Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Yesterday was my husband's birthday. At 0628 our daughter climbed into our bed, followed soon after by her brother. After a little bit of whispered direction from me, they wished their father a happy birthday and began to sing to him. We might have preferred another half an hour of sleep, but their sweet duet was certainly worth the early start.

The birthday celebrations begin in earnest. The gifts were piled up and the house decorated. The fabric gift bags I made at Christmas got another outing, along with the bunting a friend made a year or so back.....

The birthday cake was a joint effort. I did most of the measuring and baking, but the little people licked their fingers and decorated the cake as only preschoolers can - with originality and wonkiness.

Happy birthday my love. xx

Friday, 20 April 2012

Rainbows and broad smiles

Last night I had a text message. It was from an old friend; it was a birth announcement - a new baby girl has joined their family. I didn't know that they were expecting another baby, and I cried with joy for them, and smiled a big, big smile. 

This new baby has a bouncing big sister (now nearly 4!) and a baby brother too: dear wee Elias, who passed away after only 4 short weeks on this earth.  Welcome to you little one: a rainbow for your mama and papa. I wish you all much peace and happiness as you get to know each other.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Winging it...

Elsie marley has got her kids clothes make week again next week. Not sure I can manage it, but I like the idea, and have got things going just now by cutting out some new trousers for the bean.

As you can see they are being upcycled from a pair of moleskins which his dad has just put in the 'to go' bag.

Not much left over once I'd finished cutting!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Wiggle it....

Too much going on here for blogging (maybe I'll tell you about it all sometime) .... But the hooking still appeals, and when a moment presents itself, this is what I'm doing: wiggling in blue....