Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pea & Roasted Garlic Soup....Yum Yum & Wedgewood

From GoodToKnow Recipes magazine Feb 2010. Here.

Do you like the bowl? It's Wedgewood Pennine Oven to Table. I thrifted 5 of them and a dinner plate for a couple of pounds. My mother in law has the dinner set so I buy them whenever I see them. I'm making good use of them until I see her next! Love the way the green looks against the brown.

Printers Tray

I've always wanted one of these antique printer's trays and now that my son has started collecting all sorts of fossils, rocks, pine cones, etc during our travels, I have the perfect excuse! It arrived early this morning from The Old Printing Shop of London and I'm thrilled to bits. The Big Ben stamp is from there too.
I love that all these beautiful little items for display come straight from nature...the best designer of all. I'm tempted to fill it up with all my bits and bobs but I've refrained as I'd like the kids to be part of the process so that when they look at it they see all the places they've been and the fun times we've had.
Pitty the photo is so dark but the weather here is grey and wet...can't complain though as it's been so lovely for the past couple of weeks.

Made in France

Well, I didn't win anything but I'm still a winner because during my hours of browsing I discovered this book - Made in France - cross stitch and embroidery in red, white and blue. I don't remember the blog I saw it on...sorry...but thankyou! It arrived yesterday and I love it! Only problem is deciding what to do first. I made a start on this lovely cross stitch peacock feather last night and I'm on the hunt for some more linen so I can keep stitching.

BTW, I buy my books through the Book Depository - they seem to be cheaper than elsewhere and they have free delivery. They include these great bookmarks designed by customers...I've got quite a little collection going.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

So Many Giveaways!!!

I'm addicted. I can't help myself. I've spent the last few days exploring blogs from all over the world via the Sew Mama Sew giveaways. I've entered so many that my hands are sore from typing but I've loved losing myself in all these wonderful blogs. My reader is really huge now! I hope I am lucky enough to win somthing but I've enjoyed the ride so much that it doesn't matter if I don't. It's given me the motivation I need to make the time to get creating again.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Not hiding...travelling.

Oh it's been too long! I'm not hiding from blogging. Just not getting around to it. I spend so much time in my reader...which is now somewhat overloaded, that I never get to writing any posts myself. I must be honest and say I do enjoy browsing much more than typing....

Anyway, creativity has been somewhat lacking in my life but it's been replaced with lots of travelling so I'm feeling full of inspiration and ideas but just have to make the time to put it all to good use.

Travelling...where, well France, Italy and Germany....with our 18mth old girl and 4 yr old boy! Challenging...yes, but so much fun too.
My best tip for travelling with young kids....plan, plan plan....and take food everywhere you go!