Monday, 30 November 2009

Oh how very sorry I am!!

I have been lurking and reading and occasionally commenting but dear people I have neglected to blog since June!!!!!

JUNE for crying out loud!! That's too bad for words!

Must go to work now this evening, but will return with all my bits and bobs and announcements ASAP.( and this time I don't mean in six months time!!)

Love to you all who are still persevering with me!!

T xxx

Saturday, 27 June 2009

I have been a very BAD blogger and a very, very busy bunny!!! Updates coming soon guys I absolutely promise!! Lots to tell you, probably too much for one post so will have to stretch it over next week!!


T xxx

Monday, 1 June 2009

And the Winner is....................

LEANNA from her blog Leanna's little spot of cyber space.

Her comment was number 93, randomly picked by the little people and with help (after bickering) from theotherhalf in sorting out who's choice was the winner (they picked one each and theotherhalf did eaney-meany-miney-mo)

Well done Leanna!! I have emailed you for your details.

Just for you other Peeps I have asked for Leanna's permission to give you all a sneaky peak so we'll have to wait and see what she says!!!

Thanks for reading

T xxx

I Won!!!!

Forgot 2 say!! I won a giveaway at Marmalade Kiss!!!! Lucky,lucky me!!! I never win anything!!
Hellloooo people!!! Thankyou first of all for the overwhelming response to my giveaway!!I can't quite believe the 234, yep count them, 234!!!! comments!! There have been a few requests to see what's in the box, so when the girls get back from school and pick a winner I'll consult with them and let you all see if they're ok with that!!

We've been just a little busy Chez "Time for T?" this past week!! The weather has been un-blinking- believable for the UK esp as in the hols it's ALWAYS rubbish but this week has been marvelous!!

We had matching Holiday toe nails on Weds; The girls LOVE having their toes painted and I only let them in the holidays so I'm surprised it took until Weds for them to remind me!!!

I've made a small (and I mean small) dent in my WIPS and got this finished;
I used a pattern from here, it's made from a cotton/linen mix and I'm not sure that was a sensible choice for a 6yr old but I'm pleased with how it turned out! I changed it about a bit and added some details;
Little tab over the pocket and tabs on the sleeves, plus I used the contast fabric and added a collar stand inside and used it to finish the bottom (inside hem) as well. The other little detail was this;
A little hand embroidered label with the recipients name!! (scuse the blurry photo, my camera is deceased so I'm taking pics with my phone at the mo!!)Good job I got it done Thursday as his birthday party was on Saturday!! And I also had this to make for it;
He is MASSIVELY into Hot Wheels so his mum requested this for him! Wanna see a close up??I'm quite pleased with it but it was an awkward shape to cover with ready roll icing and you can really see the joins on the side, see;
The side windows are a bit out of proportion too but he was very happy! It even had his name on the number plate but I forgot to photograph the back!!!

We also got time on Friday to meet one of my best friends for a spot of this;

Not the same as homemade ones but a lot less washing up!!!!!! The chocolate ones didn't go down too well with the kids which is VERY unusual, they had a wierd gooey centre that they weren't keen on!!

After the busyness of Saturday (I helped set up the party, as well as make 24 choc cupcakes and 24 crispie cakes) I was looking forward to a bit of R&R and then remembered that Monkee2 had another party to attend!! I coped out and bought some lego!!

After dropping off Monkee2 I went up2 otherhalfparents house with Monkee1 and finally got a bit of this done;
There are a few more of these than here, this is the "cold" colourway and I'm going for a checkerboard effect with the other "warm" colourway (that I haven't started yet) I was going to do a cream border around every square before joining them together BUT my inspiration for this blanket was Lucy at Attic24 and she ditched her white border, see here, so now I'm not sure, perhaps cream will be softer? Maybe I'll do a few with and see if I like it? What do you think?

Finally after picking up Monkee2 we got home and otherhalf suggested pub, so Me, Monkee1, Monkee2 and otherhalf and otherhalfsmate went and had a couple of pints in our local pub garden (yep the one that we can walk to from our front door in 3 mins flat!) and played lots of hide and seek and running games!!
They need to tidy up the garden as the last landlord left it in a right state when he left but at least now the kids don't have to dodge the dog poop!!

Right, I'm off 2 finish all my nursery admin!! Back later this eve with a winner!! Yay!!!

Thanks for reading

T xxx

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Blueberry Pie Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Blueberry Pie Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

It's a Mystery.......

GIVE AWAY NOW CLOSED!! THANX FOR ENTERING!!! will get little people to pick a winner when they get in from school and let you know then!!!

