messymisskate Here are all the absolutely divine goodies sent to me by my lovely friend @suejade . I'll blog with close-ups soon but my parcel included beautiful fabrics, so many lovely cards/ postcards/ envelopes, gorgeous birdy in felted nest, a really sweet print, lemon meringue pie soap, typo pens, washi, omg too many things, to-die-for felted leaf decorations, notebooks, way way too much, oh & there may or may not have been Lindt chocolates- can't remember! Thank you sweet Sue, thoroughly spoiled. Adore everything! Xoxoxo #snailmail #snailmailboxswap 3d

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messymisskate Outside wall got a makeover. There we go, much better! Love. #kidsart #chalk #schoolholidays 3d
  •   theoldfathen Your a better mum than me I would have gone erkk 3d
  •   messymisskate I'm Messy Miss Kate for many reasons @theoldfathen ! ;) 3d
  •   theoldfathen I still love it at other peoples homes my daughter tells me what's a bit of chalk mum it's ok it will wash off she's 30 where as I am on no look at that mess why are my walls all messed up you don't care now people will think I'm a bush pig with a messy house.oh sorry kate for my whinge 3d
  •   katewhelanmason It's ok @theoldfathen What are friends for if you can't have a little whinge every now & then! Xx. As for mess, I would dearly love to have nice tidy things all the time but it's just not possible with 5 young children who are happy playing this & that. The time will come when I can keep things a little neater. For now I enjoy the chalk, the drawing table, the watercolor painting table, the beading, the board game playing.... All those things mean I am very blessed. To me, a sterile & perfectly tidy house at all times when there multiple little people living there, means either that a) somebody isn't having fun or b) they are so rich they can afford a maid. Neither of those applies to us. 3d
  •   theoldfathen Thanks I am going to take a look at the way I react to mess Like Aidan does the craft painting chalk stuff but when it's finished everything gets put away all tidy again. so once again thanks 2d

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messymisskate Pink stuff: stationery, custom writing paper, nail polish, pink pens, sweet treats, patterned papers, notecards, other pink things... #snailmailboxswap #snailmail 3d

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messymisskate I sent a pink parcel of goodies to a new snail mail friend last week. Wanna see what was inside?#pinkPartyForOne #snailmailboxswap 3d

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messymisskate Succulent home decor design. #messymisskate #illustration #design 3d
  •   shereeforcier Ooh that's gorgeous Kate! So pretty 3d
  •   ph_designs Oh I love this Kate! 3d
  •   theoldfathen So nice are you going to put them in your shop 3d
  •   messymisskate I wouldn't know how to get plates made @theoldfathen This was just an assignment. In theory, next year, I'd like to be submitting my work to brands in the hope that someone might buy or license one or more of my designs. I just want to create the art. I am not interested in the manufacture or the retail really. I'm like a kid, just want to play with crayons & paint! Haha! 3d
  •   9georgie9 Absolutely gorgeous!!! xx 3d
  •   katemason Very beautiful!!! 3d

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messymisskate Drawing. Last week it was all about succulents. #matsA #illustration #messymisskate 3d

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messymisskate Kids heading outside with new chalk! Some people might hate that kind of mess but I think there is nothing prettier on earth than having the back wall of my house & all my paving scattered with my children's colourful drawings. #blessed #kidsart #studiokids #chalk #schoolholidays 3d

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messymisskate After 4 days in MacHospital my right arm is back home! New video card & suped-up with 32Gb of RAM. Yesss! Let's roll! #iMac #MacLOVE 4d

