Let me introduce you to
Orlando Blossom - a colourful character if a little moody.
Anyway he better sort himself out and cheer up or else it'll be a trip to the vets for him - know what I mean.
Spent abot 15mins at the car boot on Saturday and scored brilliantly - a massive pot of buttons for £1.00 and these lovely old pegs (well actually Richie discovered the pegs). Buttons should keep me going for quite a while.
Here are some of my favorites:
Had a few hours off this afternoon and managed to use it most productively.
Firstly meet Sylvia Plait.
I made her using the old pattern which my mum gave me with some cottons (featured in a previous post). I used a table cloth from our wedding and her dress is made from one of the men's napkins.
Not completely happy with her but will live with her and hope she has a sunny disposition.
Unfortunately Gordon McIntyre is suffering from floppy leg and arm syndrome - brought on by his creator's eagerness to get him done without proper care and attention to stuffing! This problem can be rectified but requires a major operation involving lots of unplucking and restitching. To date we have decided not to operate on the grounds of ' can't be arseness'.
May try to rectify situation with future McIntyre clan.
Am just blogging now about my busy Wednesday because I have been waiting for Richie to fix some images for me so here goes:
Normally Rich arrives home at about 6pm to the usual chaos of running children and dinner preparation that is our home at this time of night.
However last Wednesday when he got home the house was bare! Where could we all be? What made me laugh was that he decided to look on our camera for evidence and here is what he found:
9am Sethie asleep and Noah decides he would like to paint his clay train
9.01am mummy is taking pics of lovely Bloomsbury books to share with blog buddies and points out to Noah that he needs to get dressed before painting
9.15am Noah painting trains happily
Mummy, Noah and Sethie do Tescos shop and then return home for putting away groceries, lunch and the arrival of the lovely Emily for an afternoon's play.
Whilst putting away groceries mummy asks a very busy Noah, "What are you up to?" "Making train tracks mummy"
"Of course you are sweetie"
Then lots of play and garden activities with Maxine and Emily before at 4.30pm we decide a little trip to a new 'afternoon'!! bootsale would be fun. So we load all the kids into the car and head of. Picked up a couple of things including this fantastic construction/cog toy which is just so colourful and stimulating and all for only 50p. Can't go too far wrong. Plus the kids had great fun in the car together and running aroud on the green at the church.
And so we returned to daddy at about 6.25pm for a quick dinner, bath, play with new toy and into bed.
Phew! What a busy day...again!
Just thought you might like to look at these. Really they belong to Richard but every now and again I like to have a look at them. They are end papers which he bought years ago in London and they are just waiting for the perfect project. The quality of the paper and the print is just, just beautiful.
These are just a few of my favourites - in fact I think the middle two actually belong to me - so one day I may think of what to do with them - for now I will just gaze...
Please help me out...
Until about four months ago, neither I nor my husband had heard of a blog. Now I have one, Richard has started a blog at work (he's a graphic designer - the best one in the world in my opinion), he wants one for himself and his home craft projects and he is recommending them to his clients at work!!
Anyway it is his work blog that I want to discuss. In their studio they appear to be very spoiled with printers bring foodie treats, they make themselves fantastic lunches (as they could fall over themselves and be in Sainsburys) and they generally tend to eat far too well - which could explain a few extra pounds here and there ( but hey I can't talk!!)
Anyway they have decided to log all their fantastic eats in their blog called www.eatinghamillpie.blogspot.com- and the site and the food is fantastic.
However they are hitting one major snagging point - which I know we will all be sympathetic with. They aren't getting many comments and so they are feeling a bit lonely and disappointed. They think tht people are visiting (friends etc) but aren't leaving comments.
This can really get you down - so go along, have a look and please feel free to leave a comment or two.
Really they eat far too well!!
I am in serious envy mode at the moment - I really, really, really want an allotment. We have local council ones and I phoned about them today and am now on a waiting list - No 50!!!
Then I took the boys to view some privately owned allotments which are up the top of the Gilnahirk hills (means nothing to most of you - but the views are spectacular- sea, hills, glorious fresh air) and they were faaaaantaaastic. I want, want, want. Although as you can imagine privately owned allotments come with a price - the emotional part of me is already writing the cheque but my head is saying -"Don't you fool - you can't cope with what you have to do already!!!"
Noah absolutely loved them and wants to go back someday with a picnic. So there you go I am invigorated and excited about the possibilities of endless space, a little shed for all my things, beautifully dug beds, weed free soil and of course beautiful organic un-pest bothered veggies!!
Will go and sleep on it and hopefully my husband will talk me out of it before I reach for the cheque book.
Compare and contrast - this is Noah in the back garden last weekend... paddling pool, hardly any clothes - apart from his Sharky towel - greenhouse door open in case it gets too hot - planting strawberries etc.
Now lets scan forward to today. Richie has had Thursday and Friday off diy-ing in the house and we were keeping out of the way so he suggested having a nice day out together at the beach - searching rockpools, walks along the beach, paddling and fish and chips. Sounds great - on paper anyway. But just look what happened.
Hats, coats, wellies, all-in-one suits for Sethie - it was blinking freezing, windy and rainy!! Well when we were on the beach anyway. We decided to call it a day - rather quickly - and get fish and chips for lunch.
The boys had a quick sleep in the car on the way back whilst Richie and I did a few jobs.Then when we pulled up in our driveway, unloaded all our day out bags and went into the garden and guess what - sun splitting the trees.
Anyway- we still had fun!