Friday, 24 October 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Show & Tell: A bit of bunting

Happy Thursday!

Show & Tell Thursday's

Heading out the door to a yarn group a few weeks ago, I had nothing on the hook to work on while there. I have been meaning to crochet some bunting for a friend's bike basket for months now and it just never seems to happen. I remembered as I ran out the door, looked up the pattern and got started!  Funny how these things happen!

I really liked how it came together and it was a fun, satisfying project. And blocking it made a tremendous difference to the look and form.

Maybe one day I'll be able to add some flowers too - I love a yarn-bombed bike! Not that this is for me of course but you know :)

What bombing have you done that brightened your day?
Looking forward to seeing what you guys have been up to.
L xx

Show & Tell Thursday's

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


A:     You are such a wonderful big sister and big girl. So caring, so gentle, so motherly. You've always been like this. Being a big emotional girl who wears her heart on her sleeve can be hard at times, but seriously, the way you care about everyone and everything so affectionately makes me all gooey inside xx

L:    Being the little sister suits you well. You can wind everyone around your little finger and love love the attention you get from your big sisters. You are pretty adorable though, so it's not a hard sell giving in to that little face xx

H:    Playing badminton with the neighbours - like everything else you do, you were serious about trying your best and getting the hang of it. It was hilarious to watch and I had to race out to snap some pics of the moment. You are a great big and little sister to the other two. Being in your position in the family and having your mindset makes you a wonderful team-player and leader - knowing and instinctively taking on the right roles and positions depending on the situation. Such a joy to us all xx

Joining in with Jodi @ Practising Simplicity

Friday, 17 October 2014

I make the moves up as I go

So girly, so pop - but the girls and I just cant get enough of it!

Have a fun weekend!
L xx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Show & Tell: Paper Plus

Why hello again!
Show & Tell Thursday's

So what have you been up to lovelies? Well here there's a bit happening, but also somehow not much can be shown for it! Anyways, hubby's grandmother had a birthday not so long ago and we wracked our brains thinking of good gift ideas.

Then of course, as is the usual way, I had a thought just as I was falling asleep - a set of handmade cards! I pulled out my scrapbook papers, stamps, embossing tools and got cracking - the next day of course ;)

They were simple but fun to make. And then I decided why not make the envelopes too? So I drew up a template and folded an evening away.

The trouble with a handmade envelope is there are no licky-sticky sides... aha! Some pretty washi tape will go with this nicely!

I had thoughts of making a wee box to present them in, some wee stickers to add, a nice pen... seriously... one could do quite alot with this idea! But we kept it simple and it was well received so yay!

What nifty gifty ideas do you have that you can share with us?
Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!
L xx

Show & Tell Thursday's

Monday, 13 October 2014

40 & 41/52

L:    Character - you have it in spades. And you are fearless. Whizzing down hills on your little bike, feet in the air using your body to cruise around the corner at speed. Adorable! Your little face is so expressive in your stories and sounds. A detour to the beach one day ended up with you all getting soaked and revelling in getting yourselves covered with the black sand. Such entertainment for all of us :)

A:    After all that struggling and all that trying, no one was quite sure when you'd master bike-riding... then one day a couple of weeks ago you simply got on it and rode! Just like that! With one bike to share and practice on, and the fact that you were alot bigger than the bike now, we got a great "new-old" bike for you. Both you and your sister are thrilled with your "new" bikes, and spent the afternoon washing and cleaning them. It was such a wonderful sight. A visit to Cambridge had you chasing after sheep or standing looking out over them and naming each one. You are such a sweet sweet wee girl.

H:    Oh the freedom of having lots and lots of space to ride. You love "gliding" on your bike now (without pedaling) and spent an entire day practicing how to get going on the bike from any place and any position. Staring out over the sheep into space, lost in thought - and then later you three girls were all but herding them from one end of the paddock to the other in attempt to pat and feed them.  Such delight and hilarity :) I love how you remember songs and lyrics - you hear it once and we will find you singing it to yourself over and over and over again - you do it A LOT at the moment!

Such a lovely school holiday we had! Cant wait for the next one.
L xx

Joining in with Jodi @ Practising Simplicity

Friday, 10 October 2014