Tuesday, 27 May 2014

A conversion of a charity shop find


Months ago I bought a halter neck brand named hippy top from the charity shop it still had the original tags attached and was in american sizes.

When I got home and tried it on I found it to be too big on me, so out came the sewing kit and I have transformed it into a skirt as shown in photo.  I love it a new item of clothes to add fun to my wardrobe and an afternoon activity all for £2.  What's not to love!

Have fun

Dawn x

Monday, 26 May 2014

Half term free fun

Well hello,

I hope your all having a great bank holiday weekend.  This week is half term holidays and due to our many outgoings we are currently saving up for our half term budget for the week is as cheap as we can get it for really.

Yesterday was throwing it down so we went to a local craft fair for a mooch around it cost £1.70 to get in and that was our only spend, I also got to speak to the organiser about upcoming fairs that I may be able to get a stall at myself.

Today we woke up to beautiful sunshine so we packed a picnic and some drinks and headed off to local pastures new a local water park.  We had a lovely walk round in the sunshine saw a mamma duck with her babies and had our picnic.

The kids loved it and got muddified (nothing new there haha) all their trainers are now in the washer and there playing outside in the sunshine, I'm hoping all this fresh air and exercise means they will sleep tonight.

J is back at work tomorrow so it's just me and the kids the rest of the half term.  Not sure what else we'll be up to yet.

What's everyone else got planned for half term?  What do you do that is free?

Have fun

Dawn x

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Parties and gifts

Hello everyone,

Two of my little ladies have parties this weekend, I have bought books as gifts and made these personalised bookmarks to go with them.  I like a gift that has had thought put into it so I hope these will be happily received.  I have booked a party for my daughter Peaches for July in a local soft play as a plan b.  My plan a was a party at home but due to current kaos of decorating not to mention the cat still has fleas that I am fighting on a daily basis.

My current regime is wiping down all sofas daily in vinegar and water spray, tons of hoovering and putting salt on the carpet (to dry the lil beggars up)  if anyone else has any eco/ child friendly tips for getting rid of them please do share.  Poor Gomez has only ever had them once before when we first got him and we used the insecticide spray but that was before we had kids and asthmatic lungs.  Gomez has been frontlined and has fallen out with us now he comes back for feeding and then disappears.  The only plus point in all of this that it is in just the one room (he never bothers with the other rooms in the house).

This week sees me helping out at school on Thursday and Friday (Friday is a school trip with nursery children) I also have been asked by Princess if I'll make some bookmarks for school enterprise day next week, so i've lots to keep me busy.  I'll try get some pics of them to show you.

Have fun

Dawn x

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Fun at the fair


The weather has seemed to have changed in comparison to last weeks sun cracking the flags, typical as the summer clothes have been put in the wardrobes and by Wednesday the kids were all opting to wear their winter uniforms.

This week the fair is at the local park and despite the rain we went to test it out.  Here are a few pics of us on the fair (Peaches and J are missing as they were at granny's trying to get the car fixed).

As you can see we had the place to ourselves.  It takes more than a spot of rain to put us off.

Hope you having a fun weekend too.

Love Dawn.

Thomas and his friends....

Well hello we've had another hectic week and I could bore you with all the details of the car breaking down, the computer not working and the cat having fleas but instead I thought I would share with you our trip to see Thomas at the East Lancs railway.  We went here last weekend for Pixie's birthday treat (her birthday is next month) she adores Thomas.

 Thomas himself.

 The steam engine used for the trips on the railway.

 Some other steam engine characters.

 The motley crew with Thomas.

 Picture taken with the fat controller.

 Shaking hands with the fat controller.

 On the steam engine.


 Face painting.
 Mr Tumble.

Hello kitty.

Pixie loved it here and didn't want to come home.  We had a beautiful day for it too.  It cost me £44 for a full days entertainment for a family f 5 and I would totally recommend it to anyone with Thomas fans.  There was also circus skills, magic show, and a punch and Judy show.  Many people took a picnic but we opted for a pub lunch lol.