Monday, April 20, 2009

Playing catch up...

This is what our last two weeks of holidays have looked like.....

Master 8 entertaining himself with a bit of LEGO creativity....
"Happy Easter"
(in between cleaning)

Can you tell that master 6 likes chocolate? Easter Day at the paternal Grandparents.

Having lot's of friends over to play.....you can't just serve up boring old sandwiches for lunch!
(let me know if you'd like the recipe for "pizza scrolls")

(in between decluttering)

Master 8 made a "Leaf Hat" at the maternal Grandparents besides a lot of other things including a wooden bug and a Meerkat on wheels! (shall show them later - the paint is still drying)
(whilst we painted their bedroom)

The front roof trusses were popped in place on our house.... (in between a lot of tidying)

A new niece was born. She is so gorgeous...no, I am not getting clucky! Mmmm.

Some sewing was done (this is the only bit of sewing done for two weeks - I know!!!)
Baby booties from a baby book Jodie was passing on....it's on to Rachel next....
These were SO fiddely to make...I won't be making them again even though they turned out really well.
(in between sorting)
I made them reversible too, but I like the red side best.

I painted a new face for my Matryoshka dolls last night and wanted to print them on some printable fabric ( that I purchased after all the great links left to me from this post)
so that they will pass the new US toy regulations.
(in between.....nothing)

I tried going for a traditional Matryoshka face and copied the face from one of my own wooden Matryoshka doll sets.
Well, after much faffing about trying to scan the face into the computer, then arrange it in "image composer" (thanks DH!) I was ready to print with much excited anticipation......and this is how it came out...

I think we were one colour short.
So, the faces will have to wait until we buy some more ink.
There you have it, two weeks of goings on at Our Shabby Cottage!
Now, it's time to play catch up with all of you!
Kathryn. XX
PS. we had much success in the sorting, cleaning, decluttering etc....
And we even bought a new TV - Thanks Kevin!

18 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Love your printed faces and the little boots and of course the gorgeous baby but I think I like your boys leaf hat the best . Nice to see kids doing stuff like that .

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Lots happeing at your place.
Those little shoes are gorgeous,But I understand the whole Never again thing!
Sometimes some things are just too hard to be bothered.
Clucky?? Are you sure?
You and a pink bundle of Joy...Would be a pea and carrots thing would'nt it?
The new house is really shaping up,Had a peek this morning!

Kerryanne English said...

Congrats on being a new aunty and I love those reversible booties - too cute!!

You certainly had a busy time over the holidays. Back to school today - so you can reclaim your house and your sanity.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

marie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. The lego letters and the leaf hat are very creative! Looks like Master 8 has inherited some artistic talent from you...who did Master 6 inherit the chocolate gene from? : )

I love the brick front on you new house...it looks like it's coming along slendidly!

Red $ blue look so good together ~ I would have never thought to pair up those two colors. I love the booties! And the new faces are SO SWEET, wonderful job on those Kathryn!!

Deb said...

I am feeling a definite need for that recipe for pizza scrolls Kathryn, they look delicious. Those wee booties are so cute!

Jodie said...

LOL ! Thats second photo cracked me up - the look on his face!
Love the fiddly shoes....and that house seems to be going up quickly.
I will have nothing to show at craft this week....

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Kathryn stopping by to say hello. I've just joined blogland. Your school holidays looked as busy as mine. I'm so glad they are back at school. mmmmm pizza scrolls they look yum can you post the receipe my kids will enjoy making those. Carol

blushing rose said...

Awwww, a beautiful baby. Congrats to you & her family! The booties are adorable. My g-son Ansel is 8 & is into Legos also ... come visit my blog & read about his bday. These kids just amaze me with the creativity that comes out of those little heads w/Legos. Have a great week ... TTFN ~Marydon

SG said...

It's good to have you back! So much going on... Playing, the new house, the new lovely family member... and of course, new experiments on the craftsroom... I love the little shoes and the printed faces are gorgeous!

Kate said...

Those booties are perfect!!

NoƩmia said...

I've loved all, the new niece, the little booties, the new face of your matryoshka, your new house, and your kids in Easter! Hugs:)

Mette said...

You have a very inspiring blog =)

Annie said...

What a busy time you've had - hope to see you Wed night.

The Vintage Rose said...

Very Industrious holidays! Mine have been busy too, what with a wedding and rearranging bedrooms, still in progress...

Sarah said...

Hi Kathryn,
Great to hear that you all enjoyed the holidays...we are on the countdown to when our kids go back, 6 days-but whose counting!
Those booties are just lovely, you are tooo clever!
~S~ xxx

running thread said...

So much going on! Love the new babe and the new booties and yes please for the recipe for pizza pinwheels. They look scrummy.

pams pretty designs said...

Hi Kathryn,love your dolls new faces,they are so cute:)and your house looks like it's really coming along,must be a really exciting time for you,Pamx

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