Wednesday, November 24, 2010

thank you roseville!

I had a great afternoon / evening at the Roseville College Christmas Fair yesterday and am really quite zonked today. I fell asleep reading to Mr 4 this morning. "Is it nighttime already mummy?" It was worth it though. I had a great response to my map and car pics and the new "almost art". Thanks to everyone who stopped by and chatted.
Only one market left for the year plus several orders to fill and then I'm done.
x sarah

Thursday, November 18, 2010

almost art...

I am not an artist. I'd quite like to be but I am a tinkerer. And an erstwhile (read frustrated!) wordsmith. So these little numbers are not art. But they're almost art. Cos if you put them in a frame they kinda look artsy to me.

Mister Pip

I recently finished Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones. It's set during a tumultuous time in Bougainville and centres on the reading of Great Expectations to a group of children - hence Mister Pip. It is intriguing and slightly whimsical until the heartbreak that has been stealthily building takes over.

One thing I loved about it was this vignette about the experience of reading:

"You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch fire and reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames."

So true. I wish I had written that.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds - Remembering...

Yesterday was Remembrance Day. The 11th day of the 11th month. A day for remembering those who gave their lives for the safety and freedom of others. The symbol for Remembrance Day is the poppy.

Monday, November 8, 2010

christmas cards

Going in my etsy shop. Any four for $10 or $3.50 each.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds - dollhouses

One of the best bits about being a stay-at-home mum is playing. I've always loved to play. In fact I'd rather play than do most grownuppy things. If I'm not allowed to play then I love to secretly listen to my lovelies playing. Miss 9 was never really interested in dollhouses nor was Mr 6 but Mr 4 just loves them. And so do I! Check out my favourite ultra modern dollhouse by Wolfgang Sirch.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Balmain Art and Craft Show

All packed and ready and sent off to the Balmain Art and Craft Show. It's my kinda market. I give them the goodies and they sell them for me! How lovely.