2009 ended with a BANG for us.. Or more.. With a Bill and an extra housemate.
My best friend left her husband (second case of them separating in 2 years..Let's hope this one is permanent!!). She came to stay with us for what I THOUGHT would be only a few days but ended up a few days shy of 4 weeks!! I love her to pieces but damn I am glad to have my house back and the privacy that comes with!!
Gizzy got himself into a brawl that ended up with an abscess on his hind leg and a trip to the ONLY open vets in town. Which scored us a $300 bill (there went the Chrissie money for our BBQ area!) and while we were at it we punished him for wasting our money with getting him desexed (teach the bugger).
This school holidays I have been keeping the girls entertained with teaching them crafts (and letting them play with the crafts they already know). So firstly over the Holidays we have sat and made jewellery that they have decided to keep some of and some they decided at the time to make for friends.
Harley's Memory Wire Bracelet Harley's anklet (which will fit as bracelet as she gets older) Harley's Bracelets to give to school friends.
Harley has earrings she made too to give to friends but at time of photography the child didn't put them out to take piccies of so it didn't happen! I only remember them now as I do this post and it's too dark to take picceies of them now.
The next craft the girls and I did was learning to sew with needle and thread. Harley had done a bit of this at school but not this sort of level.
So we made Scrunchies, in which I cut the fabric, folded it the right way and started the sewing that they did. Then they turned it in the right way, I sewed one end of the elastic to the opening, they pulled the elastic all the way through then I secured it all and sewed it closed.
This years big 12 in 12 for 2010 for me is 12 pair of socks in 12 months. So 1/1/10 I was a good girl and cast on the first pair of socks. I have gotten them both up to the heel today and hoping by end of weekend to be up to the gusset (if not started it).
We also made wheat bags (which I am yet to buy wheat so we can finish them up). The top green one is Rachelle's the bottom pink one Harley's.
Pattern: No Purl Monkeys (RAV Link)
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Cotton Print
Needle Size: 2.5mm
It's damn hot here at the moment and even though I really want to be busy designing things it's far too hot to be doing anything more then socks really.
Went swimming earlier this week and got so sunburnt I have small blisters on my shoulders and my face is starting to peel!! I won't be forgetting sunscreen next time now will I!! Yikes!
Ok everyone I hope you have a lovely weekend!! And now that my house is my own again I wont take as long to do more posts to you all keeping you updated!!
Labels: 12 in 12 socks, kids crafts, school holiday crafts, school holidays, vets trips