Monday, March 27, 2017

Patchwork cushion

Patchwork cushion using scraps from the hand screen printed designs by Ink & Spindle, Melbourne.

PVC Wood glue structures

My kids enjoyed making simple wooden block structures using PVC wood glue.
We found that it was fast and they look great. As it is not sealed, it will be painted
afterwards with a clear water fast sealant, something like you use for outdoor
furniture or decking. I think I like them in the natural wood best.

Recycled homemade craft for school

 Recycled bike box made into a Halloween Coffin.
Kids throw balls into holes in the mouth like at the old Circus and Fun Arcades.
Use up fabric scraps and make velvet street cats. Recycled fabric scraps are used for stuffing
the body and head whereas the legs and arms are filled with lavender for scent and flax seeds
for weight.

Homemade Lemonade

Monday, March 7, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ceres Environmental Park, Melbourne

 The entrance at Ceres has a great mosaic entry. The markets are our weekly treat after soccer training. You can buy the organic food grown down below the markets and get fresh eggs from the hens. A coffee while the kids climb trees, play in the dirt and sandpit or a visit the cubby is good too.

Sydney architecture

The MCA Sydney with a shimmering mirrored wall leading up the stairway entrance.

The UTS 'Paper-bag' buiding designed by Frank Gehry.

The beauty of windows

The view from my hotel in Central Sydney.

Fun for the kids

A fun challenge building with rolled up newspapers.
Inspired by Pinterest.
'How hard can it be?' I asked...

Art meets science meets edible treats after a science themed birthday party.

A magnet construction set. Not to be consumed.

The impressive Melbourne city made in Lego at Scienceworks, Melbourne.

A sweet Mothers day card that came home from daycare. Simple and beautiful.

Brunswick Street Art, Melbourne

The truth about underpinning your house

It ain't pretty but here is the reality of underpinning your house!
In our case, we had far more of this inside too. I still can't believe it when I see these images.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Public kids art and construction building

Paper Planet by Polyglot Theatre in Sydneys Powerhouse Museum was a beautiful, gentle, installation 
filled with tall, strange cardboard trees, paper leaves, boulders, birds and creatures.

 Sydneys Powerhouse Museum Construction city
 Art for kids in Art Gallery of NSW
 Art for kids in Art Gallery of NSW

On my travels

 Converted container made into a cafe in Auckland
 Up near Anstey Station, Brunswick VIC
My coffee was special this day