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!