OK, so that post title doesn’t make it sound like the best present ever does it..?! My big brother turned 40 towards the end of 2014, causing much merriment and mirth amongst those of us yet to reach this milestone 😉 I racked my brains for something to buy/make him to mark this auspicious occasion … Continue reading
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And then he was 3…
Crikey, SmallSmall is 3! How did that happen?! Even though the official Make Do and Mend Year has finished, we are still very much living by the ethos of it. So in keeping with that, SmallSmall had some ‘Pre-loved’ presents from the charity shop (and he was none the wiser!) Even my brother and his … Continue reading
A Grand Day Out!
It was my birthday at the end of October, and I think I make it quite hard for people to buy for me, as I don’t like to give a list of ‘wants’ and tend to think I have pretty much everything I could ever want or need. So last year, my wonderful family clubbed … Continue reading
Birthday number 2
So the second birthday in our triumvirate (is that the right word to use?) of birthdays was my lovely mum’s. She has been dropping some reasonably heavy hints that she wanted a pinboard/memo board for her new kitchen, so this is what we decided to make. And this is how you do it… What you … Continue reading
Birthday number 1
I posted yesterday about the fact that we celebrated not just one, but THREE birthdays in our family this weekend. And I thought you might like to know what we made for each of them. So first off, it was SmallSmall’s “number 2” birthday (as BigSmall called it). Being the second of two boys, he … Continue reading
My Mother-in-Laws Birthday..!!
Lat week, it was my lovely mother in laws birthday. She does a lot for us, helps us out babysitting, and even cleans the kitchen after she has been round for tea! But she is hard to buy for… Last year, when asked what she would like for her birthday, she thought long and hard, … Continue reading
My Make Do and Mend Birthday
This weekend was a busy one, and saw me celebrate my 30 something birthday! I wasn’t really sure what to expect, as with the greatest respect to my lovely hubby, I am generally the ‘maker’. He is most excellent at fixing, and making do, but doesn’t very often venture in to making. But I needn’t … Continue reading
How buying secondhand ended up costing….
Some of you may be aware that BigSmall recently celebrated his 4th birthday. In the way of Small people, he decreed that he should be given a bike for his birthday… We had already kind of decided this ourselves, so don’t panic that we were giving in to the dictatorial demands of a pre-schooler. My … Continue reading
Before it all starts-party party party…!
With a start date in the calendar of 1st September, I have decided that August will be a practice month! This will hopefully give me some feel for problems that might be encountered and will hopefully galvanise me into sorting out anything that needs sorting before my year starts. So far this month, the biggest … Continue reading