Delightful Digger

On our daily meandering to the mail box one day last week, we heard a dull roar. “Gar truck?” Asked the small one. “No, sweetie, no garbage truck today” says I. “Fire truck, mummy?”, sniff sniff, “nope, I don’t think so, baby”. “Um, pet-ril truck?”, “I’m not sure, I don’t think so”. Having exhausted his repetoire of trucks, we decided to go for a wander, and

Another rainy day

This rain seems to be here for a few days, so we have had another crafty morning.   First, after singing ‘Incy Wincy Spider’, we were inspired to create this little critter:   And then we had some fun making little envelope puppets:   We also did some painting, and I introduced the boy into that well-loved activity of “butterfly painting.   Lots of fun

Monday Munchies

What better to do with a small boy on a rainy day but some baking! I had a stack of very ripe bananas, and was planning on cooking up a big batch of muffins, but then I found this super easy recipe over on Bluebird’s blog: 2 pieces of fruit 2 cups of wholemeal flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 cup raw sugar 1/3

We are family…

Just another little sketch from the other day. I plan to turn this one into a watercolour painting.

Pooh Bear learns to swim.

On the way home from swimming the other day, I was pondering the afternoon’s craft activity for the toddler. Insipration hit as I listened to the excited babble coming from the backseat about how well the small one had swum by himself (with the aid of floaties and the teacher hovering nearby). It was time for Pooh Bear to learn too!   I was a

Bargain buys

In the $2 bin at the fabric store the other day, I found some navy knit & cute chambray cotton. For $2/metre, I thought they would be perfect for some playclothes for the toddler. On the weekend, I whipped up these little shorts.   please excuse the creases, I had just pulled them off the line! I’m quite chuffed with how they turned out, having

Am I a bad mummy?

If I can’t stand more than around 5 minutes of Thomas the Tank Engine? The small boy woke up from his nap over an hour early yesterday, and understandably, was in an horrendous mood. With the aim of him either a)resting or, preferrably b) going back to sleep, I grabbed boy, blanket & pillow, and popped on his favourite Thomas DVD. No more than five

Unwinding…

Another week begins, another weekend disappears to find a home only in our memory. And a wonderful productive weekend it was. Not only did I manage to stay on top of the housework, but Friday evening, I finished a painting for the boys toy room (though I can’t show it here, as the basis of the painting is “borrowed” from elsewhere), made a pair of shorts