Ok, I'm new to all this blogging melarchy and this seems a good way to get you to come visit! Soooo...........
this is my "May Day Giveaway" item! I will say that it is a box and that it's full to the brim with crafty bits and pieces but that's your lot!!

For a chance to win please leave a comment below, anything will do!! and I'll get my pair of random comment pickers (otherwise known as kids) to pick a winner!!

Thanks for reading

T xxx

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Sooo Much to do... So little time!!

My friends, I fear I may have to play hooky for a few days!

I have written a list, it's long, VERY LOONNNGGG!!!

I have huge amounts of nursery stuff to do, rotas, planning, updating registers and the like (not 2 meantion pressure washing 30 chairs!!)

It is my good friend Lisa's sons' birthday party on Saturday for which I have a large "Hot Rod" style birthday cake to make, 2 dozen fairy cakes and crispie cakes! AANNNDDD to top it all off I decided handmade is best and chose to make him a summer shirt as a present! The shirt is cut but not been near the machine yet!!

I will be back with pics and an update when I finally get my head above water!!

Thanks for reading!!


Monday, 25 May 2009

Tidy,Tidy Garden

OK, I'm back from the gardening adventures of yesterday and have just this minute finished putting in the bedding plants and sorting my patio pots out!!

A quick before:And After:

Ahh the bliss of a tidy Garden!!!
For those of you with beady eyes, yes those are nasty blue slug pellets and no I don't like using them!! However for the last couple of years I have tried many other "friendly" methods and have ended up with non exsistent bedding plants and "Lacy" looking Hostas!!
I am afraid the battle against the slimy friends in our garden is a never ending one and for the plants to have even a fighting chance this year I felt there was little alternative!! (Any "friendly" anti-slimy things suggestions are greatfully recieved, but only if they WORK!!!!)

And a little corner of my patio:Will be lush once all the plants fill out!! Good on ya mum for the plant donation! She comes thru a blinder every year!!
I was hoping to get a tad of my ENORMOUS wip list out of the way today as the forcast was for torrential rain, the BBC are still sticking to their guns but it is now 3pm and the Thunder storm we were apparently expecting at 12.30 still has yet to show!

Other Half has decided to deliver yet another broken lawnmower up to his mum's house! His Step-dad needs another broken lawnmower like a hole in the head (which I believe his mum has threatened if any more turn up!!! hee,hee!!) but I suppose hoarding has various manifestations and his is broken gardening equipment that "might come in handy one day" He has taken the munchkins with him and they were only going to be 30 mins or so (2 hours and counting at present) wouldn't mind but we were going to while the afternoon away in our local PH. (conveniently located just 300 yards from our front door!) and I could murder a nice pint of cider!!

On a lighter note look what else my mummy brought me yesterday,Aren't they supper pretty!!!She'd bought them for herself in the sale here, but decided they were more my sort of thing, there are advantages to having the same size feet as your mum!!

Until next time,

Thanks for Reading.

T xxx

Sunday, 24 May 2009

And so to begin......

Ok, so finally I am taking the plunge!
Feels a bit weird writing this when I don't even know if anyone will read it but for now it can be my own private little pleasure!

It's bank holiday weekend here in the UK the weather is astonishing! Check out that sky!! And, lord knows how, I have managed to bag myself a kiddy free day! "How has she managed that? Jammy bugger." I here you ask.

Well, the other half has disappeared off on a family bike ride with the kids, his dad, cousin and brother and mercy me his sister wanted to go to, but she had no bike!! "H can't miss out!" say I, "I'll stay at home and she can use my bike." (mischeiveous sideways glances at this point) "Are you sure?" says other half. "Oh, yes" says I innocently and full of sisterly generosity...... and so double bonus! No hard slog 10 mile bike ride, (we live in the Chiltern hills here people, nothing easy about it!!)and Kiddy free house/garden! Hooray!! I almost felt like doing a little dance as they disappeared down the driveway.

My mum is appearing shortly to help me turn my weed collection, see below, into something vaguely resembling flower beds and lawn!! And then, when the Kiddies etc return, we are heading on up to my parents for a big family BBQ where I don't have to cook or anything!! BLISS!!

We were very busy yesterday putting the final touches to the childrens "Mail Swap" that the girls signed up for, organised by the lovely Christie. Here are the little parcels ready (apart from stamps) to wing their way to the various corners of the globe.

Do you like the little address labels? I got them here, free downloads are such fun!! And here we have the first of ours that arrived already!(someone's a lot more organised than me!!) minus several of the stickers which have already found new homes!
Right guys, gonna have to go as mum has turned up armed with her arsenal of gardening equipment! Wish me luck!! Will keep you all posted.

Thanks for reading!

T xxx