Wednesday, 29 September 2010

things i'm enjoying

This past week fall has crept into my world. There are parts of it that i love, like the changing leaves with the sunshine pouring through. But i don't enjoy being woken up while it is still dark it somehow makes me feel more tired. I am enjoying the routine of school but am overwhelmed with the amount of paperwork coming home with the kids and with it many decision i have to make. I am ashamed to say i am already hording small bits and pieces for Xmas.

I came across some little chili plants in sainsbury's this week which brightens up the kitchen.

We took the two babes for their first visit to pizza hut and i have to say they behaved very well and especially enjoyed their first unlimited ice-cream bowl.......except there isn't allot of ice-cream going on ...

I am also loving the amount of play time we are getting out of lego these days,this stuff just goes on and on and is worth every penny.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Take two

well it is amazing what you can achieve in a day when you have no interruption's. I made sure when i made this bag that i took my time and thought it all through as much as i could. I am really pleased with it, actually I'm more than pleased. It is almost perfect. I have put three pockets on one side and a zipped large on on the other. It is oil cloth on the outside and fabric on the inside. The straps are better but not as tough as i would like. i have yet to find something that is as strong as i want.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

bags bags bags

oh it's completely my fault, i can blame know one else for this obsession for bags that flo has got. I fins them everywhere full of all sorts of treasures. she constantly has one over her shoulder and i can't imagine where this obsession come from...........talking of bags i have been working on a new bag which has the same design as my kath kidston bag. i have put more pockets on the inside and its about double the size. I really love this fabric though and was especially chuffed when i found the same fabric in oil cloth too. Im not pleased with the straps and would prefer something chunkier but haven't found anything suitable yet.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

nothing to say except that this is one swell tree house, im sure you will agree?

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


aren't these the cutest nickers you have ever seen???i especialy love the strawberry shortcake one's...

Sunday, 5 September 2010

This has been my perfect summer, I have barely been in the house long enough to go crazy which suits me fine. We have also been blessed this year with a minimal amount of rain. You can’t really ask for more in the UK as any more would just be plain greedy. For our last week of summer we visited the Lizard in Cornwall. I haven’t really been their before but as I expected it didn’t disappoint, rarely does anywhere by the Cornish coast disappoint.
One blustery day we braved a coastal walk to a nearby fishing village, it was the first hike we have been on with all the kid’s. To my surprise it went very well and we only had a few complaints. Of course we had to bribe them with coloured polo and Worthington’s originals for the return journey.
The children all enjoyed surfing for many hours. It is so lovely to see them catching their first waves and scream with joy as they ride into shore. I am hoping we can continue to take them surfing throughout the late summer as it works so well for us.

The only annoying issue with all this holidaying is the amount of money it costs. It would be nice to take it up a notch to camping just to save some pennies.
So we return to our school routine tomorrow with the satisfaction of many pasties and ice-creams, plenty of sea side and late evenings…..let us hope the autumn doesn’t disappoint.
I am looking forward to doing some belated sewing as ideas have been buzzing around in my head for far too long now, I am worried I may for get them.