Thursday, April 21, 2011

feeding on green

Looking at this photo I cannot believe I actually went there yesterday! It seems like a dream. Does my  inner urban  life divorce me so from nature, that my experience of being in lush rainforest doesn't penetrate me in some way?
I watched my children play with the water, drink from the waterfall, feel the mossy rocks with their soles/souls. I had a feeling of wanting to stay there until they had drunk their fill of the forest, before carting them back to the concrete lines and dulled senses of city living.
Thank you forest...for allowing the hungry to sup on your exuberant green and heady air!
I returned home absolutely exhausted: how strange, that gorging on life force can defeat me in such a way.
And now it seems a dream!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

wee inspirations

what is life but one stream of little inspirations. i can choose to notice as many as i care to, as many as i have the capacity to take in on a certain day. life starts with an insatiable appetite for these moments.

web frittering find of the day: hannah haworth and her arctic hares...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Autumn, yay!

Time for some serious, batten down the hatches, it's cooling down and we need to go out and kick up some leaves type knitting...
 knitting: one warm Milo vest for special one and only god daughter...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

craft frenzy, or, what to do with odd socks

 The chickens and I have been overcome by creative urges over the last couple of days.
Sock dolls (thanks to the wonderful inspiration from this book ).
A commission for a robin.
Painting by Lady M.
and "potato bag doll".
It has been a joy using up all the cut up pieces of old clothes from the "rag bag".
oh, it's the school holidays...someone tell me homeschooling wouldn't work!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Power Knitting: the girl's gotta have it

I decided a week ago, my eldest girl child must have a new, cosy, hand knitted vest to wear to school camp. Thus began a week of power knitting, serious You Tube study and late night knitting festival.

The good news is, I got it done, and girl child got her vest! Complete with squirrel and acorn.
The pattern is "milo vest" from tikki,  and I used the most delicious yarn from Peace Fleece.

God I love that yarn!