07 June 2012

my creative space . . .'Sew It Together' craft weekend

Greetings all,
Yay, Sew It Together is on this weekend - i have to say, there is no blogging community like the crafty one & we have some of the best get togethers EVER!!  I've just finished the fabric packs for the goodie bags for Sheridan - our leader - who cruises in to Canberra tomorrow, then i'm off for an airport run to collect half a dozen of the first interstate arrivals.  I can imagine that many crafters in my car will be louder than my children!!  
There's a lot of talk about how the husbands will cope for the weekend while we craft care free, well i know my husband will be fine (he's such a natural parent) & this year it's local . . . tonight he made chocolate caramel slice.  Our daughter made a batch in high school cooking class today, however, was reluctant to share, so i boldly announced i had the ingredients, we'd have a cook off (when i say 'we' i meant 'my husband'.)
 While i'm still not sewing since hand surgery - partly unmotivated, mainly busy with other things around the house - i decided to change all the linen on our high schooler's bed, including a new wool doona too.  Her room (half of my studio) is really cold at night, she's loving her new bedlinen, including owl flannel sheets & when i find a European pillow insert - a lovely Euro pillow too.  It was a surprise while she was at volleyball the other night, she loves me.  You really can buy a teenagers love!!  It's all from Bed Bath & Table, around 30-40% off.
 I love these colourful wall paper suitcases from Lark, i did buy them for my studio, however,  they look so pretty here & i love that this child is still into colour.  The whole room is very Dutch inspired, i was always a big fan of Room Seven (daughter of the Oilily family.)
 In our spare time, we've been cleaning out the garage (no royal 'we' here, i'm doing the heavy lifting.)  I normally do this myself but i need my husband's tough love approach to tossing things out, especially as i no longer do markets, i don't need the props!!  Seriously, we have boxes which have remained unopened for 4 interstate moves, so we cracked them open & shredded the tax returns from the last millennium.  So happy to find all the school photos from NSW & NT.  We also tossed the last of our garden chairs, purchased in 1998!!  Already 2 trailer loads have gone to the tip, i'm on an organisational high. 
 Our ducklings are one week old, could they be cuter??  The children gave them a bath - adorable - they loved it (FYI ducks are so messy, they fill their bills up with drinking water & spray it all over their cage, they love to be wet, so you have to put their food up high & dry) & we loved watching their dry-dance.  As always, the runt/ little one/ last born/ had to be helped from shell is thriving, i think we have a gift with special needs farm animals.  Bless our hens too, still laying eggs in the -5C nights, some during the day too, nice surprise when i clean out the coop after the school run.
 Our 4 children sat in a circle watching these sweethearts dry themselves.  They don't have much oil or any feathers yet so we let them do their own thing.  Then added their friendly chick gang to the mix on the lounge room floor (that is 4 Hamburgs & 2 Pekin bantams) who are growing very fast & feathery.  The children sit them on their desks while they do homework - these chicks & ducks are amazing spellers & mathematicians!!
Let's just say - making up creative excuses on what i have to keep in the garage, baking new recipes, a craft weekend & raising these ducklings indoors, while they soak everything, is keeping my creative brain active.  To all of the cool ladies attending Sew It Together this weekend . . . welcome to Canberra!!  For more creativity, check out Village Voices My Creative Space.  Love Posie

10 comments:

Jan-Maree said...

Have a wonderful time at Sew it Together. I couldn't count on hubby being home and I was right not to as he leave Sat morning so I couldn't come. Maybe next year! Love the ducklings! Intimidated by a man who makes chocolate caramel slice - is there anything the handsome soldier can't do? Enjoy your weekend and say hi to Sheridan for me- we met sewing quilts for QLD with Corrie.

polkadotpeticoat said...

You are the busiest Momma around.....look at those sweet babies!

TexWisGirl said...

glad all is well and you're cleaning and creating and enjoying duckies!

CHD said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Have a great time. And, those ducklings are pretty adorable. Cx

Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties said...

Oh I so could do with a weekend of sewing in Canberra! Love your new addition of duckies xx

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Love your daughter's bed makeover. Also glad you are enjoying the garage clean out. We just sent a bootload of stuff to the op-shop - felt so good.

Bree said...

Oh I'm jealous.Wish I was there with you all!

Pip said...

One day I will get organised enough to get to Sew It Together, one day. The duckies looks so cute, much more trainable than chickens apparently, I read about someone that had a Muscovy duck living in their house, they used to make nappies out of chux cloths for it to wear :)

Jode said...

That bed looks wonderful...i love all the colours...so cheery!!And those ducks are just too cute! I love how great you feel after a clear out...enjoy your weekend, sounds like fantastic funx

Posie Patchwork said...

She's especially loving the new doona on our -5C nights. Love Posie