Ah, my lovely Planetarians, all 323 of you! You have no idea how much I have appreciated all your warm, generous and caring expressions of support over the past few weeks as I’ve worried about my Dad’s health. You have lifted my spirits when I thought nothing else could. Thankyou, you kind-hearted bunch – you’ve reminded me, yet again, why I love this bloggy caper so much! Thinking about writing this post has really helped me focus on the more pleasant parts of my week.
*I feasted upon* the most scrumptious boeuf bourguignon pie at a rare lunch alone with Mr PB at our-soon-to-be-local-French-patisserie Jean-Pascal! It was just luscious. I’m going to post about this little slice of heaven very soon in detail. To think that it will only be a 5 minute stroll from our house…
Oh, and on Friday night we toasted to the future happiness of the newly-minted Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a bottle of Tasmania’s finest bubbles, Jansz.
I know! It’s another silhouette item (I *promise* to stop now) but I just adore the wistfulness of it. And at $USD35 for a personalised family memento, I think it’s well-priced. I recently bought Vana Chupp’s fabulous book Silhouette Art which I am looking forward to using once we’re settled into our new house. Can’t you just see me in my room of my own, whipping up something like this for Planet Baby?!
* I enjoyed* finding these darling little porcelain birdies when in Magnolia Flowers buying flowers for my Dad. I just bought one at first. But then I realised that 3 pixies = 3 birdies so I returned and bought another pair. I’m so pleased I did. The pixies adore them.
I can just see them sitting on the kitchen window sill in our new house, can’t you? For now, they’re perched on our bedroom window ledge, as photographed by Joshua.
* I created* some colourful little bottles for the pixies and me using Sam’s old baby food jars. I can’t believe I’m even admitting to this, it was so ridiculously simple! However, after reading darling Tina’s blog for so long now, I’m starting to feel her influence is rubbing off on me – I am starting to see how I can transform the mundane into something pretty. Here’s the end result.
And these are the things I used to make one – once the jar had been emptied, of course!
I used De-Solv-it (a wonder product) to remove the sticky residue left by the label and then starting taping away with my favourite washi tape. All done in 5 minutes! And yes, you caught me – I did end up buying the French tape I posted about here ☺. Oh, and Miss India is very fond of the mini clothes pegs I covered with tape as well. She has placed an order for some pink ones!
* I read this* fabulous post at The Design Files which featured Hobart all last week (I highly recommend you read Lucy’s intriguing series of posts about Hobart).
|Hobart walking guide|
This cute little map highlighting some of my favourite Hobart haunts is just brilliant – small enough to print off and pop in your pocket when you next come to visit us on Planet Baby! Older Planetarians will recognise some of the shops mentioned from my posts about Love & Clutter, The Maker and Salamanca Market (here, here, here and here).
And Store & Co is my greatest treat to visit – now, finally we’ve bought our new house, I can actually start building up my wishlist of purchases. Ooh, look at those ribbons, the French jugs, the vintage maps, the cushions! Sigh…
* I watched* my baby boy have his very first haircut! With his 2nd birthday looming and his angelic curls almost past his shoulders, we knew the time had come. Remember how I posted about his curls here? Look at them, just before they were cut off. Oh, my curly-whirly boy!
I just love the look of shared anticipation on the pixies’ faces before the cut commenced.
I’m sorry to leave you hanging to see the grand reveal but I haven’t been able to keep him still enough since then to snap a photo! It’s on my to-do list ☺. Oh, and I kept his curls in an envelope to put in his baby book! Have a wonderful week, sweet Planetarians.