Saturday, 5 September 2009

a touch of the good life

Hiya, how are we all today?

We've had a bit of an action packed afternoon and I remembered to take my camera so In an effort to keep up with the blogging I thought i'd share some of the pic's with you.
A few day's ago one of hubby's customers had mentioned a place he knew not to far away from us (within walking distance) that was packed full of berries ready to be picked. So today after work we dug out our wellies and wandered up the road armed with half a dosen plastic containers and a couple of carrier bags and well... I'll show you ....






And what we returned home with.....
.... Blackberries....


........sloeberries......



And ..... elderberries.....



The kitchen has already been a hive of activity.....


River helped me to make 3 dozen jam tarts ( that are disappearing fast)
And hubby got busy with his jam making...


At this point I left him to it ( our kitchen aint big enough for the both of us hehehe) and went to have a play with my sewing machine.
The other week when we were in belgium I bought myself a few meters of fabric (naturally hehehe) one of wich had a camoflage pattern. I bought it with the intentions of having a go at making river some pyjama bottoms.
Unfortunatly he's in bed now so there's no pic's yet of him wearing them but ... well ...here they are ...



Along with two tissue holder I made with the scraps to go in his school bag.



So That is what we got up to today. All that remains now is... well ....




.......THE DISHES .....
(and yes Kim he did leave me a big mess)

Hopefully we'll be spending the day tomorrow doing a bit of much needed tidying up in the garden, weather permitting of course. So i'll try and remember to get the camera out.
Speak to you all again soon
(((hugs))))

6 comments:

bekimarie said...

Oooh, love the pj bottoms. I wish I could do something like that, well done you!
I must try and find somewhere near us for berry picking, the little man would love it!
Hope you're having a good weekend, it certainly seems like you are.
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Isobel said...

The pj bottoms is really lovely! I am thinking about making one for when my little one is a bit older.
The jam tarts look so yummy, no wander they are disappearing so quickly. :)
Take care. x

MelMel said...

I'm doing good today.....
Thank you for the lovely comment!xxx

Pomona said...

Thank you for visiting my blog - glad you enjoyed reading it - looks like we spent our weekend doing similar things!

Pomona x

susan said...

Hi,
Look at my blog to see we will soon be neighbors!
My work is taking me to Yeovil during the week.
Susan

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

All that activity in the kitchen, I love this time of the year. Apple picking, picking various berries. Unfortunately there haven't been as many elderberries this year around our area. waiting for some hawthorn berries too.
Isabelle x