Sunday, June 24, 2007

Cooking, kids and a little crafting ...

Not much to tell....

Thursday I went to the 'starting a craft business' info night at Amitie organised by Nichola and Justine. It was really interesting and provided a lot of food for thought. Thanks so much to both of them for organising it and all the other great things they do. It was my first chance to meet some bloggers in real life and I was slightly terrified to start with. Of course, they were absolutely lovely and just like they sound in their blogs. A special big thanks also to Jenny for providing the venue and hanging around until 10pm. Another nice opportunity to do a little fabric shopping.

Friday was a school party to celebrate the end of the 'bugs' theme Chloe has been working on. The food had to be bug related so I made cupcakes with spiders, ladybugs, dragon flies and butterflies. Sadly I only got photos of the ladybugs as they were the left overs. I think the kids only ate cakes and more cakes for lunch - I bet they were fun to teach in the afternoon!



Today we did the park and 'bagels and juice' which is a Sunday morning tradition for the girls.

That means a little bit of swinging....



a little bit of monkey bar action...



and a whole lot of sliding!



We haven't been as often lately but for the last couple of years we have spent most Sunday mornings at a park in Caulfield and then for a coffee at one of the yummy cake shops up the road in Elsternwick. The girls love the fresh bagels and always share a bottle of apple and black currant juice.



Now they also get one of these....



And this afternoon I worked on the tutorial for the child's apron. No, I haven't forgotton and actually need to make the apron for one of Chloe's friends whose having her 8th Birthday party on Saturday. I have now written out the instructions and order of everything and I hope it all goes according to plan as fingers crossed, this is my first go.

Other than that I have started to work on my doll quilt for the swap. I am very excited about this and am really enjoying doing the hand piecing. I will give you a teaser photo soon but I can't reveal too much.

To finish tonight - here is my gorgeous 'middle child' being what she refers to as a 'style girl' - wish I could be so cool!

11 comments:

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Ooh-such gorgeous photos!! Those cupcakes are fab!!

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you've had a great morning! The ladybug cupcakes are adorable -- next time you'll have to take pictures of all the bugs -- would love to see them! Oh -- and VERY cut girls!!! ;-)

jen said...

Those cupcakes are sooo cute. What a stylish little girl! I can't wait for the tutorial. It is soooo appreciated, when others take the time to share their knowledge with others. Jen

christina said...

Just a note to say.
1. I believe middle children are always stylish
and Lucinda looks very cool in this photo.
2. Love the colours of the ladybug cupcakes.
3. Sunday mornings are the best!!!
4. I am a middle child.

Amy said...

Very sweet bug cupcakes...and I just love your Sunday ritual...just beautiful. Good luck on your tutorial...can't wait to see it. A very stylish middle child, I must say !!

Melody said...

Great photos!

Your cupcakes look yummy - you are very clever. I too am looking forward to the tutorial! I will definitely be making one - my little one loves aprons... And I too love Sunday mornings. Especially ones that involve cafe outings.

stormygirl said...

Love those cupcakes, Lou, and the apron is simply stunning! :)

julia said...

Gorgeous girls, ladybird cakes and sunshine! We've forgotten what the sun looks like over here!

Julia x

Hear Me Roar! said...

Thank you for your comment Louise, and I DO hope you start your own shop on Etsy soon! I will keep watching as I'm hoping a grown-up apron or two would make it in. It's lovely to meet you, and you too have gorgeous children. Thank you!

tiel said...

sigh..my grandpa lived in an old house on the Caulfield Racecourse carpark. As kids my sister and I would walk up to the Caulfield park and play for hours and hours. We would walk from one end to the junction and back again. Thanks for the memories.

Ragged Roses said...

Your style girl is gorgeous. Sunday sounds like fun! It'll be my daughter's 8th party on Saturday too! Pass us one of those delicious cupcakes, please!
Kimx