30 June 2010

My Creative Space 'handmade living sneak peek'

Greetings all,
Welcome to my last Creative Space for a few weeks.  In the fabulous build up to the Handmade Living. book submission deadline, i've been busy piecing, sewing, glueing, stitching & cutting all manner of projects, many with instructions.  Here are some sneak peeks - proudly supporting Australian screen print designers like Kristen Doran, Thea & Sami, PippiJoe & Yardage Design.  No guessing, it's all hush hush. 
Had a scheduled day off Shop Handmade today, so it went something like this . . . drop 4 children at school, down to the mechanic & hand stitch in the waiting room, back to school for son’s dancing concert (15 minutes – the WHOLE concert), swing by Shop Handmade to pick up paperwork, off to Tania McCartney’s place to drop off submissions & props for Handmade Living photo shoots, back to school for a parent/ teacher interview.  Relaxing??  

Look at the delightful goodies uber author Tania thoughtfully gave me for my trip, all wrapped up in a gorgeous scarf with a pink velvet ribbon (pink & green are a favourite colour combination!!)  Plus some books to read.  I'm not a reader, at all, but after the novelty of the first few hours of a 27 hour trip wear off, i'll force myself to read!!

So you thought today was full on??  Thursday includes a full day at Shop, a new driver’s license as mine expires while i'm away, pay bills, buy a laptop for my husband (an Apple Mac which are apparently war-friendly) then home to meet Stacey with fabric after school.
Friday: children to school, puppy to kennels (50km in opposite direction), clean & condition lounges, strip beds/ wash sheets/ dry sheets/ sheets back onto beds, attend midday school Talent Quest, count & record WalkAThon money to each child to work out totals & % highest fundraising class & individual winner, shop for new toothpaste/ knickers/ travel shampoo etc, collect children & their term reports, farewell son’s teacher, remind school the children will miss first week of next term due to my jet setting. I still have this fantasy i have time for a hair cut & facial . . . i can hear you laughing!!
  
The fridge is almost empty & my children do not accept cheese on toast, anything with eggs or sandwiches as a credible dinner, they ask for vegetables, freaks & don't like McDonalds or pizza!!  I'm collecting all the cables & chargers for all the electronics, the hall looks like a pawn shop or 'electric' garage sale!!
It gets better . . . Saturday: clean, pack, run in circles & chase my tail, load the car, take son to party, pop into Shop Handmade for last minute farewells/ purchases/ hugs/ laughter, collect son from party, head to Bowral to nephew’s party, then Sydney for the night (after a day like that who wouldn't want to drive 300km with 4 tired children??)
ALL FOR THIS MOMENT . . . Sunday: wake up, go to airport, sit on plane & relax, read (thanks Tania) & skip off the plane into my husband’s arms in Italy!!  I CAN NOT WAIT!!  So long, farewell, have a gorgeous month, i'll be back Sunday 25th July - beware the gloating post about my Rome, Venice, Athens, European Summer & 2nd honeymoon to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary.  I don't have to tell you i'll miss the children, goes without saying, but i put 100% into parenting, i know i can leave 4 well adjusted children with my father-in-law & he'll enjoy them too.  Love Posie
PS sorry i've not been visiting blogs & leaving friendly comments lately, the children used up ALL my internet usage, um, 6MB & we're at 1999 net speed, i can barely open blogs & images take days to download, i still love you!!  I won't be blogging or computing while away, my gift to my husband, he gets all my love & my full attention!! 

27 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

No need for appologies! How exciting to be taking some time off & away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. You will go away & enjoy your husband, it's a must!
Those fabrics look gorgeous, thanks for the sneaky peek...

Jennie said...

Have a wonderful wonderful time away with your hubby Jennie! I love Italy, its such a magical place. Please show off when you get back, lots of photos please!
Have a safe journey.xxx!

Tania McCartney said...

We'll miss you Jen! Thanks for all the AMAZING projects for handmade living and for the gorgeous props - you are the master! Enjoy your hand-crafted slippers and I expect both books finished by the time you get back!! Mwah! xx

clare's craftroom said...

Have the best time ever !

Megan said...

Good luck getting all of those things on your very big list for the week done before you leave, and if you don't... well.. oh well!! have a fantastic second honeymoon in italy (you definitely deserve it) and while I know I'll be ultra jealous to hear your gloating, I'm also sure you are due some loved up italy flavoured gloating and we will all quite happy let it slide (just this once..)

Enjoy!

Jodie said...

I hope you have a super wonderful time. I'll look forward to hearing about most of it when you get back..

Sindy said...

Holiday sounds wonderful - I was in Athens last week and it was boiling hot so don't pack any warm clothes! Let me know if you will be making it to London at all on the trip - would be so lovely to catch up with you both!

Brenda said...

When you are out buying new knickers make sure you buy the naughty ones!

I'll miss your blogging, I'll miss you! Have a wonderful time with hubby in Italy!

Love Brenda

Linda said...

have a wonderful time xx

Lizzie said...

Bit silly telling you to have a great time me thinks???
Enjoy.
Lizzie
xxx

paper-and-string said...

I love the to-do list!!
the more you cram in before you go the faster the days will go and wham! you'll be with him! hurrah!
bon voyage xxx

Ali Z said...

have a wonderful trip and enjoy getting away from this chilly weather. Wish I was off to Italy.

Thea said...

It's okay, you can gloat. I look forward to seeing lots of happy holiday pics. xx

Heidi said...

Have a beautiful time and relax, take it all in and lots of pictures...

by marie-nicole said...

Have a sensational time, you deserve it. Will miss your lovely comments and presence in cyber space.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.... ENJOY every minute of your trip!!!

yardage girl said...

Best wishes getting through the next few days, and then ... bliss! Have a lovely break - you both deserve it. Nic x

Kylie said...

Have a fanastic time as I know that youwill. Looking forward to hearing and seeing picks of what you get up to and what the kids get up to while you are away - is it still duck season down there:)

Enjoy your time Jennie - you deserve this little getaway. And happy anniversary to the two of you.

Anna - tillytom.com.au said...

Love the fabrics! Have a fabulous trip away : )

lisa :: the red thread said...

OMG! Enjoy!! I'm so excited for you.
xxx

Steph said...

Hope you have an amazing time!!!! You soooooo deserve a special time with your man. What a whirlwind the lead up will be though. Hope it all goes magically smooth and clock-work like. Have a blast...a buy lots of shoes!!! :)

Kerry said...

I'm exhausted just reading that Jennie. Have THE most wonderful time away and think of nothing but yourself and your bloke! Oh and perhaps the shopping in Italy. And I sure hope you get some sleep on that plane!

Corrie said...

oh I'm going to miss you!!!!!!!!!!! have a fabulous time

Corrie:)

angelique said...

You make my head spin when I read your posts. I hope you have a fantastic holiday.....no doubt about that is there and return with some fabulous stories to make my head spin again.

Cheers
p.s did my bunnies ever turn up? You can answer this when you get back:)

creative children said...

Nice post about for all creative children, it helps a lot in how to guide our child's in their creativity stage. hope to see more soon, Thanks!

m.e (Cathie) said...

hope you are having fun! thinking of you ♥

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