Tuesday, 27 August 2013

We've been busy

I've been dipping my toe back into the world of blogging again. After advice from Sian about getting around so many blogs to visit ... I'm feeling happier :) also the lovely Fi gave me permission to scrub my feedly reader clean and start afresh. (yes, I've decided I prefer feedly more than blog lovin)

So, I thought a round up in photos would give you an idea of what I've been up to, I apologies that this post is photo heavy, and also to those that have seen some of them in Instagram.


I was busy making bunting for the party
and pom poms
I finally learnt to crochet. I attend a class at the most amazing place in Dorking, called Gorgeous Gerties, and the woman teaching, just was amazing ... and so finally it clicked.

She also taught a free motion embroidery class, which I attended ... AND LOVED.
At the same place, I did a dressmaking class, and made this skirt ... and I've already signed up to do the next stage in dressmaking, ... making a dress
I've been hand sewing a lot, and making these fabulous little hexi's ready for a quilt for the little house.  
And my beautiful friend Michelanne, gave birth (finally) to the most beautiful, adorable little girl, called Charlotte.
Next ... the Silver Wedding Party
Making the invitations was fun

I so loved making this door wreath too
The marquee looked fabulous and was great fun to decorate

The food was AMAZING!!! Thank you to Celia, at Delightful Dining

Full House ... and partying until early hours of the morning (3am to be exact)
Darling little Matthew tucked into the sweetie bar ... you can come back and visit me anytime little man, even if it's just to finish off the sweeties xxx
The Groom 
The bride, had waaaayyyy to many glasses of champagne. 
My gorgeous Pandora bracelet, was my anniversary present

My boy was so good; and just LOVED all the fuss and offerings of food!
Always thinking Project Life ... I made these guest signing cards, so I have something to remember all those that partied with us
Finally the thank you cards have been made and sent.
So as you can see, we've been busy. We've also been given the go ahead with planning for the little house, so yipppeeee our next project begins. 
Thanks for sticking through all the photos.


  1. It looks gorgeous Sandra, I made some of those pom poms for my sons birthday and they both liked them so much they now hang under their cabin beds!!! Massive congratulations too...and then the dress making and sewing looks amazing :D

  2. Oh, your skirt is just gorgeous Sandra. I loved catching up with all your news, parties and projects. So glad the crochet has clicked at last. It's good to start afresh sometimes. As we head towards September, it's the perfect time to do it. A sort of second 'New year'!
    Fi xx

  3. Wow you have been busy Sandra x
    Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary all aspects of your planning & party look fabulous.
    On the sewing front I'd love to learn free machine sewing, I've bought books on it but never got to grips with it.

  4. Loved seeing all your photos, congrats on your silver wedding and what a party your threw to celebrate... All looked amazing! Love your skirt and hexi's too.

  5. Haven't you been a busy girl! Love all of it and the photo 'blog' is perfect. A picture does paint a thousand words [and I knew crochet would 'click'!]
    Look forward to more pics and seeing you at the Guildford crop soon,

  6. Fabulous pics and no wonder you've been busy with all that going on too! great skirt, gorgeous Eddie :D Beautiful baby Charlotte and a lovely groom, no wonder he's smiling being you married to you for 25 years, you gorgeous lady! love the cake cutting pic! Such a happy face. May you see another 25 years at least!

    lots of love to you both and thank you for sharing all those wonderful pics


  7. I love all the handmade elements for your party - lots of happy occasions and reasons to celebrate! Everything gorgeous. x

  8. Wow you've been busy! Congratulations to you both xx Can I say though those pompoms are amazing and I love, love your door wreath :)

  9. Congratulations on celebrating 25 years. Your makes for the party look fabulous - you certainly have been busy.

    Lots of super photos for you to scrap.

    Toni xx

  10. Congratulations on your 25th - what a fabulous party. I love that skirt and all your crafty creations. You have been busy xx

  11. WOW - you've certainly been creative! I really like the bunting & the new skirt! Happy Anniversary - looks like it was a fun party!

  12. oooh what a yummy post full to the brim with all things fabulous! I drove past Gorgeosu Gerties on the way to Gatwick last week and I pointed it out to the kids (they were not as excited as me!) I would love to learn to crochet....I will do it one day. Loved seeing all that you have been up to and the party looks fantastic xxx

  13. Congratulations to you both and what a fabulous party.

    I too was struggling with my blog reading as I couldn't find a replacement for GoogleReader and the ones I did try all had some issue I found frustrating. My solution - I split my blog to be read into those written by individuals (blog friends) and others. My personal ones are on feedly and the others are on The Old Reader - that way I can keep up with my friends each day and then read the other blogs if and when I choose to.

  14. My word Sandra you have been very crafty indeed !! Looks like you all had a wonderful time celebrating your wedding anniversary !! Congratulations sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  15. Oh, wow! Your party looks amazing! More happy memories to keep you going for another twenty five years :)

    I have really enjoyed your round up of projects and what you've been up to. Talking of Feedly, I've been trying it too, and it has been wiping itself clean! It did it yesterday, everything just disappeared, so this morning I'm trying to guess who I had noticed had a post up..

    Good to see you back

  16. Wow what a fab party you had Sandra. Congratulations to you both.

    Must give this feedly thing a go

    Suzy x

  17. You have been so busy! Well done on cracking crochet and your skirt looks fantastic. That is a really lovely photo of Simon and of you in your normal stance.....cutting cake lol xx

  18. What a lovely time you've been having! Brilliant invitations and cards and decorations - I'm impressed! Absolutely adore that photo of you cutting the cake :-))

  19. Ur party looks fantastic! :) Ur bracelet is beautiful x That sweetie bar looks amazing too!

  20. Looks like you have been having a fab time - good to see you back in blogland again

    Karen x

  21. What fun you have been having. That party looks amazing! I am very impressed with all your sewing too. How lovely to have a place to go to to try out new crafts.

  22. Glad to see you blogging again, and what fabulous photos! Love your crochet and crafty things. I use feedly on my iPad and love it, but I do keep things manageable.

  23. Wow, you have been busy - I've just signed up for a crochet class - hope it clicks for me too!

  24. Wow looks like you have been busy...take care..xx

  25. Loved reading this post and seeing all your photos. Your party looked great fun and I love all the crafting you have been doing :-)

  26. Great to catch up - your Silver Wedding party looks like it was fabulous fun!

  27. Fantastic post, love all the pics. Looks like your anniversary party was a wonderful occasion! X


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