Driving 8-9 hours to visit DS's family is normal for us. Last weekend we did the same trip to attend DGC's birthday party. Our DGC were both born in January so the birthday party was combined while they are still little. The party was in the form of a picnic in the park. All the kids had the freedom to run around and the adults were mingled and looked after their own children at the same time.
Please scroll down to see my five minutes miracle!
Bella and Finn's birthday cakes. It was date cake in the cups. DIL did a great job on them. They not only looked fabulous they were delicious as well.
Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Bella and Finn. Happy Birthday to you. Hip hip hurray!
A scenic scene in the park where we had the picnic. Everyone enjoyed the lovely afternoon.
A healthy and colourful party spread to share!
I hung the balloons from the oak tree branches. Bella tried to catch one of her birthday balloons, but she is not tall enough this year.
There was no junk food in this party. My DIL practices healthy habits for her family. I'm proud of her and hopes she keeps it up. My grandchildren are in good hands. Good on you Bron!
When I had five minutes before leaving for work one morning I decided to roll up the bundles ready to steam when I got home in the evening. In this bundle I used a sampler of leaves on silk.
I found these leaves on the ground one morning. I had no idea what they were! I wrapped them over using a silk noil previously dyed.
More windfall eucalyptus leaves. They sure give out a pretty colour. I love them!
This piece was the result of the samplers bundle above. The leaves not only give nice imprints they seemed to be dyeing the rest of the cloth as well.
More of the eucalyptus leaves dyed, but this time I folded them in a triangle shape. The result is quite pleasing. I quite like it.
Sometimes the dyed result is only a splash of colour. I don't mind it at all. Some projects such bojagi need plain texture fabric for variety.
Wow! What mixture of colours! Do you know what I used in this bundle? I only used two types of leaves here, prunus and eucalyptus. Prunus leaves dried very quickly. I didn't want to waste them so I sprinkled them thickly over a piece of silk and added a few eucalyptus leaves on the top. The result is as you see here. Crazy colours right?
I haven't been very active with my blog lately. You might already know that I am a co-organiser of the Japanese Textile Study Tour in April. April is only around the corner and I can feel the panic coming on...!