"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Busy but productive day

All the craft I've been doing has to begin to wind down now. It's inevitable and so sad. I am back to my part time job next week after 6 weeks holiday. Teaching truly is the best job in the world, especially my job as a Learning Support teacher. I love it- nearly as much as I love making things! But with the beginning of the school year comes the preparations that have to be done. So today, I started getting organised for the school year. I have so loved being home with my kids for this time and I am very grateful that I don't have to work full time so I can still spend plenty of time with them and hopefully get some crafty time in as well. It is a balancing act with one child at School, one at Preschool and one at Grandma's for 2 days per week, but we seem to muddle along quite well somehow! In amongst the school work today, I did manage to complete a few small projects which I am really happy with. These included another headband with a gorgeous fabric flower which I love (will definitely be making more of these!) a funky button necklace which I'm putting away for Gabby's Birthday and baking choc chip cookies. Here they are. Enjoy!

How cool is this necklace?! I used bright vintage buttons I've collected over the years and threaded them onto a piece of ribbon. She's going to love it! Shhhh this one's a surprise!

Headband for Bethany. Do you like it Carolyn? The flower can be clipped onto either side of  the headband or worn separately as a hair clip.

Yum! The boys and I made these choc chip biscuits today. So yummy but so unhealthy! We made them as a special treat to take with us when we go away this weekend. So looking forward to that!


  1. The headband is perfect, thank you :-)

  2. I love the necklace!! You are so clever.