Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Mail! And other adventures...

It wasn't really a huge weekend here, J went to cricket on Saturday and we went to watch him bat- oh big news there... no duck this time! Yay! :) J is sadly not the best batsman in the world, but I will say he is very good at bowling!
Then Sunday morning we decided to leave Aus with J's brother and head off to Echuca to watch a movie. We saw 'Gran Torino', with Clint Eastwood as the main star. I really can't rave about it enough, we giggled all the way through! Except at the end... but I wont ruin it for you, go and see it. I also recently saw 'Changeling' with Angelina Jolie. That just left me sad and affraid to let my child out of my sight! I suppose it was a good movie, but maybe Mummys shouldn't go see it.

Anyway, I got myself a Valentine's gift (from my husband)... A new BIG work bench for my studio!! Oh the joy to have space to work in! Aus very happily helped me paint it this afternoon... or himself, either way he was happy to help.


Who could resist this cheeky face? 'Sure you can paint the concrete too Sweetheart!' lol

Onto my happy mail!! Yay! I bought these awesome bibs from Sparkly Green Knicker's Etsy Shop last week to support her in giving her profits to the Bush Fire Appeal. Aren't they fabulous!! I'm keeping the dots one for our bub but the pink one will be a gift- I'm sure my friend is having a girl!

And this package arrived from Miss Curlypops! Thanks so much Cam! I bought the beautiful wrap (which is huge by the way... so good for keeping baby IN!) and she also sent me the cool cars bib. This new baby is getting so spoiled and it's not even here yet! But wait there's more... you know all those awesome shorts Cam makes? Well she photocopied and sent me the pattern, with hand written instructions!! Brilliant! As soon as my new work bench is in, I'll be churning out shorts like there's no tomorrow!
THANKS CAM!!

I've also been making toys to go to the Toy Society for the bush fire victims. I thought I'd just concentrate on baby toys because I'm no toy expert! So I made a few things with fluff and sparkles and ribbons and different textures just to keep little fingers entertained.

I've also had a go at making little note books from paint samples to send with the toys:


I'm going to make small pouches to house a few of these with some cool pens for older kids to take secret notes :)

Well that's pretty much what I've been doing, except sending out all the orders I got from last week, thanks to all those who purchased my jewellery! I'm about to make the $75 donation from the shop today! Thanks so much!

3 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Yah for happy mail!
I love those baby toys you've made. That is such a wonderful idea to teach them about feeling different textures. Do you mind if I pinch that idea to make one for my friends bub who is due very very soon?

Cindy said...

Wow you have been busy, what a lot of great work. Can you please email me your donation details when you get the chance so that i can add all your fantastic work to the Handmade Help tally.

Handmade said...

cool note books - great toys - they will be much loved...

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