Thursday, 31 March 2011

busy bee...

I'm busy working on idea's for a children's book, 
along with playing nurse to my Lil who got sent home from school with a cold bug :(

For inspiration I love to spend time at this blog,

which showcases all kinds of wonderfully creative beautiful books,
they have a children's section which is full of wonderful inspiration, and recently included one of my new fave illustrators Brian Wildsmith, and this beautiful book,


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Watering cans...




and carp!
how beautiful are these watering cans!
I love the Toucan, the wonderful detail of his little flower on his head and fab feet!
all from the too nice Anthropology.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Lil Sonny Sky's book of the week...

I picked this gorgeous Ladybird book up from the Oxfam book shop in York for Skyla because they were studying birds in class. 
Now that spiring is here, Yay!!!, every morning I'm woken at 5 by the lovely dawn chorus, so we've had this book out again reading about the songs the birds sing.

I've yet to hear a "pickel-witt-it" but I'll keep listening out!

Such a wonderful book, perfect for this time of year! and
I've put it in my book shelf lovelies in my side bar.
Have a fab sing song spring day and hope you hear a little "pickel-witt-it"!!:)

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Folksy blog...

I forgot to mention yesterday that there was an interview I did for the Folksy blog!

I'm always a little embarrassed for some reason answering questions for others to read and feel slightly uncomfortable, which is odd for someone who never shuts up talking!!!

If you want to read my words of wisdom.... wisdom said in the very looses form!! go here:)
( there's also an interview here too from a while ago!.... man alive, I do go on!)

Fabric eye candy...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous,
fab fabric inspiration for this wonderfully sunny day,
I love sunny spring days they lift your spirits and keep you smiling!

All these lovelies are from the fab Fabric Rehab,
hope the sun is shining down on you today!:)

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

my fave love song...

sung by the very lovely Orlando Weeks,
the Maccabees are my new musical obsession!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Lil Sonny Sky's book of the week...

This made me giggle when Sonny wanted me to take this book out of the library for him.
We sat down to read....

Yamagoo is sad, he wants a wet friend so Meno calls upon...

wishi, his friend that can grant wishes,
she will get Yamagoo  a wet friend...

Wishi wishes for lots of wet friends...a crab, a planton...

even David Hasselhoff!

In the end Yamagoo gets the wet friend he wants....and it's not the Hoff!!

Here's the pronounce menu just incase were having trouble with Hasselhoff!!

The book is created by Toni  ( famous for the Spiderwick chronicles) & Angela Diterlizzi,
from planet Meno! have a look!

Monday, 21 March 2011

school loo's update... week 9

Where are the weeks going?
I reckon 3 more weeks and the girls loo's will be finished!
see all the progress here:)

Friday, 18 March 2011

Fab Fun Friday!!

I love red nose day!
and so do the kids,

Lily didn't get dressed this morning and walked to school in her PJ's, dressing gown and red nose!

Sky was a punk fairy and Son was red nosed Batman... 

which was great fun until the giggly red nosed Batman need an emergency tinkle on the hill down to school and realised that his Batman suit was an all-in-one and there was no where for his 'little man' to come out!!!!
as all super hero's know,
 Mum came to the rescue and stripped him down in record time and saved the day!

Another Red nosed super hero is the very talented Kirsty at 
everything purchased from Kirsty's shops today goes to Comic Relief 
so take a look at Kisty's gorgeous drift wood designs, textiles and cards...

SO have a whale of a time this fun Friday,

Do some 'laffing' and raise some money for a very worthy cause!

Keep smiling and have a fab weekend!!

I want to add too that Deborah over at Kickcan and conkers is supporting the bloggers silence for Japan,
there are many links on Deborah's site to donate to this devastating disaster so please give generously, we are very very lucky:)

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Our creative Space...

The other weekend we made a puppet theatre!
Sky researched puppet Theatre's on the Internet then designed ours,
We then painted an old card board shop display unit cut up some fabric curtains and 

We've had some 'laff's' doing some funny puppet shows!!
We plan to make some puppets next,
if you know of any sites to inspire us let me know!
See more creative spaces at lovely Kootoyoo!