Sunday, 29 November 2009

*Snow House*

When I was little my Grandma made a Snow House - to us it was the most magical thing ever. On Boxing Day we were allowed to put our little hands inside, reach in and retrieve a little present. It made the end of Christmas, just that little bit easier! Over the years it disintegrated and so this week I made one exactly the same.....but with a little extra. In the roof is a magic window - if you find it and look in you will see by the light from the chimney a little, glittery Nativity Scene. Wish I could show you, but only those who find the Magic Window get to see the Christmas Family.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Last Chance Christmas Buys!

Since I have had a sudden Christmas rush on pencil cases in particular (not surprised they are super cute stocking fillers) - I just wanted to let people know my last order date is 30th November and the cheapest place to get them is THE MARBLE ROSE SHOP. TTFN xxxx

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

11 - 11 - 11

On the 11th hour of the 11 day of the 11th month the WW 1 ended. At this time I always light my candle in its trench art candle stick. The picture unfortunately doesn't show the roses delicately engraved into the shell.
For a few minutes I sit and watch the candle and imagine the soldier in the trench as he created something beautiful from something ugly - and in those moments my heart and soul are lifted. This soldier gave me a gift, a reminder that even faced with death, faced with terror and bloodshed, he created something of beauty. Perhaps it was for a loved one back home that he was never able to gift personally, perhaps it was something to do that helped him escape the horror surrounding him? Whatever its purpose, it is reminder to me that when all we have at our disposal is something bad, we seek to change it, to morph it into something good - and that's the human spirit at its best.
God Bless & Remember.
TTFN xxxxxx

Monday, 9 November 2009

Cupcake Disaster, Chocolate Balls Success.

Second batch of cupcakes.
So the first batch of my cupcakes went into the oven but did not come back out, they kind of.......blew up. Don't ask, I didn't. So what to do with a great deal of random sponge? Birthday party in a few hours........what the heck, make some ball type things....cover them with chocolate and'll be fine...ahem. And Voila......chocolate ball flower cake things......they looked alright, but were a little bit sweet. But look, I finally found something to with those flipping 50's cocktail sticks! (Do you like the vintage wax paper?)
Only 4 more posts till my 100th and the GIVE AWAY!!!!! YAY!!!!!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Jughead and Embroidery

I bought this lovely embroidery at a carboot for pennies and the lady that sold it to me suggested I finish it. HAHAHAHAHAHAH....was my reaction - and yet, it niggled me that I didn't even try. So I did try and it wasn't too disastrous and I actually enjoyed it! It is not as intricate as the established flowers, but I had to use what I had and that didn't include fine silk thread. So now that is finished what should I do with it? Suggestions? Finally - on a completely different note - has anyone ever seen a jug like this - I have tried so hard to find something similar online but failed terribly! Help me if you can - you lot are oh so clever! He's kin of creepy isn't he?
TTFN xxxx

Monday, 2 November 2009

Happy Halloween (better late than never)

The Bride & Groom !!!
My actual wedding dress!
Youngest was very frightened of Mummy & Daddy Yummy Cakes from Grandma Spider Jellies
Spooky Pictures... Hope you all had a Lucky Halloween!!!!
TTFN xxxxxx