Sunday, 27 March 2011

Happy Sunday morning lovely bloggy people :0) PHOTOS ADDED!

How are you this bright and sunny Sunday morning?

(Well, i hope it's bright and sunny where you are :0)
My migraines gone .YAY. and when it's gone I always feel refreshed -maybe cos' I felt so bad during it  ;0)


Yesterday the children and I went to a local (ish) country park in the afternoon. I wanted to go to the Art exhibition that's running there at the moment, and we also had to meet my husband there as he was running there from home (about 24 km)!

Unfortunately the Art exhibition was closed, so the girls and I had a mooch round the gardens (we'd dropped my son off at a birthday sleep over)..

The flowers -mainly camelia's -were spectacular!
Don't worry, I won't be showing tons below, but I will be showing a few, and I'll show the rest at the end of each blog post in the coming weeks. Cos' I wouldn't want you to miss out now would I ;o)

I've never actually seen yellow camelias, and these were such a gorgeous pale lemon curd colour, you could almost taste them ;)

An overladen azalea bush..

And just look at this magnificent magnolia!

My girls couldn't wait to get to it as the petals were falling, and they love standing under softly falling blossom. D'you remember doing that as a child? I do...

I thought this trough was a bit "un pc" I'm surprised the local council (who run the gardens) still had it about with the way some people are. But I thought it was charming and will look fabulous when in bloom :0)


I'm still adding things from my fair to my Etsy shop. I'm planning another fair in April, just waiting for the information to come through.

I love this pin cushion egg cup....that'll be in my Etsy shop too.

Well, that's it today folks (no trouble with blogger this morning either)

Have you remembered to put your clocks forward?  :0)

Oh, and before I go, you've got to pop over here and look at the explanaition of a new word that I think should definately be in the dictionary!!

Have a lovely week everyone.

Take care,
Love Donna xxxx

FOOTY NOTE :  After boasting I had no trouble with blogger this morning, I've gone half the day with no photos on my post as for some reason they wouldn't publish ! lol

Hope you can see 'em now!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Evening all :0)

Well hello lovely people.
Hope this post finds you all happy and well.

I've found some lovely new blogs this week, and I see I've got some lovely new followers too, so Hello to you all as well :0)
I've had a very busy week this week (maybe I should have kept BizzyDays as my blog title lol), and I was had a very stressful day yesterday which was so bad it brought on another bloomig migraine Gggrrr...I hate migraines, they are just so debilitating! It's just in it's final stages at the moment, so hopefully it'll go tomorrow :0) 

Well, I've eventually got my secret PIF's ready and waiting to send off, just one or two more things to get, -sorry lovely pif people, I know I should have it ready by now, but time ran away from me ...-

I've been and ordered my new pair of reading/close work glasses, these are my first ever glasses, and it's taken me since October 2009 to go and get the prescription made up! Trouble is, i think my eyes have got worse since then when I get them tested again this October, I know I'll need some stronger ones..why didn't I just get 'em done in the first place?

I've been listing my new brooches on Etsy too..

They've got some really cute vintage buttons in the middle.

I've also got some new vintage fabrics from the CS.

I'm thinking of making some sort of cute toys, but the trouble is, I just keep making again, and not finishing and listing!

My hubby's amazed I got several brooches finished and am in the process of listing them at the moment:0)

Isn't the weather gorgeous in the UK at the moment?
We were out and about at the weekend enjoying the sunshine.

This is my youngest two cycling off up the path.

We followed the stream along the track..It looked a lot prettier when we were there!

Here's our new family members Honey and Nibbles having a little sleep in one of their tubes..Aaaawwww

Well, I'm off now, you all have a great weekend.

Take care,
Love Donna x

Friday, 18 March 2011

Total photo overload ! :0) and new family members :0)

 Well, Good evening lovely people :0)

How are you all this dreary Friday?  Hope all is fine and dandy in your world :o)

Now, you must all know by now about the little squabbles I keep having with blogger. So this week, I've tried to beat him at his own game, and nearly every spare moment I've had, I've been trying to upload photos onto a blog post..( when you eventually get to the end of this post, you're going to think that I have an enormous amount of 'spare moments' in my life lol :)

So, this post is chock full of photos that I've been wanting to show you, but blogger hasn't let me. They're nothing important at all, and if you want to stop reading/looking now, you won't be missing much. Or on the other hand, if you want to carry on and have a nose, I suggest you nip and get a nice cup 'o tea now :0)

In my last blog posts, I've had a bit of a whine at the lack of flowers in this new garden. Well, we got up on Tuesday morning (which was beautifully bright and sunny here,) to be greeted by a whole tree full of beautiful pink blossom :0)

Next up are the continued photos of my very unsuccessful fair :)
The lady below did knitting, and she made some gorgeous hats...

