Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jet party

Ready for take off!

With the remote control car Pappa bought him. As you can tell he loves it.

We held Tiaan's 4th birthday party on the weekend. What an event! He had about 15 little friends over for a sausage sizzle and some jet cake. There was playing, glow sticks, balloons, eating and a whole lot of laughing. He had so much fun and went to bed exhausted but very happy. Right now they are building birthday cakes in the sandpit and playing party, so it must have been a hit. Sadly I was to busy to take many photo's so these will have to do.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Veggie patch update

The boysenberry bush is flowering. I can't wait...

My dad has always been a gardener. I never understood why as it seemed like hard, dirty work. Well I was right it is hard work but I am starting to love it. My veggie patch is starting to take shape and last night we had our first meal out of the garden - a silver beet and bacon frittata made with eggs from the neighbours. (We have sowed/planted tomatoes, capsicum, lettuce, carrots, beans, beetroot, zucchini, butternut pumpkin, onion, broccoli, sweetcorn, some herbs, boysenberry, strawberries & sliver beet). It is not perfect, there are weeds and a few plants are struggling but I love the feeling that we are claiming a little independence from this commercial world we live in. And I love seeing things grow where once there was nothing. Strangely it has brought us all closer as a family and it has definitely brought us closer to our Creator. For some reason watching tiny seedlings poke their heads through the soil makes me acutely aware of God's love, grace and awesome power.

On a different note, not much sewing has been happening at the moment. The sunshine is drawing us outside. I did however whip up this little skirt for Anja this afternoon. Quick and easy, but she loved it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


In the craft world I have got two great loves - sewing and scrapbooking. I tend to flick between the two, really getting into the one or the other but never doing them together. I am enjoying sewing at the moment but thought it time to share some of my favourite pages so far. They are by no means perfect or professional but they bring me great joy.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Three things I am loving right now

1. The warm days and cool nights. This time of the year I just want to get outside. The way things smell, watching things grow, children playing on the lawn after dinner - it all reminds me of God's love and mercy.

2. Family. My husband (how I love him!), my children, extended family and all the add on's. These people make me feel loved, connected and so very special.

3. Summer fabrics. Cool cottons with fresh prints. I am inspired to start sewing again.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


My boy will be 4 at the end of this month. Hard to believe. One part of me is glad that he is growing up, but another is just a little sad. Last week I organised the kids clothes. I came across his 000 baby clothes, and while I really should be thinking of getting rid of them I can't, not yet. To me he will always be my baby.

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