Two small boys. One basket. A box or two and a texta. Hours of fun. Our little game morphed from the ever-popular “shopping” to “down the street”, including a visit to medicare, the doctor, the bank, and the dentist. Who knew that two little boxes could be so much fun?

hst quilt #1

A little boy snuggles under his quilt at rest time. I sneak in, stroke his hair, and whisper softly. “May I borrow it, for just one photo?”. “No mummy. It’s MY quilt. I’m having cuddles with my quilt now”. So the photo will have to wait. The quilt is well loved. It’s partner is quilted, has the binding attached, and […]

digger tutorial.

A little boy once had an obsession with diggers. His mummy, an obsession with creating. One met the other, and the digger softie was born! After a couple of requests, I have typed up a basic outline of how I went from vague idea to finished softie. The pattern and process is all my own design, please do not reproduce […]

a rainy day…

… is perfect for some baking! “What shall we make?” I ask the board. “Biscuits with porridge in them, please, mummy”, says the big one. “Bikkie, bikkie, bikkie”, chants the little one. “Umm… no coconut, and no oats, little boy”. “Wah” says the big one. “Bikkie, bikkie, bikkie”, chants the little one. With a feeling of kinship with Old Mother […]

nappy pouch.

We are soon travelling, and with two small children, that means a large bag of nappies, clothes, toys, snacks, drinks,and assorted toddler paraphernalia that two small children seem to require. Frustration tends to be the order of the day come change time, as it means hauling large bag out, sifting through to find the nappies that have invariably drifted to […]

dig-GAH, dig-GAH, brrrmmmm

The heater clicks softly, as the timer advances. The small body in the bed stirs, wakes. He sits up, and a little arm stretches out, his hand grasping towards the floor. “dig-gah, dig-gah” he whinges, until the plastic digger finds it’s way into his hands. He clutches it tight, and with a little wiggle and grunt, he settles back to […]