Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Sweetpea and Pebble Fun and a craving for all things birdie.

A few days ago I had a visit from the Pebbles.  Mummy Pebble came round to drop off my latest bit of treasure and we decided to coincide this with a cup of tea and some Raspberry and White chocolate muffins :-)  I thought I would share some of the photos from that lovely afternoon with you all so you can see the little static pebbles and sweetpeas.

'I am just loving this new hairstyle, aren't you little pebble?'

'If your name's not down you're not getting in!'

We tried to get a group photo but it was a bit like herding cats :-)  As you can see most of the afternoon was spent on the trampoline and even Mrs Pebble couldn't help herself :-)

One of the reasons for the Pebble visit was to drop off my lovely new necklace.  I also ordered 2 smaller versions for my little sweetpea girls for their birthdays.  As soon as I saw this cute little bird in Silverpebbles shop I knew I had to have one (or 3 :-) ).  Luckily I had some Christmas money left over so this is what I bought with some of it. 

At Christmas my hubby also bought me another lovely necklace from Silverpebble.  It is the finger print from each of the sweetpeas and the beading contains a pearl from my wedding tiara.  I must admit to ordering it myself and my dearest hubby paid for it :-)


Isn't it just lovely!  I seem to have been drawn to all things birdie at the moment, I wondering if it is because Spring is in the air?

My bird lantern from TK Maxx.

A gorgeous bird scene, this is a card from Phoenix Cards that I have framed.

An angel with bird in arms, bought this a few years back .... hhmmm maybe my bird craving started before now.

I even had to buy the girls new bird bed linen.

Hey ho, I can think of worse vices :-)

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Yey Marion has arrived!

After little sweetpea gave up her dummy and was then ill I thought she deserved a little treat.  After reading some blogs I stumbled across 'Blueberries in Fields' and couldn't resist taking a closer look.  There she was in all her cuteness, the perfect doll to comfort little sweetpea!

I contacted Monique who made the gorgeous Marion and asked if little sweetpea could give her a home.  Marion was then put on a plane for England and all the sweetpeas waited excitedly for Marion to arrive (I think my husband and I were more excited than the children!).  There is something very special about buying a hand-made item that you know someone has spent their own precious time making - it just adds to the excitement somehow.

Yesterday we heard a very faint knock at the door, 'Who can that be?' asked little sweetpea, she looked out of the window and there she was.

She arrived with her lovely pink suitcase with all her belongings in it.  She said she was very tired after her long journey as she had quite an ordeal in customs as they took a liking to her pink suitcase :-)  Little sweetpea had lots planned however so poor Marion was going to have to wait for a rest until much later in the day!

The first thing little sweetpea wanted to do with Marion was play Bubbles.

Marion was then asked if she would like to see how to do a jigsaw with little sweetpea's friend Elf (Elf and Marion seemed to get on very well :-)).

Then there was some excited jumping on the bed.

Poor Marion was looking quite worn out by this point so little sweetpea thought that she might like to freshen up with some 'dipstick' (lipstick) before they went out.

Little sweetpea thought it was time to show Marion the sights so took her to the local garden centre (one of her favourite places).  There she showed Marion all the lovely flowers and some gorgeous fluffy bunnies.

After such a busy day both Marion and little sweetpea were very tired indeed.

Thank you Monique for making my little sweetpeas day! xxx