Sunday, 27 February 2011

To Feel a Bit Brighter

There have recently in blogland a few nasties going around and it is not nice, I am not sure quite how or why but I know I have been mentioned but this isn't something I am interested in, in the slightest. I am interested however in the prospect of losing some of my favourite blogs because of this nonsense.
A blog in my opinion is a persons space to share and enjoy memories, creations, friends and family. Yes things can get emotional and heated, I myself have got irate sometimes from goings on but I realise I like my little bloggy space and so do my friends and followers. I have made some truly lovely friends and would not want to lose them.

I am posting this video to perk up the spirits of those affected by recent events. My little Brother was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palette. He spent his entire childhood to the age of 21 in and out of hospital having operation after operation. At 21 he thought his days of looking different, spending endless days/weeks/months in hospital were behind him but then at 25 he was diagnosed with Friedreich Ataxia. My Brother despite all this remains a wonderful human being who is an inspiration to many and definitely me and my children. This is his song that represents his feelings about all that has happened and I share it with my friends to remind them that this sort of thing isn't worth the headache. Enjoy your blog and your friends and they will remain with you on your own journey.
Big Hugs
Emma xxx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Spring Swap

Hi all, sorry I am a day late with the swap couples was a little worse for wear yesterday. Here are the swap partners:-

Pene and Vintage Vicki
Lynda and Vintage Sea Muse
BekiMarie and Wendy
Simply Vintage and JP

Right I think all those links are correct but please, please check. I am really tired today and we have family down for the week and whilst trying to link up everyone my Husband has been moaning about dinner! Can't get any peace! Hehe! Oh well, I will be back soon enough to share some more baking and crochet goodies.

Big Hugs Everyone
Emma x

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentines day :)

Firstly before I begin this post I want to appologise to Jackie as I totally missed her Spring Swap post!!! If I had seen it I would have gone with an Easter Swap and joined hers! Sorry Jackie a genuine mistake I promise x 

So onto Valentines day. My first Valentine as Mrs Pearce, very exciting I must say. Unfortunately Mr P has to work this evening...lots of couples want feeding tonight! So I am sat here with my 3 bugs enjoying some game time(Well I was but then I left them to it as I am not really into wrestling like a loon!). I have to say I DO NOT think that Valentines is a pile of pants, or a commercial con. What is wrong with having a day that celebrates the most wonderful, confusing, happy, sad, overwhelming and joyous emotion we have? What is wrong with 2 people saying I LOVE YOU with a little note, a cup of tea in bed. A special meal. Taking time to simply appreciate LOVE! I LOVE my Children and include them in this celebration of our LOVE as a family. It doesn't have to cost a penny or take all day, it can be as simple as a post it note on the milk or as extravagant as champagne, oysters and the opera. Whatever it is I think it is wonderful.
 It has been quite a hectic day as little bug started playgroup today! I thought David was going to cry. Harry is going to love it though and I am hoping it brings on his speech. 

I did get some pressies today, I was right about the Cath Kidston
and do you want to know the best part about these gorgeous gifts??? They were in the sale!!!
I love a bargain and so does Mr P but when it comes to buying me gifts he seems to forget this. Examples are at Christmas you can guarantee he will get me 2 items in boots forgetting the free 3rd one! He bought me a radley purse for full price when a week later the one I really wanted was the same price in the sale!
So I doubly LOVE my gifts they are just perfect :)
I bought Mr P a pressie too but it was bloody Awful and I am not advertising it with a pic(The Expendables). NOT what I expected, but he wanted it!
We got the Bugs a little token too...
I LOVED these stories as a child and I am hoping my Children feel the same, I also hope they pick up on the morals!

Before he left Mr P made us a roast dinner mmmm and I made cupcakes this afternoon because I LOVE them. I know I am on a diet but I don't LOVE diet food like I LOVE cupcakes!
My Bugs LOVE cupcakes too

A very satisfied bunch wouldn't you agree?

