Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I had a morning to do this drawing. I was happy with some elements in it but certainly not all. If I have not drawn for a while; I feel as though I need to revisit the pointers that I was given to show depth and shading. I did not have time to do that yesterday.
Rosemary, in rememberance for ANZAC Day. This drawing was given to our 13 year old niece for her birthday. She is very good at drawing.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Seven year old daughter enjoyed making biscuits with me yesterday, she was the only child at home.
We got this recipe from a magazine commercial for Lurpak butter.
125g icing sugar
Mix and then roll into a sausage. Put in the fridge till harder (we could only wait 20minutes). Cut into disks, place on a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
We iced some with plain icing, some with passionfruit icing and others were left plain.
Monday, April 16, 2012
It was the annual weekend to the mountains with mothers from our local schools. When I arrived home, there were lovely signs and decorations to welcome me home. Husband E had looked after the children and got some jobs done too, it was a lovely home coming.
The ladies who went spoilt me with gifts..... this mug complements a growing set. I enjoyed it this morning with my morning coffee.
I collected some Autumn leaves from a walk in the park while I was in the mountains......
I bought a lovely hook for each of the children and husband E in anticipation of Winter jackets and scarves.
A door stop was a necessary find as the front door often slams shut.
My love for wombats is indulged, this was one of the teatowels that I was given, so gorgeous....
A lovely, bright bag.... see I was spoilt!
A pair of sweet, wooden birds, now placed behind the frame that the same lovely lady gave to me last year.
A Huon pine bird, that smells lovely and will live in my cupboard.....
Aunty L indulged my love for Noddy and "Mary Poppins" with this box (that looks like a book that I had as a child) and the umbrella below. What fun when the children saw these......
A very special weekend with friends, excellent company, time to be in company or alone..... I really appreciate the weekend as our husbands all pull together and work behind the scenes to allow us to go without worrying about the home front.....
I also came home with lovely napkins, coasters, tea, soaps and relishes.... more gifts from friends....
Lovely ladies who all enjoy chatting, shopping, eating, resting, walking, exploring and then returning to their families.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
We love playing at the beach and now we have a van and annexe to eat in, sleep in ,take a shower and leave swimmers till the next time we can come here.....
We enjoyed the last warmth of Summer over Easter and now the mode will change to games and hot chocolate. I thoroughly enjoyed jumping waves with the older two and the younger two loved being pulled by husband E through the water at the shore.