Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dress ups

I'm kind of intimidated by the smashing dress I picked up on sale (78% off? Sold!).
I'll be wearing it to a wedding in March, and just don't know what to do with it.
Perhaps I'll retreat to the safety of my usual comforting black accessories.

This might need more contemplating...

Monday, September 9, 2013

DIY Play Dough

I never thought I'd be the kind of mother who made home-made playdough.
I didn't think I had time, or the energy, or the skills. Isn't it hard to do?
But I've discovered that it is actually really easy, and of course the littlies love it!
I made a large batch and took it to Play Group.
I'm super impressed with how it turned out.

4 cups flour
4 cups warm water
2 cup salt
4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Tablespoon cream of tartar
Assorted food colours

Add all ingredients to a saucepan.
Stir over low heat until doughy.
Divide, knead, colour to your liking (or don't), and you're done.


Give it a try if you haven't yet, I bet you impress yourself too!

FYI: This is a double batch. Halve it if you don't need enough for a small army.
Also, it keeps well wrapped in cling wrap.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Orange you happy to see me?

So... I haven’t been around in... a while.

I've been quietly busy, and let my project fall by the wayside.
I'm big enough to admit that I bit off more than I could chew.
As much as I adored drawing every day, it was beginning to take its strain on me. As were other things.
Like being massively pregnant, sleep deprived and suffering SPD (I don't recommend it! lol).
So while I've been less than productive drawing wise, I did make a new baby. Does that count?
I promise he's cute enough to make up for my terrible lack of posting.

See? I just can not be bothered fiddling with the new blogger to try to figure out how to turn him, but I think he's cute, even sideways.

And today I did this.
I had managed to fleck my shirt with paint, which just was not washing out, so I got a little creative with my Sharpies.
It totally counts.

No matter how far I've fallen behind (and at this point I am far enough behind that I will not even attempt to catch up) I love that this project has had me drawing more than I have in years. It has inspired me. It has reminded me to be ME again.
And for that I will always be grateful.

A MASSIVE thankyou to Georgia of Documenting Delight for the inspiration, I feel that there are many of us out here who owe you deep and heartfelt thanks for the inspiration. You deserve all the good things.

Now I can't say I'll be back every day, or even weekly or monthly, but I WILL be back.

And with any luck, so will my drawings.

Thank you all for the lovely comments and encouragement I've received along the way.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Flappers and terrible lizards...

Yesterday was busy with my nephew's 1st birthday. On it today though! :)
T-Rex Because I spent the day with my family, and my nephew used to be batty about Toy Story.
20's girl From the book 'Darlinghurst Nights' (1933) poems by Kenneth Slessor, illustrated (gorgeously I might add) by Virgil Reilly.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rainy Day

I might actually make this into a shirt for Bella... I kinda love it. :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Puss and Boots

Yesterday was busy, but today I've gotten two up, so I'll cut myself some slack. :)
Miss Bella's Boots.
The Cat in the Hat.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Punk Girl

This is from a painting... I have no idea whose, or where to give credit, and I have altered the image to suit myself. If the original artist happens to stumble across this, let meknow and I'll credit you for stealing your design. lol And I actually uploaded today, go me! lol