Friday, March 30, 2012

b r e a t h e

Photo is from the above facebook page.  

In light of Earth Hour this weekend, I thought I would share this beautiful little poster.

Happy Friday my friends.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Joycie is out there! You bet she is!

I am so excited.
I am so flustered.
I am so shocked.
I am so blessed.
I am so humbled.
I am so gosh!

I am so believing that YES, DREAMS DO COME TRUE.

Joyce has been featured on the blog at

Joyce is only one girl.
One girl that dreamt of having her own market stall.
One girl, one day, her own market stall.

Not only does she have her own market stall, but she 
has now been featured on the 'featured business' page by the 
very lovely Kate Matthews.  

Joyce says thank you to those that made that dream come true.
You know who you are. xx
Thank you, thank you, thank you.  


Monday, March 19, 2012

Crochet tip.

Joyce says -  'When hooking black or navy, or any dark colour for that matter, I find it much easier to have a white background.  A plain white tea towel is the perfect lap size for this project, and especially since most of my crochet time is at night with my little ones in bed and the kitchen sorted, and the laundry. . . . '
yeah well, let's forget the laundry for now, and the 1950's style crochet tips.  Who cares as long as the wine is chilled, the chocolate is plenty and I have my hook in hand baby!

This is one of 6 custom ordered hangers I am making.  
All black, and looking rather swish, even if I do say so myself.  

 I made some in this colour for my market stall.  I have only got three left. 

It's so nice to stop by for some crafting blogging for a change.   
Hopefully there is more to come.  

Have a wonderful Monday at your place.

Friday, March 16, 2012

b r e a t h e

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

- Lao Tzu -

Photo taken by Joyce.
November 2011
Kiama - NSW


Friday, March 9, 2012

b r e a t h e

 Thank you so much for enjoying my Friday moments.
I have had so many lovely comments and I promise, I will keep them going.

I know I am not alone in saying that times are tough about now.  
I am currently an out of work Teacher's Aide.  It's kinda getting me down.
I also know that my life is what I make of it, and it's up to me to take control.

I miss being in the classroom with these wonderful little students.  I would say to them 'You can be anything you want to be - anything in the whole wide world.'  And it's true, they can be anything they want to be and it's been my job to help them in the classroom today, so that tomorrow, they can live their dream (even if it is to be a ninja).  I love finding books about stuff they like each week, I love hearing them breeze through a word that they got a bit stuck on last week and high-fiving them because it's easy peasy.  I love helping the teacher in the classroom with a group of students, or preparations, so she can concentrate on one on one or deliver the lesson knowing that when the students are ready to do the lesson everything is there at hand to begin.  

I love it.
I miss it.

These little people are our next generation of Mums, Dads, Leaders, Teachers, Doctors, Garbage Collectors, Olympians, Scientists, Carers, Animal Rescue, Pilots, Farmers, and of course Ninjas, and I have been so very blessed to have met each and every one of them.  

I can't not be me, I can't change the things I love to do. 
So today's Take A Moment is a reminder to me, and looking at that photo right now, is pretty much how I feel today, a bit sad, a bit mushed, but to accept that sometimes that's ok and just let it roll.  

I think I am going to stand at the bus stop this afternoon just like this, waiting for my two little boys to throw their darling arms about my neck, cause nothing beats their hugs, and today I really do need their hugs.

Ok, time to put my little violin away and get some work done.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my place today and reading my drivel.  
Sometimes it's just nice to get it out there.

Blessings to you and yours and always remember to be YOU.  

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.

- Oscar Wilde -


Friday, March 2, 2012

b r e a t h e

Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, 
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.

- Robert Montgomery - 

Happy Friday to you!