Monday, 14 April 2014

Sitting In The Sun...

Hello, we are having such glorious sunshine at the moment.

So what could I see from my spot on the rug...

...daisies and...

...dandelions, I know who will enjoy nibbling on these soon...

...Charlie and...

...Cuddles, of course!...

...there was barely a cloud in the sky, only fluffy ones...

...the blossom on the plum tree...

...I don't know what these are, but they look so funny standing tall...

...think these could be wallflowers? They come up every year...

...the girl's playhouse, a lick of paint might be required this year I think...

...the veggie patch, which will hopefully have some green shoots very soon...

...the secret door... xx






Monday, 7 April 2014

Boy's Cakes...

Hello, with the girls off school for the Easter holidays (and therefore a lack of time for writing posts) I have decided to share a few of my favourite cakes that I have made for boys/men...
...Giant Cookie Cake...

...Mr. Dinosaur from Peppa Pig...

...Spiderman and Ben 10 for a boy who just couldn't choose...

...Carnival Float Construction...

...Circus Tent...

...DIY Mad...

...Vegetable Garden...

Iphone and a guitar for two brothers with the same birthday...
...Maltesers Box...

...Bag of Sweets...

...Vintage Tractor...

...Tractor...

enjoy the Easter Break, if it ever stops raining. x

Friday, 4 April 2014

New Additions...

Hello, This week we have welcomed two new additions to the family...

...Cuddles...

..and Charlie...

...two mini rex boy rabbits...my week has been spent in and out to the hutch...being sniffed...and getting to know our new furry friends...slowly gaining their confidence...being allowed longer strokes as they become accustomed to us...

...Cookie Cat did think she ruled the roost...but scarpered quickly when sniffed by a cute little bunny...

...a truce remains through the bars! x

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Sunny Saturday

Hello, I know this post is a tad late, we are almost back to Saturday now! But anyhow we had a lovely day out at Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood (in Dorset). We had a great time, on the play trail and treetop trail.
...DD2 on her way to 'Jasmine's Palace' (as she named it) on the play trail...

..DD1 playing at the spider webs...

..walking to the next play area...

...one of many forest paths...

...me and DD2 at another play area...

...who's that trip trapping on my bridge...

...a lovely bright sunny walk...

...if you are brave enough you can try the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Trail there is one for adults and another for children. We didn't do this but DD2 is determined she will next time!

...returning to the car...
There is so much more that we didn't do, you can take or hire bikes, hire segways. There is a steam train, golf, fishing and orienteering. Or like us you can enjoy the forest then have a picnic by the lake before playing in either of the playgrounds. All we paid for was £5.50 for parking, the maximum is £8 for all day. If you want to do the Go Ape or steam train ride they are chargeable but £8 for a family day out? Can't be beaten!

We drove to Poole afterwards to the harbour and had a walk finishing with fish and chips watching the boats...






...a great day out xx

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Organised Chaos?

Gah! Hands up, who has a drawer like this? This drawer hides behind the kitchen door just below the microwave and is home to all kinds of 'stuff'
...hair bands, hair clips, combs, detangling spray, drawing pins, push pins, rubber bands, selotape, stickky dots, gloopy glue, superglue, blutack, receipts, memory stick, memory card, phone chargers, battery charger, batteries, camera, old mobile phone, torches, battery operated tea lights, socket covers, tape measure, makaton symbols, toys, stapler, staples, pens, loose change, euro's, ribbons, feathers, Easter chicks...

...that's better...

...just one thing...
does anyone know what this it?

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Work In Progress Wednesday

Good morning, and what a lovely morning it is. Such a welcome change, frosty and crisp first thing then warm Spring sunshine...

Today I have pulled out all of my crochet wip's, I seem to have a few on the go. I tire of them after a while only to start something new and go back to them later...
...this giant granny square blanket was/is my first crochet project as an adult. When I started the pink, purple and grey were the only wool I had making my colour choice an easy one! I marvelled at how quickly it started to grow, but as it got larger I lost my enthusiasm with the length of time each round took. Now I pick it up and do the odd round when the mood takes me. It's not that big, but big enough to cover your lap when curled up on the sofa or to cover an entire little person! I am up to the border at the moment which is so far 3 rounds of pink. I think 3 rounds of each colour should probably finish it off for me. It won't be as big as I first envisaged, but that's OK...

...here is my current 'main' project. A 'Neat Ripple Blanket' from Attic 24. I'm not sure whether this will be all the colours that I use, there maybe some green or cream going in too. I love that this pattern is soooo easy to follow whilst watching TV of an evening, it is repetitive but not in a way that I would get easily bored. Blues are my favourite colours and this kind of reminds me of waves on the seashore...

...teeny small triangles. I made these as I wanted to try a triangle. They are done in Chunky Acrylic on a 4mm hook, so are fairly firm and stiff. I have edged one with single crochets in DK using the same hook. I am imagining a string of bunting with each triangle edged in a different colour...

...these small granny squares were intended to be yet another blanket. What I am going to need so many blankets for!!! I joined some of them with a cream round but it I'm not loving them, I think I need to decide whether to edge and join with another colour or to join them as they are. I also need to decide whether I really need another blanket!...

...here are my 'African Flower Hexagons' following a pattern from Heidi Bears. I have no idea why they are called that but I fell in love and just had to make them. They were intended to be a blanket for DD2 but I think a cusion might be more do-able, I just need to work out how to get the hexagons to fit with a square cushion pad!...


 
note to self: cats are not helpful when trying to take photographs!

now I need to decided what to get on with, before some other project pops into my head and I start something new. xx