Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Time Spent......




I have been enjoying the weather of late......

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Such lovely sunny days to lift the spirits......

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My time in blogland is still very sporadic......

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It's the Easter Holidays and it feels good to have the Bears home for a bit.

Real life has been a bit exhausting recently.....it feels good to have a break.

The above picture is just a bit of what I have been up to.

All posted on instagram. I like instagram for it's 'capture a moment in the day' style. I like that you click and post. No big write ups.........quick and simple. It satisfy's my love of 'clicking' and it means I am not 'tied' to the computer. I like how you capture a moment of your day, in your own little world.....and somewhere far away on the other side of the world, someone else is doing exactly the same. You don't have to be on instagram to see pics like the above ones. Just click on my instagram button on my sidebar and it will take you to my photos.

I have started making a few bits again. I went through a hot water bottle cover phase, just before the weather turned. I didn't like what I had, so I winged it and made some to fit round the existing bottles. I was quite pleased with myself that I managed to mould around the bottles quite well without any pattern to guide me. I'm usually rubbish trying to do something freestyle. I had seen a link on pinterest about cross stitching on crochet. I thought the idea would work well on these. I used my favourite shades of yarn and had a go. I was a bit pants at the cross stitch. I should re-do it, but they are just for me and the Bears so I can live with it! They are a nice improvement on the existing covers so I am pleased with how they turned out.

So, I guess that's me up to date a bit. I am enjoying the break with the Bears, but I will try and flit in and out of blogland when I have a few spare moments.

I hope you are all well.

Enjoy your days, wherever you are and whatever the weather........

Miss you guys....

xxx


26 comments:

  1. Lots of prettiness as always. Enjoy your time in the sunshine topping up on Vitamin D!

    Helen xx

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  2. Easter holidays just about knocking on my door. Time off work (whilst I still have some work) to sit and craft and recharge the batteries. Must put up some decs, have only managed a garland so far. Have a lovely Easter yourself. Dev x

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  3. Lovely hot water bottle cosies... and enjoy the sunshine, we had a heatwave a week ago and now we are up to our knees in snow. My poor lickle seedlings :(
    Have a lovely Easter
    xx

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  4. I miss you, toooo :))))). Because: your posts are absolutely wonderful AND inspiring AND adoreable AND lovely AND beautiful ...I could go on for daaaaaaays :).

    Have a lovely easter, dear.

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  5. Lovely cosies! We miss you too, lovely. xxx

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  6. oooooh i love the cushion in the top left corner. Is there a pattern anywhere?
    hope the weather hasnt changed for you like it has in so many places. Still relatively sunny here.

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  7. I love your Instagram collage Vanessa, as much as I love to follow you on Instagram itself :) see you soon there, and enjoy the holiday with your sweet bears!

    xx
    Maaike

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  8. Lovely photos.
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter! :0)

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  9. A Happy Easter to you and your family Vanessa. Love your mosaic!

    Madelief x

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  10. Beautiful as always!

    Happy Easter dear Vanessa!:)

    Kisses and greetings from Croatia.

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  11. Lovely photo's I think I have a case of the 'wanties' for the gorgeous enamel bowls!
    x

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  12. Come baaaaaaaaaack!!!

    Ahem, have composed my self now. Your blog is a ray of sunshine, but I know you have a life and all that. I think that is what I meant to say. xxx

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  13. Lovely things and those snuggley bears are just the cutest! x

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  14. Hi Vanessa, Love your hot water bottle cosies, and everything else really. Mine break up for Easter holidays today, I completely know how you feel about needing a break. It's been a long 10 weeks. Hoping you enjoy your time with the Bears home. Have a super Easter!
    Carmel

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  15. Hello sweetie! Your blog and photos are gorgeous!!! I always enjoy seeing your beautiful photos on flickr! You did a wonderful job with the hot water bottle covers! Very inspiring! Take good care and enjoy your spring break with your dear ones! Love, Paula xo

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  16. What a beautiful group of pictures - so pretty! I adore the water bottle covers you made - good on you for trying something difficult and doing such a fab job! You inspire me to do the same. Have a really lovely Easter hon. Becks xxx

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  17. Awesome amazing colorful blog...love every piece of pictures... reading your blog make me dream beautiful thing!

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  18. Gorgeous little collection of goodies! Enjoy your holidays it's great isn't it not having to rush around!

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  19. Oooooh look at those gorgeous hottie covers! The weather here is just starting to turn wintery and blah so I will most definitely take inspiration from your gorgeous post and have a go at making some covers for all of our hot water bottles. My nana always knitted our covers when I was little and I just took it for granted, but now I truly appreciate the work that went into them. Enjoy your sunshine hon. Have a fab Easter.
    Leah
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  20. What a great mosaic - that's pretty much my creative output on a good month, so you're doing pretty well, I think!
    Love the hot water bottle cover, I've seen similar tutorials and have been debating on giving them a go - you've just convinced me!
    Happy Easter, hope you have a relaxing time.
    x

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  21. YOur hot water bottle is adorable! (or rather the word that sprang to mind was adora-bubble!) And your crochet rabbits are enviable! What a wonderful collage! :)

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  22. Love your collage! You always have the sweetest photos. Happy Easter to you. oxox

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  23. Such gorgeous photos, I'm also enjoying time with my girls, so lovely to slow down a bit! The hot water bottle covers are lovely and I'm guessing you'll need them again this week! Enjoy the holidays!

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  24. helloooo beautiful v xx just wanted to wish you and the bears a fabulous, fun Easter xx

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  25. Stunning collage... a feast for the eyes as usual... I adore! Hope you and your loved ones had a super duper Easter with plenty of choccy scoffing :)

    Big hugs xx

    Louise

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  26. I hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday! I love reading your blog and am so inspired by your colors! Thank you for sharing what you do with all of us!

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