Bored, Bored, Bored. Mummmmm I'm bored!
First Weekend of the Victorian school hoildays and my girls are BORED.
I googled for patterns and finally put my vast collection of craft magazines to good use and we had a creative afternoon.
Sarah and I made a Mousie and a sleeping bag
And Lani started making a bear, who had a species change and became a mouse
And I found a great site, which just tickled my sense of humour - Instructables.com and I created my own little monster alien friend.
An easy starting point to create your own little friend is available at the link above for FREE!
We had a photo session to show you all, and Abby got very jealous - she really thinks the camera only comes out for her
So only 7 ladies replied to my Unsharable question for the Button Bliss Teddy Bear button pack and so - OF COURSE - each of you will have one!! I'm a sharing caring kinda girl -
Hope you are all happy and well,
Lying in bed this morning, all snuggled down in my Blankets when I hear " You are a very naughty boy. You are not kind, and you are not taking care of God's world. Say sorry. Say SORRY!"
Harsh words and kind of weird to wake up to. Was it a small child being berated? Nope. Was it a young boy being disrespectful to his mother? Nope. I go to the front door where Sarah ( 6yrs) is standing, hands on hips a-la-mumma, lecturing our very fat Ginger Puss who had brought us a lovely present of half a mouse. He looked very pleased with himself and was no doubt expecting more gratitude. Sarah was obviously disappointed with his un-christian behaviour, and frustrating inability to speak english.
So my first duty of the day -before coffee!!!- was to dig a tiny hole to bury the mouse in, prayers were said, Ginger put in time out and Sarah vowing vengeance. I must say, now that she is at school, I checked on Ginger to see if he was at least contrite -can't say he looked too bothered, but hopefully he will look suitably mournful at 3.30pm
Hello lovely people. Thank you once again for your patience between posts. Gosh life gets crazy doesn't it. I must admit, even though I knew my nursing studies would be time-consuming I didn't quite fathom how "life-consuming" they would be. My head is so full of information ( not even nice stuff, ugly things like diseased livers, fractures, renal failure and myocardial infarction - that's a heart attack) At night while I have my head stuffed in a textbook I am longing for time with a pencil and a sketchbook, for paints and stitching and creativity.
Every now and then it gets the better of me and I have a little play, before the "shoulds and shouldn'ts" creep back into my conscience.
It is getting colder, and the evenings are far more conducive to snuggling on the couch with some hand stitching, and lucky for me, there is a two week study break on the horizon so hopefully I will get some decent crafty time in then.
I haven't been entirely away from my lovely laser, with a sweet new set of teddy bear buttons hot off the printing table.
This is such a cute set, based on one of the very first Country Lane Designs stitcheries. I have 5 sets to give away to my lovely readers -tell me what you won't share .. for me, I don't share Potato chips, or secrets.
Winners announced on 9th April, tell your friends!
I have also added new simple stitchery designs to the website, including the teddy bear stitchery from the button set above. As always, check out the "What's New" page on the Button Bliss website for details.
I plan to add some more buttons this weekend, I am getting lots of requests fro more Be Joyful pots and for the little boys and girls, so I will dig them out and get them on line for everyone.
And so that is it for me today,
I hope you are all happy and well, and taking care of God's world,