Thursday, February 14, 2013

my creative space :: + or x

You may remember when the girl child started school I had a rush of motherly love and made her a little heart to take with her on her first day of school?

Well, fast forward two years later and the middle dude was prepping up to have his first day too (no really, where DID that time go?!). The pencils were labelled, the shirts were ironed (for the last time ever), and then suddenly I remembered the little heart and the distinct lack of one for Luca. Cue extreme mother guilt. If anyone was going to need some little link to home on his first day it was Luca, my intense little worrier.

A few fabrics were thrust in his face for approval and one baby nap time later we had this.


A little kiss. Or a plus sign depending on how you look at (or photograph) it. So full of wonk it's not funny but so very fun to make. I was inspired to make this shape by the tutorial on Nova's site here as Lucs wasn't too keen on having a heart shape. Fair enough.

Firmly planted in his pocket he was ready to go.


For more creative spacers click on over here. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

colour (or color)


I've always been more of a black, white, grey, beige kinda gal (ok yes, a bit of yellow thrown in there too), but yesterday I lined up with a bajillion other Sydney-siders in the sweltering heat to run 5km whilst being periodically doused with brightly coloured powdered dye. This was of course for the Swisse Color Run, a run which has been held at various locations around the world raising money for various charities (the Sydney run was for Heart Kids). And it was my first fun run!

Needless to say it was a blast (especially when I was finished the actual running part*), and was definitely a "fun" run in every sense of the word. Just loads of people, young and old out to have a great time.

Now on to my next run ... **


*Seven weeks ago I started using a couch to 5k style running training app on my phone three times a week. Whilst I didn't run the whole 5k yesterday (did I mention it was sweltering out there?!) I did slightly better than I would've seven weeks ago!

** Notice how I've just skipped straight over the whole "where have I been for SEVEN MONTHS" and just started blogging again? Maybe one day I'll do the big, "we-renovated-a-house-even-though-when-we-bought-it-we-didn't-know-we-needed-to-renovate-it" post. 


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