Monday, 13 April 2015

Spring has sprung

I remember a little poem my Grandfather used to say...

"Spring has sprung
The grass has ris
I wonder where the birdie is
The birdie is upon the wing 
But that's absurd 
Because the wing is on the bird"

... Anyway spring has definitely sprung and in full swing xx

Monday, 30 March 2015


We've recently started an allotment toddler group and acquired our own allotment patch close to where we live. 
Although I've not yet done much to it (although I'm waiting for my stash of veg in the propergator to start to sprout) I've got lots planned for the little plot. 

My plan is to grow a pea tee pee for Ffion to play in.
Lots of tomatoes for her to pick
There's already a strawberry patch 
I'd also like a digging pit/ patch for missy to take over. 
Fingers crossed she gives me a chance to do it all :) 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

New Beginnings 2015!

A New Year and New Beginnings!
Its been a very busy couple of months together with the build-up to Christmas we've also moved home to the other side of Bristol. With the move I've gained a fresh excitement for the year ahead and I've starting doodling again and am almost finished with a crochet bag I'm making for my sister, I'm loving making it so much I hope to post the finish bag soon (fabric pictured below as a taster).

I like to think of myself and an enthusiastic learner in the gardening department and thanks to my Mam  I managed to save my sprout before we moved house and they successfully made it to the Christmas dinner plate! They tasted great and I was so please I cant wait to start planning and planting in the new garden but I'm going to do my best to hold back and see what comes in the garden for the first year. 

If your interested the Sprouts were part boiled and frozen then on Christmas day left to defrost in the morning, then fried in butter until golden then I added a good glug of white wine and simmer/boiled until all the liquid was gone (instructions also thanks to my Mother) xxx

Happy New Year!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Baby hats

There's lots of baby boys due to arrive soon so I've started to crochet little hats to help keep them warm in the new year.
I can't remember how small the hats need to be so I made them a little longer than they should be so that the edges can be turned up.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Sloe Gin label

So here it is, I have a long list of things to do but the weather is so rubbish and the little one's sleeping nicely so I thought id finish the Sloe Gin stamp quickly and I must admit I'm quite happy with it xx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Autumn is here!

Althought the weather's been great I'm already starting to feel Autumn is here! My favourite season :)

While my husband and little one sleeps I'm busy doodling a stamp ready for my Sloe 
Gin's that are busy infusing ready for Christmas!

Will post the finished results when they're done xx

Friday, 6 June 2014

Baby shopping bag

Just finished making Ffion (my 14 month old) a garden twine shopping bag, edged with a bit of colour and softer handles.