Friday, 18 September 2009


I hope we are all well on this rather grey looking day.
There's a little story behind this post so I'll bore you a little and start from the beginning...
A couple of week's a go my niece came down to visit and I was showing her some bit's I had made whilst playing about with some polymer clay, and she mentioned that she had seen a licorice allsorts bracelet made from polymer clay and quite liked it. A week or so later her mum ( my sister in law) asked me if I would be able to make a licorice allsorts bracelet and me being me said " well I'll give it a go"
So I had a little play and came up with ........

So I posted it off to her and guess what ... she loved it ....

A few day's later ( I told you this was a bit of a story didn't I hehehe) My sister in law phoned to say that every one loved the bracelet and that if I could possibly make 5 more, my niece had 5 friends who wanted to buy them.
So for the last few day's I have been ... well .... why don't you take a look....

The five for my niece are all packed up and ready to be posted off now and I have 5 charm bracelets left so if anyone wants to get there hands on for just £8 each, just leave me a comment or email me ( my email address is written towards the bottom of my sidebar).

Well that's about it for now were going off in the caravan on Sunday so I'd better get some clothes packed.

Hope you all have a great weekend and I'll speak to you all soon

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

National cupcake week

Are we all having a lovely day? I'm sure we all know that it is national cupcake week this week and so the results of this week's baking session with river are of course

I think I'll have to work on my icing skill's a bit though. Does anyone have a good recipe for frosting / icing they could share with me ?

I don't have many things around with cupcakes on to share with you so I thought I would show you my cup cake case collection. So here's a couple of snaps...

Just a small collection but they do seem to be multiplying quite nicely hehehe.

Anyway that's it for now. I'm sure I'll be back soon, I seem to be on a roll with this regular posting now lol.

See you all soon

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

we're home!!!

Hiya, how are you all did you have a lovely weekend.
We had a lovely little break in the caravan. We didn't go too far just to bath (which is only about an hour away from home). but even so we had a lovely time and we were blessed with great weather which made it even more enjoyable.
I remembered my camera so I thought I'd share a few pic's with you.

Feeding the ducks.....

...... playing at the park .... ( not sure which one enjoyed it most lol)

A touch of fishing .....

..... But I'm afraid the only thing we caught was .......

We also managed to squeeze in a bit of shopping but more about that tomorrow
So there we are I hope I didn't bore you too much.
I'll have to shoot just now river is waiting patiently for his tea.
Speak to you all again soon

Friday, 11 September 2009

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

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....


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 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

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Remember me ???

I hope your all well. I'm sorry for the rather long and unintentional blogging break. My sister in law kindly reminded me during her recent visit that my last blog post was back in april ( not that she ever leaves me a comment hint hint) so I thought i'd better get my backside in gear hehehe.
So What's been going on here? well not a lot really just your normal eveyday sort of things,a bit of crafting, a bit of shopping a bit of bakeing and a couple of holidays. We had a bit of rethink about our holidaying habbits and decided that european city breaks really aren't a 3 year old's idea of a great holiday. So we took the plunge and bought ourselves a caravan ( Sorry No pic's yet I promise to take a few for you next time we go out) We've had three short breaks in it now and have all thoroughly enjoyed it despite the good old english weather but hey that's what welly's are for right!!!

You'll be pleased to hear that my creativity has not lapsed as much as my blogging so I thought I'd leave you just now with some pic's of a few of the thing's I have made over the last few months. You should be able to click on each pictureto make them bigger if you want to.

A few bit's to add to my tilda collection

Two new rectangular cushions for the bed

A newly knitted popcorn bear

Hubby and I bought this chair back at the beginning of the boot sale season. We payed just £3 for it however it was rather shabby looking with dark brown wood, broken fret work and without it's cushions. Hubby sanded it down and fixed the fret work and I painted it and made up some cushions to fit and now it's sitting pretty in our newly decorated bedroom ( I'll show you more of our bedroom in another post if you like).

A crochet rose

A new bag with some bargain £ 3.50 a meter fabric

You saw the beginning of this blanket a few months ago, well here it is all finished and I must say I really enjoyed making it, so much so that I have already started another.

A new hamma bead creation for river's bedroom

And some birthday cards and my first batch of christmas cards.

Oooops sorry I think I got a bit carried away with the photo's there hehehe.
River is back to pre school tomorrow so I'll try my best to catch up with all your blog's over the next couple of day's. Bye for now (((((hugs))))