Sunday, 30 May 2010

undercover pics from Liberty -fave bits!

flying origami cranes

over matching flowery blouses

really nice sofa

kids bikes

I-want-one lamps


its hard to hide a big camera, next time I might take a smaller one for this purpose!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

saving the scraps...

spent a day in London this week without the kids, as other half had a brief moment recording for a bbc programme. I treated myself to some new goodies in Libertys. The top picture represents a leaving gift for one of the childrens teachers, I made a linen tote bag lined in some of the liberty fabric and L decorated a matching brooch with pili palas (butterflies, some welsh names are just better!). A late-night crafting session that I totally forgot to photograph, and now the gift has been given. Loving that I can afford the flip flops that are 'Liberty for Target', they hurt my feet a bit but I am pretending they don't as they are so pretty.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

string fun

Saw this idea somewhere a long while ago, and can't remember where now, but thought it would be fun to do across the whole of our little garden. I began by tying wool between the two hedges, and criss crossing it across the garden. soon the children wanted to join in too. except the eldest, who wanted to rationalise it. me and the little ones had great fun though, creating a maze of threads, like a loose weave, across our little piece of land.

Soon a little spider had been added to the giant web, and it had been declared great fun 'can we keep this up all week to play under.?' of course we can.

Monday, 3 May 2010


some pretty blossom so we don't have to keep seeing my feet in the snow.