Monday, June 15, 2009

whip up round up JUNE 09 (A)

If you have been following me on twitter this past week [@whipup] you will know already
that I was interstate for work last week and my family joined me for
the long weekend, and when we returned we were quarantined just for
going interstate to a city with a high swine flu count. So the kids
and I have had a marvelous week of sort of homeschooling - Otilija has
learned to knit, Orlando has been speed reading Captain Underpants and
Roald Dahl books, they have both made a whole bunch of paddle pop and
toilet roll puppet characters and practiced a complicated dialogue for
these guys. We baked, we sewed, and we even did some cleaning up. Its
been a very relaxed week without rushing, without deadlines and
without any yelling at all.

Here is the lowdown of the good stuff from this past week at whipup:

I reviewed a fantastic book this week - felt furnishings - read the
: midnightsky
fibers giveaway
was a popular - winners will be contacted later in
the week - thank you all for entering : I am in love with the Barn Quilts
: read my lowdown on making soap at
: 4 fun free knitted and crocheted toy
: these sewn love
are adorable : and making neck ties
for my man is definitely on my to do list : so impressed with the crochet yo-yo
: and I reviewed retro
crafts here

kids stuff: activity
: playdough boredom
: I really like the shower
curtain playmat
: make your own coloring

Fun stuff: owl
softie - so cute
: pompom
- stylish and fun : another
: knit don the dillo :
knit and felt this funny bunny.

Sewing: sewing
machine cover
: this
is really very sweet : all about sewing
: recycled baby soakers
: how to make a values
: box
pleat apron
is pretty darn good : and the half
yard bag
is clever and cute.

Kids are off to soccer this cold cold morning - while I stay in and
catch up on some me time.

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