This weekend went by in a blur. Poor Zara was sick, and I think it was a mix of motherly feelings of helplessness and the resolve to not paint for a few days mixed with warmer weather that made it all happen.
I spent Saturday (plus a few nights) sewing for Zara for summer.
Spurred on by advice from Kirsten, resulting in the purchase of a stretch sewing needle (who’d of thunk such a think existed), I made 1 pair of stripy leggings (inspired – ok – copied from K), 1 pirate t shirt, 2 nighties from a stashed very thick calico (1 short-sleeved, 1 long), and appliqued 4 t-shirts (from target, but their girls t-shirts wear so well I reckon it’s worth breaking a bit of anti-china resolve for).
Still a few more items on the to-do-list, including a fabulous party dress for myself for a big party this weekend (so out of practice on the party front…).
Yesterday was a stunner!
We went to Williamstown (Melbourne) for a ride on the Little Gem – a sweet little boat that does a 30 minute cruise to see the city skyline, container ships, and sailing boats out on the bay. Lots of fun for all of us, and an ideal amount of time for a cruise with little ones.
There was also exploring to be done on the HMAS Castlemaine – a decomissioned minesweeper. This was fascinating. We went to the top, and the bottom, peered in cabins, looked at weird old stuff. Matteo was thrilled to see ‘missiles’ (oh to be so innocent) and I had a heap of fun photographing textures, old signs, bits of rope……. my marriage may well be ruined by the camera. My husband’s jealousy knows no bounds. Hee hee. 😉