Thursday, July 31, 2014

Taking Stock| in Winter



Making : lists for a new Intentional learning craft pack, doing winter pinnie orders + selecting fabrics for a spring collection of Sunday pinnies.
Cooking : Mexican recipe share here and here, trying out dumplings, making everything's wonderful spaghetti sauce (recipe here) + eating pad Thai tonight, Nom Nom.
Drinking : Cuban Rum, really good JJ Hahn Shiraz and copious cups of milky tea
Reading: the Alphabet Family Journal, My Abuela's table by Daniella Germain and revisiting Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy. Such great reads.  I've read these blogs today catching up-piperandpoppies, veggie mummalunchlady, practising simplicity the 52 series, documenting delightfoxslane and the new work by Ramak Bamzar
Wanting: to take time to read my new Frankie magazine and blog. 
Acknowledging: my desire for community, I really liked the Village, you should read it if you haven't.
Looking: over photos and reminiscing. Grateful for story, for the time with family and friends and watching my tribe grow up.
Playing: with a borrowed Canon Mark 2. I'm going to share some photos from my adventures over the course of the week in Stills.
Deciding: whether to have a pj day tomorrow while l sew and head to kinder would that be uncool?
Wishing: I had a date with Adam.
Enjoying: nighttime with the glow of the oil burner, smell of lavender and eucalyptus and the lamps on.
Waiting: for things to slow down.
Liking: orange dark chocolate, the firelight of beeswax candles at night and my vases of daffodils + mint from the garden.
Wondering: if anyone actually reads my blog, yep I ask myself this question.
Loving: Beth Orton, baking and smell of bread rising.
Pondering: why jealousy and hate are so prevalent, what about sharing joy, love and grace. Just don't get it.
Considering: buying Julia Donaldson's Paper dolls for poppy and Stick Man for my little one. One of my favourite things is snuggling on the couch and reading to them. There is such beauty in story telling and sharing the joy of imagination.
Watching: Little fox learning words, sharing his thoughts and feelings. Witnessing Miss 4 applauding his efforts, sharing in his conversations and how they sing together in the car. He is turning into a feisty, passionate and very funny little boy.
Hoping: my beautiful friend Sonia knows the peace of God and the stillness of being present.
Marvelling: at the beauty of laughter and gift of shared hugs.
Needing: money to pay the bills there I said it.
Smelling: mint, eucalyptus, sandalwood and beeswax.
Wearing: linen, warm wraps, layers of metalicus and my saltwaters with tights.
Following: the last episodes of offspring- last night I admitted to being addicted to this. If they end it here l will have a meltdown. How about you are you as bad as l am. I just want Nina to find happiness is that to much to ask?
Noticing: the wattle coming into flower and the red leaves of the blueberry plant falling off.
Knowing: the word of God and his immense live right now.
Thinking: it's wine o'clock.
Feeling: gratitude and grief at the moment.
Admiring: the blend of cotton, fabric and thread and how beautiful the process of sewing and creating can be.
Sorting: out wardrobe and spring cleaning the linen closet.
Buying: vintage bedlinen and handmade knits
Getting: bags and bunting ready to shoot for the shop. You can find all reversible Sunday pinnie's, unisex fox pants, intentional learning resources and custom orders shop over here
Holding: a poppyfoxathome giveaway have a look over here.
Bookmarking: fabrics for future wrap skirts and quilts, I really love fabric.
Disliking: people who in their jealousy and hate lash out and take enjoyment in hurting others.
Opening: myself to learning
, shared love, truth and letting go of all else. I embrace it all, I am present and I'm taking it all in. 
Feeling: full to the brim.
Snacking: on chocolate and macadamia cookies just out of the oven
Coveting: this artwork l would love this for my wall.
Wishing: that the conflict in Gaza would cease {I read this amazing editorial here, if you haven't read it you should}
Helping: my mother.
Hearing: the wind through the gums and the sound of slanting rain on the front window. 

Joining Pip, taking stock and getting back into the swing of things. What things are you filling your days and your thoughts? I'd love to hear from you. Remember head over to Instagram and enter our giveaway ok. 
x Mummafox

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Monday, July 28, 2014

30/52: a portrait project

  " a portrait of my children, every week, for 2014."


Miss Four| the light on your hair, such concentration. 


Little Fox| first independant babychino. 

~ Joining Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for the 52/2014 project ~
You can read all about last year's 52/2013 project and see all the 52 portraits of my tribe here

We are running a giveaway over on Instagram @thepoppyfox of a poppyfox creation, handmade in my studio in Melbourne. You can find our reversible Subday pinnie's, fox pants, accesories and our Intebtional learning resources here. Reversible Charlie Slings and Amber totes will be stoked this week in the shop. 
I'm going to attempt a kitchen + Intentional learning blogpost tomorrow as miss 4 heads to kinder, so stay tuned. 
Have a great week everyone. 
X Mummafox

Friday, July 25, 2014

Reflections on grieving



Today is an extremely hard day. My best friend fights to the end with terminal cancer and I sit grieving. It's hit me today. I had to write words of love to her so as to not have regrets at the end. For later it will be to late. Almost 20 years of hopes, dreams and adventures, both of us mothers, story tellers, social workers, Christians, spiritual sisters and wives = a lot of sharing. I hold gratitude in my heart for her. For all we have shared. I'm grateful for the little things, from them big things grow. I'm thankful for God's endless love and grace. For stillness. My husband's support and love as he lets me lean on him, Tully's hugs, my daughter's laughter, for long lasting friendships and most of all for life. Today I am sad but grateful. Hold people close, love, love, love, say what needs to be said and don't leave things unfinished. 
Hug your little ones a little bit tighter tonight ok and be grateful. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BITS + PIECES- Stills: a weekly collection.



