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Monday, September 28, 2009

Black Hen, Josh and Pepe, ah its "The Good Life"

We really need a place in the country...but are going to have to make do for now (sorry I can't get the pictures in order)

The house/run was made from 'found' timber that the previous owner left in the ceiling (gee thanks, but at least it saved us money). So the only costs were netting, nails and staples ($30) and the chooks.

The helpers assisting with making the house.
The number of hens is a bit of a sore point! James wanted 2 and Blake and I came home with three. The running joke now is its not only the 3 year old in this house who can't count properly. But i figured if I get 3 they might (fingers crossed) lay enough for me to sell a dozen every week or two and pay for their feed.

They are just discovering their free range area, but seem to prefer to hid in the house in the middle of the day. Tank has discovered that the chooks are actually a food source (not the chooks themselves, but I've caught him in the pen eating all their food).

So now we wait for them to start laying...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I've been on a hunt

thanks to This Wonderful Blogger .

I've been tripping around blogland collecting the clues and I think the anwer is COMMUNITY.

I've enjoyed the trip, seeing places I've never seen...but man...thank goodness for the internet as I couldn't unscramble the letters! LOL..needed an online unscrambler!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sew Mama Sew Pajama Party

This came along at the perfect time! The kids needed new PJs for summer...so I've joined in and sewn stretch for the first time!

I'll add pics as I make them, I have one pair planned for Boo and a few for Blake.

The car fabric for these I found at an op shop/thrift store. They probably cost less than $4 to make! Still getting the hang of stretch sewing!

I know I've been MIA..but I've been busy...

Wrap Skirt from Make it Perfect
I've been Dying! These were boring white sheets

And some tie dye for dolls nappies, and training pants for Ella

and a Portobello Pixie dress for my niece (Boo is trying it out for size)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Giveaway with a Cause

My mum is a breast cancer survivor, so how could I not get on board with this wonderful fundraiser (and yes an amazing give away to boot)

Pop on over to Bush Baby Jag and give what you can to this great Breast Cancer fundraiser.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Creative Space

I don't usually play along with this (my creative space isn't that interesting) but this week I LOVE my creative space.

I've discovered DYEING...and have been dying anything I can lay may hands on. This latest batch is going to be more dolls nappies (1 down) and some training pants for Boo.

Skip on over to

kootoyoo for more Creative space.

Love September Favorite Skirt Pattern GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Love September Favorite Skirt Pattern GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

I'd love to get my hands on this pattern!!

CocoaDreams Aprons Gift Card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

CocoaDreams Aprons Gift Card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

and check out the coco dreams store! There is some wonderful stuff there.

Gaga Bum Reversible Pinafore GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Gaga Bum Reversible Pinafore GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I wonder...

...what code he's going to play when he gets bigger...?

...who his favourite team will be (and how we can convince him it should be the Titans not the Cowboys)?
...and what position he will play

...if this is a lesson she needs to learn the hard way...?

...and if my scales are broken...? I'm sure this is the number I started with. But then I did forget to right it down and am rather tired so who knows. Least now I know.