It’s the little things in life that really excite me. Today it is buttons! The plastic pin-back kind that you wear as a brooch. A new store has opened in Freo called the Butcher Shop. I have heard good things about the one in Northbridge, though I have never been there (as anyone who knows me will tell you, I don’t venture out of Fremantle if I can help it). So imagine my delight when I found them on my doorstep. They do many fantastic things, designed and created by local arty folk. Best of all they have a button making machine! Mister E and I took along a bunch of vintage chidrens illustrations that I tore out of some old books. (It felt a little vandelous, and a little liberating ripping up the books). We punched out a half dozen little buttons and they look awesome. Mister E was far more interested in the gorgeous resident puppy-dog, a robust black staffy called Frank. I told him that when he’s a little older he’ll appreciate the make your own button thing a whole lot more.
Archive for June, 2010
The three of us went to visit Mister E’s Grandparents this weekend. It was cold for most of the day except for a patch of warm afternoon sunshine. We thought we’d make the most of it and go for a walk. Little man was going a bit stir crazy being cooped up inside all morning. We played in the park a bit and then went to the beach. He is really frightened of the ocean. As soon as we got there he grabbed hold of me and buried his head in my shoulder, eyes closed. It must be a pretty scary thing to see the vast expanse of the water, and the sound of the waves heaving and crashing. Hopefully as he gets bigger he’ll be less afraid and he’ll have fun building sandcastles.
I have been hanging out for the farmer’s market to start up again, and finally today it was on. It was so cold this morning but worth getting out of the house to buy our weekly fruit and vege from the lovely local sellers. Can’t wait to try the organic (orgasmic?) fresh baked bread, French style of course! Mister E was besotted with the other children running around and a couple of stall holders spoiled him with sweet cakes and fruit treats. We’re looking forward to summer when we can ride our bikes there.