Saturday, 10 May 2008

Posh nosh and picnics

I've finally finished these napkin rings I've been making I'm quite pleased with how they've turned out.The leaves are made from a charity shop jumper that I felted I've never tried it before and was curious to see how it worked the results gave a great texture I'm well impressed that's another thing to thrift for woolly jumpers! To felt a jumper take an old or thrifted jumper must be at least 80 per cent wool and wash at a high temperature to shrink it and voila you have felted wool.

I had to see what they looked like on my table I'm one of those people who can't just throw some knives and forks on the table I have to faff around and make it look pretty. So one night this week we had posh fajitas alfresco style!

What glorious weather we have been having it actually feels like summer has arrived. Emily and Elliott have been enjoying playing outside in the garden we have retrieved the garden toys out of the loft and dusted them down. Elliott absolutely loves being in the garden I don't see him he's either picking daisies, hiding in his tent, kicking the football or pushing his toy pushchair round the garden through the house and back again and again...... I've designated a little area for Emily to have her own small patch of garden to look after so we can plant some little plants there in the next few weeks.

Here they are tucking into their picnic tea! I've also celebrated my birthday yesterday yes I am now 33! I had a birthday outing to my favourite shop around here which sells the most gorgeous things and spent my birthday money so more about that and my other pressies in my next post! Thankyou for all your nice comments on my beanbags it's given me the confidence I needed as I wasn't sure about them. I was going to put them on Ebay but I find Ebay a bit hit and miss and then theres the hassle of packaging them up due to their size so what I've decided to do is save them. I have plans to have my own stall sometime in the future at a craft show when I have built up my stock of various things all shabby chic of course!
Tomorrow were having a barbie for mine and my mums birthday which is next week hope your all enjoying the weekend whatever your up to!


Vanessa said...

I keep saying I am going to try out Felting, I might have a try now!

The napkin rings are beautiful!

Have a good barbie tomorrow!

Happy belated birthday!

julia said...

I love the napkin rings. I've never tried felting but now I might give it a go!
Isn't it great to be out in the garden again, means no more crumbs to sweep up after tea!
Enjoy the picnic
Julia x

periwinkle said...

Happy belated birthday, hope your BBQ was good. Thats a lovely looking garden you have there, is that magnolia petals on the grass. Nice napkin rings too
Lisa x

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi there love the felting. Have read about it recently and wondered what it actually entails and now I know. Will be looking out for jumpers at the next village shops are becoming so pricey. Garden looks fab. Dx

pink-petal-designs said...

Love those napkin rings Sarah !!
Happy belated birthday to you!
Sarah x

Summer by the sea said...

Happy Belated Birthday! - the weather has been great hasn't it - Your alfresco meal looks lovely - very romantic - Natalie x

Katherines Dream said...

Happy Birthday.....I wish I was only 33.
I love your table accessories, I faff around with my tables too, just have to present them nicely don't we.
I expect that your babies are really knocked by bedtime playing in the garden all day. It certainly does the trick for Freddie & Rocco.
Carol xx

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi Sarah, thanks for your kind words and yes that is a little corner of our garden. Have been blogging more these past few days as I have had plenty to say..but then I am very talkative. Other days I can't think of anything to say! Have a nice weekend. Dev X