24 April, 2013

Simplicity of Limes - iceblocks and resulting centrepiece

We've been having a rather hot week.
With the odd night-time rainfall.
Gorgeous Autumn weather.

Hot days mean my children's minds turn to frozen ice-blocks after school.
One of our favourites is lime...

Hinterland Mama's lime icy poles
ingredients
8 limes
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup water

After our family iceblock making I looked upon the empty lime skins
with fondness. 
Not the compost pile just yet, surely!

So we took some to the bathroom, to freshen our tap-ware.
And the rest went into a bowl, in the centre of our table.
To freshen our home, and encourage a general happy harmony.

Such a scent!
You might like to try it too.
Limes are in season in Australia, right now.

21 April, 2013

Sing me a Rainbow... SUNDAYS: 21-April-13


 
Sundays mean many things, to many people.
To me, this is the day to 
Slow down
Spend time with family, 
Simplify
and to Smile.
Rainbows in all their forms, 
always brighten my day & lift my heart. 
I hope you love them too.
Yarn bombed tree, Dallas Texas
 Source: babble

Rainbow family set
Source: ScarletteRoseFairy, etsy

How to create rainbow clay - tutorial
Source: GemDeDude, deviantart

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18 April, 2013

Kite paper hanging mobile craft

Little Pipkin is turning out to be rather crafty.
He'll choose to make or do every time. 
Rather like his Mama.
Although, he will always follow a project all the way through 
until it's end, in a single sitting.
Not a trait I've ever mastered.

He 'read' this project in a book a while back. 
(ie.: memorised the step by step photographic instructions)
I apologise to the author, 
as I have no recollection which book this might have come from.
And asked me for the materials he couldn't find himself.

 Using kite paper, he selected and glued two coloured squares 
to a piece of transparent plastic sheeting.
Shapes were cut out in various ways and glued to these larger squares.

 Using templates, he traced out larger shapes.

 Cut these shapes out.

 And taped them to our windows and glass doors for a few days. 
Giving a similar effect to our folded window stars.

 They came down and were then taped onto string. 
A loop in the top. 
A glass bead tied to the bottom.

To be hung in the boy's room. 
Where they blow gently in the breeze of an open window. 
And cast faint coloured shadows on the walls as the sun streams in.



16 April, 2013

Teensy baby green tree frogs

 On our most recent visit to our friend's home. 
(They live amongst the sumptuous sub-tropical Sunshine Coast wilderness)
We discovered many baby green tree frogs!

 In our own lush sub-tropical back garden, we also have tree frogs
Which exact species I am unsure.
However, now that we have eradicated most of the Cane Toads, we have been eager for repopulation of these native species to commence!
So, I ever so carefully captured some of these beautiful babies,
just before our journey home.

And after only a very short while, 
released them into a very wet bromeliad plant
(we've had a lot of rain here recently).

I have been researching species of our region. 
Feeling they must be one of THESE

 

Want to see just how tiny these tree frogs were?:


This is My Man's pointer finger!

How I hope we spot these little ones often, 
living healthily and happily in our yard.

14 April, 2013

Sing me a Rainbow... SUNDAYS: 14-April-13

 
Sundays mean many things, to many people.
To me, this is the day to 
Slow down
Spend time with family, 
Simplify
and to Smile.
Rainbows in all their forms, 
always brighten my day & lift my heart. 
I hope you love them too.

Artwork is by Iranian Freydoon Rassouli
Word art image Source: rawforbeauty.com

  Colour changing Roses - science experiment how-to
 Source: Octavia and Vicky

Beanbag game ideas
Source: Childmade 
I recently made beanbags to give to each guest
This wonderful list could come in very handy!

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