Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Mostly because Ive not been anywhere interesting in the last week! Just in my parents garden with the kids and the paddling pool. Fun, but not blog worthy ;)
Today is going to be blitz the flat day today. Not going out (apart from some puddle jumping i promised Alice when the rain has stopped) so me and the kids might end up making some cakes or something.
We need this rain though! If not only to water the plants and clear the air... the rubbish weather makes me more inclined to do some much needed housework! Just a tiny bit behind with the washing.
Alice has asked me to make some clothes for her new dolly, so i might attempt that today. Few other sewing bits and bobs i want to do, but we will see if i get around to them.
Now.... what to do for dinner?
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
Every year we attend the Jones's family bbq. My grandad (my mums side) is one of 8 children. Every year everyone who can make it, plus their families go to a park in Kent. This year it fell on the Saturday just passed.
The weather was not that kind to us, imagine me & adam and my mum & dad bbqing in the rain, whilst everyone else hid under the gazebo to keep dry! it was on and off rain, so by the time we dried out, it started again. Brightened up later on enough for us to play a game of rounders and yes... i got caught out (still saved me running, which was my plan all along!).
Alice and Lewis had a brilliant time!!! running around, eating, being spoilt by the grandparents & great grandparents (and the rest of the family!).
Sunday - recovering from Saturday!! Went to mums to drop off the chairs etc, that we had in the back of our car from the day before, discovered parents neighbours had started to rip down the fence and ivy, so all chipped in and did that (took my parents two trips to the dump to get rid of the ivy we tore down, and there is still more to go!). Also waved my brother off as my parents took him back up to Norwich. Back home to do bugger all!
Today - went to mums via the library. Spend most of the rest of the day in my parents back garden playing with the sandpit and next doors dog who has decided our garden is much more fun that his own.
Alice polished off the only red strawberry we had, she said it was yummy :) And she picked a tiny carrot out of the pot and said the carrots made her thirsty! We trimmed the tom plant back and it looks like we will have a fair few tomatos, but they are still to pop out.
Adam has agreed to let me get more planters for the various windowsils we have! i need at least one 'pretty' pot which serves no purpose than to put a smile on my face, but the rest of them i would love to be productive pots. Last year we had a bit of luck with some sort of salad leaf.. might see if we can give them ago again. Also, need to repot up my herbs as the tiny shoots we had are long gone!
So, now i just need to decide what pretty plants i want... something easy, but pretty.
We tend to be hit and miss with plants - no idea what we do to them, but they either thrive or die.
As soon as Adam has put them on his laptop i will upload various photos from the weekend.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Friday, 18 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
(can't work out how / if i can rotate the picture)
Now Lewis want's one! Need to dig out some boyish fabric for him tomorrow, and im going to make a mini one that i can put shorter pencils into.
Ive also got some more of the fabric used to make alice's one. Im thinking about getting a cheapish writing pad and covering the front of that with the fabric, so she can have a matching pad.
The brown fabric is from old curtains, and the more colourful ones are samples.
Its gone a bit weird across the bottom, but it almost looks like thats what it is meant to look like. shh...
Monday, 14 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Guess it beats pulling my top down like he was doing before.
Currently sitting watching Springwatch with the kiddies. After seeing the chap ride in on a horse Alice keeps going on about wanting to go horse riding.
I sit of a morning and try to identify the birds by their calls... till the squirrels kick up a stink about the neighbourhood cats.
Might take a stroll through the woods at the weekend, depends if the weather brightens up.
Tomorrow i planning on attempting to make the pac man cuddly toy i promised Adam, and a pencil roll i want to make Alice.
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Might not seem like much & it was a freebie job, but LOADS of the models have contacted him about getting some shots done, and the echo have shown an interest in using him in the future!!!
Hopefuly will bring loads more work his way!
I made Alice and Lewis a really basic fishing game the other day - a fish shaped piece of fabric, sewed a washer to it, and tied a magnet to the end of a piece of string and that to a pole. Instant fishing game :D
Today, i took it one step further:
padded fishies! Still need to add eyes to some of them, and find a better magnet i can sew into a padded 'worm', but the basics are there!!
Guess what everyone is getting for chrismas!!!
A tiny strawberry!!! And a few more on their way! Finally, a plant that hasn't died as soon as I get my less than green fingers on them!
And check out how well mr tomato plant is doing! Loads of little flowers - potential toms!
Did the washing up with a little smile on my face :D
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Weather is really grotty today, so we are staying in :D if it brightens up, might take a stroll up the road and get some chocolate to make some chocolate cakes.
My parents are coming over for dinner tomorrow night (so alice can show off her new bed & bedroom!) so i really need to blitz the flat. But my sewing machine is calling, and i did promise Alice and Lewis a fishing game. Might just have to make that first, before i sort this place out.
Yesterday i finished Alice's den. Just need to make LOADS of little alice sized pillows for her and Lewis to sit on. Could do with getting a cheap dvd/tape rack type thing for her films... at the moment they are piled up.
Three cheers for rainy Tuesday!