Monday, 9 February 2015

Allsorts

Friday was a day made for Violet Beauregarde because it was Bubblegum day. I chose to mark this day by wearing a pink cardigan and pink necklace to work. The plastic baubles in the necklace reminded me of gobstopper sized balls of gum.
 

We had a couple of options for things to do over the weekend and decided to start Saturday off with a walk. Our destination was Lakeside at Eastleigh. Despite it being quite close by I've only been there once before. This was with my sister and T when he was 3, so quite a while ago! We walked around the lake, the edges  of which were populated by patient fishermen.



The lake is bordered on one side by a small wooded area which is where we spotted this tree. The opening at the bottom most surely be someone's front door. Could it be for a family of squirrels, like this little chap who was scampering around.


I love the texture of these stone gabions providing the border around a herb garden. I remember first seeing them on an episode of Grand Designs.


Back home I used the excuse of it being Ballet Day to make a ballerina from my Pinterest board with S. S went for a blue multi layered tutu whereas I chose the more traditional look for my green one. The blonde ballerina was made by S for a work colleague who loves the ballet and asked if S would make one for her when I told her what I was hoping we would be doing.


Sunday morning G, T and S all woke up not feeling 100% with sore throats and the potential for colds to be brewing. Plans to go out were shelved which was fine as I had plenty to do indoors.
I wanted to complete a couple more crafty ideas from Pinterest to decorate the dining room in readiness for Valentine's Day. The first involved using the hearts from a couple of packs of cards and red ribbon which I then strung across the mirror.


I bought a dictionary from a charity shop specifically to cut up and use for this next one. I cut out definitions of words such as nest, love, embrace, depend,  and adore and using a craft punch cut out a heartshape from each. I then sellotaped them to a length of twine and hung this one from the dresser.
Both simple but effective.



11 comments:

Angel Jem said...

A good weekend was had by all! Hope the shivers and colds have passed now, and I love the valentine's decorations!

Louise said...

Lovely ideas! I hope everyone is feeling better soon.

BadPenny said...

love the dictionary bunting ! You do some lovely activities x

Jo said...

I hope everyone's feeling better, I know there's lots of bugs doing the rounds at the moment. Bubblegum Day and Ballet Day, who knew such things existed. I love the ballerinas, and the valentine decorations, great ideas.

Simone said...

I've got back into pinterest again after closing my account a while back. It is so addictive! I love your playing card bunting. I hope that everyone is feeling better. x

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Caroline said...

Bubblegum Day?!!! Who knew? x

Gillian said...

That playing card bunting is such a great idea! I hope you're all well now - it's been a week of colds and germs in this house too. x

Diane said...

I so can see you in that pink cardi brightening up everyon'es day. I love the fact you know that it is bubblegum day - or do you just make these things up? hahaha xxx

Kezzie said...

Oh what fun ideas you have for decorations and your bubble gum pink ensemble is really gorgeous!!x

Kezzie said...

And of course, just as you are getting ready for half term everyone gets ill! Typical.x