Friday, 25 September 2015

It all started with a trip to the zoo...

When on our holibobs in Devon we visited Paington Zoo. We spent ages in the gorilla and orang utang enclosures watching the wonderful primates go about their day. We were all fascinated and attended a zoo keepers talk about their resident orang utang Chinta and her gorgeous baby. We learnt about all the stuff you'd expect but we also found out about how the orang uang, amongst many other animals, are endangered because of destruction of the rainforest in favour of palms being planted for palm oil. My son immediately said "right mum we aren't going to have anything in our shopping that has palm oil in". I agreed and so far we are doing pretty well in the campaign to boycott non sustainable palm oil. It can be quite difficult though because so many of our household goods contain it plus it's in load of my sons favourite chocolate bars and cakes. He remains firm - SAY NO TO PALM OIL! To find out more take a look here

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Friday, 18 September 2015

Showing off!

Inspired by the Great British Bake off (my favourite TV show at the mo), we made a rainbow cake. It aint perfect (Mary Berry would probably notice the layers are all different sizes) but here is a slice of it - cool hey and it was V. tasty.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Back to school

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Our kids are back to school this week so it's back to the daily panic: homework nagging, lost uniform and pencil case envy...

Friday, 4 September 2015

Our summer holidays are nearly over

My kids go back to school on Monday but I'm still in holiday mode and have made a pebble print inspired by our trips to the Devon beaches (sometimes in the rain : ( )

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Back from our holibobs!

We went to lovely Devon for our holidays. It rained loads but our kids LOVED fishing for crabs. They called them Ninja crabs because of the way they put their pincers in the air to defend themselves like Ninjas.

Monday, 10 August 2015


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I've been wanting to do cacti prints for ages. I've finally got round to doing some sketching and planning of  ideas. My mum and dad have a cactus which they inherited and from my grandmother and I think she'd had it for years. I always remember being intrigued by it as a child and a bit frightened of all  those hidden spikes.  Apparently some species of cactus can live for up to 300 years! I just googled that; )

Saturday, 1 August 2015

New Birthdays calendar

It was really great to see that Jodds have created a birthdays calendar with some of my designs from the  "Little Sew and Sew" card range. Cute hey!