Friday, 6 May 2011
Creative fun .....
Hi everyone, I am sorry I haven't been here for a while, where on earth does the time go? I am sure the earth is spinning faster making time go quicker - even eldest Sweetpea commented on how fast time was going recently and kiddies usually think time goes slowly so it must be going very fast! I seem to find that I can either spend time reading blogs or writing one, not both. All you bloggers write such lovely blogs I have been too busy reading them :-)
I thought I would update you on the creative side of our family tonight. With Easter recently and our Sweetpeas getting lots of chocy I thought I would make the girls some little felt bunnies, I also made my ickle sis one too :-) I popped some lavender in them to make them smell yummy. This design was inspired by The Linen Cats gorgeous bunny purses - so lovely.
Chocolate nests are a must in our house at Easter so we HAD to make some - so scrummy! I make ours with shreaded wheat to give a real nest look.
I have also used a sewing machine! Wwwahhooo! If you have only recently joined me you will wonder why I am so excited :-) One of my New Years targets (I don't do resolutions as I always break them) was to use a sewing machine, I haven't used one since College.
Well a lovely friend of mine lent me her sewing machine after reading my blog and then it sat there for a couple of weeks and another mate then came and threaded it up for me. I had to break the fear factor of it so it sat there for another 2 - 3 weeks until I finally plucked up the courage and got a few moments of quiet in the house.
I made some little bags for the kiddies Easter egg hunt in the garden. Nothing too big but great fun learning to make them. I even had to learn to wind the bobbin up whilst doing it as that ran out of thread so that took about an hour lol.
Eldest Sweetpea wanted a more manly bag so he went for some owl fabric with a leather strap. I was really proud of them and really enjoyed myself.
Little Sweetpea won a colouring competition at the local Library, she was really chuffed about it :-)
Middle Sweetpea did some hand sewing and made a lovely lavender pillow with a chick on the front, I must blog a piccy soon as she did really well and I was amazed how quiet she was when she was making it (she is not known for being quiet :-)).
And eldest Sweetpea made a tree house - I was gardening and then suddenly heard hammering and drilling and there he was up a tree creating a house. He even has a pulee system to pull his dinner up there.
He also wanted to sleep there the night but we did say no to that just in case he fell out, we did let him stay out there for a while though.
He also made a fab go cart at the beginning of the holiday , I think engineering might be his thing :-)
I have also been creating more things for my little shop and am loving making things, in fact I get rather frustrated if I don't get to make a little something each day.