spoonful of sugar

Monday, 29 April 2013

So much to tell !!

Well for once I have something else than Violette to show this week! But since I know a lot of friends and family just check the blog for the pictures of Violette, here is the 15 week update, and because I didn't know which one to pick, this week you get two pictures!

She is smiling in the second one, promise, this isn't a cry!

But now for the scrpabooking. I was lucky enough to spend the day at our local crop on Saturday and I had a really productive day! First we made a page with the lovely Lisa at Artfull Scrapbooking. I always love what Lisa does but it takes me a while to like what I do when I follow her instructions. But this time, I loved it straight away. The page didn't take half an hour to finish which is super quick for me. It is bright, funky, messy, I love it.

The second page I made, didn't quite turn out how I wanted it to be. But still I like it. Clean, simple and girlie.

Now, the third page I made, took a lot longer to finish. I wanted to follow a sketch I found at   Creative Scrapper

I knew I wanted to paint my circle and found the perfect colour thanks to my lovely friend Rosemary but then, I don't know, it just didn't work. I had painted in on a white cardstock, that another friend had kindly given me, but I wasn't happy with it. I continue my page on Sunday, well, in fact started all over, with the kids around painting too. It got really messy and we had to use kitchen roll to clean everything and that's when I got another idea, and somehow, I just looovve this page, Grungy, very yellow and definitely messy!

This page also links to the Scrap friends challenge that encourage you to use this colour palette:

So what do you think, three very different pages but which one is your favourite?! have a good week.



Tuesday, 23 April 2013

14 weeks

and definitely into chewing everything in sight, so it was quite hard to get a picture with her hands out of her mouth so unfortunately, not a great a picture!

See you next week.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

I should really be working...

but the weather is nice... I spent the morning at a friend drinking tea... I am tired because Violette didn't sleep well... I have to think about what to cook for the party I am going to tomorrow...I could think about ten millions other excuses but really I should get going and do some preps, so  let's make this post short.
Here is another page I made this week, I am on a roll, no stopping me now!!

This page was fun to do. I first had to make a stencil and use Gesso, then cut lots of triangles. I then added lots of bits and pieces on the theme of parcels. And here we go, messy start for quite a clean page in the end. And because the Studio Challenges is encouraging you to use masks this week, I thought I would enter their competition.

Right, back to work it is then.


Monday, 15 April 2013

At last..

Some time and inspiration to scrap. I really, really enjoyed making this page. I had bought some magazines when I was in France but hadn't had a chance to look at them until last week. They are full of good ideas and I couldn't wait to try a few. So here is my first page in ages !

I love this picture of the girls, they both look so happy together. Amelie loves to give Violette attention and Violette seems very pleased that someone comes to her every time she shows any signs of boredom.I wonder how much Violette is going to miss her now that she has gone back to school. I know I will! She and Harry are great little helpers.
And now a picture for my lovely sister who keeps sending me parcels full of goodies...
I wasn't sure at first but this cardigan is growing on me and it looks really cute on. So thank you!
And now for the 13 week picture...
and because time goes by so quickly, here is the difference 13 weeks make...
from skinny to chubby!!
Speak to you soon.

Monday, 8 April 2013

12 weeks...

Not quite three months but not very far at all...

We now get massive smiles, well Harry gets the biggest if it was to be a contest
and we even get the odd chuckles, this is just such a great age. We have been going swimming during this holiday and although it takes a lot of organising and bag carrying when you are taking three kids, it has been lovely to have fun all together.

We went pottery painting last week and here is what we have made. Not sure it will ever get first prize in any exhibit, but we like it! And yes, I am very proud of my little hearts inside the cup!

Enjoy the rest of your holidays.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Nearly three months...

11 weeks.... time flies and it is only when we meet up with younger babies that we realised how far we have come already. We went to Brittany at the weekend and met my brother and his wife and new baby Louise. She is sooo small or may be Violette is sooo big!!

and if you can't see her cheeks from far, here are a few closer shots!!

I will have some pottery to show you next time. In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying your Easter break.
See you soon.