capital summertime ball

A couple of weekends ago I took Holly to her first concert, and it was also the first time we had been to wembley stadium. Its was an amazing day, with 6 and a half hours of great acts, including my favourite (pitbull) and Holly's favourite (The Wanted). Definitely a day to remember.

Cheryl cole



The Wanted

weekend away

last weekend we went to visit my mum and dad. Although the weather was far from summery we had a wonderful time and did make it to the beach. We might not have been in our swimming costumes but we did manage a long walk and lunch on the rocks. We also went on a steam train and visited an otter sanctuary, this one loved swimming about under the water!
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buns and votes

Last minute cakes for the jubilee picnic at school were the order of the day when we got home last night, and we went a bit crazy with the red, white and blue icing. They certainly went down a treat though, even if they didn't look particularly neat and tidy!
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On a different note, have you taken a look at the pinterest board for the umbrella prints competition? Repins count towards a peoples choice winner being chosen, so whether you vote for my entry or another, or more than one, it is definitely worth a look at all the lovely things that have been created.
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Umbrella prints trimmings competition 2012

My entry is finished!!

After looking at the collection of trimmings I was sent for a l-o-n-g time, and then spending more time thinking and pondering, I decided to go with something a bit different. When I ordered my trimmings pack I had assumed that I would sew something. But as I read through the rules and information one line stuck in my head – ‘we never said you had to sew anything x”

So I didn’t! I got out my waterslide decal paper and scanned all my trimmings into the computer to create a set of decals. One plain white cake stand and mug later, these are my results.

This is the set of trimmings I used, with their special competition label.

The competition deadline is 31 may, I can’t wait to see what everyone else came up with
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early morning

A lovely sunny early morning in the garden today, before it got too hot! Can you see the bee? They were very busy today, unlike me.
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here's to friday

It's been a bit of a tough week this week, so tonight I spent a little while looking at some of my newest fabric and tried to decide what to make next. I think the first is destined to become a top, (it's hard to photograph but the pattern is a little bit iridescent) and the second a summery dress, I think I will be pondering for a little while longer yet...
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Well hopefully it is just around the corner, or some sunshine at least! But if not, you can have a little bit of summer on your bag or holding your keys, with this next new colour-way of leaf keyring/bag charm. Find it here
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