Friday, 1 August 2008

Carry on being silly....


Yet more of the silly stuff...
The little cup cakes are just such a quick and fun project, very suitable for the school holidays when time to sew or knit is so limited...I am saving my better ones (knitted with 4ply on small needles) for sale, but a few of the first ones went missing and I later found them in my youngest child's play kitchen all ready to serve up with a pot of "pretend' tea...
Well if my Mom thought my cupcakes silly, goodness knows what she would think of my latest project...Last night after the babes had all drifted off to sleep, tired after a busy day playing, I spent a good hour putting the house back together as we had had a few friends over to play.  I poured myself a rewarding glass of chilled white wine, opened up the french windows and watched the night roll in over the hills whilst cutting up little bits of paper...to make my own little beach hut...you  know how much I love beach huts...now I have my own...only it did not stop there...I got a little carried away and made a whole beach full!  I got the idea from this months Craft Beautiful magazine, I am not really a big fan of this magazine, I feel it has got a little too run of the mill, but being the summer holidays and wanting fresh ideas to entertain the children I picked it up and I have a plan to make a few little things from it.  Talking of idea's if your looking for fun stuff to do with the kids get yourself over to The Crafty Crow, there are some great inspirational ideas, and if you have no kids, its still worth a look.

This week has been spent at home with the children, we have had lazy mornings, 'lie ins' with a pot of tea for Mommy and glasses of milk for the little ones, time to read a selection of books and magazines, and even make a cupcake or two, all before breakfast.  We have spent time with friends and had a few days splashing around in wetsuits getting very wet indeed...This weekend we are off to the beach again and we are hoping for the weather we had at the start of the holidays...I shall be taking my sock knitting with me and I am in the process of looking for a small hand sewing project to keep me busy.  I am so missing my time at my sewing machine, I keep wondering into my sewing room and picking up my fabric and longing to make things...
So may the sun shine on us and here's hoping for another weekend filled with memories that will keep us warm when the winter chills blow in....Have a good one...

  

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have a happy weekend Suz...your posts make me v. nostalgic for English summer time.
hugs katexxx

Gina said...

oh how I love your sweet cupcakes : )

Summer by the sea said...

Loving all the sillyness! - Hope you have a great weekend - Natalie x

Summer by the sea said...

Loving all the sillyness! - Hope you have a great weekend - Natalie x

quiltdude said...

At least the kids appreciate your cup cakes!!
Love the beach huts, you could make them into gift boxes for your knitted goodies.
Enjoy your week ahead, I hope the sun comes back too.
X Clare

Sal said...

Great stuff Suzie! Love the silliness ;-)

mellyandrosie said...

very cute cupcakes!! And all your talk of summer and swimming is just making me completely jealous. I have a beach holiday planned in Queensland in 6 weeks so then I will be able to enjoy a taste of warmth and swimming - YAY!! Keep enjoying your holidays =)

Lesley said...

Your cupcakes are lovely! I haven't bought Crafts Beautiful for ages but may have to now!! Your beach hut is gorgeous - are you going to show us all of them lined up??

I hope you have a lovely weekend at the beach :)

xxx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Love your beach hut! I plan on doing some paper crafts with the children next week hopefully. Your week sounds lovely. Lucy x

Jane said...

I love your little beach hut and would love to see a pic of the whole row. your cupcakes are brilliant. Happy weekend Jane x

Lazylol said...

I am a beach hut fan and I love the little one you made - would love to see the whole row, I think they will make a lovely summer display.

LOUISE said...

How sweet your cupcakes were found in the play kitchen. All of my nephews and nieces are grown up now, but I would always enjoy a nice 'pretend' cup of tea, when offered one! Pop over to my blog to pick up an award when you can. x