The view through what is now my studio window. It is at the front of the house and I love to see keep an eye on the neighbours, watch the cars go past, hear the squeals and giggles from the children playing at the park across the road, the pop, pop, pop of the tennis balls being hit across the net not too far away. Mostly I love to see what is now a lovely, green front yard and watch my munchkins pick and eat the snow peas, climb the trees and fossick for insects.
I will soon have another studio and will miss the view from this window.
We have had a great weekend here. The boy child went to a birthday party dressed as a pirate. He was pretty impressed with himself and particularly loved the parrot his sister made for him (that's the thing pinned to his vest!!!).
Checkin' out the patch!
All 3 kiddies had a sleepover at their cousins house whilst we took off to see Powderfinger. A very late night coupled by the consumption of a years worth of sugar meant for a lazy afternoon yesterday for the 2 younger ones. The big girl stayed on for a trip to the movies and more sugar.This morning I battled with 2 very tired and emotional girls that were both in tears at school drop off. I'm hoping that when I pick them up this afternoon things have improved.........
This was obviously not taken this morning........ If only I looked that cute in my knickers and long socks!!!
It was cold, it was wet and boy was it muddy! Even under the giant tent there was mud like I've never experienced. I have to say it didn't bother me one bit, it kind of added to the fun. I did think about wearing gumboots but didn't know where to start looking for mine. I opted instead for my least favourite pair of boots over my jeans. A good plan I soon discovered. I felt for the those wearing ballet flats or little canvas shoes. My guess is their shoes would be still in the mud!
Powderfinger were fabulous of course and I must say it was the best out of the three times I've seen them.
Mud, mud, glorious mud!!!
Looking good in the mud! Nice rain coat! Must clean those boots off today....
We are off to Ballarat tonight to see one of Powderfinger's last concerts. I've had the tickets for so long and finally the day is here. It is blowing a gale here in Ocean Grove and I'm sure as we head towards Ballarat it will only get windier and colder. Beanie, scarf, gloves and maybe my gumboots may be in order! (it is outside, in a very large tent)
My Creative Space................... no overly creative but am trying hard to push through the pain barrier and get things happening. I have the Fairy Floss Market next weekend in Geelong and although I am fairly well stocked I want to get way more done. So many ideas and the time is running out.
Girls summer top in this gorgeous green and pink cotton fabric. I'm so in love with this and will be whipping up a few for the market.
The last of this cute vintage fabric. It comes from my Mum's stash and she made clothes for my 3 sisters and I with it. This is the last of it, Size 1 Kitty Cat dress.
This is what will literally be my Creative Space soon. A year or so ago I booted the girls out of their bedroom so that I could use it as a studio. I put all 3 children in a room together in what will one day be our sitting room. We have been renovating for a number of years and are now getting upstairs completed. This will be my space...... I can't wait! It will be white. Floors, walls and ceiling and the husband has promised that he will get the metal map drawers powder coated RED for me!!!
For more creative spaces take a look over at Kootoyoo.
Hi. I'm Mandy and this is my little slice of life where I share my family life and my creative pursuits.
BOB & MABEL is the result of a creative itch that resurfaced after too many years ignored. After studying Fine Art and working as an Art/Photography/Welfare teacher I followed the path to motherhood. Since having No.3 I started playing with the growing mountains of vintage fabric and BOB & MABEL arrived!