HELLO lovely people :o)
How are you?
Oooo, it's lovely to be back :o)
I've had a really lovely break, and I'm pleased I backed off for a little while. It made me realise just how much of my time is spent on the computer, and how little is spent creating and 'home loving' !
Anyway, i'm hoping that I've learnt enough to make things a bit more even now.
It was my youngest daughters 13th Birthday a couple of weeks back, and I was lucky enough to be a winner (yes ME!!) of some tickets to the pre-launch of the Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour.
So on her Birthday we whizzed up the M3 and M25 (motorway roads in case you're wondering:o)
to Levenden where they filmed parts of the Harry Potter films...
The model castle was magnificent. Shame about my crappy photography really, otherwise you would be able to see it better :o)
Obviously we had to have a glass of Butter Beer (no alchohol) which I have to say was delicious! I shall be trying to replicate this during the summer months as I can still taste it now..Mmmmm
There was loads to see and do, even though it hadn't yet opened 'proper' to the public. We won tickets to go on 17th March, and it didn't officially open until 31st March.
I'd say it's a brilliant attraction to any Harry Potter fan, and my eldest daughter and husband aren't 'into' Harry at all, but they really enjoyed it too.
Just one thing to remember if you do go though. I know generally the souvenir shops at places are expensive, but the one at the studios was extortionate in my opinion. It was really expensive as things go, so just be ready to take your credit card, cos' you'll need it!
The garden has been popping out all over the place. My forsythia bush has been flowering since before Christmas (which at the time I have to admit had me a bit worried as to what would happen to it in the spring), but now it looks divine!
And we have frothy blossom everywhere, although i'm still waiting for my apple blossom :o)
And I've been getting on really well with my makes.
I'll be opening my Litte tiny stitches Etsy store again today or tomorrow, so it'll be good to pop my new makes in there :o)
All sorts of patchwork has been happening here,
which has been making me happy.
And I see that this super lady has had a gorgeous patchwork quilt made by one of her customers from the fabrics from her Etsy store which sells the most fantastic vintage, soft and cosy fabrics.
And I see this super lady is making the most gorgeous patchwork quilt too! And as well as that, she does the most fantastic crazy patch blocks which are to die for!!
Just pop over and have a look at these two lovely, brilliant people. I admire them both tremendously :o)
Well, that's it for me today lovely bloggers.
Pop back in a few days, as I'm gonna introduce you to my 'thrift store'.
Happy happy week to you all.
Take care now,
Love Donna xx