Monday, 4 April 2011

A Round Up

We are still having the most glorious weather over here in NZ.  Yesterday when everyone was starting to fail due to turning the clocks and gaining an hour, (and a sleepover party for one of them which resulted in five hours sleep max!!) we decided to go to the beach.  It won't be long before it's too cold to visit and enjoy the sand and the water.

I enjoyed playing with the shells and watching the girls dig and get muddy on the bare beach.  They found some dead fish - lovely aye?!!  In the end I was forced to go and see the sight myself.  Oh yes it was well worth it I can tell you!

The orderly man had some fun too in an orderly fashion!  Miss 3 helped to finish it, being orderly herself.  I thought it looked like a place mat!

Last week I managed to make some little 'Gifts of Love' bunny friends for our friends in Christchurch.  I am expecting quite a few goodies in the mail this week for the appeal too which is fantastic thank you dear ladies.  It's coming along quite nicely now with all your wonderful help.

I think we'll have enough gifts for everyone by the end of this week.  Of course I couldn't have done it without your help, or my family's either.  These cute hats were knitted by my Gran.  Aren't they beautiful and girly?

And some more manly ones, along with some pretty ones for girls, lovingly made by my dear mother.

And this cute little monster will chase away any fears a little sweetie might have.  The picture isn't behaving I'm afraid!  Hate that.  Anyway this monster was made by Daughter No.2.  She thought she needed to do her bit to help out as well.  Sweet girl!


If you have offered to send a parcel for Christchurch, could you please send it this week.  Cat and I will have quite a bit of work to do getting them all ready and packed up for Mother's Day in early May.  Thank you so much my dearies.  I do hope you have a wonderful week.  Happy Mother's Day for yesterday to all you English Mummies out there!!!  Now I'm off to send my biggest girl to Camp Mototapu for the week! 

18 comments:

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Glad you all had a good day at the beach that is something I definitely miss but c'est la vie. I think those little hats are so cute but just think they'll keep so many little heads warm. All the best and take care x

Tania said...

Four generations of crafting LOVE? Just fabulous.

Catherine said...

I had another 10 dish/face cloths delivered this morning and a kids book arrived last week with some quilt blocks. I'm also expecting some more soft toys and minkie blankets - can't wait to get together and make these up ::))

makeitgiveit said...

Those bunnies are so sweet and I ADORE that your wee one made something too. After todays weather we are SO going to appreciate those awesome hats too. Feeling the LOVE! Still keeping it secret here. Bursting to share it though!

Serenata said...

You are doing brilliantly with all the gifts for Christchurch. The hats will be very much appreciated I would imagine in the coming months.

Glad you got so spend an afternoon at the beach!

delia hornbook said...

You can't beat a lovely beach day. Those hats are great and what a cute monster your daughter is talented to bless her. Such a lovely thing to do. have a lovely week, dee x

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

The bunnies and monster are the cutest. Glad to see you all out and enjoying the warm weather. Can't take it for granted this time of year.

Wendy said...

You've done some wonderful work for this appeal, the recipients are going to be blown away.

I noticed you turned the clocks back to gain an hour. We recently turned ours forwards to lose an hour.... I know this makes sense as you've got winter coming and we've got summer coming, but I never knew you went the opposite way to us! Now I'm all confused about time zones!

Heidi said...

Beautiful weather looks like you had fun and what sweet gifts for the children!

Croap Queen said...

Enjoy the lovely weather and the beach. Well done on all your hard work too.
Jo x

dutch sisters said...

So nice you'll had a lovely time at the beach. You are doing a wonderful job with all the gifts for Christchurch. Those bunnies are cute!

Squirrelhaus said...

I love all the things you made, they are all very lovely!!
I was glad to hear that your still having nice warm weather!!!
Have a good week!
Chris :o)

The Rose Room said...

Lovely Sarah with your gifts for Christchurch! Love the shell place mat! xo

'Joyce' said...

Hullo Sarah, I have some bookmarks to go in with the scarves as well. What lovely gifts you have already and I just love the little monster your daughter has made to give also.

Lucy said...

The beach day sounds fab and those bunnies are so gorgeous!! Lucky yu with four lovely crafy girls!

Elizabeth said...

Hello. I am a new follower from Holland. Like your blog. Nice things. Although my blog isn't yet translated..; I invite you to become a follower. I think you'll like the things I post.
Anyway, nice to meet you. Elizabeth

Michaja said...

I'm so happy to see that you have collected so many great items!
Enjoy the weekend.
xxx
Michaja

rosie said...

You are an inspiration. God bless.