Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Hints....

Hello!
I'm just a tad excited... the sun has been lovely and Spring is finally coming... and so is my Birthday! It's a few weeks away yet (and not a special one or anything) but I have already started dropping hints to my family with regards to what I would like :)
Nothing too fancy or expensive - and I'm asking everyone to chip in...



Well - what do you think? It's only a very basic one from John Lewis and it costs £49.00. I don't have any grand illusions of becoming a master seamstress! However, I do have plans for it in my basic crafty projects and it's such a gorgeous colour too ;) I really do have my heart set on it. My Mum thinks I've gone bonkers of course!  I also am harbouring secret plans to tidy up renovate my spare box room into my own little craft room! Oooooh what fun I am having daydreaming over crafty space for myself and Little Chick!
My other Birthday wish is to have a girly afternoon tea and take my Mum, Sister, Niece & Little Chick of course! I recently visited the Sugar Junction tearoom on Tib St in the Northern Quarter, Manchester and I loved it! It's very friendly and compact but plays 40's/50's music, has a lovely vintage feel to it (but in a down to earth way) & serves everything on mismatched vintage china. I took my Mum and we had cauliflower & almond soup for lunch followed by chocolate & Guinness cake (me) and coffee and walnut cake (Mum) plus a big pot of tea. Everything was delicious! I can wholeheartedly recommend it and hope to return again very soon.
Here's the linky thing so you can take a peek: http://www.sugarjunction.co.uk/

Well my bed is calling and I'm off to dream about craft room design ;) I think I must be getting really old and past it!
Take care & speak soon Cxxxxxx

Monday, 4 March 2013

Life...

Hello everyone... I know it has been far too long... I have been meaning to update my blog but life has has other plans and diverted me I'm afraid.
2013 has been very busy so far. I do wish I had the time to come here more often! Work, home, family and my little chick of course take so much looking after I am often too exhausted to type at the end of the day. I also unfortunately have had some personal issues to be dealt with and needed a blogging break.

There has been lots of good things happening though! Little chick is growing bigger every day and looking all grown up - I don't know where my baby has gone! I had to go into her School last week and talk about my (library) job to her class. I was soooo nervous, but it was lovely... Today they did a trip to our local Library and I helped walk them there and back. One of my colleagues Lynne read them stories, the kids were fantastic & they seemed to really enjoy it!

I crocheted some lovely hats as Christmas pressies for my friend's children. I also managed to crochet a Peter Pan collar for myself :) and here is the finished product:

I love it - especially the dotty button!

It has snowed here in Manchester a good few times, but didn't last too long. The girls weren't bothered by it really -  It just made their little feet a bit cold!


We also managed to fit a spot of baking in! It was a fun thing to do during the half term holiday on a cloudy wet day... Little chick is becoming quite an expert now and just loves decorating and sprinkling little buns ;)



I've also been out on plenty of therapeutic walks these past few weeks... I find the time really helps to clear my head and lets me take stock of my life at present. I took a walk through our local park and chanced upon some lovely snowdrops. I just adore snowdrops as they always remind me that Spring is on the way:

And of course no trip to the park would be the same without a walk round the duck pond and saying hello to the ducks ;)


And finally... a funny one! My little chick managed to make a mini snowman who now lives in the freezer and is called Icy!!! He looks a bit like a roadkill snowman but he makes me laugh and here he is:


Lol!!! see what I mean?

This has been the past few weeks of my hectic life. There has been ups, downs, good times, bad times, happy times, sad times and creative times. This is my life and I wouldn't change a thing. Happy 2013 my lovelies - I hope everyone enjoys this year no matter what is happening in your life xxxxxx