Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Sew good :)

My weekend sewing project. Some gorgeous organic material from the lovely Talie over at Enchanted Fabrics

Two cutesy little skirts for two cutesy little pixies.

I think the chicken material is my favourite.

Although my mammy DID heavily supervise my sewing on her machine :)

Do you remember this book?

It was one of my favourites when I was small and now the Big Pixie and me are reading it. Such innocence in these stories. Hurrah for warm family life with lashings of custard!

And our veg patch is blooming nicely.

Just on to my next craft project, which contrary to Shaz's suggestion, will NOT be a crochet willy warmer for hubby :)

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Love Trifle

Made by me and the pixies on this most changeable Sunday afternoon :-)

And now the weather has completely changed, and the sun is shining, Big Pixie has been helping her Daddy with gardening chores while I work (yes, yes, I know I have work to do, just having a breather!).

 She has replanted the rosemary kindly sent by Dawn xxx and also re-potted my aloe vera that was in desperate need of extra growing space.

Must be nearly trifle time now...

Monday, 23 May 2011

Green and pleasant land

We have all been very busy of late, with plenty of work in between the fun.

I've had tons more editing work in, which is most excellent for the pennies and the potential for further contracts.

We have also had some wonderful friends to stay, and been walking with other friends in the hills. For someone who was born in a seaside town, I bloody HATE the sea! Give me hills any day :)

When I lived down in Cambridge, I used to adore coming home, driving up the M6 and watching the land change from pancake-flat to lumpy bumpy green and pleasant land.

And look at the lovely view. It was mighty refreshing to have the strong wind blasting through my hair. I'd show you a picture, but I ended up looking like Leo Sayer...

And these for cuteness:

When our friends came to stay, we took all the children to a farm and this pony had just birthed a foal the day before. I think Mummy was rather camera-shy and was hiding Baby very well. I think I would be protective too :)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

What's by your bed??

What do you have on your bedside table??

I usually have a ton of books, and when I’ve just crawled into bed, a nice soothing cup of something herbal.

I love my bed :)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Homophones to Convection...

...are topics we have covered this last week.

The Big Pixie is racing through her English work and absorbing like a sponge, reading out Spike Milligan and giggling at the naughty bits. It helps that English is my passion too, although Husband constantly complains about our creaking book shelves. 

That's what I love about HE. You can go from topic to topic in an instant.

When you have a small girl that is constantly questioning everything though, one needs to be prepared. And most often, I'm not! To my defense, it's usually at bizarre and random times these questions arise, like 07.30hrs and a small girl whispering, "How many homophones are there in English, Mummy?" Oh dear god. Let me wake up first.

So the usual answer is, "Do you not know mummy? Don't worry though, we can just Google it."

Yes, thanks my lovely.