Monday, 28 July 2014


We had such a great winter celebration weekend - ice-skating, roasting marshmallows, hot chocolate, winter decorations, special outfits, delicious winter meal and pudding, winter games, and magical lantern walk in the dark... You girls had a ball, and I dont think I will forget the looks of utter enjoyment, delight and magic on your faces. How warm you made my heart with your tenacity and joy on the ice, such troopers. And the mesmerized faces with your lanterns, singing and walking in the dark... Absolutely magical!

H:   After ice-skating for the first time, then roasting marshmallows, came hot chocolate.... and you were going to have every last morsel...

L:   Fire and marshmallows - what an absolute treat for a little girl, seriously yummy!

A:   Putting up decorations for the party - you love parties, love decorations, love setting the scene - love love being involved.

L xx

Joining in with Jodi @ Practising Simplicity.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Show & Tell: A pinnie for the win

Hello Lovelies,

Show & Tell Thursday's

This may just be the final party post! Imagine that!

The birthday girl needed a special party outfit of course. Again I wanted to keep it simple and have it outlast the occasion. A reversible pinafore seemed perfect and versatile.

Zebra on the outside, orange on the inside. Or vice-versa! Heidi chose the fabric and buttons, and has enjoyed wearing her special outfit - with stripey tights of course!

What loveliness have you been creating?
Looking forward to seeing your goodies : )
L xx

Show & Tell Thursday's

Monday, 21 July 2014

28 & 29/52

L:   Serious story telling, collecting, mucking about and a few outings these last couple of weeks - your expressive little face and complete and utter self(and mind!)-assuredness never fail to lead to some form of amusement.

A:   My precious big girl. How you love and care for your younger sisters and people around you is something to be treasured. Last week you lost your first tooth - oh my word the excitement! You knew the fairy would come to collect it and take it away to build little houses for wee mice... your innocence is beautiful. Your tooth waited in the little toothfairy pillow beside your head as you fell asleep and you were utterly shocked to find a coin for your tooth in the morning. Bless your little heart xx

H:   In your own wee world - singing away to yourself most of the time. We had a wee incident with the Emu at the zoo over the holidays - that big bird got really friendly and gave you a massive shock! However now you love it and couldn't wait for us to go say hi on the next visit. Your posture, serious face, hands behind your back - is so you.

L xx

Joining in with Jodi @ Practising Simplicity.

Friday, 18 July 2014

It's too late to be tripping on the phone here

Everybody! Put up your hands! Go on, you know you want to!

Have a fantastical weekend!
L xx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Show & Tell: Zebra's for Africa

And it continues!  Only for a couple weeks more : )

Show & Tell Thursday's

Being winter with rather wet weather about, we decided to maximize party space indoors by not having a table and chairs for the kids to sit at.  Instead we decided on cushions, which could then be used to play musical cushions and also be taken away as party favours.

We got a bunch of cushions from Harvey Furnishings, zebra patterned flannelette from Spotlight (both hugely reduced) and made simple envelope-back covers.  Easy peasy.

All the kids got a Zebra tail attached when they arrived, which they got to take home too. A Zeal of Zebra's in an instant!

Very simply made from some zebra fleece, fake fur (the Anzac sale at Spotlight saved us a fortune!), and safety pins that were zig-zag stitched onto the tails. Again they didn't take much time at all - bonus!

Haivng mums email and tell us that the tails were worn for days, cushions slept on, and both items taken to kindy/school for "news" was just delightful. Made the little extra effort so worthwhile - both on the day and beyond!

How're your holidays going? Have you been able to make anything - with of without the kids?
Cant wait to see!
Have a great Thursday everyone!
L xx

Show & Tell Thursday's

Friday, 11 July 2014

I cant be free with what's locked inside of me

This song - always makes my heart ache - in a good way.

Something a bit toned down for the holidays
L xx