Sunday, 24 April 2011

More Random Spring Photos and Farm Goings On


This is the old oak tree, he’s a very old man now but he still gets a hug from me.

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The hawthorn blossom all ready for the May Queen.


The girls coming down the track to be milked.

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Moss and the girls. They were quite horrid to Moss today and kept chasing him, he soon saw them off though.


Clive church.


Weekend Away in South Shropshire

Every now and again we take Betsy, our caravan, away for a few days. We don’t go far, just far enough to get us away from the farm so the OH can relax and switch off. Anyway, last weekend we took the van down to Craven Arms.

We didn’t do much on Friday except pop into the local Discovery Centre. I was a tad disappointed with it to be honest. Too geared up for infant/young junior school kids. Not enough ‘meat’ for the older/adult person.

Anyway, on Saturday we popped into Bridgnorth, Ian had never been and it had been at least 6 years since I last went. It was a lovely day and we had lunch at Peepos near the North Gate. I was also lucky enough to bump into my friends Matty and Sarah from Bridgnorth Bouncy Castles. They had some of their bouncy bits down in Severn Park.

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Then on Sunday we popped over to the Stiperstones. It’s been years since I last went up there and Ian had never been at all.

You really don’t have to go far in Shropshire to see some stunning scenery.

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I’m actually not sure which of the rock outcrops is the Devil’s Chair. I saw some Stone Chats too but couldn’t get a photo of them.

If you want to read a bit more about the Stiperstones click here

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Friday, 1 April 2011

Award Nomination

Soap book

I have recently just learnt that my Soap Book publisher, How2Crafts, has just been nominated for an award. How cool is that. It’s in the Best Content Innovation section and you can read all about it here.

I have also just added two more recipes to compliment the recipes already in the book and they can be found here and here.

Stash Busting Challenge

Recently I challenged myself to make a few things using only scraps. I don’t have the time to make really big things so I aimed for small, achievable little projects. Here is something that I’m just about to finish, just got to sew the binding down. It’s from a Chook Shed pattern. I changed the colours and fabrics for a more soft and girlie look.


This is the original pattern and can still be ordered from Fiona Marie.

Here is a sneaky peak at my ‘work in progress’. What do you think?


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A Bit of This and That.

I can’t believe it’s nearly a month since I updated this blog although I have updated my Pink Poodle Quilts blog more recently if you’re interested in sewy things.

Spring has definitely sprung and everywhere is full of yellow daffodils and other spring flowers. The fruit trees are full of blossom too. I can’t wait for the longer days and warm sunshine.


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And here’s a recent photo of my gorgeous little grand daughter Rhiannon. Is she cute or is she cute? She is soon to be joined by a little brother or sister.



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