Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I love where I live

Wading in the river with a local alpaca at the residents association Christmas party.
How cool is that?

Friday, December 19, 2008

The last Christmas custom!

This little one is winging it's way to a new home today. I hope the little recipient likes her!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I just don't like the look of him.....

Was Miya's comment when I suggested she might like to go say hi to Santa at the shops the other day. Toby was keen at first but backed off when he actually laid eyes on the guy.
Family don't be holding your breath for Santa photos this year!


Congrats Julie :) You were first to leave a comment so off goes the dolly to your home! Could you email me donna at bitsforbots dot com with your address and we'll go from there!

Friday, December 12, 2008

GIveaway time

This little miss needs a home and we don't need another doll here! Sewn by me from a pattern by Sarah of Sarahs Dolls (used with permission)
This sensory doll is 38 cm long, made of cotton velour and stuffed with wool. She has a little bag of sand in her tummy to give her a realistic weight.
She is free to a good home. I just ask that you pay postage (large prepaid satchel - registered if you wish). I'd especially like her to go to a little one who will give her lots of love and cuddles.
Please leave me a message if you'd like her!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Preschool concert

We just got back from Miya's end of year Preschool concert and breakup party. She has had a fabulous year and I can't speak highly enough of her teachers and C & K preschooling.
She looked so sweet in a gorgeous smocked dress given to her by Lesley of Cherubs Kiss and had a ball singing Christmas carols and preschool songs with her friends. I swear that child was born for the stage. Not too many photos as most of them have other children in them and I don't have permission to post their heads on the web :)

Why I love Food Connect

All the produce is sourced from within 5 hours of Brisbane.
All produce is either certified organic or produced using organic and sustainable methods.
The cost is comparable to what I would spend at the shops.
My fruit & veg shopping consists of pulling up outside my collection point less than 10 minutes from my house and picking up my box. I don't even have to get the kids out of the car!
The fruit and veg is seasonal, fresh and delicious!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Don't try this at home

Toby and I went shopping this morning and bought a new seat for him to use on the big toilet as the potty hasn't been cutting it in terms of *ahem* containment.
He really likes it :)

Said potty seat was extracted from his head with the help of a liberal smearing of butter and mummy casting her mind back to remember the position of a baby's head as it exits the birth canal!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Far out!

We have a new resident in the chook shed!Now snakes don't particularly creep me out, nor spiders. Bees are another matter altogether.
It's not big enough to eat the chooks. It can have the eggs.
I would just like it gone and Rob is away and I'm not going near it so there it stays. Hopefully it will just move on in the night. Good thing I didn't send Miya down to get the eggs - she may have come back with it draped over her shoulders!

Good thing my self esteem is pretty high

Here's the conversation I had with Miya on the way back from a friend's house yesterday.
"Mummy I wish Jodie had three babies" (my friend has twin girls)
"Why is that"
"Cause then I could be one of her babies and live at her house and she could be my mummy"


Can you help us help Jess and her family ?

A good friend of mine has a dear little friend called Jess You can read her story here .
I have donated this Steiner doll named Hope to be auctioned. There are lots of gorgeous items up for auction so please take a look and dig deep if you can.

Lookie what I made today

I am taking part in a cupcake challenge over at Nappycino
I baked the cupcakes this morning then popped over to my lovely friend Lesley to pick up my brand new piping bag. Can I just say it is awesome! I was using a Tupperware piping ball and I find the bag sooo much easier to use. I also took my first foray into the world of fondant...made from scratch mind you (thanks again Lesley for the recipe). Here's what I came up with.

This little guy is my favourite I think.

These two monkeys spent the whole time time I was decorating the cupcakes stealing fondant and asking when they could have the piggie and the butterfly.



I've been enjoying a break from sewing nappies and have been indulging my love of Steiner Dolls lately. I really like their simplicity and the fact that most of the sewing is done by hand so I can do it upstairs while watching TV. Not very much in keeping with Steiner philosophies but there you have it. Here are a few of my creations.I'm thinking Miya and Toby might like a doll each for Christmas :)


The Storm

It was a pretty hairy afternoon when a ferocious storm struck Brisbane and our little patch was right in the line of fire. Here's the results after the wind and rain dyed down