Monday, November 30
Tuesday, November 24
Thursday, November 19
I think this tree is a bit of an analogy to my life at the moment - the only way I can get rid of the bad stuff that festers - is to cut it out and concentrate my energies on growing.
Last night I was tested. I went out to dinner with some school mums and the conversation was travelling in a way that made me feel really inferior - about everything from not working, where we live, how we dress and what we give the kids and disgustingly - philanthropy. They didn't mean it and in the moment I let myself feel like that, that they were better than me (in retrospect I am sure I am not alone in this feeling). I like my house, I like that I don't work and spend quality time with the kids while they are little because too quickly they will be big and not want to hang out with Mum anymore! I like that I craft and am not obsessive over labels. I am pleased too that I don't spoil my kids (well I do but not to the same level as we were talking) and make them things and am trying to instill the idea of giving rather than receiving.
So I have decided to cut it out, get on with growing and concentrate on the good things. Some good things that I am loving at the moment is Kids Craft Weekly Christmas Advent Ideas and also a Christmas Wrap-Up at Sew Mama Sew which is full of ideas to make for presents - all November so check them out.
Wednesday, November 18
These decorations (below) were another project Alexander and I were working on.
The beads were all left over from other projects - including my wedding dress! The frames were a recent purchase from Theos. They come in a pack of 5 in two sizes. These are the small ones and there are larger ones. One of their suggestions is to put two together to make a double - amost 3D version. To end you simple turn the ends under with pliers. Now they just need some ribbon to hang on the tree or a card for a present.
Tuesday, November 17
Monday, November 16
Sunday, November 15
Saturday, November 14
Friday, November 13
And cut a chunk of hair out of the front of Benjis hair. It had to be centre front!!
So then Benji got a proper haircut too. A little more severe than I had intended, but it is even and is much cooler as we go into summer. He just looks like such a bruiser! Where has the baby gone?
Thursday, November 12
The other day I saw this great little coffee table on the side of the road, which was designed to have tiles on top, but all had been removed. I picked it up and took it home for Alexander. We had a discussion and he is really excited to rejuvinate it and give it to Benji and Spencer for their birthday. We had fun at Bunnings, walking the isle collecting tiles in their favorite colours. Once home we had fun arranging them into a pattern which filled the table. This project has been both fun and a learning experience.
Next step os tp decide how to treat the wood.