i want to thank you all for your mousie love! two of those girls skipped out of that dusty old shop the very next day.
i wanted to share this little surprise i bought last easter and tucked away and forgot about. i got all my easter things out wanting to get into the swing as i am installing the easter window next weekend. when i opened the crate this was at the top to my great delight. i had bought it after easter half price after many droolings. i love the bright green gingham box as well.
i ended up having an easter potter about here all morning - tis easterville downstairs here now!
i have finally managed to get something into my long neglected dusty old etsy store and that something is these three mamas proudly holding their offspring!
it really is the end of summer because on the weekend i made a huge cauldron of ratatouille. this heralds harvest time for me and i love being able to pull out pots of it in the middle of the winter. its perfect winter fare but on a cold dark night it sings the song of summer!
i did not though, take photos. the ingredients looked beautiful - peppers, eggplants, zucchini, red onions, baby yellow carrots (with their tops on), garlic, basil and thyme. i was so excited about ripping in and getting it stewing away that i let that bloggable moment slip by! maybe next weekend - i'm thinking there will be another brew going down!
i came home from being out the other night and prairie had been making things to take to school for the big heart day. this was one of them. she found some felt (not a difficult task here) and after assuring michael that it was alright to use as it was acrylic she made this. she glued it together and stuffed it with the paper that was left over from the cards she was making. i love seeing what is made when i am not around, i'm sure i would have had her sew it and stuff it with something soft but i love it just the way it is.
we spent the weekend away in a little old gold mining town named coromandel. in fact the whole peninsula is called that. its about two and a half hours away and a good part of that drive is up the coast on a really windy road. very beautiful, charming and untouched. we stayed with old friends who live in a hundred year old villa. an old plum tree grew up into the back deck and when you were sitting in the lounge it felt like a tree house as an old grapefruit tree was in that window. i never want to come back to the city when i go to places like that.
this is the toilet (there is one inside as well) and its a working unit. such a sweetie. i love tiny buildings especially if their paint is peeling and nature is slowly creeping in.
we came back with a great big jar of coromandel honey and a bucket of freshly laid eggs! the ever faithful 'munk' joined us for the weekend and hopped in with eggs for the shoot. to the left you can just see randy the guinea pig, also jostling for fame!