Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The scene is set...
A young girl, on her journey through the land of dreams, is watched over by the loving eyes of a beautiful fairy.
Warm, soft and magical is this land...
...as her fairy gently sings drifting lullabies.
My Heart Swap item -
A wise and loving embrace.
I hope my partner will like it - this is my first ever 'swap'!
With love and light xxx
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I've become just a wee bit obsessed with the cowl of late. I've only recently come across them and I'm in love. Ladies in my family beware... if you are having a birthday soon, a cowl is likely to be coming your way!
My first attempt at both. A cowl and a beanie (adapted from this pattern) for the beautiful Aunty 'Sisty' (Kirsty) who just had her birthday. The cowl was such a pleasure to knit using the softest alpaca/merino blend.
I decided Mama needed one too...
...which can also be worn over the head to keep the chill off those ears. I found this pattern was so easy to memorise which made for a couple of very relaxing evenings on the couch by candle light.
Aria's been wearing the latest one as a beanie/headband.
We've been collecting pine cones to include in our bonfire for Dadda's upcoming 30th birthday. He would like a grey/charcoal version of this to wear as a beanie/headband around the windy beach.
Lots of interesting insects to behold!
And in other news...
In keeping with our 'Great outdoor challenge' (see previous posts), I thought I'd post a few moments from our time in nature over the last few days. I'm struggling a wee bit to post a photo each day so this is my way of catching up.
We've been hanging around...
...which is very hot work, so down to the undies!
Aria has this funny game that she enjoys all by herself. She'll find a bit of wood, throw it and then run and grab it (kind of like playing 'fetch' with herself). It keeps her quite entertained, lol :) It's so beautiful to watch her running around with wild abandon and her hair blowing in the wind on such a huge expanse of grass - I find there is such a profoundly unique sense of connection, freedom and 'aliveness' that eminates from children when they are allowed to run free in nature. Music for the soul.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Today Aria and I trotted off to our back yard beach as we often do. It was lovely to capture some of these moments on camera - I usually wouldn't have taken quite so many shots, but this challenge has me inspired!
First we came across some curious looking trees...
Perfect for peeking through...
and an impromptu tea party (as well as a climbing frame/obstacle course!)
Nearby was a huge pile of mulch - great to climb up and then slide down (on your backside!)
Then came the beach! It was what Aria had excitedly been waiting for all day!
Oooh! Now we have a pile of sand to slide on.
Up and down the hill - look at all those footprints! Up and down, up and down...
Contemplating the little dip
Hello old tree
Time for some shoes off action - none of this pussyfooting around!
Twinkle toes in the sparkly sea
And a flower for Mama
Now time to walk home and hop in the car to pick up our vegie box... Brrrm Brrrmmm
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
As part of the great outdoor challenge, today I took along my camera on our usual nature walk and snapped up a few memories...
Our Kalala (Koala) friend
A pair of Galas flapping and twittering away