4. And the winner is …………….

I’m a so thrilled by the response to my little giveaway! I have loved reading all of the comments, they are all so full of sunshine and fun – and quite a lot of pimms!

So, I took all of the 9287326353 names – it did take awhile to write them all out! I put them in my fish box … amid the mess …

then I stuck in my hand …..

and pulled out a …..

WINNER!!!!! well done Charlotte!

Charlotte said “Hello!
My fave thing to do in summer is chill with my little family, I’ve been doing my garden and teaching my 1 year old how to water plants. It’s lovely watching her learn!”

Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much Charlotte I will be emailing you.

And thanks so much to everyone who entered, if you don’t already – why not come follow me on my facebook page to see what I am up to and for any other giveaways! It would be lovely to see you there!

I have prints of this gorgeous balloon available in my Etsy and Folksy shops right now and will have more original ones available soon too.

I hope the sun continues to shine for everyone – we will be off to Cornwall for a week on Saturday yaaaaaaaaaaay -very VERY excited! I hope the sun shines for us too!

take care x


Giveaway collage


As a huge thank you to all of the wonderful people who have come to support my facebook page I have made a very special original collage just for you! Well for 1 lucky winner anyway and here it is ….’Ballooning Around’


Giveaway collage


with some friends going for a ride …

Would you like to have it? would you would you? surely this is a lovely sunny art work suitable for just about anyone?

All you need to do in order to have a chance, is to tell me you favourite summer activity, or what makes you the happiest in the summertime – for me it is the sun pure and simple, walking with a warm breeze, just lovely!

So leave me a comment and you will be in the running … The collage will come framed if you are in the UK, but it will be posted without the frame if you are outside the UK.

The giveaway will be open until I draw a winner on Tuesday morning (29th)

Best of luck ….


2. Crotchetting

I’ve been wanting to learn to crochet for ages, just for something to do, and I finally did! With the help of this fab book recommended by the very lovely Julia Crossland and a bit of a lesson in granny squares by Mrs Odd Sox, I bought some lovely beginners acrylic ..

got my crochet kit out including a lovely new ergonomic hook which I love! My handy scissors and my yarn needles which are hiding ‘cos they are shy.

And then I needed something to make, something quick and easy without lots of faffing about with changing stitches and joining bits together, and I chose this bag from the very lovely Lucy at Attic24 and oh my, what fun! I made a slightly smaller one for my daughter, as a practise as this is the very first thing I have EVER crocheted and I’m so happy with it – I changed the strap as Milly wanted to wear it across the body – I may have invented some new stitches, but I love how it worked out … and so does Milly

and now onto one for me, mainly for the fun of making it, and the joy of colour mixing!!