It was #2's last day in Primary school so we went out for a celebration tea...finished with ice cream in the sunshine
We then watched the Olympic opening ceremony - which was all agreed was bloomin marvellous. I loved how different it was from Beijing - good work Danny Boyle.
Other than that it's been the usual busyness - although we did find both time and sunshine for an annual 'chips and crochet' in the park with my good friend Jane and her boys (we crochet, the boys play and eat chips)
Made all the more special by the addition of my beautiful blanket, made by same said friend!
Speaking of herself - I
borrowed shamelessly stole an idea from her while taking tea in the shed.
She had the loveliest floral curtains up - which I learnt were from Ikea. I managed to get a cheap set on EBay and put them up at our front window.
I was all set to hem and sew them - but Jane said 'Oooh no, just chop them up and whack some Velcro on them'. It worked a treat - and since I bought a jumbo sized roll of sticky backed Velcro I'm now going round the house wondering what else I can stick up!
Our house has a pretty facade but is on the main road into Timperley village so non too private. We've thought about putting a pretty glass film on before now but it always ends up being really expensive. This option took less than an hour and cost
less than £25! result.
I also received a lovely package from Jooles at Sew Sweet Violet.
Her daughter Sweet B has been helping out in Jooles' Etsy shop to help fund her studies - and her makes are TOO cute.
I requested a set of luggage labels with meal time, kitcheny words on to make some new bunting for above the oven...
and she didn't let me down:
Thank you Sweet B - I will photograph again when they are up
My shop has officially closed for the summer (hooray!) but I am still finishing off some commissions (my favourite) - here's a sneaky look at what I've made this week.
This one is for Emily's Mum:
Some Cath Kidston covered thank you blocks for little flower girls
And blocks for a first birthday
A double sided block for my blogging pal Helen,
who inspires me on a regular basis!
And lastly some family blocks for another regular customer Liz - hope you managed to part with them!!!
Happy weekend - fee x