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