Sunday, February 26, 2012

Keep your eyes open

Do you like the new little doll I made last week? 

She was going to be a bunny but somehow she grew hair instead of ears. I'm entering her in an exhibition in Melbourne called "I say Doily's, You say Doyley's".  I can't wait to see what the other doily entries look like, I'm sure it will be a mixed bag! Fun!

I'm also working hard on stock for my shop, Rosie might find it hard to say goodbye to this little one,
but she has three bunnies of her own now so she can't be too lonely. 

Have you had a good weekend? We have, it seems like we fit a week into just two days! There's been a lot going on. It started with a bit of a scare on Friday at school pick up with the kids bringing out a warning about a grass fire nearby.  Luckily no one was hurt and the fire was brought under control quickly by the amazing local CFA. Where would we be without them? The fire burnt over sixty hectares but was stopped before any homes were burnt, or people hurt, thank god. On our way to Ballarat on Saturday we passed the burnt fields, a small reminder of the dreadful bush fires we had in a couple of years ago.

Even though it was a stinking hot day yesterday, the girls had fun at ballet and danced so beautifully.

 I managed to take some sneaky some shots of dear Sunday too,

looking out the window so thoughtfully - I wonder what she was dreaming of..

The girls and I like out Saturday routine, mostly. They catch up with ballet friends,  get to sing loudly to their favourite music in the car, to watch the beautiful country side out the window, stop for toilet breaks at amazing old churches,

to watch the shadows, the shapes of the hills, the hazy summer skies,

and all the birds and animals. Yesterday we watched these cows dipping their hot bodies in a dam. 

Last night I went out with some friends and we popped into the fabulous Jimmy's Bar, just around the corner in Vincent St. I loved everything about it, the drinks, the menu, the wooden tables and touches of glamour. It's so nice to have somewhere new and gorgeous to meet up with mates or to have a quiet dinner with my honey.  Today Sunday & I went walkabout - we found lots of special places like this red door, and this amazing old shed, below. We're so lucky to live in an area that is FULL of many amazing things out there if you keep your eyes open!

What's happening in your world? Have you been having a heat wave like us? Did you love the rain when it finally fell? Our garden sure did. Another storm has just begun and there is lots of thunder and lightning. Rosie just woke to the loudest BANG! 
Better go and tuck that little chicken in and hope we can all get some sleep, and uh oh! our back room is flooding..better run.

Hope you have a happy week,
see you soon xo


Miss Muggins said...

Such a lovely post, full of contrasts. especially love the sneaky shots - just gorgeous xx

Miss Prudence said...

I agree Miss Muggins ! I love your dolly Beck, I can't help but think her name might be Juanita?

Will we see more dollies? I do hope so, we might have to adopt!

cathy@home said...

I agree with Miss Muggins and Miss Prudence.

teddybearswednesday said...

You know I just LOVE your knew doll, and that's saying something not being a doll person myself. she reminds of Jemima in play school but 10 times lovely ( this is a good memory)
glad you're all ok after the fire scare too
PS speaking of Sunday and lucy could you let me know when their birthday's are? xo

mel @ loved handmade said...

Your doll is beautiful! And I'm loving your photo's Beck, they're all wonderful. I'm still trying to work out the functions of messaging on Instagram, so sorry to not have been replying, I'll work it out! So pleased to hear that you are all safe from the fire. My heart was in my throat as I watched that news. It's such a scary time of year, I always worry about my parents out in the bush, it's a welcome relief when the rain comes..xx

jennie said...

What a gorgeous doll and ballerina's!! So glad you had a safe weekend there.XXJ

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Beautiful girls and a beautiful dolly! x

Karen said...

Your dolls and bunnies are so sweet! I am happy to have discovered your blog today :) xo Karen

Maxabella said...

I always love a visit over here, Beck. You have such a nice way about you (and you also appreciate the beauty of an old shed!). Your dolly is sweetness itself and should hands-down win! x

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh your photos are postcards, just lovely!! I have to sneak up on some of my girls too for photos, i love candid ones, when they're involved in something they love.
Your doily doyly dolly is lovely, enjoy the fellow entries, sounds like a great exhibition, love Posie

manda said...

Hi Beck
Your new doll is a cutie...I like her dress...she would match my bunny :-) ..... and what beautiful girls you have :-)

Turquoise Gemma said...

what a gorgeous doll!!good luck with the exhibition/competion (cant remember which one it was!!).Are you coming down here at some point??