Saturday, 26 March 2011

Chocs, Roses, Champagne and more .................

Thought I would just quickly post up a photo of the chocs, roses and Champagne in situ! The anniversary cards are on the fireplace and I have put some of the mini mail I got from both Susan and Linda on the coffee table. I am really quite pleased with the way they turned out and it's all thanks to you guys out there! I decided after taking these photos that the walls are really too bland in the house and I purchased some paper today just for the fireplace wall and hopefully it will add some colour! I haven't got a rug yet for the lounge and am just using a sample of material I got!!

I have also taken a photo of the temporary dressing table in the bedroom - it is really the desk :) Haven't got any 'girlie' things on it yet but I put the beautiful box that Susan had made complete with mini mail on the dressing table and then made a jug in blue and white to go with it. I think the jug is better than my first attempt (maybe it's true 'practice makes perfect' or in my case 'a wee bit better'!). Again I think the walls are bland so I need to have a think about them??

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Happy Anniversary to us with no fat chocs!!!

It's our Wedding Anniversary today - and I'm off work too for 10 days - what more could I ask for???

Anyway I finally completed the mini chocolate kit that Marlene kindly sent me (I will be honest I have only done one so far!). I thoroughly enjoyed making the chocolates but was disappointed when I damaged one of the lid corners. I have also put together half a dozen pink roses - hand tied and made two small cards (copied from our own cards that we bought)! I am quite happy with the way they have all turned out. Will be putting them in the lounge of Holly House later on with Champagne and glasses before Hubs gets home :)

We are not going out for a meal tonight but we are going to enjoy a lovely take away instead! I have to say I have enjoyed every minute of today not being at work!!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

New Blog with a giveaway

Well it's pouring down here today and whilst listening to the rain pounding on the windows and watching Brian Cox on 'Something for the Weekend' I came across this wonderful blog - Kristina's Bears (her little bears are delightful and she makes some lovely miniatures too) and there is a lovely giveaway. So get over there and have a look!

Friday, 11 March 2011

A mixed bag and Giveaways !

Well haven't been here for a few days - work has been so hectic that I have just been coming home late, eating and then collapsing into bed!!! I have 8 working days left before my holiday - 8 very long hard days with extra hours but can't wait and then it will be no more workee for 1 1/2 weeks!!

I have achieved one of my mini goals today!!! Although I still have quite a bit to go, I am at the lowest weight that I have been for about 7 years - whoo hoo!!!! Got hardly any clothes left at the moment but reluctant to buy until I've lost more.

Update on my Wee Kindle - I luuurrrrvvvveeee it!!!! So easy to use and light and it is just like reading a book - never thought I would be totally converted. Wish I had bought one ages ago.

Now for the giveaways - Marlene at Somerset House is having a lovely giveaway of a wonderful tiger rug that she has made and extras too! Michelle at Little Rabbit Miniatures is also having a giveway and showing her lovely Mediterranean house too. If you haven't seen these blogs please go and have a look at them - both are beautiful blogs and a joy to follow. Marlene also has another blog - here and that 's worth a look too.

I have been busy working on one of the boxes of chocolates from the kit that Marlene kindly sent me as a gift and I will photograph it and put it up here this weekend. I am actually quite pleased with it so far :)