My friend Anne has given me this beautiful piece of material. I’ve been pondering what to use it for? It has finally occurred to me that it would make lovely Mass bags. I’m planning on having special items to help my little ones focus on the Mystery. Any ideas/ suggestions of designs or patterns?
Our children constantly amaze me with their inventiveness. Recently we were given some jeans with the knees out, I immediately turned them into denim shorts for Michelangelo;) and threw away the offcuts. The children promptly ‘rescued’ the jean bottoms. Then they turned them inside out and ran a seam along the cut opening and instantly […]
For Christmas I made Princess Cloaks for our girls. These would have to be one of the most used gifts ever. All three girls wear their cloaks daily; they do duty as various imaginative play costumes, Princesses being the most popular; they also do duty as dressing gowns. They make it possible to be ‘invisible’ […]
A couple of months back I was visiting my friend’s newborn and espied her babe’s nappy cover. Pure wool, handknitted by a friend I just fell in love with the design and colour. Sounds crazy I know, I wanted one, the major problem though was I had never learnt to knit. Undaunted I called upon […]
10 months ago we started building ‘The Wall’ for Carpenter’s 13th birthday. The idea being that the children could practice their soccer skills. This weekend PC and the children decided to complete the project. As one child remarked, although it took 10 months it was really only 3 days work. This involved dragging logs up […]
Princess is really keen to learn to sew. We decided to start with a circle skirt. They are very quick to make and require no pattern, Princess’ speed on the sewing machine ‘accelerator’ is ‘flat out’. Carpenter kept remarking that he won’t be in the car when Princess starts to drive. Within a couple of […]
Since the beginning of the year I have struggled with staying committed to my weight loss plan. Don’t mistake me, I want to lose weight, I just am not very disciplined. One plan I have implemented and stayed faithful to however is the elimination of processed cereal. I can’t believe what a difference that has […]
Occasionally we are asked logistical questions about life with a large family, I thought I’d share one of our tips. For the last four years we have been shopping monthly. Let me hasten to assure you that we still visit the green grocer weekly where we purchase, fruit, vegetables, bread and milk; but the supermarkets […]