Sunday, 8 November 2009

great news!

my lovely husband has accumulated a few frequent flyer points with work trips etc & today he booked a return flight for me to my home town, cape town!  he also booked & paid for a flight for james to go with me so he can see his great-granny (ouma) & his aunties :D

we thought about me taking both boys but it's just too long a trip with the two crazies on my own, plus i had such a nightmare the last time i flew that it's kind of put me off doing these long flights to be honest...  it had nothing to do with james, & EVERYTHING wrong to do with qantas - a whole other story that i could probably devote an entire blog to...

anyway, i'm pretty excited - we're going in march in his kinder school holidays for two weeks & there probably won't be nearly enough time to do half of what i'd like to do!

knowing myself, i'll start making lists tonight too ;)

i took some photos of the boys yesterday, hopefully i'll get around to doing another photo book for the overseas family connection for christmas again - i'll probably fixate on that for a while now as i still don't have my crafty mojo back!  nothing...  nada... weird...




matthew was making a getaway - not surprising as one of his first words was "cheese" because of all the photos i take of these kids :)

34C forecast for tomorrow, i'm melting already!!


PS do ya like the new header or should i change it?  it bothers me how it doesn't fit in the box thingy properly... sigh...  i make my life harder than it needs to be really...

Thursday, 5 November 2009

big photographer, little photographer

still not much on the crafting front folks, i seem to have lost my mojo at the moment, i really don't feel like doing anything actually...  it's really weird, sometimes i go for weeks obsessed with my current project & then it all just fizzes out to nothing for a week or so & then suddenly i'm back with a vengance & can't stick to just one thing!  crazy...  kind of like a menstrual cycle, no? ;)

i am almost finished this little birthday present for a certain little girl who is turning 4 soon - james can't wait to go to her birthday party because it's fancy dress & he wants to go as a pirate :)

i used this pattern from Runo, a cloth doll artist who generously shares gorgeous patterns - i tweaked my version slightly (can't help myself) & just want to sew a necklace onto her neck but need to wait until i can get some pretty beads - green or red?

anyway, today matthew went to nanna & pa for his overnighter so it was just me & james which is usually a much more laid back affair than when it's me, james & matthew  ;)

we did train tracks, pirates & treasure, i drew pictures which he coloured in or he dictated what i should draw & i did so, we wrote a letter to santa & he wrote his name almost completely by himself & we went for a walk in the evening to the local pizza joint for his "favourite" which is chicken & chips & a chocolate milkshake :)

on the way there, he was taking photos which i encourage even though it makes the journey double the length of time - i just love seeing his perspective of the world - here are some he took today along with some i took



this is the letter he dicated to santa

and lastly here's a not-too-shabby one of me by james
i like that it's slightly blurry, it's kind of how i'm feeling :)

so that's it for tonight, i'm off to look through some mags before i hit the sack, it's a big day tomorrow - a play date at Roo's house! :D

later alligators