Lined Tote bag

Hi Everyone

Where has this week gone?! I have been super busy but a good sort of busy, another first (I know there are loads on this blog of mine!) was the lined tote bag I completed last week

Summer is here
Summer is here
Lined!
Lined!
a corner
a corner

summer tote

I was so chuffed with the results I have given it away, this may not seem like much but normally when I make something I always feel like it is not good enough but not this time 🙂

Hope you enjoy it mum.

Talking of my mum it is her Birthday tomorrow so watch out for some baking pictures in the next post.

Birthday cake anyone?

My son turned three a couple of weeks ago and all he had asked for was cake, so that is exactly what he got (as well as a few presents, I wanted him to have something to open after all!)

ohhh argh
ohhh argh

I was lucky enough to have help from my nieces otherwise it would have looked a complete mess, lets just say cake decorating is not my forte.

But he loved it anyway especially the treasure chest filled with sweets

There be treasure
There be treasure

Our holiday in Scotland was just what we all needed with plenty of fresh air and lots of family time

a little walk
a little walk
refreshing views
refreshing views

I did complete a couple of projects and even managed to start a few more but I leave you today with my favourite moment of the holiday

My son had a party a couple of days before his Birthday so on the day when he woke up I asked him:

“Do you know what day it is son?”

“No Mummy”

“Well today is your Birthday!”

“Oh not again!”

“But you get presents and more cake”

“No I don’t want it”!

Oh dear, sooo not his mothers son, if someone had told me there was more cake and presents I would be jumping out of that bed as quickly as possible 🙂

Christmas crafting

I had been hoping for a more home made christmas this year, I had big plans of handmade candles for gifts, gingerbread biscuits, christmas stockings, tree decorations and printed christmas wrapping paper all made by my fair hands but then the real world took over.

The whole house has been ill each taking our turns over the last two weeks to have the flu and in the midst of all this my son turned 2! I can not believe he is two already but on the other hand it feels like he has been around a lot longer then just two years.

So what have I managed to do?

4 stockings, I still have one to go and two loops to put on but I am almost there I can see the finish line now.

Christmas stockings 2012

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I have also finished the christmas tree decorations I started with my son, but I am a bit disappointed that I didn’t have time to jazz them up a bit more with glitter.

christmas tree decorations 2012I have to apologise for the poor quality of the picture, no matter what angle I took the picture from the ornament came out looking like a blinding disc of shininess.

I am hoping to do the gingerbread men soon, so I may still get that done before christmas but everything else is just going to have to go on hold.

Did I mention I started knitting a scarf for my mum for christmas three years ago and she only got it this year? I am currently knitting a scarf for my son, I wonder what age he will be by the time he gets it?