Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Costumes Galore

I am Frazzled at the moment, parties, plays, market stalls, I have been sewing like crazy, all while getting the kiddies off to their usual things.  I may have just accepted a pineapple challenge too, ( make a hat that looks like a pineapple).  All this, and all I want to do is sort out my workspace, organize my patterns and make myself and maybe Stella, some summer frocks.  Ho hum!
The Christmas tree goes up tomorrow and this will just be a constant reminder to start Christmas shopping.  Stella is having a pool party for her birthday this year on the 12th.  We are having Christmas eve and morning at our house, running around Christmas Day and Boxing Day, then off to Coffs for a Holiday on the 27th, which is Stella's actual birthday.  Ho hum!
Evil clown, though way to cute to be evil!
Anyhow, this is my chance to show some things I've been making..... 
Medusa, bit top heavy.

Lizard girl

Spooky kids?

Skull boy

Skull boy in full costume

Evil clown, but way too cute to be evil.   

Cow for the Kindy play

Sheep for the kindy play.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pool Party and Portraits

I am such a busy mummy lately, I have documented all this fabulous stuff and have had no time to blog it.  I'll start with a splash of pretty pink.
Stella had some swimming lessons through school and had to wear a swimming cap to stop the spread of lice eggs.  Those latex caps are horrible to wear at the best of times, but impossible for a six year old to put on herself.  Mummy pulled out a cap pattern, omitted the brim, added some ruffles and a button and wa la,Stella was the spunkiest gal in the pool, oh la 50's style and didn't shy away from the attention either.

This term's student free day, I decided to paint with the kiddies and Stella has blown me away with how good a little artist she is becoming.  The kids, 96 year old Nanny Great is visiting us in Australia, from England and this is who Stella decided to paint, and this is the end result, photographed with the subject.  Way too cute.  Nan is leaving tomorrow and we will miss her alot, but what a great photo to put on the wall.