Friday, August 31, 2012

Mini break part 2

I do apologise upfront if I bore you with the happy snaps - but it really was just a great family day out for all of us . I here some of the eyes roll as I mumble the words Dreamworld ( people think screaming kids , long lines , commercial = worst nightmare) . O.k and commercial it is . However post visit when I think of dreamworld I think smiling faces - faces of amazement if I could have only captured more of this and bottled it. It really was worth the visit and very age appropriate for a Madagascar loving 4 year old and 18 month old wiggle lover. I definitely recommend it. We had great weather , lines where at a controllable wait time for an 18 month old and the smiles they really did not disappear all day . So Dreamworld overload here we come .

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mini Break

I couldn't resist a few pictures from the weekend . We headed to Brisbane to get some warm weather. Winter has been very long this year with an overload of flu and our youngest being one sick little boy .Brisbane you did not disappoint .We felt the warm sun on our backs , the sand between our toes and the fresh breeze from the ocean. Our little mini getaway gave us the instant boost that we needed to reboot . The photos speak for themselves the kids had a great time and we where all so happy to feel the sand between our toes again .

Thursday, August 23, 2012

It 's book week

As I am sure you are aware it is book week and most schools or Kinder's ask kids to dress up as there favourite book character . I went on the search for some cute already made outfits and there really isn't much out there beside the typical super hero's , or pirates for boys. So Mum's trusty DIY was put to the task with a task of creating a Cat in the Hat costumer . Sebastian adores a lot of the books by Dr Seuss and his favourite is what he calls Hop on Pop. Any way he enjoyed helping make his outfit and he was so excited to head off to Kinder in his Cat in the hat outfit - The only problem was I only made one and Little O also wanted in on the action - Next year baby O joined in with a token nose and whiskers .

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dreaming of warmer days

Whilst we freeze our way through more rain and chill in Australia I dream of Faraway Europe and there warm summer weather . How Great is this open air swimming area in Copenhagen. Best to get back to my warm cup of tea and keep dreaming .

Friday, August 17, 2012

Crochet Dermist

I Love the creative world - I love it . I Know that it sounds corny but I really am surprised by creative people's greatness everyday . Shauna Richardson whom background is conceptual art creates these amazing life like creatures from crochet .The work in these pieces of art is amazing - check out her website for more.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The art in a Keepsake toy .

Sorry for the blog overload today but there has been a few discoveries that I have been wanting to share . I recently heard about an exhibition called Doudou Forever at children’s shop Un Zèbre au Grenier in Paris. It featured a series of portraits by French photographer Bénédicte Lassalle called ‘Mine Forever‘, capturing people’s soft toys – or as the French refer to them as ‘doudous’. I think she captures the essence of a well loved toy. Every adult I speak to has a story about a child and their well loved toy . I hope that our La de dah softies and toys will also have beautiful stories to tell as they enter peoples home and become well loved toys for many years to come . There has been much debate whether a soft toy will become a thing of the past with technology fast advancing ? Do you think a little persons soft toy will ever be replaced ? Do you think that there is an item that can replace the soft toy ? In our house with a recent bout of sickness our little people not only play and interact with there soft toys but find comfort and warmth in the days they are sick . There is always a place for a soft toy in our house for both play and comfort.

X0 Beautiful kids furniture

I have to share my latest fine X0 in my room . There furniture is simply stunning and would look great accessorised with some of our keepsake toys . This label is a Spanish label created by 3 brothers who also between them are fathers to 10 kids . Now to see if they ship to Australia ? Check out X0- IN MY ROOM .

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I am obsessed with Grey

I am obsessed with the colour grey both in our ranges , in my home and with the boys . It is a great neutral colour- it can be dull and it is also a great base for anything I do decorating , dressing ( hello grey and a bright pop of colour ) . So I thought I would share some of my grey finds with you ? Do you have a colour that you constantly use ? photo sourced from Pin interest.

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