Half term fun :)


I have been rather AWOL for a few days as I’ve been suffering (with my ear), making and creating, and making memories (in equal measure).

Firstly I have been busy with trying to promote my Jamberry business. I had my launch party last night and it did not go well 😦 But so long as I know I tried my best then that’s good enough for me πŸ™‚ and I still love the products πŸ™‚ I jamberryed my big toe and painted the rest of my toe nails and everytime I look down with my sandals on I get the happys πŸ™‚IMG_2583Β I have handed out some leaflets to my neighbours in envelopes with free samples in, I papercut some hearts and glued them onto the envelopes to make them look like Jamberry symbols

I have also arranged a coffee afternoon to try to get people to try and buy for a week on Thursday at a community cafΓ© IMG_2135

After last nights disappointing performance I’ll just be glad to get my investment back πŸ™‚ so hoping this generates some interest

It been lovely weather here all week too. We’ve been trying to make the most of it including getting the pool out again

and the first bbq of the year πŸ™‚ Here’s my grump – I mean hubby – Β trying to get it to light haha IMG_2190

Early in the week my finger slipped (a lot) and I ended up ordering a few fabrics….

Including Lewis and Irene, free spirit, riley blake and windham fabrics… ooops, I may also have some more fabric and patterns coming too …..

I have also been enjoying more paper cutting:

Some of my designs I put into frames, the apples and red riding hood I put onto acetate first and they are in box frames, apples in my living room and red riding hood in the girlys bedroom. The rainy girl is going to the mother as a present

It was the girlys birthday this week too – she is growing up way too fast, it makes me sad how quickly my childrens’ childhoods are going

She has quite a bit of playmobil and what she desperately wanted was the new summer fun water park sets:

These are brilliant! So much fun, didn’t take too long to assemble and all 4 have non-stop played with them πŸ™‚ they are great (all kids love playing in water – and most adults too haha)

I also got her a cheap soap crafting set off of amazon – so the girly, no 3 and I all set about doing it:

For the price this was good value and we enjoyed it. It was fairly easy to do as well, so long as we were careful. I would definitely make soaps again – but with different scents πŸ™‚

On Sunday we decided to take a trip out to Antony House, which is owned by the National Trust. We have been here many many times, and we have National Trust membership, and have done for several years.

A quick mention about National Trust membership. For families it is great, and especially for larger families such as ours it is amazing value. Your family membership covers two adults and as many children you can manage haha πŸ™‚ It gives you access to over 300 places in England – great when you camp and also go all over the country. I would highly recommend it, and the National Trust has really become child friendly in recent years, from games out on lawns to touchable exhibits in houses, and indoor and outdoor quizzes and parks and play equipment.

If you don’t know Antony House was used when they filmed the newest Hollywood remake of Alice in Wonderland for some of the scenes. It is beautiful and huge – you can spend hours there and not realise it! Our children enjoy it whenever we go

For me personally one thing I do love about going to National Trust properties is the beautiful things there is to look at, and gain inspiration from, both inside and outside.

Some beautiful fabrics, paintings and interiors at Antony house. One thing I did find questionable was the position of this loo on the first floor mezzanine: IMG_2544

Loo with a view…. of you! haha πŸ™‚

On the way back we went travelled home we took a trip over the water to Devon via the Torpoint Ferry as the kiddiwinks love it and on a warm sunny day looking across the Tamar is beautiful, and the dockyard awe inspiring.

Hope this weather continues and you all had a lovely week πŸ™‚


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