Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year...

...to one and all!


I'll be back in the New Decade... Tonight I'm reminiscing on the past decade (possibly the best!), in which I had my babies, met and married my Mr Right and gained another gorgeous girlie and spent happy times with friends, old and new. Here's to the next one...

xxx Steph

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A rare quiet day...

...without children until this eve (yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!). I have so much to do in the workshop, seems lots of babies have been born recently and what with Christmas, presents and fayres to think about, but it's been far too long since my last past, so the first thing on my list this morning is to recap the past month...

I recently took part in the rainbow swap, my colour was grey, and look what a fantastic package of goodies I was sent by Cal http://calscosycorner.blogspot.com!! So much loveliness, lots of crafting bits, a huge cushion cover that will look fab in our newly decorated conservatory, and a very funny Christmas survival guide! Thank you Cal, sooo pleased with all you sent me (hope the move has gone smoothly and you are settling in well xx) and thank you Lululiz http://lululizinlalaland.blogspot.com x...

Walks in the woods (and lots of tree climbing and leaf, twig and chestnut collecting!)...

A visit to the circus...


Little Miss left Infant School in the Summer, to start Juniors in September, so I asked the very talented Emma http://littlebrownrabbit.blogspot.com/ to create a picture to remind her of her time there. The school emblem is a rabbit, and all the classes are named after woodland creatures, so we had a robin, badger, fox and bunny. She was thrilled with it, so thank you so much Emma!!...

Little munchkin surprised us with independent writing on his blackboard...


Early Halloween fun - dangling doughnuts...
Bobbing apples...

Half term getaway...


Ending with a day trip to Butlins on Halloween (fantastic fireworks!)...

x Steph









Friday, 9 October 2009

More cake...

A couple of weeks have passed since little miss turned 8, so thought I would share a couple of pics from her special day...A signed CD from Pixie Lott (and one VERY happy girl!) x

Back soon with news of the past 2 busy weeks and pics of my FAB goodies from the rainbow swap...

x Steph

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Roald Dahl Day & a Lego House...

... Last Wednesday was Roald Dahl Day, so school asked all pupils to dress as a character from one of his books on Friday! Little Miss went as The Fantastic Mr Fox...(not the best of photos, but other children were in all the others)

This weekend was spent mostly cleaning (the oven took FOREVER!!), but this afternoon we ventured out to Denbies Wine Vinyard, where James May has built a house from Lego...It was fantastic! Apparantly he even spent the night in the house last week, but sadly it is being taken down next week...How was your weekend?...


xxx Steph

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Oh what fun we had...

It's over halfway through September and already we seemed to have crammed alot into the month! This is a busy time of year in our house, the youngest two have birthdays, and so do it seems alot of their friends!! Of course that means lots of parties, celebrating and making presents!!! And of course that also means cake making... Now, here in the mad house we are quite partial to baking, however when the requests are for a light sabre cake and a poodle cake, I have to say I was a little concerned with the challenge!! My Aunt is a fab cake decorator and was due to come and stay, however she had a bad turn and wasn't able to make the journey from Liverpool ,so having made promises to the children based on her help, I was daunted at flying solo!! I had also made the mistake of showing the little munchkin a picture on the very clever April's blog http://cakemakestheworldabetterplace.blogspot.com/ of a light sabre cake she had made, so that is what he had his heart set on!! Thanks for the tips April!! As you can see below, it turned out quite well...
And finally I shall leave you with a picture of the Birthday boy with his Daddy, with a birthday rainbow sent from Heaven with love... A perfect end to his perfect 4th Birthday...

xxx Steph


Thursday, 3 September 2009

Back to school...

Yippee.............two back, one to go!! Eldest started secondary school and Little Miss started Junior (middle) school today, so a few nerves but secretly I think all were excited ( I know I was!! )
Of course a certain little munchkin had to get in on the action... He is sooooooooo ready for school, but has another year of preschool as he's a September Baby!!


Hope back to school goes/went smoothly for everyone and Good Luck to those starting school (and their mummys! x)...

xxx Steph

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Didn't we have a lovely time...

... at the seaside!!

We were so lucky with the weather, and even on the dull days we crammed in loads!

Beach visits, Dinosaur museum, rock pooling, boat trip round harbour, cinema to see Guinea Pigs, bowling, sand sculptures, pottery painting, adventure zone, eating, drinking and most importantly LOTS of family time! (even fitted in some fabric shopping!!)

Now it's back to normality (although what is that). Today I think we should tackle the dinosaur project that little miss has for holiday homework, and then I should think about the 80 cupcakes that I have been asked to make for a friend's 40th on Friday!!!

xxx Steph

Friday, 7 August 2009

Off to the Seaside...

Just a quickie as I am supposed to be tackling the ironing and packing...

Tomorrow morning we are off to Weymouth to stay with family right by the beach. Keep your fingers (and toes!) crossed for some good weather, I'm sick of the rain (as is everyone else I'm sure!!!)

See you in a week or so.......................
xxx Steph

Monday, 27 July 2009

July...

July is always a tough month for me, Sad anniverseries, and as much as time is supposed to heal, I find as the time passes, each year is harder :(

It is always a busy month too, as these photos show...
Lots of making (nothing new there...!)
Sports Day...Winning the most fantastic package from Catherine @ Mollycupcakes (thankyou Soooo much hon, lovely lovely lovely (!) and well timed to brighten a tough week xxx)(look at the cheeky munchkin trying to eat one of your cupcakes!!!)Little Miss as a Polar bear (why do I always get the challenging costumes to make?!!) in her Year 2 leaver's performance...Teacher's present, she had been in Foxes class...Eldest's birthday...Husband said there was a heatwave predicted for this week, don't know where he saw that, it's freezing here today!! Right, must crack on, am child free today and have a to do list that is neverending (keep getting distracted by the computer though...!!)

xxx Steph

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

60 days...

...give or take a few, that I have been MIA!

So, what has been going on in our mad world in that time...

Well, there was THE party of the year (!!)
...lots of Cricket has been played

...A sponsored bike ride

...some making

...Some plate spinning dressed as Darth Vader (again!)

...And Little Miss designed a flag for the school fayre bunting competition
Back soon, please forgive my lack of posts, coping with the munchkin, sewing and trying to figure out how to prettify my blog has been a bit overwhelming recently!!
xxx Steph