My week #32


Welcome to the world baby George! - and another beautiful biscuit tin by M&S - you can't have too many biscuit tins right? / some presents that I would have quite liked to have kept for myself! / Paperchase love / a mini break in the country visiting friends - berry and flower picking and visiting beautiful National Trust places / a lovely surprise in my letterbox on my return - aren't those cupcake flags so pretty!? / holiday planning / summer cards


Stock building

A stack of tissue cases for mine and my friends Xmas stall, following this super quick and easy tutorial.


Thank you teacher

Last year I made a proper Advent calendar for M's teacher - except it had 30 pockets and a drawing or letter by each child in each pocket. It was A LOT of work and at the time I thought "It's M's first year at school.. His teacher was great - and she's getting married.. I won't be making an Advent calendar every single year for every single teacher.."
And here we are, end of Year 1, and M's teacher this year was excellent too! We always do a class collection and give the teacher some vouchers but I thought she deserved something special..
I couldn't face doing another enormous Advent calendar this time round - and didn't have the time anyway - so I took the easy option and made a smaller one with fewer pockets. I wasn't organised enough to ask the children to contribute so it's just a present from me to an amazing teacher.. Hope she likes it!



My week #31



An exhibition featuring some artworks from the children at M's school and other schools too, all for a good cause / sports day in the scorching hot sun / my friend Bex is playing ultimate with Team GB at the World Games (the Olympics for the non Olympic sports) in Columbia, how amazing is that!? / a stack of Thank you cards from M's classmates I read with this year / a Thank you card from M to his teacher and a Thank you gift from me - if I manage to finish it on time!! / a country show.. sheep and newborn chicks / a trip to an enchanted forest.. canal boat ride, birds of prey and the biggest swing I've ever seen! And no sign of the royal baby yet..




My week #30

Hot hot days: matching swimming trunks and lots of water play / Pride and Prejudice at my favourite London theatre / a very happy Y at In the night garden live / international day at school and M's poster about Morocco


In my letterbox.. #5

I'd been coveting those Muik design products for a while (I mentioned them here), so when Merci Ginette closed her online shop came the perfect opportunity to lay my hands on them! And I'm so pleased, I love them!!


My week #29



A French tradition: buying the daily supply of bread / pottering about in greatgrandma's garden / a beautiful bride and a beautiful wedding in a beautiful setting..