Friday, 27 November 2009

Happy aniversary

I just popped on to say happy aniversary to my darling hubby. I love you very much. ( because we all know that you sneak a look at my blog from time to time lol)

Were off on a long weekend away and will be back late Wednesday night. I will try my best to catch up with you all when I get back. I received a lovely Christmas parcel in the post the other day from a lovely new blogging friend so I will share it all with you when I get back.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

well, I was going to show you our cake's

Well I was going to do a quick post today and just show you the banana and choc chip cake's that river and I made today

Recipe from the lovely Lucy over at attic 24

But Just as I was about to take them out of the oven there was a knock at the door. It was of course the postie with a rather large box for me. A couple of week's ago I won a giveaway over at Becky's lovely blog The rambling of an everyday mummy.

So we pulled the cakes out of the oven and set them to cool. By this time river was beside himself waiting for me to "open the box mummy" lol. so we opened it up to reveal oh so many pretty little parcels.

And when we opened the card and river discovered that the two blue parcels were actually for him, he set off round the living room doing a merry little dance lol

Naturally River just had to go first...

And was more than thrilled with his cowboy cushion for his bed made from the cutest of fabrics. a lovely little hanging heart made with cath kidston's cow boy print and a little selection of chocolates.
" can I eat this now mummy"
" No you can wait until after you've eaten your tea"
I'm so mean aren't I lol.

And that very pretty gift bag that you saw in the picture above. well that was filled with lovely little gifts just for me.

So what did I get....

A very pretty rose print make up bag, The most gorgeous hand bag note book, some yummy hand lotion, a vanilla lavender Yankee candle tart which I have to say smells Divine, a box of my all time favorite chocolates ( I'm gonna lie to you here and tell you that I'm waiting until after I've had my tea hehehe), some very cosy socks, a very pretty lavender cushion made with one of my favorite fabrics, a lovely little rose cross stitch kit which will be slipped into my suitcase for our trip away this weekend and of course the lovely and very well made card which will be cherished and kept safe with my new little collection of cards from bloggy friends.
So needless to say I am now feeling very spoilt in deed. Thank you so very much Becky and Jess You got it all so right and have indeed made me smile today.

So how about you, what made you smile today?

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Chic, chic, chic, chic, chickens.......


I've not got much to show you in the way of crafting I'm afraid. I've been working hard on my Christmas swap parcels and I'm pleased to say that they are now all finished most of them have been gratefully received.

My weekend as usual has been taken up with housework and the weekly mucking out of the chickens. who, thanks to a break in the horrible wet and windy weather were able to get out into the garden today. That meant that I was able to get a couple of half decent pic's of them to share with you.

although it seems they don't like posing for the camera because I ended up with this...........

Hmmmmmmmm Nice bum's girls lol.
I can't believe how much they've grown in the short space of time that we've had them.
Hubby Say's " hu I just wish they'd give us an egg" hehehehe.
So chic, chic, chic, chic, chickens PLEASE , PLEASE, lay a little egg for me !!!! lol.
Hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I'm off to wrap up a few more Christmas presents.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Thankyou's and a couple of awards.

Hiya How are we all ? Wrapping up warm I hope?

Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to you all for all your very kind comments about my little blog shop I very much appreciate that you took the time to take a look and leave a comment.

OK so about two week's ago the lovely Mary Poppins did a post about her lovey rag hearts and well I just had to have one so I asked Mary if she would like to do a little swap with me. She very kindly agreed to the swap and asked that I made a set of beanbags for her little boy. Now I really didn't want to make for one child without the other so I also made a little quilt for her daughters new doll ( sorry I forgot to take pictures before I posted them off but Mary being a bit more organised that I am did take photo's and you can See the quilt and the beanbags on her blog)

So anyway in due course Mr postie gave a knock at my door and well ..... I'll shut up now and show you the rest in photo's ...........

Isn't this just the prettiest card.....

As usual River is first in line ( don't know where he gets that from hehehe)

After a very quick unwrapping he got a lovely cowboy cushion with his Initial appliqued on the front ( which by the way I'm very jealous about because I can never get my zig-zaging to be that neat) But I'm afraid if you want a closer look you'll have to wait because he just ain't letting it go lol.

And in my pretty pink parcel....

now I have to apologise here as my photography skills really doesn't do it justice, isn't it just the prettiest Christmas heart. I love,love,love it
Thank you so much Mary we both love our parcels.
Oh and for a closer look at that adorable cushion....

A couple of week's ago the lovely pixiedust passed two awards my way...

And then this evening the lovely kate who is also my polka dot Christmas swap partner passed me this award....

So what do I have to do? ..... well basically I'm gonna combine the three awards and tell you 10 facts about me and pass it all on to a few of you poor unsuspecting bloggers hehehe.
So here's the part where you decide I'm really weird and you don't want to read my little blog no more lol

1. Although I now live in somerset I was born and bread in the forest of dean. Gloucestershire and then moved to somerset in 2002.

