how cool does the snow look on the roof and hand rails...... these were the icicles from our roof, they look so pretty, yet I wouldn't want to be standing under them when they decided to fall...
no rest from work - even on the ski slopes....
Last week we ventured up to Mt Hotham for a few days to meet with friends. I haven't been to the snow for years - let a lone with kids, so it was a big production to even get there. Of course as usual, I packed too much and forgot the baby carrier, but all in all it was a fun time.
It was so weird to be all of a sudden in an 'all white terrain' - with alien looking beings scooting past you on their skis and snowboards.
I kept looking at the kids faces for their reaction of what was going on around them. They just had these 'mmmmm, weeeeiiiirrrd' looks on their little frost bitten faces.....well actually not frostbitten, we were very warm, and the sun was shining and it felt amazing.
Maybe next time I might go down a hill or two!
The most exciting part was building the snowman. I had BIG ideas on how I envisaged it to look. I had the kids all worded up to help and gave them all a job to do....but slowly....one by one....they dropped off like flies and lost interest - so it was left to me to finish the job.
Actually they didn't really even start, I took over and had so many demands from their little beings that they couldn't keep up with the workload!
I am happy with the outcome. The shape of his head was great, I just wished I had extra time to give him a perfect round tummy like the books........
So I have been working on how to improve on my work, and as you can see by the arrows drawn - I just need to round off a few bits at the bottom and pack a scarf and a top hat and he will be perfect.
Mmmmmm I think I need to go there now and finish it off.
rings for the little miss.....or big miss.... of course the little treasures were a big hit, new colours too.... the stand from a distance, I might have stretched out a little more than my allocated space....whoops..... I found this little piece of moss the day before shopping so I had to buy it - I thought it would suit the stand. It worked perfectly as a nice little platform for my badges, ring and mirror to be tried on and looked at.
Even though a few little ones thought it was part of the lolly display and slinked away with them, it was still a big hit.
I tried a few little 'tough guy' wrist bands for boys, they were fun to make and give boys an accessory of their own for once!
a new stand again...I'm like Disneyland - never complete! What a week! Well actually going by the date on the blog - 2 weeks!
I was hoping to have written a little note before leaving for Sydney, but I was using every available second preparing my stand.
We have just returned from being away at the snow. I jumped off the plane from Sydney to my awaiting family and then hotfooted it up to Mt Hotham for a few days - needless to say - I am absolutely....buggered! But I couldn't go to bed without giving you a little idea of how I looked at magnolia square.
Little bubble and tree got an honourable mention for Visual merchandising, so it was a nice pat on the back.