Friday, November 5, 2010

When I Grow Up...



...I shall compile lists that I will not lose. When I grow up, my refrigerator magnets will be of kid-proof, industrial strength (and I will not very nearly and catastrophically forget kinder orientation day). One day soon, I shall effortlessly conjure sweet-smelling, baked things for lunchboxes and maintain a supply of greens in my vegetable crisper, not of the moldering kind. The Myrtle and Eunice household shall prance about in a continual supply of freshly laundered and perfectly pressed undies (as well as other apparel, including matching socks). There will be no need for the Mr to write notes on my behalf, of the ‘dog ate my homework’ kind, because I shall have crafted birthday presents years in advance. The day I turn grown up, is the day I become guru of the organised: blogging on allocated days, enjoying a nanosecond internet connection and two way, non-lurkery, bloggy communication. I shall sign up for markets willy nilly and raise a sympathetic eyebrow at fellow stallholders who put last minute touches at traffic lights on the way to the Daylesford Makers Market.

Bear with me in the meantime???













PS. If you are within spitting distance of the lovely Daylesford tomorrow, do come and pop by – those random pop-bys are always a veritable highlight. Another highlight, is that the Mr is coming along for the ride. Excitingly, this means we have a WHOLE DAY together just HANGING OUT. Better yet, this means I need not look desperately at anyone randomly popping by. Footloose and fancy free in the loo visiting department, me.

52 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh yes, i had this vision, i'm almost there, organiser on the fridge, party dates written in, handmade gifts wrapped & ready, even organised with stock in advance for markets . . . but that's the fantasty of when you're a housewife, all children in school & it's taken a while to perfect (eldest off to high school next year). It's a mindset & having children who can read & remind you of upcoming events, even organise the odd car pooling when you have 5 parties for 4 children on the same day!! If anything, my children are organised!! Good luck at the markets, have a blast, sorry i'm not in spitting distance just cyber from Canberra. Love Posie

Andi said...

Sounds like heaven.
Does one have to die before getting there?

Cindy said...

So basically you wanna be me ... hee hee.
I am so bummed I don't think I will make it out unless I have 2 kidlets in tow singing the dolcet tunes of "are we there yet" and "can we go home now" = ohhh yeah.
Hope you have a super tops day though and can I please purchase the wooden dino tag for the dino crazed boy!

Michelle said...

But where is the excitement, and the sense of living by tge seat of your pants?

I would dearly love to be spitting dstance from Daylesford but will just have to admire your gorgeous wares from a distance.

Enjoy the day with the Mr.

(I am finishing of a present for a birthday tomoorw right now, and mum still desn't have the quilt I was maint for her birthday in April)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Doing things on the hop is always more fun! Have a brilliant day at the markets - your wares look amazing - especially the reindeer tag (I have a thing for reindeers at the mo).

Tas said...

If it is any consolation, pressed undies are over-rated ;) Meanwhile I am sitting here wishing that I lived near Daylesford. Lovely stuff.

Kate said...

All being well I'll be seeing ya in the good morning.
And for what its worth, I think being grown up would be overrated.

Stomper Girl said...

Have a lovely market, meanwhile don't expect me it's school fete madness down our neck of the woods.

As for ironed underpants and socks, I just don't see the point of them.

Lindy in Brisbane said...

I'm with Kate, I think being grown up is over-rated. A bit more organized would be good, but if you're grown up you'd have to be sensible and not tell dirty jokes or play hide and seek with your kids or jump in puddles on rainy days. Who wants that? Embrace your inner child I say!

june at noon said...

Your things are lovely and so are you ... just as un-grown-up as you think you are. :) Hope the market goes well.

One Flew Over said...

If youwant to keep your vegies crisp...look no further than Tupperware's fridgemart system. I shit you not...it is amazing. I love mine!

Can I also quickly add how beautiful those tags are...be sure to save me some x

Have a fab day...weather is looking to be gorg.

june at noon said...

I just realized my comment may have sounded like I was calling you un-grown-up, when really I was just saying "just as you are" in a slightly more verbose attempt at being silly. Oops!

