant escapee in the group. 
Dave added a frame of poly pipe to hold it nice and sturdy. There is mesh at the top, so the small gap at the top is fine. We have had no escapees since the new door..Thank goodness!!
We truly had NO idea how she was getting out lol

The chickens have settled into the system well and now give us 3 eggs most days.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Knitted Farm mat!

I have had this pattern in my head for months. I believe knitted farm mats are just perfect for children. Add some felt or knitted animals and people, some wooden blocks for a farmhouse and you have a toy that will grow and develop with any child.

I actually had two middle size people waiting in my sewing area for this one to be finished :)
They were keen to have a play!!
I am just finishing off writing the pattern and it is so simple to knit - YAY!!

For Grandad

Happy Birthday Grandad!!
Lots of Love Lucas and Mollie