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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Busy bee

Today I eventually got round to making June's hipbees block.. And yes.. I am 2 months behind!! I've been trying to get time to sit at the machine and do these but with everything else life got in the way

Today I went to work this morning, made buns with baby bear in afternoon, made dinner, went for a cycle (I'm getting good at it-- I mean i go instead if sitting on sofa.. 4.42miles this evening) then came home and went to mr pfaff for a long awaited date!! Absence does make the Heart grow fonder and I'm gonna get to julys block tomorrow night!!

Night all

I'm tired after my busy day

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Summer lovin'

Hello all.. If theres anyone there!! I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while but I have been busy getting hubby home from a 2 month stay in hospital, keeping a 2yr old busy, cycling, working in the allotment and seeing family

I have 2 bee blocks to do and need to get these done and send out fabric for my mama bee month

Bought a bike to get fit and try and incorporate a exercise routine into daily life.. I use my car for everything and im trying to cut this back.. We have lovely cycle paths in our area and alot of towpaths.. Managed to cycle 17 miles yesterday and the sun was shinning.. Bliss!!

The allotment is coming on well.. I've painted the shed and lettuce and broccoli
Is growing well! I think next yr will b better planned than this year and we'll b ready for a new growing season

Bye for now

Fi x

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Hanging in there!

Last few months have been very difficult. We had problems with finances that had lead me to be working around the clock but this has hopefully been settled! Then 3.5 weeks ago my wonderful husband was admitted to hospital.. He has been discharged twice and Is now back in again getting a cocktail of intravenous antibiotics to try and settle whatever is going on. I am trying to stay string but find myself blubbering at the drop of a hat as I am so frightened about what could happen. I know I shouldn't b thinking lie this but the fear overcomes me. A good cry helps. Sorry for the rant but thought I should explain my cyber absence!

I have actually been sewing , painting and have aquired an allotment

I have kept up to date with bee blocks

As you can see the allotment needs some tending to but when hubby gets home we can do it together! I'm thinking of painting the shed blue! Like a beachhut!

Bye for now.. Will check in soon



Friday, 12 April 2013

Painted views

Today I got out the paint brushes and paint I bought months ago and try to paint a pic of a view I seen today.. I don't think it's bad for my first attempt!!

I've duly given it to my husband as a 5th wedding anniversary present and he can decides where it can go!

Night all


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Happy camper!!

So it's been a while folks!! I have been up to
My eyes with work and in last few weeks I have started to address the old 'work life balance'! I have literally been working round the clock and only time off in past 1yr as been sick leave so I'm afraid sewing had taken a back seat.. Which I did not like but with bills to pay it had to be done! Since last week I had a 'wake up call' and I just want to work to live rather than live to work!! So hopefully will b closer to being able to do that with a few financial adjustments!

I have been busy though in my (little bit of) spare time.. I painted a gilt mirror for my WC downstairs after buying it in a charity shop for £7.. Bargain .. And I just love the way it goes so well with the wallpaper!!

Last week I also watched the great British sewing bee and I loved it! .. Having been blogging on laurens and Tilly's blogs so pop over and check them out.. Lauren has a online shop with fab stuff which I have ordered from already.. A fat quarter bundle of Amybutler gypsy caravan in pesto and a pattern for a jacket ( I may Just have taken leave of my senses-- have only ever made 'Flat' things before)!

Well today I wasn't at work and look what I made.. A 'Sunny day bag'.. My 'Rainy day bag ' worked so well at bringing rain I thought a sunny one was calling.. Let's hope the sunshine stays and I could use my bag for a trip to the beach! It's a simple tote bag using some camper van fabric and my husbands old jeans.. I had a deep pink chenille fabric in my stash for the lining! It's a great size so can be used for work and to carry the current knitting or sew on the go project and a book!

Tilly's blog - Tilly and the buttons
Lauren's blog - Guthrie and ghani

My wee princess was 2 last week and she seems to have grown up overnight.. The pic below is her marching through the shopping centre saying 'hurry up mummy'

So with all this talk of campervan and caravans I'm booking a well earning holiday!

Good night all


Friday, 29 March 2013

Oink oink!

Well I am the proud owner of a 2year old and as a consequence of this is having to make a peppa pig cake!

This is my effort and I hope it tastes ok

Hoping to chill out and get some sewing done now I have some free time over the weekend
Happy Easter


Saturday, 2 March 2013

These are a few of my favourite things..!!

Ok no craftiness today but I'm settled down in front of tv with fire on and a well deserved glass of red wine! I don't do this often as I'm usually working or doing family things but I love it! Gonna watch a girlie film (husband not impressed)!!

Hop over to Emma in "adventures of an unfit mother" blog and check out her mothers day competition! Try cutting and pasting the link below to ur header and hopefully will bring u straight to it! Her blog is fab and cheers me up when I think having one baby is hard work.. She has 5 kids!


Fi x