Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Sorry for having not written in a few weeks, I could think of a thousand reasons to give you but non of them are good enough.

Truth is I've been busy in the garden planting out seedlings and sowing new ones. My chickens have found where I planted out some spring peas and so we have a few green casualties but other than that the peas and the onions, carrots, parsnips, radishes and salads are all out in the garden. Fingers crossed this heavy rain we have been having isn't going to damage anything, time will tell....

Friday, March 4, 2011

Trinket Walnuts

I didnt get an engagment ring in mine unfortunatly, in fact I didt get one at all. I stumbles accross this by complete accident actually. Last year I made a bowl of gold painted nuts for my christmas table and then packed them away for the next year. Upon opening them up for our christmas just been they had all split open. Great! This gave me the idea to put a little something inside as a secret treat. I wrote a simple 'I love you' on a note, put it inside and left it on my partners pillow. True he thought I was odd putting a painted nut on his pillow for him especially as he doesnt like nuts but when he realised it opend he was over joyed. He now keeps it next to him on his desk while hes working.

Its just a little something cute to say I love you...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A little personal card I have made to send to people just to update them on Evies growth etc... The frame was found from the graphics fairy. Little touches like this make everything so much more personal don't you think...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Homemade Vintage Cards

I'm tired of paying extortionate amounts for cards. The trouble is... I'm a huge fan of putting pen to paper and sending letters the old fashioned way. There is no better feeling then opening the post box and finding something inside be it from a long distant friend or member of the family.
There is nothing I love more than to snuggle into a warm blanket or even hot bath to read my letters. That's why I think they should be personal. Sure you can find really cute ones in shops but you end up shelling out a small fortune over time. I'm making my own from now on.

You can find loads of great graphics online to use. Like the ones I found above. These are from a blog called the graphic fairy. She has thousands to choose from. Then all you need to do is print them onto blank cards, easy. Its like shopping from your own living room.