Thursday, 27 November 2014

Throwback Thursday

Lately I have been loving the Timehop App, which shows you what you were doing social media wise last year, 4 years, 7 years etc. I do love a good reminisce. 

So last year around about this week, this is how life looked. 

My tiny martha and our trip to Christmas adventure land. 

Well we went there again today so I thought I would share some pics. 

Since we last chatted I have made martha another Christmas hat to match mine as obviously hers from last year doesn't fit. 

Let's just look at last year.  I'm sure she was never this small. Clearly all a blur. 

This one makes me laugh 

We nipped to Tesco before we left, which is pretty dull but resulted in a super cute photo 

So yes Christmas adventure land 

We didn't stay too long as sadly it was pretty drizzly and grotty but we had fun and took some nice pics and that's the important thing right lol. 

But looking at these pics together blows my mind. If I could have known the things I know last year well it's madness. If I would have known how much more amazing this baby was gonna get, well frankly I wouldn't have believed you. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Some sewing

I have seriously been bitten but the sewing bug lately, or more the fabric bug, i just want it all.

I have been pinning like mad here

I have been making some project bags using this pattern

I love this fabric so much. 

this is my trusty machine I got term several years ago for my 21st. 

I made this little dress, and yes it was far too little, this is it lying on top of one of marthas current dresses. 

I used this pattern 

I have been quilting too, i have finished the top of a quilt using this template, which is pretty simple but pretty. 

I may have got another pile of fat quarters for another quilt but haven't yet got as far as doing anything with it yet. 

The lovely woodland fabric was for another dress for martha, this is slightly different to the other one but i can't find the link at the min.

This is referable, i am really struggling with doing button holes on my machine, despite watching a million tutorials and reading the manual and i tried poppers but if its referable then there needs to be poppers on each side which then doesn't look good. So currently this is just sitting not being used and she gets bigger and bigger :(

A little more fabric for some more dresses. 

this is the same pattern as above, i haven't got a photo of the other side of it but its the bows/butterflies above, again i am having button trouble. 

I buy most of my 'fancy' fabric online but Leeds market is awesome, its normally about £4mt which is fantastic 

There are 2 stalls in the market i use and one has the fancy fancy stuff. 

i got a little flamingo fabric for a future project and some jersey for a skirt for me when i get to it 

This is a little in progress pics 

This is another pattern i have on the horizon.
This is a great site Made by Rae

This little dress was next up, quite a bit trickier than the first one and I admit i struggled. 

i just managed to fit it on 1/2m of fabric which was great cost wise.

So yes i have been a busy busy bee. 
I have LOTS of plans and lots of projects in the pipe line, I have a day off soon where martha is at nursery, as i have to take my holiday some time, yes i have holiday despite being off a million years this year, though that feels like a distant memory now but i am cutting and preparing fabric so i can sew sew sew one day, i find the cutting and preping takes ages. 

So there you go, do you sew? what do you make?

Sunday, 23 November 2014

12 & 13mths

WOW I'm horribly behind with my months photos, but I admit they are getting better and better as is my darling girl of course. 

Like look at her teeth here or lack of, they are very much there now actually she has 6 now and she had just 2 here madness.

I bought the stickers just after she was born from etsy and decided to get the 12-2 yrs one too given it was such a pain to get them from the US.

And look at those gnashers now!!

She has changed SO much this month, like she is insanely clever, she has properly mastered the art of hands up or out to be carried or lifted, this is particularly helpful when i am leaving her at nursery :(

She is all about mama at the minute, and says it all the time to pretty much everyone. 

She is a fun and happy little bundle, 

Best photo ever??

Today she turns 14mths wow its just flying by. 

Friday, 21 November 2014


A bit of a different post today, as you may well know i have a rabbit Olive, this summer Olive became a outside rabbit having stayed inside for nearly 2 years after her sister died and she got really poorly, well the practicalities of a house rabbit in the living room and a baby well it just wasn't working anymore, so with a very heavy heart she went to live outside.

And she has been doing well but i still feel guilty so we decided to upgrade her hutch, she has a double hutch which both olive and Wilma did live in originally but it was looking tired.

So i spent night after night after night trying to find the perfect one that wasn't like £300! 

I eventually found one that i was happy with that was 5ft and was £60 i think and we paid extra for a bottom on the hutch and then bought a cover that fit it. 

So this is how it looked. 

Martha was very interested.
However, it just didn't work for us for the following reasons.

Whilst it has 2 doors on the bottom, the bottom was really narrow and her litter tray would fit past the ladder so it had to sit right at the bottom of the ladder so she knocked it over all the time,
One of the doors is tiny and well olive needs lots of grooming and basically we couldn't get to her if she ran and hid in the corner we couldn't get hold of her and we often need to get her out to clean her up and we couldn't.

Whilst we paid for the bottom it was metal and slippy and the bottom was just a mess straight away as the saw dust she would bring or the litter or just poo just made such a mess.

it wasn't on legs, i would find 5,6,7 slugs in there every day, we only had it a week!

the bed wasn't as big as i wanted and the little door at the top just felt far too small for her to sit and look out. 

SO......... after putting it on gumtree we sold it only for a little loss but a loss anyway.

So off i went searching and searching again.

I spotted one at pets at home which was great but was lots at £120 and that was on offer and naturally it had gone back up to £180 by the time we were ready to buy it and then the cover on top which was £50-£80.

So I went for the Bluebell hideout from pets at home which was £100.

We brought her in on Bonfire night, we had to give her a big clean, if anyone can help or offer advice for a fluffy rabbit who basically doesn't seem to be able to clean herself shall we say please please help as it is a nightmare.

once cleaned up she sat in here for all of 2 minutes. 

and we got building. 

She chilled out pretty darn quickly like she had never been gone, yes this made me feel very guilty. 

And then we were done and this hutch is HUGE!

I think for the price, and its not cheap its great, its not the greatest wood in all of the land shall we say but we did buy the cover which was on offer.
but its great, its massive, which is what a rabbit needs. 

see how big it is! 

yes i did sit her in it. 

Once we got it outside i stood in the crazy rain to get it all ready, rob had given it a coat of pain just to protect it a little more, its yet to be finished as you can see it was raining lots. 

I bought olive s stocking of wooden toys to add to it and there we go. 

she's all settled and seems to be really liking it, its SO BIG did i mention that?

She seems happy enough and when I'm not working and weather permits she goes in her run but I'm much happier now, whilst she doesn't get maybe as much attention as i would like at least she has all this space to play or just sit lol

So there you go thats what else has been going on in my little life.


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