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..... We craft
..... We garden
..... We explore
..... Nature inspired

Three children *** Two dogs *** Two parents *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That's us!

We've been blogging since January 2010.

Children
Eldest: 12 yo daughter

Middle: 9 yo daughter

Youngest: 7 yo son

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We strive to be self sufficient. We love living in the countryside and enjoy nature. We'd rather be searching for beetles than shopping for shoes. We take inspiration from the nature all around us. We like to spread happiness and share our skills.
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"A moment spent in wonder is worth a lifetime spent in awe."

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  • dean of Little Steps Love pumpkin farms, even though I haven't visited one yet! We're going away for a holiday over Halloween week so I decided not to decorate... 25 Oct
  • Christine I love family traditions such as this. We're away on holiday this year so will miss pumpkin carving time but both my kids did it... 25 Oct
  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) We've been a bit disorganised this year, and I only let the boy choose a couple of small pumpkins :) haven't decided whether to carve... 25 Oct
  • Crafting Mother No. I don't think I'd want to reach it down either. There are smaller ones in wooden crates, which are easier to handle. I wonder... 25 Oct
  • Crafting Mother It's not that hard and it doesn't have to be perfect. At the end of the day, they look amazing with the candles in them,... 25 Oct
  • Crafting Mother I'm not sure I'd want to even contemplate scooping the giant ones out. With this sort of pumpkin I tend to use onions and spices... 25 Oct
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"God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles."

- J B S Haldane

Bug of the moment - Mayfly

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Mother's Day arrives early

mothers day

My first Mother’s Day present of the year. TF came home from kindergarten clutching a beautiful pansy in a carefully decorated pot. He was so proud of his work, although he was confused about who it was for. Before he left, his teacher asked him to pick out his plant. “His” and “for Mummy” are difficult to sort out when you are 2.5 years old. I think we have got there. I should add that Mother’s Day in the UK is this Sunday.

Between homework and after school clubs, we didn’t  get a chance to thread the felt beads that we made yesterday. On the upside, AJ has found a way to destash my embroidery silks.

friendship bracelet

Yes, she has discovered friendship bracelets. I love her excitement and just think, I’m going to have more room in my sewing box.

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2 Responses to Mother's Day arrives early

  • Laura says:

    Oh my, how cute is that pansy?!?! I remember making friendship bracelets too, probably at that age. I’ve never seen them made like that though, looks really interesting. Bet you’ll hvae loads of them soon.

    • Cheryl says:

      AJ came back from an after school club with the ring for making friendship bracelets. I had to find a clip on YouTube to figure out how to use it. Current total of bracelets are 4, I think, but she is getting alarmingly fast at it.

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