Thursday, October 30

301-303/365

It's not always easy to catch up with friends between busy children and just life stuff so when I do I really enjoy myself no matter what we do.  Today my friend, her little boy and I went to the park for morning tea and a play.  It was lovely to finally sit down and chat. I enjoyed going to the park, I miss that we don't go as often these days so I always enjoy having little ones around.  Here are some photos I took today of our park visit.

Monday, October 27

300/365


Since I was a young teenager I can remember loving the art of calligraphy.  I'm not sure whether I actually attempted do calligraphy back then though.... I can though fondly remember my father carving a pen from a found feather and the ink well he passed on to me from when he was a young boy at school, I still have both things. I must have mentioned my love for calligraphy, as my mother in law bought me a calligraphy set as a Christmas gift.  I pulled them out recently and tried my hand at it after seeing Christina's blog post on 'Feeding Your Creativity'. As much as I tried I wasn't quite achieving the look I liked.  After seeing an article in the newspaper  I decided to email Louise from Floralovely  so when the next workshop was announced I could book in.  So that brings me to yesterday... I set off with my GPS all ready to direct me to Vieille Branche where the workshop was being held.  It was a beautiful place full of old wares, delicious hot chocolates (coffee and tea too) and pastries for us to eat during our break. Louise was lovely sharing her journey and talking us through the technique of creating her beautiful writing, watching over our technique and giving us helpful pointers. It really was the perfect afternoon spent feeding my creativity, learning something new, meeting new people and having delicious treats to eat.  I am so glad I went and grateful to be able to go, it felt good to get out and do something new for myself.
What do you do to feed your creativity?

Sunday, October 26

293-299/365 'The Week That Was'

Coriander that has gone to flower.
Miss Molly.
My third crochet bag for my other niece who turned 4 this week.
Swirly sunset clouds.
Grey skies and purple jacarandas.
Miss 10.
Crafty work done by Miss 10 and her friend.

Hello and happy Sunday to all of you.  How has your week been? I hope it has been a good one.
It's been a hot one here, there has been the odd grey cloud but no rain and things are brown and dry.
Our jacaranda has now come into flower along with the others in our neighbourhood and it's such a beautiful sight to see.  I have been busy doing some more crafting and was happy to get a couple of gifts out on time which doesn't happen very often.  My Miss 10 had a disco and a sleep over, and a busy Saturday with two of them crafting, painting toe nails, playing games and swinging.  I was also lucky enough to go to a calligraphy workshop, I'll save the pics of that for another post.
Have you done anything special this week? Are you enjoying the Spring weather where you are?

Sunday, October 19

278-292/365 'Lately'

Hello.  I am so sorry for my absence I'm hoping you are still all here....
How have you all been? I'm pretty good, my girls have settled back into the school year and there is lots going on.  I've been crocheting gifts, making cards, baking new things, helping and visiting my Mum, gardening, thinking about Christmas and just life. So here's a little catch up in photos of life right now.
 A pretty sunset.
 A homegrown capsicum.
 I love love this raw chocolate.
 Face painting, I love how she still enjoys getting it done.
 A card for my mother in law.
 A succulent all wrapped to give as a gift.
 Lots and lots of threads.
 Lunch, organic bread, fried in coconut oil an egg, spinach and cherry tomatoes all home grown (except the bread).
 Another crochet bag.
 A gift card to go with the crochet bag.
 My Mum's new puppy, Zorro.
 
Flowers, flowers and more flowers.
Mulberries.
 My Nan's dog Wally.