...doing a bit of this and that.
...making spiders with the toddler.
cut up an egg carton, punch some holes with a metal skewer or knitting needle (best done out of toddler reach, taking care not to skewer yourself), insert pipe cleaner legs and bend as desired to make feet or knees and help them stand up, decorate further with textas as desired. We made some of these a while back and C was most interested in the texta part, but this time (he initiated the spider making fest) he was having fun threading the pipecleaners in, and then making a nest for them with all the spare pipe cleaners). Note- we found the brightly coloured pipe cleaners at the $2 shop, but the shorter ones were from Winterwood.
...watching seals at the Zoo, and wishing I could swim so effortlessly. Amazing new enclosure, and such beautiful creatures to watch- the fairy penguins and fiddle back rays were fun to watch too.
...picking up my sock knitting again, having frogged most of it last year.
...baking banana cake, with the recipe from my old bible, Stephanie Alexander's "Cook's Companion". I cut the sugar in the cake back to 1cup (instead of 1.5) and the topping is a must (although I substituted pecans for the walnuts called for). No cooking from the new bible this week.
... sewing an iPhone cosy, and then contemplating how to alter it so it will hold my ear buds too.
... sewing a cover for the sandpit, sewing miles of black shade cloth (a bit of a contrast to the Liberty I was shopping for that morning at Patchwork on Central Park.. Such an amazing range of patterns that Liberty make these days...)
...and various other things, including tinkering with my sidebar- adding new links, taking away my full blogroll and replacing it with a shorter list of inspiring blogs and other sites, changing the focus a little. I still have a few changes to make, but hope you find something new there of interest.
...have a good weekend!