Monday, 29 December 2008

Cake Happy

A huge cardboard box from the wonderful T, revealed these goodies when opened and underneath them ( as if they weren't enough ! )

was this treasure trove .. many Happy Baking Days ahead .... Thanks Darling xx



Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Monday, 22 December 2008

More Goodies

Lavender Socks for a special little friend.

Boxes of goodies, all ready for sharing.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Solstice Skies














Love and Peace
x

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

and yet more


mini sunshine socks.

Can't get enough of these ....


little beauties for the bath, so we're making more, more and more.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Winter Seasons Table

Our lovely seasons swap gift from Foxy.Having only just learnt to knit, she produces such a wonderful snowman for us .. thanks so much.

Lady Winter has arrived, carrying her cloak of snow, ice and frost.



Another GP lets trade, gorgeous snowdrop and holly fairies.






Monday, 15 December 2008

Seasons Swap Angel

Now I know my partner has received her seasons swap gift .. I can reveal what I made.
An angel for a wonderful lady, much admired and very much loved.
A true wise woman with a very loving heart.







December Smiles

Wonderful new wall-hanging for the sitting room.
Trips to Lincoln Christmas Market with friends.

Boxes of satsumas.


Beautiful seasonal colour.



And more snow.


( mince pies, crazy crafting afternoons,winter stories, Christmas parties, go-carting for the boys, dentist check-up !, lots of rehearsals for several different drama performances, Chinese take-aways, over-night visit from a special friend, gathering up our pottery makes ready for gifts, finishing up a seasons swap, knitting, making lists, sewing, catching up with lots of incredible blog posts from amazing people, making bath melts for friends ( thanks Claire for the idea x ) plans for making soap, truffles, fudge and more, lots and lots more ...... )

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Monday, 8 December 2008

Sunshine Socks


for a smiley girl.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Seasonal Busyness

A corner of my sofa .. full of the season .. knitting, sewing, brochures ( just booked tickets for a certain little lady to go see Strictly Live ) ribbon, beads, magazines.
Trying to keep all of this out of O's little grasp is busyness in it's self !

A delightful Sunday afternoon gp forum style, much chatter, soup & bread, cake ( lots ! ) much laughter, children playing ( they were 19 of them ) cups of coffee and tea aplenty and swapping of jams and chutneys ..... perfect.



Saturday, 29 November 2008

Busy Saturday

Not joining the crowds on the High Street, instead visiting the Alternative Christmas Market organised by Amnesty International.

Then onto the Vegan Christmas Fayre for some tasty treats and wonderful catch-up with some beautiful people.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Counting my Smiles

Today seems like a good time to " count my smiles "

Naughty giggles at Home Ed Drama Group with the other Mamas.

A fantastic Son through to the Regional Finals for Enterprise Week .... and boy has he come up with a good idea.

Sneaking out Circle Dancing tonight.

My wonderful "Mother Friends" ..... who are all just the Best.

A Husband returning from a week away in Africa, tomorrow ... counting down the hours.

These gorgeous Sunflowers sent from Emma & her wonderful family.

A new-to-Me bread maker ( I stupidly Freecycled mine and regretted it as the lady pulled out of our drive ! ) how happy was I to be offered another ... 2 loaves made and eaten so far.

Watching my incredible Daughter grow into a wonderful young Woman ... She's playing Eliza Scrooge in our Home Ed take on A Christmas Carol, fantastic.

New & old friendships ... all so very special.


A happy, healthy nursing Babe.

How blessed am I.


Sunday, 23 November 2008

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Goats and Shoeboxes

A Home Ed day out to a local farm, where I indulged my love of goats ( and chickens )


Shoeboxes filled with goodies and lots & lots of love.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Socks and Cars

Making Me smile - finishing some long promised socks for friends, sorry guys .. hope they are worth the wait.



Making L smile, an early Yule treat to Top Gear Live at Birmingham NEC with Daddy.



Monday, 17 November 2008

K does the washing up


and L does the drying and putting away so I am smiling.

Which everyday task could someone do for you to make you smile ?

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Vintage Smiles


Wonderful labels for all our homemade goodies.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Our own Strictly Professional

K's awards for Ballroom and Latin .... didn't she do well !!!

oh the wonderful smell .....


of apples cooking with ginger and cinnamon ( one of my favourite smells )
We've been making Charoset .. never heard of it before ? no neither had we until the lovely Sarah pointed us in its direction ( thanks darling ) an alternative to mincemeat.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charoset

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Autumn Saturday Work

A carpet of the seasons stunning colours.


A new friend.
Thanks Claire for your advice and darling N for letting alittle bit of Yule come very early to our house.




Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Books and Boobs to the Rescue





Managed to squeeze some photos out of my poorly camera, holding the battery lid very firmly shut with tape and brute force.
Keeping the poorly babe happy ... books and boobs !