You may remember that last year I set myself the challenge of organising 70 presents for my mums 70th birthday on Christmas Day. One of my ideas was to email various celebs asking for signed photos as a cheap way of getting the total up! This kept me amused for many days usually as a way of completely avoiding doing anything productive with my time. Top celeb was obviously Phillip Schofield who sent me a signed photo in 3 days (check out the Silver Fox in all his glory here. I had kind of forgotten about it until yesterday when I opened my post and found this
A signed photo of Ant and Dec! Its only 6 months late but hey better late than never. Shame on you Alan Titchmarsh, the Loose Women, Simon Cowell, Torvill and Dean and Cliff Richard for your lack of response (they were for my mum!). I'll just have to keep Ant and Dec for myself.
Had a little shopping trip to John Lewis the other day to spend some birthday vouchers. Couldn't resist the following gorgeous fabrics
and a couple of books to inspire me
I had a go making a hair band tidy for Izzy. She had hundreds of hair clips and bands strewn across her bedroom and I had been meaning to make one for a while. I'm pretty pleased with it and think I will make some to sell at my next craft market. Apologies for the terrible photos taken on my phone in bad light. It was the best I could do!
The clips go on the long ribbon bit and at the bottom there is a loop for the hair bands that has a popper fastening behind the smaller flower. Izzy loved it. I'm going to try some different designs like butterflies and cupcakes I think.
Finally my little baby Sam is now a big boy in his very own big boys bed! We caught him trying to climb out of the cot and knew that was it. His cot converted into a cot bed and he absolutely loves it. He stays in his bed in the morning now reading his books rather than shouting at us to get him up like he used to at 6.30am every morning. We just need to get rid of that dummy now......