Tuesday, 26 April 2016

In which Hey Duggee meets postmodernism

Four year olds are hard work. Nothing is right, even if it's done exactly as asked. In view of this week swiftly being one I'd like to forget, I decided it was baking time. I found a shortbread packet mix left from Christmas. E chose the cutters. Decorating also by madam.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Fiddle necklaces

Also known as 'teething jewellery'.
I didn't have any of these when Ella was little. I thought only hippy mummies wore them and that didn't feel like me (I also didn't do cloth nappies and was late to baby Slings. I guess I've turned into one of those mummies after all!). This time around I have discovered a whole world of teething/fiddle Jewellery! I originally steered clear of it as I wasn't a fan of Big chunky wooden beads, but now I have found silicone bead designs I have a quite a collection!

The two bangles, cat and star are from Gumigem, and this was the first company I discovered. I loved that they did more statement piece jewellery, and they have designs suitable for men too!

The two other necklaces were from a WAHM ( work at home mum) company called Coastal Path Creations, found on etsy. The lovely Stef created the yellow and pearl especially for me.

Have a search on Facebook or etsy for 'teething jewellery' and you'll be amazed what is out there!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Slowly slowly

Last week the latest kit from crafty templates arrived, and it timed perfectly with me having photos to scrap and time! So after pulling it all out, moving it around, seeing if I could add any of my own bits and pieces, I came up with this.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Woe is me etc etc

Today I had my final wisdom teeth out. This is not a sympathy post. This is a 'look at that bruising' post. And it's only been 6 hours!! My face will look horrific tomorrow!

Monday, 4 April 2016

April Brimbles Box

It's planner subscription time again!! Unfortunately this is my last as I'm now on maternity pay, but it's a good 'un! Lots of nerdy goodness. And an awesome donut charm. Check out here for box info: www.mrsbrimbles.CO.uk

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Write on

I saw this challenge linked in a facebook group: write 30 letter in 39 days.  I love writing letters, so I decided to apply for a kit. It's sponsored by www.eggpress.com and hellolucky, and you get this beautiful kit of letterpress cards. US applicants also received a gellyroll pen. I can't wait to get writing! You can also follow the IG tag #write_on

Friday, 25 March 2016

Big girl turns four

How did that happen? How did four years fly past?

Monday, 21 March 2016

Dangerous discoveries - Memorandum Monday

As usual, Sian at fromhighinthesky does a Memorandum Monday; something you have learned. And this is mine.

I have recently discovered the world of Starbucks Gift Card collecting. It's a dangerous thing as there are so many cards out there! There are whole Facebook groups dedicated to swapping cards. I shouldn't but I can't help myself....

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Little moments

Bedtime stories, kitty hugs and signs of spring.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Mother's Day

These two cuties make it all worth it.