Our son and his family came to stay for a week and they just left this morning. The G-kids have to start back at school and their parents need to go back to workback to work. Unfortunately it was far too short.
We had many sessions together at the Treehouse Studio. We stitched and created lots of small things. We also had a DS's birthday here. Mr Notjustnat and I arranged to take DGD for her first musical, The Lion King. She was thrilled and took it all in for a 6 and a half year old. We enjoyed it too!
My daughter-in-law Bron and I stole some time together and did some dyeing. The weather was as horrible as it could be this past week, but it didn't stop us putting on a couple of dye bundles! We also went out gathering some new leaves together too. In doing that we found some beautiful Australian native fruit Finger limes, and I made marmalade from them. A very busy, but productive week I would say!
|Mr Bear enjoyed a visit to the Treehouse Studio|
|DS's Birthday Cake, raspberry cheesecake, yummy!|
|One of the scenes from The Lion King, awesome show!|
|DGD's framed eco-dye artwork. Never too|
young to dye!
|Various Eucalyptus leaves. Blue tint from red cabbage.|
|Intense green and red dyed on silk.|
|Eucalyptus leaves on wool.|
|Seriously red! Eucalyptus Nicholii on silk scarf.|
|With a little help from purple carrot.|
|Australian native fruit. Finger lime|
|Ruby red marmalade made with Finger Lime fruit|
Below is a poster from one of my students Glenise who took my eco-dye workshop recently. She asked if I could spread the word for a good cause. Glenise is organizing a fun event to raise funds for Gembrook's CFA (Country Fire Authority). If you can, please support our CFA. They are doing a great job for our country communities.
She has kindly offered me a table to sell or promote my dyeing products and workshop. I turned it down this time because it was too short notice and with our trip only around the corner. I can't fit another thing in!
Have you noticed I've changed my blog banner? What do you think? The weather continues to be horrid, and it will be the same for the rest of this week! Hope you all keeping well and warm or cool!
Until next time