Tuesday, October 13, 2009

busy fun...

Well the school holidays have been and gone! We love the holidays because DH is a teacher so we had him home for two weeks! Yay! We have been super busy and had lots of fun!

  • Went to Gero to see my family - Poppy had a ball hangin' with her big cousins, Lola was sick so we stayed in alot!
  • went to the Royal Show - left Lola with Nanny, so Poppy had a fabulous time! She LOVES the rides and has no fear! Loved the animals, face painting, games, food, showbags and the train ride home!

  • Went to the cutest fairy party at a fairy shop
  • Culling all my baby stuff - learnt how to list on e-bay and am selling at a baby market in Nov.
  • Getting rid of a pile of scrapping stuff - have given away literally about 100 pieces of paper!
  • Some scrapping - for the Boxx comp. - lots of fun!
  • Trips to into the city, the park and playground.
  • Trying to still sort out the house - reserected this old dresser for Poppy's room - very shabby chic - she loves it too!It's a really old kitchenette -partially stripped it, took the top and the doors off and add the baskets. I nearly gave it to my sister two weeks ago - lucky I didn't!

  • Now back at work...and a job change for next year is in the wind! A new position and I'm pretty excited about it. I have LOVED my job for the last two years but my position as it has been is no longer available!
  • Organising Poppy and Lola's birthdays and Lola's baptism.
  • Started making some cute felt/fabric/vintage button hair clips to sell.
  • More kids craft with Poppy - I LOVE making things with paper plates - they are cheap and so adaptable. The ideas are endless.

First one is a garden collage. You can do any theme. We've also made an under the sea one. You could do the beach, a jungle, space, fairyland, dinosaur land etc $2 shops are great for items to use. Paint the paper plate and then glue on other bits and pieces - it's that simple.(I cut out the clouds and she positioned the rest)!

Second one - an old favourite - paper plate fish! Cut out a triangular section and staple on as a tail. Paint, then for "scales" cut patti cake liners into quarters. Glue on in rows! Add a wobbley eye or a hand drawn one!She's pretty proud of her work! LOL!
Hope you are having a great week - will be back with some LOs!


Felicity said...

how busy do you sound, but you sound like your just loving every minute with your girls.
How gorgeous does Poppy look.
love those paper plate ideas too.

Binxcat1 said...

You are such a clever Mummy! Love the dresser... and now my girls want paper plates! LOL ;) Poppy obviously has her Mummy's eye.