Monday, August 25, 2008


I Took The Handmade Pledge!

Oh yes,I realise that you can't find me on Etsy unless I tell you how to......

Etsy shop

Early start

5.30 in the morning
Over the last week, I have been busy with home, children & clay stuff & because it's school hols, I haven't been setting the alarm every day, you know, trying to get every last drop of sleep I can, but still being woken up no later that 6.45 each day!but one day I woke up at 5.30, & didn't feel the need to go back to sleep, so I got was so lovely at that time of day, really quiet (I know, theres good reason for that, sane people are still in bed)I managed to get, what would usually be a couple of hours of stuff done had I tried to do it later in the day! If only I could always feel that wide awake-I suppose that staying up late either claying or working on Ebay doesn help....perhaps it's time to change some habits!
5.30 in the morning
Todays happy thought: As you travel on your journey through life, make sure you take time to stop & smell the Roses!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Etsy &Tropical wings!

Last week we went to a place called Tropical wings, to see some butterflies, the children, especially the youngest was very excited, so off we went...nearly got lost, as I only vaguely remembered the way to South Woodham Ferrers from the visit to the farm there 2 yrs ago.
So we get there, go into the butterfly house, which is hot! lots of lovely butterflies all around, my two youngest walk around holding their noses (there was a funny humidity related smell) & looking for the exit!

that was worth it then!
Also, (complete change of subject)I have opened an Etsy shop, Etsy is where you can only buy or sell handmade items, it's quite different to what I'm used to, as everything has to be listed in US dollars, postage included! but have a look, I've only managed to get 3 items on there at the moment, but I will get more on by the rest of the week!
I Took The Handmade Pledge!
More miniatures soon!!

Todays happy thought:-A friendly smile makes life worthwhile!

Friday, August 15, 2008

A whole year!

Hello...this is my blog anniversary post, I have now been blogging for a whole year!! I was hoping to show you some photos of the meteor shower the other night, but I couldn't catch any, actually, we didn't see that many as it was a bit cloudy. I woke my eldest daughter up as requested, my son would not wake up despite insisting he wanted to!
I can tell you that my littlest daughter found a snake egg in the garden the other day, with a little hole in for the escape route made by the baby snake with it's "egg tooth" I have to own up that despite telling the children not to touch it in case it breaks, as soon as I had took the photo, it blew out of my hand & broke in half on the ground...whoops!I haven't seen a live snake in our garden, yet, so I was most put out when my daughters friend arrives yesterday morning,& within 5 minutes, she has seen one down by the swings!!!!! in the words of a 10 year old.."It's so not fair!"
snake egg

I must also tell you about my cake disaster!

I have made this lemon loaf before, so it's not as if I didn't know what I was doing, but as you can see, it didn't exactly turn out as it says in the book-funny thing was it burned all on the outside but was really tasty in the middle!!! I think it may have had something to do with not lining the tin, but I never do if I can just grease it!-perhaps I should next time though!

Todays happy thought:-Love, honour & negotiate!

Friday, August 8, 2008

rainy dayWe got the much needed rain for our garden, not sure whether it's too late to rescue our rather measly potato crop, but it's got to help! I know we've been saying for weeks that we need some rain for the garden, but I didn't mean when I was a mile from home, wearing a denim dress (very heavy when wet!)sandals & no raincoat!I was slipping all over the place & trying to push the buggy up the hill!!!
Anyway at least I got some long overdue jobs done, repaired some clothes, de-cluttered magazines & papers & spent most of yesterday on ebay listing some outgrown bits & pieces...not easy as it's hard to guess postage for larger items now & I don't really want to be trudging up the town to weigh them, then bring them back!!!!!
I really feel like making some more miniatures soon, have got loads of ideas buzzing round, mostly garden inspired, have got some wedding stationery to make first though for my friend Hayley....hard to get wedding inspired on such a dreary day though, going swimming later, maybe that will clear my head!!!!!

Todays happy thought: I always seem to have too much week left at the end of my money!