Friday, 17 January 2014

I may be slightly mad ....

So above is T-rex, one of my new charms for my bracelet. Since having him I have been taking photos of him on his travelss and sending them to Manny (he must think I am mad) but I enjoy it so here are a few of them for you!
Above he came to my mums birthday party and had to take a big chunk out of the cheese!

He tried to ride the reindeer, but he was having none of it.

We had had a day out in Cardiff and he took a little nap on the train back home.

Always hungry he had a big bite of my panini.

Finally he is learning to drive, only had one lesson so far but it is going ok - just have to watch out for his road rage!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Wall of wonder - finished

You may have seen some pictures of my wall in the  past - it has been building up for a couple of years now, well over this weekend I finally finished it - the tissue paper fringe bunting from my party finished it off perfectly I think!


Here are a few close ups of it. It is a combination of photos, makes, a few art purchases and postcards. I have really enjoyed doing it and I am really pleased with the final outcome. I have recently moved the craft room around and so now I face a different wall - so there is only one thing to do - start again! I already have a few pieces on it - I will try and take a few pictures for you.

You have probably seen a few gnomes on my blog - well this is the most recent member to join the crew. He is my first drawn gnome (well except patterns but they don't count!) i really love how he came out, he also made me realise how much I enjoy drawing and colouring, even if it is only simple things!

Finally I wanted to show you this plate I got on the weekend (well I actually got 2 - I was at the till with the first one and thought what would happen if I broke it, so I went and picked up a back up plate, just in case!) It is from John Lewis and I love the pattern - it is only a little side plate (I didn't see any big plates) they also had a tea pot and cake stand.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Flamingo party


It was my birthday on Friday, I held a little party in celebration.

I found the best cocktails sticks I have ever seen(who knew they made plastic shaped ones!) so they had to be part of the shindig. There were a few sword fights, but no one got hurt!

I made tissue paper decorations and added ribbons to balloons to add more colour to the room (like it needed any more going on!!)

I found some fabulous wigs in the pound shop so I had to give them a go and these fantastic glasses in primark. It was a fantastic couple of days (I had my family over on Saturday for party round 2) There was lots of food and some very bad dancing from me!

Sunday, 5 January 2014


I love decorating for a party. Above is what I did at my mums for her birthday, which the trifle (my first ever made) below also came to!

Sometimes I just like putting all the food out on paper plates and having a mini party for 2 at home, for no reason at all!

I made some tissue paper decorations to add to the new lights, they we're quite tricky but I loved how they turned out so I will be making more.

Monday, 30 December 2013

New year, maybe new posts!

I have been absent for a long time but I have missed blogging and I think the new year is a perfect time to come back! 

I have still been crafting, above is my paper star wreath which I made for Christmas and ended up hanging inside the day, just in case it got ruined!

I have spent a lot of time with mr brother and pine cones. We have collected them, crafted with them and taken many pictures of them!

Paper crafts have been a big theme this christmas with paper chains and below folded reindeer. Manny made me the big one (argyle is his name) for Christmas, isn't he lovely!

We'll hopefully this has worked, I don't have a laptop at the moment so this is all done on hue ipad, if all goes well you will hear from me again soon.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Did you say have a holiday and eat lots of food? OK I will!

We wooshed of to Crete last week for a friends wedding. I have a few pictures from my phone for you (still not uploaded the ones from my camera!)

The beaches were amazing - this was my first sunny, abroad holiday. Now on to the food, the majority of the food we had was delicious! 

Finally here is Manny and me in one of the restaurants - it was amazing there!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

A complete jumble of things!

Sooooo I haven't blogged much recently, have I? Wellllllll there is a reason for this. Manny and I took up kick boxing about a month ago and since then we have been going 3/4 times a week, mix that in with the allotment and work and you pretty much want to sit down and do nothing the rest of the time! So I have a few very random photos to show and hopefully will settle into our new routine soon, so I will have good things to blog about!

We are starting off with my car having it's first ever car wash (had it over a year now - don't judge me and my dirty car!!!) All a bit exciting to go through the proper car wash too (is it just me that gets excited about these things?)

Next we have CRUMPET SOLDIERS - possibly the greatest invention Asda has come up with!

Yes that is a modified toilet roll holding my egg, I know I need to buy some egg cups!! I however failed to make my egg dippy so that was a bit sad, and I timed it as well - very disappointing!

A bit more work has been going on at the allotment, carrots, red onions, cucumber and marigolds are now in. Still a lot of work to go but I am really enjoying it!

Lastly are these shoes, I saw them the other week and really liked them. I knew that the likelihood of me ever wearing them was very slim so I left them to be admired by someone else, now I regret that decision as they are no longer in the store!

How have you all been?