This week's Stills:
1. My bedroom. After two winters I still love my Winters Nest Quilt. Took a while for me to create it but they all do. 
2. Winter light
3-4. Ramak + my cheeky tribe
5. Lots of custom orders {you can find our shop for our bibs, reversible Sunday pinnie's and more here}.
6. I feel so grateful to be a mother. 
7. Miss 4 at Heidi , wearing one of our Poppyfox reversible pinnie's. 
8. Always on the move. 
9-10. Fairies + the most incredible tree.
11. The moment when my little one has is babychino all by himself. 
12. I had my first lesson in digital photography, it was a lend but I'm saving for my own, one day {more photos to come}. 

I'm joining Em for Stills and you can read all about the past Poppyfoxathome Stills here, there has been a few. Follow me over at bloglovin here and let me know what you have been up to?
x Mummafox

Saturday, July 19, 2014

29/52: a portrait project

  " a portrait of my children, every week, for 2014."


Miss Four| your a fairy in human form you belong amongst the trees + winter light. 


Little Fox| getting you to stop is impossible so this week it's a photo taken as your moving.


Siblings| playing at dusk in the enchanted forest at Heidi was such a blessing. Friends to play with, fairies to find and the coolest trees to climb.

~ Joining Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for the 52/2014 project ~
You can read all about last year's 52/2013 project and see all the 52 portraits of my tribe here

Miss 4 and Hellie wear our Sunday reversible pinnies. Did you know they are available to buy ($60 for a reversible pinnie!) and you can custom order too over in our shop. Handmade clothing, bags, quilts, bunting and Intentional learning resources for you and your little people {shop is found here}.

When we reach 400 followers over on Instagram we are having a giveaway to celebrate the Poppyfoxathome shop opening {see here } going to be a big one so get the word out, share the blog, link up and tag @thepoppyfox. And thank you to those who have left comments it's made my week as I recover from a headcold that won't go. Bring on the warmer months. Back to the sewing machine tomorrow for some hot pink winter pinnie making. It's going to be fun. 
Have a great week everyone. 
X Mummafox

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

28/52: a portrait project

  " a portrait of my children, every week, for 2014."


Little Fox| those cheeks.  


Miss Four| pure magic. 


Siblings| watching you become friends is such a privilege.

~ Joining Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for the 52/2014 project ~
You can read all about last year's 52/2013 project and see all the 52 portraits of my tribe here. More photos to come these are from the amazing Ramak and our adventure last week to the forest.
Little fox wears our fox pants, toshi beanie and vintage jumper his dad had as a baby. Miss 4 wears one of our Sunday reversible winter pinnies, and Typically red bonnet, did you know they are available to buy and you can custom order too over in our shop. Handmade clothing, bags, quilts, bunting and Intentional learning resources for you and your little people {shop is found here}.

When we reach 400 followers over on Instagram we are having a giveaway to celebrate the Poppyfoxathome shop opening {see here } going to be a big one so get the word out, share the blog, link up and tag @thepoppyfox. 
Have a great week everyone. 
X Mummafox


Thursday, July 10, 2014

BITS + PIECES: a weekly collection {school holiday edition}



I'm still trying to recover from a headcold that just won't go away. Finally the kids are happy and well and we've ventured outside for park and forest time. I've been slow blogging and hibernating it's winter. Cups of tea warm my hands, beeswax candels adorn our home and I hold little fox for sleeps because he is still tired from a lingering cough. 
We have been spending time creating, playing and baking for Intentional learning. We tried out cinnamon sugar cookies, em's version of pizza scrolls for lunch with cousins, soups, homemade bread and fluffy breadcrumbs for chicken.  There has been lots of playdate a over the school holidays, sewing days filling Poppyfox reversible Sunday pinnie orders {find our shop here}, leaving little time to blog. I'm still here just really busy. Next week kinder starts and fingers crossed I can finish all the half written intentional learning, gardening, kitchen and reflection blogposts I've been working on. But these school holidays we have had fun and enjoyed togetherness. Taking time to read to the tribe, drawing, harvesting from our garden, imaginative play and some movie marathons when's it's been raining. 
What have you been up to?

I'm joining Em for Stills and you can read all about the past Poppyfoxathome Stills here, there has been a few. Follow me over at bloglovin here and let me know what is happening in your world, I'd love to hear from you {yes really!!}.
x Mummafox

Monday, July 7, 2014

27/52: a portrait project

   " a portrait of my children, every week, for 2014."


Little Fox| the perfect day for sandplay. 


Miss Four| making fairy homes and nature mandalas. 


Siblings| Collecting leaves, sticks and creating sand castles together with friends. 

~ Joining Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for the 52/2014 project ~
You can read all about last year's 52/2013 project and see all the 52 portraits of my tribe here. I've enjoyed stopping and just enjoying the kids these holidays. Headcolds still linger but with the sun shinning today we headed to the park for some much needed time out. It felt wonderful to catch up with friends and simply enjoy simple pleasures. Watching the kids make sandcastles, the easy smiles and chatter. It's such a gift when you get the chance to spend time with friends. 

When we reach 400 followers over on Instagram we are having a giveaway to celebrate the Poppyfoxathome shop opening {see here } going to be a big one so get the word out, share the blog, link up and tag @thepoppyfox. 
What's been happening with you?
X Mummafox



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