Thursday, 24 April 2014

Old MacDonald's Farm Felt Puppets - No Sew

Hey Guys,

So I saw these puppets on Pinterest and I was so desperate to make them. My kids LOVE singing Old MacDonald's Farm and I had to make them. The patterns were free from a gorgeous blog Just Another DAy In Paradise, available here.

She sewed hers but seriously I was going to do the whole sewing thing, then I remembered that sewing those tiny bits, who was I kidding! So I decided to hot glue them.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Thanks To My Thrifting Fairy Godmother


So I am back after what feels like ages! I really enjoyed spending the holidays with the kids and just taking a break from bloglandia. I love blogging, I do however find that it takes so much time that taking a break from my online life frees up loads of time to ensure I have an offline life as well. You know the whole Blog/Life balance. On the other hand I have BIG things to show you in the coming weeks.

Monday, 14 April 2014


Hey Guys,

As you know I am on school holidays with the kids and we have had an entire week of rain, boo! I have done nothing but I did see this recently over at Sew Delicious so I totally stole this idea from Ros.

Making: I'm currently in the middle of three large projects, knitting a top for Madeleine, doing a hexi quilt and I have cut the pattern for a bunch of hand puppets. We are also tackling the floors this weekend.

Cooking: Roast Chicken for dinner tonight, yum.

Drinking: I have a bottle of pink moscato chilling ready for bedtime.

Reading: The Highland Barbarian - It was free on kindle, it's a trashy romance but I love when they mention real historical people. This one has Mary, Queen of Scots in it.

Wanting: To get some felt to finish my puppets and new stitch markers for my knitting mine seem to have disappeared.

Looking: At Craft room ideas, still can't get over the size of some of those craft rooms.

Playing: Pet Rescue Saga

Wasting: The one day I could have finished the laundry by watching an entire seasons of Scrubs with the kids.

Sewing: Puppets and the quilt I mentioned earlier.

Wishing: That I had the skills to pull off some of my ideas, in my head they're great....perhaps they're better left there

Enjoying: Having the older kids home, even if they do tend to drive me a little crazy.

Waiting: For pay day - monthly pays suck BIG time!!

Liking: The the idea we have for the floors, man I hope it turns out well.

Wondering: If my two little ones will go a day without completely destroying their room.

Loving: Having tea parties with Madeleine and watching her enjoy "chocolate" tea.

Hoping: That the weather is good over Easter so the kids can enjoy some time down the beach.

Marvelling: AT Samuel and how well he is doing in his after school job. After a few months he is now training new kids. He's working so many hours over the holiday, he's loving the extra cash.

Needing: A hot bath!

Watching: Scrubs, never fails to make me laugh out loud

Smelling: The the roast cooking.

Wearing: jeans and a nice top, so odd for me not having yoga pants on.

Following: The story of a young girl that disappeared, glad to say she's back with her mother.

Noticing: That Max is getting so big, a new haircut and he no longer looks like my baby :(

Knowing: That I have less than 2 years with Samuel in High School then he will be off in the big world and it thrills and frightens me at the same time

Thinking: I'd like to retire to the country, and counting how many years until I can do just that.

Feeling: A little concerned about Jule's job. His company has been bought out by another and they have been letting a lot of people go. 

Bookmarking: Activities for my little two. Especially Madeleine who now wants to craft all the time.

Opening: The mail, nothing exciting!

Giggling: At Scrubs, it's fun introducing the kids to my favourite shows and seeing it new in their eyes. I love that they share my sense of humour.

To anyone who actually read all of that, thanks, to those who didn' was a lot don't feel bad.

See ya after Easter,

Mel xo