Monday, 30 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
There's no longer rolls of carpet over the ground, but the beginnings of beds-Mr S said that he's even found potato's growing which is great. The area in the left hand corner where my MIL is working was full of glass, she managed to clear 4 bucket fulls of the stuff to make it safe for us to grow and the boys to play!! She'a real gem.
This is the view from the back part of the allotment, as you can see Mr S is still uncovering lots of wood, he reckons there's 2 shed's and several doors laid out over the allotment!! I can't believe how busy he's been, but determination is definitely his middle name, and if that means we'll get veg by the summer than so be it!! You don't see me down there this weekend as I've been a bit poorly AGAIN:( bad throat and very sore ears (can hardly hear anything which is great in some respects but not helpful for answering the phone or hearing the kids!!) Fingers crossed for a better week, lots to do and I'm soooo looking forward to Easter!!
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Friday, 27 March 2009
So here's a little lovely that I have hanging from my kitchen cupboard that I thought I'd share, I love quirky looking cow's, sheep, pigs and chickens and have quite a few on my window sill. I have to be a bit careful where i hang them now as they drive Mr S mad!!! These delicious looking cakes where made for Mother's day and they went down a treat. Forgot to add piccie early but thought they'd add a splash of colour today as it's a bit dull and miserable here! Not sure who had more fun making them the boys or me??? Yep you got it.........me!!
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
1. Keeping us in fruit & veg for the forciable future
2. Keeping the kids out of my way so I'm free to work and stitch.
Well what more can I say, the last statement obviously did it for me so off we trotted today to have a look. Yes it needs alot of work but the last owners have left some rhubarb, parsnips and an apple tree which is good. Mr S has got some fencing that he's hoping to use to keep the kids in, fingers crossed for another dry day tomorrow and that should be up.
A quick visit to the garden centre and we're fully stocked on seeds, the boys wholeheartedly joined in on this, including Sunflowers and some activity seeds which create wacky animal shapes-will show pic's of these as they're funky but very strange once they've grown.
And now the fun begins, Mr S is a bit meticulous and likes to draw plans and layouts much to my amusement( he's drawing one as I type!!) I'm sure they'll be several sketches left around the house, teatime talk will centre around shed's but it's going to look great and I'm very proud of his determination! Hopefully I'll get more bunches of flowers when they're home grown and to hand!!!
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
I've been tossing lots of idea's about in my head, layering up different fabrics and textures as a base, not sure where it's going but thinking a chicken or two may look good on it, will post a pic later and add it to my to do list!!
Also thinking about making some baby bunting for my Sister, she's expecting her first baby in 3wks. I saw her moses basket today and it's got the cutest bunting around the top. Cream and beige would fit well in her nursery, OR I wait till Baby arrives and add a colour-any thoughts? Or ideas on what I could make the new arrival??
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Happy Mother's Day to everyone out there, we're all off to my sisters for a spot of lunch. Me and the boys have made iced bun's covered in sweets to take as a treat for us all. Have a great afternoon!
In the next 2 weeks I will be the brand new owner of 2 of these delightful brooches-I can't wait!!
Pop over and leave a comment and you'll be entered as well-who could say fairer than that!
Friday, 20 March 2009
Have a good day wherever you are, hope the sun's shining!
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Look at what arrived on my doorstep this arvo(don't look at the shadow on piccie, dull day and just wanted to show you what I got) this little gem of a brooch from Zoe Woods. I'm over the moon with it and can't wait to wear it tomorrow, will get a better photo as well. Pop over to Zoe's blog and visit her shop here there's lots of lovelies to be had. And I'll defo be popping across for more.
Haven't been blogging lately as been busy with deadline looming and having quite a few migraines-on the plus I've got some pills and the Doc reckons I'm not going mad soooooooo, just a case of slowing down, chilling out and de-stressing........yeah right!!!!
Have more piccies to put on later of bits I've been working on, ta ta for now!
Monday, 16 March 2009
Still have to add eye's but thats easy peasy!!
Semi slacker Spring swap-Tammy
Bunch of Scrap mini swap-TBA
So gotta get my thinking cap and making cap on!!
Sunday, 15 March 2009
Have also joined some new swaps, will let you know.....
Without a computer i'm at a loss, and borrowing my sister's laptop-so will update a bit more tomorrow, don't want to seem completely antisocial at my Mum's!!!
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Received my swap today but haven't had chance to have a look, so piccies tomorrow.
On a sad note my laptop has had to go to be fixed, definitely feel like my right arm is missing now-should be back in a week so sharing Mr S's computer!!!
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Sun's been shining all day (which hasn't helped the dull pain behind my eyes) and it really feel likes Spring is finally here, love the fact the evenings are pulling out, won't be long till we can eat al fresco!!
Have a good day tomorrow, full of creative fun.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Not much creativity and craftiness from me today as trying to get organised for a sale that I'm doing with my other business. Times are hard this year, and I'm completely unsure what to do....I'm not a quitter but I'm also not daft enough to plough money into something which won't prosper.
Monday, 9 March 2009
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Yesterday this rather lovely parcel arrived with my charm pack from Phat sheep, it 's fab and I can't wait to use the fabrics on a new project. I must admit I'm a hoarder who would rather keep all these nice pieces of fabric in a safe place where I can go and look at them constantly, but I have promised myself this year I will try and turn them into something!!
I decided on the sea bird fabric as I live on the coast and most of the birds on the fabric live about here, but if you visit Phat sheep you'll find lots of other lovely fabric including Fairy tale birds and Summer flowers which would look great on any craft project, to name but a few, i also think that Croft house print is really sweet.Pop over to the Phat sheep blog to see more beautiful fabric and the article that she features in, in Sew Hip!
These little pom-pom critters where made by my youngest today, he's only 2, and throughly enjoyed glueing the bits togetehr including his fingers. I'm not sure he realises that the little monsters have raided his book shelf!!
Love the bright colours and the fact he decided what each one was wearing!
Friday, 6 March 2009
Have a good day, by the way the sun's shining in my part of the world hope it is in your! :)
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Here's my family of bunnies which I've been busy finishing off today. I'm really pleased with the outcome, love the mix of fabrics and I've managed to indulge each bunny with a select few buttons.
Today has been a rollercoaster ride with my youngest as he's spent the best part of the day having tantrums, I think the saying goes..."he's testing the patience of a saint" and my word he definiely has pushed every boundary, was glad to finally get him to bed and relax with my stitching.
Tomorrow holds a visit to the haberdashery department, need some more filling and some brooch backs, watch this space have something in mind!
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Been busy today taking the boys to gym club which they throughly enjoyed and wore themselves out on. I wish they had something like that when I was younger, completely child friendly and even when the boys lumped each other over the head with large foam chips no damage was done!
When we got back I was able to stitch and stuff a few more bunnies, so hopefully will be able to complete them over the next few days-will add piccies.
Also been getting some lovely comments off fellow bloggers which is great and makes me think that I'm not completely mad typing my thoughts into a computer and hoping that like minded people will read them.
Monday, 2 March 2009
I've been busy yesterday making some little bunnies with remenants of fabric, still have faces to make but I'm thinking they look sooo cute. Look out for the others that i get finished soon. Going to attach some cotton so they can be hung as decorations-can't wait to get the green star one hung in my kitchen!