Saturday, 4 February 2012

What I Love Today ......... Hot Chocolate

It's very cold here today and at this precise moment it is trying to snow.  I don't want to be a kill joy, but I hope it doesn't.  I should be going to London tomorrow to watch Lion King - The Musical.  It was my eldest's Christmas present and we have  been getting all excited this week.  Knowing what our transport system is like, a tiny bit of snow and the trains will be cancelled!!  #fingerstightlycrossed

As it is so cold, I could think of no better way to warm up than make a big mug of hot chocolate.

 I had to go into town especially to get the drinking chocolate and boy, was it busy in the supermarket.  Snow fever has hit the country.  My daughter works at Waitrose and she said that it was busier today than any day leading up to Christmas!!!

Do you like the spoons?  A Christmas present for The Daughter.  I LOVE them (maybe that's why I bought them for her).

To be honest with you, even the 'not so hot chocolate' paste is yummy .................

......................... but I managed to hold back and wait for the hot milk to be ready!

All that was left to do was put my PJ's on, sit in front of the wood burner, patchwork quilt on my lap and get warm.

Have you had snow?

Lots of love

Marge x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012


Once again it has been a while since I have posted any thing here.  Once again, I apologise.

But, I can assure you I have not been idle.  A new job has been started and settled into, exams have been sat and all passed, Christmas has been bought, wrapped, cooked, unwrapped, eaten, and decided to keep me company by hanging on to my thighs and a few things have been made by my fair hands.

The one thing I am most proud of are the dollies I made for my two nieces for Christmas, they were ssssooooo lovely I had trouble giving them away!!  They were based on Tone Finnanger's Tilda Good-Night Angel that was featured in Mollie Makes (Issue 8).  Anyway, have a look at the pictures and tell me what you think.

May I present to you Agatha & Merryn

This is Merryn and was handed over to my niece Tallulah to look after.

..... and this is Agatha who was given to my niece Lucy.

It was very hard to wrap them up and give the parcels out as I loved them so much, but I know they will be looked after and cherished for years to come, so that makes it a little easier ...... I guess!!!

I used a Cath Kidston fabric for the nightgowns and some embroidery thread for the hair and the rosy cheeks were painted on with fabric paint.

I hope you like them as much as I do.

Lots of love

Marge x