Sunday, 24 April 2011

The one with chocolate bunnies in

Good afternoon

I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter weekend? and its as sunny & warm where you as it is here in Suffolk. A lovely weekend so far - we've been out in 2's, 3's & even a 4! The boys are attempting a world record in how many easter eggs they can consume in a 48 hour period - least it means the chocolate mouse won't find any lurking in the cupboard next week when they are back at school ;)

Sadly all that is left of these 2 is their little gold bells - being worn by the boys on their wrists - least it means I can hear where they are!!

Someone asked on my last post what a diabolo was - well its 2 sticks connected by a piece of string which you use to juggle an eggtimer shaped piece of plastic - or something very similar to that. Little son has been busy practising whenever he's had a chance this weekend;

Up in the air

Catch it and get it spinning fast again

Throw it up in the air again - repeat until you drop it and then start again!!

We visited a massive carboot sale this morning (well 3 of us did). I've never so many stalls in my life and we didn't quite get round them all - the ones we did see had a few pretties on them;

A jug to match the plate from my last post.

Two pretty cups to turn into pincushions at some point. I can always find odd saucers but odd cups are hard to come by.

Its been a busy weekend for birthdays - yesterday was my little brothers turn (actually he just turned 24 and is not so little anymore) - tomorrow its the turn of my closest sister. When I was blog hopping a few days ago, I found something lovely on Lakota's blog - I just knew that it would be perfect for my sister. Sadly the necklace was out of stock but they had a ring in the same design;

I am glad her birthday is tomorrow - if it had to hang around any longer, I just know I'd end up keeping it for myself. Its so apt for her as she's the Deputy Manager of a charity shop in town.

As well as a few thrifted treats and that ring, I've also made her something too. Like me she loves things hanging from every handle/hook;

Upcycled ribbon, some vintage linen (too damaged to keep whole) and some red gingham.

Lastly I've just got to tell everyone the best news - I've won a giveaway - over @ Jackie's. I've won a bear especially made for me :) I can't tell you how excited I was when I read that post - in fact my happiness may have included a small happy dance!!

Right I'd best be off - I've roast pork in the oven - suppose I ought to sort some veggies to go with that!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

xxx Vicki xxx


crafts@home said...

You jammy dodger...... I so wanted to win the teddy bear:( Lucky you, I can't wait to see what you choose.... red polka dots perhaps :) What lovely finds you've had recently :) and the heart you have made for your sisters birthday is a real treasure, I'm sure she'll really appreciate it :)
Sue Xx

moonstruckcreations said...

We had the little cousins of those big bunnies - they have hopped off now tho....!!

Enjoy the weekend!


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

Oh glad I was able to help with a present buying dilemma. Did she like it? Lovely heart too, great idea to use damaged linens.

Happy Easter - my boys have also been wearing bells on their wrists, and have been hard at work scoffing chocolate. Great diablo pictures!

Saphy said...

congratulations on winning. love the little jug. Happy Easter.

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Happy Easter Vicki, glad your having a good one.
Love your CB finds and that ring is soo cute.
Luv Sophie xxx

Kandi said...

Congrats on our win, wonderful, I've got one if Jackies bears and it's sooo beautiful. Love that ring you bought I could fancy one if those. My kids have diablos too and we have had many a dunched head!
Kandi x

delia hornbook said...

Happy Easter those chocolate bunnies are lovely my boys had a couple of those 2 they don't seem to last long ;-) Happy birthday for your sister love the little heart. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, dee x

MarmaladeRose said...

Gosh I'm very impressed with the diablo photos! Hmmmm...I wonder how many you had to take to get the right shots, lol.

**Anne** said...

The heart you have made for your sister is gorgeous and what a clever way to use a piece of old linen. I'm going to keep that in mind for future projects.
Love those photos of your son with the diablo.
Anne xx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Congrats on your teddy bear win. Can't wait to see how it will turn out :)

Yummy to the scrummy pics, choccie buns and pretty teacups xxx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

*choccie bunnnies* ....obviously ;) x

Lisa said...

Love the teacups but LOVE that ring the most!
Yous sister is v lucky.
Happy Easter.
Lisa x

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

I love that ring, it's fab! The diabolo looks very complicated, I think I'd be standing well clear of it. Fab carboot finds too. I can't resist china. Amy x p.s. I'd love to know what I have squirreled away too! I have no bloomin' idea x

Florence and Mary said...

Sounds like you've been having fun over the Bank Holiday and looks like most of us bloggers have been enjoying the sunshine and visiting boot sales!

Victoria xx

JP said...

sounds like a good day!

The White House said...

Lovely finds at the car boot, love your heart.

Shirl x

WoodbankCrafts said...

Lovely finds and the heart looks really cool :) x