Tuesday, November 9, 2010

frozen back in time

today was a normal kind of day,well if you dont count the root canal filling at the dentist (ouch)!!

I was driving to pick up Daniel from school,happily singing to the radio when Leona lewis blasted out the radio,bleeding love and it froze me to the point of tears and sent a shiver down my spine

Then I realised its almost three years to the day that I had conformation that my beautiful baby girl had prader willi syndrome and this was the song that was playing on the radio the day the consultant told me,he told me over the phone at my request as I could not face the wait for an appointment to confirm that my worst fears were true

Today the song is not played much and at any other time its never really got to me like it did today,the tears fell for my little girl once more and the words seemed even more apt,I keep bleeding love for my daughter and at the time of her diagnosis I thought I was going crazy and although I dont dwell ,today it took me right back to that life changing moment and it made me see how far we have come in the last 3 years and how much love and happiness my special girl has brought me and our family and she has taught me so much,far more than she could ever know.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday makeover

 Now that winter has defiantly arrived....first frost last night
weekends have taken on a new dimension and we are all feeling homely and have that dark night cozy up time,no nipping off to the seaside for fish and chips.....well maybe now and again!!!

Its home and shut the door,fire on,warm winter fodder on the stove and lots more dark hours to fill and so I stumbled on this

I think its amazing how she can turn the most horrendous dress in to something great to wear and although i am not brave enough to do this challenge on a daily basis I thought maybe I could have a makeover Monday each week ( although dont hold me to it) on my blog and see what I can up cycle over each week
here is my first up cycle object.............pretty horrendous huh!! And it was £4.00 from a local charity shop,seriously though this came with a skirt to match (another monday makeover project)

Its 5 sizes too big for me but I was drawn by the buttons and the winteryness of it

I used a tunic that fits me to establish the size and basic shape I was looking for

I then cut up the sides and shaped the arm holes and after a bit of nifty stichery ended up with


its going to look cool with a pair of wool tights and black boots,looking forward to wearing it!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Next project mission

 There is a definite chill in the air now and the dark nights are drawing in,yes winter has arrived and my thoughts turn to coats and boots always at this time of year

I pour over the glossys of winter woolens and this year the theme is certainly military and as a non follower of fashion I had not considered but on my drive to school every day I have seen this lady walking along in this

I didn't know where it was from until Megan had asked me to take a look at an item on top shops site,and there it was the military coat that I am now putting on my wish list

It then got me to thinking that I could not find a coat that I really loved for Daniel and Lucy,I'm not talking about every day coats but something a bit eye catching and so I decided to make a coat......as you do!!!

I got the pattern for this coat from http://www.ottobredesign.com/ 

It was a real happy accident in the fact that I ran out of wool for the front bodice and ended up with the spotty lining on the outside too and then a great find for the matching buttons at my local sewing shop just a walk in to town away
And I added a kinda military edge to the front

Now its Daniels turn and in this months Ottobre design magazine

I am just waiting for my delivery  of this months issue and to find some nice soft wool and this will be my next project,Im very excited to get this one made as my little chap will look such a dude in this

Thursday, November 4, 2010

hospital and hearing

Well thankfully Lucys little op is over and all went really well
She was a little star and seemed so grown up in how she conducted herself.We had no tantrums over her getting no breakfast that morning and she was quite happy to let the Drs and nurses deal with all the hands on stuff they needed to do
I was more than proud of my little lady and had no need to have worried about how she would react to the anasthetic as she almost jumped off the bed straight out of recovery

One thing that did surprise me was her appetite after her anasthetic......it was HUGH!!! She has not stopped asking for food all day so I am hoping that its just a side effect that will wear off and not a new stage of her pws

Here is a little picture of my cheeky green munchkin

Monday, November 1, 2010

sew much fun

When I get a bug for something I get it big style,it could be photography,cake making,cooking,knitting and right now its my sewing machine that is getting my attention

I love crafting,could you guess!!! I want my children to grow up with the ability to make and create,even more so important for Lucy who may need to keep busy hands when she gets older and so I try to surround them with made with love items to inspire them

On my last post I had put up a mention of a book by Emma hardy and I also found this book in my local library by the same author,its great for getting your littles in to making and has some really sweet ideas and will be on my list of books to buy once it goes back to the library

I dont as a rule make much stuff for my only boy Daniel as I find boys clothes need a lot more tailoring,something that intimidates me a little but when he asked me to specially make him something nice how could I say no and I only have a window of time when my cool boy will wear something that I have created so I set to and made him this rock out dressing gown

Note his cool kung foo moves........its his chinese genes

My boy lives in his jammies at home and so he can now cosy up in his rock strar house coat too

Lucy Mai

Lucy Mai
Here is Lucy Mai the baby of the family she loves playing with her brother ans sister and has the most wonderful smile that you ever did see


Daniel is a very cheeky loving boy who loves his cars and trains and anything boy!!! He is very keen on dressing up army right now and is the most loving little fella


Megan a little ray of sunshine who lights up a room,she loves all things girly and shopping for shoes,she is a book worm and currently reading Harry Potter


My big girl all grown up now and loves life and is looking forward to moving in with her boyfriend and making a beautiful new home

The daddy,Andrew

The daddy,Andrew
My wonderful Andrew who looks after his family and is the best daddy ever

The mummy me

The mummy me
I am the one who keeps the home front running and I love to be at home with my children and look after our home.I love photography,reading crafts and of course shopping

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