Sunday Sevens #7

I cant believe it is Week 7 of Sunday Sevens, time is absolutely flying by at the moment.

#1 Lego

Our house is full of lego and everytime I tread on a piece of lego in the night I always say NO MORE! But it is a fab toy and it’s better than being on the xbox all the while, so this week when Smyths had their 20% off for one day only; we were there so littlest boy could spend the rest of his birthday money on another huge set (which he built himself!).

#2 Another Card

A thank you card for the placement I have been at for the last 12 weeks. I’ve waited and waited for my sentiment dies, but I got an email today to say they aren’t in stock anymore! Luckily I have lots of sentiment stamps.

#3 Pretty flowers

I had these pretty flowers and card from the placement I have been at.

#4 Summer Evenings

Well, summer returned and I had a lovely date night with Mr W on Friday night, it was so nice to be able to sit outside in the beer garden, a nice start to the bank holiday weekend.

#5 Curry

Date night ended in a fab curry, the best butter chicken I have ever had, calories don’t count on date night!

#6 A-Z

I am a little bit obsessive about the dvd storage in our house, they are a-z in boxes (both sides of the chimney!). Not accessible to the boys though, so this week I had to give in and let them put the discs in a big folder (and they’re not in order!!!) Its going to take some coming to terms with.

#7 finished!

Finally, today I have finished my craft book cover! I’m so pleased with it. It’s the book where I plan all my craft projects so I wanted it to be bright! Hopefully if I get chance I’ll do a post on how it came together.

Advertisements

Sunday Sevens #5

Here is this week’s Sunday Seven week number 5!

Sunday Sevens is the weekly blog series created by Natalie over on Threads and Bobbins.

1 & 2 Report week and parents evening at school this week, very proud of my boys and how well they have done this year! Especially excited to see their fab art work that we got to bring home, a pot and a mosaic tile.

3. Last year we had fun in the summer holidays doing the Birmingham Childrens Hospital (where I used to work) “Big hoot” trail looking for giant owls, so we were very excited to find this year they are doing a similar thing but with book benches and it’s called the big read. We’ve downloaded our trail already and can’t wait to get started!

4. A few weeks ago I bought a sandwich toaster and we were enjoying the novelty of it but it was faulty! My new one arrived and we had fun trying some more out this weekend! My personal fave so far is tuna, cheese and peppers on seeded bread but the boys love cheese and ham!

5. I’ve been sale shopping! The boys hate shopping but I was eager to get some new clothes that fit me as my clothes are all getting too big!

6. Making the most of no work to do this weekend and made some cards and thank you gifts for the boys teachers, a sneek peek here but will do a full post on them after they’ve been given!

7. Sun!!! Finally a sunny Sunday and a lovely family dog walk through the fields and along the canal! Perfect weekend family time.

Sunday Sevens #4

Here is this week’s Sunday Seven week number 4!

Sunday Sevens is the weekly blog series created by Natalie over on Threads and Bobbins.

1. This week I’ve been stressing out to the maximum about work, interviews and the last of the written work that I have had to do. So, when I saw this on my littlest ones t-shirt as he went off to his dodge ball match, I thought yes I need to remember B.E.A.S.T !

2. It wasn’t all bad news this week though, my mood was brightened by a £25 win on some premium bonds I forgot I even had!

3. By the time Friday finally put in an appearance I was ready for a night of wine, takeaway food and some music!

4. This made me laugh…the two boys trying to camouflage themselves, one put in more effort than the other!

5. We had a fun hour at Birmingham Airport watching the planes I’m not a very good plane spotter and have no idea what im.looking at, but thanks to a real plane spotting expert we got to see this REALLY big plane!

6. Meet Claudia the latest addition to the household, a family heirloom!

7. Out with the old…packed away all my university books and replaced them with my craft things!

Welcome baby!

When I had Jake I was given a beautiful crochet baby blanket which was made by the mum of a friend, it is a much treasured possession still now and was what made me want to learn to crochet.

With the arrival of my niece I had my first opportunity to make my own gifts. I couldn’t decide on one so I made a small granny square with ribbon

ANNIE FULL PURPLE

A simple square with a solid dark purple and a paler multi colour yarn for the made body, decorated with a pretty border and some purple ribbon.

 

ANNIE RIBBON

The second blanket I made was larger and I used a video tutorial of the RavelryRavelry Elizabeth Ham corner to corner Granny Stripe.

ANNIE CORNER

I used black and white for the main body of the blanket as babies focus well on these bold stripes and to link it to the smaller blanket I used the same dark purple yarn and made a pretty border.

ANNIE BORDER

It’s quite large so will last her into toddler age and beyond! My two boys now want one each!

ANNIE FINISHED