14 May, 2011

crafty commutes... and trying something new

(shhh) commuter bunny

 Well, hello there! (anyone still out there?)

If you are still stoppping by, you are a more patient creature than I --- I have been absent for ages, but thinking of blogging every day... if only I could work out the trick to mobile blogging!

commuter crochet

Life for the pickles clan has been so very different. New city, new home, new roles. I have been back to work full time whilst Mr Pickles has been staying at home with the Gherkin and Little Pickle (and the Pug, of course!). I have missed my little men terribly, but we are now (after three months) swapping back... back to being full time stay at home mummy again, whilst Mr Pickles goes back to the land of 9 to 5.

So, what have we learned about how the other half lives over the past three months?

1. Working is easy. Much easier than being a stay at home mum. BUT I cannot live without my boys. I could not sustain the absence from my boys for any longer, in fact, with only two weeks to go, I am dreading every single day away from them.

commuter craft - there's no place like... - small stitching for my workmates to hang in the office
(you can't see in this terribly lit photo, but there are cute little lines flying aound these ruby slippers)

2. Mr Pickles is an amazing, incredible, wonderful dad. I always knew about the amazing, incredible, wonderful man part, but less so about the competent dad part. I never gave him enough space or time to allow him to feel or show me how competent he really is. And he is fantastic. And our precious boys have grown in very different ways because of him - the Gherkin is funnier, Little Pickles giggles more, they do all sorts of funny stuff together... it has been really important for all of them, and for me too, to aspire to being able to parent like Mr Pickles.

3. Long commutes are brilliant for crafting! 3 hours on a train each day (I know, disgusting!) and I have been crafting up a storm. In fact, all the photos in this post are commuter crafts. Sydney commuters, it seems, are less familiar with the crocheting commuter, but my local, regular commuting friends adjusted.

Anyway, I hope you are all well and happy and I will be posting again soon :)

Have fun xo

ugh - can't get my bluetooth to work to get my mobile crafting photos into this post... technology! working on it... hope to have some more craft pics in here soon x

oh! and a little something the gherkin and i did together -
calico and food colouring in spray bottles.
so messy, and so much fun!

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to my other half who puts up with the mess, makes me happy and keeps me sane.
to my beautiful boys who give me so much i want to remember and make the everyday something to treasure.
to my mum who alway let me play with fabric and the good scissors, and who knows a lot of songs.
to my dad who was always happy for us to make a mess and who laughs at us when we deserve it.
to both parents for making sure i still got the work done.
to my dear friends for listening and for sharing the laughs.
and, to you for visiting!