Monday, October 3, 2011

I'll Give You the Drum!

A while ago I made a spotty seven. It wasn't fancy but kind of noice. I didn't know at the time that the Beck-hams had named their last child Harper Seven. ( Does this not sound like a Sci-fi television series?) Don't they just do cities as names? We haven't been to the dentist enough to read the ditzy mags to keep up with the Beck-hams.Now I had planned to do a bit of this today as I'm on a good book at the moment. I tried to read it yesterday while Shorty was dropping gluten free cereal (costly) down my ample cleavage. It was difficult to really focus. Lala's room is pleasant as they take longer to find me there and the light is nice in the afternoon.
Instead of reattempting the reading I went to Kmart to get more birthday presents for children I don't know. There I found this lamp for Lala. I figured it could undergo a seven-izing treatment. On the way back I passed Ron and Brian's and there was a park so I had to go in. There was an old Golden book I haven't come across before, Paul Gallico's 'Snow Gooose' and one of those little thermos bottles which I have been looking for to use for milk. I take tea to parks a lot. The drum was a keeper. She banged and sang while I perused the boutique de bric-a brac. "Pleeeease, Mum?" It was $2. "I'll give you the drum, Flossy." It is the only shop she asks for toys in.
This was $6.00 because it had a scratch. I was going to paint it anyway.
In between paint coats I made this lot of puffy pikelets. The ones we made Friday with hands being flicked away from batter and general mayhem, were beefy tough wharfy pikelets. They still ate them. They'd eat cardboard if I put cream and jam on it. Today's were light and carefree, their success attributed directly to the light hearted, less busy mother and the nifty orange spatula of goodness.
Remember this recipe. Undercoat the thingo, and cover it with round stickers/ reinforcers.
Whack a bit of red paint over it. A couple of coats is good over white.

Dry with a hairdryer as it is raining chickens and rug rats and I want to finish it before dinner. I do love a scalpel- makes me feel all surgical and precise although nothing could be further from reality.Throw everything on the floor and take a pretty picture before telling the victim/ recipient to tidy her terribly messy room. The injustice of it, and now to fake dinner.


  1. I will definetely remember that recipe, perfect circles every time! Thank you x

  2. Kylie: I believe sending four children back to school to be the vital secret ingredient. A frenzy of multi-tasking before school pick-up seems to add a certain somethin' somethin' too.

  3. No way! I am so impressed with your dotty surgical ways. I wouldn't have looked twice at that K-mart lamp before. It looks really, really good with your recipe. Love that pillow case too. xx

  4. Brismod: Why thank you. I believe it was your good self who put me onto those pillowcases back in May when I was about to splurge on some costly Castle ones. It was free postage too as well as inspiring lots of other dottiness.

  5. Love that dotty spotty lamp, well done and Lala's room looks fanastic. melx

  6. BG: HMM. Maybe a post on the loveliness of Lala's room.

  7. Now I know how to paint perfect circles! You Aussie gals never to cease to amaze me.

  8. Kind of toadstool meets lamp ... very clever, very covetable :D

  9. Annie: I hadn't seen that but you are so right. i will have to restrain myself from jumping over it.

  10. That lamp! I'm now regretting St Vinnies-ing a poxy lamp I had. If only I knew then what I know now about spots and red lamps. Dammit.

    Lala's room looks cool!

    I almost had a car accident ince while listening to the Snow Goose being read on the radio. Sobbing and driving don't mix.

  11. MMMC: You are the softie of all softies. What did the Happy Prince do to you?

  12. The Snow Goose was an unforgettable read from my childhood. I still love the name Frith.
    The elfin effect looks perfect for Lala, and small stuff will find new expression with her drum.
    A good day all round.
    Yummmmmm to the pikelets.

  13. DMC: I feel a scone phase coming on now and am going to reread the Snow Goose today while Floss has her sleep. Not so sure about the free expression with drums.

  14. Great lamp. Great stylist photo. Pillow propped just. right. Hooray! I don't think I've read the Snow Goose. These comment conversations are getting biz.arre.

  15. Anna: That carefully styled pillow conceals a pile of PJ's!

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