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Monday, 22 February 2010

Monday again.

Back to school for some of my boys today, thats another half term over and done with. The weather has been truly awful..with the exception of one day in the week. We have had no white stuff here...and Saturday looked a lot like this:Sunday brought lots of rain, which still hasn't stopped so as it was so wet and dark all day, we did some of this:


Stone painting...followed by playdough..new pots of playdough, what a treat!!!..I love that stuff it smells good enough to eat!! (which R tried to do...) I also found some fimo in the back of the craft cupboard, so will try making buttons I think at some stage...

I managed to sew some more hexagons this weekend, and I have been making some embroidered applique pictures - more on those later...so I really must do some chores today to make up for it ;)

Thank you for all your lovely comments about my candles..they were really the easiest thing to make. I bought wax from here (delivered in 2 days) and just melted it in a saucepan on top of another pan of water (my double boiler improvisation!!), I don't have a microwave but I reckon you could melt the wax in one?? Its a mineral wax and literally just wiped out of the pan. I've been burning a teacup candle all weekend, smells gorgeous and we have been wowed by how long and evenly it burns...its so annoying when you have a container candle and it only burns in the middle and leaves wax up the sides!!!

I'm now off to sort out partners for the colour swap..hopefully later today or tomorrow I'll be back with a list.

Also, I am sorry to disappoint anyone but I'm going to have to say that you must have a blog to take part, sorry if I've already been in touch with you. I have a lot of ladies to partner up and having a blog makes it easier for me and for partners to communicate with each other. x

14 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

Looks liked you have had a great weekend, with lots on. I have never tried filmo, must give it a go

Lalabibaby said...

Twas a dismal half term weather wise but the beach looked good at the weekend. Can't wait to see the swap partners list .... looks as though there are lots of eager beavers wanting to take part x

Itch2stitch.com said...

It looked a lovely weekend for you all! :) suzie. xxx

Isobel said...

I can't wait to spend time crafting with Joe-Joe when he is bigger. Must be super!
xx

Tabiboo said...

That half term definitely shot past - it was a real shock to both myself and the kids to get up this morning.

We're back to rain and mist and grey and........yuk! My eyes are really starting to feel the strain - bring back Saturdays sunshine, even if it means snow!

take care,

Nina xxxxx

Mrs M said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend. I have beach envy right now.

A Country Girl said...

Aah, yes Saturday. What a lovely sunshiney day! But it has rained ever since :(
I'm trying to look on the bright side though - at least it's not snowing again.

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Thanks for info on candle making, must give it a go. Your beach looks wonderful, even in winter I love the beach.

melanie said...

It looked almost like a spring day on Saturday in your neck of the woods! It has been snowing all weekend here. :(

Shannon said...

Love those beach photos - especially that clever castle! And thanks for doing all the work to organize the swap. I am very excited to find out who my partner will be! :)

Dawn said...

Lurv the beach photos..we are still buried under a foot or so of snow here. :-( I"m so ready for Spring! Looking forward to "meeting" my swap partner!
Dawn :-)

VintageVicki said...

Saturday was good - was in Southwold with my parents :)

Sunday was spent keeping warm & dry - mainly sewing & knitting.

Looking forward to the swap :)

jozen said...

looking forward to the swap! can't wait!

Country Style Living said...

When the hols are only a week, they fly by, shame about the weather. Looks like you have had fun filled week though!