Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
cutlery roll , I've made myself one for my hols and another for my friends birthday, they are one of the latest obsessions!!
And another of these bags...I LOVE making these, the first one was a bit of a trickster round that binding but gets easier with practise!! The cutting out takes longer than the sewing together!!
Saturday, 25 July 2009
So thats one thing off the to paint list painted - lots more to go!!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
I have spent a long time admiring the machine embroidery and am convincing myself that I neeeed a new machine (think I'll have to wait!!) - its genius!!!
How cute is this fabric! A lovely make up bag, sunglasses case (complete with sunglasses)and a cashless wallet.
They are all going to come in so handy for my holiday :)
My eldest started hovering shortly after my opening my packages and tells me that the sugar dummy below was delicious!!
And for my trips to the beach, a gorgeous and very roomy bag....
a beautiful seaside print bear. He really is gorgeous :)
I wrestled him off C as I got all precious about him getting spoiled!!!
Monday, 20 July 2009
I have had a week where everything I touched turned to poo!
and these 2 tshirts for C...they were in the sale....I won't pay £15 for a tshirt for me let alone for a 4 year old lol!! He'll be banned from staining foods so that they keep nice for his younger brother too - I love recycling!!
Is it inappropriate to put a 4year old in a bib???
The week ended with a trip to see my old friend Harry.
Now, forget the JK bashing that inevitably takes place when a film comes out, I fail to see how anyone can dispute that the Harry Potter films are good family films. I am a harry fan, books have been read within 2 days of release, over analyse the plot etc etc!! But even my lovely husband who has never read the books enjoys and looks forward to the release of the films. The film is a 12a and I strongly recommend for the sanity of the other viewers you don't take a child under 9 or 10. We had to endure a running commentary from the dad behind us explaining things to his 6ish year old son..is that snow? is that his old house? are they really flying? (on a broomstick aaggh!!)
Also go with an open mind..its a film...for older children....... man walking out behind us at the end..
" what a load of rubbish" - sat thru 3 hours though didn't you???
"missed out loads" - well yes the book took longer than 3 hours to read didn't it???
" nothing like the book" - well actually having read the book yes it was - but movies are seldom identical to the book!!!
plum!!! I don't go to the cinema very often - I am not a tolerant cinema goer!!
That was that week - this one is new...and we have no school (whoop!!) for 6 lovely lazy weeks :)
And today was sunny enough to wear my new (thrifted) skirt - its billabong, still had tags on and i think its my new favourite - £2 well spent!!!
Excuse the messy - part re-vamped crafty drawers behind me!!
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
I am loving this picture!!!! picture taken from thetimesonline
Saturday, 11 July 2009
The letter has my name on and a teeny appliqued stamp - I remember loving that as a girl!This sat on my 1970's bed with a skirt made of browny orange bri nylon - yum (some vintage things are best lost with time! )Mum took this off to make the cushion. And luckily she has literally just folded in half to make the cushion cover, and inserted a massive zip.
I have decided to turn it into a quilt. I have unpicked the zip and sides and I'm good to go! I shall back it with something a bit more modern, I think I may just stitch it on to a premade lightweight duvet and one of the little boys can use on their bed.