Sunday, 10 January 2016

The things that I get up to . . .

I think it must be official.   I am the worst Grandmother ever.   I forgot out Josh's birthday yesterday.  I can't believe I did that because I am usually very good at remembering these things.   I hope his mum and dad will forgive me.   But most importantly I hope that Josh will forgive me.   I hope that he knows his grammy loves him very much. She just has a brain like a sieve.

Josh is our little ginger grandson.   He has such a sweet personality, and is filled with enthusiasm for everything he does.   I wish that I could spend more time with him, indeed with all of my grandchildren.


A couple of years ago Todd bought me a heart shaped box of chocolates for Valentines Day.   I saved the box thinking I was going to do something special with it and I finally did just that!

I had picked up some of the Gilded Lily papers by Graphic 45 at Crabapple Crafts last weekend and thought that they would be perfectfor a Valentines project.

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And so that is whatI have been working on in my spare time this week.

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You can't really see it,but there are sparkles decorating the dress and man's waist coat.  There is also glitter around the Let Them Eat Cake.  German glitter glass and little pink heart glitter as wellas tiny glitter stars.    I decorated the cakes with pearl beads.

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Not totally sure I am happy with that.   I may take it off and do something else with it.  

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The "Chocolates" are an assortment of large crystalized,etc. beads I found.   Not too sure about them either.

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They do "sparkle" in real life, but maybe they are not quite large enough.   I will think about them . . .  maybe I will make felt chocolates.  We will see.  It is a work in progress.

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I had fun doing it in any case.  I don't think I am very good at altered art.

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Perhaps I need to take a class.

We are off to Warrington Ward today so I had best be off the computer and start getting ready.  It is a fair distance away and we have never been there before so we will have to find it first, which all takes time.

A thought to carry with you for today  . . . 

Anyone who thinks gardening
begins in the spring and ends in the fall,
is missing the best part of the whole year;
for gardening begins in January
with a dream.
~Josephine Neuse

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Cooking in The English Kitchen today  . . . an oldie but a goodie, Fudge Brownie Pudding Cake.  I did not partake.  Neither did Todd.  It was made for some guests.

May your Sunday be truly blessed . . . don't forget!

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And I do too!


  1. Morning Marie, by now you will be driving along the road to church, hope that the roads are not busy and that you find it without any trouble....strange this morning I cannot .... See....any of your pictures ? Maybe when I pop in later they will come out. I'm so looking forward to seeing your heart shaped box are so very clever Marie. Sorry you forgot the wee ones birthday but I'm sure he will be ok. At his age they know who love them......leave a nice day today...Mary Peter and I going out for lunch today after

  2. Happy Birthday to your grandson. I love seeing what you've done with the chocolate heart box. I saved some old boxes and have been looking for something I might do with them, so thank you for the ideas. Not sure at all what will be done with them, but it's fun to plan. Hope you have a safe trip today. Rain turning to snow here so I'll not be going far at all.

  3. Happy Bday to your ginger prince:)You've had a lot going on lady..:) are great at altered art and keep the Let Them Eat cute and reflective of's adorable..perfect that you had saved the box♥
    I spy..;)

  4. PS I bet you have fun knickknack/crafty item drawers/boxes:)

  5. Sybil, it's not a place I would like to have to go to very often! Although the traffic wasn't too bad, there were more twists and turns than you can shake a stick at! But it was a great ward with lots of kiddies and we enjoyed our time there! I got to talk to my little ginger this afternoon so that was great! Hope you have had a nice lunch out! Xoxo

    Thanks Pam! I do have lots of fun containers I can do these types of things with. I tend to save small boxes and the like! We may have some snow before the week is out! Stay warm! Xoxo

    Thanks Monique! You are too kind! You spied correctly! I thought it belonged in the photo! :-) xoxo

  6. Don't feel bad I have forgotten about three of my children's birthdays this past year. I am devastated when I do? I do think children have forgiving hearts. I always make up for it. I love your Valentine project; way cute. Sending love and hugs your way!

  7. Thanks LeAnn! You are right of course! xoxo


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