Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Kangaroo Chaos

G'day everyone, and welcome back to yet another Rainbow Loom blog post!

Over the past months we've been creating lots of fantastic things and I found two great loom band tutorials from Cortney Nicole. I made the Adult before Christmas and the Joey after during the holiday season. The Tutorial for the adult had 3 parts and the Joey had 1.
The Joey fits perfectly into his mother's pouch!
  They are probably my best and favourite loom band creations I have made and also the longest. I made them using two Looms, 1500 orange, 100 foot colour, 2 eye colour, 2 black, 300 white. I made arms, legs, head, all separately and made of half of the body and then the other and sewed it together with bands. That was probably the hardest part.

I wired the adult which allows it to stand and pose. It's pouch is large enough for the baby to fit in.

Enjoy the photos below, From D.

Back view of the adult

Front view of the adult

Look how cute the joey is!

"Family is forever"

Friday, February 8, 2019

Housekeeping update!

Hi there everyone, I hope you are having a great week. Some of you are in the heat and trying to keep cool, ( all of us southern hemisphere people! ) and some of you are knee deep in snow and it's cold beyond belief!!

A recent light show at our botanical gardens, a lovely summers evening out. The lights were so pretty and we had fun but there were too many people for us.
We have become typical homeschoolers. We love to go out, sometimes, but we don't like the crowds.
I never liked the crowds anyway.

Anyway, housekeeping update! Thank you to all of you who tried to comment but unfortunately, apart from my mum who always seems to be able to comment, no other comments came through. I can't even reply to my mum's comments. ARGH!! Thanks mum for always commenting too.
So not sure what to do but hubby has said he will have a look at it sometime but he has been super busy in the evenings doing an online Animation Course with one of our eldest sons.

So, I hope you will all keep reading and enjoying our posts anyway. This is a great way for us to record some of what we do and for the boys to learn a little Information Technology in a creative way and this counts towards their credits.

So, have a great week. Keep warm or keep cool depending on where you live!
Love Fiona

Enjoy these photos....

The tomatoes from our greenhouse just keep on coming! In between homeschooling and housework and laundry and cooking, the tomatoes are keeping me busy!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Just a little housekeeping....

Hi there everyone, just a quick little post today to let you all know that for some unknown reason the comments on our blog is not working properly and so far I am not able to work out why.

Unfortunately I am not that great at all that technical stuff but I am learning so hopefully I can fix it at some stage.

I did however read that if a reader is unable to leave a comment it is sometimes due to their computer so that doesn't make it any easier to figure out does it?

So could you all do me a favour please? If you are reading this, obviously, could you please leave some sort of little comment to let me know and we'll see if it comes through. If for some reason you try and it's not working, if you are a family member or friend could you please email or text me to let me know you've tried.

And after all that if I still can't get it to work, including trying to reply to comments myself, then I'll just continue sending out posts and hope you're all reading and enjoying them.

Thank you and have a great day!!

Here's something to make you laugh....

I of course am NOT reading the book on the right. I am sticking with the classic thank you very much!!
Just to add to the story I will tell you the story behind the story.....

A few years ago my lovely husband went out one evening shopping for something and he came home with a gift for me. I was so excited! However, upon opening the package guess what was looking back at me? You guessed it. He thought it absolutely hilarious and of course I was mortified and a little disappointed.  As much as I have wanted to get rid of this book over the years I haven't been allowed to and so recently my husband decided it was time he read it. The funny thing is that I decided to read the real "Pride & Prejudice" for myself over our summer and so here we are reading it side by side. What is more hilarious is that apart from all the added zombie talk the rest of the book is pure Jane Austen. Ha!! And he said he would never ever read her.
Next he'll be sitting down with me watching the BBC classic with Colin Firth.
At least there's no zombies in that.

Love Fiona

Monday, January 28, 2019

Finding Nemo Squirt Pillow

Hello Everyone, sorry I haven't done a post in a while, we have been enjoying summer and the outdoors so over the next few weeks I will have updates on all the things I've been making over the holidays.

Today I'm going to be showing you a cool little guy that I spent all day making and his name is Squirt. You may remember him from the movie "Finding Nemo"

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Look how cute he is!

The one that I created was inspired by a pillow on Disney Family except that my one is not a pillow but a wall decoration. Here are the pictures of my creation.

Top View

"I'm from the EAC, dude."

Bottom View

I used the templates provided on the website and traced them onto the felt and cut them all out and hot glued them all together.

Thanks for reading and have a great week! - J

Saturday, January 5, 2019

A Creative December Part 1

We've been having a merry time around here....

Hi everyone,

Well we're back in the land of blogging, at least for a little bit anyway as it is the summer holidays here and we are taking a break from our homeschool routine.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed your celebrations.

In our family we have always enjoyed the delight of christmas baking and special desserts that go along with our celebrations and in my home we celebrate advent as well with candles and a special devotional. "Unwrapping the Greatest Gift" by Ann Voskamp really is a gift and the advent book is a beautiful reminder at this time of year of all that God has done for us. Not just with the birth of Jesus but right from the beginning of Creation.
This is our second year reading this and I think it is a tradition that we will continue. It gives us an opportunity to pause, to reflect and to be thankful for all that God has given us. This is such a busy time of year and it has given us a time in the day to slow down, remember every day what Christmas is all about and why we are celebrating.

Early in the month my youngest son and I did some fun baking together while the older two 
were away with my husband. This is what we baked...

We had lots of fun and while we were decorating the cookies at the coffee table in the lounge,
we watched an old funny Christmas movie, "Home Alone". We have seen it so many times but
it makes us laugh every time!

We read this book after. There always has to be a book to go with everything around here! It's just 
the way we are.

Also in early December I baked a Pumpkin Chocolate and Pecan Cake which I give to my sister. I have been doing this for her for about 12 or 13 years and I love baking it. Over the years I have mostly had to either post the cake to her as we don't live in the same city or one of our parents has taken it if they were going to visit. Sometimes I have been able to deliver it myself and the best thing is when we have sometimes sat down and had the pleasure of being able to partake in the enjoyment together, both with a knowing look on our faces as we look at each other after that first bite.
 When baked it has such a delicious smell. The recipe makes such a large cake that I divide it into two so my sister has one and I have one. I found the recipe years ago in an American magazine called "Victoria".

Well that's all for now, I hope your mouth is watering and you will feel inspired to do some baking or at the very least find a favourite bakery or cafe and indulge in something absolutely scrumptious!

Thanks for reading.

Check it out!

Finding Nemo Squirt Pillow

Hello Everyone, sorry I haven't done a post in a while, we have been enjoying summer and the outdoors so over the next few weeks I will ...

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