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Just a quick short and sweet post tonight… but I finally get to share my african flower project with you all! This is what I made my niece for her 1st birthday which was on Thursday.

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I love it! I mean really love it! I am so pleased with the way it turned out, for a while I was seriously doubting my “a purple giraffe would look awesome” decision but I’m not now :)

The pattern is Jedi the Curious Giraffe from the oh so talented Heidi Bears. I have had her Hippo pattern on my wish list for an age…. and now I want to make them all… I’m sure Emma would love an african flower animal zoo right?!

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Heidi’s pattern was brilliant, so clear, how-to’s of every step and excellent photo’s to check you are headed in the right direction… literally!
On that note joining motifs late at night and half asleep is not helpful… there will be frogging.

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I love crochet! <3

Have you made any of Heidi Bears patterns?

Naomi x2





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Happy Monday! :)

I’m back again to link up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. As I have managed to go a week without blogging again… One of these days I’ll get myself organised into a good routine of posting! So here is the outlook for our week ahead…

As I look outside my window::

Cloudy blue skies and sunshine, but judging by the plants in my front garden it is pretty windy out there… but then it is aways pretty windy where we live! Warm enough for me though :)

Right now I am::

Sitting on the sofa typing this post up, letting Emma enjoy her bit of tv for the day (she wanted to watch Ice Age 3).

Thinking and Pondering::

About the things I need to try and get done before Vince leaves for work at lunch time… what we are going to have for lunch… what Emma’s afternoon craft activity will be today…

On my bedside table::

My bible, glasses, phone charger and a box of tissues.

On my TV this week::

Erm… not much actually. Vince and I are catching up with Arrow sporadically on the laptop but that is about it.

Listening to::

Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros, Hillsong United, Nursery Rhymes (lol)

On the menu this week::

Monday – Tuna Pasta Bake
Tuesday – Chicken & Mushroom Pie w/ Spinach Salad
Wednesday – Couscous with Prawns and Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables
Thursday – Stir Fry
Friday – Plaice, Quinoa, Veg
Saturday – Mini Roast
Sunday – Church BBQ

On my to do list today::

Quiet Time
Washing Up
Post some birthday cards
Animal themed craft with Emma

Happening this week::

Tues – Family walk and picnic in the country (weather permitting)
Weds – Our last Christianity Explored meeting (it was postponed 2 weeks ago due to illness)
Thurs – Mum’s Bible study group (I hope but chickenpox is going around so it’s all a bit up in the air)
Sun – Church BBQ

A nice quiet week really :)

What I am creating::

Ignoring all unfinished projects I am midway through crocheting something new… but it is a surprise so I will share when it is complete and revealed :)

My simple pleasure::

A good cup of Earl Grey tea with milk and honey… preferably made by the hubs :)

Looking around the house::

Well… it all needs a bit of a pick up… there just seems to be toys – or bits of toys – everywhere at the moment. A good sort out is needed, will probably be added to todays list of things to be done.

From the camera::

(cousins and their daddies <3 )

Bible verse, Devotional::

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-9 NIV

Naomi x2






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happy homemaker monday – 23/06/14

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Five Fact Friday

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