On Sunday the sun was shining and I felt extraordinarily crafty, so I blocked my baby cardigan. It's 100% pure wool, so the dining room smelt like a wet dog -eeww. I'm quite certain it won't curl up anytime soon and and now dying to sew it up.
I've been pondering what to do with all this sweet pale lemony yellow wool given to me last week by my wool supplier - my Oma!
Just throwing in a sweet photo of where I found our teeniest girl a few mornings ago - where else but right on top of my creative space! I have since sewn up the vintage sheet quilt I have dreamed of for the past 6 months, which is now a pic-a-nic blanket! It's glorious.
I am wallowing in the extra time that school holidays brings. Yes, I have had a tonne of planning to finish (I can't wait to read Fantastic Mr. Fox during literacy as my students can now read mini novels - Hazzar!) and there does seem to be more cleaning up around the house as more time is spent here but the sleep ins, crafting and time for baking *sigh* i just LoOOOOVE it. 4 days to go then only 9 weeks and Xmas holidays. Is anyone else suddenly thinking - Christmas is nearing?!? It is and Ive put no thought into it except for thinking I might attempt to make an ice-cream cake.
Tonight's dinner was a bit camera worthy (unusual in our home), marinated chicken, salad and baked polenta chips. It was a first for me to cook with polenta and the chips were delicious. Here's the recipe I follwed if your keen to try. I didn't deep fry them as suggested, just chopped them up into chip sizes pieces after cooling in the fridge, dipped one edge in Parmesan cheese for taste, sprayed them all with a little oil and baked them on baking paper on a tray at 200 deg C for about 15-20 min. It made WAY too many but we managed to devour them all.
Happy school holidays if you're still on them! (simultaneous clapping and wooting) xxx