Sydney’s sunny weather has not been at all helpful for filming my daughter’s next Youtube video called, ‘Robin Redbreast.’ We’ve wanted cloudy weather as it is a softer light for the overall look of the film. We were thrilled to receive for free some Robin Redbreast footage from a very generous man in Shrewsbury, UK.


We looked around for some time trying to find a place where there are European trees without people, fences, houses, cars and roads and finally found the 1.89 hectare Centennial Park in the Eastern suburbs to be the best.

While we waited for the elusive cloudy day, we made props. My daughter made a Polymer clay Robin pendant and Robin eggs for a nest. I painted a Robin Redbreast on an umbrella and made 2 twirly swing skirts, one plain; with a Robin Redbreast appliqué and another with Robin patterned fabric from Jill O’Connor at Spoonflower: 

The final edit has been done and here is the link to ‘Robin Redbreast!