Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Peace and Quiet

We left the city for some fresh air at a friend's cottage in Gravenhurst.  Two moms and three kids on an outdoor adventure.   Only a two hours drive and a twenty minute boat ride, we arrive at paradise.

Lots of rocks, trees and moss (my favourite) surround us in every direction.   We spotted some "others" on our third day.

Beautiful sunsets in shades of pink and orange.

Lots of tree climbing and toad catching, swimming, canoeing, reading books and baking yummy sticky rolls. Jigsaw puzzles, VHS Disney classics, marshmallow toasting and star gazing in the evenings.

"Bakugan" and "John" in their bucket terrarium.  Can you SPOT them?

Five glorious days later, we crawled home in the traffic, refuelled on chicken nuggets, and returned to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Tiny Tea Party

A little friend of mine was celebrating her 5th birthday recently.  I know of her love for tiny things, so I decided to make her a set of Tea Cakes to have with her dolls.

These six sweet cuties were made of FIMO one evening while watching TV.

I found the plate (2" wide) at an enormous garage sale about ten years ago, and it has been waiting for just the right reason to be used.
The chocolate eclair is my favourite cake, and I must confess, that I had to buy the real thing the next day because the craving was just too strong to fight!

My mum e-mailed to say that she wants the same plate of goodies as a fridge magnet.  Come to think of it, so do I.