New Garden!!

So how do you get from a mess like this, or more to the point how do you get INTO a mess like this lol, well you have a shed, you abandon said shed, you then leave it till it implodes , you then decide to get rid of said shed….with a chain saw, mmmmmm so you chop it in half with a chain saw and then decide that is not going to work….in the end you have to get a a skip and remove said shed bit by bit…………..

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and then you can turn it into this………with a bit of turf

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still have to paint the shed and relay the brick patio, out of shot the hole in the bike shed needs covering and the side of the bike shed repairing but I am very happy with my new space outside the cabin, so next year it should all be done and lovely, easier to pretty up a little space than a big one !!

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Bob pretending to be a plant so I don’t notice he is in the forbidden garden, (he can still climb through the fence….. not for much longer !!!

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loving this space and cant wait to pretty it up a bit


Together day

Thursday was works together day, a day to bring our 3 sites together and to get to know each other, so we had photos, this is us practicing our dept group photo, I will show the official one later when I get it, great fun messing around with this.

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we then had fish and chips served to us for lunch…..they were good !!!

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It’s your Birthday

Mia’s 4th Birthday party

4 years old, where does the time go?

with a lovely party to celebrate, the weather held out and  was lovely, so lots of face painting, bouncy castle, party games  food and birthday cake

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Festival of quilts………….

What a fab day, must have walked a few miles, pity Polly forgot her pedometer, we are members of the FB group uk quilters and they had all decided to wear red white and blue ribbons to recognise each other so we could say hi, Polly and I decided to go a little further with it and bought cowboy hats lol,

well it did the trick and we had plenty of people stopping us to say hi, and lots of comments all day asking what the hats were for, and very handy for waving in the air when you have lost Polly’s mum and daughter lol

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don’t we look a right pair lol this is us setting off for the NEC, with Rebecca and a photo bomb !!

Oh My Word, with 1800 quilts on display we had no chance in seeing them all and managing some shopping but the quilts we did get to look at were amazing, A MAZ ING,  the time that had gone into those quilts, and the patience for that matter!! I take my hat off to them….ha ha….no I really do.

 people keep telling me I should enter something….maybe ….one day!

we did manage a bit of shopping and here is my little haul , doesn’t look that much for the money spent lol

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anyway it will keep me busy for a while.

next year we have decided to make a weekend of it so we can see all the quilts, shop at our leisure and maybe include a workshop or two.

Back in Time………….scrapbook

I have been neglecting my scrapbooking lately, well I have been neglecting all of my crafting lately to be quite truthful, not for any one reason, just too busy with life and busy with work but today I managed to have the day off and retreat into my cabin, I was going to carry on with my snap book but I seam to be missing some photos , sure I had them printed but couldn’t find them, maybe I didn’t !! wouldn’t be surprised lol

so instead I did a 12×12 layout I had wanted to do for a while, the pic is of us girls from work when we dressed up steampunk style, we had great fun

the colours are a bit muted in this picture,it is brighter IRL.

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What a Gorgeous Day

Wow today the weather was back to gorgeous summer weather, it really cheered me up and I got a bit done too, some washing, some HW, crafty bits and some garden bits too (I will show the garden bits separately as I have picture to show about that too)

my crafty space is down the garden, my fab craft cabin, full to bursting with all my scrapping stash and also my quilting stash, (not long before I will be needing an extension…SSSsshhhhh)2015-08-02 12.34.05-1

off down the garden I went and within 5 minutes of opening this happens…..Lola was in, she loves this place, so my companion in……music on, a bit of QUEEN and some MEATLOAF,

sure the neighbours loved my singing……….NOT !!

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now I really must catch up with my simple stories monthly album, today I started APRIL,

I know we are now in AUGUST……….I will catch up…..I WILL !!

so with a break to go off and buy a picnic bench for the garden,

then back to it, these are todays offerings……

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doesn’t look much but there were many interruptions,

then it was time to come in……Lola was still in the same position she had been in all day and was not happy when I carried her out, if looks could kill !!

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