Wednesday, February 25, 2009

some new old friends

some new friends in the shop.

Monday, February 23, 2009

say hello to my little friend

have you ever wondered what a hazyjane doll would look like? Well, I guess you probably haven't given it much thought, but I have. Oh yes. Plenty. So last night, I decided to do something about it.
after the family had been given their necessary requirements, I snuck out the back door while no-one was looking and went to this very cosy place to have a little time to myself. Well, I guess a certain sneaky photographer was looking. A couple of hours later, I emerged with a new little friend in tow.

I like her very much. She has pigtails, just like someone else I know. She likes stripey socks like someone else too.

and mary-janes.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


because I really can't bear a bare corner.

Friday, February 20, 2009

sweet ride

last year, when we were on our way home from our north coast odyssey, we dropped in to taree to grab some baked goods and chocky milk (essential travel fuel for a family of boys), and had a quick squiz at the local oppys while we were there (of course). It was still pouring with rain, as it had been for pretty well the whole holiday, but that did not deter us, oh no. We traipsed up the hill from vinnies to the salvos, two biggish boys and one baby one in tow, just hoping there would be something marvellous awaiting us on that wet, wet, wet day. As soon as I walked in the door, I found the plates, and then I looked over to see the mister and boy number 1 examining this bicycle. Now I knew, by the looks on their faces, that this bike would be coming home with us that day, and indeed, I was right. "I'll buy it for you" says the mister, "It's vintage". "Ok" I say, whatever. I'm standing there with a three month old baby, there are two other kids already rummaging through the toy section, it's pouring rain outside and we are three hours from home in a very well stocked van and he wants to buy me a bike?

well, needless to say, buy the bike he did, and it has sat there patiently in our shed for almost a year, until just a few weeks ago, when I decided it was time to dust off the cobwebs and get "upwardly mobile". Of course, there was the small matter of how to attach the babe to the bike, and after much consideration, we ended buying a wee ride, which has proved to be a pretty big hit. And then there was the very important issue of finding a suitable basket, which the mister also took care of for me (oh, yes, he's good that man). So, after much preparation, yesterday we were finally off, with the sun and the sea breeze to keep us company. We even found some flowers for our basket along the way. Luckily for me, we live in a very flat town, I'm not sure that my legs could cope with a hill at this stage.

p.s, thanks for the effelant love, he went to a good home the very night I listed him!

Friday, February 13, 2009


unfortunately, I am one of those people who ticks "yes" in the "have you read the terms and policies?" box when really, I haven't, because doing that would be really, really boring. As a result, I often find things out later that I should have known earlier, like that you can't actually sell on behalf of an unregistered charity on ebay. Makes sense, really, doesn't it? Thank god I wasn't the only one who did that, or I'd be feeling a tad foolish right now. yellow effelant was evicted from ebay and has now set up residence in my etsy shop, so please hop on over there and buy him, so I can send the money to those who need it. Thanks.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

handmade help

willow did his usual sneaky trick and turned on the telly this morning, and we all sat watching in disbelief as we realised just how much devastation has come of the victorian bushfires. I still can't comprehend what those poor people have gone through and what still faces those who have survived as they try to rebuild their lives, and I find myself feeling very fortunate right now. So, when I discovered the Handmade Help website today, I immediately decided to join in, and am auctioning the above effelant on ebay, with the proceeds going towards the bushfire appeal. If you haven't heard about it already, go on over there and take a look, there are some really cool handmade goodies being sold for the cause. As they say, every little bit counts.

Monday, February 9, 2009


there's nothing like being tagged to drag one out of a self-imposed summer hibernation. Thanks jodi!
The tag? Open the 6th picture folder on your computer, open the 6th photo and blog it. Write something about it. Then tag 6 more people to do the same.
The photo? Fin on his skateboard on the breakwall at northhaven, where we spent our early summer holiday in december last year. We walked along this path most afternoons while we were there, watching the dolphins swim down the river and back into the sea for the night, jumping and putting on a good show for us as they went. Such a beautiful spot, where the river meets the sea, under the watchful eye of north brother .
This photo comes from my "flickr" file, which happens to be file number six. It's where I put all the photos I don't get around to blogging about. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to drag this one out, as it makes me happy, my big little boy doing what he loves. Just this weekend he decided to teach willow to skate, and I looked out to see him holding his little brother's hands as he rolled up and down the ramp. And then he went into the shed and spent the next hour putting together a board for him out of spare parts (which we seem to have an abundant supply of). I'm so grateful for these random acts of brotherly love.
Umm, can't think who to about levin, tiel, veronica, melissa, leah and fiona.