Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Sunshine award

I have just recieved my 2 blogging award - But the first one im brave enough to accept. Thanyou very much for this one and for the last one, I didnt quite know what to do with it then.

The Sunshine Award is to awarded for inspiring positivity and creativity within the blogging world.

To accept the award the rules are;

Place this award on your blog or in a post.

Pass the award on to 12 bloggers

Link the nominiees within the post

Let the nominiees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog

Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

My nominations are the following lovely bunch of creative and interesting bloggers...

Not so mouse.....

Well the mouse we was making at half term turned out to be more of a mess than a mouse!

We tried to use my daughters gr8 gear sewing machine, which turned out not to sew at all and intead was comepletely useless, Or maybe we were the useless ones and were doing it wrong.

Anyhow, here are our efforts -

So I have been thinking about buying a sewing machine, Not a all singing and dancing one, Tust a full sized but reasonably priced one. Any reccomenations?

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

A busy half term

As usual when the kids are off school, its been manic here so far this week, Though I have been able to get some creating done! So far I have been able to upload these to the shop

And I have put a special offer on the shop - Go take a look.

Well just a quick one today, I have to go and help the littlies sew mice. Ill be back later to show you our efforts, and most probrably my fingers will resemble a pin cushion!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Miss you Nan x

Its been a bit of a strange day - 4 years since my nan passed. I have been doing my best to do things to take my mind off of it for a while, But of course nothing works. My Nan was like a mother to me, Well much more of one than my biological mother ever was. Every good memory I have of my childhood somehow involves my grandparents so of course everything I do with the children today is reminding me of her.

We started off by making a lemon drizzle cake, which I would show you a picture of but its in our tummies already! Nan taught us to cook as children - Scones, cakes, mince pies, sausage rolls and turkey soups were her favorites to make.

Then we sat down and done some crafts, Oh what a mess I used to make of my nans house, paint and glue everywhere, all being made ready for a grand performance of some kind! Though we stayed away from the paint and glue today, I have learnt from my nans mistakes! See Nan you taught me something.

You see nan, whatever happens and wherever you are, you are always with us xxx

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Im sitting here trying to write this whilst singing what seems like a million verses of the wheels on the bus, thats the only thing that is keeping baby happy today. So please forgive me any mistakes!

Not much blogging been going on the last few days - it has been absolutely hectic, Tuesday it was my sons 5th birthday and he wanted to take his friends bowling so off we went to the bowling alley with 7 kids in tow - which actually turned into quite a nice evening, I wasnt expecting that, maybe chaos but they were all rather well behaved.

and yesterday I had the dreaded parents evening, Just for one of the children. And got caught in what amounts as a snow storm in this country. It went on for all of 15 minutes! Tho the children were most impressed as it was going up thier noses. Why on earth they were impressed I dont know, do they not realise the damn stuff is cold??

My new goodies arrived, finally, some turning up by courier at 7pm - Couriers actually work that late? I was sooo excited when they turned up, like a kid at willy wonkas! It all smelled so gorgeous.

Well my goodies and my excitement have now turned into this candle,

I have listed it here if anyone would like a nosey.

Monday, 8 February 2010


I have joined the world of bloggers! And what a day to decide to do it - After staying up late putting together a "fantasy order" of candle making supplies then wondering should I place the order or buy yet more junk from ebay, before actually placing the order, the baby decieds it's time to get up. Ok so mummy doenst actually need sleep I CAN survive on coffee alone for one day. No crafting today tho far to tired and then my wannabe teenager comes home from school and wants to argue for the rest of the night, oh well at least I have my goodies to look after, They should be here tomorrow - I cant wait!!