Three Violet Buttons

Hello! Sorry, again, for the lack of daily blogs, been busy crocheting the blanket order which is all done now so will try get back into blogging! A lovely school Mum told me she missed my blogs today so thats spurred me to start up again!

Here’s my five positives for today!

  1. Sunshine. Had a bit of sunshine this afternoon so Violet and I sat on the grass outside for a bit, she was giggling at me throwing a plastic ball up and down, I was giving her the ball to have a play but she kept giving it back to me so I’d throw it again!
  2. Plants revived! Over the weekend my husband moved some seedlings from the unfinished patch at the back of he garden into one of the borders. They were a bit droopy from being moved and we weren’t sure they’d survive but they are starting to look up!
  3. Waiting for Daddy. Millie was sat outside the front waiting for Webby to come home tonight. She always asks what time Daddy’s coming home, its lovely! I think she was excited to show him her new school bag!
  4. Percy Pigs and Colin Caterpillars. My husband came back home from work with two bags of sweets for me from Marks & Spencer, I love little gifts like that!
  5. Three Violet Buttons. Finally I’ve opened up my shop on Folksy! Have spent a fair bit of time working on a banner for it today, and listing a few items. I’ve got a couple of pars of booties in my head I want to make, need to build up my stock!three violet buttons
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A bit of positivity!

Hello!! Seem to have accidentally taken a break from blogging, I do apologise! This last week has been half term break for Millie and Xander and it hasn’t been the best break! Xander was getting over his earache, I had an infected eyelid (not pretty!), Millie has had a cold which came with an itchy rash and Webby and Violet still snuffly too! I blame the lack of flaming sunshine!!

So I definitely to be finding positives!!

  1. Leg ache. I woke this morning with achey legs from running yesterday. I’ve not been for about 3 weeks which is long enough to make them ache from doing half an hour! Need to get back into it for my run end of the month!!
  2. Shop! Think I’ve decided on a shop name now! But need to work on a banner before I can open up! I’ve already had some sales from my facebook page though, the booties seem popular and I’ve had a couple of enquiries about blankets!
    Purple booties 3-6 months!
  3. Sunshine! It’s been warm the last couple of days and doesn’t it make a difference!! Felt really good now my eyelid infection has cleared up and my skin is ok for now! The children have been playing outside in the garden and planting over the weekend which has been lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. Today. Went with my Mum and Dad to exchange some tops Mum had very kindly bought me that unfortunately didn’t fit! We had a coffee in Marks and Spencer, I had a cheeky scone with jam & clotted cream (probably double the calories I burnt off by running!!) then I popped to Homebase to use a voucher we’ve had since Christmas and get some wall paper and last bits we need to do the girls’ room! Let the decorating commence!
  5. Hanging basket. Before the school break a friend gave me a hanging basket, just because, so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m determined to not kill it and even managed to water it this morning ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s all in the name!

Feels like its been ages since I did a five things post, been busy crocheting! But not crocheting this evening as I’m so sleepy I’d probably fall asleep and take my eye out with the hook! So here’s a five things post to catch up a bit! This is my 100th post!!

  1. Sunshine! We’ve actually had some, warm (ish) sunshine! And it’s even Bank Holiday weekend! The rain is sure to show it’s face tomorrow in true traditional fashion but we shall be hitting the Bowerย nonetheless since the kids want to go and seemed to enjoy it last year!ย Back to today, it’s been a seeing family kinda day! Lots of playing outside with cousins, cake eating and tea drinking at my in-laws then to my folks for dinner and more playing outside with my brother and his family. We’ve come home with plants for the garden from my brother and Mum! Thanks!
  2. Earache be gone. Xander came out of school with earache on Friday which seemed a bit infected so I took him up to the minor injuries at local hospital last night and the nurse gave him antibiotics. I’m glad to say it seems much better today and isn’t causing him much pain although he’s still a bit deaf!
  3. Talking. Webby and I had a good chat last night about how I should stop worrying about my skin and what other people think about how it looks when its playing up. When its bad I withdraw a lot and try to hide it, especially when it’s on my face, I worry to much about people thinking I look awful!He talked some sense into me and so I’m trying to worry much less about it, as he pointed out, the fact I worry about that probably doesn’t help! He’s a gem โค
  4. Haka! Webby learnt the Haka whilst on a course couple of weeks ago, and while he was on another course last week he was teaching it to some of the people he was on it with! So today he’s been teaching the kids and they loved it!! Millie has got all the moves but wants to learn the words too, Xander has got the face down to a T!
  5. Crochet. As I’ve mentioned I’ve picked up crocheting again! I decided to make a few bits to have in a ‘for sale‘ folder on my Facebook page! I’ve had orders for three pairs of booties and people enquiring about blankets and the VW print too ๐Ÿ™‚ Considering opening an online shop, but need a name… the only one that’s popped into my head so far is ‘Yarn Over, Click’.. ‘yarn over’ being a crochet term and ‘click’ for the click of pressing button on a camera!
    9-12 months booties.
    newborn blue booties.
    newborn raspberry snuggle and booties set.

    rainbow snuggle.