Nikki said...

Who irons undies??? Being grown up sounds like it'd be no fun at all.

Have a great market day, Mrs!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Being grown up sounds like a whole lotta hassle. stay as you are,. we love you for it. and let me know what doesn't sell so we can snaffle it up ourselves- it all looks fab and have a great day tomorrow. x

Tracy said...

Good luck tomorrow. Your wares look wonderful. I wouldn't worry too much about the rest either. It doesn't sound like there would be much time left for fun.

CurlyPops said...

I soo wish I could make it tomorrow just so I could snap up one of everything in those photos!
Have fun tomorrow - how sweet to have a child free date with the Mr to a craft market!

Melbourne Vintage said...

You know I think you're doing exceptionally well. I can't even get my teeth brushed most days and I have just managed to gocco on my hand instead of the cards, so really... PS Gold Gocco ink is impossible to wash off skin... just saying!

lilredsquirrel said...

I know nothing about being a grown up - doesn't sound like much fun to me! Have to say the snippets of your stuff look fab, and if the sun is shining I think I will be off to Dalesford too.

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

I wish I could make it that way tomorrow but I don't think it's to be this week. I'd love to see all the gorgeousness that you have made. I love the look of those butterfly cards and the wooden tags. You make such beautiful stuff.

I hope you and the Mr have a lovely day out.

Anonymous said...

T
Seriously...?
Undies need to be ironed...?
Only adds to global warming, I say.

Now some of those things up there look like they have the potential to be a little Christmassy. This from a woman who ALWAYS refused Christmassy design briefs?
Lovely stuff.

Mel said...

Um lady, if this loot is coming from you 'pre-growned up' than I say for the love of god stay that way. Or wait, maybe the stuff will get even BETTER ... nah you'll have no time to make stuff in between loads of laundry and ironing undies.

Shame I won't be anywhere near the vicinity of where you'll be but have a great toilet-break filled day!

beck said...

Hey beautiful, hope to see you tomorrow! Keep an eye out for my friend, Phillippa (Fippa Fabric), maybe you could be toilet break buddies?! xo

Sue said...

How old is "grown up"?
I'm 57 years, 11 months, 7 days and 13 hours old.
I'm hoping it's this year

Sue said...

Oh and yes, I wish I was close to Daylesford. Those tags are delicious.

Sandrine said...

Oh I wish I was grown too, organised peaceful and calm instead of completely insane preparing for a market!
However, your goodies look like to die for!So all the best Mrs T :) xx

Christie said...

Growing up sounds swell, think i'll have to give it a shot too!

Your work looks great, have a fab time at the market with the Mr!

Cass said...

Growing up sounds great. I wish I could pop by tomorrow everything looks great. Good luck

flowerpress said...

Love that blue leaf!
If it helps I've dropped the ball a few times this week, including turning up for a soccer game just as it finished! But I don't want to be grown up, i want a grown up to come and do the undie ironing for me!
Have a good date with the Mr.

teddybearswednesday said...

Damn, should have made this weekend my weekend to Daylesford.
But sorry I don't ever want to grow up because then I couldn't play with my guys, buy ridiculous furniture for them and most possibly never to be to find anything in my perfect clean and ordered house. xo

A Peppermint Penguin said...

That minus the kid stuff.

Your stuff looks fabulous (of course).

My stuff looks... less than fabulous and the last minute finishing malarkey is on hold due to flat batteries.

Have a wonderful time on Saturday.

I will settle for surviving.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I fear with all of that 'being supremely organised-pressed undies-baked sweetness and non mouldering vege' may come at the expense of FUN and the wonderful state of flux that is life... that's how I justify it anyway.. hmm. Am off to the Steiner fair in Castlemaine tomorrow, will hopefully have time left to come to the market. Hope it goes well for you. Cheers. Peta

Fer said...

Have you been watching 'The Stepford Wives' or something? I hope you don't grow up, you wouldn't be half as much fun then. :)

Have fun at Daylesford, wish I could just pop by!

Catherine said...

