Mark enjoyed some special treats and some Fathers Day loving yesterday. Mark is a fantastic dad and spends a lot of time reading to the kids, cooking with them, playing, doing 'tricks' & having fun.The kids enjoyed giving him their homemade cards and bookmarks. Charlotte was home too so that made the day complete.
Charlotte was four years old when I met Mark & he is like a dad to her, they have a sweet relationship. When she was little they called each other Matey and it kind of stuck. Now he is Big Mate & she is Litte Mate.
We had a pretty busy, but fun, weekend with alot happening as usual. I managed to get some sewing done which was good as I have quite a few ideas at the moment and like to keep the momentum up! Have you heard about Lark's new shop which is opening soon in Daylesford? It's very exciting and I'm so happy to be making Dandelion bunnies & other bits for the shop. As well as Lark's amazing range of vintage inspired toys and gifts Allison will also be stocking lots of lovely items made locally.
I've always had a thing about hearts. Probably because of what they represent, love really does make the world go round! I have been working on these lavender filled hearts which are perfect for putting in pillows to help with sleep & relaxation, and they smell wonderful too. (My kids all have one, or two, and they are very comforting to snuggle with.) I was going to call them Sleepy Hearts but now that I've done a few, with lots of different fabrics, I think they will be called Love Hearts instead. As they could be excellent to put in drawers and cupboards too it seems a bit too specific to call them Sleepy Hearts...what do you think?
I'm not the only one getting creative around here, Charlotte is busy getting her work done as it's almost the end of term. This weekend she borrowed a friends camera to take photo's for a photography assignment called "Family".
The girls didn't mind getting dressed up of course!
I had a lovely visit from Steph recently and we were chatting about some of the things we are grateful for. How much there is!! After she had left I realised I'd left out one of the most important things...my friends! I really love my fantastic friends, new & old, in Daylesford, Melbourne, in Blogland, all over the place! They all bring different things into my life and I appreciate them all in so many ways.
One of my good friends, Michelle, had a birthday the other day, actually it's the first day of Spring, what a great day to be born on!! So, anyway, I have got a few little things together for her and hope to catch up with her today. She has a busy life, with work and family, I hope she enjoys these sweet smellings things from Daylesford Aromatherapy.
I also made her a bag to put it all in...lucky I had this 1973 teatowel handy! Reminds me of the ace 1992 apron that Curly Pops made for Charlotte. (I'm not sure if they made calendar teatowels around my birth year..but then that was the 'olden days'...thanks kids...).
So, how was your weekend? Hope it was relaxing and fun! xo