Well, I am 30!

  1. Morning! Had a lovely morning – popped to town and had a chat with ladies in The Sewing Shop, and a lady I went to school with in the bead shop, didn’t know she worked there! Then went home and made more cakes – the ones I made the other day seemed to have been demolished (the cake fairies of course, I couldn’t possibly of eaten them all..)
  2. Afternoon tea. Was my turn to have the two friends I see weekly here, hence the cake making! They went down well ๐Ÿ˜€ Lovely afternoon was had!
  3. Twinkle twinkle. Violet has been opening and closing her hands when I sing twinkle twinkle, so cute! She does her little dancing jig too! Love her!
  4. Millie. She made my Dad and I laugh this afternoon. She found a grey hair on my head which she found highly amusing and went to tell my Dad who joked that it was them that were causing it! Millie said “Well sheย is 30!”


    Was taking photos of Xander and me too ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Crochet. Almost finished the bit of crochet I was doing – a baby comforter/snuggle, though ran out of white! Thinking I might try selling!

Have seven!

Been a been slack in posting my five things recently! Apologies! Violet hasn’t been settling to well in the evening so been tricky for me to get chance to sit and type! HEre are a few positives for the last few days!

  1. Babysitting. I did a spot of baby sitting for Jodi on Saturday night! They had been to a wedding! It’s a long day for little ones so I sat with the two little boys so they could stay for the evenings celebrations! I took Violet with me who fell asleep and settled on the sofa to my left, then Albie came and fell asleep on the sofa to my right (after drawing a lovely picture of Sylvie and Violet!), I was wedged!
  2. ‘I love you Mummy’. I took Xander with me to Morrisons yesterday to get foody stuff, he fancied some Shreddies so they got popped in the trolley! As we got out of the car he randomly said ‘I love you Mummy!’ ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Assignment done! Webby had an assignment due in today but hadn’t had time to do any of it until this weekend so he got stuck in and managed to get it done over Saturday and Sunday! I proof read it last night and was impressed! He has so much knowledge! ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. Great Aunt. My Great Aunt visited this weekend to meet Violet, there was a bit of a family gathering at my folks’ house on Saturday which was lovely! ย We went back yesterday and I actually remembered my camera so managed to take some snaps! (I photographed my friend’s sister’s wedding earlier this year and left the house without my camera, had to go back and get it after dropping Violet off at my Mum and Dad’s!!)DSC_6908
  5. She’s back! Millie’s teacher has been away for a few months and they’ve had a supply teacher instead. Millie’s really missed her as she’s a really lovely lady and today she returned, Millie was so excited!
  6. Dubster. Violet aka Dubster (Her initials are VW – Volkswagen aka V-dubs – Dubster!) She had her 9 month development check on Friday, everything all ok, Health Visitor seemed quite taken with her! She’s coming on leaps and bounds so quickly, it’s amazing and scary and going far too fast! The last couple of nights she hasn’t wanted feeding to sleep, but has lay in bed next to me and just drifted off, I could just lie there and watch her!
  7. Crochet. Off to have a muffin and do some crochet! ๐Ÿ˜€

Everybody needs good neighbours!

Did you read the title to theย Neighbours theme tune?! I did! Here’s todays five!

Everybody needs good neighbours! :: keep it simple

  1. Skin. Skin is much much better today! Got a couple of sore patches but redness has gone down and eyes aren’t so puffy! I’m having a go at cutting out food from the nightshade family – potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, aubergine. paprika and cayenne as I’ve read they can cause flare ups. Also known to make arthritis worse.Worth a try! 
  2. Neighbours. Chap from across the road came to say hello as I was walking up the road. He’s lovely and offered to pass on his local paper (that we haven’t been getting as our drive is set back off road!) Love having friendly people around!
  3. Print. The VW print my friend ordered arrived today, I love how photos look when they’re printed, digital photos don’t look the same on screen, much better when you can hold them! Hopefully she’ll agree ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Good book. Millie was in the ‘Good Book’ at school today for some maths work, super star!
  5. Husband. Back home after a night away at work! Always a lovely feeling to have him back home ๐Ÿ™‚

Let the sunshine in!

Five positive things today :

1. Let the sunshine in. Been another glorious sunny day! Even bought myself some new sunnies!

2. Scones. While Violet napped this morning, meaning I couldn’t carry on noisy housework, I baked scones! Had to use some wholemeal flour as ran out of white but they’re ok! Nice with butter and rhubarb & ginger jam!

3. Friends. Had something on today that I was a bit nervous about but felt much more at ease after kind words from a few friends (and a hug from one!), and a phone call from Webby ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Skirt! Got to wear the skirt I made today! First time I’d worn it out! Had a couple of compliments too! ๐Ÿ™‚

5. Family tea. My folks were looking after the kids while I popped to town this afternoon, my sister in law was there too, I met Webby while I was out and when we got back to Mum’s he went and picked up my brother and we all had dinner together! Great food, lovely company ๐Ÿ™‚

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