Oh, you sound like (a more articulate) me - I can definitely relate to wishing for "lists I will not lose..." (personally I've almost given up writing them!). Best wishes for tomorrow!

jolijou said...

see?! You've got me laughing again! I'm soo bearin' witcha girl! In fact if you where to start ironing undies and matching socks (or actually using the insides of warderobes) I'd feel highly betrayed. Keep it up, you're making me feel normal!
Gorgeous crafts for the market! J'(absolutely)adore those stencily fabric cards!
x A

Cute as Buttons said...

Oh I wish I lived near Daylesford. I love those Christmas tags...actually I think they'd be neat decorations, too. I often use the 'when I grow up' phrase, too! I've eased off a bit cause I said it when I was teaching some 12yr olds and one of them literally fell off his chair laughing at me...I kid you not, fell to the ground. I also openly attach buttons while at markets and have often been known to ask buyers to have a bit of a prowl around while I finish off their purchase...adds to the handmade appeal, I keep saying to myself. Now promise you will NEVER grow up - you are delightful.

peppermintpatcher said...

Lots of people your age and my age are grown ups. I am happy not to be one of them. Embrace your inner child, but not for too long - she has quite a lot of work to do...

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

Oh, that is my dream too...

Thanks for letting us all feel normal. One of the main reasons why I love your blog, apart from the absolutely gorgeous stuff that you make - I wish I was in Daylesford on the weekend too!

Kylie said...

Good luck at the markets Tania :) Kx

p.s. I actually like you just the way you are ;)

Kylie said...

You had me spitting my coffee over the keyboard with the ironing undies comment - I had a great Aunt who ironed everything including her undies and sheets - I always thought it was crazy, I found myself ironing a pillow case the other day LOL.

Have a great day with the Mr at Market tomorrow. Wish I was spitting distance (I was a few years ago - maybe again another year:)

Holly said...

Oh dear. I'm not sure that I will ever grow up!! Who likes those organized people anyway??

Your craft show items are BEAUTIFUL. No one would ever know that the last minute touches were completed in transit.

Lola Nova said...

Everything is looking top notch over here, I wish I could pop by for a visit!
When I grow up I want to be just a slightly better version of myself...or a rock star.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Oh , please don't grow up !!
I'd drop by tomorrow , if I could , But doggie paddling that far might take too long ....
Have fun !!!!!
(Word verification is redyly , as in I'd redyly step in at loo break time .)

Bonnie said...

oh yes, I am loving your craftiness. Love the wooden tags and the cut outs!

innercitygarden said...

Last week the Bloke and I totally failed on Invitation Reading 101. We were both totally sure that the party was Sunday. It was Saturday. We didn't realise until Sunday. The kid missed his best friend's birthday party (and is now totally determined to read so that he's not vulnerable to our inadequacies any longer). We wont be able to hang with you at all when you're a grown up.

crzylady said...

ohhh, being grown up sounds so magical. How do I get in on that?

Amanda said...

I don't think there is anything more perfect then your work. Just spectacular!!

And your list sounds so much like mine. Oooh wouldn't it be nice...

Sally said...

Hope you're having/had a great day at the markets.

I too need to be more organised... but then sometimes I think ignorance is bliss - who knows what I am forgetting?

Claire Gale said...

what beautiful fresh christmas styling, and eggs on toast are a frequent visitor to our table too. so glad to have found your blog....where've you been all my blog life?

jo so and sew said...

wow! a flurry of activity at your house.... hope the market goes well... have you thought about Beaumaris Artist's Market? I'm going...

Heidi said...

Your blog is wonderful this was my first stop and I'll be back. I loved your images and those wood ornaments.

I need to focus on the greens and not so much on the baking!

grrl + dog said...

you just have

the

freakin best
presentation..

one day when I grow up I wanna
do that too.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Oh when you do grow up, could you come around to my place and teach me how! I'm so glad my Man is all grow-ed up, he keeps this place running and the three of us fed. And as he owns less pairs of undies than I do, he takes note of when washing really should be done :) hehehe.. now I think about it, maybe it's fun not growing up after all!