Wednesday, 24 October 2012

And the academy award goes to...

Yes dear readers, I have really nailed this parenting thing. According to the very nearly 12 year old, and the 9 year old, I have an amazing  skill - "somewhat surprising" they said, which has really impressed the boys, so much so that they ask for  more. What is this remarkable talent you ask? My creative, craftiness; all that home cooking & baking; decorating their birthday cakes;  vast knowledge of many things (ability to answer bizarre kid questions); hours spent on PFA fundraisers for their school??? No....
.... it is my uncanny ability to make cat noises, in particular  
to vocally re - enact the sounds of a hissing cat fight!!!

PS. craft group PO cafe  next Monday night.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

tomorrow night at the PO

Craft group is on again tomorrow night, 7:30 at the PO cafe on Sydney Road.
Sorry I can't post any photos at the mo' - the computer memory is chockers so can't load any new photos on, tried to use the iPad but need to load an app 1st & can't do that til we upgrade the ios which we can't do 'cos the computer memory is, as I said, chockers! AARRGGHHHH!!!!

But if you pop over to the Brunswick Brown Owls facebook page, there are some photos of me and my latest creation! Melinda & I went along to the owls group last Wednesday, a lovely bunch of very crafty people, making a wide range of amazing creations! I can't get to their next meet on the 24th due to a work commitment, but I would recommend  for anyone else to go along!

PS. Managed to get to the church fete, Oak Park PS fete and the Brunswick kinder fete yesterday! Lots of gorgeous crafty goodness at the kinder. And lots of very cute bunnies at the church fete's animal farm.  Not to mention the goats, I would sooooo love a pet goat!, always had a soft spot for them!!! Wonder if  I could fence off the lane way and keep one out there, maybe.....would make our backyard farm complete I reckon!

Monday, 8 October 2012


In the few lovely sunny days we had in the school holidays, I did manage to get my pushy out and go for a ride - for the first time in ages! Must try and do it more often!

Pop over here to see some brilliant crafty people. I have been wondering what goes on over at the Harvest Workroom, Lygon St Brunswick when I have walked past there. And thanks to a tip off from the Brunswick Brown Owls, now I know! ( and I want to go and do a screen printing course there... like  I need  yet another craft to get into!).  I might try and pop along to the Brown Owls this Wednesday night, usually can't get there because it is the same week as our Coburg craft group, or it is school council meeting night. Anyone else like to come along?

Thursday, 4 October 2012

School holidays...

Hiya holidays have kind of gotten in the way of things lately. Only crafting I have done is knit a quick "sock" cover for my new phone!
HEAPS of crafty events & such coming up this month, so get your diaries out- edited to add a couple more now!

• Peppertree Place in Coburg have their monthly vege swap this Saturday 10-12, and their annual garden fiesta is scheduled for November 10, 10 til 4.
•Saturday 13th Oct is the St Albans (Reynard St. Coburg) church fete, 9:30-2
•and also the Oak Park PS fete 10-4
•and Made 'n' Thornbury market 10-2
• AND  Brunswick Kinder fete Glenlyon Rd 10-4

• Finders Keepers Market is on again at the Old exhibition centre Fri 19th- Saturday  - finders keepers
•Sisters' Market, Norhcote Town hall, Saturday 20th 10-4
• Sat 20th Oct PEGS school Essendon (across the road from Windy Hill!) Craft show & fete
•Sunday 21st Oct- St Joseph's  PS fete 10-4 I think some of these billboards have been read from trams, and I can't find details on the schools' websites either, tut tut!)
•Sunday 21st Oct Errol st Nth Melbourne Spring Fling festival, and the craft market is also on.

• Friday 26 Oct 5-9pm St Fidelis PS fete
• Saturday 27th Brunswick Nth PS school fete
•Sunday 28th Oct Moonee Ponds Central school - Spring fete, 10-4

Margaret Mary's PS fete is also on - another poster I saw from the road but not close enough to see the date! And nothing on their website or anywhere! Unlike the Brunswick kinder - when I googled the fete, came up with a whole page of listings. Good on them for promoting their event so well. HINT HINT people.

PLUS the Craft and Sewing show is on Oct 25-28! Not sure how many of these events I can get to without a tardis, but I will try!