Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The ANZAC Dedication: For the Fallen
by Laurence Binyon

They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.
We will remember them.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Eleven years ago at this moment I was sitting in my pyjamas at my mother’s dining table, finishing the calligraphy on the place cards. I was a bundle of nerves, facing the biggest moment of my life.

Since that moment we’ve been through 6 house moves, and birthed 3 children. It is so much better than I had imagined, and I cannot wait to see what is yet to come.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I have not been doing a whole lot of crafting lately. The sore wrist of my last knitting post turned out to be tendonitis, so I was compelled to take a break for knitting and stitching while I healed. Last night I felt driven to get in and produce something. This is what I came up with, a onesie with a felt flower embellishment. It's an Easter gift for someone too small for chocolate. I got the idea from a tv show (I cannot remember which one), and have a few variations in mind for the many babies in my life. I am very happy with how it turned out!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Easter Bonnet Parade - One of the most exciting days of the school year

Did you ever see anything so cute? OK, that's an unfair question to ask all you mothers, but I do think that my daughter is adorable. She's got so much personality in that tiny frame. She charms everyone she talks to. The Easter fascinator was an idea from a craft magazine. Samara thinks it was wonderful, and I am pleased with how it came up.

Christopher's hat is a more recycled affair. A top hat created from a Weetbix Box, black card, chicks, eggs, black paint and glitter. This is his last year in the parade. The older children at school are too cool to parade around for their doting parents in home made monstrosities! I am feeling a little sad that he will be leaving that innocent enjoyment behind, but, I confess, also relief that, after five years, that's one less kid I have to come up with a hat idea for next year!

Ahhh! The fun you can have with a hot glue gun!