Friday, 23 October 2009

back for a quick update.

October really is a hectic month for me, so once again I am apologising for not blogging sooner, but it is not one of the important things in my life at the moment!

Let's see, we have had the 'Your Touch of Craft Autumn Workshop', which was a great success as always, although we did run out of time! Big news for next year......Amanda has booked...... DONNA DOWNEY!! yes, she will be teaching in Bury St Edmunds in April of next year and if you want your name on the list phone Amanda NOW!

I have done a little crafting, I have the gorgeous new Cath Kidston 'sew' book, which comes with everything needed to make a bag, so I made that straight away! I have also made the children pen and pencil rolls for taking on holiday.
Annie and I spent a great evening making these Autumn banners (Annie's said fall). I found this on the pink paislee blog and found the supplies on the scrapbook nook kit club, we are so please with how they turned out.........

Then Henry turned 8! Yes it really is a month of birthdays as my niece also had a birthday (the day before Henry she turned 3!)
This is a picture of Jonathan's dad Reggie holding Henry when he was a week old,
And look how tiny he is here at one day old...............
And this is my Grandad holding him at one day old.........

And this is him when he'd just been born, 8lbs 7oz's and a typical lazy boy who had to be induced!

He is still so laid back (although a worrier like his mummy) and very cheeky, he loves his cuddles, snuggles and kisses, love him so much xxx

The cake request was easy, I just had to put 'muddy' icing on top and Henry set up all his soldiers! I have to tell you that as much as I LOVE to bake, the only chocolate cake worth making is the Betty Crocker Fudge cake, so chocolaty and moist!

So with all that going on, plus work, plus cubs, dance, swimming, choir, orienteering club and guitar club, life is a whirlwind!
Lastly, managed to get together with Annie for her to take a few family snaps, love this one....
Promise I will be back

Monday, 5 October 2009

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Today this little cheeky munchkin turned 4!

Just look at her four years ago, where has the time gone?

and look at Henry, how cute is he here? For the first and last time he is double Evies age now!

And tomorrow Jonathan and I celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary - again - where has the time gone?! Look how young and skinny we are.............
Jonathan has meetings in London the next couple of days so I am hopping on the train and going to join him, hopefully we will be able to see a show too!
And lastly another YTC sneak peak for this Sunday, the in Annie's gorgeous Christmas mini album

Be back soon xx

Thursday, 1 October 2009

October Already!

You already know how much I LOVE Autumn! and the this photo on my Ideal Home calender sums it up really - isn't it delish!
October is such a busy month for us, with both the children's birthdays, the countdown to Evie's party is on the fridge:
plus my nieces birthday, our wedding anniversary (13 years this month!) and this year Amanda and I are holding another YTC Workshop, so much to do and so little time! I have managed a little scrapping, I have done Shimelle's 'Learn Something New Everyday' class and loved it - and finished it on time!I also subscribed to Homegrown Hospitality 's 'Home for the Holiday online classes and have already made Henry some laminated cards with his friends photos and details on, I have made Evie some laminated letters for tracing over and have started a school years book for them both, I have also made this gorgeous home decor project, completely lifted from one Annie did for Scrapbook Review.

Talking of Annie we actually managed to catch up with her and Spike on Saturday night when Annie cooked an amazing Mexican meal - Mexican is my absolute favourite food. We have been trying to get together for months.

We went to Ipswich on Sunday afternoon and took the children to Christchurch Park, it's gorgeous and has a great children's play park

Evie has started dance classes: Primary Test Modern, she seems to be loving it and is desperate for me to buy her the correct outfit!

And I am holding the second 'Creative Croppers' crop on Friday 9th October and I am teaching a chipboard flip album titled 'Autumn Favorites' If you are interested in coming to crop please e-mail me, the more the merrier!

And as I mentioned before the second YTC Workshop is being held on Sunday 11th October, we do have a few spaces left and the classes are gorgeous - here's the first sneak peak of one of Suezie Howard's classes, which is a Christmas Home Decor project, I am going to be lot's of these for gifts this Christmas! Honestly, if you are not already booked hurry up and phone Amanda NOW !!!

Have a great weekend and I hope to be back with Evie's birthday photos soon!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

A quick catch up with photos....

life is as hectic and busy as ever, feeling quite stressed and so this is just a quick catch up with photos!
This is my amazing friend Elaine, who does not know the meaning of stressed, she tackles everything with amazing ease, including three children and a partner who works long hours as well as working herself. When I phoned last minute in desperate need of child care she quite happily took them in for a sleep over - how excited were my two!
Evie is finding five afternoons a week in nursery quite tiring!
Jonathan is away loads in September as always, so the children and I have been keeping busy, this was a trip to the Abbey Gardens last Saturday.
I suddenly remembered that I had been given a bicycle for Evie by a friend over a year ago, so I got into mum & dads loft where it was being kept and found it is now the perfect size for Evie and so much easier for her to ride than her old toddler Fifi one! She is so different from Henry and was off like a shot with no fear, so now we can all ride our bikes to school!

We had a lovely day at friends last Sunday, a delicious lunch followed by Neil taking the children out on the river - a wonderful way to spend a Sunday.

Evie came home from school this week and took the letter 'e' off the fridge:- 'Mummy, this is e for Evie' !! Bless her!

The children enjoyed picking all the apples from our little apple tree in the garden (sorry for poor photo. - How gorgeous are Evie's new boots!)

Henry has moved from Beavers up to Cubs and took his promise this week.

And last but not least, Evie has had a hair cut at last!
Life is not going to get any calmer for a month or so, I will try and keep updating as much as I can!
Thanks for dropping by xx

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

A big catch up

I am so sorry about the lack of blogging, I have to admit I am a bit off blogging at the moment, but here I am ready to try and fill you in on the last few weeks! Firstly I have done lot's of crafting! The door stop is a fantastic cloth kits kit! and all the rest is Mosh Posh kit's, except Evies birthday invitations which I used a template for and followed some of Suezies designs.

I'm going to work backwards and start with school! Look how grown up my babies are! Both are really enjoying school/nursery. Henry has just been voted onto the school council so Jonathan & I are very proud of him!

Back to the last couple of weeks of the summer holidays, we went to Bath,

Beautiful Ross on Wye to visit Jonathans brother Philip and his mum,

Woodbridge to visit friends on their boat - fantastic fun day, the children loved crabbing!

The children and I went to Bressingham Steam park and Gardens

and we all went to Africa Alive

This is on top of trips to parks, picnics and visits to friends - no wonder the holidays went so fast!
I held the first Creative Croppers crop and class, it was a great night and thanks to all those ladies who supported me, the next one is going to be on Friday 9th October, details will be e-mailed to those on my list soon, if you want to join the list please leave me a comment or e-mail me - the more the merrier.

Also, Your Touch of Crafts Autumn Workshop is coming up quickly, Sunday 11th October with four class, a make and take, a goody bag, lunch and refreshments through out the day, £65 is a bargin - book soon, before it's too late!

I am taking Shimelles 'Learn something new everyday' class during September and loving it! I have done online classes before and not been too sure, but this one is great and I managed to get a kit which I love!

Well I promise to try harder with my blogging from now on! Thanks for bearing with me xxx