woke myself up at 6am, farmer boy woke himself up at 4am so he could milk the cows and be home in time. in time for ? a little trip over to rushworth to this deceased estate garage sale.
i got the kids up..it was still dark and they were so cute and excited...
on the way veda cracked it with her daddys choice of music in the car and then he cracked it with her because he puts up with AND sings along to all of her music choices. then i remembered how i like to drive alone peacefully through the countryside ;-) anyway that moment passed and driving through the ironbark forests...so beautiful ...i love rushworth.
we get to the garage sale. we are 30 minutes early and there are a couple of people walking out with books! hey! i run inside ..the kids and muzz follow... and ohhh...this lady was an artist. a cat lover. a book lover . a dress maker.
but the most wonderful thing was, there was this beautiful old lady bringing all of this stuff outside for the sale. and she tells me that about this lady that has died. and that she misses her dearly . it was her friend.
they were even selling all of her photo albums. the kids had a great time looking through them. she took a lot of photos of cats. im imagining that she didnt have any family alive now..but she did have dear friends. we left with some treasures, some fabric and buttons and a box of cat books. i got some cute shelves for my room too :-) for the rest of the day we were hoping for that old lady that it didnt rain on their sale. going to a deceased estate sale makes you think......the kids decided they didnt want any strangers having any of their stuff when they died. i imagined people rummaging through all of my stuff. stuff .stuff .stuff.
after the sale we went to the bakery and ate warm delicious food and we dreamt of buying the amazing old building in the main street.
we got home and veda decides lets go pick up that parcel from the post office- because we guessed it was the doll making supplies i had ordered from winterwood. so back in the car we jumped again, me and veda.
and for the rest of the day..right up until tea time.. in our house there was me and veda trying to work out how to make a waldorf type doll.....with about 5 websites open at once....then i decided to just make it up.... and sindri and amelie decided they were going to be absolutely wild. muzz had to work because his worker decided not to turn up to work.ever again. time to find someone new and fingers crossed, wonderful. but a pain for this weekend.
its a wonder the doll doesnt look more like a werewolf heehee.....
the kids had a giant pillow fight in the lounge (veda joined them) and then i got them to clean up while i worked out how to make doll hair.
by tea time i was standing at the kitchen bench scrambling eggs...quite appropriate really....while sewing doll hair on.
veda made her some clothes and here she is ..Pixie. new little sister to amelies Tinkie.
she has a definite personality and veda looooves her.