Sunday, 16 May 2010

it all started with a mushroom

Despite being so freakin' cold and feeling like winter already, the sun came out today and I decided to take my 4 year old for a bike ride.  We'd been cooped up at home all weekend (except for the quick trip to swimming lessons on Saturday morning), so I thought it about time we got out and got some fresh air.

Selflessly I interrupted being highly productive to get us out of the house.  But really I just didn't want to have to decline another request from J-man of "can you help me get over to the other side" whilst he was entertaining himself on the wii.  I love and hate that thing.  It can keep him entertained for anywhere between 2 minutes and 2 hours.  Unfortunately when he hits a stumbling block in the level it's mummy to the rescue.

Armed with my beloved SLR and my other beloved - my child - we took off for a stroll (and ride) around our hood.  Here's what my camera saw (starting with some mushrooms up above)...

We found 3 types of mushrooms within 2 blocks.  They are so darn cute.  I've had an idea for a while to make a mushroom baby rattle.  

Unfortunately I've had other priorities in my crafting world which have kept me from attempting to make one, but I think after our stroll around the 'hood today, I have the inspiration to try it this week. Think red with white polka dots for the top and soft white brushed cotton for the stalk.  I will of course post photos of my attempt(s).

P.S. stay tuned for my giveaway post tomorrow!  It's going to be a really darn cute one.


  1. Hi there chilly here in France as well but haven't seen any fungi around! i didn't realise until the the other year that around mushroom time you can gather the chaps and the local pharmacy will advise you as to whether you're gonna croak or not it you munch your finds... happy mushroom making Linda x

  2. oh wow, stunning shots magdalena! love a nice afternoon adventure! and i can already imagine how cute your mushroom rattle will be. aw bless. looking forward to seeing it.

  3. I don't know where in Melb you live, but I'm in Northcote and it's full of mushrooms!


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