Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Royal Shoes and Sunglasses

 My daughter made these shoes and sunglasses for her final art assignment.
They are inspired by four different queens in history.
Can you guess which ones?


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Macaron Tote Bag

 I made this tote bag for my daughter's art teacher.
I love the fabric - inspired by Laduree's patisserie menu.

I am attempting to make a bag for each of my children's school teachers. I still have three more to make, but I am enjoying experimenting with different patterns.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sakura Bag

I made this bag for my daughter's Japanese teacher as a "thank you for being my school teacher" gift. Four more weeks, then my daughter will have finished school. How is it possible that 12 years of schooling has passed? It's hard to imagine when your child is a newborn, that time will pass so quickly. But the education is not entirely over - there is still university next year. That's when all the fun begins! (not for me - I have to pay the uni fees)
On a completely different topic, I went for a walk this evening on the road and saw a snake in the gutter. I loathe snakes. I don't like any animal that is not cute and fluffy. Yes, Australia has alot of venomous creepy crawlies. I guess that's to be expected considering I live near a conservation park and golf course. On the plus side, there are many kangaroos in my area too and in my children's primary school, there were quite a few koalas that lived in the school gum trees. Hate reptiles - love koalas.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sunday Lunch at the Beach

 On the Gold Coast, we can have a reasonably priced meal at surf clubs with beach front views like this.
 Coconut prawns with mango salsa.
 Chicken salad.
 Please send some rain to the Gold Coast - all our grass is dry and crunchy.
An example of beach accommodation.
I am so lucky to live here.

Friday, October 5, 2012

I created an artist

My daughter is very artistic an she is in love with all things feminine. Here are a couple of examples of her artwork.

I like to think she received her artisitic abilites from me, but I think she has exceeded me in the talent stakes.