Wednesday, 16 April 2014


I have been trying, over the years, to make my own greetings cards.  Here is a very simple one I made recently with washi tape.  I've seen lots of similar ones on the internet:-

Here is one I made with felt, my favourite material in the whole wide world, which took a bit longer: -
I decided a while ago that I would no longer buy greetings cards because they were so expensive.  This was a pointless promise.  I love buying them as much as I love making them.  It's a bit like deciding that I won't buy a coffee from Costa, and both things cost about the same amount and bring me unreasonable and unbridled amounts of pleasure.

See you in Paper Chase.  

Monday, 7 April 2014


I was going to post a picture of the beautiful cushion cover I'd crocheted.  But I've not crocheted it yet.  Here is what I have done.  Tadah!
I know I need not explain to you what this is.  Why yes, it's obvious.
And Spidey was delighted.  He now has a sarong to wear. . .
. . . and when he gets tired, a cozy blanket.
Readers, there really is no end to my creativity.  I amaze even myself. x

Friday, 14 March 2014

Snippets of the week. . .

Bits of my week have looked like this.  Happy weekend x 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

What shall we have for lunch?

Here is what I had for lunch a few days ago:
It was absolutely delicious and very healthy, as you can see.  It was totally worthy of this photo opportunity and blog post.

I also love the following things on a regular basis:

- spaghetti hoops on toasted bread which has had the mould cut out of it
- half eaten and left over fish fingers possibly smeared in tomato sauce off my son's plate
- half chewed semi melted penguin biscuit (same source as above)
- assortment of left overs from cling filmed bowls in the fridge
- free coffee from Waitrose, end of a French stick and two bags of Quavers

These things weren't worthy of a photo opportunity and are therefore not getting their own blog post.

Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

New project

At the beginning of last year (2013) I kept trying to crochet.  After a few weeks I discovered that I had an excellent aptitude for making all sorts of different knots.  Such was my frustration, I signed up for a few classes at The Sheep Shop and finally. . .  finally. . . I managed to make a small flower, or a small star and something else very small but very decorative, which escapes me.  Now, it's already 2014 and it's already March, but very slowly something is happening. . . 

Can this be appearing before my very eyes?  It's hard to be sure. . . I'll let you know.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Little holiday by the sea

We have just returned from a lovely little holiday by the seaside, where we. . .
. . . went beach combing. . .
. . . made sculptures. . .
. . . returned a starfish to the sea. . .
. . . admired the lights and the creatures at Brighton's Aquarium. . .
. . . ate lots of these. . .
. . . and even more of these. . .
. . . and a few slices of this!

Hope you had a lovely half-term too.

Friday, 14 February 2014

It's Valentine's Day . . .

. . . and we went from this. . .
 . . . to this. . .
 . . . the little boys got these. . .
 . . . and I got a beautiful heart too. . .
Happy Valentine's Day
Wherever you are x