end of year teacher care package

teacher gift

Am I the only one who tends to compare how much I like a person with how much I like a fabric I will be sewing with for them? When Beetle’s baby quilt arrived, I was blown away and touched on many levels, not the least of which was my beautiful friends had sewn with one of my favourite fabric ranges, which I’m led to

a-camping we will go…

  Now Beetle is getting bigger, the Phil & Ted’s Nest that we were using as a portacot isn’t really an option any more – it’s a fantastic little bed, and so quick & easy to set up, but being low & bendable, the little rotter can just push down & crawl out of it, and had, on more than one occasion recently, simply rolled

tea wallet {tutorial}

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As part of our teacher gifts this year, I made a little tea wallet for each teacher. We gave ours with a mug ($8 for a pack of four from Coles – $2/gift), a couple of TimTam Bites ($3 for a pack of 12 – 50c/gift), and filled the wallets with a selection of 6 teabags (a gift box of ten bags in each of

meine kinder

And then there were three! The final costume I made for Bear last month {see his Hogwarts uniform here and his Melbourne Cup Day get-up here} was a pair of lederhosen for a multicultural day to round out their cultural experiences unit at school. With the boys at school, Butterfly at preschool and Beetle napping, I set myself up in the front loungeroom with a

accio costume

ANOTHER dress up post, I hear you ask? Yes, indeed! This was actually the first dress-up Bear had, again as part of his cultural studies unit at school. This year, they were asked to dress-up for Halloween, and went trick-or-treating around the other year two classes. Luckily for me, I had wizards robes on hand, from last year’s Halloween concert for his drama school. The

what a puzzle

  The text arrived at breakfast time Tuesday. A usual, ordinary day suddenyl turned into a high-excitement, stalk-the-phone-all-day kind of day – there was a baby on the way! By morning teatime we were celebrating the safe arrival of (yet another) beautiful tiny boy for our group (or, at 9lb7, not so tiny). I had previously arranged with my friend that their gift would be

Off To The Races

This term, at school, Bear has been studying various cultures from around the world – their traditions, their history, their beliefs. Of course, with the first Tuesday in November falling firmly within the cultural explorations unit, home comes a note that as part of this, they will be discussing this “iconic Australian cultural event” (HAHA I see through you, cheeky, teachers. Passing off the Melbourne

of dresses and tiaras {blogtoberfest day 23}

Sitting in the hotel room, waiting for the mister to return from playing hunter-gatherer in the wilds that is BrisVegas, I watched as the small people bounced off the walls after a day in the car (disclaimer – no walls were harmed in the making of this holiday), and with one eye on them, and the other on the table before me, I sifted through

The Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong :: Centre Medallion

Hello there! For my regular readers, welcome to day 15 (part 2) of Blogtoberfest 2014, and if you are new here as part of the Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong, it’s lovely to see you! If you’ve blogged about your own Aviatrix quilt. why not join in the Aussie WIP Wednesday and show it off? Today,  I’m excited to be kicking off the sewing portion of the

The Aussie WIP Wednesday :: Dilly-dallying {Blogtoberfest Day 15 part 1}

I think that’s a pretty accurate term! Hello, and welcome to those of you joining me today as part of Gnome Angel’s Dilly-Bag-A-Long. When I first signed up, I asked to be right at the end, because, as you regular folk will know, we’ve just come off what is affectionately known as birthday season – a five week span of all four of our children