Friday, November 23, 2012

Monkey face

Full of naughties!

- Toodle Pip!

Tickle me

Well I'm feeling a whole heck of a lot better. Spending the day watching Elvis movies. He's looking pretty hunky in Tickle Me. And there's lots of cute girls go go dancing in short shorts. Don't ask me what it's about because I'm not really sure.

I've been crocheting up a storm. Seriously, this could be my one and only crochet project. It's going to take for freaking ever. By an optimistic estimate I'll be done around Christmas. At my last crafternoon tea we were talking smugly about modern crafters seeking instant gratification. I hearby take back all my words. Instant grat sounds pretty good right now. If you've ever been given something handmade - treasure it. A lot of love and effort goes into it.

My crochet pancake stack. One 6th of the way through!hands = sore. Toodle Pip!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Feeling poorly

I've had a wretched cold for a week now. It well and truly sucks. I am pretty bored with it. I've started a crochet project and it's going so slowly I think I'll be doing it for the rest of my life. Sneak peek when I've made some headway... - Toodle Pip!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Excuse me, where are my marigolds?

Turns out possums like marigolds. A lot. The Victory Garden is shared with the neighbours and of course Grandma Poss has only eaten the marigolds on our side. She’s also had a nibble on the dill so I’ve had to pop a very vintage cut down fizzy bottle over the top of it. I’m pretty sure that won’t stop hungry possums though. I’ve popped a petunia in a pot out there to see if it will last and it seems to be un-nibbled – so far. As for the crochet - the blasted thing has been undone so many times it's looking a bit sad. And I'm a bit worried that my colour scheme isn't very tasteful. Very make do and mend cheerful. But we are making progress! And here's little monkey face. Three weeks old and now an explorer.

- Toodle Pip!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sleepy Sunday

Two weeks until Monkey Face joins our family! Off my head with excitement! Happy making was packing away my winter clothes. I sure do like brown. Now everything is crisp cotton frocks and shirts. Even though it rained yesterday. Haven't sewn in ages and probably won't until Mount Crochet has been conquered. I had my craft club today and one of the women said my crochet technique was 'cute'. I think that's old lady code for completely wrong. 1/3 of the way through. Christmas deadline not in the slightest bit feasible.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Melbourne Cup

Apparently I talked in my sleep the other night about shopping for a pony. One with spots. Then I drew Jakkalberry in the library sweep - one of our names for Jack Jack. Then he came third so I'm going to buy this 1940s brooch with my (modest) winnings. It was all meant to be. - Toodle Pip!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Little Jens

Opens his eyes for the first time. Hello little one!

- Toodle Pip!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Little Veggie Patch Co.

Down at the start of Chapel Street there's a veggie nursery where I've been spending a little bit too much money. As you've seen, we don't have much room for veggies but I think I can squeeze in some herbs (parsley, dill, basil), heartsease, marigolds and tomato plants. Apparently Cup day is the day to do it so I hope it stops raining by then! Georgie's been in a rumble and it looks like he's hurt himself. Looking very sorry for himself. So trip to the vet soon. And I got a new Scotty dog!

- Toodle Pip!