Saturday, 30 June 2012

June - Photo Scavanger Hunt

This is the first time I've taken part in the scavenger hunt - I thoroughly enjoyed it!

On the Edge - Beautiful swan on the edge of the river bank

At Night - a summer evening

Close - a wildflower

Sleep - Little Miss during an afternoon nap.

Symmetry - a pretty granny square

Before - vanilla cupcake mix

After - scrummy vanilla cupcakes

Out of Reach - Little Mister trying to reach some washing

Bunting - at the antique centre

Crown - a make in this months Simply Homemade magazine

Majesty - on a very kitsch teatowel

Diamond - my engagement and eternity rings

Can't wait for July's list!


Friday, 29 June 2012

Floral Friday

The sun is still shining here, although a little cooler today which was a welcome change from the very humid day we had yesterday.  I spent the afternoon with the little sweetpeas at my parents house.

We enjoyed a lovely half hour or so in the beautiful garden so no more words, just a fabulous floral feast for you!

Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!


Thursday, 28 June 2012

A Wander around Waverley

As the weather has been lovely round these parts for the last few days (maybe a tad humid) we took the opportunity to take a wander around our beloved Waverley Abbey.  Such a favourite spot for us.

The scenery has changed quite a bit here in the last few weeks.  A lot of the area has been allowed to grow wild and there are many gorgeous wildflowers and grasses growing.

Happy daisies

Such beautiful old stone walls

Bright buttercups

Cow Parsley in abundance!

This is all that's left of the main part of the Abbey and it dates back to 1128.

I LoVe to think of all the people that have walk on this amazing site.

Beautiful blue skies

Through a window...........

These have got to be the BiGgEsT dandilion clocks I have ever seen!

Little Miss making a wish!

Little Mister having a good look before trying to pop it in his mouth!

Fabulous stone!

Amazing Yew Tree roots.

And after our lovely walk the children were bushed and had a lovely long sleep so I managed to have a play with some yarn.

Pretty daisy brooch.

And little hanging hearts - these are seriously addictive as the are soooooo quick to make!
You can find the pattern over at the lovely Blooming Times

I hope the sun has shone for you!


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Handmade Heart Swap

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!
Mr Postie delivered a LoVeLy package this morning from the very lovely Anthea from Tales from Mount Pleasant.  I was paired up with Anthea for the Homemade Heart Swap arranged by the super Mary Poppins!  This was my very first swap!

Here's what arrived...............

Beautiful red tissue paper wrapped packages and a lovely note.

All my wonderful goodies!

Gorgeous smelling lavender heart

Pretty Love Heart buttons and an embroidered heart button.

 Beautiful green glass heart bead on a thong

Scrummy gingerbread cookies complete with the recipe and a lovely heart cutter!

And the most heart-stoppingly wonderful crochet heart bunting in cream, green, lilac and pink.

Oh Anthea, I'm so so thrilled with all my things, I've enjoyed the swap very much and loved getting to know you!

Anthea has written a beautiful post of the bits I sent her, do go and take a peek!