Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Post Pals

Post pals is a charity dedicated to making sick children smile.

Their website is where you can find information about all the pals and their siblings. By sending a card, letter, gift or email to a child you know that you have brightened the day of a seriously ill child or their sibling.

Gifts don’t need to be expensive. Once Vikki (who set up post pals) sent some confetti stars to a young child who was screaming through her chemo and nothing they were trying would calm her down. They gave her some post to open and when she opened her card some confetti stars tumbled out. She stopped crying and started making pretty patterns with them.

Maybe next time you go on holiday you could take a minute to send a postcard to a child. They love to receive post from all over the world and you can sit back and know you have created a smile.


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

3 Positive things about today.

1) Looking at the photos of yesterday with Libby and Alex, so cute!
2) Birdy in the live lounge on radio 1.
3) Lots of craft things, made a few cards, sent off 2 under the sea craft kits for post pals siblings, happy days.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Granny Stripe Blanket

So my blanket still has a way to go but I thought I’d document the progress so far!
The pattern is from the lovely Lucy’s Attic 24 blog. Here is the beginning and here is the ta-dah moment!

Back in March….

Colours are all Stylecraft special DK. Top to bottom; Grape, Teal, Raspberry, Lavender, Pomegranate, Clematis, Meadow, Denim, Plum.

Baby Blanket!



I’ll be back when it’s finished!

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3 Positive things about today

1) I get to go and feed next door’s guinea pigs because they’re on holiday :) Last year I wasn’t well enough to go.
2) It’s only two days until Jo and the children come :)
3) Mum and Dad are going out for dinner together.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Learning to draw

I love being creative but I can’t say I’ve ever been very good at drawing but I’ve made it my mission to try and change this. I’m not wanting much, I just want to improve my drawing skills a little. So here are a few fairy drawings I’ve copied out of my flower fairy book. Hopefully next time I post my drawing will be better!


It’s finished!

So for a very long time (I’ve lost track of how long exactly!) I have been decorating my wardrobe because I tend to attack anything plain that comes near me with prettiness! Anyway, here is a picture… (It’s not a great photo but you get the idea!)


Top left is buttons and top right is magazine clippings/doodles/photos. Bottom left is my favourite photos of mine at the moment and bottom right are hearts I have made including crochet, paper, glittery, sequined etc..

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Cocktails and cakes

So the idea of turning 18 is freaking me out somewhat but, on Tuesday, the girls came round and we had cocktails and cake and I really enjoyed it. It was lovely to see them all, though half a cocktail in and the migraine kicked in but I managed to stop it in time. I <3 Migraleve! And the pain the next day was definitely worth it! I’m not quite so scared about my actual birthday now. I think I’m learning to enjoy it. Age is just a number. Anyway, here are some pictures…

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Friday, 8 July 2011

Tomorrow when the world wakes up, Ill be in another town.


I miss travelling. I can’t wait for the day when I can just get up and leave. Explore. Learn. Discover. Just me and my camera.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Her dreams give her wings and she flies to a place where she’s loved <3


I’ve just had my fairy fixed who has been sitting wingless in a cupboard for years and I’m getting over whelming cravings to delve into the loft and dig out my old flower fairy book. Never too old.

I believe in fairies.