Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Charlotte had inflammation for several years. Terrible skin rashes and very sensitive to touch, sound, light. We tried everything, creams, lotions, allergy testing and nothing worked until we found a very oily steroid cream. We didn't feel that we wanted to lather her up with it each night but until we found another solution we went with it. We tried lots of diets including GAPS but found that the only way of reducing the inflammation was to reduce her grain intake. So we replaced it with vegetables, fruit, salads, eggs, fish and meat. She is so happy now. I often say to Mick, I can't believe how different she is and I feel the tears well up when I remember the nights we held her to get her to sleep and the sensitivity she had every morning when she opened her eyes. What has this got to do with knitting? Well, she can sit, quietly and knit some pretty wool together to make something lovely, which for a long time...would never have happened.Bless
Monday, 9 September 2013
I haven't done a link before so here goes. This blog is so lovely and has great Waldorf style projects for little ones.Lots of ideas here and things I haven't seen before. Charlotte and George tried the fairy houses from egg cartons and loved it. Beautiful photos and sweet simple style form mostly found objects. www.daily-colours.blogspot.com
This is a lovely project and simple enough for children to do on their own. Its a basic clay tile which is rolled out and then you add your picture. I have used buttons on cork tops for the background pattern which looks nice. I seem top draw and pot in the same style. These girls show up throughout my work.
Sunday afternoon we piled into the car and headed for the Golden Valley Tree Park in Balingup. Had a picnic on the rug while the girls climbed the enormous pine trees and hunted for pine cones. We talked about turning them into door knobs for the new house. We climbed Oak Hill and collected acorn caps and watched as the girls piled sheep bones into their bskets. Do we really need all those bones? Oh, yes Mummy....Such a great afternoon.
Sunday, 8 September 2013
The kids were making little sculptures from off cuts of wood from our house build.This is what they cam up with. I was going to judge the best one but it was like choosing a favourite child. I couldn't do it....it was a draw. They had so much fun...quiet fun which on a Saturday morning...is rare.
Saturday, 7 September 2013
September is already here so a project list is in order. I find that posting it on my blog helps keep me accountable and more inclined to tick things off. So here goes..... 1. Bind quilt 2. Finish girls shorts 3. Finish girls summer skirts 4. Shorts for George 5. Trip to Golden Tree Park 6. Finish knitted scarves for Little Lamb 7. Sew summer scarves for my sisters 8. Source beads for Knitting Needles 9. Make grain free tortillas 10.Felt balls 11.Make rabbit soft toy 12. Sew Daisy's rag doll
Thursday, 5 September 2013
At sewing circle the other day, one of the girls was sewing a rag doll for her little girl and it reminded me of the one I made for Ella's 8th birthday.Daisy's birthday is just round the corner so it's time to start sewing something special for her. The hair didn't work very well but it was lots of fun especially knitting the little scarf.
A long time ago now.......three years, I did a pottery course with a local potter and learnt how to throw on a wheel which was great.I made this tile which is going somewhere in our new house. The background pattern was made from a button stuck on a piece of cork.
Now that I have moved on from fiber snobbery and embraced felting, there is roving everywhere! We have been making a felted woodland with some old branches that fell down in the storm. Mick has cut them and we use them as little houses and thing for the fairies.Ella has been making necklaces, Charlotte a nest and Daisy is making beads to string on a necklace. I love the way the kids respond to natural materials. They are so calming and interest them for hours. Peaceful.....