Monday, 28 April 2014

Winter Is Coming!

It sure is, it's starting to get a bit chilly at night in this part of the world.

So are you a Game of Thrones fan? If you're not this whole post is going to mean absolutely nothing to you, including the Winter Is Coming title apologies for that.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Hey guys,

I'm hanging out at The Benson Street blog today, come on over and say hi.

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Washer Pendants..Or Bob Meets A Lady!

I was making things for a craft stall and decided to take a few pictures...that was a mistake!
When I took the following pictures I had used a lint roller and I swear I couldn't see anything but the camera sees all. Apparently that 10 pounds it adds is made entirely out of fluff!.

If you want to know how to make glitter pendants you can see my tutorial here, lint free.

No amount of phot editing was going to help in fact it just got worse and worse!

However the most exciting new in the craft room is that Bob got himself a lady, Betty.

Don't they make a lovely couple, Bob all big and manly, while Betty is sweet in her fluffiness.

They're going to be together for a very long time, now I have to stop talking crap and get moving I have so much happening here at the moment and it has to be done before Easter. Just to make things fun the kids finish school for 2 weeks on Friday, which means I shall be on a blogging break, except for WYPW because honestly 2 weeks home with the kids, I will be the one needing a few laughs. I will be changing the wifi password until their pigstys rooms are clean and I plan on being very mean and bossy about it!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo
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