Wednesday, 30 May 2012

What I bought at the carboot sale...

A lovely little basket (you can never have too many) which I will fill with sewing stuff. It was 50p.

10 little vests, all 20p each.

This baby box was filthy! I scrubbed it clean and peeled off the ABC label as it was hanging off. It cost me £2.

These blankets cost me 50p each. We love the hand knitted and crocheted baby blankets. We have loads now, preparing for an Autumn baby. They are in excellent condition.
A pretty little dress, some pink spotty leggings, a heart sleepsuit and pink fleece jacket. All cost 20p each.

A little toy - 20p.

Avent bottle warmer, £2.50. Brand new.


Great Uncle Bulgaria! I didn't need him, I just love the wombles. He was £2!!!

Cotton - yellow, bright pink, black and white (£1.40) I've got loads os sewing projects waiting, so I'm collecting different colours.

£1 a bag. I am knitting squares to make a blanket/throw for my sofas. I love these colours!

Brand new - £1 each. These books follow on from 'Call the Midwife'.

2 pretty little glass jars. I've been looking for these for so long. They cost me 20p each! I will fill them with cotton wool balls and cotton buds to go on my dressing table.

2 bras for Alice (new) costing £1 each. She's pregnant!!!

These sheets are brand new and cost me £1.

This wallpaper border cost me £5 for the 3. It is mamas and papas. This is going up in the baby's room this weekend!

6 little cardies, each beautifully knitted by someone much more talented than me! We have bought a couple of pink bits, but not much. all of these are different sizes, but the baby is predicted to be 5lb because she hasn't been growing properly. I am constantly looking out for tiny clothes. These cardies were 20p each - bargain!!!

Didn't we do well???!!!

Hopefully the nursery will be finished soon :-)

Mandy xxx

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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Happy Birthday Alice xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


My baby is 17 today and she's going to be a mummy herself soon. My baby is having a baby so I suppose that's it, she's all grown up now.


I'm so excited about the new baby and have been buying gorgeous things. I'll have lots of pictures to share soon because the nursery is being decorated at the moment.

I hope you've had a lovely birthday Alice
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

My marriage of steel!!!


On Friday we celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. This year is represented by steel, which I think is appropriate for us because our marriage grows stronger everyday. We have been through an awful lot in the past year, but we help each other to keep on going, no matter what is thrown at us next.

Ashley bought us the dvd 'Call the Midwife'.

We went to Stow-on-the-Wold for the day, it was lovely! We love the Cotswolds and treated ourselves to a look around the shops and lunch in a tearoom.

I didn't take any photos, but I have some of the other things I've been up to lately:

Cheese scones
Lemon cake
Waving goodbye to our old car, making way for the Mitsubishi Warrior.
My 1st attempt at millionaire's shortbread
Rock cakes
Fruit scones

Plain scones

I did baking on Sunday too, but as usual, I forgot to take any photos. I made 2 victoria sandwiches, one with strawberry jam, the other with my homemade blackberry and apple jam, some individual coffee cakes and iced fairy cakes. The cake tins are full and I'm building up a stock in the freezer too.

A crafting afternoon ahead for tomorrow...

p.s: I can't leave comments on anybody's blogs and I don't know why and I don't know how to make it better :-(

Please help if you know how.

Mandy x