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messymisskate Oh & her new doll has 3 new dresses to wear already. Well done @missameliabluebell ! #kidsart #paperdolls #schoolholidayfun #yesIamabitOCDwithcleaningmyhands #jumbosizeAqium
What kind of craft do you do with your kids in the holidays? And please don't tell me about those elastic band loom things. I am not succumbing.
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  •   josomerville Oh we love looming!!! But other than that the usual drawing/painting, crochet, toy making from hand sewing felt, using cardboard to make houses for LPS or cities/roads for car play, making clay models. Then there's stuff made from sticks collected on bush walks -dream catcher making, weaving, bow and arrow, sling shots and wrapping sticks in yarn 1w
  •   fannature Still nothing in the mail?? It takes to long, doesn't it? Is it time for a new one? 1w
  •   katewhelanmason @fannature nothing. This is crazy! You eventually got mine didn't you? So sad our mail systems take so long! Anyway I will send another this week and I am sure yours will turn up soon. Xxxx 1w
  •   katewhelanmason Oh the dream catcher idea sounds lovely @Josomerville ! Thanks for the idea! I like the idea of looming with wool or something a bit more natural. Somehow the whole plastic rubber thing makes me feel like it's a fad from the 1980's or something. And then there's the old flinging bands around & knocking out an eyeball issue to deal with not to mention all over the floor. 1w
  •   fannature I did receive yours! I'll send you another one. I'll try to find new Dutch goodies. 1w
  •   janecap14 You have such a gorgeous happy gallery @messymisskate ! Just lovely :) 5d

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messymisskate The most incredible package arrived for me today. Thank you sweet friend @suejade #snailmailboxswap 1w

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messymisskate My little Mimi has been on school holidays for 2 minutes and already she's making paper dolls. #kidsart #craftykids #paperdolls 1w

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messymisskate Super fun packaging up my #snailmailboxswap package today. I have ribbons & paper scraps everywhere!!!! 1w

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messymisskate My dad had a big birthday this week, his 70th! These were the things I bought for him. So hard to shop for the man who has everything. He's an engineer so this technical art book 'Things Come Apart' was a perfect fit for his coffee table at his business. His business is based on hippos & he collects everything hippo related so I bought this fabulous illustration from #collegeOrama on ETSY to hang in his office. And finally this special little handmade ornament called the 'hippo factory' (which is what we call his business premises) was a perfect addition to his little shelf of hippo ornaments collected from around the world. Also from #etsy, thanks @pearsonmaron ! Happy birthday dear ol' dad! Xxxx 1w

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messymisskate Starting sketches for my most recent patterns. #messymisskate #illustration #boltFabric 2w

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messymisskate Doing some sketching down at the park today while the kiddies play. Birds are chirping. Kids are happy & free. Faint smell of fire in the air. That's a bit worrying. #messymisskate #illustration #pattern #abspdm4 2w
  •   octaviaandvicky Smoke around here toi :( cool drawings. I can't draw very well at all! 2w
  •   messymisskate I'm no good either @octaviaandvicky but I keep at it & even with crappola drawings you can still make pretty artwork & patterns. This fire is from the north. Yours in the south? I'm thankful I'm right in the middle. 2w
  •   shereeforcier Oh my goodness I'm loving those super cute yarny sketches Kate!!!! 2w
  •   lilydencreations These look great. Cant wait to see what you are doing with them. 2w

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messymisskate Big day tomorrow for my little missy. Tonsils & adenoids! She is super excited but that is more to do with post-op jelly & ice cream I think! 3w
  •   jessgaale Hope it all goes well for my lovely ballerina! 3w
  •   shereeforcier Will be thinking of you both tomorrow! 3w
  •   messymisskate Oh yes @jessgaale I forgot to let you know she may not be there Saturday, will see how she goes! 3w
  •   gigikennedy Big hugs to charlotte!! My Ryan and my Kate had that surgery. We will be thinking of you guys!! 3w
  •   johnwhelan All my love to Charlotte on this big day for her. Grandad xxx 3w
  •   finallymrsg Hope it all went well for Charlotte. xxx 2w
  •   messymisskate She's doing surprisingly great thank you @finallymrsg ! Went to bed tonight without panadol & it's only day 3 after op. Lucky no complications for us. Fingers crossed it continues so well. 2w
  •   finallymrsg So great to hear!! They bounce back pretty quickly don't they? A few of the younger ones when Madelin went in, we're running up and down the hall 3 hours later and eating hot chips! The older ones like Madelin were all passed out and total opposite! 2w

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messymisskate Georgie's latest crafty interest & her creation of the day; origami heart which has now been made into a necklace. I think we'll do a bit more origami over the school holidays (only 2 weeks away!!!!!). #kidsart #origami #heart 3w

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