Sunday, 29 May 2011

My First Makes





Here's some pics of my first makes on the sewing machine, I have to say It's a really nice feeling to have May twirling around in a skirt I have made. The red and cream one I made first and The Cath Kidston one I made out of a pillow case I had which I unpicked! Pretty proud of my little self! hehe! I also made a little heart and the button picture is a pressie for my mum, I had done red and blue but she's changing colour scheme so I just swapped the red for a green heart x

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Fridays Finds...




After play school on Friday we usually nip into town to have a look around and go to a cafe - May's favourite thing! After a nice cuppa tea we went off to primark to find some shoes for a new dress I bought the other week, which I love love love. It's from Diana Vickers' new range and is very 60s. Anyways, I need some new shoes now to go with but of course there's never any to be found when you're looking is there? But yet always millions when you're not, how does that work?!? I did pick up a cute pair for May tho, some 'faux' pearls and a lovely little daisy headband.
So we gave up on the shoe search and went to good old TKMaxx instead, though it was obviously one of those days coz it was a bit dissapointing in there too! I did however get this picture frame for £3.00! for this beautiful print I've been wanting to frame for a while and picked up this tray for £1.49 from B&M bargains! yay!
My mum has been teaching me how to use her old sewing machine and I'm super excited that I can actually do it! My first make was the table cloth on the little side table and last night I made May a skirt, pictures to follow! I'm excited, I think I've got the sewing bug, any suggestions what else to try to make as a beginner?
Hope you all have a great weekend, it's yucky yuckison weather here! here's hoping mr sunshine makes at least one appearance this half term
xoxo

Monday, 23 May 2011

A nosey round my home














Me and the little en spent today doing 'rainy day' stuff. The rain and HAIL!?! was absolutely pooring so we painted a bird box for grandma and cut up a Milly Molly Mandy book (I have 2 of the same) and made some bunting out of it for our reading corner. I totally stole the idea from Kate http://katebeatriceviolet.blogspot.com/ thanks for that! hehe! I love how it turned out.

Anyways when the weathers yucky I always feel the need to make inside all cosy and warm so a good clean up and change around was the order of the day. I'm always changing things around but I'm really happy with how I have things arranged (for now) our little cosy corner of the world. A home filled with colour, flowers and things I love make for a happy mummy!

I love having a little nosey 'round other peoples homes on their blogs so I hope you enjoy have a nosey 'round mind.

Lotsa love
xoxo

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Look what arrived...






HOW lovely? Thank you so much! The lovely Tracey from "http://tracynko-motile.blogspot.com/" Romi and Bob - she has a beautiful blog and home - and I did a swap and she made my daughter the doll which she loves! It made my day, I love getting packages in the mail, I'm seriously like a little girl at christmas! It's the small things eh! And in the age of email and the internet there's nothing like a real handwritten letter and personally put together package to make you feel special. I have a lot of friends that live all over the world from when I travelled when I was a student and I love that we send packages to each other, even if it's just a mixed cd, it's so nice to receive something that someone has put thought, time and effort into.

I've been feeling a little off lately and the weather's gone back to being rainy and miserable so my mum was called upon yesterday to come help me out! I really don't know what I'd do without my mum she's my best friend! Anyways once i'd had a good sleep I felt a little better and we ended up having a lovely night watching dvd. Enchanted was the film of choice last night! I've seen it like a million times and the little one loves it too but it never fails to make me smile. If you haven't seen it you should.

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVIx6OUXeFA&feature=related"

PS, I've been trying for ages to link things can anybody help me?
Thanks x

Monday, 16 May 2011

Song of the day...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm5TZX5hz3g

LOVING this song!

Enjoy!

xoxo

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Berwick Upon Tweed










We've just got back from a beautiful few days caravaning in Berwick Upon Tweed. It was May's first real holiday and she LOVED IT! The weather wasn't the best but we carried on regardless and the beaches were just beautiful! so secluded with hardly anyone around really and they were all like that! It was surreal but so lovely. And we managed to get HALF PRICE ticket to the ALNWICK castle or "Hogwarts" It's the castle they use in the Harry Potter films and the castle and gardens are amazing! The area is full of castles we visited quite a few, Bamburgh and one in holy island, which is an island which you can get to at only certain times of the day depending on when the tide is in and out. It was a lovely quaint fisherman type village.
All in all an really lovely place to visit, just a shame it wasn't a little bit warmer.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

The lovely Tracey from Romi and Bob and I are doin a little swap a roo and she has made me THE most beautiful doll, go over there and check out the pics she's super talented and is happy to do more swaps I think! yay! so get yourselves over there.

The rain is back and I've been in a 'can't really be bothered' mood all day! I'm going on a mini camping trip for a couple days and all I have done in preperation is wash basically all our clothes which are now all over the house drying, eugh! Oh well, last minute girl that I am will for sure be in the mood tomorrow to get everything sorted! I hope! please please please..mr sunshine come out to play for us! fingers crossed!

To continue with the theme of the day I'm going to do a lot of nothing this evening too except snuggle up and watch a film. 'Julie and Julia' tonight I think which makes me daydream about one day living in Paris and inspires me to learn to cook the french way. I may just have to purchase Julia Child's book one of these days and actually do something about that instead of just daydreaming about it! Excellent film by the way if you haven't already seen it you should, Meryl Streep is amazing! Though I do love her in pretty much all her films. I think she'd great.

ok well night night blogland...
speak soon.

(Two posts in two days - hey I'm getting better at this! yay! hehe!)

easter time in pictures...






Friday, 6 May 2011

I have my interbet back! yay!

How sad is it that after just two weeks without internet it's made my day to get it back! I felt lost without it! I feel very pathetic as I still remember the days of no interent, no mobile phones and people had to actually ring and talk to a person not just a machine! crazy! I can'T even imagine wht new technology will be around once my three year old is grown up?!? Anyways that said I;m so happy to have it back in my life!

I had the most lovely birthday, I was 28 which makes me feel like I should be a proper grown up but in many ways I do not feel it, I wonder if I ever will?
Anyways, I was spoilt S.P.O.I.L.T by my mum who got me this:



Needless to say I am a HUGE Cath Kidston fan and was over the moon, and to top it off my brother got me:



In addition my friend took me and little M for a fun filed day out in Lytham which is just beautiful and mr sunshine came out to play. The little en LOVED it, train rides, trampolines, seaside, even Macdonalds - which we have rarely! It was a really great day!

Since then the weather here over April (it's taken a slight turn for the worse so far in May but I'm hoping it's just a blip) has been ace! Beautiful sunshine all over easter which just seems to bring out the best in people I think. I know I am always a lot happier and positive when the suns shining! Being outside just does wonders for you I think. It's hard to look on the bright side when you're cooped up inside all the time after christmas what is there to look forward to in jan and feb, so I for one am soooooooo happy Spring is here! I wonder if it's because I'm a spring baby that I love spring so much? My mum's really into Halloween and and she's an autumn baby, anybody else think this or am I just being weird? hehe!

anyways, back soon with more pics from this glorious weather we've been having,
oh and who else LOVED Kate's dress? the lace was sp beautiful! My friends have either loved it or hated it, i LOVED IT!