Monday, 30 April 2012

Making Me Happy Monday


So I dont know about where you live but where I am it has been raining non-stop for 4 days and not just drizzle or light rain, no. Full on storms wind etc. But this morning the sun had made its way through the clouds and it was pretty warm and everything was lovely!
With that in mind here is whats been making me happy:

Crocheting my little heart out:
I've had a lazy few days and its so easy to do one or two granny squares while watching TV!

These guys:

Cute & fluffy. Whats not to love?!

Taking the guys out with the Boyfriend and seeing all the pretty wild flowers:

Seeing out not so wild orchid flower again and remembering how pretty it is:
Taking a lazy stroll through a market and buying actual Pastel de nata from a Portuguese stall:
So yummy!!!

Whats been making you happy?


Sunday, 29 April 2012

The Blanket.


As you might have seen from one of my previous posts, I have ventured into the world of crochet and have been working on some granny squares.

I got off to a good start and made 4 in 2 days.
Then I calculated how many I would need for a big blanket.
That number, ladies and gentlemen, was 180. Yup. 180 granny squares.
Its safe to say that I was put off for a while at the thought of making 180 pink and white granny squares. Then I told myself to get over it and just make one or two when I have the time, put them together, and then just see how big you really need it.

Here is my progress so far:
I am enjoying the pink and white but have thought about mixing it up and throwing some other colour combos in there.

What do you think?
Have you made a granny square blanket before? How did it turn out?


p.s I have also joined the Meet Me At Mikes Granny a Day to keep me motivated!
See the update here!!!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Super Quick Jewellery Fix!


Mum and I went to a bead shop yesterday and we picked up a few things for earring making and such but while looking at the bigger beads I thought one of them would be better as a ring so I bought a ring back.
When I got home I set up the glue gun and minutes later it was done:

Have a fab weekend!!!


Friday, 20 April 2012

Folksy Friday.


I was a bit stuck about what to choose for this weeks Folksy Friday so, after a bit of thinking, I remembered that we Spring cleaned the WHOLE house last weekend so this weeks choice is all around organisation:

Bird Box Jewellery Box.
I love this piece and I really think it could be used for things other than jewellery. Maybe in the porch as a bit of a catch-all for keys and all those bits that get thrown down when you get in?

This could be great for a couple of places in the house but Im especially thinking in an entranceway or at the foot of a bed to store all your extra bedding in the top and little bits and pieces in the baskets.

Magazine Holder
Why not use this to store magazines, letters, random bits of paper that always seem to float around the house but you cant seem to throw away?

Lost Sock Sack
If you are like us then you will always pull an odd number of socks out of the washing machine! This would be great as you can just dump the odd sock in there and then sort them out later!

Carrier Bag Holder
We actually have one like this at home and its brilliant! We used to just put our carriers on a hook or something on the back of the door but that made it look so cluttered and nasty but this has made it a lot neater. Just put the carrier bags in through the top and pull them out at the bottom when needed!

Have a fantastic weekend!!


Thursday, 19 April 2012

English Afternoon.


So I had a moment of madness the other day. We were watching T.V when the new  Marks & Spencers advert came on where they are all having fun at a garden party when I turned to the boyfriend and said "I would love to have a garden party, it would be so cute for the Jubilee weekend!". Now normally he turns round and reminds me of the practical reasons why we can't do something. Not this time. "That would be great, I'll start inviting people".


Luckily the party isnt until May time so I have some time to think of what we need to get/make/do but heres a snapshot of whats got me inspired:

That last one is a picture of British food that Victoria Beckham made!

Essentially I just want lots of British food like sausage rolls, pork pies, strawberries and cream, lots of bunting and some kind of lighting for once it gets dark!

Have you started thinking about your Jubilee plans?


Wednesday, 18 April 2012



I thought it was about time for a Pupdate! Oscar is now 5 months old, very energetic and loves having his photo taken:

He is now a lot bigger than his stepbrother:
But more than anything he loves cuddles and playing!

Training wise hes getting better on the lead, sits and waits on command, returns when called, drops toys into our hands and catches things in the air.

Hes lush.

Thats your pupdate!


Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Hi there!

I haven't been away on purpose, just been busy with the outside world - house stuff, job stuff etc but I think everything should quieten down now (YAY!).

Did you have a great Easter? We ate too much and just hung out with family for a bit which was lovely.

I did get a little time to do some crafting and decided to make some cute rabbits for Easter!

They were so easy to make and they look so cute! I ended up using them as my first items on Folksy as I really thought they were lovely. No-ones bought them yet but that doesnt bother me as it means I get to keep them for a little longer!

I've also been making a few granny squares but kind of lost motivation when I realised how many I would need to make a decent sized blanket!

What have you been up to latley?