Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Too Much Butter in the Batter?

Earnest Baking

Spooky Gingerbread Men
Spooky looking characters but only because we were a little rough with the cookie cutters, as you can see by the amputee there.
Gingerbread Blobs
Oh well. They tasted good.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wind in the Willows

What funny windy days we've had in Melbourne lately. Is Spring always like this? We've moved on to our Spring songs at Steiner playgroup and this is one of them;

A kite in Spring
A child with a kite
in windy weather
Tying the earth and sky together

Cute! Miss A has asked for a kite for her 3rd birthday coming up in October. Maybe we'll bend the rules and give her an early prezzie to make use of the windy days.

We braved the wind on Saturday to visit the local children's farm for the market, a friend's birthday and of course the animals. I always love checking out the communal vegie garden as well, for a bit of inspiration. The picture below was from one of my late pregnancy wanders during Winter. The gardens were looking quite different on the weekend but I didn't think to take a photo.

Such an amazing place considering it's walking distance from the city.

And finally,

My girls in a paper shop on a whirlwind expedition to buy card and pretty paper to make thankyou cards for baby presents we received. She just passed the 12 week mark but, oh well, better late than never.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Apartment Therapy and Designalogue Blog

A few days ago my sister's home was featured over at Apartment Therapy in the LA bit. It's an interior design website that showcases all sorts of looks and I think my sister's place fitted in to the site very nicely. It looks so gorgeous and inviting and is full of colour and beautiful fabrics. What a clever chicky!

Her pretty blog is worth a look if you are in need of a daily interior design fix. Do I sound proud? I am.