Monday, 27 February 2012

Special Things

Remember a long long time ago shortly after our littlest man made his debut appearance I recieved a beautiful crocheted blanket all the way from America?

Well it's still here and still in use, when Sebastian is tired or grumpy or poorly it is one of his blankets of choice;

Even though he doesn't quite fit all of himself under it anymore;

Terri no longer blogs and I don't know if she still lurks around watching the rest of us still posting so I am off to find her email address and say another thank you and let her know she hasn't been forgotten!

Monday, 20 February 2012


Very pleased with my creation, although I do think it could be a little bigger;

It's big enough to snuggle under when watching movies and big enough for Sebastian and I to cosy down for a read or a nap.

I picked up 480 stitches and it grew 8 stitches every other row, to keep the corners square (I use the word loosely), I knitted round and round until I lost the will to live and only had enough patience and energy to cast off;

I have discovered the joy of mitre squares though, so very mindless and easy and looks like you've made a real effort! I am in stash busting mode and three special people are growing babies in their bellies so am making some more but on a much smaller scale!!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

I Fear I May Never Want To Make A Cupcake Again!!

My lovely friend was quoted a huge amount of money for 100 cupcakes for her wedding day. Someone, can't think who, thought it would be a good idea to make them for her as her wedding gift instead.

100 purple glittery cupcakes in die cut wrappers;

They looked amazing at the venue even though they came to blows on the way at the hands of the Groom the night before (don't look closely, some are a little squashed), I think most of the guests had consumed enough alcohol for it not to matter though!!

The beautiful couple Carrie and Adam, we wish you all happiness for the furture;

And in my panic to have enough icing for all the cupcakes (I would never have been able to get the same colour twice) I ended up with far too much and had enough for a weekend birthday cake for Francesca;

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

My Baby Girl

Happy 8th birthday to my (still) pink princess!!

Francesca's favourite prezzie of the day her new hex bug (original apparently, means nothing to me) named Cherry;

And striking a pose in her new sparkling jumper;

Thank you for eight years of love and learning, you are my precious baby girl and I love you more than you can ever know.

Happy Birthday Francesca!!