Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Sunday, 27 April 2008
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
1 cup of grated cheese
1 cup of milk
Preheat oven to 230 degrees celcius. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and pepper into a bowl. Mix in grated cheese. Make a well and add milk. Stir and place spoonfuls of mixture onto baking paper on a tray. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden. Great with soup!
Oh! Speaking of cheese puffs and soup, it has been raining all weekend! (Perfect soup weather!) Last night we even had hail! Boy, was it loud! We have a tin roof and it's lovely to be in a nice warm bed listening to rain on the roof! So far today we have had 17mm of rain, something we are all really excited about!
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Our local pizza joint smells really good. It's warm and comfortable and has great atmosphere. It is also right next door to a great dvd place that sells ex-rental dvds. Pretty much heaven for a teenager. Some of us had pizza and some had pasta. Then we bought some dvds.
And then we came home and watched dvds. My sewing room is getting closer to being finished. I have discovered more exciting things today. Perhaps my room will be finished over the long weekend!
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Not much is happening here on the craft front. I am still sorting and organising my craft room, along with all the extra things that are required of Mothers in the school holidays. (Even Mothers who homeschool! That's when all sorts of things kids are interested in are concentrated! It's also when their schooled friends are available to play, and sleepover, and play, and play.)
This time last week I had seven extras for dinner due to all the comings and goings of friends. They love it, so it is all worth it, but it keeps you busy! The younger kids and I went to see 'Horton Hears a Who' at the Semaphore Odeon Star last week too. They enjoyed it (especially the 7 year old!) and I love taking the kids to Semaphore to see a movie because they have an everybody $7 a movie policy. It just makes movie going so much more affordable! Miss 11 is keen to see 'Nim Island' now (darn those trailers!) so hopefully that will be on the cards this week. Tomorrow I'm planning (translation, desperate) to get my sewing room finished so that I can sew again! Watch this space.
Friday, 18 April 2008
I watched it on my tiny dvd player while I was mending. (I don't usually count mending as sewing, but this week has seen no real sewing so I'm counting the mending!) My favourite old time actor is Fred Astaire. I just love those movies where people periodically break into song and dance!
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Some reverse applique, some nine patches, and some sixteen patches. Each was an exciting discovery. I struggled to remember what my plan for the sixteen patches was. (Still can't remember!) Now I'm all excited and longing to get to my sewing machine and finish these quilts. Hopefully this excitement will spur me on to quickly finish sorting in my sewing room and start sewing.
Another fun thing was just being able to look at and touch all my fabrics. Mostly I remember when and where I got them, even who was with me at the time. Talk about memory lane. Well, back to the sorting!
Sunday, 13 April 2008
I think he likes being 14. He had a tummy bug yesterday and feels sooooooooo good today in comparison that 14 feels very good indeed.
Friday, 11 April 2008
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Like digital cameras. Before digital cameras not many of us could afford to give the camera to our kids and say, "Snap away!". So the photos you get with a digital camera are very different! I have lots of photos of feet. (Something pioneered by Mr 19 when we got our very first digital camera and a tradition now carried on by Miss 11!) We have lots of photos of teenagers looking in the mirror too. (It is their natural habitat, after all.)
We also have a lot of self-portraits taken at arms length. Think this is easy? It's not. My children have to practise this a lot. That's why they need cameras in their phones. So they can practise the art of the self-portrait. (It is a legitimate art form after all!) Mostly I love digital cameras because you don't feel constrained by the question, "Would this be a good photo?". You just click, and click, and click! And you capture more of real life than you do when you're pondering questions. I love the realness of digital cameras. Of course, I only think they're real cause I don't have photoshop. But that's a whole other discussion!
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
And these are the coasters I made for Janine. I loooooooove coasters! Regular readers of my blog will realise that I talk about coasters, but have never actually made any before! I really enjoyed making them and will make more - this time for me!
Monday, 7 April 2008
Tune in all this week for more of things that make me happy!
Saturday, 5 April 2008
Mr 7 fell in love with this little charm that Janine included. It's a little pincushion and is so sweet! I have packed up my scraps for Janine today and will post them off tomorrow. I'm a little behind. It was a lot of fun to go through my scraps. It was inspiring actually. I got to touch lots of fabrics and all sorts of project ideas started to fill my mind. I'm sorting fabric next in my sorting year and now I can't wait!
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
The labeller and I have been having a lot of fun! I managed to fit kitchen things into my pantry that have never fitted in there before and still have room for new things! (Yes, It was sort of like magic.)
Oh, and I did have to go to Ikea (I know, any excuse) to get a new stool/step ladder because the old one was broken. (Really!) This stool is completely brilliant. I am extremely happy with this purchase and love my new Ikea stool passionately.
So, the new kitchen is still happening - just not as quickly as we would have liked. And in the meantime it's easier to use the kitchen again! Ahhh..... my newly organised life is going to be so good!
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
It's all a bit CSI Rosemary Hill! This is the sight that greeted us when we came home from our high school tour tonight. (High school tour? Yes, we are homeschoolers but Miss 15 has decided she'd like to give high school a go.) Last time I looked at the dollhouse this afternoon it had a lovely family atmosphere with a mummy and a daddy and kids. Very G rated. Then tonight it had this dreadful MA15+ rating! I think Mr 7 was the last one playing with the dollhouse. Boys are interesting, aren't they? He loves his action figures!