Sunday, 3 January 2016

Glitter Jelly Boats

saw someone with Glitter Jelly on Instagram a few weeks ago and instantly the hunt was on.

I needed some of this pink amazingness in my life!!

As if jelly wasn't fantastic enough .... Glitter Jelly! I don't need to say anymore, I know you'll all agree it's bloody amazing! 

I hunted high and low and eventually found some in Morrisons.

So with my pack of pink dust I decided to make some Jelly Boats for the boys. 

To make you will need ::
3 big oranges
Hartley's Glitter Jelly
500ml Hot Water
A jug to mix the jelly in
A muffin tin to support the orange skins,

•Dig out the orange flesh and put aside to feed the wild ones later.
• Pour the Jelly mix into a jug and add 500ml of boiling water. 
• Stir until the jelly has dissolved.
• Pour Jelly Into the orange skins.
• Pop into the fridge.
• Leave to set for a good few hours, over night is better! 
• Once set, cut them into quarters and let the wild ones have a jelly feeding frenzy!

I tried to save a couple for myself and Jon but the beasties were'nt interested in sharing with us oldies!


Saturday, 2 January 2016

My new thing for 2016 - Amigurumi

Crochet Is not really a new thing for me as I did pick up a little bit last year.

This year however I really want to give it a  proper go and make something that will make my heart go all a flutter ....

Amigurumi Dolls

Last year was all about learning the stitches and trying to do granny squares - I soon got bored and put down my hooks! 

This year, I'm going to try and aim to make some beautiful Amigurumi dolls!

You can find some ridiculously cute patterns on the World Wide Web, such as these adorable ones from Lalylala.

I would love to be able to make all of them!! 
I started my journey off last night by learning how to make a ball - I've read once you've perfected that the dolls really aren't so hard to master! 
Once I've used YouTube to its full potential I'll then go and by some patterns from Lalylala and give them ago.

I need to get some stitch markers and some stuffing and I can really go go go.
I'm planning a trip to HobbyCraft one Noah and the twins are back at school and nursery to get some fabric to make some cushion covers so I can pick up done yarn and bits whilst I'm there.

My aim, is to be able to make a doll it by the end of the year!
Reasonable target I think, practise every night once the beasties are all in bed and I should catch on.
I do like to think of myself as being crafty, I just need to set the time aside to do so! 

Friday, 1 January 2016

My favourite snaps from 2015

*** Happy New Year  ***

I thought I would share some of my favourite snaps from last year with you.

It was hard picking just a couple so there are a fair few!!
The twins ready for their 3rd birthday,
First time in the sea,
Ru in his Tula,
Noah and the rainbow drink!

Bath time wildlings,
Morning from me and Ru,
First time for Noah is his Beaver Scout uniform,
TwirlyWoo head bands from BritmumsLive were hits with the Wildlings!

Guitar boys,
Upside down Ru,
Big and Small,
Small Alex Big bed.

Three boys and their Dad
That time mummy had orange hair,
Morning RuBear,
Summer fun.

Sandy Toes,
Tanned Beasties,
Woody & Buzz
Land and Sea.

Ship mates,
Pirate fun,
3 in a bed and the little one said.....
Top Knott.

If looks could kill,
Beach Bum,
Ru in a box,
Kings of the Wildlings!

Last day of the summer holidays,
Sheldon & Leonard,
Group Photo

Slugs & Snails Love
Beach Hangs,
Ray cuddles,
Crafty Ru

The bearded one and his boys,
Fun with Ora,
The Hill,
The day the twins decided to wear school uniform to school!

First Baby-chino,
Noah trying out his modelling skills,
First ever Halloween party,
Ru's favourite face.

Christmas kisses for daddy,
Beach walks,
My Parents,
Oscar & Ru

Hope you all had a lovely time bringing in the New Year, whether out and about or from the comfort of your very own sofa *or bed like moi!