Monday, 9 June 2014

Sunday snippets

It's been a lovely week of bright, bright sunshine interspersed with great big plops of rain.  That's what makes Britain Britain! 

Monday, 2 June 2014

Sunday snippets

~ I'm loving the longer, warmer evenings and enjoying a quick half pint in a pub beer garden after work every now and then

~ The first bike ride of the year - it felt good to blow away some cobwebs

~ The annual ritual of making elderflower cordial has begun!  It was a bumper crop this year which should see us through the year

~ THIS cake!  I made it for my Sister's birthday from a recipe on Pinterest.  A hazelnut cake with a nutella filling to die for!  

~ An early morning dog walk by the river

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Personalised papercuts

Remember my Liberty fabric backed papercuts I posted about a few weeks ago?  Well I was contacted a little while ago by a lovely lady that is getting married this summer and wanted to commission me to make some personalised papercuts for her to gift to her three bridesmaids.  What a lovely idea eh?!  

It's got my mind whirring with new ideas... bride and groom names, children's names to hang in a nursery... watch this space!  I love working on commissions and knowing that my papercuts are a little part of someone's special day!


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Little signs

Sadly, we lost my lovely Nana two weeks ago and said our final goodbyes to her on Thursday last week. 
She lived a very full life of 95 years, was a remarkably strong and loving woman and I loved her dearly.  
One of the things I will always remember about her was her love of roses.  Her garden was always full of them and during summer visits to her we would always leave with a bunch of beautifully scented homegrown blooms to take home with us.  

She would have loved her send off on Thursday.  Plenty of sunshine, a room full of those she loved most, our memories of her being discussed with smiles on our faces and warmth in our hearts.

When we arrived home late afternoon, I took a stroll round our little garden and noticed that the first bud on our climbing rose had bloomed that day!  It's the little signs that remind us our loved ones are forever in our hearts.