Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a fantastic week. This week in the Sweetpea household we had a birthday, mine ! :-) As I have said before I like to buy a pavlova for my birthday every year but this year I thought I would try and make one. It was a lot easier than I thought and was great fun to decorate. I got the eggs off my friend Helen as our chickens are not laying as much as they used to and used blackberries which I had frozen from the Summer (I bought the Raspberries and blueberries but hopefully we will have homegrown this year :-)). It could have probably done with a bit longer in the oven as it was a bit gooey on the inside but then again I like gooey meringue. My parents popped over in the evening and bought a chocy cake so this pavlova was only eaten by me and my parents and the kiddies and Mr Sweetpea wanted chocy cake :-)
I popped to the toddler group today and my friend Kathryn gave me a lovely card with a crochet hook hidden in it, this then gave it away that it was my Birthday this week (she saw some Birthday messages on Facebook).
Now I don't mind getting older at all but I am not a fan of fuss so try and skip past my Birthdays with little fuss if possible. The lovely Bear's Footprints had just shown me a gorgeous crochet mini cushion she had made which has lavender in it, it smells devine. This was her first make of this kind and she then decided to give it to me as a birthday present! How sweet of her, it must have been so precious to her as it was the first time she has made one and it is so lovely - if only we had smellyvision as it smells so yummy!
As the sun came out late last week (none this week I am afraid, just grey, grey, grey :-() we all got out in the garden and planted some seeds. The kiddies and I really do love being outdoors in the warmer weather. Little Sweetpea got busy with her new watering can that she got from Father Christmas :-)
And I had to find ways to label my seeds so I decided to use those old CDs you get with internet software or children's sample programmes on to label some up. They also act as a bit of a bird deterrent.
oohh and I have been creating more daisies, I decided to make a rainbow of colours :-)
I have also been thinking about Easter so have been making some felt pouches for the hairclips for my little Facebook Shop :-)
ooh before I go, can I pick your brain??? If you are into sewing can I ask what machine you would recommend as I really want to buy one with my Birthday money and try my hand at sewing?