Saturday, January 30, 2010

snooze fest

I had a lovely sleep in this morning. Miss Ruby was crushed between her dad and I talking away to the cieling with occasional grabs of a boobie for a feed ( my boobie that is , not her dads). Then it was up for some play time and morning Rage viewing then back to bed for her arvo nap.......alongside her still slumbering daddy!!

We have no plans for the day , which means l can either while away my time online ( not an unattractive proposition) or l can do the housework as l normally would on a Saturday ( unless we have something planned; funny how that happens alot on Saturdays )..........hmmmm which way to roll today? I could go back to bed and have some more ni-nis myself but the brain will just start it's usual monologue of all the things l could ( and should) be doing instead.....and those scones l've been telling myself all week that l am going to make are not going to cook themselves!! Dad handed me a jar of home made plum jam ; rather like passing on the Holy Grail and l'm craving fresh scones with plum jam and double whipped cream. I wonder if l am going to grow up to be one of those mythical mothers that lets her kids eat muffins and chocolate cake for breakfast , just so that l can have some too? Well, could be worse.....l could make her eat wheat bix * shudder*

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Miss Ruby's Jools

Some of the knitted treasures l have been working on of late. Gorgeous little headbands, brooches and hair clips knitted in various wool types. The headbands come in a couple of different band sizes, 17 inches, 18 inches and 19 inches and will fit ages 6 months to 2 years. I'm also going to be doing slightly larger sizes with a couple of flowers on the for bigger kids and of course , l can always knit to a customized size. The headband flowers are roughly 10 cm in diameter, the brooches are little smaller, and the hair clips a little smaller again. The head bands sell for $10 each , the brooches $7 and the hair clips are $4 each. Lots more colours are on their way , including blues , greens , purples , and of course, more pinks!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

fancy vroomvrooms

We toddled off to the custom car and hot rod show yesterday to spend a few hours wandering around and drooling at the fabulous cars on show. Both Mike and l were snap happy , of course, both of us taking very different kinds of photos but having a ball while doing it. Ruby was a little gem , she quite liked watching all of the people milling around the place and was fascinated by the bright lights and shiny surfaces. It was hard to pick a fave car this year , so many gorgeous cars , but l think the little green gem just outside near the entry way was one of my faves , a 1934 Ford Coupe. Of course , my all time dream car was ( actually it was more hematite than black) FJ holden with red interior and red rimmed white wall tires * squeal *. I also fell for a hot burnt orange studibaker..well the front of it anyway. For me it's all about the fins , chrome and headlights and of course , the colour.....could car less what's under the hood as long as it's shiny and purdy , yep , l guess l'm just superficial when it comes to what l like about cars =)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

my little minx

cracking herself up.....she hasn't figured out what she's got on her head......YET. It's a hand knitted headband by moi and it's part of the Miss Ruby range of handcrafted goodies ; the 'Ruby's Jools' series of headbands, hair clips and brooches

she's gorgeous my little miss atta-tood in her emo headband and bunny skull top and jean tights

Ow my aching back (and fingers)

Today is one of those freakish kind of days in Melbourne where you feel like you’ve been transported through time roughly , oh , 6 months and found that when you stepped outside your home it’s not in the shorts and t shirt that you wore the previous day , but polar fleece full body suits that normally don’t see the light of day unless you go to the snow! Which l’m told it did in the outer Alpine regions. WTF ?????? Who stole my Summer warmth?? While l can appreciate the awesomeness of having rain in Summer , and l really dislike intense heat…..could l not have SOME warmth back? Don’t make me drag out my heater !
So it is with annoyance at the weather that l spent my day sitting on my big wide behind and shmoozed with Ruby while twirling the sticks and adding to the growing collection of cute fuzzies that are “Ruby’s Jools”. I’ve decided to put together a collection of kids knitted jewellery which is safe , cute and inexpensive not only to make but for others to buy. I’ve been doing hats and scarves for a few months and have a nice array , but I really wanted to girly some of them up with little flowers. Now that l know how to do them ( thanks hugely to Judy) , l’ve run with the pattern and made hair clips , brooches and hair bands ! There’s no stopping me now! I have 3 months before the first kid’s market of the year starts , so l should have a varied range of colours done by then. I already have a couple of headbands for Ruby done , she’s had a couple of outings lately where people have thought she is a boy ( poor love can’t help it if she has fair hair, and not much of it at that) so l’ve ‘girlied’ her up with pink and purple headbands and a kewl ‘emo’ coloured one in black/white/red….Picks on their way!


Ugh , l'm awake already, the brain will not be quiet , it must have it's creative way !! All it can think of is website design and flyers and names for product ranges ! Dammit , all l want to do is curl up next to Ruby and sleep; 4 hours of sleep is not long enough! But , alas, it's is not meant to be so while sleeping beauty is still abed l might as well get some things done.

It's going to be a hottie today , so while the house is cool l'll do some domestics before l sit and knit some more this afternoon. Might even pop in a DVD if l have the chance; couldn't be any mopre diabolical than daytime tv! Hmmm...what to watch? Maybe l'll drag out something gothic and tragic; feeling a little swoony today and saomething dark and Burtonesque suits my mood.A delicious afternoon tea and Mr Depp ; perfection. I feel better already.