Monday, December 12, 2011

MADEIT MONDAY.....Christmas

Firstly an apology for not tending to our Madeit Monday blog posts, we have been super busy with madeit store orders, our facebook market night and the Emerald Craft Fair (photos on our facebook page).  We are closing our madeit store today for a much needed break and to spend the holidays with the kids.  We did manage to find some gorgeous Christmas items still available on madeit, and if you are super quick at popping them in your shopping cart, we're sure they could be yours for Christmas :)

Red Stitch Designs Christmas JOY Pears $44.95

Twinkle Star Christmas Tree Onsie $18

Pretty and Print Christmas Bag Toppers $15

Love From Annie Rudolph Reindeer Softie $30

The Little Humbugs Pack of 10 Gift Cards $15

Zippy Zippy Christmas Bunting $35

Itha's Puddings 500gm Gourmet Plum Pudding $25

Happy madeit Christmas shopping :) 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Madeit Monday - on a Friday !! Summer Dresses.

We had no hope of our usual madeit Monday blogpost this week.  Angie and I and the kids travelled the 3 hours to Blackall for our school swim camp.  We also got to have a look at the new curriculum for 2012 and meet up with other home tutors.  It was HOT, the sweaty no air type of hot, which made me start thinking of cool summer dresses.  Check out what I found on madeit for summer for your princess.

Madison Dress Tropical Summer WOOSHI $47.95

Summer Maxi Dress HANNAH BANANNAS $45

Ava Rose Romayne Pillowcase Dress PHOEBE ELOISE $40

Livvie's Kinder Dress MY ONE BROWN MOUSE $33

Wisteria Peasant Dress SHELLI MORSE DESIGN $45
   Tomorrow we are off to Angie's for Miss S's 6th birthday party, I'm sure there will be lots of pretty dresses - until it's time for the pool !! Happy summer dress shopping.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Madeit Monday - Halloween Finds

Very rushed blogpost here, we have just opened our last unit of school for 2011 (although just quietly I could do with a mental health break right now !!) and we have had several lightning strikes resulting in fires in our area.  Check out these fabulous Halloween finds on madeit

Eat My Feet "Halloween special" modern cloth nappy

From My Hearth Stay Away Monster! Scented Kiddies Room Spray $6.95

Not all who wander are lost Felt Pincushion $8.00

Gina H Designs Set of 5 Monster Cards $8

Little Red Strawberry Halloween Spider Glass Tile Pendant $8 

Kylies Collections Halloween Witch Tutu

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Madeit Monday.....Down On The Farm

Welcome to this weeks madeit discoveries. Some great farm finds for all those little (and big) cowboys & cowgirls in your life.

Harvest Time - A5 notepad PADDOCK PRESS $12.95

Boys T - Pooches & Pickups Red


Tractor Personalised Decorative Cushion


Organic canvas tote 'Chookie'

Country Style Acrylic SALTY BRUSH $35

Boys Dog & Ute Shorts KRUMPET $20

Boys Shirt Vintage Print Blue 1930's fabric print


Country Cottage Bracelet LITTLE REDHEAD $24
 Happy madeit Shopping, best thing to do on an overcast and horribly windy day like it is here today.
P.S KRUMPET also has the most amazing cowboy print shorts :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Meet Miss Emma...

Hi everyone! I'm Emma and I will be joining the AnK family in 2012 as governess and many-hat-wearer with Kristy and her family. Currently my fiance and I live in the rolling green Gippsland hills in Victoria, on my family's prime lamb and potato farm.

In the past I have also been a many-hat-wear - as a nanny, photographer, crafter, graphic designer and farmers-wife-in-training. I am a professional photographer, having studied commercial photography and graphic design at uni in Melbourne. I also have a children's clothing and accessories business, Little Miss Emma, on madeit (currently on a bit of a hiatus!) I love sewing, baking, blogging and generally being a non-typical gen y young woman ;)

I have a blog, Cinderella at Brindabella, where I chronicle all that goes on at Brindabella, scrubbing up the ramshackle farmhouse, our cottage garden and my highly organised currently very messy sewing room.

My fiance, Matt, and I are getting married this December at Brindabella. We are taking the honeymoon adventure of a lifetime and hitting the road after our wedding - traveling and working around Australia. 

First stop? Alpha QLD as governess and jackaroo team! We can't wait :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Our School...Unique & Amazing

Imagine a classroom more than twice the size of Victoria, where the playground is as vast as the outback and the partnership between home and school is legendary.

That's our school, fabulous, unique, school of the air - LSODE (Longreach School of Distance Education).

Yesterday was our local Cluster Day - a day where the teachers travel to us and the kids travel into town and get to experience a day with their teacher and classmates.

The mums and home tutors (or Govy's - short for Governess) get to catch up over a coffee or two, sample the 'bring a plate smokos' and discuss any concerns with their childs' teachers.  Yesterday we also previewed the new Distance Education National Curriculum Papers and some new technology that will be available in 2012.

Miss M works with her teacher on an art task.

Note the 'pipecleaner creature bracelet' worn by Mrs King, designed and created by Mr T :)

Miss B practises her very best Prep Handwriting

Miss F. is just as cheeky as her teacher, working on some Christmas decorations.

Miss G. designing a Christmas art scratching.

Mr Z. always enjoys catching up with friends at minischool.

Miss H helping a friend, showing her how to fold the Christmas decoration.

Miss M & her teacher.

We are really so very lucky to have such wonderful teachers who are dedicated and really do believe that 'Effort Conquers Distance'.

If you are interested in finding out more about the way School of The Air works, you can visit our school and have a tour:

Longreach School of the Air
Landsborough Highway

Longreach, Queensland

All proceeds from the tour and souvenir sales go to providing Excellence in education for Isolated Children.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Madeit Monday - Teacher Gift Guide

Do you buy your childs' teacher a gift at the end of the year? Why not give them a fabulous handmade gift :) 

We have been privledged to have a fantastic teacher in 2011.  This blog post is dedicated to the very supportive, super fabulous and very understanding Mrs King.  From on air lessons via the telephone and the computer, to cluster days (we're off to one tomorrow !), minischools and sports days - Mrs King has been a fantastic teacher for Miss M & Mr T & their little class of 8 students who are spread from Katherine in the NT, to Eromanga (Australia's furtherest place from the sea) and Alpha and everywhere in between.

Hope you can find some Madeit love to share with your childs' teacher this year.

Fabric Covered Notebook Chicken Ink $30

Luxury Eco Soy Candle oopsidaisi $29

Personalised Teacher Notepad DaniLu Designs $10

Fabric Covered Mouse Pad Little Yon Yon $8.95

Journal / Notebook Anrol $7.50

Always Remember Busroll Anrol Designs $29.95

Keep Calm & Eat Chocolate Hark Home $15

Happy Madeit shopping :)