Sunday, April 6, 2014

Into the world of kiddy cakes...

Wowsers. Just looked at the last date for posting and it has just been over two years!!! Obviously when I've been saying to people that I have no time for blogging, I really mean it!

My niece turned nine the other day and she (bless her) thinks I can do anything so she asked me to make her a minion cake. This is what I was thinking...

All I can say is thank goodness for the internet! Pintrest, and blog tutorials - you all rock. Without looking at other peoples fab work I really think it would have been a total blunder but I, at least, was happy with the end result. (Even if I kinda thought it was diabetes in the form of a minion!) Anyway, here he is in his short lived glory before we sliced him, ate him and had a massive sugar rush immediately afterwards :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Picnic at the Botanical Gardens

Although it's come to an end, this summer has been great.  Plenty of hot days and fun things to do. We took a break the other day in Big V's lunch time and all went in to the Botanical Gardens for a picnic on the grass and were joined by some lovely little feathered friends.

They were so incredibly tame and fearless, at times running right over the top of us and onto the blanket if we weren't quick enough to feed them on the grass. Little G wanted to pick them up and Little A was just enthralled, not trying to touch them but just watching, totally entranced!  

At one stage one of the interlopers in the background (seagull) tried to get in on the action but the Mother Duck flew at him in a rage and both ended up flapping around Little A's head. It shocked her a bit but she didn't fuss.  The Gardens are such a beautiful place.  We will definitely be visiting them more often in the future.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jelly excitement

You mean we get to eat Jelly for dessert? Awesome!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

shameless baby promotion!

Little miss A is such a different baby from Little G. It has been really wonderful getting to know her and watching her grow and discover new things. She is a happy baby and seems to always be ready with a smile, something we had to work hard for from G!

Anyway, I couldn't resist entering her in the Baby Bonds 2012 competition! Here is the link, please vote!

I love you Little A.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

back for more

Don't get me wrong, I love blogging. I always think up good things to blog about in my head when I'm out and about I just never seem to get to the doing part! I have realised that this is me, I always love the thought of doing things; blogging, crafting, designing, travelling, you get the idea. But the actual DOING part is the part that is hardest for me to start.

This is reflected in our house. We moved in 8 months ago and I still haven't unpacked everything, hung pictures and sorted general places for 'stuff'. We're not really any messier than the average household but we do have a lot of STUFF.  It is reflected in the projects I take on; I finished a pair of pj's for a friend's son the other day and when I started then I purposely made them bigger so they would last him longer. When I delivered, they fit him perfectly (thank goodness he has a younger brother!) I also used to be a very active person and during my second pregnancy, which wasn't the easiest of times, I really stopped doing the active thing so much. 

So I am making a resolution to change. A bit late to call it a New Year's resolution but what the hey.  Not that I am particularly political (read not at all) but it's like Obama says, 

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - Speech following Super Tuesday results, Feb 5, 2008.

I have already started becoming more active which is so great and you forget how much of a difference it makes to your everyday energy levels. I am ordering the projects that were never completed and will hit them one by one (thus the pj's are done!). Basically, I want to live more, create more, travel more and just experience as much as I possibly can. Perhaps I won't blog every day or even every week but every month is the minimum challenge. Pfft and pshaw! How easy! I hear you say, well, with a wandering mind like mine it is challenge enough! Besides I have to fit in all that other creating, travelling, unpacking, improving fitness and living crap too ya know!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

In a quiet moment

Introducing Little A, the newest addition to the household...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Picture love

There are so many pictures and prints that I would love at the moment. I have been wandering down to Salamanca the last few Saturdays and flicking through the prints at some of the photography stalls, mentally hanging them in places around my house.  

I've also been cyber collecting.  Looking through blogs and design sites for more hanging joy.  I tend to leave tabs open on my browser with them in it, always meaning to go back at some stage and purchase them, I think it drives Big V insane a bit to have so many tabs open but it's a kind of 'trying on' exercise.  It's the same one I use when I go clothes shopping. I pick up a few items, try them on and if I like them at that stage I'll walk around the shop browsing with them over my arm and just let it sink in a bit and if I still want them they get bought.  Many times they have gone back on the rack so I figure it saves on wasteful purchase and stops me from impulse buying.

Here's a few cyber prints I'm keen on at the moment.

a Catherine Holm inspired print by Handz's shop on Etsy

A print by danbobthompson on Etsy
Land of Ampersand by The Wheatfield
They are all a good price but I have been curbing my wallet workouts lately for a few reasons.  We are looking to move so penny saving is definitely on the cards and I'm sure I don't need anymore stuff to cart to a new house.  I also have prints that I have not hung yet so I'd only be adding to my 'to do' pile which is already big enough!