Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Now that the deadly snake has gone ...

... Back comes the resident kookaburra, of course. He even brought his best mate with him. They were probably snake hunting somewhere in the wilds. They looked a little hungry, so I guess they weren't too successful. No sympathy, boys!

My good friend Tracy of Hey Harriet suggested that instead of the usual boring old Easter Egg hunt, our grandchildren should show some initiative and embark on a snake hunt. Not!

In fact, now that the snake danger has passed, the tree outside my window has become alive with playful, chattering lorikeets, filling their little tummies with nectar from the eucalypt blossoms. Yum ... much better than those deadly snakes.

Speaking of yum, Mr Fudge arrived home from a day in the country with a dozen very large, very fresh eggs, and a load of figs just picked from the tree. I guess there will be lots of figgy tarts over the Easter holidays.

I had time to dash off one last sewing project before I shut up shop for the Easter break. The lovely Louise of Miffy's World creates the most fabulous aprons. She asked a few of us to test her latest pattern, so I decided to give it a retro look. I chose these two new fabrics from Keri Beyer of In the Beginning Fabrics, and got to work.

The instructions were easy to follow, with many helpful hints, like how to successfully attach the frill to the apron - guaranteed to save you many tears and tantrums down the track. So now it is finished and it will be part of the Easter Parade at Chez Fudge on Saturday. My, how the girls will be envious and probably want one of their own.

Now, if you pop over to BrisStyle you will have a chance to win your very own Made by Miffy apron, or two beautiful brooches by Little Chrissy. It's easy to enter, but hurry - offer ends soon!


Hey Harriet said...

Your kookaburra buddies are gorgeous! It's kind of odd to see them on the ground. I usually see them perched up high. Maybe they thought the Easter egg hunt hads started early! Wise move ditching my 'snake hunt' idea! Is it any wonder that friends & family never ask me to babysit their kids? ;D

Mmmmm...figs! The House 'o' Fudge is sounding like THE PLACE TO BE over the Easter period. I'll book a window table to take in the lovely sights of the birdies thanks!

Is that seriously an apron? It's the fanciest apron I've ever seen! I'd wear that for an evening out on the town!

Jade said...

Great apron! And how are those nature piccies? You take great shots. Have a wonderful Easter break.

Sally said...

Robyn, I love the shots of the lorikeets - so sweet in the gum!
Your take on the apron is amazing ... gorgeous fabrics, and so bold together. Hope you get a great response at the show.

Little Diva said...

Love the apron - you did a fantastic job - of course ! I also love the fabrics you've used.

Thanks for your comment on my blog and Happy Easter to you too.

Bec said...

What wonderful birdlife you have in your garden! We actually had a flock of kookas in our big gum tree this morning making such a racket. I LOVE it!!! Hey the apron looks sensational. I think I may have to purchase this pattern once it's on the market!!!
Happy Easter, XXX Bec

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos of your kookaburra and lorikeet friends. Your place looks like a beautiful area to live.

The apron looks fantastic!

I hope your grandchildren only find easter eggs in your garden. Happy Easter :)

Jetta's Nest said...

Robyn, that apron is gorgeous! It looks like a fabulous dress :)

I love your kookas too..there's nothing better than hearing a big group of kookas having a laugh as the sun goes down.

Trish Goodfield said...

Loiuse's apron looks great. So stylish

Sara Chapman said...

The figs are absolutely wonderful, and I love the shadow shots also. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment. Great work here.