Saturday, 30 October 2010

It's Christmas!




We put up our new tree, had Christmas music playing all day, the nativity is on the mantle and we started sewing Christmas-ness. So fun!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

I hate making dinner!


Ok, maybe I don't hate making dinner. I don't really like it, the same as I don't like hanging washing or mopping floors or changing nappies. Not really fun but feels good to accomplish it. What I hate is thinking of dinner! The worst part is you have to do it everyday. I have tried planning dinners in advance or having a regular night for things, but I guess I am a bit contrary and can't possibly have dinner I thought of a week ago! Silly I know. Every day that question comes to me again - what are we going to have for dinner? Now that we are getting close to summer it will get easier. In summer I like to have 'platter' for dinner. That just means quickly grab fruit, veg, cheese and meat from the fridge and call it dinner. Occasionally I turn in into a salad which is what I have done tonight. Chicken, cannellini beans, oranges and 'greens' with a little cumin for flavour.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

After the market


We went to the market. It was all pretty fun but tiring. Sold some stuff, bought some stuff. These will be going on Etsy over the next couple of days so go have a look at my etsy shop!

A harvest of sorts



We harvested some broad beans today. There were only a few pods but that's ok as I don't really like the taste of them. It's is a bit silly maybe to plant something I don't like to eat, but I wasn't feeling very confident about planting anything. I was completely surprised that they grew and since then have planted heaps of other things. Even though they are not my favourite I will cook these up for lunch with a few other things and see how they go.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Handamde book



There was just enough paper from the paper making adventure the other day to make a little book. The paper is just torn and then stitched with my trusty sewing machine down the spine. So quick, so simple and so booky! I am a big fan of notebooks / drawing books / writing books. Can never have too many in my opinion! This one belongs to the little man though, so I am sure it will be covered in drawings, have pencil holes in it and eventually be in tiny pieces all over the house!

Friday, 15 October 2010

Baking




Little boys (and I am sure little girls) love baking - well they do at my house. A little while back I bought some of those new fangled silicone moulds from the supermarket and they have been used many times. The slack mother throws ingredients in and hopes for the best, the boy mixes and the gingerbread men cakes turn out delicious - if a little crumbled.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Making paper




I had been making lots of paper off cuts and felt the need to use them in something - so this morning we made paper! It was all very spur of the moment and make do but was heaps of fun. We used a round splatter guard to make the paper, and while the paper is a little wobbly (as it gets when a 2 year old is helping) it worked quite well and we are excited to use it. After we packed up there was a bucket of water left over which the little man happily played with and is no drenched. So fun!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

It feels like we live at the beach . . .



. . . what with all the sand at our house. And aside from when the little man brings shovels full inside I don't really mind. We have been doing a lot of existing with anything good to tell or show. Hope to change that tomorrow with something exciting.