Wednesday, June 29, 2011

an essay: enJOY your journey

lately i have been observing people
in their responses to choice ....
the choice to say "yes"
or to say "no" ...
(now I just automatically typed "yes" first so you know where I stand!!)

in human nature unfortunately the majority will say the negative ... even before they really understand whatever it is all about
you know when i was about 17 i was given the opportunity to design a new type font ... this was at a time when there were hardly any cool funky ones out there .... sadly i said "no" ... not quite understanding what it was all about & scared that my 'unique' arty style would be butchered & copied & that somehow i would lose my unique-ness ....
hmm retrospective contemplation
is a great teacher ... more than half a lifetime has past
& i still look back at that moment & wish i had been
enough to have stepped out & said "yes"
... what could be different now?
... maybe there would be just one more font in the world but maybe some of my life's path would have been different ...
(not that i'm unhappy with my path ... )
but you just don't know if you don't at least try ...
... so i aim to fill my life with wonderful experiences that teach and
enrich my soul & that of my little boy,
my husband, my friends, my family
... i aim to be that 'polly anna' character ....
i still have the lows & plenty of failures
but i try to keep them mostly private & just not dwell
... not that i would not want people to know,
but more that life really is too short & its not worth wasting the energy of living talking about what you didn't do or you're going to do ....
just do it
don't waste the time planning to talk about something ...
just make it happen ...
you see we can often spend
more energy
thinking about doing something than actually doing it!!!
if you just get to and do it you can usually fit twice as much into life ....
others will work with whatever in their own way & make their own choices
... that of course is their choice & perhaps in a way they miss out ...

be positive
have energy
sing loudly
be with friends
fill your time on earth
love fully
sew madly
dance a jig when no-one or everyone is watching
eat wonderfully
be with those you care for
let the small things wash
find peace
be harmonious
be brave
show hospitality
... you do not need to plan a huge event, K.I.S.S ...
don't talk about it or think too much about it ...
2 types of people are out there
do-ers make things happen
they may not always succeed but they succeed in trying
if you don't try
go do it
enJOY your journey
it is as simple as that

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

colourful crochet flowers

been making lots of these ...
cute huh!
I love the colour combinations
going to become a few things ... you'll see

last week, while making them, my 3 year old
without me seeing 'posted' my 4mm hook
into a hole in a plastic bike... hmmmm
he was v upset about it at the time
& told me he'd put something in there
but he hasn't learnt the words
'crochet' & 'hook'
as yet ...
i finally worked out what it was
... figured it was gone for good
... bought another one ....
later: thought I'll just turn the bike upside down
... what do you know
... it practically fell right out ....

Saturday, June 25, 2011

'the playful market'

a friend & I, are organizing a
huge fundraising market ...
... for Lawamena, Indonesia
& The Rock Crusher School, India
& our ABC Playgroup
& Prayers and Squares ....

We are now on the hunt for lots
of wonderful handmade crafty stalls
to help us build this
sensational market/fair ....
Please leave me a message
or email me
or call me
or find me on FB
or find the market on FB
if you'd like to host a stall or know someone ...
asap ...
first in best dressed ...
Ashburton Baptist Church
Saturday 13th August
9am - 2pm
Y Street, Ashburton

T&T@T No:1

this time last week ....
had lots of fun
met loads of people
many admirers & shoppersi'll be back on the 16th July

Friday, June 17, 2011

Treasures @ Trinity

lovely little makers market on tomorrow! come & visit ....
i might be making this a regular thing ...?
"Treasures @ Trinity"
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Union Road in Surrey Hills

its a lovely old building with a modern glazed-in entrance ...
... find me in the hall somewhere
if you haven't been to this market before
you're in for a selective little treat!

Fresh Produce, Larder items, Baby gifts,
Plants & all homemade items
& Tea rooms too ...

Friday, June 10, 2011

...FAB MAG winner

... hey just held a pick
... Yay Lizzie (no blog)
... whooo hoo ...
soooooo ... there is a
FAB MAGset coming your way!!
thankyou everyone for 'playing' ...
if you really like them
i can help you out
with an order hey!
FB or etsy ...

Green Bed Runner ... worked on @ SIT

...completed ...i worked on this at SIT ...
1,000's of tiny perle hand stitches
in lots of different green threads
that make a wonderful
tactile texture ...
i love this feeling
between my finger tips ...
...all bound up!
i LOVE green
with some favourite fabrics in there ...
in case you didn't know

... photographed right after I finished it ...
on mother's day morning before lunch ...
on the fabulous concrete floor
at my parents' new holiday place
... awesome light
& background texture!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

a "smARTy party" for the 3rd ...

this party was all about the ...
quote Oscar: "colours"!!!seriously we
for the 8 'Smarties' colours ... ..... the 8 smartie colours are & what we got up to...
RED - "I see Red" face masks
BLUE - went 'fishing' ... paperclip & magnet style
PINK - iced & decorated cup cakes
YELLOW - made happy sunflowers
GREEN - technically is was too wet but a play on the grass
PURPLE - twinkle twinkle little star
BROWN - added seeds to our sunflowers
ORANGE - mixed & painted butterflies
3rd Birthday"
to our gorgeous boy!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

a magnetic giveaway ... extended ... again!!

it has been so long since i have done a giveaway
& I thought it about time ... why?because i like you guys ...
& love that you are interested
in what's going on in my life
& what i get up to creatively ....

and to celebrate hartylittlepeaces
opening a facebook page!

yep go & check it out!
there's another giveaway over there too ...
for these such super cute fabric magnets ....
love them!
so leave me a comment to say hi etc
sometime soon i have intentions
of putting them for sale in my etsy store
and if you'd be so kind as to be a
tell me you follow my blog
Again another NEW finish time of Wednesday 10pm Melb time ...
C'mon ... I know you're out there reading my blog ... the stats don't lie .... I would so LOVE to hear from you! xxxooo
... so it seems that lots of people have been having trouble commenting on my blog .... I'm not that technical but Care tells me that
"Blogger has been giving fits -- so if any of your readers are having trouble commenting, tell them that when they log in to comment, they should leave the "stay signed in" box UNCHECKED. (I learned this from my reader "Christie, Describe Happy" after posting a HELP ME post in desperation!) Works like a charm!
ANYWAY. Your magnets are ADORABLE, and I would love to have some!!"

I have changed my comments from a box embedded below to a pop-up one so hoping this helps too ..???

oh & call back soon to see the big write up on the
'SMARTY PARTY'whooo hooo!