Saturday, 23 July 2016

Skipping along

hi everyone, where have I been ? I looked at the last post and realised it has been nearly 3 weeks since I last posted!

Well I had a birthday, and that seemed to last a week, lots of treats, lunches and a dinner out . I still haven't got around to putting the "love seat" the children bought me together , but now the holidays are here next week looks like I will be able to do that.

Along with other mum's at the end of the school year I was chasing my tail.  Sports day and days out at school kept being postponed because of the weather and then there was a made rush to fit everything in during the last week!  On top of that there were meetings to do with the children and education due to their disabilities and also routine check ups at hospital for them too.  Little Miss is officially taller than me now standing a whopping 5'9 and she is only 12!!! Her feet are bigger than mine too so on Friday new summer sandals and flips flops were purchased for the summer.

The weather here has been WET.  The kitchen garden has gone "bonkers" and my new flower beds
Well, a friend popped round for a cuppa.  She didn't know about the beds and when she saw them she was amazed ....she is a avid gardener and said she could not believe they were only a couple of
months old as it looked so well established!  I was chuffed to bits....praise indeed.
I have been busy making too during these wet days...and yesterday did a fair that went oh so well.
Thank you for your lovely comments on the last post about Little Miss and her sewing....she has started again and yesterday the praise she got from customers, well I think and hope she is back on track.  She asked me last night "mummy could I make a quilt?" Which as you can imagine made a lovely day even lovelier.

Little man won his age group fancy dress
at the fair yesterday

My stall

These little Zakka style fabric trays I made proved very popular and addictive to make too.  I have lots of ideas around this theme that I am going to try this summer and also for  future fairs, I refuse to say the "C" word just yet though I know lots of fellow crafters are beginning already to make stuff ,  but far too early just yet for me'

Some ever popular mini cushions and lavender satchets 

I am also going to have a great declutter this summer too, well that's the plan in between trips out and the odd visitor or too.

I am so behind with blog reading but hope to catch up soon with all your news


  1. Hi Maria! My sweetcorn is going great guns due to the rain as our herbs so I know what you mean about the wet! Our sports day at school was postponed but was fantastic when it did go ahead. Little Miss sounds a very stauesque young lady. My eldest is 10 in September and is up to Jon's shoulder and he is 5 foot 6 (we are both short ****s!) and I thought he was tall! Your stall looks just fabulous!! I started a C project for myself yeserday, a December Daily journal. Google it and you will see some major papercrafting going on. Good to have you back.xx

  2. I was only thinking of you the other day, I am behind reading and commenting on a lot of blogs as I have been busy with visitors, I glad to here little Miss is taking up sewing again, well done to little man on the fancy dress

  3. Oh Little Miss is a Tall Miss! ;) So am I, at 5'11". Good for her! Such lovely creations!

  4. glad you are all well.. and busy x We have been very lucky with the weather here .. lots of sun and only a little rain .. no complaints here .. hope some sunshine comes your way soon x

  5. Beautiful creations for your craft stall, I was particularly impressed with the fabric trays such a lovely idea.

  6. Happy belated birthday, it sounds like you had a lovely week celebrating. Glad to hear that your daughter has got her sewing mojo back, it's awful when confidence is lost so well done to her for giving it another go. I do like the fabric trays you made for your craft stall, no wonder they were popular, they're lovely.

  7. Happy belated birthday. Your creations for your craft stall are awesome! Congrats to your little man on winning the costume contest. And I'm so delighted to hear Little Miss is sewing again! Yea!!

  8. I bet you sold lot's of things as they all look so lovely.

  9. This is a really good idea that you have going on. manufacturing

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