Thursday, 24 November 2016

Planes, Trains and Dodgy Automobiles

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sara and Tom have spent the day with us and although their journey did not necessitate a plane or a train, their automobile conked out!  Thankfully they were only twenty minutes from our house and so whilst the last of the food was cooking in the oven I went to collect them :-)

Sausages and bacon, turkey and stuffing, sugared sweet potatoes, broccoli and wild rice baked casserole, all topped with cranberry sauce.

Caramel apple pie.  I switched up the pastry to a paleo based option consisting of ground almonds, butter and an egg.  The pastry formed a really good dough that was easily pressed into the pan.  All the recipes were courtesy of the Pioneer Woman, The Holiday Cookbook.

We are currently watching "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", hence the title of this post.  Dave and I first watched this film many years ago when it was first released and it is still just as funny :-)

In other news my website and shop is up and running:

Most of my time in between the home schooling I have been up in the loft room sewing:

One Christmas Rosie Rabbit lovingly handmade by me :-)

A knitted hat and poncho with a crochet trim, a blouse and pantaloons made from cotton and a bag that could easily hold a teeny tiny letter from Santa :-)

Felted Baboushka Dolls.

Lavender Gnomes.

The green and pink one on the left made an epic journey all the way to Idaho!!  A lovely friend that I got to know through a you tube channel and Instagram account saw them and ordered one straight away.  She then shared its arrival on her social media and someone else has enquired from over the pond :-)  Dave has announced that I'm in the export business, if only ;-)

I have missed popping by to catch up with friends but now that we seem to have settled into a better routine I'm hoping to be around more often ... here's looking at you, Ros!

Thankful for family, friendship, food and shelter x


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Halloween :: Heysham Head

Yesterday the kids went trick or treating with another family for the first time ever and came home with an insane amount of sweets and chocolate:

We don't normally eat sweets apart from jelly babies as a hypo treatment so the 5LB weight of goodies is totally crazy.  I reckon this lot will tide them over to Easter and beyond!

We travelled on a new link road from our home which will make certain journey's around our area and the wider environs a touch easier:

Blue Skies on the first day of November.

 Benedict reading and me sewing.

 "Put that camera away!"

 "Yes!  I did it!!"  Benedict managed to scale this steep embankment in three leaps, naturally it took Pip considerably longer but nevertheless she made it to the top :-)

Seaside sewing finit!  An upcycled small flap pouch bag for a friend's youngest daughter.  We could not go empty handed for the little one since Pip had made an upcycled bag for the older sister and her best buddy from school.  We spent the afternoon with them and the two older girls performed a music and dance show, totally priceless:

Happy All Saints x