Party Time ..

.. for Little L's sylvanians.
The weather here has been terrible lately so I've only ventured out when I had to. This morning while Little L was in playgroup I made her some accessories for her sylvanian families. Some of the accessories which come with the toys are made from paper and as you can imagine seem to last mere seconds before being demolished by chubby little fingers. I have learnt to scan all the paper bits and bobs before handing them over to play with. That way I can print out a replacement when needed.

The hats, crowns and bunting were made from scraps of felt and ribbon which I think may last Little L a bit longer.

Though I've felt like a prisoner this week due to the rain, its given me chance to do some more baking and try out a new recipe.

I tried out a recipe found on the Frugal Queen  blog for a pineapple upside down cake. Its quite a large cake considering there is only my husband in the house who likes pineapple or cherries but my Dad took a big chunk of cake home with him and my husband has scoffed his way through the rest so it didn't last long.

Giger Embroidery

The past couple of weeks seem to have just zoomed by.
The children have been off school for the Easter holidays and I've just been spending time de-cluttering and trying to get Little L in to a sleeping pattern. We have bought her a new bed and changed her room round a bit but so far she hasn't spent a full night in her own bed and ends up in with us any time between 1 - 3 am. It wouldn't be so bad but she moans that she hardly has any room when I'm sure she has more than anyone.
Also I have had to replace my kettle, toaster and iron this week. The kettle was refusing to stay switched on, the toaster was tripping the electric off and the iron stopped steaming in favour of leaking water everywhere. It's just been one of those weeks I think.

The only thing I have managed to do craft wise is this embroidery of a H.R.Giger illustration. While I was stitching it my son asked if it was a snake or giraffe. The picture that I used is from a book about the artist which I bought my husband a few years ago.