Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mobile for son

I had some plain felted balls left-over from the winter experiments in felting, so my daughter and I decided to turn them into fish by wet-felting some colour onto them and adding organza tails.
Fish mobile

I also had few shells from the bag of broken jewelery I bought years ago at a charity shop. Quick trip to the hardware shop to get the last ingredient that we needed (wooden dowel rod) and the fish mobile was created to hang above the changing mat.

Fish mobile from below

Now I need to make a bird mobile for my daughter - the room she is moving into doesn't have much space, therefore I'll have to come up with something small, yet interesting.
Fish mobile

Friday, June 17, 2011

So hungry

On Wednesday by 3pm I felt ravenous. While snacking on nuts and such I was musing that even breastfeeding can’t explain feeling so hungry. An hour later, while preparing dinner, I suddenly realised that I didn’t have lunch that day. It’s not that I didn’t have time for lunch, but somehow my mind was so preoccupied with meeting the needs of my kids in the timely manner to minimize the crying and screaming that I forgot about having lunch myself. This isn’t something that I thought would ever happen to me as I like eating. On the upside I had a shower on that day by 10am. Showering was on my “To Do” list for that day, eating lunch wasn’t. – maybe that is the reason it got forgotten and I should start adding it to the list, at least I’ll have something else to cross off at the end of the day.

Mouse for daughter

I made a mouse for my daughter, exactly the same as I made for my sister, because Katya adores her aunt and wants to be like her in everything.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Staying in UK

Malander had an idea and was trying to work it out, but it would take him time. Sometimes people never saw things clearly until it was too late and they no longer had the strength to start again. Or else they forgot their idea along the way and didn't even realise that they forgotten.
Trove Jansson The Summer Book

Due to my husband's work commitments will be staying in UK for another 2.5-3 years. In the last few months (years?) I was trying to imagine how our lives would be on coming back to Australia. I guess now it is time to look at my life here and find that idea, which will make it more interesting, challenging, satisfying.

New in the kitchen

I lived without the microwave for about four years and didn’t miss it at all. However, at the moment the time difference between heating up my lunch by pressing few buttons on a microwave and actually having to stir it on a stove could mean the difference between having lunch at a reasonable time of the day or not.

I’m also planning to dye some white yarn that my mum left to me on her departure back to Australia and having a microwave will speed up the process.

Friday, June 3, 2011


It is incredibly hard to resist smiling back when a baby smiles at one. Therefore I hope that whenever you see this post, whatever your mood is (and maybe specially if it isn't so great) you'll smile, because many believe that smiling is good for your health and well-being.