Thursday, 3 April 2014

Didn't I do well?!! Carboot sales, sewing again and Mother's Day goodies.

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't been around lately, but I've not had anything interesting to say!

A little declutter update for you...

Charlotte decided to do a Carboot sale last weekend (earlier than the end of my challenge) and took lots of my stuff with her. I priced my items to sell and they did.   I didn't make a huge amount of money, but it's all about the decluttering at the moment. As far as items go, I have cleared over 60 things from our home (thanks to Charlotte).  There are still boxes of stuff to sell, but these are neatly stored in the garage for the next sale. 

This event ended my challenge early, but I continue to find stuff to declutter and sell or throw out on a daily basis. 

I have started up my current sewing project again. I'm making a memory quilt for Daisy. Some of her clothes are too stained (she can't wear plastic backed bibs because she is allergic to the plastic)  to sell on, so I cut these up into 5" squares and sew them together. It is growing nicely... A photo will follow shortly. 

I was thoroughly spoilt on Mothering Sunday. Ashley treated us to an Indian takeaway on Saturday evening which was lovely. Sunday was an early start because we went food shopping, but I had beautiful cards, flowers, perfume, Emma bridgewater storage jars and chocolates!

Thank you Daisy xxx

Thank you Ashley xxx

Thank you Charlotte xxx

Cards are important to me and I keep them all. That's a lot of mother's days when Ashley is now 24!!

Thank you Ashley, Charlotte and Alice xxx

Finally a lovely card from Daisy 

Thank you grampy xxx

I love you all xxxxxxx

After lunch we went for a lovely walk over Everdon Stubbs (sorry but no photos because Daisy is in all of them). We looked for Peter rabbit and squirrel nutkin! 

He was at home all along!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day too. 

Mandy xx


  1. Ah, I love your jars! Also the Alien perfume is really nice. I used to wear Angel which I loved. X

  2. Aren't you lucky! I had a lovely Mother's Day too

    1. Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day too xx

  3. Good to see you back Mandy.
    It looks like you had a lovely Mothering Sunday methinks a bit spoilt, but I am sure you are worth it!!
    We have our Mother's Day in May.

  4. Glad you had a lovely Sunday. Those jars are gorgeous. Lucky you, you deserve it. xx

  5. Now that I have the kids I'm starting to appreciate the sentimental value of cards more. So pleased to hear you had a good Mother's Day - you deserve it! Sx

    1. Thank you Sara. I keep a lot of favourites are the ones my children made at school xx