Canvas

Back from 8 nights’ camping in North Devon with the children and Lovely Man and his son. Two tents, five pillows, three bodyboards, umpteen tent pegs. All crammed inside the car, speeding down the M5, eeking out Haribo. How to start a holiday… Here’s my take on it…. Capacity Your knee is in my back….

Break

well, here we are, end of the school year. And what have we learned? Little one is not so little any more Elder is getting bigger and more grown-up and is no longer my little tiny boy Conversations with both of them are far more interesting these days And more challenging  both of which are…

The secret SAHM club….and other campfire tales

So, here we are at the start of the school summer holidays. These are my first ‘proper’ holidays since I left work. It’s my first year when I’ve been truly free to do what I want (with the boys of course) and, while I am as skint as a flint, I have a good roll call…

Hooked

Here is a fish In my bright blue dish If he could he would wish That he wasn’t. After the last couple of days, lets be cheerful, eh? At least we aren’t in the same boat as my mackerel friend here.

Drift away

  Another member of the Stasherella wreath family…

Girls allowed

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, truly. I’ve been in Brixham this weekend with some good girlfriends (like my present from them?!) and also managed to catch up with High and Dry in Brixham’s Vicky. She’s so lovely. We’ve had a wonderful, chatty, chocolate laden time. And I’ve loved it. But I miss my boys,…

There a stitch in my bucket

So, I said I’d post a tutorial type chat about what I did with the TopShop skirt I got for £2 in Sue Ryder. Here it is….I realise that the pictures may be a little rubbish. I’ll try to get some better ones when there’s natural light.  I made a little sewing bucket bag combinng…

Fire! Works!

There were fireworks a couple of nights ago. Brixham does good fireworks. Here’s a few snaps and a version I made using photoshop. I’m definitely getting into the idea of creating designs. Which might be handy. Work has announced a redundancy programme. Cue 4 weeks of angst. Perfect holiday news. I choose life. I’ll ignore…

Oh baby it’s cowl outside

So, amazingly I finished my holiday project. Here’s my ribbon cowl finished off with wool felt covered buttons. I’m loving it!!!!!

Statistics

I don’t know about you but I react quite badly to feeling like I am part of the crowd, Ms Average, Demographic Damsel. It’s why I don’t really like ikea. I can feel my family growing to 2.4 kids as I fight to find a parking space/trolley/meatball. And that’s before Other Half and I confirm…