Sunday, 24 February 2013
I have been selling my handmade items on Etsy now for a year (tomorrow), so to celebrate I am having a little giveaway over on my Aisling Designs blog. Please feel free to join in, and you could be in with a chance to win this sweet little Easter decoration.
Monday, 11 February 2013
It is a place for family too come together, to eat, and catch up with each other every evning, as well as to celebrate those special occasions.
For all that our dining table offers us, each and every day, I thought is was worthy of a blog post!!
Sunday, 3 February 2013
He has also had some success with a painting competition. Last weekend Stuart and Luke went down to Gloucester to a minicon (conference for wargaming), and Luke won the junior painting competition with his dwarf.
I have been busily creating more bunting! Finishing off my order for 30 metres for a nursery, and making a quick string of bunting for general sale, just plain, using some complimetary fabrics. A bit pink for my liking, but then it is not for me!!
Related to my own health, I have given notice on my allotment. Sad, and a hard decision to make when I remember the lovely times I have had down there, and the successful crops. But also having to realistic about what I can achieve, and how having the allotment has been at the expense of our own garden, which has the potential to be enjoyed by the whole family rather than just me enjoying the allotment. I am looking forward to getting our garden back into a lovely state. Before I had the allotment, I can remember a neighbour saying to me that she could imagine fairies living at the bottom of our garden, well, 5 years and 3 chickens later, you can definitely not say that about it now. So I will get my outdoor fix right here, and I hope to sneak a few crops into the flower beds (obviously not on the same scale as the allotment!) Looking forward now to spring, and seed sowing for our garden.
Monday, 28 January 2013
Gosh, January is all but over, and personally it has been all about bunting!! I made some Little Red Hen story bunting just after Christmas, posted it on Facebook, and had an order to furnish a nursery that was soon opening with around 30 metres of bunting, ranging from outdoor bunting to various story buntings with the largest consisting of 31 flags!!
Sophie is loving school, and will often sit down with pen and paper to do her "homework". This is all self-imposed homework, where she just enjoys spelling out words and writing them down. Here she has written "ant", "red", "cat", and "ant" (again!!)
I have spent alot of time with material this month, and drawing round countless triangles.
And here is half of the bunting, about 15metres worth.
I've only half of one bunting to finish off now, and then there's lots more ideas in the offing!
In other news, Luke won a painting competition at a wargaming conference the other day, and came back with a prize of a whole load more models. So he was really happy.
Alec's school was shut through a burst water main, not that he minded in the slightest!!