2. I have 2 sisters and one brother

3. I have 5 tattoo's including a rather large pair of angels wings tattooed on my back

4. My darling husband is 15 years older than me.

5. It took me over 6 months to learn how to crochet ( which made me cross because I usually pick things up really quickly)

6. I am a fully qualified senior care assistant and used to work in a care home for the elderly ( pre river)

7. I never go to bed before midnight.

8. I used to be able to keep up with the best of them as far as alcohol was concerned but since I fell pregnant with river I cannot even stand the smell of it (That's weird ain't it)

9. I start my Christmas shopping in January ( OK I know were scraping the barrel now lol)

10. I often suffer from a lack of self confidence.

OK so for those of you that haven't run away screaming lol .
I'm gonna pass these awards on to....................

libbie a new bloggy friend of mine who has a fab blog.

The lovely Mary Poppins a lovely lady who's blog will never fail to cheer you up.

Rachel another new bloggy friend and a lovely lady.

Debbie over at country heart and home who's blog I regularly stalk but very rarely leave a comment but boy can she bake!!!

Becky over at the ramblings of an everyday mummy Another lovely bloggy friend.

Lissy-lou Because she keeps on showing me all the pretties in her magazines that I just have to buy lol.

And ............. YOU ......................................... If you are still reading this post then you deserve it lol

Please do go and check out the blogs that I have linked to they are all fab blogs that I like to haunt regularly.

Anyway that's it for tonight I have been working on a few new bit's for the blog shop so I'm gonna do a bit more before bed.


Friday, 13 November 2009

Well I've finally gone and done it.

Hiya every one How are we all today?

Some of you may know that for a long, long time I have been uuuming and ahhhing about selling some of my makes and that for a long long time I have been collecting a few of my little makes to sell. Well I have come to the conclusion that .... well ... what have I got to loose.
So today my fellow bloggers I set the morning aside to do a little photo shoot and ... well..... Go see for yourself .......

Rivers patch

Is now open and I would be very gratefull if you would go take a look and let me know what you think.
Wish me luck lol

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

we've been baking again

Rock cake's anyone. If you want one you'd better be quick, hubby will be home any minute and then you don't stand a chance lol.

I got this lovely recipe from elizabethd's blog She's a very nice lady with whom I'm lucky enough to be doing a christmas swap with.

Have a lovely evening.
Speak to you all soon

Saturday, 7 November 2009

at 4pm (edit)

Hi every one how are we all today? Enjoying the weekend I hope.
With no work today I've spent the day doing the usual washing, ironing and poop scooping for the chickens. Just a normal, somewhat boring day ....... That is until 4 o'clock. I was just getting ready to tackle those dirty windows when ...........
"KNOCK KNOCK " Now my postman has an unmistakably loud knock so both river and I knew who it was and made a dash for the door hehehe.
Do you want to see what the postie bought?

Yep ........... OK then I did manage to hold back long enough to grab the camera so I'll show you....... One lovingly wrapped red parcel for me and one lovingly wrapped green parcel for river......

But who were these lovely parcels from ????????

They were from the lovely Rachel over at made with love and her three wonderful children as a thank you for the giveaway parcel I sent them at the beginning of the week. I do love the children's hand made card very much and it will be kept and cherished always.

.... so what was in our parcels........... Of course river just has to go first ..................

............. So what did ya get matey..................

A very trendy hat to keep him warm in the colder weather were having. Well let me tell you "WOW I LOVE IT" were the exact words he used.
and so now my turn, right .........................................


So what did I get then matey???

A very pretty string of hanging hearts that will be finding a home in my hallway very very soon.
Thank you soooooo very much rachel and the three wonderful children. It was totally unexpected and We really do love what you sent us. In fact here's another picture taken just a few minutes ago. It's river refusing to take his new hat off at the dinner table lol.

"Edit" OOPS sorry I forgot to add the last photo lol

Friday, 6 November 2009

Christmas cards

I thought I'd get stuck into some Christmas cards tonight and this is what I came up with.

What do you think?

( sorry about the dark picture's It's rather late. You can click on the pictures to make them bigger)

and the answer is.......

Well I must say that I'm surprised at just how many of you knew what it was and for those of you that didn't know .................

It is a knitting machine of course
I couple of week's ago I was having a flick around ebay looking into how much a second hand knitting machine was going to set me back. It's something I remember playing with as a child at my nan's house, she used to help us to make our own scarfs etc.
Anyway hubby mentioned this to his mum and she said " we'll I'm sure I've got one in the loft I'll post it down for you" and so here it is. I'm not sure exactly how old it is but the instruction booklets date between 1980 and 83 so It's about the same age as me.
I did atempt to have a play with it last night but unfortunatly I didn't get very far. most of the needle's have rusted to some degree and the top plate keep's sticking. I'm hoping that with a little bit of TLC I'll be able to get it working but for now it'll have to be packed away until I have a bit more time.

So there we have it...........
Hope you all have a lovely weekend

Ps I have been making things this week but unfortunatly It's all for christmas swap's so I really can't show you

Thursday, 5 November 2009

I've got a new toy!!

Can you guess what it is?

How about now? Anyone?

Ok ok I'll tell you the story..........


have a lovely evening everyone.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like ....

new Christmas Dec's and ribbons bought at our local garden center

Bit's n pieces cut up ready to make Christmas cards and tags

A few parcels ready to go into Christmas swap parcels.

A touch of light bedtime reading.