Monday, 13 February 2012

Celebrations and making

Good evening

Now where did we leave off last time? Oh yes, the early start and someones 16th birthday. He had a lovely day out in London - got called up on stage and the over 300 students sang Happy Birthday to him - I think he went the same deep red as his school jumper! Oh and his teacher bought him a muffin and put a candle in it!!

As he was stuffed full of junk food and too tired Friday night, we saved the birthday cake till the next day. He wasn't too stuffed full of that to enjoy a meal out Saturday night and his first legal with a meal pint!

Now I was a big gutted when I found out the other week that the picture editing site (Piknic) I use is closing in April. I'd started to wonder what I could use instead and was happy when someone else suggested looking at Pixlr. I did and I think I could learn to like it and use it. There are some limitations but I think I've worked round those. First I loaded the 2 pictures into MosaicMaker and then put that collage into Pixlr to add the effects - not as quick as before but I'm happy with the results. Might even find time to make a new header sometime soon.

Now the weather this weekend was pretty pants - cold & very frosty on Saturday and then more snow yesterday morning. We eventually got out for a walk yesterday and most of the ice had washed away and it was fairly safe underfoot. All the indoor time meant apart from watching the rugby, I could catch up on some making;

Mini-raggies to come to Southwold with me later this month.

Teeny Tiny Hearts and Flowers courtesy of Lucy's blog - I shall put these together as a garland - just a hint of tradition towards Valentines Day tomorrow - don't expect anything else - we are not doing that this year! Instead we ordered each other a CD each and have agreed no cards!

Its half term here (I think it is just about everywhere??) and of course my growing boys are constantly hungry - coupled with little visitors tomorrow it could only mean one thing - baking time. Chocolate fudge cookies - so tasty - should still be some left for tomorrow!!

The week is filling up nicely - seems to involve me handing over money to the boys for various things as well as catching up with my family.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Kelly said...

Can't ait to see those hearts and flowers all strung up!! Cookies look yummy!!

Kashi said...

I want to eat those cookies. We are also giving each other CD's for Valentine's Day. Have a great one.

crafts@home said...

Those cookies look yummy.... Have a lovely half term with the boys, when they are there!!! Amazing how much money they need as they get older :(
Sue Xxx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Glad your young man had a great time and impressed you found time to craft! Cookies look yummy, could do with one right now to have with my hot chocolate.

Tea at Weasel's said...

I was wondering what I was going to use now that picnik is closing... thanks for the link to the other site I will have to give it a go!

Those cookies look amazing... I'm feeling very hungry now :) and I love those little hearts and flowers, they will look very cute as a garland!

Hope you and your boys enjoy half term too, thanks for your lovely comment on my post yesturday!

Louise xx

Jewel said...

Awe I love the little hearts and flowers! Can't wait to see them in a little garland!

And those cookies look delicious, would you be happy to share the recipe? xx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Happy birthday to your son! Sounds like he had a great time.

I like your hearts and flowers look forward to seeing them turned into a garland it will look so pretty.


Vix said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Nothing tastes as good as that first legal pint.
Love your creations. x

Pooh's Abode said...

Love the look of the cookies, Vicki - any chance you could send me the recipe?

Lisa said...

Those cookies look very moreish indeed!
Lisa x

Jo said...

Lovely makes.... and cookies look great! I find a good cookie suprisingly difficult to bake - I felt like a "proper Mum"'when I finally mastered them! Jo x

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Big son must have been SO embarrased when they got him up on stage! I can just imagine it! Bless him :o)

Your cookies look so yummy! When I come to tea, I want you to make them please ;o) LOL

Love your little ladies:o)
Pleased you've stayed upright during this icy weather my dear..You've taken such a long time to get this far....Are you still having physio? Bless you.
I still remember whenyou told us what you'd done. I never imagined for the life of me that that injury takes so long to get better my lovely...

You take care, and wrap up warm.
Love n hugs,
Donna xx

Madison said...

Aw, cute little flowers and hearts. The cookies look delish. Happy birthday to your son. Hasn't he grown up to be a handsome young man.

Madison xxx

Ellouise88 said...

Love the dollies! I've been busy making crochet hearts as well. They do get a bit addictive, don't they?