And she also knitted childrens shrugs and lovely handbags...I have to say they were the nicest knitted handbags and shrugs I have ever seen. The attention to detail was second to none...

I can't remember if I showed you this jewellery and bag stall...
Next up, was the handmade card lady..

And this lovely lady had driven about 35-40 miles to get to the fair and not sell anything!.....

Goodness, I'm glad my youngest daughter didn't come to the fair, she would have wanted all these sock monkeys. The lady made them herself, and she didn't sell any either :(

And lastly, I totally resisted temptation.....

Now, here's the other photos of the rag crochet bag I finished at the begining of the week...

And this photo of it...see that big, hhuuuggeee box my bag is sitting on (notice the crocheted scarf  that I'm currently working on poking out :0) I always seem to have one of these on the go at the moment)  well, I'm not allowed to see in that box...OOoooooo, how exciting....It came on Tueday, my hubby had ordered it, and it's my BIRTHDAY present.... I couldn't believe it! (It's not my birthday till May) What d'you reckon's in it? Well, I know what I would have liked , but I didn't think (well, I know we don't) have the funds available for that at the moment, so I was so surprised when this arrived, and now I feel like a little kid, just wanting to get in that box ! lol   And, it's kinda the size for what I would have liked too...Ooooo.. lol
Still, you'll just have to wait the same as I have to :0)

Next up is the little Plum Tomatoe seeds I planted. I planted them five days ago -just before this piccy-, and this morning they were up already..yummy :0)

This is one of the triangles (do the triangles have an actual name in their own right?) of my youngest daughters birthday bunting...

This is another made from one of her favourite tops from when she was younger :0)

And this is the whole set of bunting.. The other fabric is what Clara kindly sent me with the PIF that I won from her a while ago. My youngest adored this piece of fabric, so I saved it to make something for her :0)
I was going to put her name on the bunting, but i'll have to do that at a later date as I ran out of time :0)

This pot holder has been newly made, but not by me...

I found it just waiting on the shelf for me at my local Charity Shop (CS) for 50p. I just had to buy it and love it :)

I got these there too for £2.00.  I've already got one, but I thought the girls might like to try Knifty Knitting too :0)
I adore the pomander that I got a few weeks back. It's the first one that I've found out and about in the charity shops. I love them. I fell in love with them at the handmade and vintage fair that I went to last year. One of the sellars had a huge box full of them, and the all the colours and little floral decorations were divine...
Then I found one of my own :0)
It's funny, but the first rubber stamp I ever bought (they were very expensive all those years ago...) was a little tiny sweet violet....and this pomander just reminded me of it :0)

This is a lovely little Crown Devon vase that I spied in the CS for 50p

Now next up, get ready for the Aaaahh factor......

These are the newest members of our family....

Two little cute Dwarf Roborovski hamsters called Nibbles and Honey. They are only about 6cm-8cm long, and they are so tiny and cute ..(yes, the pictures above are both of them!)
We eventually gave in to wanting/pester power to our youngest daughter (it was her twelth birthday yesterday ) and bought her these two cuties. She's wanted a pet since she was about five. The other two haven't been that bothered about pets, but she's kept on, so I hope it's not just a phase :)

At birthday time and Christmas, (and any other special occasions) we have 'buffet' to eat in our house. It's our kinda tradition. I spend the day in the kitchen (or the day before) and then we have all the old fashioned things like vol-u-vents, cheese and pineapple, mini sausages (veggie of course) posh (just for Jennie :0)
triangle sandwiches (we call them posh, cos' for some reason I always cut our sarnies into squares) and salads, and crisps and cold pizza...well, you get the picture...(or you will if you scroll down :0)

Oh, this cake caused me grief I can tell ya!   (but that's another story ;0)

This is a picture of our Wollemi Pine. It's my favorite green tree, and we've had it since it was little. It comes from Australia, and was recently discovered (a few years back) as a new species.
These are the lovely red shoots of the peony bush that was here when we moved in...looking hopeful :0)

And that's it...
YOOOOHOOOO.....wakey, wakey....
You can wake up now :0)

Well, I hope I didn't bore you too much.

I'll be back on Monday to see how many of you want to do the Pay it Forward so far it's just two of you, but if any more want to join in, it's not big items that you have to gift out, just spreading abit of happiness, that's all :0)

So don't forget to enter on my last post  (or this one, just say you'd like to enter.)

Now you all take care, have a good weekend, enjoy the sunshine (hopefully) and take it easy :0)

Love Donna xxx