Thursday, 28 April 2011

high days and {bank} holidays.....

The sun is shining ....Arnie is in his favourite spot.....although he has moved since this picture was taken and is now occupying his other favourite the front door which is his way of telling me he hasn't had his walk yet :)

....the other week I went into what can only be described as a 'bunting like trance' and chopped away happily all afternoon cutting enough bunting for the 'Royal Wedding' 20 times over...... the outcome of this was that I have made up some little 'make your own' bunting packs for the shop for anyone who doesn't want to end up in a triangle chopping trance...........

Hope the sun keeps shining

x x x x x x

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

long weekends......

~off School~
~off School again
~Easter Eggs~
~off School due to too much chocolate~
Sound Familiar?
I don't know whether I'm coming or going at the moment..hope I'm not the only one :)
The mayhem was broken up a bit this weekend with a nice distraction organised by my lovely friend Jane who kindly opened up her garden to the public for a little Easter Fair..I managed to take a few pics before anyone arrived.

There were lovely crafts and an Easter treasure hunt,

Delicious homemade cakes made with eggs from Jane's 3 hens (who were a bit camera shy and I couldn't get a photo of ) also fresh lemon curd and homemade lemonade.......

I had a little corner doing face painting, which.. despite my worries that I would be rubbish was great fun :) and the kids seemed quite pleased with their wonky bunnies and glittery chicks.

The sun shone and a good day was had by all and we managed to raise some money for the Hen Welfare Trust and eat any cakes that were left over so happy bunnies all round...
Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend

I just wanted to say....Apologies for my lack of posts and visits to your lovely blogs, normal service will be resumed soon and hello and thank you to new followers and readers, I do appreciate that you take a peep into my Tea soaked,Fabric obsessed, Morrissey warbling world :)

Jane x x x x x x x x x x

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


I like bunnies.......

and I like chicks...........

but which is better?????

I peaked too early with the easter decorations and became mildly obsessed with bunny and bird stuff so much that I forgot to do the easter tree..........must go do that now, also have forgotten where I hid the easter eggs that I bought weeks ago :)

Happy Tuesday

x x x x x x x x x

Monday, 18 April 2011

This week I have been mostly.......

......trying to keep the house tidy when the boys are off school......not possible... so I took myself off to the fabric cupboard and tidied that instead, quite obsessively... into colour co-ordinated piles which I then sat and stared at...... while mayhem went on around me :)
there's something comforting about the look and feel of these happy little piles that I sat for a long time admiring and arranging them...... I think my favourite is the pink pile.....

then I started on the pillowcase pile......

Anyway the moral of this story is that when I came to put them all back in the cupboard they wouldn't all go in I gave myself a good talking to....decided that I would make some things to keep so that I can still see these lovelies everyday but the rest will have to go off to the shelves of littleteawagon....gulp...

and then the cupboard door will close :)

Hope you're having a lovely spring break and the sun is shining

x x x x x x x

Friday, 8 April 2011

Making a mess...having fun.....

I know that there are lots of these on flickr and lovely blogs etc but I wanted to have a go at making one of these little birdhouses......they are so much fun to make and it's true to say I am addicted to p.v.a glue, paper and making a bit of a mess..... if you are too,

here's a quick 'how to'

I finished it off by making a small hole and putting a lolly stick through it for a bird to stand on, I did use my little £ shop chicks at first but then I remembered I had got these little birds (Caramelos on etsy)

No small children were involved in the making of this project......they were behind the shed, mixing buckets of mud and doing things with a microscope!!!

Things needed to make this are....any boxes,masking tape,p.v.a glue, papers,newspaper,fabric trims,stickers......anything you can get your hands on and a little chick/bird

Have a lovely 'sunny' weekend

x x x x x x x x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Entertain me............

There has to be a good reason to make me get up at 7am on a cold wet sunday morning....but heres a couple.....

....of cute things found at a car boot sale last weekend. As its school holidays 2!! we've already been through the bickering and squabbling that comes with two boys (very close in age) but this game kept us quiet for a bit yesterday, I don't (won't) read game rules so we made up our own .....

Well it kept me entertained for a while anyway :)

Happy Tuesday x x x x x x

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Giveaway...the details

Just a quick post tonight to fill you in on the details of the giveaway I mentioned before ...... a while ago I was asked by Rebecca from the very beautiful blog theardentsparrow if I would like to take part in a week of giveaways, I was more than happy to join in and as I was making new messenger bags that week, I made an extra one :)

There will be different items on offer each day.... (there are some really beautiful things) ....if you are interested in joining in check out the link above, the Gold brocade messenger bag (above) is up on Monday 4th April

Good luck!!

Hope you had a lovely weekend...... our boys are off school now for two weeks so we will be eating chocolate and pretending it is Easter :)

x x x x x x x x x x