My very pink flip-it mini-book was so well received that I received a request to make a boyish one for the older brother so that he wouldn't feel left out. Always happy to oblige! I used these gorgeous October Afternoon papers, perfect for a boy who is nearly 9. I can see me making more … Continue reading Another Flip-It MiniBook
We ventured along the M4 today to the Littlewick Green Annual Show. I'd been hoping for farm animals and a craft tent but no such luck ... what I found was Pony Club showjumping, vintage cars and a pair of beautiful Shire horses. DS had a ball running around looking at everything and Grandad came … Continue reading Littlewick Green Annual Show
Here we are, the last UK Bank Holiday weekend before Christmas (apologies to the blog readers in Scotland, no BH for you on Monday) and I was determined not to let it pass by. I got off to a great start this morning with plenty of lovely comments re my 1st Pink Saturday post (already … Continue reading Totally Satisfying Saturday
Pink Saturday is a photographic project sent my way by Sib. It's obvious what to do - photograph something pink on Saturday. My effort for this week? My collection of pink buttons; somehow I never remember to use them on LOs! I had hoped to be able to set this post to publish in the … Continue reading Pink Saturday
My beautiful GodDaughter brought her mummy and big brother to see us today. Sadly, today was not brilliant weather-wise but we did manage a trip to the Common late afternoon. DS nearly missed out on the outing because of his poor behaviour (hitting) and actually had to endure two 10-minute-timeouts in his room in order … Continue reading Wednesday Visitors
So ... actions speak louder than words, right? DS's old car seat now belongs to Susanna's 4-month-old niece and DS's infant carrier (plus raincover) now belongs to Joanna's as yet unborn baby. And all due to the power of the Internet and the Freecycle website. And I get to have a warm, cosy glow for … Continue reading The Magic of Freecycle
I read an article in the Times recently about the 100 Thing Challenge . The challenge encourages a simpler, clutter-free lifestyle and was dreamt up by David Bruno, a 37-year-old American, as his response to the recession and his own unease about the unwanted junk filling his home. It really struck a chord with me … Continue reading The 100 Thing Challenge
Next week sees the arrival of September, which means that it's time for Shimelle's Learn Something New Every Day class again. Where's that last year gone to? A perk of Shimelle's class is that once you've signed up for a class you are automatically included for future years, unless you choose to opt out. I … Continue reading Shimelle’s Learn Something New Class
DH (and the pooch) has been in Maidenhead since Friday afternoon, babysitting his parents and this afternoon he persuaded them to come over for a visit. It was strange to think that DH was "visiting" his own house! DS was absolutely thrilled to discover that Daddy was home and clung to him like a limpet. … Continue reading A Visitor!
Over on UKS this month they've been running a series of prompts/classes for mini-books. This one by Kathy Black caught my eye, as it's made from just one sheet of 12x12 cardstock. Cousin J's DD is 6 years old and a very girlie girl and she just happens to be a bridesmaid in 2 weeks … Continue reading A Very Pink Mini-Book!