Saturday, 30 November 2013

Miss Lillie turns 7

Last friday night we celebrated Lillie's 7th birthday at home under the caravan awning.  She had 7 little girls join her for the evening with a strawberry theme. We have a strawberry picnic set and she'd be eyeing up the napkins!  Every time i went to use one i ended up putting it back as she said there wouldn't be enough for her party!!!

They made brooches and other little things out of du-kit which I baked for them.

We had a treasure hunt for them round the garden. 

Spin the beer bottle for presents was the main thing that Lillie wanted to do!!!

And yah for pinterest for food ideas.

The smallest two people had there very own table!

That pic of Dad just about says it all about the night!!!  We had a few tears from the birthday girl, all over being bossed about and argueing over game rules!!!  And Dad had strict instructions from the birthday girl, could he please have a shower and wear something nice!!

And pass the parcel, which little brother calls parcel parcel!

And the chocolate game which I can remember playing at parties as a kid.

Happy birthday Lillie!!

 The watermelon ice cream that we ran out of time and room in our bellies for, which we enjoyed for the rest of the weekend.

And the goodie bags that were at the end of the treasure hunt.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Op Shop show off - Basket and wool holder

Haven't been for for a while, been busy painting caravans and sewing curtains!
But a few weeks ago I found this basket.  Perfect for knitting wools and crochet cottons.  Looks so nice and bright with them all in it.  I found it at the local Hospice shop. 

And this I found ages ago and was going to keep for felt pens in the caravan as I didn't know what it was, then I was reading through some blogs and found whats its really for, holding wool still while knittng or crocheting so your wool doesn't fly all round the place.  It works great so sorry kids its mine now!!

Back in the 70's everyone seemed to have a basket similar to this (except my mum!), I think I even did a bit of basket work at school, would love to have a go now. It has hole in base where handle meets base but doesn't effect it even loaded up. I'll have a go at fixing it up somehow.

It was very grimey when we got it, gave it a good scrub trying not to get base too wet but think I'll have to have another go from the look of this close up!!

Linking up with Max for Op-Shop Show-Off