Tuesday, 3 May 2011

this week we have mostly......

been visiting friends who live near a farm, the calves and their mummies came right up to the farm gate to see us, I adore their eyelashes, they are so long and pretty
watching the next great baker programme and reading Pam Corbin's cake book (river cottage), the recipes are delicious, I highly recommend the grasmere gingerbread recipe, they were so scrummy I didn't have time for photos! These lemon, victoria sponge/butterfly cakes went down a treat, I love cake so much ;)
 been busy sewing for craft fairs, rabbits.....
 Russian doll cushions.......
 more rabbits filled with lavender and pearl barley......
loving our chicks, this one is called Gretchen, she is the most lovely silver colour and is getting a rather fetching tuft of feathers on her head. We got 3, they are 5 weeks old now and one has turned out to be a rooster, we need to find him a nice home because he can't stay with us as we live in a built up area.
 I also did a craft fair on Saturday, it was to be honest rubbish, around 6 people came, the venue was down a side street so it was pretty naff, I made enough to pay for the table and not much more so even though I didn't lose any money I still felt rotten because of my time and effort spent on it. Anyway my very talented friend who had some of her felt creations on my stall as she is on holiday, sold a fair amount, the pictures I took are naff as I'm not quite sure how to use my phone camera to it's full potential. Not a very clear picture but can you make out the tea sets at the front? well they are my friends, hand stitched and made of felt.
I have another fair coming up this weekend but it is in a much better location so hopefully I should have a good day, hope you all had a lovely easter, the boys were very happy we managed to get some dairy free easter eggs in the sale at holland and barratt. Did you see the wedding?, I vowed not to watch it, why would I want to see some royals get married I kept saying, but on the day I couldn't help myself, ooh how gorgeous was her dress?, I loved it, the Cartier tiara was delightful too, and when William told her she looked beautiful my eyes filled up, what a big softy! Thought the kiss could of been a little more passionate though. I asked the boys if they wanted to watch it with me, the laughed and ran off, marvellous eh?!.

4 comments:

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

Thankyou for your comment on my blog.I will enjoy following your lovely blog.Lesley x

Becks said...

I love that little bunny, is it in your shop? Shall have to go nosey I think.

xx

4kids, 2 guinea pigs, 1 happy family said...

Hope your next craft stall is more productive. It's so disappointing when you put in lots of effort and then don't sell much.
I loved the royal wedding too!

ruby said...

Hi Becks, the bunnies are for sale, I haven't put them in the shop yet, they are £9.50 each, if you want one, get in touch through facebook, link on the right, or search dotty d lightful, many thanks x