Friday, 22 October 2010

just a bit mad......

Just wanted to pop in and say hi. I've got a busy weekend coming up. It's Ari's birthday, and we're having a Mad Hatter's Tea Party themed party. Eeeekkkk. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how to make it look all mad hatterish, without spending heaps of money and lots of time to make it work. Hoping the sunshine will hold out so we can be outside, and not have 20 kids running around inside!

Ari wants to theme himself on Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter. I wouldn't mind to look a little like Mia Wasikowska, but I'll be wearing this outfit (it's already made and requires no extra effort). Ari + Mish have both asked me to sew them a 'patchwork shirt' and 'little dress', just sew it up today, mummy. No worries at all. 

Why oh why do I keep adding to my list of things to do, instead of sticking with crossing off the one list and trying to keep my life simple and slow and quiet - where I can breathe steadily and deeply. My slow project has been rapidly pushed to the backburner, as I feel my heart beat and mind running ahead of me. The next few months are going to test me and my ability to multi-task, and not have a breakdown, and manage to do the washing up and keep some food in the house as well {had to ask my sister to bring some lunch to school for Ari today, as I haven't managed to go shopping since we got home from holiday!!}.

So - xxxxxxx Enjoy your weekend.

{*Alice + Mad Hatter images from here. The animal ones were taken while on our holiday at the Cairns Zoo}.


  1. That sounds like such a fun theme! Kids love tea parties too - how about lots of teapots and cups and maybe a stuffed (dor)mouse in Ari's? I can't even remember what else happened at that tea party, I obviously need to read the book again. Hazel's keen to as well but I don't think she's ready for the original and Mat doesn't like the Disney-fied versions of anything in the house (can't say I blame him much but it's good for the littlies).

    Good luck with eveyrthing in the next few months, I'm sure you can do it! You sound a lot like me in this regard and I know when it really comes down to it I can be super-organised even if I can't sustain it for forever. Makes me wish I WAS one of those people though, life must be easier!

  2. Good luck with everything!! Party sounds like fun even if a bit of extra effort :0) I know what you mean about life being busy though - phew I am waiting for it to slow down....

  3. Wishing you sunshine and fun for the party . Love the kooka photo !

  4. I hope you had a mad hatterish but good weekend and that you were able to have Ari`s party outdoors.

    Loved the skirt in your previous post. And the stacks of fabric was mouth watering...Eyecandy!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. How much fun and so wonderful to put so much effort in. The other day we were invited to a mad hatter's tea party and I went all out - I never felt so glamorous or colourful and had a million and two flowers in my hair. When I turned up though everyone was wearing shorts and t-shirts... I spent the rest of the party looking in the mirror, hanging out with the only person at the party who looked like me. In other words, my costume is ready, may I please come too! Love Kate xxooxx.


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