Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentines



DECORATIONS HAVE BEEN HUNG




AND THE CHOCOLATE  SPRINKLED SHORTBREAD IS MADE



HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

XXX

Sunday, 30 December 2012




Even at the kitchen sink.

MERRY CHRISTMAS


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Cold and frosty morning




Today we awoke to a very cold and frosty morning 


Everything had been lightly dusted


I headed out to check on my girls



I've just bought them some extra straw







I had to replace the frozen drinking water



and check in on the fluffiness of the bedding



I think the girls will be nice and cosy 


and if they could start laying me an egg or two, I'd be most grateful!







Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Lots to do


Lots to choose




 

Lots to taste



Lots to sweep


Lots to decorate


to dry


to save for later


to hang


to tuck in somewhere


and to spoil rotten!


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Felting addiction



Before the Easter break, I was invited to a friends house for a crafty get together with the girls.


We didn't really know what was in store for us when we got there. But when our lovely host fuelled us with prosecco, and led us into the dinning room, I knew we where in for a great evening. In amongst stuffing our faces with chocolate cake, and working on our bingo wings with the rolling pins, we managed to learn the basics of felting.

I WAS HOOKED!




Take a look at what we managed to create.



Aren't they good?


I knew straight away that I wanted to make something to hang in the kitchen.




So I got busy with my rolling pin, and came up with these.




We had a wonderful evening, and our host was so generous with her stash. We all came home with a few masterpieces!



The next morning after the felt had dried, I framed them, and found a little place to hang them.
I'm so chuffed with my first attempts.




But now I'm left wanting more, even though I have about 600 unfinished projects on the go! Always room for one more isn't there?


So of course you have to buy a book don't you?



And look for some inspiration.


Then you plunge in and buy your gorgeous supplies from here.

Then you find yourself on a miserable day like today, bursting to start on your new crafting adventure.



Wish me luck, I'll let you know how I get on.


Bertie x

Monday, 9 April 2012

Kitchen curtains




We have lived in our home for nearly five years now, and how the years have flown by.
In all that time I have been on a quest to find the perfect pair of curtains for the kitchen.

We have lived with naked windows year in, year out, all because I couldn't commit to the right pair.

Finally I saw sense.

I bought two pairs of curtains on a whim, for £9.00 in a local discount shop.

They are not my perfect curtains, but I am so happy to have them hung up there. The room feels much cosier now, I love the way they filter the light.

And every time I walk into the room they make me smile.

Big lesson learnt, I'm not going to be looking for perfection anymore, I shall be going with the flow.

Bertie x

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Sweet Easter treats


Hello

Happy Easter to you.

I hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend.

Bertie x


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Mother's Day makings



Yes Mother's Day is almost upon us. So I have been making a little something for my lovely MUM.

I always start off with a very quick sketch once an idea pops into my head. I like to get it down on paper before I forget it.



And then when you get going, you kind of don't know where your going, you have to feel your way.

I love that.


But the hardest part for me is knowing when to stop, I have to put it down and walk away for a while.

Sometimes I take photographs of things I make, and look at them during the process. I find this helps me to see things that I don't notice first hand.

I've decided to stop now, and my little gift is all done and waiting to be wrapped.


This year for my own Mother's Day gift, I've taken matters into my own hands.(Sometimes we have to don't we girls?). I saw this rather lovely Hydrangea bush in the sale. Too good to miss.

So I brought her home.


At least I can't kill this one, and I never need to water her.


I hope you enjoy your Mother's Day celebrations.


Bertie x