Goodies from Aunty S

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I am sure I've already mentioned my lovely sister, Aunty S, who works in children's book publishing and who keeps the kids books shelves well-stocked. These are the most recent treats she's brought over and they're so wonderful I thought I would share them with you.

Firstly, she gave G this great Tin Tin looking book, Art Auction Mystery. It's great fun and G has really gotten into it. They've been studing Monet in art this past term and she's particularly enjoyed finding paintings she's studied in its pages. Secretly, I really like this one too!

For J she selected Madeline in London. All the Madeline books we have are well-thumbed and well-loved so this has been a welcome addition to the shelf. I find some of the rhyme a bit lazy but that's all part of the charm. Pointing out London landmarks and counting all the girls are some of the things he loves most about this book.

JW got this adorable book by Andrew Daddo. It's called I Do It and it could have been written about JW herself. She says that so often its practically a catchphrase. Obviously, she's not the only 2yo expressing her independence this way so if you have one of your own doing the same thing I can recommend this title. The story is very sweet, the illustrations are delightful and the recurring refrain of 'I do it' adores JW.

PS that's one of my favourite photos in the background, my darling mum and dad took this photobooth picture shortly after they got engaged. They're both BEAMING with delight.

Corners of my home

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sunshine and shadows.
Turkish bowls.
Shoe lasts that we bought at a junk shop while on holiday in South Australia when G was 5mths old.
Wardrobe from ebay.
My favourite cardboard clock.

Two little fairy ballerinas...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

...who have also spent much of today being firemen, apparently they all wear tutus.
Winter photography is a little tricky here in Sydney, see those long shadows above? I took this photo at 11am! The sun takes a very low arc across the sky in the winter. I'm taking a photography course in a few weeks time and will be interested to learn some settings that will help me make the most of the beautiful dappled light that is all around me right now.
I need some help from you Sydneysiders - does anyone know any fabric stores that stock kona cottons? I love the colours I see online but don't know which of the many shades will work best with the project I have in mind. I'd love your help!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

This stack of Modern Meadow fat quarters is going to become a couch quilt to keep us warm now that the chill of winter has arrived. I am using the new wave pattern from Oh Fransson. She has slightly altered a tumbler blocks pattern and come up with something beautiful!

JW's Stacked Coins Quilt

Monday, June 07, 2010


Friday, June 04, 2010

I completed the binding on JW's quilt over the weekend and it has been keeping her warm all week. Hopefully, the weather will brighten up a little soon and I can take some photos.
Have a happy weekend!

The final leg

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Papa and Oma are flying home via Singapore in an unconventional looking plane. Hopefully, they'll make it back safe and sound!

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