This week we've had the typical crazy Melbourne weather. It has been obtrusively hot and humid one day and wintery cold the next! I guess on the other hand you could say that we've had the best of both worlds - the cosy snuggles while the rain is pouring outside, and the beachy days with warm nights gazing at the sunset...
After a long ride on the back of Mama's bike, it's always a good idea to let loose on the climbing equipment!
Jumping, climbing stairs and clambering up the frames are my little one's most smile-inducing activities right now. I love this adventurous spirit of the newly mobile child - still finding her way into her body with so much laughter as it happens.
Watching the sun set on a particularly hot and sultry evening. Will this girl ever tire of the beach? I truly hope not.
Big cuddles, fresh water and lazing around while looking at the rainbowed heavens... could there be any better lullaby?
Aria's new little gnome family are silently awaiting to be introduced to her on Easter. (Little does she know of the plans they are concocting and of all the adventures they will have together). These are made using your average laundry pegs which I chopped of at different lengths and sanded. They stand up well with their cloaks acting as a balancing aid. The pattern for the felt clothes is on my last WIP post ... I won't be able to fit them into the felted eggs as planned though, so will have to think of something else for those little treasure chests!
I managed to finish these little booties and fell in love! I've decided I need some Mama sized ones. The pattern for these is also on the last WIP blog post that I mentioned above.
I've had to cut back a little on my crafting over the last week. I'm going through a complete diet and lifestyle overhaul in order to get some relief from my CF/Fibromyalgia which has been getting worse. I'm embarking on the NT (nourishing traditions) diet and some other therapies. I'll keep you posted as to how it all goes - hopefully I'll have the energy to write a more detailed post on what I've been looking at. It's all very enlightening, and while it can be daunting and discouraging to have to move through such a debilitating condition, it is also quite exciting and rewarding knowing that I'm truly grwoing out of the old and into the now.
The NT diet is a huge step for me as I've been a stict vegetarian for so long and am now facing the idea of eating meat (!!) in order to heal (organic and local). It has been highly reccomended to me by some dear friends and after reading up about this style of eating, it really seems to make a lot of sense. This is a massive change! I've been using a lot of time and energy researching possible options (my evenings have been mostly spent with my nose planted in books), so I'm taking a little time out here and there to give myself over to this process. Wish me luck!