Monday, 17 October 2011

:: dream on and other things ::

We had a pupil-free day today, and wa-hoo, we love them.

Here's what we got up to:

:: we went and saw this movie:

and I've got to admit, I was a little dubious about the '4D' promise.  We saw a few 4D mini-movies at Disneyland a couple of years ago - we're talking water squirted in - yo' - face, supposed-mice rippling around under your seat, and puffs of air ruffling your hair.   

Quite disconcerting for the parents (one of the water-quirts was actually 'acid' in the movie ... didn't like that moment), but the kids loved it.  So - what to expect, what to expect with this 4D? ...

... not water, not air, not undulating seats, but ... aroma-scope.  A-rom-maaa-scoooope.  What?  We're talking scratch'n'sniff in the dark.  While wearing 3D specs.  Our verdict?  Totally unnecessary.  All 8 of our scratch'n'sniff numbers smelt like bubble-gum.  Not a bacon, vomit or fart smell amongst them (though, having read that back, should I be complaining?).  

I should say, we all loved the movie in all its 3D glory - no need for the 4D extra mile. 

Though I did enjoy watching people (me included) scrabbling in the dark for their aroma-scope scratch'n'sniff moment.  Nothing like a deep-inhale of bubble-gum smelling cardboard.  Ah, good times.

:: When we came home, I started on the looong-promised quilt for our bed:

Oh, yes.  Lookin' tiny at the moment, but one day it will cover a king-size bed.

I've been hoarding Dream-On layer-cakes and some extra yardage for ages, and finally cut into it today.  I'm not following a pattern, but was inspired by the 'Crimson Cross' quilt in this fabulous book by Kathreen Ricketson (of Whip Up fame).  I do love a '+' quilt.  

:: I did a happy dance in the driveway (how sorry are you, that you weren't driving by at that moment) when this arrived in the mail:

It's direct from the super fabulous Dottie Angel, and this is where you can buy your very own little tea-tray.  It is so sweet and I love it a lot.  And when one of my children asked "you are my happy what", I simply replied "everything". 

:: and finally, much fun was had running round the backyard during the overcast, windy Brisbane afternoon with Teddy (and his favourite toy, a squeaky tiger thong):

Teddy looks quite windswept, don't you think?  Here he is catching his breath.  It takes a lot of energy to run up a slippery dip, and then tackle a tiger.

To come clean, I actually did zero running around the backyard.  I left that to those with younger, more springy legs than mine.  Surprise.

Lots more sewing to come this week.  Hope your weekend was a good one.

'til next time     xoxo cat

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