Monday, 8 September 2008

It's been a while......

.....but I've finally managed to break the blogger's block and take the plunge again. My unexplained absence has not been on purpose, I have on several occasions sat down at my laptop with good intentions, only to be distracted by some other job, or request asked of me.

The last two weeks have been particularly hectic, what with Danny's Aunt and Cousin from New Zealand staying with us, and Ella's first week at school. I enjoyed having them to stay, they were really lovely, and we had a great time, but now they are making their way home, and I have dropped Ella off to school this morning, I feel I can change gear, take a sigh of......relief ??? No, not relief, but maybe just sit down and exhale, I don't know how to put it into words, but I'm sure you know what I mean.

Since I've been away I have been given some awards, and recieved a giveaway.
So here are some long overdue thank you's. First to Cathy at Pink Green for my 'Brillante Weblog' and 'You make my day' award, and also to Marie at Dreaming of Wild Roses for another 'Brilliante Weblog' award, thank you both so much, it's lovely to know that anyone likes to read my ramblings, let alone recieving an award for them.
I had such a lovely surprise in the post a couple of weeks ago, when I recieved my Pay It Forward giveaway from Steph at Curlew Country sent me a handmade lampshade cover, made in the most gorgeous fabric from Louise Loves, wrapped in some beautiful CK 'birds' tissue paper (which I have saved of course!) and a sweet little wooden polka dot heart tag, which I think may have come from the talented Catherine of Mollycupcakes. Thank you!!!

On to my little girl and of course a photo in her first school uniform....

After some pictures outside she asked 'mummy can you get some pictures of me reading'

I managed to make her a bag for her P.E. kit the day before she started, and just managed to finish appliqueing her name on that evening, a bit of a labour of love, mind you it was worth it just to see Ella's reaction, she said 'mummy, you make me such beautiful things' (I imagine it will come home at half term covered in mud!)

Finally here is one of my very favourite purchases of this summer, this beautiful tiered skirt made by the very talented Beata of Rosehip


  1. I love the peg bag, and I'm very envious of that gorgeous skirt from rosehip, I've been admiring them from afar but haven't yet bought one.
    As for my tea towels, I do use all the CK ones but they are quite new. I had to replace all my old ones this year because they were a total disgrace!
    Julia xx

  2. Hi there - glad you're back! Ella looks lovely in her school uniform and the PE bag you made her is gorgeous. I love the skirt from Rosehip too - I am tempted to buy my little girl one, but the weather has been more trousers or at least thick tights lately! - Natalie x

  3. Awwwww, Jess they are the sweetest pictures. What a darling girl and what a lovely mummy to make her a special bag. Lovely to see you back and glad you liked the lampshade cover, my pleasure!

  4. Hi Jess,

    Welcome back! I am so glad that you got your award ~ I too, have had a blogging break and I'm only now getting back into the routine.

    Ella looks great in her new school uniform ~ it reminds me of my uniform when I was little ~ we wore the same colours.

    I hope that you have now got time to take a breath and enjoy the moment.

    Marie x

  5. Thanks for the lovely message you left me. It's so good to be back in the World of blogging again. You must be a really proud Mummy sending your little girl off to School for the first time. And such a sweet little bag you made her too. Lucky girl.

  6. Glad you're back!
    Ella looked lovely in her uniform. Thanks also for introducing me to Rosehip and the neautiful skirts!! My daughter has a love for 'twirly' skirts and would adore one...I feel a purchese coming on......
    Jane. x

  7. Glad you're back - I missed you! Such lovely photos - I hope the first day of school went ok. I love Rosehip's skirts - she makes such perfect things. I only wish they were for grown-ups!
    Cathy X

  8. That skirt is gorgeous...and the pe bag. very pretty.

  9. Doesn't she look sweet - especially the little red tights.

  10. The P.E bag sure looks lovely!
    I`m glad that you are back!
    And your little princess... she`s so cute!
    Debbie Moss

  11. Hi
    You must be very proud of your daughter she looks so smart in her school uniform I like her matching headband! The PE bag you have made her is so pretty and I also love that cute ra ra skirt the fabric is gorgeous!

  12. Hi Jess,
    Wow our Ella's are growing up so much. I love her PE bag, she is a lucky girl. Hope you are well, sorry it has been such a long time since I have popped in to say hello... life is a little chaotic at our house hold at the moment. You take care.

  13. Hi Jessica, Ive tagged you, but don't worry if you've already done it or can't be bothered! - Nat x

  14. Wow, I love the bag and the skirt, I would love to make appliqued gifts for Christmas but do not really know where to start with cutting the letters out!! Very Jealous!! Andrea x

  15. Ella looks so very cute in her school uniform, hope you're coping ok. It's odd having time for yourself isn't it?
    Loving the shirt, I popped on over to have a look but none as gorgeous as that one.
    Well done on the awards and goodies.
    Thanks for the mention honey.
    Catherine x

  16. Ella looks so grown up - I love the "take a picture of me reading bit" - so cute!

  17. what a lovely pe bag, what a super mummy you are, and a gorgeous skirt too - I wonder if they come in my size?

  18. I know what you mean about being distracted...the pe bag is very pretty, your stitching is so neat.
    Ella looks so grown up, little girls are so lovley.
    Carol x

  19. Ella looks such a sweetie in her uniform...bless her!


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