Friday, 17 May 2013
I have been in love with love mae's items since before Elle was born. I always wanted one of the wall stickers for the girls rooms. I came across these on their website recently and i would just love them!
Min_e style featured Elle's bedroom on their blog recently. Go over and have a peek.
I discovered this wonderful artist last week and i have fallen in love with the prints. This is my favourite. I would love it as the iphone case!
Elle starts school in september and i have been looking around at lunch boxes. I always end up coming back to the Ava's teaparty one by Belle and Boo. I think this will be our choice for Elle's lunch box but they have also just bought out another design which is also really love!
I love the dress that RubyEllen over at Cakies made for her little girls birthday. I am feeling so inspired lately to make some dresses for the girls. I found a wonderful pillowcase dress tutorial and i have some spare pillow cases to use so i hope i can put it into practice this week.
This Maileg circus tent is amazing!!!
I think i need this dress in my life. I have one of my best friends weddings to photograph next month, and this dress would be perfect for me to wear!
Thursday, 16 May 2013
This week started with my very first blog summit. I had a wonderful time. I wish i had talked to more people and given out more of my business packages but sometimes my shyness takes over. It was lovely none the less and i learnt a lot about what i can do with this little blog of mine. It is quite exciting and i hope you will all follow me on this little journey. I really do appreciate every follower and comment. It means the world to me.
The next three days are going to be perfect full of kite flying, bluebell wood picnics and a day with one of my best friends. I am looking forward to posting about these.
My darling friend, Hannah, does a "there in spirit" feature. She lives an hour away now so once every few weeks, i text her photos throughout our day of the girls and she does a post on them. Pop over to her blog to see photographs of my day with the girls. We went to the marina this morning followed by a walk to the abbey gardens and bluebells.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Wednesdays are always our busiest days with Elle's preschool in the morning, followed by a 2 mile walk to her gymnastics class and then back again. It rained and rained all day but come this evening, the sun appeared so when my husband got in from walk, i took my camera with me and took a walk along the river. Since getting my new SLR for christmas, i have loved making videos of the girls, so today i decided to make a video of my walk and play around with the sunlight.
The sun did disappear after a while behind a storm cloud but it was wonderful none the less.
(bubbles and indians, Cavalcade funfair, A spring day, Mia's teaparty, Mia and the watercolours)
My dear friend, Kat, sent me and the girls some flower fairy postcards. We love flower fairies here in the pink household and all three of us loved this parcel. I made up two little garlands for the girls rooms out of the postcards. It took a while to figure out where to hang Elle's as her room is quite full of lovely things and she was adamant that she didn't want anything moved in her room but i found a little spot just for it.
For those that read my blog, you will know that i have a thing for book page garlands. I have one above my bed made out of an old black beauty book. I am happy that both the girls have their own little garlands too and for them to have fairies on is the icing on the cake!
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
I love finding crafts to do on pinterest and i pinned this little marionette puppet a while ago. I was looking through my boards to see what i can make with the girls this week, and i just had to make this. It was quick and simple and Elle completely loves it. She has named it "Squeaky" and has been playing with it all day. After we made it, she told Gilles that there was a stick eating monster downstairs who wanted to eat Squeaky so he had to chase the monster out the house. You can find the original diy here.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
I attended a blog summit yesterday and i decided i didn't want to take just normal business cards. I wanted to craft something that i could give to people. I am very shy when it comes to talking to strangers, so i wanted something also that would break that initial barrier. I wrote a handwritten letter with my contact and blog details at the bottom of the letter and put them in to hand out to people.
I wanted to do a little tutorial, as they are really easy to make and you can use these for letters, wedding favours, invitations or anything really. You can change the size of the envelopes to fit the need. I shall be re-using the ones i have left in some care packages to friends and maybe a few little secret love letters to my boy.
You will need:
-Old books. I did the main envelope with a book called "the little white bird" by J M Barrie. You will also need books with pictures in that you could decorate in or you could use stamps or any other type of decoration. I used a Beatrix Potter book, a winnie the pooh book and an alice in wonderland book for my decorations. They had wonderful illustrations.
-Doilies. You could use normal paper if you wish but i used doiles as i love them and it's more my style.
-Scissors, glue and a pen
1. Rip out two pages from your book. I picked out pages that had a nice title at the top for when the top is folded over.
2. Straighten all edges, making sure any torn bits are cut off. Place the two pages together and cut in half.
3. Take the top page and cut of part of the top. Put glue around the two sides and bottom edge and stick onto the larger page. Fold over the top and fasten with a paper fastening.
4. Choose how you would want to decorate your envelope. I used different variations on mine. I use a wax seal and stamp, little gold butterflies, cut out words and cut out illustrations.
5. Write what you would like to on the doilie or paper for the inside. Here, i wrote a little introduction and then my contact details. I folded up the doilie and tucked it inside and refastened.
Tada! There you have it. Please let me know if you make these. I would love to see what you come up with.