I went to Cheltenham last week-end with my friend Laura. We stayed overnight in The Big Sleep hotel and got two child free shopping days! It was fab!! Please excuse the photo we had to take one of ourselves.
We went to Raymond Blancs Brasserie Blanc restaurant for dinner. I have to say I was slightly disappointed with the food although the sticky toffee pudding I had for desert was to die for.
We did a LOT of shopping. I'm not very girly and I hardly ever wear dresses but I was tempted during this shopping trip and egged on by my partner in crime I did actually buy one. Here is the evidence. What do you think? I love it. The fabric is really soft and its really pretty with a Cath Kidston like pattern. It covers everything up and looks ok with tights and boots. Perfect!
We didn't stay out late partying but went back to the hotel and lay in our beds under the duvets drinking wine and eating maltesers whilst chatting. It was so much fun.
Laura was the brains behind our recent cake stall success and is a baking genius! I'm not sure I showed you photos from her daughters recent 'bug' themed birthday party. She has such great ideas. The fake grass on the table looked great.
A beautiful bug birthday cake
The birthday girl Amelia with Izzy
She even did bug themed party buckets instead of party bags with snail biscuits, more worms in jelly, a bug pot etc. She should write a blog!
Jon had the horrible task of clearing out his parents house recently. He came home with a big wooden box which turned out to be this gorgeous vintage Singer sewing machine. Its a lovely thing to have inherited. I can't wait to see if I can get it working. Anyone else have an old Singer?
I finally did a bit more sewing. A Nintendo DS case for Izzy's friend Sawyer. This is similar to the one I made Izzy only it has a thing that he can attach it to his jeans rather than a wrist strap which I much prefer. Its padded again to protect the DS if it gets dropped.
its lined in a navy blue fabric
with more pockets for his games. I hope he likes it!
I also made some little hair clip tidies for my mum to give as presents.
I received a gorgeous parcel from a lovely online craft shop called Pur-ple today. All packaged up in cute little paper bags. Firstly some buttons and charms
lovely postcards and bakers twine
The lovely lady at Purple also sent a few little extras too. How lovely is that?
I love these charms. So cute!
I also bought a lovely little owl door stop for my friend Debi
All such good value too. I really recommend checking out the website. Couldn't resist adding this photo of Izzy and Sam tonight. Looking cute just before Sam poked Izzy in the eye and World War 3 started!