Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Cupcakes heal ❤

Before I show you all something special
I really really need to say "thank you" to each and every one of you
who left me such sweet sweet comments in my hour of need
they got me all emotional
I just have to give you all a virtual hug
You guys are amazing 

 Things are much improved here
my sweet B is settling well
making friends and finding her feet
There have been very sad and worring moments along the path
but we all expected that
I am sure there will be more to come too
but I am so proud of how she has coped


I haven't been sleeping well
worry worry worry
then yesterday my lovely girly text me
to say that she was making cupcakes with her new friend
at that moment I just knew it would all be ok
you only choose to make cupcakes when you are happy, right?
last night was a blissful sleep

What do you think of my special pretty flowers?
Sweet B picked them all from the garden
the day before she went of to uni 
Bless her beautiful heart
my lovely flower girl
 Oh how I miss her 

At the weekend I felt like I would never be able to sew again
silly now I know
but today I have been at my new sewing table
making something special for my shop this Christmas
I will keep you updated 

The above photo is a little sneaky peek 
I will be doing a blog post, very soon
about our recent home improvements

But for now I will love you and leave you
Grand designs is about to start
and I have a lovely glass of wine waiting
more soon
j x

Monday, 26 September 2011

Still here....

...but struggling a bit
my sweet B has gone off to uni
I miss my brave, beautiful little girl with all my heart

Can't seem to find any words today
I do have lots to show you though... back soon
j x

Monday, 19 September 2011

Busy bee... the moment

bee back very soon, I promise!

j x

Friday, 16 September 2011

Not a pretty post!

Hello lovely readers
You may remember me mentioning in my last post 
that my home and sanctuary
is inside out and upside down 
that was no lie, would you like a peek?
can you bear it? 

There are tiny corners of my home that are orderly, pretty even
but on the whole chaos reigns 
I don't like it...not one little bit.

I find it amazing that every single room in the house
with exception of the two bathrooms is affected
but I have to grit my teeth, stay calm and focus
on the beauty, calm and order that will one day return


This was a couple of weeks ago
progress has been made
the doors are in the door holes
and their glass has been installed

This is my lovely new front door (above)
we moved here nearly two years ago now
and our old front door (below) was HORRID, manky and very drafty
the colour has now been agreed upon
after a drawn out battle between the two sexes that live here
I'll show you when it is painted...I am very excited

You may be thinking...
"Ah it's not so bad, what on earth is she moaning on about"
well to be honest I have been VERY selective in what I show you
my photos have been cropped...a lot!

 To make things worse
we also have collections of university paraphernalia
scattered around in every available space
ready for my sweet B to start next week
(Arrrghhhh next week?!?!?!?!)
I look at them and my heart sinks

 We will be having a decorating weekend
and hopefully, very soon, calm will be restored 
fingers crossed

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
what ever you may be up to

more soon
j x 


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Lake District magic

I thought today I would show you some of my
holiday pix

It was a long trek to the lake district
(I now have a very unhappy back to prove it!)
the sky was really dramatic last Tuesday evening
we lost count of how many rainbows we saw
they never loose their magic, do they?

Always Always Magic

I adore this part of the world
I wish I lived there
I would NEVER tire of the beauty

This beautiful waterfall was SO loud

This is my sweet B
It was so lovely to spend time together as a family
before she goes off to uni
It really feels like every day is extra precious at the moment

While we were there we visited Levens hall and gardens
this place is beautiful
even my lovely G enjoyed the garden
(although he was ushering us around the house as quickly as possible to get to the cafe)

We found this little guy waiting in the center of a willow maze
cute huh?

Did you do a double take?
well so did I
I was standing there deciding where to point my camera
very spoilt for choice
when this old car just drove past
it was bizarre that, at that very moment
along comes Mr Toad

Toadstool photo taken by my sweet B

It is 'kind of' nice to be home
although I was secretly hoping that the fairies 
would have visited whilst we were away
Sadly they didn't.
Our home is rather upside down and inside out
we have had lots of building work going on round here lately

more on that next time!

In the meantime...

.... I have found my dream home
what do you think??

(hey Angi...what do you think?...suitable??)

Better get back to the sewing machine
that house may cost lots of bunting!

to all of my new folllowers
its great to have you here

Back soon
j x

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Back from the lakes


We have just returned from a few lovely family days in the lake district

Gosh it is breath taking there
even in the rain!

Peace be with all our friends in America today

I will be catching up very soon

j x

Monday, 5 September 2011


It is so lovely to have you here
and thank you from the bottom of my heart 
for all of your wonderful comments
I truly love to read them
 and they make my day
each and every one

Now, down to a little business...
...I have been a busy bee pumpkin
my shop has been stocked up 
with spooky goodies

And for gruesome cakes
just add one of these...

Have a lovely week
back soon 
j x

Sunday, 4 September 2011

For my 'fairy' god daughter ...with love ❤

Far far away in a land of Koalas and kangaroos
there are celebrations with balloons and cake on this very day

(please ignore the date above, in this magical land it will be the fifth day of September)
because you see
 it is a special fairy's birthday... 'fairy' god daughter

                                                       Source: via Julie on Pinterest

Happy birthday my sweetheart
may all of your dreams come true
beautiful A
with all my love

Friday, 2 September 2011

September sunshine ...

It has been the most glorious sunshiny day 
I wanted to share it with you

Have a beautiful weekend

back soon
j x