Sunday, December 1, 2013

#ILoveSummer

It's Sunday, it's warm and we have no place to be but here.

The days leading up to now have been busy, busy, busy and the days to come are looking just as mad. So today we're staying right here. We're catching up, we're keeping cool and we're taking it very slowly indeed.

Mostly my morning has looked like this. Pretty, summery coloured cotton, a crochet hook and coffee.

I'm doing my first market in forever next weekend and I've been hooking up some bunting motifs to pretty things up and quite possibly to sell. I guess I'll just have to see how many I get made.

I'll also be signing and selling my book, Vantastic. It'd make a great prezzie for your cousin/sister/teacher/bestie don't you think?!


The details are above. There will be heaps of cool makers and stuff there. PLEASE COME!

Meanwhile Miss Pepper is excavating crystals from a rock.

Miss Jazzy has a pen in her hand and her nose in a book. Always.

And Miss Indi is making pom-poms. We're thinking we might wrap some books up for the fete and make them all pretty. Brown paper and pretty colored string and pom-poms how fun!

And my farmer boy is planting peas, pruning roses and watering.

What a day!

Let's hope the rest of summer is as gorgeous as the first day.

Big love to you where ever you are.
What have you been up to lately?
Do you think you might come and visit us next weekend?
Hope so.

Happy new season.

xx

21 comments:

  1. Happy Summer Kate! We've been busy tending to animals and gardens and - most importantly - hanging Christmas lights and putting up the tree. Good luck for the markets.

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  2. Happy first day of summer. I spent it hanging out with a bunch of people you'd remember from school and their families. I love getting social in summer time xx

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  3. heart warming to see such a relaxed sunny post when it so cold, damp and dark over here in England. Though we are planning a walk on the beach later to gather driftwood to burn on the fire with that lovely blue flame.

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  4. I love your post, as I always do. We are all excited getting ready to hitch up Neecy (Denise) our caravan and head to family in Adelaide for Christmas. I will be taking my knitting, a few books and a huge thirst for the adventure of travel and my first go at towing the van. I have long lists of things to take and not take, but am pretty sure Vantastic will come off my bookcase and travel with us. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best of everything for 2014! I will be following you as trusty iPad goes wherever I go. 🎄🎅

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  5. I love your post, as I always do. We are all excited getting ready to hitch up Neecy (Denise) our caravan and head to family in Adelaide for Christmas. I will be taking my knitting, a few books and a huge thirst for the adventure of travel and my first go at towing the van. I have long lists of things to take and not take, but am pretty sure Vantastic will come off my bookcase and travel with us. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best of everything for 2014! I will be following you as trusty iPad goes wherever I go. 🎄🎅

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  6. My day sounded much like yours, as life is busy at the moment but today I got a chance to breathe. It was lovely!

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  7. Gosh I completely forgot it was the first day of summer, time to party! We had the ballet concert and our street Christmas party today, and both were awesome, bring on the hole I say. Good luck at the markets. mel x

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  8. Happy Summer! Love your bright cotton motifs, they're going to be stunning in a garland. This week is going to be crazy busy (sigh) but the "end" is in sight with our school holidays just around the corner. Can't wait!

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  9. So lovely to see news of warm weather and I love the colors of your yarns. It is quite cold where I live by Lake Ontario in upstate New York, so I will enjoy your posts! I really like the bunting motifs. Have fun at your market!

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  10. All the best for the market! Exciting! I have a eldest child obsessed with pom pom making at the moment too. I'm quite the fan of the pom pom at the moment, so i'm trying to convince her to make me a pom pom wreath for the front door. Lovely to catch up ever so briefly on Friday night. xo

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  11. Hi Kate, I have just orderes your book at Ama*on Germany and it's in stock and available. Isn't this great? I'm looking forward to read it!
    Jutta

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  12. The craft fair looks like tons of fun! Next weekend there are several Christmas fairs in my town, looking forward to supporting some local artists!

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  13. Ooooo is that the clover pom pom maker?! I've given up on my stupid one. It's total crap.

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    1. YES!! Emma, you absolutely must get yourself a couple. You'll never look back I promise. xx

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  14. Life looks good Kate. If I was anywhere near you I would come to this market, it sounds lovely x

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  15. What a fantastic day, so beautifully depicted with your photos and words.
    hugs,
    Meredith

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  16. oh happy days Kate! loving all those bright gelato flavoured coloured yarns! Your book is divine too kate...love flipping through it with dreams of one day having and caravan too! So lovely to see you at Voices and meet Farmer Bren xx

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  17. Hi Kate, What a lovely post. I love that crochet motif, do you know where that pattern can be found?
    I contacted you a while ago about your amazing book. I am starting a Craft Cafe in Keilor East, opening early January, I would love to stock your book, how can I get that? My Cafe will be the only Melbourne supplier of Bendigo Woollen Mills Wool, so I am sure it will be very fitting for my customers. Happy holidays. Robyn Unwind Craft Cafe.

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  18. Would love to visit next weekend... but it is unlikely. Good luck at the market! Summer is looking lovely at your place.

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  19. Love love love the colours. When I first saw them I thought gorgeous coasters with refreshing icy summer cocktails . Wouls so love to know where to learn how to crochet like that?

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  20. Yesterday your book arrived. OMG, I love it! But I think you have to write a new one about your trips and adventures on the road as you did already in your blog. It would be an important continuation of the first book. Do it, please!!
    I like your stile!
    Jutta

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