Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Stuff making. Handmade granny goodness. Kids creations.

Here's a few things that have been made in our household lately.

I made some crochet bunting. More bunting, I know, it's everywhere. :) I couldn't decide where to put it.

Father's day was a bit of a makers festival. Of course.

Cuddles with Dad. xxxxxxx



A masterpiece.

I made this for my Dad.

And a little caravan celebration card for my kitchen collection.

Have an awesome day! Hope it's filled with smiles. And maybe a little creative goodness.

By Sharon Newth

Friday, September 6, 2013

From layer cake to lovely.

I haven't done much refashioning lately.  My time has been taken up on many other things, and my wardrobe is getting a little full of vintage frocks, but when I spotted this amazing green dress at the op shop this morning I knew it was there just for me. The bodice fitted like a glove, but I looked a little like a layer cake. This was such a simple refashion, but wow what a difference.

I repaired a little rip at the back with a few sneaky stitches.

It has these clever bra clip things which are awesome. I've never seen them before.

It's fully lined, and the bottom layer was sewn to the lining, so all I did was chop off the bottom.

And here's how it ended up. A very elegant shape, a great fit and an amazing colour.

By Sharon Newth

Magic in my routine - Days 22-30

Here are the final days of my little magic project, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved taking time to appreciate this little moments of gold in my life.

Magic Day 22 - I could not have been prouder of Little A this morning. After 2 1/2 terms of lessons, he finally jumped into the pool all on his own. Big moment for him.

Day 23 - I stopped to watch the busy bees in my veggie garden this morning. It feels like spring has arrived.

Day 24 - Here's a little bit of magic. Dad's day at kinder.

Day 25 - This was pretty special. A pair of tawny frogmouth birds at school. I've only ever spotted them a couple of times in the wild, they are amazing.

Day 26 Magic - There is nothing like my daily walk to the mailbox with Mr D. Holding his soft little hand in mine, stopping to marvel at all the exciting things along the way. Looking at the world through the eyes of a toddler. There is lots of magic to be found in the world of the toddler.

Day 27 - If you were to look up at the sky on the last day of winter, there is no way you could deny that magic exists. It was an amazing end to winter.

Today's magic. Day 28. I spotted a whole tree bursting with beauty on my afternoon walk.

Day 29 - I carved out a very special kind of magic today. Half an hour in the sun with my book.

Day 30, my final day to document the magic in my daily life. There is so much magic in this beautiful day as I sit on my swing chair listening to the birds chatter. Not long ago this little man was a 6 pound miracle no larger than a doll, but this morning I watched him play with this car as he chatted to himself and made beep beep noises. When he is hungry he goes to the pantry and gets food, then gets his own bowl from the cupboard. That is the miracle of life. How blessed I am.

By Sharon Newth

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A new family adventure.

I have some very exciting news to share today. Yesterday we took a road trip to pick up our new caravan. It's a 1969 Franklin Caravalle, and I'm in love. She has faults and quirks and history, and now she is ours, to make our own history in.

Here's to our next exciting adventure, and making dreams come true.

By Sharon Newth