Friday, 28 September 2012

Heavy heart

Cake pop?
go on .... after all its Friday and you deserve one

It has been a tough week .....
we took Sweet B back to uni on Tuesday evening
the day that I had been dreading
I miss her SO much, we all do
where did that four months go?
my heart is too heavy
I cried on the way home, not the whole journey like last year though
so it is getting easier …. A bit.
She was not keen on going back and is homesick
She WILL be fine, she has lots of lovely friends there
and she NEEDS to fill that HUGE brain of hers
for a beautiful little thing she has a brain the size of a planet

I will be fine too ..... in a while .....

Before she left she made these gorgeous cake pops

These ones were wrapped up for her friend's birthday

They were delish and almost too pretty to eat
the recipe was from here

To soothe my soul I have been baking
Blackberry and marzipan muffins

I used my usual recipe ..... you can find it on the sidebar
I just switched the raspberries for blackberries

Sewing also soothes my soul
I have a commission from a very lovely lady to make two HUGE advent calendars
and another order for LOTS of pretty Christmas bunting
in these pretty Tilda fabrics

Oh I do love her “Christmas house” collection
It is my all-time favourite for Christmas time, in fact anytime.

  In fact that is what I should be doing right now
 so I had better say "cheerio"
and get sewing
I need to keep myself busy

It is craft club guild tomorrow evening
I can't wait to see my crafty friends
I know that will cheer me up
see you tomorrow ladies

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post
and "hello" fellow pinterest-ers
it is so lovely to meet you
it's exciting to share so much inspiration

Happy friday!
back soon
BIG love
j x

Saturday, 22 September 2012


 Happy weekend to you!

At the beginning of this month, September
we all headed of to Gran Canaria for a week of sunshine and relaxation
a chance to re-charge our batteries
Mr Sweet and I feel that we are lucky that our teens
who are now 18 and 20 (just realised she is not even a teen anynmore :o( 
 still want to holiday with us
others may not agree
but we LOVE it
these family holidays feel precious
who knows how many more we will fit in
probably not many

One day we went out on a pedalo
and swam in the DEEP sea
(that's me in the middle, if you were wondering, with Sweet B to the left
 and My odd job (formally known as lovely G on here, I will tell the story of the name change next time) to the right)
I found it a little scary
I tried not to think about what may be lurking beneath
probably only sweet little fish
I do have a vivid imagination when I'm scared

We had cocktails ..... they were VERY nice

me with my two lovelies

Sweet B made me promise to have lots of photos taken
I usually try to dodge the camera

This is me and Sweet B snorkellling ..... the fish were SO pretty

I set myself a little holiday challenge:
cake for breakfast
ice-cream for lunch
sangria for tea
I may not have done it in the specified order
(although, hand on heart, sangria did not pass my lips with breakfast)
but, and I am very happy to report that I achieved it
one day I managed THREE cakes!
that, my friends, takes some doing.

I took lots of crafty things to keep me occupied
but hardly did a thing
I was far too busy being lazy

To be honest I am not really that keen the heat
actually, that is a slight understatement
I get rashy and sweaty and lethargic ….. bleh
I can usually be found in shady corners under my straw hat
when the temperature rises
 I use my built-in shade radar to locate said corners
sadly though I am outnumbered
my lot love it
when we arrived home I was one big heat rash
Its has almost gone now.

On a completely different note
I wanted to point out my pinterest tab
up there ↑ along the top bar
I know it has been 'the big thing' for a while now
I have been trying hard to resist 
it was never going to happen

I do LOVE it ..... so much inspiration
but OMG! it is a HUGE time eater 
anyway it's there if you fancy following me 
or just fancy an inspirational browse
 I have also added a teeny weeny 'pin it' button 
on the right side bar
 If you'd like to 'pin' any of my pictures you are more than welcome

Well I hope I didn't bore you with my holiday snaps!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend
back soon
BIG love 
j x