Wednesday, 25 April 2012

~ Bunting & Football ~

How cold and wet is it in the North East today,just the right weather to stay in and be cosy.
Unfortunately I couldn't stay in all day like I WANTED as there where children to take to school and shopping to buy,and not forgetting to support my daughters football team but I did manage to do a little bit of craftiness. 
I made this little mini bunting garland,It was so easy to make ,I have a feeling I might be making a few more of these.The bunting was made with pretty pink paper from my stash,and some garden string

Hope the weather is better were you are,as for me I'm just beginning to thaw out and dry out ,after spending two hours  on the side lines of a very cold wet school field

Of course my flowers had to match !!

My little footballer ...Well done xxxxxx
                                  XX Manda XX.

Friday, 20 April 2012

~ Suprise Award ~

I just had to tell you about the lovely suprise I had yesterday!!!
I received a really lovely E-mail from the Editor of Craft Corner's which is part of's blogging network,to say that they had come across my blog and that I was the editor's choice, how cool is that
I'd just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Banypaul Beitsayad for such a lovely award,and for the help with the button It's nice to know that there's people out there in the Blogisphere  :)  THANK YOU ,THANK YOU.
                                                             XX Manda XX

Sunday, 8 April 2012

~ Easter Weekend ~

I Hope everybody is having a great weekend, did the Easter Bunny arrive in your house today ???
I have very quite children at the moment,they re scoffing copious amounts of chocolate whilst watching Harry Potter on the telly .......we never tire of Harry.
The hubby has just finished the mountain of washing up,after our Easter lunch,we had a lovely pork roast with apple and apricot stuffing,I never buy lamb,I used to live in a small country village,and in the farmer's field at the end of our garden lived all the sheep and baby lambs,and I never got over the noises the mammy sheep made when the lamb's went to market,I'm not judging any body that likes lamb,It's just my personal thing,pigs might do the same thing ,only I never heard them .......Ohhhhh ,I'm beginning to tie myself in knot's now with my rambling.!

On Friday we took the kids to two Castles yes two!! ,we are lucky enough to live a small drive away from a number of English Heritage sites,we went to Barnard castle first and then Richmond Castle a few hrs later ,we had a fantastic day ,Richmond Castle were hosting an egg hunt,so the kids had a great time hunting around the old ruins
Now It is myyy time to just sit and relax,what do you think??,hope you are relaxing too xx


Barnard castle

View from the top of Richmond Castle

View of Richmond

Cornflake and choccy bird nest's

                                  HAPPY EASTER

Thursday, 5 April 2012

~ Girls Room ~

Tilda Cat,and a jar of fabric strawberries I made for the girls
Thought I would just show you a little bit of what Ive been up to lately.
My girls decided they would like a bit of a change in their bedroom, I had mentioned I was thinking of doing a spot of decorating.
Well !!! It didn't take long for them,to start springing forth with ideas,and asking ''can we make a mood board ???''(I wonder who's mentioned mood board's before )
Of course we took a quick look at pinterest first (Good source for Idea's)  and then then looked at what we already had,I'd kept a bag from Joules,because it was so pretty,so that was the start of deciding the colours
The girls love there new room ,but Ive yet to finish a little patchwork/quilted cushion,,Isn't that always the way ,I have made it all by hand,with new and vintage fabric,It'll fit nicely in the room ,when It,s finished???
As for the wardrobe doors,I'd seen a few wall's papered in a patchwork style with different wallpaper on pinterest ,so that was the inspiration for the built in doors ,they where just painted plain before
A great and thrifty Idea,as it didn't cost anything for our wallpaper samples

 Lovely hand drill there !! ( remove tools in future )

Also the little bird cage that's hanging from the ceiling,was a charity shop find ...It had my name on
it !!! just what I was looking for
I love the bunting ,we bought that in Whitby at Alfie loves Ava ,a lovely shop that Ive mentioned before.
The room is nearly finished,I just have to paint the pine furniture white as I think It'll look so much nicer and tadahhh the transformation will be COMPLETE and not forgetting two very happy daughter's

~This so applies to me ~

~This so applies to me ~

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