Thursday, 29 November 2012

52 Weeks of Happy (8/52)

Running late as are my happies from this week (linking up with Jen at little birdie if this app would let me do a link) :)

* Morten sleeping on a thin strip of cardboard.
* Soren's lovely little display of Danish footballers and Lego miniatures in his Cacti!
* The colours of the wool in my cheapo Tesco bobble hat
* My first purchase of bulbs of the season.....I become obsessed with them!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Job Done

Another family portrait complete.
Now I just need to make some stock for the school Christmas fair on Saturday. I know I said I would never do another one after selling hardly anything at the last one, but this is at our school so I suppose my stall fee is going to help my own children!

It's pouring down here in Manchester. I hope you are all safe where you are xx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Thursday, 22 November 2012

52 Weeks of Happy (7/52)

Another hectic week here but not without its happy moments, although to be honest I have had to seek them out! We are all tired, too busy and in need of a proper rest. Know the feeling??

Ah well, it's nearly the weekend!

* Brooches all ready to have their pins stuck.

* Early morning skies.

* Doughnut French Toast, made to make us feel better.

* Paper mâché sprouts, made with year 6 at school.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Morten Picks A Winner

And the results of the giveaway are......

Suzie Williams!

This was the last name standing in the Morten and the bones game!

Suzie, please email me your address and your goodies will be with you ASAP!

So sorry I can't send you all a little something but thank you for entering the competition xx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

More Pictures Complete

Thought I would show you 2 more of my completed family pictures.

One is for the netball loving best friends who will be going to different high schools. One mum wanted her daughter to give an extra special gift to her very best friend this Christmas.

The other is for a little girl called Millie who adores her giant Tabby cat called Mog.

They are wrapped and ready for delivery. Phew!

The next picture is for a wedding anniversary which I need to start this week. Today I am busy making some brooches for an appointment at a little shop who have shown an interest in selling them. Yippee!

Morten would much rather me sit on the sofa and cuddle. I would rather do that too. Poor old Morten.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

52 Weeks of Happy (6/52)

I've fallen behind with my happy!

Anyway, here are some quite nice little things from this and last week.

• Portabello mushroom pie thingies
• Mine and the girl's Docs
• Some best friends I painted for a portrait (mad keen netballers)
• The boy won Man of the Match AGAIN! He really deserved it :)

Don't forget to enter my giveaway on the previous post. I shall try to get Morten to help choose a winner after the weekend!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

100 Posts and a Giveaway!

It's taken flipping ages for me to get organised but here it is, a little giveaway to celebrate my 100th post!

Also it's to say thank you for all the comments and emails which really do make my day. Even if you read but don't comment, please do today and then your name will go in the hat for a chance to win a few simple bits and bobs.

There is a Christmas card, a little bear brooch, cupcake flags and some miniature bunting. Hope you like them! I will post them anywhere!

Lots of love
Nick and Morten xx

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


Things have been very busy for me lately, partly because I have taken a bit too much on (because I am unable to say no) and partly because I try to be super organised when really it is counter productive. I end up so tired that I am no use to anyone!

Anyway, enough of the moan!

The cheery biscuits are here to announce that the next post will be number 100! So I think it high time for a giveaway!

By the time I post again I hope to have just a few little goodies to show you and then you can decide if you want to enter.

Sorry I haven't replied to my comments lately. I read them all and am so grateful, I am just a bit rubbish at the moment! Xx

Sunday, 4 November 2012


I managed to make a start on all my pictures but only one is complete. Here it is!

This is a family that love their caravan by the sea, dog, rabbit and boat. Delivery Tuesday which is always a bit nerve racking.

Have a good week everyone, back to school/work for us :( ......
But only a 7 weeks till the next break!
(Actually that sounds ages, boo hoo)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

52 Weeks of Happy (5/52)

I am tired and rather fed up but i shall succeed in finding my happy!

• A Winter Bear card
• A lovely and unexpected gift in the post from a friend
• New wellies
• David Hockney's sketches of his dogs. I bought 3 postcards last week.

How are you finding this week? I am starting back at work next week and I think i have tried to do too much in half term. I have quite a few family portrait orders to complete and they aren't done! Busy weekend ahead ....