Giftsmas Market Season has commenced and Himself and I took ourselves off to our first-for-the-season at the Westergasfabriek over the weekend. It was filled with some of the most amazing hand-made products and art!
I love this stuffed toy stall, she makes the most wonderful flamingos! Beautiful stuffies are quite popular though, and there were more to be found just a few stalls away, both for sale, and as make-your-own project packs for a very good price! Would you like to know more?
One of my favourite pass times is picnics in the park. Large expanses of grass, big trees providing shade from the glaring sunshine, and lazy relaxation time with friends. An extension of this is Teddy Bears Picnics; with a loose definition of “teddy bear”!
(This year along with Titan the chihuahua, We had a pukeko and an elephant.)
Being Summer, we headed for the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens on the harbour for a piece of grass to spread out on for a few hours. We parked under an enormous fig tree (is there any other kind?) for protection and made ourselves comfortable with our cameras.
There were lots of people around, all doing their own version of nothing.
We did a little juggling and poi swinging,
some wild animal photography,
and personally I worked on a sock.
When was the last time you took time out to do your own brand of nothing in the great outdoors?
The Raffle to raise money for the QLD flood relief is still going but ends Monday, 24th, at 9am. If you have yet to enter just head to this post and follow the directions. The clean up efforts are just monumental, and every little bit helps.
Don’t forget if my wee Monsters aren’t to your liking there are many other crafty blogs involved who are making all different kinds of things to help with the Relief effort.
So far the combined efforts of all the blogs has raised over $45,000! Go Team Crafty Blogs! 😀
I may be spending some of my time off with pretty string and sticks in my hands.
You know what’s better than one monster?
Daw! He has a big brother!
Monsters are more fun in pairs *nodnodnod*