Monday, 29 September 2008

Q & A's

Just look at that for a bargain, the enamel bread tin - £1 ! car boot crazy !
It now holds all my different bags of flour.

Answers to some of the wonderful comments, you've been leaving ( thanks again .... I LOVE comments )

The felted bowl pattern .... mmm .. my big secret .. is to be found here

although, I am sure if you did a google search, you'd find some freebie patterns for them.

The pumpkin hat pattern, is a freebie here

My breakfast, cream cheese covered with apple and hawthorn jelly ( from the wonderful emily's mum ) I could seriously eat this all day, every day .. it is so goooood.

The lovely plate these babies are sat on, another car boot find yesterday, £2.50 for 2 small and 1 large plate.

K and L are home from their hols ( with piles of washing )

L now wears his hair spiked after Grandma treated him to a tube of gel and K came home, showing me very proudly 20, yes 20, notes of Love, that had been pushed under their hotel door from 2 very bold lads from the Czech Republic ( remember she's 10 ) Grandad assures me he kept a very, very close eye.

On the last day, these 2 Casanovas clubbed together and bought K, an ankle bracelet and my Dad a beer at the hotel bar.I am hoping this isn't some kind of betrothal in the Czech Republic and as I type a wedding is being planned with a duel before hand to find out which of these lads will marry her !

Sunday, 28 September 2008

This and That Smiles

Socks for EM.
Wonderful Autumn colours.

And an afternoon spent here with my littest fella O, at a great new group.

Thanks so very much to you all, for your wonderful comments on O's birthday.How they touched my heart.

I am one very lucky lady.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Bowlfuls of Smiles

Bowl number 8.
Gifts and GP forum Lets trades.
This is my favourite yet, knitted in a wonderful wool called Toffee Apple, bought from here

A before photo.
Two washes in the machine and here it is. The rest of my bowls are here.

Friday, 26 September 2008

A night of wild abandon Smiles !

Circle dancing .. after what seems like forever.
Wonderful music, great people and a night out on my own.

The stunning wall hanging in the hall.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Promise of Smiles to come

A basket of bulbs for the garden.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Helping ?

unload the veg box ... yes, those are onions rolling round the floor !

Seasons Smiles

Wonderful, wild hops from Shell ( thanks again ) that smell incredible.Ready for beer making ... oh the joys of home educating.

A pumpkin hat ( all the rage this season ) for one of O's little friends.

This is actually the second hat I've made for pressies and I still have afew more little heads I'd like to cover in bright orange wool yet !

Sunday, 21 September 2008

International Day of Peace

I give you my peace.
I give you my love.
I give you my friendship.
I hear your needs.
I see your beauty.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom comes from a higher source.
I salute that source within you.
May we work together.
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.

Felted Autumn Collecting Bowls, sent to Primivera, winner of the Autumn Smiles, MummyOak and PollyFungle as part of the GP Seasons Table item Swap.

My gift from the swap from September. Wonderful.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Woodland Treat

Time is always found when an invite to a friend's woodland is offered.
Tea and chat round the camp fire.

Making decorations for the trees.

The Peace Pole and labyrinth.

A shady walk.

A First Ever Birthday

O is 1.

1, it really doesn't seem possible that a whole year has passed, that Mother Earth has turned her wheel and 4 seasons have come and gone since his birth.

After the loss of our newborn daughter in March 2005, followed by a devastating miscarriage a year later, I began to believe our family was done and how incredibly lucky we were to have L and K in our lives.

How N and I found the courage to try again, I'll never know but the Goddess was with us and remained with us, as this Babe stayed and grew.

He came when he was ready, not listening to any due dates or any plans we had made, 4 weeks early.

The silence at his birth was killing us, until the midwife asked for quiet .. " listen" she said, as newborn cries filled the room ... our hearts exploded .. he was here with us, safe and well, who could ask for more.

Celebrating a year of wonder, at the beach.

Thanking the Universe for such a precious child and the Universe responded with pure beauty.

Thursday, 18 September 2008


Some early celebrating at Home Ed group on Tuesday.
Buns with a sprinkling of stars.
Nearly 1, it really doesn't seem possible.

A lantern to welcome friends to Book Club.

Lighting up the seasons table.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Sunday, 14 September 2008

No Wash Day Blues Here

O helping load his nappies ... us Home Edders get 'em trained young LOL

Saturday, 13 September 2008

More Dolls smiles

A lucky find at the charity shop, all the way from Bolivia.

Love the drop spindle spinning.

And that gorgeous babe peeking out from Mamas strong, warm back.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Dolls House Grins

Found in K's doll's house by little prying baby fingers ( that shouldn't have been in there ! )
A Mama carrying her babe.
How this made me smile, especially as the creator K and her big brother L are on their way, as I type, to Spain with their adoring Grandparents.

Autumn Seasons Table

Lady Autumn has arrived, bearing gifts of the season ... pumpkin.

The socks unrolled and revealed.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Colours of Harvest - 3

I can't tell you how much these wonderful Dahlias, grown in my friends amazing garden, make me smile. The colours are incredible.
The wildlife is everywhere.
See the butterfly and the bee.
Mother Nature at her very best.

Will be choosing a winner tomorrow night for the Autumn Smiles, still time to leave yours.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Colours of Harvest - 2

Corn in the fields.

Acorns, I am watching and waiting on these, plans for acorn coffee, flour and some crafty projects.

K's amazing falling leaves mobile, inspiration came from here

Please keep leaving your smiles of Autumn in the previous posts comments, I am loving reading them and will be choosing a winner on Wednesday.

Thursday, 4 September 2008


What a fab parcel, look at that handprint .. far too cute,
and then the contents, a swap treat from Abi at Little Grubs ... beautiful, thanks so much, my friend ... how on earth, could I be disappointed.
Jams and Jellies from emily's mum over on GP forum ... another swap treat ... look at those beautiful colours.

And the swap back ... socks ofcourse LOL.

A pressie from my dh, a gift from a weekend away with the children at Wilderness Camp .. this was a £5 on the Bring and Buy Stall ( yes, how funny, a bring and buy at a Bushcraft weekend ! )

Perfect for camp fire cooking.

Sock Love for a friend, hope these bring a smile to your face and alittle ease to your heart.

If it's good enough for the dog ......

then I think I'll just take alittle snooze here myself.