Easter Crafting

Hi all it has been a while since I posted last but I have been busy busy with Thymeless posies going to craft fairs and making up stock. I did my first fair in February which unfortunately was a bit of a wash out I think the only ones brave enough to come out were ducks ๐Ÿ˜‚. I am just back from my third one now and they are gradually picking up more business as the tourist season begins, but lets face it the recent snow has not helped in that area! I have another two fairs on over the Easter holidays so I am gradually starting to get into the swing of things and have met some wonderful crafters that have been very supportive ๐Ÿ‘. I shall post a few pictures of my stall below but for now I shall say over and out as hubby has just made me a lovely cuppa isn’t that nice and if I listen very carefully I can hear a hot cross bun calling my name! Take care folks, until next time x

Ooh I also got round to sorting out a facebook page so just go on and search Thymeless posies.

New Adventure

Hello my lovelys! Exiting times are ahead and I thought I would tell you about them! I am starting my own crafting business making felt flowers and bouquets I am selling on Etsy and my shop is called Thymeless Posies (I shall attempt a link at the end). I started making felt flowers for my own wedding and absolutely loved doing it, we had so many positive comments about them it was great. I have been thinking of setting up my own shop for a while but found many reasons not too! However with the new year on the horizon I have got to thinking there is no time like the present. Here are some photos of my creations.

OK now for the link bit, ThymelessPosies go on click on it! Did it work? Hope so I’m sweating here! Anyway if it did I shall be adding more too my shop soon so keep checking on that, and if it didn’t well I’m fiddling away in the background trying to get it to so keep trying for me ๐Ÿ˜‹ more posts soon but byesy bye for now x

September craziness!

Hello readers, yes I am still alive and well! It has been so long since my last post I was starting to wonder myself!

Anyway what have I been up to? Its certainly been busy here,at the end of August my Mum fell in the garden and broke her arm which has been a huge shock not only to her but the rest of us also because it not untill someone is out of action or not there that you realize how much they do for you (although this isn’t the case with you Mum well know how much you do for us ๐Ÿ˜›). So we have spent a lot of time backwards and forwards to the hospital since then.

My daughter started school full time this September so most of my time is now spent sat outside school waiting to pick her up. It seems so strange not having  her around all of the time chatting away to me. We have been in to  a Meet the teacher evening and she says she is settling in well but I spend so much time worrying ‘is she OK’, ‘what is she doing now’, ‘has she made friends’. 

There is so much more to write in this post but it will have to wait for now as my little one has just woken from his nap and apparently its time for a little something. I will be posting soon about my new business so keep checking in x 

P.S here is a quick snap of the Snowdonia mountain range from my back window, we have had really clear views the past week. 

My House Plants.

Hi there! So I just thought I would share a quick post with you about one of my loves, my house plants! I have always had plants around me from an early age as my Mum is a great Gardner (she’s even won awards you know!) I started collecting cacti I my teens as I guess we are all feeling a bit prickly then๐Ÿ˜› but as I got older and other things took priority my beloved cati books back burner, poor loves! However when me and the Hubby got our own home I rediscovered my love for all things green as I don’t think a home is a home without a plant in every room…… OK maybe two….. Or three, well its kind of got a bit out of hand as we don’t have a huge home. Anyway I thought I would share a few of my lovely’s with you starting with my new addition Ernie the cactus!

And here is Philli the cheese plant we have had her for six years and to be honest she is more  piece of furniture due to the size! My parents had one of these when they were first together in the 80’s and used to move house with it sticking  out the sunroof of a green citron 2cv.

Here are a few of the others.

And my hand made macramรฉ hanger. I am in the process of making another so keep checking this blog out as I will post how I made it too.

Well thanks for reading that’s all for now but more to come hopefully in the next few days. X

Weekend wonders.

Hello! Me again I thought I would enlighten you about what we have been up to this weekend.  We have had lots of family time which is great, His Highness has recently changed jobs and is working shifts of 4 day’s on and 4 off which is taking a bit of getting used to for all of us.  The temperature took a bit of a dip to what it has been on Friday which isn’t great for me as I suffer with Hypermobility syndrome and any coldness/ dampness/ stress or numerous other things seem to start off quite a lot of pain for me, so I haven’t been feeling great to be honest!  However I bought a new camera recently and wanted to give it a go so when we popped down to my dearly beloved parents for a bit I took some photos out in their garden.  I find being out in the garden very relaxing which is fab on one of my bad days and it helps me take my mind off things for a bit. Here are some of the photos I took

And I took a sneeky pic of the thrush that was sitting on the nest, I would now like to apologize to this thrush as I am new to this camera and had no idea that the flash was going to go off on her (hense the startled look) however no thrushes were harmed in the taking of this photo!

Also we nipped around to the in laws and Mother in law gave me some books on gardening, lots of inspiration in them so hopefully if I can get His Highness to keep an eye on the little monkeys of a bit I can crack on with that (hint hint, you never know he might read this!)

