Monday, 14 May 2012

weekend activity

It was a weekend of...

playing:

admiring:

celebrating:

sewing:

building:

photographing:
Photo taken by Bella, of the birthday card she made Angus.

completing:

enjoying:

I do hope you enjoyed your weekend. Happy Monday and have a fabulous week.

24 comments:

kitty loves custard said...

Wow! What a weekend! Such a riot of beautiful colours! x

Hazel said...

Woh! What a fab weekend had by all! Um... I love Bella's dress! Can it come in my size :) Also that little three tiered stand with party food on it- I must know where it came from!? It's gorgeous!

FourHappyBunnies said...

So many lovely pictures in your post today. The images of Angus playing brought back great memories of my son playing with similar toys - he would be absorbed for ages, lost in his own imagination. My daughter on the other hand had a wandering mind and couldn't focus on anything for more than a few minutes (mmmm wonder who she takes after!)
I love Bella's card to Angus - how precious!
Thanks for the cross stitch advice - yours looks lovely framed.

Colette said...

looks like the best sort of weekend, love the hand painted card. x

mags said...

I'm admiring lots in your photos - as Hazel said Bella's dress is gorgeous. The chocolate cake (well what more is there to say!) and your cross-stitch sampler is lovely. I'm also desperate to play with the castle - that brings back lovely memories ... I wonder if a 20 year old would like one for his birthday. xx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I love posts like these. All of life in a few well chosen photographs. And clever Bella, taking her own photo of her own card :D

Col @ Hello Olive said...

Your photos are so beautiful and I love Bella's card! And that cake! x

Gillian said...

Thank you! The double rainbow was such a treat. Angus keeps going back to the window looking for it, confused as to why it is no longer there.

Gillian said...

We bought Bella's dress last autumn from Marks and Spencer for her baptism. She gets confused and calls it her "wedding" dress. She has worn it to about twenty birthday parties and was very excited to wear it on Saturday!

Cake stand is by a company called Babell - we got it from little shop in Chichester but Amazon and John Lewis sell them. The come in all different colours and sizes and best of all stack away really neatly in the cupboard!

Gillian said...

Thank you. I love watching him play, especially when he lies on the floor to be on eye level with his toys!

Gillian said...

I am going to make sure that card gets put away in the "sentimental things" box. She made is all on her own, bless her.

Gillian said...

Thanks Maggie. I have been playing with the playmobil toys a much as the kids! And I would secretly love a dress covered in sequins that flares out when I twirl, just like Bella's...

Gillian said...

They are the most fun to put together too I think - they make me celebrate the small but happy moments that make up the stuff of life. That kid is alarmingly good with a camera. But quite clumsy, which brings me out in a cold sweat!

Gillian said...

Ah, thanks. Sadly the cake is now all gone and my jeans are quite a bit tighter. Hmm.

Donna said...

Lovely pics - the cross stitch looks great framed. I think Bella's found her vocation - her picture's brilliant :)

Julia said...

What a lovely weekend! Your photos are always so pretty and vibrant, full of life and color!

Run Lori Run said...

Love all the color, the creativity, love your photography too.

cassie said...

looks like a fantastic weekend! i love the castle, treats (of course), and your finished sampler. and what is that apple fabric? i love it!

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

What a lovely weekendful! Hope Angus had a wonderful birthday - all the evidence suggests it was a super one! So nice to see your exquisite finished cross stitch sampler - it really is beautiful. Hope you feel delighted with it - you should! E x

Gillian said...

I just wish she wanted to use her bouncable v-tech pink camera as much as she likes out DSLR!

Gillian said...

Hi Lori, thank you. My photos are very hit and miss, i assure you!

Gillian said...

Hey Cassie! That apple fabric is an oil cloth tablecloth I bought in John Lewis a few years ago. Amazon stock it - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apples-Linen-Cotton-Oilcloth-135cm/dp/B002WBZBF4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337206673&sr=8-1

Gillian said...

Hi there Elizabeth, thank you, it was a lovely weekend. I am so pleased with the cross stitch sampler, it was a joy to complete and the framers made a lovely job of it. I could never have framed it so well myself!

Gillian said...

Thanks Julia, that is very kind of you! :-)