Saturday, March 31, 2012

Our first plantings

Here are Mollies seedlings, growing so well :)
The corn is nearly ready for the garden, the cherry tomatoes will need another week or so.
And yesterday (after a little trip to Bunnings)
I planted a basil seedling 

And my ALL time favourite vegetable

I am loving our vegetable garden, I just know we will be harvesting all year round here.
Vegetables..NOT tree roots!

We have kept the other two gardens as well.
That is lemon grass and turmeric you can see growing there

How lovely are the two leaf types growing together
Can't wait to fill all the gardens with our seedlings!
Always remembering though
**supervise the chickens**
They would adore this part of the garden, the cheeky things :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Our vegetable garden MAKEOVER

Our big problem with last years garden was tree roots.
We have large trees on our property which is perfect for shade but not for our vegy gardens nearby.
Decisions HAD to be we move it, raised it on a concrete base or ditch the idea of a vegy garden altogether....

We decided one afternoon, all of us.
Raised garden on a concrete base it is!!
After lots of digging, building and concreting in the rain, we now have our new tree root free vegy garden HOORAY!
The chooks have the job of scratching over some mulch for the garden too. Truly THE best pet you can have. We get eggs everyday and manure filled mulch for the garden. 
The garden is going to love it!!

And Mollie has started on seed raising. 
Here she is planting corn seeds, tomato seeds, beans and sunflowers.
We are all excited about our vegy adventure ahead :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

{this moment}

I love this friday ritual by Soulemama
A single photo, no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.

Kids playing in mud!
Our family in sticks and mud...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Newest Dolls

Heading off on an adventure to Spiral Garden today!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mrs Bunny - Easter Swap!

Look what Peta made me for our Crafty Mamas Easter Swap!! - along with a box of Lindt easter eggs..yum 
The cutest Mrs Bunny ever!

I absolutely adore her...
Mrs Bunny spend a big day yesterday following me around the house..a photo collage below  

On my sewing table, in the kitchen and by the computer (where she is sitting right now)

Oh and I have got to show you her cutest bunny tail 

 She is perfect Peta. THANKYOU!

I love knitted toys! 

Monday, March 12, 2012

A cup of tea and some needle felting....

While Lucas dodged the rain showers at tennis on Saturday morning, Mollie and I declared it Needle Felting morning.

This is such a great craft to enjoy...OK can be a little stressful with that VERY sharp needle but hey, it is worth it.
What does our little chocoholic girl make, 1 month before Easter..yes Easter Eggs!
Mollie LOVES Easter (yes it is the chocolate)

 See her fingers tucked away there, she is very careful.
 It was me that got myself with the needle. :D

So needless to say, we have our Easter table all set up, with our cute will needle felted eggs, pride of place at the front.
That bunny you see there, Mollie made that last Easter!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

{this moment}

I love this friday ritual by Soulemama
A single photo, no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

She bunny softie

I know my creating is getting better when the image I have in my head, comes perfectly to life.
I was thinking of Easter fast approaching last week and a bunny dolly bounced in my head.

Here is exactly what I imagined!!

She is made of white cotton chenille, with pink chenille ears, cute pink buttons and a needle felted bunny tail.

How perfect is her face, the embroidery design is from here Cute Embroidery
super sweet hey!
I have a few more planned for Easter presents this year :)