Thursday, 31 May 2012

Crafting away like mad

Well that's what I felt like last week!

At last I have done it my first craft stall. Yes last Saturday I was in the middle of a field at Little Miss school selling various things I have been making over the last few months.

Domino magnets (very popular with the boys).

Tea cup candles, cupcake stands, magnets and notecards.

Soaps, bracelets and bookmarks.

Trinket shelves and more magnets.

These shelves were very popular, they are great for children as they can put their collection of erasers, Lego figures etc on them.

I had a wonderful day and learnt a valuable lesson. Craft stalls in a field are a nightmare if the wind is blowing!

I can't wait to do my next one. 


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Home Sewing Book

I spotted this book in the library the other week. Now it has been one of those books I have had on my "Oh I would love to have that book list" for some time.

Now I try to get books from the library before I buy them, that way I don't make expensive mistakes, and by using the libraries we get to keep them.

It is a lovely book scattered with the gorgeous Liberty prints. But the problem I found with it is that I have patterns for most of what they have done in here. The thing that makes this such a lovely book is the use of the Liberty materials.

So after borrowing it from the library and returning it this will not be moving on to my must buy book list.

Thank you library for saving me money this time. 


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Quote -declutter

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

William Morris

Such a great quote and the perfect philosophy.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Dream lofty dreams...

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.

James Allen

Thursday, 17 May 2012

At the library this week

Every week we go to our local library after I get in from work. We are lucky and they are open until 7pm. If they weren't I don't think we would get there that often.

We have great fun choosing what books we want to read for the following week.

The only problem I find is I want to take too many books home with me.

This weeks selection.

What great reads have you had from your library recently?


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

A sad day

Today we said our goodbyes to a very special Aunty.

All I can say is that you will be missed by many. But whenever we see the bluebells we will remember you.

All is well… , Author unknown

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you,
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow, laugh as we always 
laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, 
let it be spoken without effort, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.

All is well…


This weeks read

This is my latest read and I can't put the book down. Its a great story about a police officer who is investigating a murder, then it gets all Harry Potterish and wizards and magic are involved.

Its so good I've ordered the next book in the series from the library.


Thursday, 3 May 2012

You have the answer quotation

At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Lao Tsu

How true is this? Yes you are the one who deep down knows the answer to that difficult situation and knows what should be down to deal with it. Sometimes it just takes us a while to listen to our inner self.