our home in the bush

garden man

garden man
Just to sit a while and enjoy

Friday, December 24, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

sheep art


I came across this picture of some sheep art. These were from an exhibition at the museum of communication in Frankfurt, germany. I cant remember the artist. Will let you all know if I can find it again. I thought these were very clever.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

gingerbread houses


As you can see I have been in the kitchen making gingerbread. I had wanted to make the gingrbread house with the children. #1 child and I made the gringerbread pieces for the house and then I put it together. I decided we did not need to decorate it with lollies as the children have had too many already in the last few weeks.


Then I made another batch of gingerbread and made these shaped biscuits. Oh my gosh. Now we have to eat them all, but it was fun.


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Friday, December 3, 2010

more socks.


Here are the finished sandalwood socks. I am happy with them but would like to try the pattern in a solid colour to see if it will show up the pattern better


These are a pair of toe up socks. They are knitted with cleckheaton bamboo. With bamboo stitch on the front of the cuff. They also have a picot edge. These are really nice and feel very smooth. I was not overly happy with the heel seam but love the socks.
Now I am knitting a top down cardi.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

countdown to christmas


Well it is that time of the year again when we start to count down to christmas. Each year we have an advent candle and always light it a dinner time. When the children were younger it was a great way for them to be able to see how far away christmas was. I love candles and I especially love the decorations you can find on advent candles. This year I had lots of trouble finding a candle. At first I wanted to make one like we did last year but I couldnt find a shop that sold candle decorating stuff. So luckily I found this solitary candle, designed by Jette Froelich, a danish designer. I think I will have to stock up on the candles when I find a good website that supplies them.


And here is the other side of the candle, so no matter where you are sitting at the table you have a nice view.


A friend of mine who has just arrived "home" from denmark gave me these lovely little nisse for christmas decorations. I just love them and all thing nisse-ish. The Danes really know how to decorate for christmas.
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