Friday, 23 April 2010

this moment

a beautiful idea from 'soulemama' blog, just an image to capture a moment from the week with no words

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

the owl and the pussycat purse

A little bit of sewing. All the talk of Alice in Wonderland has got us interested in nonsense rhymes and so we rediscovered Edward Lear and although the boat is not a beautiful pea green I'm sure the owl and the pussycat would not mind too much.

Friday, 16 April 2010

getting back into the swing

A little bit of sewing, Annis is at the sewing machine making a skirt for a rag doll I've made for her. I love her sewing machine (possibly more than my own)it's so simple and produces a really strong stitch, I never seem to need to mess with tension or anything else really (unlike mine!)
And biking weather is here again... but although it looks sunny it was actually freezing because of the wind, so we lasted about half an hour on the beach.
just long enough to show off some interestingly funky dressing, boys surf shorts and over the knee socks! She is very much her own person.

and the beach, who would know it was soooooo cold!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

It took this long to eat all the chocolate

I'd like to say we had a gentle non commercial Easter, celebrating the start of spring, giving and receiving seeds rather than over packaged chocolate eggs but when it comes down to it it's all about the chocolate!
we did go up to Lincolnshire to stay with grandparents so the Easter egg hunt took place in a big beautiful garden (which we don't have) with cousins, so there was quite a bit of spring taken in, you can't help but notice things growing if some of your eggs are hidden in the greenhouse or under treesI am too ashamed to show the towers of eggs that the children created (notice towers plural! they were too short to create one tower of eggs) So I'll show the sweet Thorntons eggs instead!
And since Easter? Well, we've been eating chocolate. It takes a long time to get through four towers of eggs as tall as four children!