Saturday, 18 July 2009

Busy times!

Things have been so busy this week. My 14 year old son has been on a school trip to Ypres,he returned on Wednesday evening.I was up and out very early the next day to run my stall and then Friday I had to help him pack for his Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition in Derbyshire!We had to pack 3 days worth of food too.It's quite difficult as you have to pack 3 packed lunches as well as 2 evening meals! Obviously you can't pack anything that needs refrigerating after the first day!It's complicated stuff you know! He has taken pre packed chocolate croissants for lunch on the 3rd day with crisps and a bag of dried apricots. He will be so tired when he gets home as it's a 30 mile walk, phew! I shall come him something special for tea.We've been to Go Outdoors today to buy a tiny camping stove for a little break in the Peak District! We have borrowed a tent from my parents! I'm so excited as I love camping, but Hubby's not quite as keen!(I shall tell you why another time)

Bought 2 large sheets and 2 pillowcases in this pretty floral design from a local C/S, I think I shall use it in bunting.I have been selling bunting on my stall for over 18 months, it didn't go well at first, but lately I've sold lots each week, not that I'm complaining. I have a lovely young couple who buy some each week as they are having a Vintage style afternoon tea for their wedding reception!I think the bunting craze is a little late hitting Witney and we haven't even started on Union Jack cushions yet

Bought this pretty plant from the 99p shop! I've popped it on the patio.

I'm loving the smell of my Lavender too!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, we are off to the pub with some friends this evening.

Rachel x


Pomona said...

Lovely flowery fabric - I have just discovered your blog via Chez Sophie. I have just blogged about bunting, too! It must definitely be taking off!

Pomona x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Sounds like a busy time for your DS! Yes I think the bunting craze does seem slower to take off than you think, when you see it all over blogland!. Love your blog and the stuff you make so beautiful.


Michela said...

Hi Rachel!
I've posted a link at your blog..I also had a look at your shop and loved all your stuff!
Have a nice weekend!

Country Cottage Chic said...

I have to admit that I'm not keen on camping either!


MelMel said...

You have a very pretty blog, your summer house is wonderful!X

Felicity said...

good luck to the son,
i love the flowery fabric, it will look lovely as bunting, im in need of bunting I think, just need to convince husband!!
Fliss xx

Felicity said...

sorry I meant 'good luck to your son' not to the son, that sounds a bit odd and rude!! opps, need to type slower!!
sorry again, Fliss, xx

lou said...

I am with your hubby on this one, I don’t do camping! I hope you have a lovely time, tell him from me too have a few bottles of wine. :0)

Well done with the bunting!

Love Lou xxx

Diane said...

I am a huge fan of camping. Its my favorite kind of holiday - fortunately hubby loves it too. Dont kids these days get all the fun! Mine is on his way back from Ardech region of France where he has been kayaking etc. Love the fabric.

Ragged Roses said...

Lovely fabric you found there, gorgeous! Summer holidays are sometimes a bit too busy aren't they! Hope you're managing to get some relaxing done as well. Sorry I haven't visited for a while, I have been meaning to ask you - how did the exhibition go in Brighton?

Carol said...

Good luck to your son. The fabric is pretty and will make lovely bunting.
I love camping, good old fashioned holiday fun! children find camps so much more exciting than hotel rooms!
My hub hated camping but with a little coaxing and lots of good food and a warm bed he is now a big fan.

Kim McBirnie said...

I'd like to make some bunting for my daughters bedroom but don't know where to start! Glad your stall is going well, it is nice to see that people are supporting local in these difficult times!
Kim xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel, thank you for your comment, I too loved Enid Blyton, my faves were the Naughtiest Girl and Mr Meddles. xxxx


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