Saturday, 18 December 2010

Picture the holidays - Bokeh

Today's prompt was to play with bokeh, I've never done that before but I like the results. The first two pictures are our Christmas Tree and the third one is the street light down the road.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Christmas Biscuits

Big Monkey went on a school trip today and saw Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox at a local theatre. She thoroughly enjoyed that and I enjoyed that I didn't have to drive the usual long school run instead I took the bus and was there within 15 minutes. We brought one of her friends back to play and make Christmas biscuits. We had lots of fun cutting the biscuits and transferring them onto the baking tray.

She'll bring them to school on Friday as it's her last day before the holidays which is always "dress-up day". This year they can dress up for a specific country and bring a food. Austrian Christmas biscuits fit the bill nicely I think.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Picture the holidays

I've signed up for a photo prompt every day during December. I've kept up to date with the photos but not with uploading, so here are a few, actually all apart from the first two.

Today's prompt was to find beauty in whatever you have to do today, like scratching the ice off the car before setting off for work.

Then we had to take a photo of a view, a photo of Nature. My garden looks very sorry at the moment, the snow and ice came to sudden for the marigolds who had soldiered on until now with blooms. But the cottoneaster can always be counted on for some coloour this time of the year.

Then there was a prompt to think what always helps to calm you down. Well, a cup of Jasmine tea always works for me, especially when it comes in a cute little dress.

Fittingly on Friday when it was my anniversary,and I got this lovely heart bead we had to find a symbol of love.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

The train set

I think I mentioned before how much Noah loves the train set we own. He can play for ages with it and it is always the first one he plays with when he gets up in the morning, comes back from nursery or any trip outside the house.

He concentrates really hard on fixing the track and keeping the train on the tracks which is really hard as Emily, the green steam engine doesn't fit on the brio track, she belongs to Thomas the Tank Engine which we don't have. She is the one he tried to nick when he visited the Transport Museum in Covent Garden for the first time. The attempt was spotted quickly and one red faced nanny had to back track to the museum and confess to his sins and buy the engine. It wasn't the worst buy, he plays with it every day and tries to make her stay on the tracks. Hopefully Santa sees the blight of this little boy and helps out.

Friday, 3 December 2010


Today is my 18th anniversary, impressive huh? This is what I made for my husband

I also made another card but I only just seen that it's totally out of focus, that happens when you rush things...

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Book page ATC

Knee patches

You remember, Big Monkey needed a patch on her jeans. So I stitched one on and thought this is cute I like it. She liked it too. I made myself two patches for my jeans. Little Monkey spotted this straight away. He thought this is cute I like it. So he insisted on getting some too. He was so eager he was prepared to take the trousers off he was wearing that very moment to get some. Alas, he was already half way out the door to go to nursery... Poor Little Monkey. He had to wait until the next day to wear his new trousers with knee patches. Happy Little Monkey even though it doesn't quite look like it.