This time of year always seems to start a playground debate on the subject of teacher gifts. Should there be a collection for one big gift and if so, what should it be? Or everyone trying to suss out what each are buying so as not to double up, which is easier said than done!
I have joined in this game, every year, but it recently occurred to me that it may be easier, as I can sew, to make a homemade gift.
So this week, I put together a lined zippered pouch in some nice linen and added some pretty twiddly bits, all in a butterfly theme for my daughter’s teacher.
I have been asked by many mum’s now, if I could make one up for their child’s teacher, so I am going to put teacher gifts on my list of products to make. Obviously not in time for this year, but please bear me in mind for next time!
My little one is getting ready to join big school and all the preparations involved, as well as the end of term for DD1 mean that very little time has been left to work on my projects, namely getting Katie Says Sew up and running.
I have decided to shelf that a little until the girls are both back at school in September and I will then have lots of free time to myself – well that’s the theory anyway!
In the meantime, I am trying to make a few things and have set up a Folksy shop, which I hope to stock soon.
The Facebook page is now up and running – photos added of past makes, so please do take a look.
We recently decided that it was time to add to our family as the goldfish, although looked after and now huge, were not really very engaging for the girls. I am not a ‘dog person’ and as I would be the one doing most (all!) of the looking after, it was decided that a kitten would be the best solution.
Having contacted the Croydon Animal Samaritans, the lovely Lois asked us to visit some kittens and we ended up falling in love with and adopting two. They are brother and sister and came from an overcrowded house with their mum and 2 other kittens. They are always looking for kind forever homes for the animals they rescue and I can safely say that they provided us with all the help we needed in order to make taking on the kittens and enjoyable experience for all. If you are looking for a new pet, I would recommend you take a look at their website.
So it is with great pleasure that I introduce our little bundles of joy – Bertie and Betty Boo!
When my OH started asking at breakfast time (before I had even had my first cup of tea – very brave of him), what I was planning to do for dinner that night, I knew I would need some assistance. I have reached the stage now of repeating the same meals again and again, the old favourites like shepherds pie, pasta bake, fish fingers etc. It is a cop out as I know there is a chance the kids will eat it, but also they are quick and easy to prepare. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of cook books, love reading them and saying ‘one day, I will make ….’, but ‘one day’ just never seems to arrives. So, when I spotted Spoonfed Suppers I was absolutely over the moon.
The brainchild behind this fantastic idea is Candy and she sends out a delicious and super simple recipe idea by email which give you all the inspiration you need. Not only that, but she also sends an email with your weekly shopping list for the recipes she will send and a menu! There is a list of store cupboard bits and bobs too, so you can be all prepared.
Its a bit of a no-brainer really, you must go over and sign up asap.
Image: Spoonfed Suppers
I joined in with my first ever blog giveaway over at Housewife Confidential and happy days, I won!!! Had had a really pants day and when I saw the email from Kat telling me I was a winner, my heart went skippity skip. I am an avid cookbook collector and reader, not done much cooking as yet, but my time will come.
So, the prize is just fab – Tana’s Kitchen Secrets – once I have had a chance to thoroughly check out my prize, I will post a review for you all. Thank you for Kat and Housewife Confidential for my prize and for starting another addiction – entering giveaways!
This week I have an amazing tune, The Cave by Mumford & Sons, stuck in my head and am merrily playing it over and over like a teenager, driving my nearest and dearest mad.
I am very excited to have tickets for Latitude, where Mumford & Sons are playing, so I am working my way through the list of bands scheduled, listening on Spotify – are any of you going to be there?
I hope you enjoy this one too!