Wednesday, 27 February 2013

bean can cakes...



we made some bean can cakes in the holidays
inspired by this taken from my 'fun with the kids' Pinterest board
It was a bit tricky getting them out!

How addictive is Pinterest!
Oh my goodness, I need to book into Pinterests anon!
hours of my life just disappear looking at all the ace inspiration!

just turn around Lise and walk slowly away from the computer.....

Monday, 25 February 2013

just a bit proud...





Well it's been a super busy half term,
the kids are all back to school today and I've been wandering around a very quite and peaceful house picking up the debris.... bits of broken light Sabre, a swim cap, half eaten apple, Ninja Lego etc... 
then I saw my certificate from our Italy Trek reunion and felt very proud,
How buddy fantastic is that! Just brilliant!

When I went to Italy I wanted to share the amazing experience with everyone, especially Chris, I think it's even harder for the loved ones of someone going through cancer treatment as they feel helpless and full of worry and Chris was so super fantastic at supporting me when after I'd finished my treatment I said, " right then I'm off to climb three volcanoes! ".. and why not!

So,
For Christmas I enrolled Chris on Trek Nepal for Yorkshire Cancer Centre, so he could go on his own fundraising adventure! 

Our friend Steve is going to join him, and maybe another friend too and they've thrown themselves into fund raising so amazingly, I'm so super proud!

So,
I plan to do another screen print to help them raise money, based on Nepal, and have started collecting reference here

These are my fave for inspiration so far...



Nepal text
Nepal stamp
I just love the fact that something that started so devastatingly rubbish just get more and more positive and fab.

Why don't you sign up for an adventure!?

Saturday, 16 February 2013

love song...


Remember this from a couple of years back?
I did a post mentioning it.
Sky drew me this picture called  'Colour of Love' and I thought it would make a great screen print and
 it has been brightening up desk ever since 
until...











9 screen later love song!




 Our first mother and daughter collaboration!
Sky is very pleased with it as am I !
It was a lovely cheery print to do!
Have a very colourful weekend:)







Monday, 11 February 2013

Mucho Love





Spreading Muchisimas luuuurve to chase away the Monday blues!

I sneaked this card in on last Wednesdays screen printing session, a wee bit late for Valentines, 
but I think you can send mucho love anytime not just on the 14th of Feb! so there!:)



Thursday, 7 February 2013

grow flowers...



I stitched a little quote that I like to hang in the kitchen this week, on some lovely lined linen I bought from Etsy. I love to have quotes, affirmations and wee reminders around the house, it's good for the soul!
and...


Happy 89th birthday Gran!
Keep smiling and laughing gorgeous lady!xxx
I'm off now to visit, took the day off work and stayed up late to bake a ginger cake with whiskey icing and homemade leek and potatoe soup, going to call for some crusty bread to dip on my way!
Doesn't get better than that!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

sweet animation...


I'm a great believer in fate and things happen for a reason,
this is a beautiful short animation,
very apt for the run up to valentines:)

Monday, 4 February 2013

been watching...


This film, To Kill a Mocking Bird, with Gregory Peck,
It's one of my favourite books, I've read it 3 times, and the film is equally wonderful.
What have you been watching lately? any recommendations?
have a fab Monday:)

Friday, 1 February 2013

still feeling good.....

                              

I'm feeling good..... I've completed my first year in remission today, GET IN!
We Kicked some cancer butt Ninjargo Kung Fu Panda Stylie as Sonny would say!
Just 4 more years to go for the all clear and then I can have my 45 and still alive party!
Excellent!
Hope you're feeling good this fabulous Friday, order a curry, put a lovely bottle of something in the fridge, buy a giant bag of Maltesers and tell your loved ones you love em!
life is good!....