Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Sorry I disappeared off the face of the blog for a few days, you're not going to believe it, but while walking from one room to another, I managed to break my little toe, it's hazardous you know this stay at home mum lark, there's no health & safety officers here you know, risk assessing my day before I go ahead , dodging hazards, such as...erm,...the whopping big settee thats right where it always is! ...ok so I wasn't looking where I was going, I was trying to talk to the litle one, see if the laptop was doing what it was meant to (still hasn't three days later by the way) & put ironing away...I must get the hang of multi-tasking, sometimes it gets the better of me!
Anyway, the fireplaces are done, I'm quite pleased with them, they look much better in real life though, I took masses of pics, all in different places, but not really happy with any of them, I am doing a show tomorrow at school, I will take some more there see if they are any better.Today I am going to be working on my Etsy orders, & also working out some special offers for December, I love christmas, especially Christmas claying!!!!
Back soon, providing I have no more domestic injuries, I have bedroom tidying to do soon, and you never know what hazards are luking in there, maybe us mums do need a health & safety asssessment after all!!

Sam x

Todays happy thought: Only dull women have immaculate houses!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The witch in me.....

I was well & truly inspired to create by all the spooky goings onconjuring up thoughts of enchantments & hocus pocus....I thought of a student Merlin (which we all love to watch together) trying out spells, making notes of collecting ingredients from the woods & spreading this all out on the table to practice!

I made up the spells in the large leather spell book, if you have very good eyes, you can just about read them, if not, you can use a magnifying glass, I haven't tried them as I am actually not a witch, although witchcraft has always fascinated me (in a good way, I don't have dark, evil tendencies or anything!) I just love all the ideas of potions & magic & the idea of making anything possible,....for the same reasons Idon't ever want to stop believing in fairies!!!!!

I suppose now I will have to make an entire apprentices workshop! like I don't have anything else to do!!

Todays happy thought: Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Creepy crawlies

We made some lovely little mini beast discoveries in the garden recently, a rather unusual caterpillar & a spider like nothing on earth.....has anyone seen these before, I haven't had time to research what they are yet, I don't want to waste valuable Etsy time looking up bugs! mind you, I suppose I should know what we're dealing with here!
It's been a nice day here in Bocking, you wouldn't think that Christmas is fast approaching, negotiations are already underway amongst the little Humphreys as to who gets which Christmas eve job, the glass of milk, the mince pie & the carrot for the reindeer, good job we only have three children!
This gave me an idea for a mini fireplace with all the trimmings, if I can capture the anticipation of Christmas eve as it is here in happy house, I will be a happy bunny!

Todays happy thought: It doesn't matter how many children you have... because one will take up 100% of your time so more can't possibly take up more than 100% of your time.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Right, so I now realise that all my photos for my whole blog have to be re-uploaded as I have moved from my ftp to blogspots server-although I don't really understand why this didn't happen immediately????? I'm not cut out for this techonolgy lark, I prefer getting stuck into making stuff with my hands-so please bear with me, it will take me a while to update the old posts.

here's some more spooky pictures taken in the dark depths of the garden, while the children were ghost hunting, I didn't fancy it much, the thought of bumping into a rodent, fox, badger or muntjac in the dark, scares me more than any ghost I'll tell you, & it's much more likely!

Todays happy thought:Life without friends is like the sky without sun

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Well I think I got there, it was a disconnection fault somewhere on the line, hopefully all sorted, ...just a quick post before school picking up time, here's our lane on Halloween, creepy eh! & below, the one & only pumpkin that grew on our patch....

Todays happy thought: (from Ruby) Having my mummy with me (aaaah cute)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Still in telephone limbo....

I'm still here, creating many more creations as I can't use computer! hopefully will have it fixed on wed!

not in mood for happy thoughts though!...oh heres one,,,

todays happy thought: All you need is a friend who has chocolate!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

more pc problems....

Well, more of a phone problem, line just stopped working & our provider(!) may charge the equivelant of a small mortgage to fix it if it turns out to be our problem !!!! so wil have to do without it...popping round to mums every now & then to update everything & check emails & it's delaying my adding new stuff to Etsy as well,, I've had enough of it!