Busy busy…

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Jun 192015

Hello there! Just thought I’d pop in and check you’re all okay. Here’s a run down of the recent goings on…

Mini had farm dress up day at school and wanted to go as Hattie Peck. The rather daft, but quite kind-hearted blue hen. She mostly made the wings (I cut out the sapes and attached elastic) and I made the little blue chicken mask.

There’s been junk modelling.

Trips to the park.

Feeling inspired by pinterest I fancied making myself a native American head dress. I like to wear it while I’m sewing! The husbadn thinks I’m odd!

And this beauty arrived today. 10 yards of lovely heatnbond. I’m going to applique EVERYTHING starting with some apple shapes on a skirt for H!

zippy zip zip

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Jun 152015


Hello my lovelies, I hope you’re all keeping well. I’m afraid there’s nothing exciting to report so instead here’s some cute zippy purses that I’ve finally listed on etsy!!!!


Jun 042015

As my impending birthday of almost doom approaches I’m having a celebratory giveaway!

For your chance to win some super duper personalised polka dot bunting in your choice of colours, hop on over to my FACEBOOK PAGE and follow the instructions on the post pinned to the top! Good luck! Winner will be announced Sunday evening.


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May 312015

After our successful camp last year with borrowed equipment we decided to splash out and get our own little fancy tent!

May I introduce you to the Vango Icarus 500 complete with bunting, of course!

We stayed at North Morte Farm, complete with sea views, and had a lovely weekend with friends. I can’t wait for our next camp!

Fun at Woolacombe beach.

Silly sunset selfie.

May 282015

Well, our box of summer craft fun arrived a few weeks ago from Yellow Moon and as usual I had to fight the girls to get photos of the contents before they started immediately crafting!

A set of animal sand art bottles and fluorescent sand.

Monster foam finger puppets, space wooden shapes, Animal glasses card blanks, Gnome suncatcher stakes and Beach hut stained glass decorations.

There’s a huge choice of the sand art bottles available and the girls LOVED filling them up with the different colours….and then shaking them up so the sand all got mixed together! Don’t they look pretty (before the shaking!).

All gnomes were carefully coloured in with our glass pens and are ready to fancy up the veg patch once we sew our salad seeds at the weekend!

I love the stained glass window crafts – they’re always a winner with the girls. This one is mine! :)

These are the wooden space shapes all out of the packet. The girls coloured them in the felt pens then covered them in glitter glue!

I think I might drill little holes in the tops and hang them from the girls ceiling once I’ve had a go at a few!

RAAAAAAAA! We have a very colourful lion. C loved these animal glasses and carefully coloured 3 in in a variety of rainbow colours!

All in all another fab box of craft stuff provided by Yellow Moon for us to review. The range of items they have is great and you can always get something to match any theme!

May 182015

At the weekend it was the Malvern Spring Quilt Show. I’ve never been to this one before and was supposed to be going with a friend to hang out with her sis-in-law. Sadly, Friends little boy was not well so she couldn’t make it, but I still had a mooch over to meet G. It was a lovely day, sunny but not too warm and there were many lovely quilts to oggle over. I’m not really a fan of the more traditional quilts but can appreciate the time and effort put in to making them look beautiful. Here’s a run down of my favourites! (I’ll try and find the credits for who made what but I was too cheap to spend my precious fabric money on a show guide!!!)

CF04 Quilter’s cul-de-sac

BQ34 Welsh Wholecloth

BQ29 Bee my Honey

GR10 Rays of Gold


I was rather pleased to see a couple of science themed quilts! GR02 Where did I put those scissors and GR05 Engineering.


CQ08 The Snail


Some of the mini quilts were gorgeous – I may have to start making mini quilts!

JQ51 and 52   –    JQ31 and 32

JQ29 and 30


M02 Out of Africa

M01 Little Mediterranean Village

This one was for mini, she’s a big fan of Darth Vader! LW21 Star Wars Quilt

LW19 Fairy Dust



T39 When Rainbows Dance

And here’s my rather modest stash from the show. I also bought an A1 sized cutting mat as I see more (small scale) quilting in my future!

May 152015

While I’ve had my finger pulled out I thought I had better list some of the new stuff I’ve been making.

I’ve added triceratops to the dinosaur T-shirt herd.

Personalised bunting is FINALLY in the shop – only took 10 months to sort that one out!!!!

I’ve been making felt clocks to help H learn to tell the time. These will be available very soon!

ANNNNNND….you can now order your very own family tree cushion! This one is for my mum with the grandchildren’s names on!

A Hattie Hat

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May 122015

Its all been about the reversible hat this week!

I think the mushroom side is my favourite!

I used the bucket hat pattern from Oliver +S. You can download it free if you fancy having a go yourself!

And then go and make hundreds of hats for everyone you know!!!!

(this one isn’t for me….although dinosaurs ARE COOL!)

May 062015

We all know that mini is a little bit dinosaur mad. For her birthday she got some awesome dinosaur tights which she wears all the time no matter what dress she is wearing!

This was her latest dress/dino tights combo for one of her little friends parties!

She’s been bugging me for AGES to make her a dinosaur T-shirt, so I bloomin well did! Here she’s sporting her pink polka dot Parasaurolophus.

She’s also got a Stegosaurus T-Shirt. There’s a T-rex too and when I pull my finger out (I should really add it to this months order book!) there will be a triceratops to add to the dinosaur family!

These have been quite popular through my facebook page and are now available in my Etsy and Folksy stores!

May 032015

Part 1 took us up to the easter hols and here’s the rest…

Den building…

Tree climbing…

Wreath making…

Zoo visiting…

bouquet making…

Coastal walking…

MORE lost teeth…!

…and a rainbow promise.

PHEW! I feel we’re all caught up now. I’ll try harder. Blogging is always on my to-do list but so is cleaning the bathroom….! ;)

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