Thursday, November 27, 2008

500th post!

I've had a bit of a blog break - so much for NaBloPoMo!

I've been busy - work, craft, kids. Well, it seems just the usual life stuff, really. My trip to TI was wonderful. Warm (actually, hot and humid), relaxing (except that Elora wouldn't sleep much) and family-filled. But it was good to get home, too.

Now Christmas is less than a month away and things are starting to get quite busy - the social calendar is filling up quickly.

And I just realised that this is my 500th post! It's been almost four years since I started this blog - about 125 posts/year. That's an average of two posts/week. Not a bad, I reckon.

Lots of the craft blogs have giveaways for big events like this. I might do the same. I'm not sure exactly what yet. Perhaps some wool (I have a skein of Koigu KPPPM that I can part with), some fabric (some fat quarters) and something else yet to be determined.

Leave a comment on this post and I'll pick a winner in a few days.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sunshine, here I come

My bags are packed, I'm ready to go.

I'm off to Thursday Island, folks. Gone for five days - not sure about 'net access, although last time I was there I was able to blog. So, I may or may not see you!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My latest craft infatuation

I've taken an interest in yet another type of craft lately... because I have SO much time to do it all!

This time it's origami. But not just the animal shape making that you usually see. I like making geometric shapes, out of lots of little modules. I like the portability of this craft - nothing needed but squares of paper and a flat surface to work on. And even the latter is optional!

It's actually not that hard - so I upped the difficulty by doing it in miniature. My paper is 50mmx50mm and I've just bought some smaller stuff - 40mmx40mm.

These two linked cubes are about 2½cm along the edges. Joining them up was a little tricky but fun! I can't wait to do more - I may even make a chain of them, perhaps...

(This last picture of the cubes with the iPod touch is just to give you an idea of size).

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sunday: follow-up

Ha! Turns out that these darn kids had discussed and planned their birthday pool party activities because nearly every single kid there who had access to a Nintendo DS wanted to bring it to the party. And nearly every single set of parents refused such a silly idea. Boy did I feel vindicated.

I say nearly every single set of parents because two kids did actually bring theirs, and would you believe it? Half the party was spent hovering around watching them play.

Kids! Ha!


Today I am the worst mother in the world because I won't let Dante take the Nintendo DS to a POOL party.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The US election

There's but one thing to say...


Saturday, November 01, 2008

Crafty inspiration

Can I do it? Quick quilts for babies in two weeks?

I decided on the idea after my coffee nap on Thursday morning. Something basic - squares simply pieced. Bought some fabrics this afternoon (and some bamboo yarn - so soft!) for them.

Inspired by JC handmade (who is incidentally having a giveaway... my colours are dark raspberry red, duck-egg blue and chocolate). I think the tops will come together quickly - I'll see about the quilting.

Two weeks, eh?