Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I'll use blue for the clouds....

Master J is home today.  It's so nice to have him home and do some stuff together.  Nice to slow down and just have one child home for a time.  He doesn't usually like artwork - unfortunately (or fortunately for my kidlets) there is no escaping it with me as their mamma!

Apparently my little man doesn't really like Art at school.  We have always been creative, but not much at home in the last six months.  He's a little older now, so I thought I'd give some cotton tip painting a go with my Master J.

He loved it, and was talking as he created.  I decided to start writing down what he wrote, I will write it around the outside of his work and frame it I think.  Thought you might like to hear what he said.....





"I'm making the sun.  Yeah - this is my artwork.  Oh yeah, we forgot something.  Some black for the clouds.  You know that looks like a dead horse.....


Never mind... I'll use blue for the clouds, that looks lovely.  I'm a pro at art.  That's my imaginary friend.....


A duck pond, a rainbow.  Did you hear that?  Mum, I need some grey for the wind.... Shhhhh..... phhheeewwww...... sssshhhhhhh.  I know birds better than you Mum.  We need more brown, the tree needs more branches.....


Otherwise it won't live happily ever after.  The dog has the stick.  I'll draw God.  God's house.  That could be a big teddy bear.....That's God and he's eating an apple....


The apple tree needs two more apples....


Yes, an orange tree, with oranges.... oh it's a duck."


Precious times.

Much Love Rach xo


Saturday, October 22, 2011

my place and yours

I love touching base, but sometimes the type of my own thoughts is a bit boring I find!  Not many great pictures to share, no new creations.... But a bit of fun from Punky & Me.  My place and Yours?

It's show off your pin cushion day today!  My dear bestie gave me this two Christmas's ago... she bought it from a market stall - you know the one's that ladies our Grandmother's age sit at with their creations?

One of my children has symmetrically placed my pins around the edge... love it!  Happy rainy Victorian Saturday people... I'm off to a garage sale!


Much Love Rach xo

my place and yours

I love touching base, but sometimes the type of my own thoughts is a bit boring I find!  Not many great pictures to share, no new creations.... But a bit of fun from Punky & Me.  My place and Yours?

It's show off your pin cushion day today!  My dear bestie gave me this two Christmas's ago... she bought it from a market stall - you know the one's that ladies our Grandmother's age sit at with their creations?

One of my children has symmetrically placed my pins around the edge... love it!  Happy rainy Victorian Saturday people... I'm off to a garage sale!


Much Love Rach xo

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

wordless wednesday














Loving this Spring weather and some new 'real' faery crowns!

Much Love Rach xo

Monday, October 17, 2011

the bunting swap

Can the organiser be a little behind?  I am posting out this afternoon - sorry everyone!!!!

I have lost my mojo for bunting and had grand plans to hand embroider something special onto all 50 plus of the one's I'm making - but I can't do that - so they are a bit plainer than I hoped!


You have all blessed me abundantly with the kind words that have accompanied each little package I have received.  Please know what a blessing this has been to me, and I hope to each of you.  I have loved seeing posts on other blogs about what you have all received... I will show mine off in coming days!

I just turned my head to ponder what I am writing and this is the view  I see from my seat - thought I'd share it with you.  I'm off to have a coffee and stuff more envelopes with bunting.


Much Love Rach xx

Saturday, October 15, 2011

grateful

The cloud lifted this morning.  I am so thankful and grateful.  Do you know that 'dark blue angel'?  Some know it  as depression.

image from pinterest
Sally sings a great song - I love it.  I wish that dark blue angel didn't visit me, but sometimes it just does.  Not for any rhyme or reason.  It just does.

Grateful she isn't here this morning.  It feel like she went away with the wind.


Much Love Rach xo

ps. joining in with the gorgeous Maxabella's grateful's 

Friday, October 14, 2011

on my mind

The kidlets went back to school on Wednesday.  Miss G with the help of Master S and a precious Italian friends phone-call made her first batch of homemade pasta.