I have also been crocheting away. Not as much as I would like(I suppose we would all love to just do our fave things all day every day). We have a table sale coming up in march and I am hoping to make a few pennies selling some lovelies. I have been trying new things since making my first rose and I am really enjoying all these small cute projects

How yummy hehe!

I LOVE ALL my Bloggy friends :) 

Spring Swap

Hello there lovely Blogging friends. Firstly, Happy Valentines Day. I will post later about that hehe! I have spent a lovely day looking through everyones loved up blogs and it has brought a great big smile to my face. 
I have been thinking lately about swaps. I would really like to host one, not sure where to start but thought I would give it a go!
I thought as it is February and the weather seems to be improving(lots of lovely sunshine) I would host a Spring Swap. We will all soon be thinking more and more about this season full of promise and new beginnings. You could send your partner many things including:-

Easter Surprises
Duster ;)
Something handmade to do with spring ie flowers, animals.
Lavender Bags
A Duck!(no not really...well not a real one anyway!)

As long as it is colourful and represents spring it is acceptable. Lets kick of this years Spring with a  bit of fun. If you want to take part then please leave a comment at the bottom and say whether or not you want to swap with overseas or not. Copy the pic to your profile to let others know it is going on.(Oh and any advice will be very much appreciated)

I will pick the partners and announce them on Monday 21st February and parcels should be posted around the 14th March(earlier for overseas) to ensure all gifts are received by 20th March which I believe is the official start of Spring.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Roses and Treasures

Hello all. What's this? Two blogs in one day??? What on Earth is going on! Hehe! Well I am so very excited and wanted to share a little something with you all. Like I mentioned a few blogs back I learnt to crochet nearly a year ago and it was thanks to one lady on YouTube who spends her time writing up patterns and creating videos that are easy peasy to follow. I have this lady as a friend on Facebook and I am so glad I do as tonight she posted a link to a video on how to crochet a rose. Now I know there are many patterns out there for roses but I never seem to have the time to look and when I do find them I never have time to make them so this was just perfect and so, so quick :)

I have added the video so if anyone wants to make a rose

Here is my effort which I am so happy with and will be making another for my Mum because I know when she sees it tomorrow she will admire it and really appreciate one for herself.

It is now a little brooch :)

Sorry about the photos it is dark as you know and I am away tomorrow so I could wait to take them.
Now have you noticed the polka dot background for the rose??? Well this is an unexpected attic find...

I was thrilled when my Husband chucked it at me(along with a bag of yarn) after discovering it in my suitcase in the attic. It took me hours to think about where it had come from and why it was in my suitcase. Then I remembered, Primark Manchester! Bargain or What? I think it was £3-4. Now I have a NEW bag to carry my crochet in on the train YAY!

February Blanket?

Hmmm! How strange to question my own title, but the reason is because I am hoping that my next project will be started AND completed in February. Is this Februarys blanket? Well all I can say is that I hope so. I think we go through life with our thoughts rushing so fast in front of us that we make plans, many, many plans. Everyday a new one, new thoughts, ideas, plans! I think of thoughts like a Bugatti Veyron with us like Robin Reliants trying but failing to keep up!

Anyway I am going off subject(as usual). I have started a new blanket. I have a thing for blankets if you hadn't already sussed it ;) This one I am thinking will be be for my middle bug and I am really hoping that it is finished in time for his Birthday on the 26th. I am LOVING it already. The colours, the pattern. I haven't got very far but my 'plans, thoughts' have. In my mind it is finished in reality...

Not much progress I know but I am very excited about this project. 

Today I am ill and so are my middle and little bug so cafe is closed and I am poorly too so I am going to spend my day working on this lovely which is the only bonus of illness.

I am taking a trip to Manchester tomorrow for my Brothers Birthday. YAY! This also means a 3 hour train journey to crochet away whilst listening to my new audio book purchase. I have the paperback but I am half way through and want it finished before the T.V Drama...

Hope you are all well
Big Hugs x