Tuesday, 10 May 2011

First of all I have completed the cupcake panel for the giveaway:

Don't forget to enter here by leaving a comment - the giveaway runs until 13th May.

I hope you have all had a nice weekend? 

We had a pretty quiet one (as usual!!) on Friday I had to give in and go into Portsmouth (I hate going into Portsmouth!!) to get my eyebrows threaded as I was beginning to look like Dennis Healey!! 

There is a lovely Indian lady in Debenhams who does it and she is fabulous, the only person who can ever make my pale caterpillars look like beautiful arches worthy of any celeb!!

Whilst I was there I naturally had to pop into Fabricland and I made a couple of purchases:

The red t-shirting is to make another maxi-dress and I also got these to make skirts:

You'd think at 38 I'd be past ice-cream and skull prints wouldn't you? But I'm not. I still wear my hair in pigtails too....

On Saturday we went to Petersfield and had a mooch around the charity shops and the "Smelly Book Shop" - this book shop is a rabbit warren of floor to ceiling bookcases with all manner of "smelly books". I was delighted to come around a corner and find my boys:

I had to take a picture with my phone as I was so pleased to find them as absorbed as I was - in fact it was Hubby who decided he'd had enough first!!

We had dinner with old friends on Saturday night which is always really good fun and then I spent much of Sunday sewing as Hubby was out racing his radio controlled cars.

Today I had a little mooch around the garden.

The clematis is starting to flower:

Isn't it a gorgeous colour? Mother-In-Law bought it for us last year, she also got us this aquilegia:

Which has self-seeded and produced two of these:

Isn't that amazing? I love "free" plants.

This one was a cutting from MIL as well, not sure what it is (I'm rubbish) but it's pretty AND pink:

As you can see we go for the wildlife look in our flowerbed - plant it and let it do-it's-thing - I'm not one for trimmed and formal which is just as well with Hubby's attitude to lawnmowing!!:

What did you get up to this weekend?

S x

PS Don't forget the giveaway - there are only a few entries so far which is a bit disappointing for me but good for you as you have a good chance of winning!!


  1. Those flowers and fabrics are gorgeous! :)
    Ashley x

  2. Your garden looks fabulous. I love relaxed gardening.

  3. Hi Sarah,
    I love the colour of the Clematis, such a glorious magenta/crimson? Plants that self sew are priceless, it's one of the things I love about foxgloves. They come up in the most ridiculos places and I just leave them. I've also had primulas, feverfew and lobelia come up all by themselves. I love the fabric with the ice cream sundaes on. Oh yum, I would be so busy looking at the fabric all day longing for an ice cream.
    In answer to your comment on my blog, the weather has turned extremely cold today for this time of year anyway. It was only 12 (max) today and is going to be about 9 (max) tomorrow. Down the hill will be a few degrees warmer but where we are in the Ranges, it tends to get very cold.
    Hope you have a great week,
    Anne xx

  4. What gorgeous photos!!!
    And it's great to see kids reading, it always makes my heart warm to see mines snuggled up with a book.
    And you're never ever too old for such gorgeous material!!!

  5. Hi Sarah, found your blog via, hmm, not sure by which route I got here but I'm glad I did. The little pink flower is a type of geranium and they will take over if you leave them to their own devices. Love the photo of your boys in the bookshop, how very refreshing. Have a good week. Lesley x

  6. I've got that clematis too and it's just started to flower - wonderful colour! Yes, the pink flower is a hardy geranium or cranesbill - they're great, but they do spread a lot! I like the skull fabric! Abby x

  7. Hi Sarah. Loving watching everything bloom right now. Your garden is looking quite lovely. :)

  8. Hi Sarah...another of my favourite flowers the Aquilegia and love that they self seed too lol
    Thanks for popping by and you like the paper flower garlands..having so much fun, a love affair with paper l've had since a child lol
    Hugs Suz x

  9. ooops forgot to say l do use some punches but mostly they are all hand cut with my trusty pair of scissors l had since the year dot
    Hugs x


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