Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sunshine on a rainy day

Time seems to have completely run away with me lately I've had lots I've wanted to blog about but just haven't been able to find the time lately. Last weekend was awful weather wise, lots of miserable rainy days but then this beautiful parcel arrived from Tracy over at her beautiful blog
Thank you soo much! I was over the moon (though not quite as much as May) to receive such a beautiful package (thank you for being so patient Tracy yours is on the way to you now, I hope it arrives safely soon)
My daughter and me are huge fans of Tracy's beautiful handmade dolls, we now have 3 of her creations and May decided (all on her own I might add) to name them, Milly Molly Mandy! very creative I thought, she's a big fan of the Milly Molly Mandy books and sings the song ALLLL DAYY LONG! Seriuosly when my friends came to visit a few months ago they had it stuck in their heads for weeks afterwards, anyways, I was super excited to get such a thoughtful package and me and Tracy seem to have exactly the same taste in things! she sents some little surprises that I love! Thank you!
The little fairy doll is permantly attached to May!

I have a lot more I want to blog but I'll leave that til tomorrow,

lotsa love xxx

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

more makes...

Hi all, first of all I'd like to say a big hello and thank you to all my followers, I honestly was surprised to get even one follower but to now have 12 is just lovely, It's a lovely feeling to feel a part of this lovely blog community. I love all your blogs too! So many lovely people and ideas to get inspiration from. So THANKS!

I've been working on my new found sewing skills lately so here are a few pictures of some things I've been making lately, I 'm having a hard time understanding patterns it's like a foreign language to me so I just make it up and adapt as i go aong, sometimes it's been working sometimes not so much!

The picture is a Gorguss postcard I found for 60P!!! in a craft shop and just stuck on some lovely thick craft paper and then onto the beautiful frame my mum found me on a carboot for like a £1, I'm really pleased with it. I'm a big fan of the Gorguss prints, she also does bags and stationary and stuff.

Hope you're all having a great week so far, the weather here is weird o rama! It's like winter one me then yucky humid indian summer type hot the next! Me and May have been doing lots of beading and crating to pass away the time, we've had lots of fun with some paper dolls I found in a clearance book shop for £1 each too! And my little tom boy has been having a fireman sam phase and her grandad spoiled her this week with some toys so that's keeping her busy busy! In between rushed visits to the park when we have a break from the rain it's all she's been playing with lately.

That said I don't know how I've not discovered them before since I love all things dolls, but we've recently discovered Lalaloopsy dolls which I am in love with and my daughter has asked the birthday fairies for one called blossom flowerpot, and a few chocolate coins too please fairies she shouted up to them! hehe! she does make me laugh! I'm so excited to start a collection of them! I can already picture them sat on her bedroom shelves! I love being a mum! You get to be a kid again!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The bright side of life..

Sometimes I have phases were I'm prone to dwell on the bad, let it get to me, over think situations, think how I could've and should've reacted and generally focus on the bad things in my life like the fact that I have dumb ass neighbours who have their music blaring at all hours of the day and are generally inconsiderate, or the fact that due to stress or hormones or actually the doctors have no idea my hair is falling out and for about 90% of the time it's all I think about, whether or not people are noticing, is it really obvious, are they thinking I look like a freak? why can't I just look normal! Or how at play school May always says hello to everyone and last week she asked a little girl to sit next to her to which the girl just looked at her like something you stand in and walked away, so May ended up sitting all by herself and there was nothing I could do about it. May however doesn't let it quash (i think that's a word) her happy little spirit, I can definitely learn a lot from her. Today she was happily sitting at the table painting and singing and talking to her self and she started singing "always look on the bright side of life" and said "mummy you have to look at the bright side of life don't you coz it says bright side not black side!" hehehe! It made me laugh a lot! She's so very wise my daughter! and this is so very true, yes there are bad things and bad people in the world but hey not all is bad and I am truly blessed in many ways. I have an AMAZING daughter and family, our home is lovely, I have amazing friends and have been lucky enough to meet some new and lovely blog friends recently for which am thankful. When I'm stood at the playschool waiting to pick May up I often say hello and no one ever wants to talk to me, I've always felt my face doesn't fit so to speak and sometimes it gets to me but I'm going to make a conscience effort to look on the bright side, I have amazing people in my life and lots to be happy about so the other stuff just doesn't matter.