The little prince. One of my favourite stories. I used to read this to my babies when they were very little and I am inspired to bring it out again. When thinking about words I wanted to use decoratively, I didn't want english - infact anything but. The little prince is originally in French is perfect.
this site which had 13 quotes from The Little Prince in both French and English. WIth this displayed on the Ipad, I pinned my scarf to a cork board, but this was more about texta bleed than anything else and infact the pinning was a bit of a pain. It worked better if I stretched the fabric as I went.
I chose to write in a soft diagonal as I thought this would wear better. Straight lines either direction would look like text, whereas I felt a diagonal would look more like a pattern.
Sunday, April 29
Friday, April 27
Thursday, April 26
Wednesday, April 25
I got a bit spoiled today. Mr P and Ms G came over bearing gifts - for no real reason. Not that we need a reason, and they are all certainly appreciated.
Alexander had a sleepover at cubs last night so the troop could go together to the dawn service. Given the heavy rain I was pleased to find out it was a local service rather than the shrine. and he was very pleased to be going. The big squirrel offered to act as a taxi for some of the group. (Note- he did wriggle his way out of the sleepover!) The boys had talked about the Anzacs before going so they had some understanding. Then-
He stood in the rain and listened.
The last post was played.
He learned what price was paid for our freedom.
Then he shared breakfast with returned service men, their families and others at the RSL.
My little boy is growing up. I could never, ever imagine the heartache or pain of sending him to war.
Let's hope I never have to.
Lest we forget.
I need a new black dress like a hole in the head. I have multiples - all a little different - but there would be more than 10, probably closer to 20 but I dare not count.
Well I have another one. Mum came over with a garbage bag of fabric from her shed and there was a scrap of black ponti there. She had also brought along a pattern - coincidentally - and we both knew the two needed to go together. This is two pieces with facing around the neck and was made in less than an hour. A good warm basic that will be a welcome addition with this cooler weather.
Tuesday, April 24
i was wandering in the blog world and found a kids sew-a-long and planned to join in. I missed the first day, but gave it a good go today. The boys bathers are so thin now they are almost transparent. Time for some new ones - and i couldn't find any in the shops.
I traced a pattern off a pair they had and went to work with fabric from my stash. I actually like making bathers and with the exception of a pair of speedos, I think all of my bathers have been home made since I was about 10. So as a result my stash of lycra is fairly extensive.
I whipped up 6 pairs of bather shorts for the twins - three each. The stripes are so ancient that they would be classified vintage. There was only scraps left. The floral is from Darn Cheap and I have a tankini in the works. Benji loves these ones. There are also 2 pairs of plain black which you cant see. All in all a good outcome.