Thursday, 3 March 2011

The north wind doth blow.......

Good evening

And its felt cold enough to snow here for the past couple of days. All dreams of spring and the wearing of less layers than a polar explorer have gone out of the window. Today I even resorted back to the thick ski-mittens the boys bought me in the January sales - have been tempted to wear them in the house too.

In a bid to trick my body into thinking its warmer, I've treated myself to another hycanith - it normally lives on my kitchen window sill but I couldn't get a clear picture of it on there;

Some people hate the smell of these gorgeous flowers but I love it.

The postie brought me a new toy yesterday - a glue gun.


I've had such fun sticking things together - some repairs - like this brooch thats had its stone out for ages and ages;

And I've also been making a few little bits (earrings mainly) towards another stall (no date sorted yet);


I've also treated myself to some new zingy springy fabric & buttons;


I was brave today - I went to visit a local shop and took some samples to see if they would stock (on and sale or return basis) some of my makes - they said yes. Therefore I need to start churning out a lot of Rainbow Raggy dolls - my sewing table is becoming covered in body parts;


Just incase I get 5 minutes this week, I've treated myself to not one but two new magazines - I'd seen the Simply Homemade one on loads of blogs and MrVV managed to track one down for me whilst he was out and about;


Big son went on a course last night to train to be a Young Leader with the Scout Association. He's been a member since he was just 7 and is now helping each week with the Beaver Troupe. The boys love him - I don't think they really believe he was ever as small as them. He's earnt himself a new badge to sew on his uniform. He had more dates for more training later in the year - should keep him busy;


Lastly little son came home tonight and handed me 2 school paper towels which were wrapped around something. He goes to a Science Club one lunchtime each week and last week, they made bathbombs - he handed them over with the words 'Happy Mothers Day Mum' - early but lovely :)



Lastly the new list for the Photo Scavenger Hunt is out - I just wonder how many Lions I shall find in the Suffolk Countryside???

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

23 comments:

bibbitybob said...

It's been freezing here too. I'm very jealous of both your magazines and how sweet is your little son! x

Christy@WickedHappy said...

The weather may be cold, but clearly you have a Spring mindset! Love that hycanith and all the springy fabrics. Hoping things warm up for you soon.

carol at home said...

Congrats on the stockist, I'm sure your dolls will fly off the shelf.

delia hornbook said...

I sooooo agree with you on how cold it is...iv got how many layers on i cant remember iv lost count and big coat has made an appearance again and my joints well we wont even go there ;-)) I do love hycanith bulbs the smell is just wonderful. Great buttons i used the spotty ones on my xmas tree stockings there so cute, Well done to your son and bath bombs bless him how sweet ;-)) Great news about your stockist to. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

crafts@home said...

Oh, you do make me laugh.... what a great post, I think you should keep those gloves on when you go looking for lions!

Lisa said...

It is flippin freezing again isn't it?!
Well done you for getting some of your work into a shop, that's amazing.
I bet you find a few lions in strange places. I think when you're looking for these list items you look extra hard at things and notice more.
Have a great weekend.
Lisa x

lemonade kitty said...

It's cold, damp and misty here too, roll on summer. Love the earrings you made and good luck with the dolls, Lucey xx

moonstruckcreations said...

I would love a glue gun but some people seem to think it would be a dangerous toy in the wrong hands....how rude!!

I have been trying to get the simply homemade magazine, but cant find it anywhere...:( where did yours come from?

Helenxx

bellaboo said...

It's very cold here too this morning,although the sun is shining,which is better then the horrible grey and rainy days we've had of late.
Mr Boo was reminding me it was not that long ago we had snow at Easter...NO!...please not this year. Good luck with your lion hunting! :0)

maryannlucy said...

Huge congrats on getting your goodies stocked - but why the surprise, they are lovely! And congrats on 2 fab sons - what a proud mum x

Emma Kate said...

Congrats on the shop, that is brilliant news. Well done to your son too, bath bombs rock :)

Country Girl said...

I know where there're lions....

Bee happy said...

Firstly, well done on approaching a shop, very brave! I love Country Homes and Interiors and have a subscription but haven't heard of Simply homemade where did you find it?

Great blog!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Jackie said...

It certainly has been very wintry here in Suffolk! Guess that's one side of being ill - a good excuse to stay in the warm! Congratulations on your new stockist - how exciting! Mr S managed to track down Simply Homemade for me too - have loved looking through it and am hoping to have a go at a couple of things. Our hubbys are useful aren't they?! Have a lovely weekend x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Well done xx super news about the shop stocking some of your makes, they'll sell in no time at all Im sure :) I've treated myself to new mags today too. Looking forward to lounging on the sofa, reading them and drinking tea.

seaside sundae said...

It's far too cold down here in Kent. Love your makes and congratulations on the new stockist! Thanks for becoming my new blog Follower. You have a great blog. Kerry :o)

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Hi there, I've just found your blog and decided to follow, it looks pretty, you like vintage and crafting - and most importantly, making jam!

Congratulations on finding a stockist, I would like to ask the local gift shop about my candles but am a bit scared. I'm looking forward to a wander around your blog x

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Hi, just found your fabulous blog. Been v cold here in hampshire too :o( Ive also just bought a glue gun and looking forward to getting to 'stick things' lol. Scarlett x

Victoria said...

Hello there. I am new to your blog. Loving it already. The Homemade mag looks very interesting. Shame I have seen it - I am a beautiful magazine junkie. x

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

good luck with selling your raggy dolls! Love the earrings and the hyacynths lovely x

Pene said...

Me I have resorted to wearing fingerless gloves and a large pashmina whilst in the house as it's so ***ody cold!!would wear hat I got for christmas as well but G says thats just being stupid?
Roll on the summer then I can get out my umbrella and wellies LMAO
Pene x

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Vicki, well done on your new stockist, very exciting... I love your fabric and buttons, and am definitely going to keep my eye out for that new magazine, it looks brilliant. I know what you mean about the weather, isn't it freezing! Our heating broke down this weekend too so we are managing on a little electric heater at the mo! x

vintage mum said...

Hi Vickie Thnks for your comment about the download I didn't realise it was a widget whatever that is :) my lovely daughter did it for me in about 10 secs.
Well done going in the shop I just think about it, we need more young leaders they are a great help and it's always good for your future C.V.I hope he enjoys it.
bath bombs sound great, a scientist in the making.
Have a good week
cate x