Hello lovely Planetarians, all 416 of you, scattered all over this little world! I hope you've all had a splendid weekend or are continuing to do so for those north of the Equator. Hobart's spring weather has been wildly unpredictable with torrential rain last night and intermittent spells of sunshine today. We've been doing yet more of The Great Unpack (slow and steady wins the race, doesn't it?), a spot of gardening and I've been slowly *easing* myself into some crafting again. Woo hoo! We were also lucky enough to have a dear friend visit from Melbourne as well. Here are some shots of our weekend.
Plans were hatched
Ever since clever fellow Planetarian Kate showed me this post, I've wanted to make our own little whiteboard. So, this is how I did it.
I chose some of my favourite scrapbook paper, a pretty Typo frame and cut the paper to size. I then slipped it behind the glass, grabbed my trusty Sharpie pen and hey presto! A nifty family whiteboard to use. The pixies love getting involved in planning our weekends and especially the honour of crossing a task off the list. When you're finished, you just wipe it clean and start again. Here were our plans.
Unfortunately, the woolly weather scuttled some of them. But the wardrobe de-cluttering is gathering pace ☺.
A birthday present was prepared
My lovely sister will receive her birthday present from me tomorrow so it's still *secret squirrel business* here on Planet Baby. But here's the wrapping I made.
And the card.
I'll show you the present soon.
I found some old friends
One of the things I've most enjoyed about The Great Unpack is finding all my books, especially the pre-Planet Baby ones. It's felt like being reunited with long-lost friends. And I've realised how much I've really missed them. I long for the time when I can actually read books from cover to cover in under a year! At the moment, I'm struggling to keep up with my growing pile of magazines. Here are some of my old friends.
I can't wait to re-read my Virginia Woolf now I have *my room of my own*! And I'll be intrigued to see what I think about 'I don't know how she does it' now I have the pixies. Will it be as funny as I remember? We'll see.
I finally organised Grandma and Grandpa's travel postcards
Mr PB's parents have been in Europe for about two months now. They've been very diligent in sending the pixies postcards. I finally had this Cavallini & Co wrapping paper laminated and stuck up the cards with Blutack and string. The pixies were enthralled.
The ones from St Petersburg should hopefully arrive this week so now we're all set to receive them.
I found some old marbled paper I'd made
I was so tickled to discover some intricate marbled paper I made about 15 years ago with Mr PB at an Adult Ed course. I had completely forgotten about it - sweet serendipity! Here's some of it.
And some more.
I was so inspired that I bought a set of marbling paints and some paper and hope to try them out soon. I made these ones using oil, I think, but apparently you can use water now - maybe YouTube will have some tips for me. Have any of you tried it?
Oh my. So much for bloggy rehab - look at the time! Time to get this head to bed. I'd love to hear what you all got up to this weekend - do share!