Today we had a family outing to Bangor, the rabble fancied a walk over the Menai Suspension Bridge.  I did point out it may take longer to leave the house than expected after we have faffed for half an hour about little toes caught in socks, shoes on too tight, no I don’t need the toilet oh wait now I do! Only to turn around and find the little man has been sick all over the second outfit of the day. Unfortunately I was right on most counts but we had a great time walking over the bridge and back and a brilliant photo opportunity again, win win!

Looking over to the Britannia Bridge.

Well there you have it a good time was had by all and we even got to listen to Barry Gibb at Glastonbury on the way back, what more could you want! Hope you have all had a great weekend wherever you are x.

Happy Campers

Well we have certainty been having a heatwave here in the UK and over the weekend me and the troops headed off to Shropshire.  It really is a special part of the world and also as I have family there it is a place that we love going to.  Unfortunately we got stuck in the aftermath of a nasty accident on the way and was delayed for 2 hours (I do hope that everyone involved was alright) which was interesting with the kiddies on board but thank goodness for the caravan toilet! Anyway when we arrived at the campsite we felt in holiday mood and got setup in no time.

Here we are in the middle with my parent’s cute Eriba caravan on the left. The site we stayed at was The Old School House in Shelve, we have been many times and love it, it is very peaceful, good facilities and friendly owners what more can you ask for! 

This was our first holiday as a family of 4 and although our trips away are not exactly the relaxing times that they used to be they certainly make some great memories  (however I do have to say that I didn’t find young Mr Squeaky exploding his nappy in his bouncy chair quite as humorous as he did). Missy May had her first time in the top bunk and is very proud that she can manage the ladder by herslf  and has now nearly managed the art of skipping  with plenty of practice up and down the site,  I have no idea where she gets the energy from!

We had a lovely lunch out at The Nags Head in Pontesbury on the Saturday which is not something that we do all that often (aka EVER!) but was super nice treat for our wedding anniversary and an early Fathers day treat for the Daddies in our rabble, great food  and very welcoming. Prepare yourself for cheesy grin!

It did get really hot though and I know, I know we shouldn’t complain but it was hard to keep the kids cool and although I had the little one I the shade and with suncream on the whole time he ended up mildly sunburnt which I feel awful about and I have to admit for my ignorance I didn’t really realise you could burn in the shade which seems foolish I know NOW! So please don’t be daft like me and keep those babies out of the UV light, he is absolutely fine now but they are so sensitive. 

Anyway to round up we have all had a great time even if we do need a holiday to get over the holiday haha! I hope you are all having fun in the sun out there. 

My First Post!

Hello! well this is my fist blog post so go easy on me, I will get better i am sure! if you want to know a bit about me and what this blog is going to be about then head on over to the “About” page.  For this first post I thought I would just write a bit about what me and my family have been up to this last week.  My daughter and me have set ourselves the challenge of reducing our plastic waste and I can tell you it is a challange! everywhere we look things seem to be packed and wrapped in the stuff, I mean really WHY dose a cucumber need plastic wrap! We have been (where possible) buying our fruit and veg without packaging and have found the local market really useful for this although you do need to put loose produce in some sort of bag so you don’t have to juggle carrots, tomatoes and onions up and down the stall (yes ok I did this but don’t judge, easy mistake!) a quick scan of the internet and I have found reusable produce bags! Why isn’t everyone using these, well probably because you do have to buy them yourself and obviously remember to take them with you, so they are not as convenient as the plastic bags that you just pull off the roll in the veg isle.  These bags cost about ยฃ10 for 6-10. and can be found on amazon, earthwise girls, eBay and many other places I am sure.  I am going to get some and will let you know how I get on.

As well as saving the world one plastic bag at a time we have been trying to make own cleaning products.  For cleaning the kitchen worktops I have been using half white vinegar and half water in a spray bottle and the result…… brilliant left everything squeaky clean in no time, the vinegar smell by the way does not linger and I think is a lot nicer than using harsh chemicals where you will be preparing food.  We have also tried our hand at DIY toilet bombs we used 1 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup citric acid and 1 tablespoon of washing up liquid, mix together and form into a silicone ice-cube tray, I didn’t have one of these so I just formed with my hands.  Leave the mix to dry and then put into a container and keep them in the bathroom, but REALLY leave them to dry ok, I got impatient and thought ooh they are done lets put them in an old glass coffee jar, very pretty! Half and hour later though and I can see why they call them bombs as the lid shot off and bounced all around the tiled bathroom, I thought we were under attack! Lucky nothing was broken and they seem to work pretty well, we get quite bad limescale here so I was impressed.

Well got to go make a much needed cup of tea after all that. At the moment we are sorting out the garden so will be posting soon about that and hopefully with pictures! Bye x