Sunday, 28 February 2010

PJ's and chicken ribbon

Flopsy Bunny and I have reached an impasse over these PJ's. She is very definite that the birdies have to be all over the PJ's, whereas I don't think they really go with the look I'm trying to achieve!

Despite this we have had a lovely mother-daughter bonding moment over the sewing machine. My mum picked up the pink flowery fabric and thought they would make some lovely pyjamas for Flopsy Bunny. But when she started to pin the pattern on she realised that there was only enough to make the jacket and not the trousers. I then remembered I had quite a bit of the cream flannel left over from making Poppy Doll. So thought that adding a turn up stripe and some heart's on the knees would tie the jacket and trousers together. I had been talking about this to Flopsy Bunny and she decided to add her creative input and bustled about in my sewing basket where she discovered the chicken ribbon! The chicken ribbon had been bought last Easter to make her Easter Bonnet and she was really taken with it then as she still is now! Having rediscovered the ribbon she is not budging from her position that the birdies have to go everywhere!! I am trying to get round this by promising to make her a top which we can literally cover in chickens - I'm not sure she is going to buy this! Any suggestions to this would be welcome!

Friday, 26 February 2010

1000 visitors!

My lovely friend Fiona has just become the 1000th visitor to my blog. I must say I am blown away that there have been so many! It seems only right that she is here at this milestone as if it wasn't for Fiona I would never have got into blogging. You can find Fiona at Planting Words and a small stone. She is also a published author and her new book Thaw is just out. Fiona's other novels include The Blue Handbag and The Letters.

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has visited and I hope you pop by again! Enjoy the fireworks!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

What happened to February?

I'm not sure how I managed to get to nearly the end of this month without posting anything, but it does seem to be the case! It has been a bit party central here, with DH's birthday at the end of January and then a big wedding in Scotland and Flopsy Bunny's birthday yesterday it seems that there has been lots of organising and shopping and very little time for anything else!

Flopsy Bunny turned 4 yesterday and it was a very special day as not only did it snow, as it did on the day that she was born; but we also had lots of deer visiting the garden too! Our muncjack deer family came down to the house to have a nibble on green shoots but the most amazing visitor is our roe deer. He is very special to us as I discovered him asleep very close to the house early on the morning after we brought Flopsy Bunny home from the hospital. He is her good omen and I like to think that he is watching over her. So for him to visit on her birthday was a wonderful thing!! Not to be left out Little Roo has a green woodpecker as his good omen! Maybe I have been reading too much Philip Pullman?!