Thursday, April 19, 2007

Little baby James is now nearly three weeks old but we held on to the present so that we could give it to Jo in person. My Auntie Jan (Jo's Mum) had told me in advance that Jo was decoration the nursery with the Next baby bedding that had the animals on it in the lime green and yellow gingham, so I dove into my Next Catalogue and used their images as a starting point for Jo's present. I did a tin last year for my friend Hilary when her little boy Corey was born and she seemed to quite like it. My Mum filled the tin with the most gorgeous baby gros, teddy, bib and socks. I think Jo liked it, I certainly have fun making these tins as each one is so different.

A Little Zebra

A Friendly Roaring Lion

A Cheeky Giraffe

and A Stripey Blue Elephant

All tins can be made to order for special occassions but because of the labour time and materials costs there are not cheap . Please email me for a quote.

Granny celebrated her 93rd Birthday yesterday. I had everyone around at mine to give her a surprise - ish party. We had told her we were having a tea party to celebrate her birthday but didn't tell her that her 6 great grandchildren would be there including the newest addition James Francis Price who will be three weeks old on Friday. She had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed all the attention. The kids all get on so well. Jack and Emma are so fantastic with my three, I think Maddie is secretly in love with Jack as she didn't let him out of her sight for a minute. Euan, Ellie and Maddie made Great Granny a heart cupcake cake stand with their own little hands.

Little James is absolutely gorgeous and I think Sharon and I could have got quite broody if we had wanted to but reality struck and I remembered how much work they are and that it is now a medical impossibility for J and I to have anymore - phewwww said my Mum I can't cope with any more!!
Well straight after the party the kitchen had to be cleared so that the flooring guys could come in this morning and start to lay the slate floor in the kitchen. I can't tell you how thankful I am that this is finally going ahead. Not only did the concrete look unsightly but it means were are one step closer to getting things straight in this house. AAAHUMMMMMM did I just say get things straight sorry I meant finish something of the massive to do list I have. Right best go I am off on a Mother's Night Out to the Priory in Tetbury tonight which will be lovely. J doesn't look to amused that he will have to cook his own tea and bath the children but hey!!


The Children had a lovely surprise from Granny and Grandad the other week they sent the children and early easter card with some easter money in it. It was burning a whole in their pockets and Euan had already worked out what he wanted to spend his pennies on. The photos show their ill gotten gains. I must admit that it has kept them quiet for the whole afternoon. Euan is majorily into his planes at the moment and we are getting quite a display now. Miss Ellie got herself some rather jazzy glasses for the summer posing and Miss Maddie has some more Barbie bits.

Yes sorry folks it has been a while again since I have blogged. I seem to have my wheels spinning but not getting anywhere just recently. We had a lovely Easter the weather down here is absolutely gorgeous Euan is already turning a nice brown and I have a watch strap mark already!! The Easter bunny managed to find us in our new house which the children were relieved about. How will they find us they asked? The Easter bunny knows where all the children are said Mummy. "Is the Easter Bunny male or female?" Ellie asked?? Answers by return please couldn't answer that one. Gut instinct tells me female but then the mess they leave behing could indictate male!!

We put our Easter Tree up as usual but I had to use Hawthorn branches this year as I couldn't find any other ones that were sturdy enough. Rather prickly unfortunately and the beautiful blossom did keep dropping all over the table! I would also recommend a very large based pot as I started with a vase first and we had rather a lot of tipping accidents.

We popped over to Granny and Grandads on Easter Day and Mummy used the opportunity to pinch a few more plants from Granny's borders to stock up her front garden. I have spend the week digging over my front and have now managed to plant it up with mainly blousey cottage plants which should hopefully fill the area. The path is flanked by lavender plants again as I felt this worked really well in the last house. I have also bought a Prunus Tree which was a must really since this is Prunus Cottage. It had the most beautiful blossom on it last week. I will post some photos of it once I get chance.