(Here we are sharing/counting UP Forty Days and Forty Nights of our lives, our last on the inner-west side of town and, eventually, some of our first on the other (far) side of town, where we envisage some big changes coming our way. Thanks for joining us as we remember, celebrate and experience gratitude for our time here, and sometimes feel completely overwhelmed and exhausted by the changes underway!)
- Beach shorts using a Simplicity pattern that is now tucked away in a box somewhere
- Hat from this book
- Dress from this book
- Pants from this book
- Skirt from an issue of Ottobre
- Headbands using one of her designs
- Hat from this book again
- Hat from this book (a boy needs some options!)
- Huckfinn Pants (three pairs!) from this book
- Overalls from one of Mum's old Enid Gilchrist magazine
- Pyjamas from here again becuase, like so many, I love this book!
- Dress from here
- Tova Top (another one because I enjoyed making this so much)
- Pyjama pants with an old Burda pattern (that's in a box somewhere - info. to come at the time of posting the completed pair - whenever that might be!)
- Tablecloths (2) - one Christmas tablecloth and one sunny Summer tablecloth.
- Picnic Roll from The Rythm of the Family
- A ring cushion to be used at my nephew's wedding in January - a nephew getting married, seriously!
And Elsa creating some of her cutting out projects. Inspired by this book, we printed out some black and white versions of flags, found images of the coloured versions amongst her books and she worked away at creating her own set of 'flag snap' cards. We're not much of a colouring-in house but, the flag theme really piqued her interest. She has always enjoyed the atlas and books about far away places (like her parents!) and, of late, is drawn to maps and flags so, this was the perfect exercise. We started with countries of most relevance to our family being Australia (for obvious reasons), Canada (where Dada is from), Zambia (where Dada was born and lived until her was eight), Greece (where Dada's parent's were born) and New Zealand (where friends live). We also included the Australian Aboriginal flag because, well, we think that's so very important and hope our children gather a sense of the immense history of this land and it's first people. Next time we'll venture out and add the countries where we've lived or travelled. I look forward to the conversations and questions that ensue from these snap cards!