2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Advertisements

43 week old twins

Merry Christmas

image

image

image

image

image

image

Merry Christmas to my fantastic readers…family..love…food…happiness xxxxxx

Do twin’s get jealous?

    My Elle and Mikey seem so jealous of one another, is this common having 2 baby’s fighting over the attention of there mother??
  I will walk in to the room and have two rugrats racing to see who will get to mummy first, sometimes if i don’t pick them up they will start to fight with one another, Mikey being the bossy one pushes Elle out the way so that he is in my full view, i normally refuse to cuddle them when there like that and pay no attention till they have carm down, then when they have sat playing nicely (normally five minuets after the fighting) i will call them over and say who wants a cuddle then the 3 of us will cuddle!
  Elle and Mikey even fight over who is playing with Marley, and Marley has to find something all 3 of them can play with.
 
  Do twins get jealous:  YES
 
  Do i leave the twins to fight it out  between them:   YES 

Do not pick one twin up and not the other! Lesson learnt!!!

40 week old twins

image

Wow 40 week old twins!  This time last year I was 28/29 weeks with a massive bump working as an elf! Customers would say I looked like I was ready to drop!  I wasn’t even due till February, it’s crazy how quick time has gone!!
  This week Elle and Mikey once again have colds but I guess there is a lot going round!
  Mikey still has 6 teeth but more appearing and Elle has 4 with more showing!

  I realised Elle and Mikey and not these little baby’s I had once there so grown up and cheeky and big!  Very clever for little monkeys I must say,  they now chase each other around the front room and so funny to watch, hearing there squeal of excitement trying to get away from one another!
  Mikey is Nealy walking he dashes around with his walker very cute and we are currently teaching Elle how it’s done,  they are both also climbing up and down the sofa.
Also trying to open stair gates crafty monkeys.

  My once little bundles of joy have turned into big bundles of fun 🙂 xx  

image

image

The birthday boy

image

I can’t believe this little boy is 4 my first born when I was 23 my reason why I lived every day, I’m so proud of this little boy it’s unreal he is such amazing, charming loveable dude, no matter how old he will be he will always be my baby! 

image

image

image

10 must have handmade gifts for Christmas!

 

image

So Christmas has officially arrived, the shops are packed with people going manic, you would think Christmas was tomorrow the way people are going crazy… Me I like to avoid the shops far to manic for me,  nothing beats sitting in the nice warm indoors wrapped in the snuggle blankets,  browsing the web for that unique gift, I always think more  thought goes into a gift that’s handmade, rather than shoved in the trolley thinking that will do!!
  Anyway I have put together some unique gifts for 2014 gifts enjoy!

1) http://www.silkbeddingdirect.com
  Mulberry silk filled duvets perfect for a good night sleep, and perfect for the bed lovers.

image

Stunning and unique bracelet design featuring Swarovski pearls and crystal encrusted silver beads, the Queen of Diamonds is an affordable, timeless and essential finishing touch to any outfit. Available in many different colour options and comes complete with a free gift box to make a perfect present.

image

3) http://www.paperpurrfect.co.uk

Made up using words of your choice these gorgeous prints can be created as a present to give to a special person on the birthday, wedding day, anniversary, at Christmas…or just because.

Transforming a simple piece of paper into a work of art. Completely personal pieces designed with you in mind.

image

4)
http://www.cottagegiftsonline.co.uk
These personalised scented candles are £4.95 each, and can be personalised, and a good selection of fragrances are available with a few choices being death by chocolate, apple cinnamon, baby powder, and elf sweat!

image

5) http://treasuredpens.co.uk

This is our Suffolk Regent Fountain pen made from Purple Marble Acrylic. The nib is gold and iridium and medium size which gives a writing line of 0.8mm this is  handmade by my Phil in our Suffolk workshop

image

6) http://okiesoapysoapshop.co.uk

These make perfect stocking fillers, they are a great size for children and also a fab gift for Teachers at Christmas!

Ingredients: Sodium Olivate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Shebutterate, Sodium Mangobutterate, Sodium Cocoa Butterate, Sodium Apricotkernalate, Aqua, Glycerine

image

7) http://www.buttonsbyv.co.uk

Anything to do with buttons this website is for you! Take a look at all the unique amazing products.

image

image

8)  http://www.kraftykatz.co.uk
   
Here at krafty katz her specialise are, hand knitted cowls, scarf’s & wraps. They make the perfect Christmas gift. If your looking to treat yourself, or a someone special I feel sure you’ll find something you’ll love

image

9) http://rusticbakes.weebly.com

Unique gifts made from dough these were a fantastic product and looked and felt amazing.

image

10) https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=437033323032305&ref=bookmark

Candy cart,  sweet tree’s, and sweet treats for any occasion.

image

   I would like to thank all the handmade craft company’s that let me use there links and pictures,   handmade work is such a beautiful touch to any gift so much hard work goes into what these lovely people have produced.

Please support small businesses and handmade gifts this Christmas, I know I will!

Ho ho ho merry Christmas 🙂