The weekend was great, thanks for asking. But COLD. Lordy, even I, a seasoned Melbournite who DOES love the winter (which by the way, is the Muppet's middle name, that's how much we DIG THE COLD) was frozen to the bone in the city, which is on average 3-4 degrees warmer than the hills where I live. But anyway. The highlights?
Dr-Mr's birthday. Celebrated with presents and cupcakes from the crabapple bakery. Today is the actual day, so there are MORE cupcakes from the local bakery and I am cooking a meal (yep, you read that right) for him tonight to mark the occasion. Georgie wrapped his own present. Obviously.
We found this lovely Doll House for Ruby at our local vintage furniture store which is usually super overpriced, but we got this little Grandpa made gem for $28. I love it.
We also bought this jumperoo thing for her, as she was getting a bit over the playmat and other toys. So delightful when we first put her in it, she was the most excited I have ever seen her, she just kept looking at us and BEAMING, leaning down close to inspect the toys and lights and then look up, wiggle and beam. Yup, I cried a little (again) at her joy. Dr-Mr put it together while I fed her dinner (pureed chicken and pumpkin), which is why she is sporting it all over her shirt. She doesn't usually look like a baby hobo, all one pant up, one pant down, one sock and covered in food. Just saying.
Sunday was a sewing lesson with Bec, from Amy and we made zippered purses. Don't look at this stitches TOO closely, but I don't think you could have found two more proud crafters. I'm the pink. This was followed by a delicious eggy lunch, a Queen visit (hello new sailor pants) and a visit to Beck Wheeler's studio where I purchased 3 tiny monster paintings for Ruby's room. Which I WILL photograph one day. Just because it's lovely and I love it.
Attempted Craft Experiment 2 (finally) today details to follow shortly. Just waiting for Muppet to wake up, I think we are going to head to the library this afternoon for some more books. Because she's a reader, yo. I also said I would host my Mother's Group here tomorrow, thinking it would inspire me to clean, but no. Lacking inspiration. I tidied, maybe will vacuum later or tomorrow morning. Wanting to just warm my cold feet by the fire. Am hoping YOU are warm. And cosy. And drinking tea. Possibly with biscuits.