Thursday, 19 February 2015

A time out

It's half term this week, so no school for the kids. 

We are enjoying just doing what we want, with no schedule, it's heaven!

The Hubby is off for the next four days, cannot wait for some proper family time.

Hope you're having a fantastic week?!


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

My Little Unicorn!

Miss L-R needed a new hat & a Rainbow Unicorn Hat seemed perfect for her!! It was made with White Stylecraft Aran wool & the mane & horn were made with Stylecraft DK.

Its a really easy pattern to follow & she loved it!! In fact, I ended up making a version for one of the teachers at her school, but this time in black.

I think she needs a rainbow scarf to match!!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

A Frozen Themed Birthday Cake.

My youngest turned 6 last November. She's been a dinosaur obsessed tomboy since she was about 2, but in the last year her girly side has definitely come out! She loves nothing better than to put on her Elsa dress & sparkly shoes & dance around. She still loves her dinosaurs & wants to be a palaeontologist when she's older, but wants to wear pretty dresses while doing so!
As with a lot of other little girls, Miss L-R loves all things Frozen, so a Frozen themed cake was in order. The cake itself was a chocolate marble cake with chocolate fudge icing. The base layer of the cake was a layer of ice blue fondant, I'd like to say that the pleated sort of effect was on purpose, but I'm not too good with fondant. You cant tell from the photos but the cake was covered in edible glitter. The figures I bought from The Disney Store, I'd seen Frozen figures being sold for ridiculous amounts on various cake supplies sites, so these seemed the better choice, especially as this meant she could play with them afterwards.

The cake was a huge success with my little Princess!!


Monday, 2 February 2015


Started with a little stitching. I'm taking part in The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery Story Time Sampler & I'm already behind! Ha ha!! Basically for those who don't know, every month the Pumpkins release a pattern over the space of a year, & at the end of the year, you've created a beautiful Kawaii style sampler. The first month was Alice in Wonderland themed, that I really need to finish, so I can start on this months theme of the Secret Garden.
As a family, we have decided that Sundays are now technology free days. Too much of our time is spent on iPhones, iPads, DS's, Kindles, etc, we need one day where the urge to do this is taken away. The girls weren't overly thrilled about this decision to begin with but by the end of the day, they actually agreed that this should be something we continue & they had fun without technology!
It was a freezing day, so we wrapped up warm & went for a short walk in a nearby woods.

The girls had lots of fun going exploring off whilst myself & Hubby stuck to the paths (I was so cold & my joints were really sore & wobbly, I really wanted to explore with them but I was sensible & took it easy!)

We then returned home for lunch & I felt so tired & sore that I went back to bed for a while, whilst Hubby taught Miss K to play Othello. I'm proud to say that after two games, she beat her Dad!!

I spent some time adding two more rows to my Cottage Ripple, I'm so in love with it, I cannot wait to finish it!

We cooked dinner together (which I forgot to take a photo off as I was too hungry!) & we tried The Pioneer Womans Crash Hot Potatoes which got a massive thumbs up from 4 out of 5 of us!! That's a success in my books!

We finished off our technology free day by spending some time together drawing. This was my effort, it didn't turn out exactly how I planned it, so I'm going to try it again.
So that was my Sunday, the nicest Sunday we've had for a while.
How was yours?