05 November, 2017

Party Pillow

Another party!

Another pillow!

It's got to the point where I can now ask the mum's of the little kids what the children are really into cos yeah, you know your child will get a pillow!  This particular mum has been at about all the parties we've been too. Spiderman was this choice!  Cool too as I hadn't done one of those! 

Pillow present # 16

04 November, 2017

Thoughtful Ideas

The other day BJ asked me if he could make a dinosaur for a friend at school who broke his leg at school last week.  I said he could of course.  

So today was it.  It was such a cold day today!  We stayed in for the day & BJ got started.  Cutting out, pinning together & machine sewing.  Then the stuffing!  He can have that job any day!  

I did help with attaching the legs to the body.  That is a rotten job too.   But he's done it! 

I really hope this boy appreciates it. 

03 November, 2017

Addicted to the Challenge!

 Ummm...  yes, rocks.

I went to the shops & found some paint pens too.  They are fabulous fun.

So I have got a little more creative.

The step by step instructions online are handy for learning how to draw things.  I really need to stick to some of those ideas instead of winging it.  My winging it doesn't work well.  I ask DJ to take his time to work on something rather than just flit over a rock with some coloured stripes.  He is funny & in a rush to to them.  I tell him he did a good job of the Spongebob rock last week so he should think them through more.  I really need to remember that too.

There are so many ideas on Pinterest too.

The boys had the day with their grandparents today & they went to the park with the neighbours which is a mum & 3 children.  They all took one of our rocks to hide at the park while they went.  They couldn't take more as they are too heavy to carry.  But they had fun with them.  So that's what counts hey!

01 November, 2017

Artistic Challenge

I have got a little hooked on these rocks. 

We have had fun hiding them.

We have had fun making them.

We have had fun seeing our rocks be found. 

I saw a beehive we hid last week was found by a little boy who was so excited he was going to save it to show his grandparents who keep bees!  I told the mum he should keep it them.  She was pleased she was given permission to keep it I think.  But if you really want one, well keep it I say!  We don't mind in the least. 

31 October, 2017

Taking Stock - October

Making :  Christmas & birthday gifts.
Cooking :  butter chicken.  A favourite of the boys.  
Drinking :  Nespresso at home, cos I can.  
Reading:  The second Wishing Chair book to DJ.  
Trawling:  hallmark.com
Wanting: someone to cook our tea every night!
Deciding:  on how to do my front fence.  :-)
Enjoying:  knitting scrap socks.  They don't look scappy which is cool!  
Liking: our Random Act of Kindness in the park.  
Pondering: sock scrap combos
Considering:  Christmas
Buying:  DJ a new scooter since we gave his away.  
Watching:  dare I say it?  Just started Gilmore girls from the beginning again.  Marvelling: at how the boys have taken to drawing Tas Rocks & sharing them.  
Cringing: at the new technique I'm trying.  I figured it out but not loving it so will leave it now I conquered it!  Will use the wool in something else now!  lol
Needing: some more rocks to colour in.  
Smelling: Easy Air, oil blend to help clear my nose...
Getting:  my own Samsung tablet!  Yay!  & it's free!!!  Whoop whoop!
Celebrating: a new baby boy right next door!   
Embracing:  the painted & hiding rocks craze. 

30 October, 2017

Late But Done!

These socks I did manage to finish today. 

I have hardly done any knitting in the last week so these are now late. 

But I did get them finished & in the mail all in the one day... 

Hopefully someone likes them! 

29 October, 2017

Rocking Along

The last few days have been good for rock production.  

Well for DJ & I at least.  

There is quite a bit of variety here.  

We had a rock hiding day today & a little one yesterday.  We have shared them around in 3 different places.  We have seen a couple of our rocks that have been found too so that's exciting.  I hope we see when Spongebob is found too!  

We also took quite a lot of the ones we had found & hid those again.  We haven't got many left now.  

(as much as I hate spiders, I do like this one.  So I did another one!  lol)

(the pokeball was found today!)

The walking doughnut was found today too!  

These 4 we found but have kept Peppa pig & the ninja turtle for now.  Other 2 are gone.