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So much to do, so little time…

A few months back I partook in a great delusion… If I make a ‘To Do’ List, everything on it will get done. Procrastination will be a thing of the past and a shiny new efficient me will emerge. And so I made 7 lists with 7 To Do’s on each (see Feb post: The Big 7). Some of the things listed got done. Shirts were ironed, nooks and crannies were mopped out and the kitchen range hood shines like a copper coin. Towards the end I began listing craft and redecorating projects I wanted to finish off before baby comes.

Now past 38 weeks and waiting for baby to vacate the premises, this is this weeks To Do List….

Having a baby To Do list

As I’m having baby any day, it’s also made me think of this blog. Where do I go from here? As I enter a new phase in life, one marked with the annihilation of a good nights sleep, dodgy personal hygiene and a little Mini Master to be on call for, there’ll be little or no hope of coherent thoughts on my part, and so I’ll be taking a break from blogging.

Thankyou for all your likes and comments! It’s been reassuring to know I haven’t been talking to myself these past months. I hope to return to a life where crafty misadventures and writing about them is back on the cards, but who knows what the future holds.

Until then, Moo Cow, Double Quack!

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Bring on The Stork!

This is how I feel right now…

1 Girl and penguins

Happy, nervous, but mostly waddling!

So pregnant that I’m bursting at the seams (37 weeks), how does one keep up with a boisterous 6 year old??

Craft, craft and more craft. This is what my daughter and I have been doing lately…

Paddle pop penguins using newspaper, cardboard, acrylic paint, pencils, paddle pops and googly eyes!

Paper and paint collage penguinsBubble wrap Squids Craft… Bubble wrap (hello old friend), paint, illustrated squids, textas, glitter and cardboard…

bubblewrap squids craftBirdie Bunting! Cardboard, twine, paint, raffia, hand drawn birds and textas.

1 twine and pink painted bunting

1 Three bird bunting

Birdie Bunting

Hopefully not waddling for much longer!

shoo vintage stork postcard


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Fairy Garden

Tales of fairies and fairy tales date back to the Dark Ages. Originally ‘faeries’ were depicted as tall and radiant beings, or elderly wizened trolls. There were strange and unknowable fairies, and fairies that lurked in logs and stole human babies and substituted them for their own.

Somewhere along the way they started to feature in stories that began with ‘Once upon a time in a faraway land’ filled with goblins, gnomes, elves and trolls, who hindered or helped with a noble quest that ended ‘happily ever after.’ They became increasingly chipper, younger, winged, diminutive in size and lathered in fairy dust.

The evolution of Fairie in Folklore

At my daughters’ school, barrel filled fairy gardens are popping up like mushrooms. With school holidays approaching, thought to make a fairy garden to keep her occupied.

Firstly I sketched out fairies in lead pencil and outlined in black marker pen on very thick white cardboard.

Garden fairy illustrations

Then I cut them out for a play date where a gaggle of girls took to them with pencils and textas.

fairies craft activity

We went to a local nursery and chose a selection of cacti and succulents…

Cactus and succulentsReplanted them into a wooden tub and added the green fairy my daughter coloured in!!

Fairy in Garden

Added decorative bits; snail, mushrooms, butterfly and flowers.

Fairy in Garden 2

Sunlit fairy garden…

Fairy in Garden 4

For more Fairy Gardens see:

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