Friday, 18 April 2014


▲ A rainy weekend at Sandy Balls
▲ Visiting an Owl and Raptor Centre
▲ Archie's clay model of a crocodile
▲ April showers bring May flowers!
▲ A walk in the woods
▲ Hello cherry blossom
▲ Spotty Dottie lollies in the garden
▲ Static trampoline hair
▲ Pretty bluebells
▲ Decorating cupcakes

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Goodbye March, Hello April!

These pics are from the last month, from my Instagram.

March seemed to just whoosh by here, I cant believe we are in April already! We are so enjoying the better weather and the lighter evenings. Our garden is starting to look quite Springy now and its lovely to be spending more time out there, for the kids to be able to run around and play outside after school.

I'm really looking forward to the Easter holidays next week. I think we're definitely ready for another break from the school routine for a bit. I'm hoping there will be lots of sunny days so we can have picnics in the park and ice creams at the beach!

Wishing you all a great week and a wonderful April! xx

Saturday, 29 March 2014


This lovely necklace is from my friend Bex's shop Ampersand Commodities. Bex has just relaunched her Etsy shop with a new range of necklaces using miniature embroidery hoops - so sweet! This one is from a collection called 'stitch & strung' and she also has a new range called 'warp & weft' with beautiful needle weaving.

To celebrate the new look of her shop Bex is also offering 15% discount using the code freshsheets1

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a lovely mothers day tomorrow! xx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Hello! I'm just popping in to say I have listed some new mini wall stickers to my Etsy shop. I now have packs of coloured raindrops and also packs of black mini clouds. There will be lots of cushions and other bits coming soon too - I just need to try and get some decent photos of them first!

Hope your having a good week! xx

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Isle of Wight...

Yesterday we spent the day on the Isle of Wight. We got the Red Funnel car ferry from Southampton to East Cowes. The kids absolutely loved it on there - Archie especially! He was fascinated by the docks and all the big boats going by.

On the Island we we drove to Alum Bay. Unfortunately the chairlift down to the beach wasn't working (I think we were still a bit out of season) but the kids had fun filling their chosen bottle with layers of coloured sands taken from the cliffs there.

We spent the rest of the day on Appley Beach in Ryde. I grew up on the Island and this has always been my favourite beach. My Nan worked in the kiosk there when my mum was small and she spent much of her childhood on the beach. I too spent many days there with all the family when I was little so it has great memories for me. It was lovely to take my own kids and see them enjoy it so much. They loved building sandcastles, paddling in the rock pools and finding pretty shells.

On the way home we enjoyed the most beautiful views - the moon shining one side and the sun going down the other! A lovely end to a wonderful day, something we definitely hope to do again soon!