Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Let's go fly a kite.

Friends of ours have bought a half a hill and this old shed on the outskirts of Daylesford.

The have the most amazing views in every direction.

And they have wind when no one else does.

Perfect for kite flying.

I have a feeling we're going to be spending a lot of time flying kites on that hill this Summer.

I have a plan to make a kite bubbling away in the back of my mind. Have you ever made a kite? Have you got any suggestions for me?


  1. the kids have made many kites with paper, plastic bags, sticks...a kite that flies high into the sky?..nope...but they had lots of fun running around with their kites dragging behind them.
    watching kites fly is mesmerising and your squid? is cuuute :)

  2. What great friends to have! Looks amazing :)
    Good luck with the kite making xox

  3. What about rummaging through the 'dress ups' bit or the ladies section of your local Op shops to see if there is any silk or satin type fabric to use. That way you're not buying new even better you're up-cycling something old. I did this when I was significantly younger than now and it worked a treat for my kite. Good luck, Peta

  4. Look at how green and lush the grass is. It is so brown here. :(
    Enjoy your kite making

  5. Wow lucky them...fond memories of my 1st Kite flying with my Grandpa on holiday in 1955 l was three and l can remeber it as if it was yesterday
    thanks for the reminder hugs xx

  6. red sky squid is super...make some flying fish!redic

  7. Love that red kite!
    You will have lots of fun this summer. No hints on making kite's though - can't wait to see your creation.

  8. That sure is a gorgeous view!!! Will your friends build there one day??

    Take Care
    Jodie :)

  9. OMG!!! Have you sen this shop?
    I thought of you as soon as I saw it!!

  10. Maybe that really thin and light wood (can't think of name... aggghhhh... like broom handles but much thinner and lighter) from the hardware store or boning (also light) for structure....??

    Great idea. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  11. Oh wow, an octopus kite! Be still my beating heart! That is the cutest kite ever.


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