Friday, June 30, 2006


oh my god i love this

and i also love this picture that bonny did of me because she's drawn me as i am this time and not in pink flowers and high heels. I dig that orange and brown ensemble and i'm now scouring the op shops for an orange jumper and a pair of flat blue shoes. They've gotta be out there somewhere.

Monday, June 26, 2006

stuffs for all

When i was making this sock chick Romany came into the study and said "I want to make a stuffed toy too mummy".

I was wondering how to keep her amused when i noticed the toe i'd cut off the woolly sock i was using, sitting upright on my table. Guess what it reminded me of.

Toys for everyone!


Sunday, June 25, 2006

big spender

We spent two grand yesterday people, TWO GRAND!! Which seems irresponsible to me considering we're going on a holiday to the uk in september that's going to cost a fecking fortune! But apparently money is for earning and spending, earning and spending like that in a happy little cycle - there's no need to squirrel away every cent like i've done for my entire existence. I've even managed to save money while only earning the poverty line student allowance (thrifty is the kind word for my condition - there are others.)
Luckily Mr M has more of a spending inclination than me otherwise we'd be living in a tent and only eating ground nuts and fallen fruit. Which i actually did once. I was staying at a campsite for a few months in New Zealand that had a walnut tree and a feijoa tree and i managed to live for three days on walnut and feijoa salad. I felt tough and resourceful - my tent mates just felt hungry. Eventually we went back to our diet of weetbix and mars bars.
Which reminiscence reminds me of a bloke i met once in Cairns who in a previous life had been an art director for a big advertising agency but had gotten sick of his shallow and meaningless life and decided to renounce all worldly goods and scavenge for a living. He used to paddle his dugout canoe to remote beaches to plant fruit bearing trees and take willing tourists into the steamy daintree to teach them survival skills but his real talent was scavenging food out of bins in town. He taught me and my travel companions some of his tricks and we shared many meals of left over pizza, pies and even icecreams without spending a cent. Aaah happy days.
So yes two grand - we bought a new bed, two new rugs and new paint for bon's bedroom. And that's all my news for now.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

can't be stuffed

After a couple of months of wallowing i was suddenly inspired and produced these two stuffs in an afternoon. My girls thought Chica and Chico were hilarious and are keen to take them to school to show all their friends.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

normal day

This week, apart from being woken at 3am by a harrowing dream in which a girl sunk two handfuls of fingernails into either side of a guy's jaw and tried to rip off his face so that when we finally managed to tear her away his face looked like it was being peeled like an orange only bloodier, nothing much has happened.

Happily, less brutal events are unfolding in the garden - the kalanchoes and aechmeas are producing their beautiful and strange flowers.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

makin'... bakin'...

I did some baking and decorating with the girls this week and they took the opportunity to indulge their biscuit fantasies with every bit of artificial colouring in the cupboard. Nothing makes a five year old happier than creating something edible and calling it 'the Double Dinosaur'.

I also made this fluffy vest and got so carried away i made a hat to match but do not fear, i will not be wearing the hat and jacket together. Hoh no.