Monday, April 19, 2010

Lyssy May's 200th

Be sure to head over to Lyssy May's blog this week, she is celerbrating her 200th post. But she is giving away the prezzies, she is so sweet!
love your work Miss Lyssy♥

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Somewhere over the Rainbow...

This week the girls set out to paint the fort, in anticipation of Finlay's Mad Hatter Tea Party on next Sunday. Well we had lots of ideas swirling around, and with the girls cousin Cearnna and friend Isabella over, Ursula lost her fight for the garden and Alice in Wonderland theme. I too was hoping for a controlled piece of art.

As I left for my Body Shop party, I wondered what I was going to come home too, but did it really matter, they were having so much fun, paint in their hair and faces they didn't have a care in the world. And that's the way it should be. You just have to let the kids be kids, I'm starting to let go of this feeling that everything must done to plan, just let it be. ( did I mention I am a Virgo,eek!)As I drove up the drive way after my party all I could do was smile.

I'm giving up a little control in the kitchen as well and just letting them have a go, letting them make their biscuits, yesterday, while I got on with my sewing, Ursula still needs to get her 1/2 and 1 1/2 right though the mixture was a little on the orange side from not mixing enough flour with the custard powder, but it was fixable, after we went back over the recipe.

We also made our own pizza bases and sauce tonight, I am really enjoying spending this time with them.

Finlay and I let go of the notion that the base had to be circle and went for triangler base, where Ursula went for a perfect circle and Ocey well she didn't care what shape hers was as long as she got it fast,all choosing their own bases and making them themselves

Will show you the end result of the fort, it's pretty wild:)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Goosey Gander

Remember my Vintage Bunny Lamp a couple of post ago for Easter. I saw these on The Circle last week and fell in love.
Not sure which one I love more the Bunny or The Goose. They remind of my pets when I was a little girl

images from Down to the Woods

Soule mumma

All this week I have enjoyed cooking up beautiful well thought out meals for my girls. Always one for lovely exotic food, most times I am put off by the girls screwing their noses up and saying they don't like it,(I am hopeful one day they will appreciate the humble mushroom) and I give up. But not this time, I am feeling very inspired by my new blog love ecomilf.
It is my job on this earth to teach my children values,otherwise someone else will.

So with this in mind, I started my food shop early in the week, something I sometimes do when I can fit it in our have money. This week I was determined to start the school week with a fridge full of fruit and veg.
Meal no.1 Coconut Curry Barra and Rice
Meal no. 2 Garlic Prawn with fresh Corn and shallots and noodles

Meal no. 3 Baked Sweet Potato and Mushroom with Cream Cheese Hamburgers

Meal no.4 Well I'll call this one a Vegetarian Tortilla stack Lasagne, made with totally from scratch tomato sauce( really enjoyed not using a bottled one) with fresh basil from the garden and Bechamel sauce

It did take me hours but felt much satisfaction when done, and all the girls ate it, friends and all, except Finlay she opted for Avocado on toast, was a bit adventurous for her.
I must admit I was a little worried when it came to putting it in the oven thought it might collapse,but I pulled it off, and it even cut into slices

And to finish off we made Caramel Popcorn

Finlay starting on our Winter Veges, but have to build a fence tomorrow to keep the dogs and chookens out!
Now all I have to do is get this creative in the sewing room.
Til next time ♥ S

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter Dear Friends

Hello Everyone, its been a while, I know but I am still here.

After a sad start to my year all creative juices were stripped of me. And I was questioning my ability to go on with MyGirl. After 4 months away from the sewing machine, I can safely say now that I am missing it. You cant give up on your passion, no matter what life throws at you.

So I will be making my triumphant return after Easter.

I am heading over to Stradbroke Island to spend some time catching up with friends and let the girls roam, before starting a fresh, next term.

I am happy to say I will be attending the first ever BITM, Brisstyle Indie Twilight Market that is going to be held in King George Square on the 30th April, find more info here

Ocearna and our little friend Cinnamon


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