Category Archives: Creations a la Wilson

sunday summary

This was Autumn, at her best, a few weeks ago. This week, she’s not been putting on the best front, and frankly one could be thinking she’s been PMS:ing with the amount of rubbish weather we’ve been having. The kids have been loving it though, traipsing off to nursery with their wellies and rain gear on, splish splashing in puddles. Like the mamma has needed an excuse to get the wellies out, polka dot I’ll have you know. Yes, I have lived in them this week, they are flippin comfy, practical and stylish in my eyes. You can never go wrong with polkadots.

Im finding myself missing having time for the blog and having time to potter around at home. I have taken a grand total of 3 pictures this week. THREE!…and they were from this morning. The crocheting is making me a bit manic, its all go go go, trying to do one a day, but it takes me almost 3hours start to finish, though I cant fathom how. It isnt like they are ginormous, but they arent piddly either. Heck, I will take a 4th photo of the day and show you:

Ok so excuse the bad quality. The piddly one is about the size normally done for these blankets like what I am doing. I say normally, only as that is what I have seen. I thought I would make it easier for myself and do big’uns. The thing is, I need 70. At least. Put it this way, if I am done for Christmas, I will be happy. Anyhoo. It’s Marks birthday today!

This was our team effort in making breakfast for the daddy in bed. Lilypops was trying to snooze, having gotten up at 4.20am & Maia who still felt sluggish wanted me to make up a bed on the floor in the kitchen – anything for an easy life hehe. It’s been a rather down played birthday this year, Mr W has wanted to take it easy, with little fuss and pomp. Instead, the day was spent at another handsome chappys birthday, little Charliebear who turns 2 tomorrow. All in all, the weekend has been quiet, batteries recharged and lots of quality time had with the people that matter.

 

Tomorrow morning we’re going to the dentist with Maia for the first time. Well its not really, she did have a special trip to see the dentist people at the hospital to check her jaw joint because of her arthritis, but this is a normal trip as it were. Great way to start the week, with a sticker and a big cheesy grin!

on display

 

Here’s what the mamma was up to on wednesday when the girls were at nursery – making a new, quick, simple and spiffing display storage thingymabob to hang my necklaces. One is very pleased with oneself I must say. You need a grand total of three things ( 4 if you count the hammer) and that is:

  • drift wood
  • string
  • small nails

I think you can see what I did, bang some nails in to be the hooks, tied the string around the bit of wood, bang another two nails in the wall to hang it on. Done. Placement of necklaces took a little longer, I wanted them to hang somewhat organised by colour, style and ”feel”. Picky aren’t I.

cheats guide to fabulous kids party decs

I decided a while ago that I was going to make some bunting for Lily’s birthday party. And I thought I would cheat a little. Instead of doing any sewing, I went out and bought some different wrapping papers. Thought I would compile a cheats guide to making quick and easy party decs for not many pennies at all 😉

  1. Make a template from a cereal box, and fold over the wrapping paper so that you get a two sided flag.
  2. Once you have creased the paper at the size you want it, glue the paper together leaving a channel large enough to get your string through (I used my scissors as a rough guide)
  3. Cut off the paper from the roll that you want to use. Put the template on the paper again, and fold the paper over, so that you cut once and get several flags ( I got 3 from the width of mine with some excess left)
  4. Once you have cut out all the flags that you want, you can start stringing them up – I used a little hairclip attatched to the end of the string to make it easier to get through the channel

If you are feeling even more creative, get out those cereal boxes and cut out letters to spell out your child’s name, and even the number for their age. Seeing as I had lots of paper left over, I used the same ones, in the same pattern as I had hung the flags. One was most impressed with herself last night when all was hung, ready and waiting for the birthday girl to wake in the morning ❤

current projects

There are a few things on the go at the Wilsons at the minute. Now that the dining chairs have been painted, along with the smaller mirror in our bedroom, and cushion covers done, I am finding time for some smaller, quicker things to do. Instant gratification me like! Back in the spring I found a black square framed japanese character picture at a loppis, and have now begun transforming it. The paint is still drying on the frame, but I think you may get the jist of what is going in it. Thrifty me using the left overs from the fabric for my cushion. Pictures to come with the end result =)

Next we have a fix me upper jobby- The silly drop down thing (cant think of the swedish or english word?!) broke a few weeks ago and landed right on top of Maia, so I have sewn a pretty blind (?) to cover the horrid messy hole. Eugh. I dont like seeing chaos that is normally hidden haha. Unfortuantely I was a bit of dope all day and haven’t yet taken a picture of it finished so I will get a pic up of that tomorrow too when the frame is all done. Yet again, I have used left over material, But it just goes so well with how the chest of drawers is already painted 😉 Note the glimt of a newly painted mirror too. Much more pleasing to the eye that how it was before, which was similar to the basket you can see.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
 A bunch of wrapping paper makes for the next project. Indeedy. Things that have a multi purpose
always go down well haha. As a certain miss L is turning 1 in just 25 days, these delicious wrapping papers will serve as useful for making decoarations and wrapping presents. Pastels have been rather big all spring and summer, and I’m very much stuck on them for the autumn too – least when it comes to childrens party decorations. The light-heartedness and frivolity of pastels seem rather fitting to childrens parties I think.

Can anyone take a guess on what I may be making ?