Eating Up Christmas

Eating Up Christmas

It’s hard to believe that Christmas was  6 weeks ago now (though some would say it is only  46 weeks away!).  I’ve just eaten the last mince pie and thought I’d do a mini stock take of all the food that we still have to eat… Food we bought/made: 1/2 christmas cake tin of Celebrations chocolates … Continue reading

Giraffe Update

Giraffe Update

Over the weekend I received an exciting photograph.  It would appear that my niece is now big enough for the Giraffe Jacket that I knitted for her.  I was beginning to get a bit worried that by the time she was able to fit it the summer would have come.  But no, it would appear … Continue reading

Plarn

Plarn

I’ve been experimenting with ‘Plarn’ – plastic yarn. The idea is that you cut up old plastic bags into thin strips and then use the lengths as you would wool or yarn to make new things.  The ultimate in upcycling, bags that you no longer use, that  you probably got for free and if you … Continue reading

Denim Cushion

Denim Cushion

When Matthew and I started to seeing each other he complained that one of the first things I introduced into his house was tissues, up until then boxes of tissues were confined to the bedroom and bathroom.  The next thing was cushions, I had a lot of cushions and once we were married these suddenly … Continue reading

Jar of Nothing

Jar of Nothing

This is just a quick post to tell you about another Christmas present we made.  This time it was for my Mother and Father in Law.  I suspect like us you have people who never seem to know what they want for Christmas or Birthday.  My in-laws are quite good at this (but then again … Continue reading

Nice Niece

Nice Niece

Before Christmas I was busy making presents for people but unable to say much as I was aware that many were reading this blog.  So in the next few posts I will be sharing some of what I made, the first being some presents for my 3 month old niece who was the recipient of … Continue reading

Birthday Cakes.

Birthday Cakes.

On Saturday I celebrated my birthday (21 and a few months – if you’re asking).  I had a lovely day, my husband spoilt me suitably, lunch out, cinema (Life of Pi) finishing off with a Chinese takeaway in the evening. My birthday was also marked by having not one, but two cakes.  Matthew decided he … Continue reading

Party Time!!!!

Party Time!!!!

For the last few years Matthew and I have hosted a party on the Saturday before Christmas.  A casual ‘drop in when you can’ kind of party.  Each year it seems to have got bigger.  Last year we moved and invited several from the village we now live in, but over this last year we … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all, may 2013 be a year of blessing, happiness and good health to you and your families. New Year often means New Year Resolutions.  And a confession that actually I’ve not made any.  Yet.  But there is still time… All has been a bit quiet on the blog front as … Continue reading

Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

Following on from the emergency Father Christmas Outfitters post, I thought you might like to see some pictures of my lovely husband in his place of work.   The Winter Ice Palace – to give it its official name, is located in the centre of St Austell. Basically it is a marquee which has been … Continue reading