A day of sewing.



A trip to Brunswick to the lovely new Gleaners Inc. store where four of my bird houses are housed until their new owners pick them up!  Two gorgeous new friends accompanied me, gee it was nice to go out with some friends (aka bird cage carrying assistants).



Sydney Road is so busy, I'd never been here before (that I can remember anyway).  I was delighted to get back home to the tree's.


Lot's of bridal shops, this was a great photo opportunity!!


And how blessed did I feel to have a friend who also loves sifting through someone's junk!!!  We found some lanterns and another non-descript item!


Some gorgeous vintage blanket and fabric finds.  And today I am trying to catch up on my housework, the sun is shining but it doesn't seem to have reached my brain.  More about that at another time.


  

That's what is on my mind.

Much Love Rach x x

Monday, October 10, 2011

hoping for, dreaming of & praying

Do you or did you dream of what your life was to be - or what you desire.  The desires of your heart?  I probably started really thinking about these things when I had my Miss G.  The thoughts began.  Thinking about peace, having joy and smiling, smiling lots.  Sharing simplicity and love and joy with those around me.


 I hope for that simple life.  We did the move.  What more is to come?  I have a feeling I know, I pray about it.  Things come about.  People come into your life at just that right moment.  Just the right phone call, just the right act of kindness.  It means so much.


We spent three days with our besties last week.  Then I met up with an old and dear school friends wife, we went to their farm.  How precious she was - as I knew she would be.  I am glad my old friend is blessed with a gorgeous family.  There was space, fields, paddocks, chickens roaming.

 The topic came up again.  Well, there were really lots of topics.  But it was the adoption topic.


I loved practicing my photography skills with this little butterfly; Master J and a red door and a new stockist came about as we strolled the main street of this tiny village.


Then a house I have been looking at for over a year came on the market once again (about the fifth time).  We looked at it.  A new friend lives across the road.  Is this the place?  With that extra room?  Is this where the adventure is taking us?  I'd love to paint the front door red like this one!

As the girls practice their own willow weaving - many a conversation is had.  Prayers, dreams, hopes.  My bestie has these thoughts too.  Do you?


It is a God thing.  The owners have been faithful in their sale; I suppose I will let you know if it is meant to be. We will most likely be putting an offer in.  The Mr DCT is concerned about the environmental aspects, but heck, the house has been standing for over 100 years.  And it's pretty  (I may give you a sneak peak, there's a creek), and the kitchen renovation is the same kitchen we have put in this house.


There is even perhaps a Squiggly studio for me.  And a composting toilet!!!  Why am I excited about that?  I am though!


I love having Faith.  Sometimes faith doesn't make sense.  It's this strong feeling of knowing everything will be alright.  And if this is not the one - there will be the right one.  Gotta love the kids running around and arranging where our furniture will go!

The school holidays end for us tomorrow (this time I am singing praises and they cannot end soon enough).  I am overloaded, mentally, emotionally and audibly.  There has not been enough creating time to give that equilibrium of calm in my head!  I found myself drawing pictures in the sand to feel like flying away like a kite fill that creative space!


With the arrival of spring, I have noticed in these new Hills of ours, the amazing orchestra of birds we wake to each morning.  Truly amazing.  Here's hoping today we get lots done and we see some sun today!

Much Love Rach xo

Monday, October 3, 2011

the simple life

Our families journey to enjoy life's simple pleasures has inspired me for my latest range of children's clothing.  Then a dear friend commented on the dresses and inspired my whimsical flutterings to create something for boys that is not so dark or bold.  Something simple.  Something calm.  I love them.  I hope you do too!

Here are some from my The Simple Life Range.....












All my items are made with 100% Vintage Fabrics and Trims. 
 I may try some ladies ones... what do you think?

More creativity here

Much Love Rach xo

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