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Monday, 10 October 2016

On Crafts and TLC

It has been a gorgeous day here today;  quite chilly but sunny and fresh.  Did you all have a good weekend?  A big welcome to Jada, my new follower :)

The family arrived for tea on Saturday and the hot dogs went down a treat followed by carrot cake and a scoop of vanilla ice cream each.  Last week I had invited GD to sleep over on Saturday as I thought it might give her something to look forward to and give us a chance for a girlie chat just the two of us.  She has been so excited all week giving a count down of 'sleeps' until the big day.  GS was a bit miffed that he couldn't stay too but he had a football match Sunday morning and I couldn't have got him there in time.  Anyway, I wanted to give GD a bit of TLC.  We went to bed at 9pm and took it in turns to read pages of her school book about vampires until we had had enough.  We then slept like proverbial logs in sleeping bags on the floor of the study (OH had the comfort of our one bed, lucky chap) and I did wonder if I would be able to straighten up again next morning...lol... :D
We awoke at 7.12am and sat with our morning drinks on the sofa wrapped in a throw until OH went to work at 8am.  GD, bless her cotton socks, then cooked us both a bacon roll for breakfast.
DD had sent 'just a little' homework to be done before we could have fun (thanks DD :/ ) so GD did that first so then it was PLAYTIME!

I had bought chipboard letters for £1 each from The Range so that GD could decorate them as she wanted.  One was painted blue for her brother  (note the table was well covered because I am a nightmare around paint!)


and one cream for herself....


then contrasting dots of paint applied.....



they looked lovely when dry....
 
 
A knitting session followed by a roast chicken lunch with lots of veg led the way to getting out the sewing machine and GD made herself a drawstring make up bag with very little help from me.
 



There's no doubt we both had a really fun day as well as a little chat about school.  I am convinced she is just daunted by the size of the school and the numbers of people milling around and shoving during breaks.  Oh... and she got 13 out of 15 for her last French test on months and days of the week.  Well done G!

Tomorrow OH and I are treating ourselves to a day out at the NEC B'ham where they're holding the Caravan & Motorhome show.  I expect we'll be totally cream crackered when we get back so I probably won't write a post tomorrow.

Have a lovely day, whatever you have planned, thanks so much for popping in x

10 comments:

  1. What a fun sleepover, the little ones will remember the good times with you. I love the idea of the letters, and a real bargain, xx

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    1. I do so enjoy crafting sessions with them and it was lovely to have a one to one with GD on Sunday xx

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  2. Sounds like a fun sleepover. Thrilled to hear she is settling into school. The letters look amazing, a great project.

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    1. Thank you MM. GD really relaxed and enjoyed herself.

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  3. Sounds a perfect sleep over, and your lovely time with GD, love her letters

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  4. How lovely time spent with grandkids is such fun. We are expecting another any day now. The letters look fab. You are very brave I'm not quite ready to let my two loose with the paints just yet homemade play dough baking and lots of sticking is about as much as I can handle until they're a bit older lol

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    1. I love it, Wendy. Note how much newspaper I put down first, it's usually me who knocks the paint over! GD had my apron across her new jeans and a pair of plastic gloves on. We only used tester pots too ;)
      Good luck with the new baby Grandchild, they are such a joy aren't they...

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  5. What a wonderful time to spend with your GD. Have a great day out in Birmingham. X

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