07 April 2010

My Creative Space 'handmade jumble'

Greetings all,
Welcome to this week's Creative Space as hosted every Thursday by Kirsty at Kootoyoo.  Mine is a big busy jumble & mish mash of things on the go this week, with children doing silly things!!  So bare with me . . . i've been flat out sewing for Shop Handmade which is opening next week, planning a school P&C Cross Country BBQ & Mother's Day Stall, plus the trip to Sydney for Easter!!
My big boy needed a new laundry bag for 'camp'.  Funnily enough, he was the only soldier who turned up to war with a pink & yellow striped laundry bag & it 'broke'.  Hmmmm . . . maybe this is more his butch style, but doubt it will be as easy to find after laundry day!!
The Easter Bunny really did come on Sunday.  My 4 children were so excited & couldn't wait to tell their grandparents.  My father, who is not a fan of the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus for that matter, was thrilled to tell them Sydney's North Shore was over run with rabbits & they all need shooting.  Um, nice one Dad!!
Take a look at my middle daughter, she looks innocent enough, doesn't she??  Can you imagine she started a stone & seed throwing contest (aimed towards our car!!) with siblings & cousins in Bowral??!!
Now this, her twin sister, innocent??  Never!!  Just as my eldest brother (host of Easter Sunday in Sydney) asked if my children were safe playing by the pool . . . in one went.  Clearly we were busy eating this amazing platter of delights instead!!  No, we were watching, we watched her go right in!! 
So after a week like that . . . i'm exhausted, emotional, missing my husband & desperate for the school holidays to start on Friday afternoon.  I drove home today with every intention of cooking a lovely quiche with salad, which soon downgraded to Spanish omlettes, but ended up as scrambled eggs with smoked ham & spinach, grainy bread & me being terribly distracted by the latest Country Road catalogue which came in today's mail.  Maybe i should have read Donna Hay's latest magazine with 50 Fast Dinners instead??  Love Posie

25 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Great pictures. Seriously, you are wonder woman! I don't know how you do it. I hope the holidays are awesome fun for you and your family & hope hubby's back soon.

life and the memoirs said...

Oh the stone throwing contest! Your post brings back memories as a child when one Christmas day there was a knock at the front door and a very angry man began explaining to my father 'someone' had been throwing stones at his luxury car. No stones on this property my father replied, only to discover later my younger brother and his partner in crime (my cousin) had been delighting and seeking much enjoyment from throwing red plums at the passing traffic! Once my father found out they were banished to indoors for the rest of the afternoon.
Kids will be kids, funny how they are all the same in so many ways :)
With Dad on afternoon shift today, we also enjoyed some scrambled eggs and bacon. Followed by a lovely fruit salad. Doesn't matter it was night time, still healthy x

Sindy said...

Glad to see third daughter is still as clumsy as ever! And I hope to see the new brand of camouflage laundry bags on the website soon, personalised no less.
T x

clare's craftroom said...

We are a week into our school holidays already ! Aren't kids monkeys ?

Jennie said...

Gorgeous post and photos! Go and put your feet up!

melissa said...

I'm exhausted reading that!

Lovely photos of your not-so-innocent angels. :D

(I love scrambled eggs btw - one of my fave things)

Violet and Rose said...

Just think though, you start holidays, we end them. I know which one I would rather be doing ...

Start them, of course!

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Great pics...sorry you hubby is away.

yardage girl said...

A HUGE amount on your plate as usual - looks like an exciting and fun couple of weeks ahead for you! Nic

Missy_Minzy said...

Your post has always have so much things to read, Posie! Thanks for sharing the family fun which I missed dearly! (My family do not live in the same country) Anyways, hanging there Posie. You have been doing well so far! XOX

angelique said...

You are on busy chickie.....it makes me tired just reading what you do. At this stage I have only been up an hour and I want to go back to bed after reading that:)

Lizzie said...

Sounds like you've had a week and a half!! School goes back on Tuesday here, honestly, you would never believe we all live in the same country would you? Time to link it together maybe (sorry, it's my bandwagon at the moment)..
You have to watch out for those 'innocent' looks, they're not all that they seem!! My baby (32 now) can still look like butter wouldn't melt, but trust me, we always knew he'd burnt the butter!!! LOL!
Love the laundry bag, strange about the 'breakage' hey ;o)
Have a relaxing school hols..
lizzie
xxx

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

lovely photos, very happy :)

Corrie said...

what a funny post!!!!!!!! how cute is that rabbit! no rabbits here I'm afriad just possums!

your kids are so gorgeous

Corrie:)

Kirsty said...

I think they've all got a touch of devil. That's they way I like them too. Keeps us on our toes.

Bring on the hols.

Gina said...

I'm sorry Jennie, but your posts always leave me feeling exhausted! Loving the camouflaged bag though... now your son won't hate you!

Are you bothering to count the 300 (?!) nights away this year? Or just taking it on the chin? Will it ever improve?

Lark said...

Lovely pics Jen! x

Steph said...

Such a Dad thing to say! Love it though :) Hope all is well :)

Jenny said...

Love those gorgeous rascals:) Hope you are enjoying the holidays

Stacey said...

Phew. Your posts exhaust me just reading them!
Congrats to your girls on another excellent cross country performance. With legs like those in the pics, no wonder they run like the wind.

Tracey said...

loving the very manly laundry bag! hope you enjoy the school hols posie. xox

cheeky textiles said...

Hi lovely
your truely amazing . cant wait for shop handmade to open. have a good week with your gorgeous children. see you soon AnastasiaXX

Beach Vintage said...

Love the look of those scrambled eggs!

Selina said...

happy 'late' easter, lucky you having a real bunny!

jorth said...

Your Dad is a crack up!