Wednesday, 30 January 2013

All our Yesterdays

Today my little Granddaughter, Alice starts school. Would someone please tell me where did the last 5 years go?
She is adorable and I love her to bits of course. She now has a sister and a baby brother and is such a caring big sister. I am a very lucky Granny Apple.
Last night my daughter asked me for a picture of her aged 5. So I set to and came up with my daughter through the ages! She was very special too.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Little Scruff for Samuel

This little man is for my new little man. Samuel was born in August of last year and of course I had to buy a miniature bear from the lovely Jean Grogan.
I have her bears for his sisters so it is only fair. I also have two more in case my son wants to settle down and have children, but he can only have two as that is how many bears I have for him!

Anyway, Samuel's bear is just gorgeous, of course, and I wanted a vintage tin for him. This tin is an old Clotted Cream tin I found on eBay. Just perfect in size and aged looking.

Did you ever go on holiday to Devon or Cornwall and send a tin of clotted cream home for Granny? Happy days. This tin is still shiny bright on the inside but has oxidised on the outside with a few tiny paint spots on it. I like to think that someone's Grandad thought it was a good tin for bits and bobs and popped it on a shelf in his shed. I don't think he ever used it though as there are no scratches.

Well that is my news for now, if I was clever I would put a link on to Jeans's site. However, if you are reading this Jean, please put one in for me!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Help - I Can't Remember

For around four years I made and sold jewellery at Craft Shows, online and to friends. I sold a coral glass and china bead necklace to a work colleague who is now a friend.

A few months ago this friend handed me a bag of beads and told me her granddaughter had had an accident with it and would I please mend it for her. No Problem Sue.

Came home with the bag of beads and looked in the bag and closed it again. Oh My, I had no recollection whatsoever. . . . . Perhaps my bead friend had made it and Sue saw it at a Craft Fair. Nope!

Tonight I have settled down with the beads and this is the design I have come up with, but I have a feeling it was a-symmetrical design, maybe? I hope Sue likes the new way. ( I have a few beads leftover, bit like a flat pack kit I suppose)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

15 Minutes a Day

Some of you know I have family abroad! I may have droned on about it occasionally! Can you imagine how many pictures I have on the computer, two computers actually. Plus hard copies.

The first baby was born in 2007, the second 2009 and the third was born in 2012. All gorgeous children, of course, and happy and healthy, thank God.

So, I have decided to sort out the pictures, keep the best and make albums. Proper, old fashioned photograph albums.

I read somewhere that a lot can be achieved in 15 mins a day. This is true with washing dishes, ironing and tidying up. So, will it work with photos?

I will show you how I am getting along next week!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Old Pyjamas!

I wear pyjamas! Usually Marks and Spencer's. I hate to throw them out so usually keep them for just in case. (Not sure when I would ever need threadbare p.j.'s with the elastic missing. . . ) anyway, I digress.
I found a post on the Internet by, I think, Flossie Cupcakes for these sleeping bags and used up some of my collection. For some reason I always buy Pink, other colours seem wrong......Bye for now.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Well, that is it, holiday over. Now back to work. The new switchboard decided to malfunction today so not an easy day for my colleague and I. But, at least I have a new coffee mug for work. I like to see the good in most things!