Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Gallery - 8pm


Joining Sticky Fingers for The Gallery... the theme this week is 8pm.


Nightfall looking along the Salzach River in Salzburg, Austria. Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities I have visited and I would love to revisit some day.

Christine xx

Monday, September 24, 2012

Calisthenics - Team Championship Competitions

The past two weekends have been taken up by Calisthenics competitions - the last for the year. Once again, Saturday sleep-ins were forgone in favour of early rises, hair and makeup, and fancy costumes.



Here is Julia in costume for her tinies free exercises routine.

Both her tinies and sub-junior teams did really well again, and their performances were wonderful. There will be lots more ribbons to add to Julia's collection! 

Her club came 3rd overall in the Club Championship, so well done to all the girls, from the tinies all the way through to the seniors. You all worked so hard and looked so fabulous on the stage! 

Thanks again to her coaches Kirsty and Kari, the team assistants and the team managers, who always give everything to the training of my little girl and her teams, and always encourage her to try her best.

If you'd like to find out more, please take a look at Calisthenics ACT if you are in Canberra like me, or Calisthenics Australia for more information about Calisthenics in other states. 

Christine xx

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Gallery - Breakfast


Joining Sticky Fingers for The Gallery... the theme this week is Breakfast.


Never smile at a crocodile... 

Christine xx

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mini-Me Handcrafts - Pastel Tea Set

Another showcase, a new theme to play with, and this time I decided to play with an old favourite. 

This is for the Pastel Showcase to celebrate the 1st Birthday of Two Little Bubbles on Facebook. 


My mini tea set has been popular on my Facebook page, and usually it is made in two colours. This time I have used a selection of pastel shades for fun, and created a dainty selection of cupcakes & macarons to complete the collection.  

There are so many beautiful items displayed in the showcase including dresses, dolls, bags and jewellery and so much more. All are available for purchase from 8.30pm (EST) on Wednesday 19th September 2012. Please take a look and support Australian Handmade! 

Christine xx

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Gallery - Beauty


Joining Sticky Fingers for The Gallery... the theme this week is Beauty.


This is a photo of my beautiful mother, taken in 1963 before a formal evening. Weren't the fashions of the 1960's just gorgeous? 

Christine xx

Monday, September 10, 2012

Chalk drawings

On a clear spring day, is there any better way to spend the afternoon? 



 Christine xx

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Gallery - Back to School


Joining Sticky Fingers for The Gallery... the theme this week is Back to School.


This photo was taken a couple of years ago on Julia's first day of school. 

At three years old she had never been in childcare so it was time to introduce her to some time without Mummy. A full day of Playschool (9.30am to 2.30pm) was a great learning experience for her, for physical development in gross and fine motor skills, and also for social development. As you can tell from the photo, she was really keen to go and loved every minute of it! 

Christine xx

Monday, September 3, 2012

Mini-Me Handcrafts - Angel Baby Jacket

I am having fun creating crocheted pieces for quite a few showcases. A showcase is an ideal opportunity to try a new pattern or create something new, usually with a theme in mind.

Jac from Issy Inspired has invited me to participate in her Baby Shower showcase on Facebook which starts tonight. 



This beautiful pastel angel jacket is hand crocheted in a soft merino baby yarn, 100% pure new wool. The size is newborn to 6 months, so it would be a perfect gift for a baby shower. 

There are so many beautiful items displayed in the showcase including ruffles, bibs, bags, softies and so much more. All are available for purchase from 8pm (EST) on Monday 3rd September 2012. Please take a look and support Australian Handmade! 

Christine xx