Saturday 27 February 2010
Today we are having a very, very lazy day after a week of busyness and fun and Saturday morning so far's been made up of:
- Some scrapbook inspiration in my cosy bed
- Something hearty and delicious for breakfast
- Busy boys + airfix = bliss
- Contemplating a bit of baking later on
And now? Well the cupboards are empty so the colourful market calls; fruit and veg, spring flowers and a quick peek around the charity shops I think. Saturday mornings are made for this (even when its so cold and grey and there's no light for taking decent photos - grrr!).
Enjoy the weekend.
Saturday 20 February 2010
here again on Monday for a few days of fun in the forest. I'm so excited, absolutely can't wait! Even if the weather is grim (probably) we will be away somewhere else, not having to think about work or chores or how messy and dull the garden is. There'll be lots of swimming, throwing ourselves down water flumes, bike riding and generally having a bit of family r&r.
I'm really looking forward to a change of scene, fresh air and coming home to hopefully see some crocuses peeping through. Have a lovely week.
Sunday 14 February 2010
It being such a bright morning there was guaranteed to be a good turn out at the local car boot and, seeing as we all like a rummage through boxes of old tat, we headed off and returned an hour or so later with bags full of treasure.
Now this is my kind of washing up. Delicate treasures in need of a little tlc.
First up an ancient sandwich tin, possibly from the '50s I was told. I love the cream and duck egg blue but its a bit too rusty for sandwiches so it's going to become a new home for my seed packets.
Primroses and violets; not long until they begin to peep through in our garden. And I think a few will find a home in here with another bunny.
Tuesday 9 February 2010
I've spent the day staring out over our beautiful views, watching glorious clouds change shape and pattern, then drop snow and hail showers across the woods and fields and eventually clear to let very welcome, golden sunlight bathe the valley. It's been a huge tonic and I'm feeling a lot better.
But these little chaps have been stealing my heart over the past few months. I think its the expressions, I don't know why they look so mournful poor things. If ever we were in the right position it would be one these terriers (or maybe a Border) who I'd have to bring into our home to curl up by the Aga and walk with me through the woods (the Aga in my dream house this is!)
bookshop last week, they're by Milkwood Publishing, a lovely Cornish company who produce some delightful cards, perfect for keeping all to yourself and framing (they do have a website but I can't seem to open it today to make a link). Edited to say: Its working - here's the link now.
Thanks for all you lovely comments about my bash at crafting! I'm still blushing and maybe I'll show you something else I've made sometime soon. Have a lovely week, I'm off back under the eiderdown with a lemsip.
Saturday 6 February 2010
Bunting was high on the list but because we don't know who will be arriving its tricky to buy the right fabric. Then I thought about a playmat but don't really have time to make one. And then during a tea break at work, inspiration hit - a picture. Not much fabric or skill (thank goodness!) required. By the time I'd drained my mug the design was done, I cut up the fabric while tea was in the oven and sat and stitched merrily one evening last week and now its almost ready.
I am ridiculously excited but very anxious too. Everything I have is crossed. Not long to wait now. Crocus time and all being well, I'll be an auntie!