Tuesday, 13 May 2014

What have I gone and done now?

So I had this brainwave a year or so ago to relocate from London to the West Country and I seem to be taking all this very seriously this Country lark as we are now the new owners of an allotment..

Looks a tadge neglected doesn't it but with the help of some of my excited (those that are not old enough to know better) children we have plans that we will be growing all our fruit, veg, salad etc..well we hope!

I will update with pics over the next month (year..decade) or so on our possible or impossible progress..

bye for now LBF x

Monday, 21 April 2014

I am still here....

It just always has been busy and hectic trying to get everything done....

I have done quite a lot though behind the scenes with help from my children the older and young ones..

This was our kitchen when we first moved in pretty drab right?!

but now we have updated it to our taste a bit more although it's still not finished..I mean when are we ever finished...

 I have so much more work to do but am a lot happier with this kitchen for now... this is my favourite part of the kitchen

 I love this dresser so much and it has some new pretty cups I have bought inside but also some very old which came from a neighbour when I was a little girl who we used to call Auntie Till.

bye for now and hopefully not for so long LBF x

Monday, 6 January 2014

New Year, New start and a kind of new way of life..............

Happy New year for 2014.

I so cannot believe it has been since the 1st September since I last posted WOW is all I can say! There was an absence for all sorts of reasons like moving, trying to unpack, getting carpets and decorating and being quite ill at the same time too.

I have had some great times though and living here in Somerset now makes we wake up blessed every morning :) I had a great Christmas with the kids and even my older daughter helped me with getting the house ready as did some of the little ones too well apart from LAZY son but I have discovered after very much persuasion that Joshua cooks and very well too so I will get some grumpy teenage boy chef moments here and there..

I have had a lot of trouble with my left arm/shoulder so any craft has been out of the question for quite a while now and I cannot use my sewing machine either but the other night I did manage to start a little crochet

Not a huge amount done I know but the feeling of getting back to my crochet is ENORMOUS happiness just need to take it a little slow as crochet one handed is not easy you know.. I must say I am loving this Your Handmade Home Magazine/book I picked it up at the local supermarket £7.99 and this is issue 4 (I really want issue 1,2,and 3 now. It is packed full of things I would love to make and I was debating getting it due to the price but I am glad I did now

Bye for now should be back a lot sooner this time...


Sunday, 1 September 2013

A house we can call HOME :)

Finally after lots of anticipation we have moved in...It is lovely and quiet here with lots of lovely shops full of inspiration, I think our hearts belonged to the country as we have settled in so well.

There is quite a lot to do..

But we love our house and we are very happy here, it's a blank canvas inside at the moment so I/we are having a great time designing each room, looking for  schools, exploring and exploring and finding such lovely quaint shops....We have only been here a week but it seems like longer...

With love


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Moving on............

It has been a long time coming but finally we have our new house and are relocating to.........

Can you guess? the town with the cobbled street and the stream running down the middle.. in the West Country ?

It's Frome we are all very excited here to be moving and should land there around mid August time :)  This blog will liven up some what soon once we move but until then I hope you are all having a beautiful summer in this heatwave we are having.

Speak soon LBF xx

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Meet Doris

I may not be on here often at the moment but am never too far away...

I just wanted to put a quick little post up about the new arrival in my family

this is Doris :) and me and her are going to have lots of fun over the next few weeks,months and years.... I am so looking forward to my clothes making journey. I have wanted a mannequin for agesss and agggggggeeeesss and finally have her and after watching the Great Sewing Bee I got that extra push to finally purchase.

Will be back real soon with some Doris work I just have to measure everyone in the house now :)

Hope you are enjoying the lovely spring sun x

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Ok let's have some happiness around

Well we are still waiting to move but is all good as I am preparing so by the time we get there I will have made so many things which I will post when finished.

I wanted to spread some happiness and to introduce one of my daughters who loves to sing I do the same only I don't seem to have the same tone but sing I do all the same..here is a recent youtube video of daughter number 2


We are all very upbeat here and the moment and I really hope you are too :)