Monday, March 21, 2011

24hr Bug.....

In the darkness of my bedroom DH clicks his mobile phone to capture these progress pictures of my latest knitting project......
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My poor girls are bed-ridden (in my bed of-coarse) due to a '24hr bug/wog' that seems to be lingering for more like 48hrs..... sigh....
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So amongst the spew-y towels and stink-y sheets I'm putting the finishing touches on this super cute extra slouchy hat that I started on Friday (pattern 'Norie' from 'The Shetland Trader' book)...
I'm using a gorgeous cotton/angora blend yarn that I'll tell you more about later....
But for now, I'm off to snuggle with my girls and pray that they sleep well through the night and wake with settled tummy's...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My Very First Video Blog!!!!!

After many out-takes my first 'Video Blog' is finally finished....


I so hope you all like it and I'd really love to hear what you think...

For those of you who are finding you can't veiw my Video Blog, follow this link and it should hopefully work...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Top-Down Shrug Pattern

This is something new I'm working on......
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I'm really enjoying having a hook in my hand for a change as I try to finalise this little shrug pattern so I can put in up in my sidebar as a freebie - What do you think???

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Making Me Smile Today......

A new knitted 'Rainbow Pickle' for Connie-Girl (details here)....
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A cute little top made with the sweetest of fabrics, just for my Millie (thanks Nik, I loved sewing this little number together).....
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And the most adorable little dolly's that I still can't believe only cost me $2, and that's for the pair!!!!
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What's making you smile today???

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Homeschooling....

This year sees my almost 5 year old, Connie, entering the world of Homeschooling. Here, on the farm, although we have a schoolroom most of the 'school work' is done elsewhere... So today, while DH heads 1000 km's down the road with a load of Dorper Ewes on board, the girls and I are hanging out at home, enjoying a little down-time.....
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We've been blob painting, water-playing, puzzle making, drawing and oh so much more....
I was so nervous about starting this adventure into Schooling with Connie. Would I, or more to the point, could I provide her with all the things her growing mind needed??? I've read many a book in search of this very answer and you know what???? I'm a great Mum and I love my kids and at the end of the day this is what's important...
Homeschooling is definitely the right decision for us, right here, right now, at this time in our lives..... I love seeing Connie's development, her reactions to certain tasks and the wonderful things she creates daily. We are lucky to call the 'world' our classroom, being able to follow interests and passions as the need or urge arises....
We are enrolled with The School of Distance Education and our curriculum and supplies are sent out from Dubbo. Every thing we need is boxed up and arrives at the farm every 4 weeks; library books, craft supplies, activity packs, toys, construction sets, EVERYTHING, even info packs for the Mumma!!!!
You see, back when I first started talking with people about homeschooling and how it was a possible option for my girls, a family member (quite close to me at the time) was quick to shoot me down. She insisted that I was robbing my girls of a life, a life that was only achieved by attending a 'proper' school, a life that was supposed to be better.....
So here's my question to you, be honest now, would you home-school? How do you feel about those who do??