Sunday, July 27, 2014

This week

Well its been a lovely week in Percyland.  I've finished off a number of orders (including two blankets)

and I've had some lovely feedback.

The week was topped off with a lovely afternoon at our local park/beach today.

I hope you've had a lovely week.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

Make her stop taking my photo SALE

Tonight on my Facebook page I'm hosting a silly sale to celebrate the fact that over the school holidays I was able to finish off a number of UFO beanie
(UFO in crochet speak is UnFinished Objects). 

It was such a great feeling having completing these beanies as many were nearly done or had the increase rows completed.  Alas I went back to work today, so I won't be as prolific in my crocheting - boo! 

Here are the beanies that I finish.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Safety First

This post was originally posted on my Facebook page in response to Kidspot's 'Beware of the baby headband!' article.

In my day job and in my handmade business I take choking hazards very seriously. A few years back I did a Kidsafe Australia course and it brought home the real danger children face with strangulation and choking. That is why I no longer add ear flaps to my baby size beanies and I firmly affix any embellishments to my beanies. 

Yes the ear flaps look really cute but they also pose a
strangulation risk, one I'm not prepared to take anymore.
Ear flaps keep the head warm and they are cute too.  

We all know babies put lots of things in their mouths so be extra vigilant about items that you put on your child's head (beanies, hairclips, headbands), things you place around their necks (amber necklaces, dress up necklaces), on their clothing (dummy clips with bling) and in their mouths (dummies, bottles).

For more information go to your states Kidsafe website or Product Safety Australia

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Holidays - Yeah!!

One of the best things about working for the Education Department is the fact that I get holidays.  This especially good because
  1. I don't have to stress about what I'm going to do with the kids while I'm at work;
  2. I get to spend time with the kids;
  3. I get to go to the movies and watch the latest kids movie - I love kids movies; 
  4. I get to get all those chores done that I've been putting off or haven't been able to get on top of for the last 9-10 weeks
  5. I get to go to Sydney to see my folks and catch up with my older sister Susan and her daughter

The view of the Harbour Bridge from the
Lyric Theatre, Sydney
Waiting with my Mum for
'Strictly Ballroom' the musical to start.

The kids playin g in my folks back yard.

Harriet in her cousin's Queen Elsa beanie.
Susan and Julia introduced us to a new park.
Susan and the kids drawing in the sand with sticks.