Thursday, 8 March 2012

Is it a bird is it a ufo

No it's a fluffy cloud.
Floating above my parents house, well people always say I'm strange so  maybe I'm an alien after all.

Saturday, 3 September 2011


I've just discovered Pinterest it's fabulous now when I'm blog hopping I can pin to my virtual noticeboards all those fabulous ideas I can never find again when I'm looking for them.
I love blog land perusing all those wonderful blogs unfortunately I have realised I'm not consistent enough blogging myself so when I stumbled upon Pinterest I was ecstatic just what I've been waiting on Oh my gosh someone must have been reading my thoughts. You've just gotta check out Pinterest.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Wedding gift

We seem to be in the midst of wedding season, what to give mmmhh. Well it had to be crafted slightly and who couldn't use money when starting out, and chocolate is always welcome (well it is in my house).

So I decided on one of my gift boxes.

I covered a bud box with prettty paper, sunk in some florist foam cut out a circle for the champagne to sit in and wine flutes. I used balloon sticks rather than insert bamboo skewers into to chocolate. Attached some tissue to the stems and arranged into the foam. 
I made money roses  

Money roses instructions here.

I will vary gift boxes can't have them all the same now can I but this is the general idea.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Hello again hello

Well I haven't been abducted by aliens or some such nonsense.  I'm to busy reading other peoples blogs then it's time for bed and I haven't posted again. Bad me naughty naughty girl. 

Love these books read them to my niece. Second only to Beatrix Potter or as she called her Peatrix Potter.

 Lol when Nat was 5 we took her to Beatrix Potter world and the whole way there she asked when are we getting to Peatrix potter world not quite sure what she was expecting. But she had fun and even though she couldn't understand why Peatrix wasn't there she was happy.
She loved Peatrix Potter. 
When she got a bit older she moved onto Katie Morag her signed copy was a treasured item.    

Oh the random thoughts I have not at all what I intended to post but never mind my brain doesn't work like that.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Christmas creations 2010

I'm beginning to realise I'm not very good at this blogging malarkey jeez October to January wow didn't think it had been that long.
Anyhoo Just some of the creations I've been up to in December though my photography skills leave a lot to be desired.

 The view from the bottom of my parents garden onto the millpond Sammy loves walking along here.


Wrapping in earnest

Jackie and I don't give each other gifts we get more joy giving to others but I sneaked a little gift in there for him from Sam.

I decided to give the nieces and nephews money again this year as they enjoy receiving cash and putting all the Christmas money together and buying something special. So I couldn't just give them money in an envelope so I popped it in a cracker and made up the sweetie jars attaching the cracker to the lid.

Selection of goodies ready to go savoury popcorn with paprika, garlic salt, cumin and coriander and sweet popcorn with white chocolate crushed peppermints and M & M's.
If your not good at making popcorn try here

A jar of doggy choco drops for the neighbours dog from ours.

A closer look at those sweetie jars

mmmh those cookies were delish recipe from here

And because of our initials Jackie & Yvone together there is Joy.
I put this in our hallway.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Halloween decorating has begun

 I have this convenient little nook as you come in the front entrance which is great for decorating.
still got a pumpkin to decorate.

I decided to paint/carve this one got the idea from BHG free pumpkin templates although I didn't use the template it did give me the idea.
 The plate at the back  has peelable glass paint on it so I can change it throughout the year.
 With the lights out above and below it just isn't showing up on the photograph however its lights up pretty well in reality.