Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Qld trip April 2012

End of term one NSW school holidays I headed north for a week. The focus of this trip was the friends catch ups that were sadly missed at Xmas due to illness. Unfortunately Wisowaty's were crook this time, so will have do with images and chat over the Interwebs for now.

The cheeky Miss Paige and I

Happy and huge (tall!) Dante

You're a strange one Sarah!

Entire Matthews clan
I still had some good quality time with my family. For something a bit different I stayed a few nights with Joel and Bree. They are also into 'home harvesting' but have taken it to another level then me with a huge, drip irrigated, netted, staked, with worm hotels, raised garden bed in the front yard.

Joel and I sharing a bevvy on the verandah

One of the reasons the garden bed in the front yard.
Joel and Bree's 'puppy' Kiddo

Watched Jake play a game of soccer

and hung out on the sideline with Sammy.
Alex, Neets and Scott were there too but I didn't get photo of them. Alex is tall! Well over me now - taking after his Dad and Uncle Matt.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Sarah's craft 2012 so far

This winter has been COLD. I (we) love our house but a large old house after a modern one bedroom unit above a restaurant kitchen has been a huge adjustment that I especially haven't coped very well with. Most of winter I have spent sick and/or curled up on the couch under my electric throw rug crocheting, knitting and crafting my little heart out. Here are a few of my creations (with cute models):

Sammy's slippers and bunting
Jambin's elf hat

Darcy's monster hat
Isaac's monster hat
Jacob's comic book birthday card
Some stuff for me/us!
Reusing jars around the house - here in the bathroom for hand soap, moisturiser and plants.
In the shower. We can buy in bulk then pour out as needed. The beautiful bottles were milk containers from a local food coop.
Dishcloth from kitchen cotton. When its gets dirty - chuck it in the wash! I have made three different styles so far. Still deciding which is the favourite.

Plarn (plastic bag yarn) work-in-progress basket. 
I have not bought a single pattern and a lot what I have made uses repurposed materials. Most of my inspirations have come from Pinterest.com - an online and 'social-media' pinboard. If you like craft (or fashion / food / photography / other) it's great, but addictive - I have heaps more things 'pinned' ready to tackle as I can find the time.