way back in august of 2007, softies was first published by penguin australia. i was lucky enough to contribute two designs - henny house and mabel monkey. i was thrilled, a couple of days ago to find gina having a give away - of a penguin US published version!! different cover, same insides. pop on over and visit her for a chance to win it. and to celebrate at this end, miss mabel wanted to dress up in red, white and blue, even a little blush! if you would like a miss mabel (prairie wants this mabel to stay so i'll make another) leave a comment and we'll draw a name in a few days time x
prairie's birthday is fast approaching and this time last year i was busy getting ready for that party. she wants to have all the girls in her class again which is nice because there are some new girls this year. last years party was a lot of prep but a breeze on the day entertaining 18 girls - they barely left the table, in fact we had to take the food to them! because it worked so well i wanted to do something along the same lines. prairie wasn't so sure but once i started making some examples of what i had in mind she was was quickly on board. i saw a little toy in the marie claire bebe issue that looked something like this.....
then i started to play and the next one to emerge was this........
and to seal the deal.........
i am going to put a basket full of little shaped pillows on the table with fabric, trims, beads, embroidery yarn and felt and let them go. i can't wait to see what they come up with!
i got to pick up the mac this afternoon! it was away for just over two weeks. two long long weeks where i realised how much my life is tied up in a machine. my music, my photos, my emails (which for some reason are being bounced back so will have to sort that one out). isn't it funny how slowly time can pass and other times it whizzes on by. so to celebrate lets eat cake! actually this was for our darling friend kaelin who was turning into a teenager - i was lucky enough to have the honour of making his cake - chocolate with jelly beans and candles i bought in seattle, which was fitting as they used to live there.
not a lot has been going on here. i have made a couple of things - one i can't show you till its delivered into the hands of its recipient. it has been so so hot here which doesn't help either. i did however, cover the top of this stool. prairie perches on it eat her breakfast and its the right height if she wants me to do her hair.
it rears its ugly head when something is removed. my mac is away yet again, gggrrrrrrrrrrrrr, due to power failure, again. this is the third time in 3 years and i am over it to say the least (G5s are apparently prone to this behaviour). we luckily have a back up pc laptop so i can at least do my daily visitations but no posting with photos. too hard basket. so, just an update on where i am at.
on the horizon, to take my mind off the mundane are the tickets tucked away to see old crow medicine show. we are very excited that they are coming down undah as they say on their website. they are playing in a small pub - a great venue. just try and keep me off stage when they sing wagon wheel! i am very good at that one - just ask my kids!!!
hopefully it won't be too long before i'm back with mac. the photos are stacking up on the camera so i'll have lots to share. until then, take care x