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When am not doing the everyday stuff of life i am making things. Or thinking about making things....

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Mostly Red White & Blue

Wow what a day of Olympic sport yesterday. I did shed a tear last night by the time Mo Farrah Won his race as it was so emotional! What an amazing games we are having. Shame about the #footballpenaltycurse.Ooh I just invented a twitter hash tag inadvertently because of this crazy iPad keyboard.

Anyway I had a request from SJ for garden pics so here they are. Stokie Bloke is doing her garden landscaping at the moment so her family is all fired up by the garden. we are so pleased to be back in touch with them and inspiring them to get out in the garden again!

The beans especially have done well with the cooler weather and they look lovely with the sweet peas growing thought them.

we went to WRAP this week and I got some lovely fabric and the kids wanted to make flowers. They knew WRAP had the circular cardboard so this was their idea. I helped j and o did her own thing (natch!) guess which is whose. The cycling time trial was on while the glue and ribbons were flying!

wrap also has a selection of 1970s craft mags that someone has donated called Golden Hands. here is a funky sock pattern that strangely seems to be right back in fashion. I can t sock knit but I challenge Zola and deirdre to have a go!!!!

Here are two cushions which I made to go in the front rooms red white and blue theme how apt. They are made with a baby blanket which o had as a present and some vintage buttons from Luisa with hand sewing embellishment. Then I mastered the old invisible zipper and voila. They have been a long time in the making.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Mostly fruit

The weather rules us and the garden as usual. A very hot week Last week, (32degrees) then a dull moist week now.

We have been blown away by the Olympics. We loved the opening ceremony, totally British and eccentric! Mr Bean and 007, JK Rowling and Mike Oldfield with Jerusalem and Nimrod as sound tracks. Wow made me very proud. Anyway swimming, cycling and gymnastics have gripped us the most and the athletics starts this weekend, yippee!

Above are just some of the goodies we have picked this week.
I have also picked at least 4 lbs of redcurants and frozen some, jammed some and found a nicey spicey chutney which also uses the red onion crop.

We are also inundated with courgettes due to rain and short burst on sun. The kids are growing equally fast - they will need haircuts again soon! They have got new school shoes and we are nearly done for uniform shopping now. They have been very cheeky and saved some favourite pics from their Toca Boca games on the ipad, so I thought I would show you. I love the graphics and the little mad noises these games make.This hair salon one is funny. Duck Duck Moose is a another good educational games provider and we downloaded the Barefoot Books World Atlas which is really impressive too. we can learn all about the different countries in the Olympics! Jamie Leigh made a video of the kids using Imovie and she and O made a song using garage band! all very creative.

Lets hope the real hair cuts don't look like this

Difficulty and se