Thursday, 10 April 2014

Jam, picnics and cake, frogs to kiss, and a busy life...!

Ready for a catchup?! Here's what I've been up to of late...

 I made jam - plum jam, to be specific. I love plum jam, especially in PB & J's!

 The weather has been, at times, glorious! This was an amazing picnic we had as a house, with cake and biscuits and sunshine...!

 I made this cake for my housemate's birthday. It's a classic victoria sponge, with whipped cream and jam in the middle... mmmmn! Nothing quite beats a cake like that for the sunny weather!

 And I spent a weekend in Sherwood Forest, chilling out. I saw lots of these little guys, and rescued a few from the middle of roads so that they wouldn't get trodden on.

Other than that, I've spent a lot of time doing work for Nanny College. We have had many deadlines, and lots of preparations to make ready for job hunting in a couple of months. I handed in my last piece of work on Monday, and have been catching up on sleep ever since! I almost don't know what to do with myself now that I have some time off. But only almost! I'm headed back to my parents' in two days for a week or so, so I have to pack, and clean my bedroom here in Bath. I also have to clean the kitchen, as it's my job on the rota this week. I also want to do a little sewing - not much, but I want to make a block tonight! We'll see though. Tomorrow I'm meeting a friend for coffee - how I've missed my Niminy Cricket! I can't wait to see her tomorrow morning. And in the afternoon I'm visiting another friend. so I don't have much time left before I'm headed back to Manchester to do the cleaning needed... Who wanted a quiet life, anyway?!

I also received my bridesmaid dress for my best friend's wedding, so at some point I will post photos of it - once it's properly fitted to me, anyway!

Speak again soon.

Love love xx

Thursday, 6 March 2014

A lot's happened round here...

But the main thing, which I'm going to show you right now, is that I finished making a baby mobile! No, it's not for me, or anyone I know, no babies happening anywhere near me at the moment. It's for nanny college, for Creative Skills. That's right, we will even make a mobile for your child! I kept mine under wraps for a long time, because I didn't want anyone to see it before it was complete. But now it is complete, and first thing tomorrow morning it will be handed in. So now is the time! Without further ado:

 What do you think?! I'm pretty chuffed with it, even if I do say so myself! So much effort went into it, and I've been itching to post photos of it for so long, but I hadn't finished evaluating it, and everyone else was still making their own mobiles, and... well, anyway, it's done and there and I'm very pleased!

Do you like the webbing?

And... it turns into a dream-catcher:

That way, a child can enjoy it even when they're older!

I'm especially fond of the butterfly in the middle for some reason...

Lots of other things have happened round here. But I expect I shall tell you about them another time! For now, my aim is to go and find some sleep! But I shall try to post at least twice a week through Lent - and hopefully beyond!

Love love xx
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