Monday, 27 January 2014

Rasberry and Vanilla Cake

Daisy and I made a cake. Rasberry and vanilla butter cake Recipe 3 eggs 1/2 cup butter 1 cup smashed rasberries 1/2 ts baking powder 2 tb greek yoghurt 1/2 cup rice flour 1/2 cup arrowroot 1/2 cup coconut 1/2 cup almond meal We baked it for 2 hours in the Bellini Cake maker. Perfect. Frosted for a treat with orange and vanilla butter cream. George only ate the icing. Daisy and I....ate it all xx

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Charlotte learns to knit

Charlotte had inflammation for several years. Terrible skin rashes and very sensitive to touch, sound, light. We tried everything, creams, lotions, allergy testing and nothing worked until we found a very oily steroid cream. We didn't feel that we wanted to lather her up with it each night but until we found another solution we went with it. We tried lots of diets including GAPS but found that the only way of reducing the inflammation was to reduce her grain intake. So we replaced it with vegetables, fruit, salads, eggs, fish and meat. She is so happy now. I often say to Mick, I can't believe how different she is and I feel the tears well up when I remember the nights we held her to get her to sleep and the sensitivity she had every morning when she opened her eyes. What has this got to do with knitting? Well, she can sit, quietly and knit some pretty wool together to make something lovely, which for a long time...would never have happened.Bless

Monday, 9 September 2013

Sewing for Charlotte

I have been staying up and making some kindy skirts for Charlotte. I love making scarves for her and watching her skip through the door at kindy with her colours flowing behind her

Lovely blog I have found

I haven't done a link before so here goes. This blog is so lovely and has great Waldorf style projects for little ones.Lots of ideas here and things I haven't seen before. Charlotte and George tried the fairy houses from egg cartons and loved it. Beautiful photos and sweet simple style form mostly found objects. www.daily-colours.blogspot.com

Pottery Tile

This is a lovely project and simple enough for children to do on their own. Its a basic clay tile which is rolled out and then you add your picture. I have used buttons on cork tops for the background pattern which looks nice. I seem top draw and pot in the same style. These girls show up throughout my work.

Golden Valley Tree Park

Sunday afternoon we piled into the car and headed for the Golden Valley Tree Park in Balingup. Had a picnic on the rug while the girls climbed the enormous pine trees and hunted for pine cones. We talked about turning them into door knobs for the new house. We climbed Oak Hill and collected acorn caps and watched as the girls piled sheep bones into their bskets. Do we really need all those bones? Oh, yes Mummy....Such a great afternoon.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sculpture

The kids were making little sculptures from off cuts of wood from our house build.This is what they cam up with. I was going to judge the best one but it was like choosing a favourite child. I couldn't do it....it was a draw. They had so much fun...quiet fun which on a Saturday morning...is rare.