Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Cute fabric

As I have said before I got a gorgeous little sewing machine for my birthday this year. I haven't done any sewing since I was about 16 so I have been looking around to buy some cheap fabric and I have sound some cute ones. 

I have found two cute ones. First up is Dumbo, I loved this film when I was younger and it made me a lover of elephants. While this film is great it is very sad at the same time but if it wasn't it wouldn't be a Disney film would it. I love how Dumbo had really big ears, way too big for his body. And when I saw this Dumbo fabric I had to buy it and it was so cheap... really cheap. I found it on eBay and when I got it I was so happy with it.

The other fabric is this Chip and Mrs Pots design from Beauty and the Beast. Chip has to be one of my favourite characters from this film, he is the cute one in the film and I will always remember when he said 'Mama do I still have to sleep in the cupboard' after he turns into a real boy, I love that bit of the film. Also it's being released as a live action film next year so it's at the front of every Disney mad person's mind at the moment. I saw this bit of fabric and I just had to get it. Chip looks adorable in it and the colour of the fabric shouts of Belle's dress, the lovely yellow.

I think I will make hair scrunchies from the fabric as that's what I know how to make at the moment. I will have to show you a picture once I am done making them, it will be once Little Miss P is back at school though.

Mrs P

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Without Little Miss P

If you read the blog post before this you will know that Little Miss P spent the night at my mum's house and she is spending all day with her on Saturday. It's been the first day in ages that Mr P and I would have had a whole day without Little Miss P.

We woke up at about 8am then spent most of, if not all the morning in bed. Mr P was on the laptop doing banking things and looking for new Home Insurance. I was just browsing the internet checking my eBay as I have a few things for sale at the moment, and also putting a few things for sale on there too.

That day we got asked if we wanted to pop along to my friend's BBQ, she only lives in Collier Row so it's only about a 15 min journey from my house by car. We popped along for about three hours until we had to go and get Little Miss P from my mum's house. It was nice chilling out and just talking to people without worrying if Little Miss P was bored or what she was up to. I did feel a little bit lost without her next to me though, I have to admit.

It would be nice to spend some more time with just the hubby though, as it was nice just being us again and not mummy and daddy for a bit.

Mrs P

Monday, 22 August 2016

Date Night

The other night Little Miss P stayed at my mum's house (her nanny's house) so they can spend some nice time together with just the two of them, as when she's normally there there is always one of the other grandkids. But this time it was just those two.

So that night Mr P suggested that we should go for a nice meal out, just the two of us. It's been a while since we have done that. So he picked the Miller & Carter in Epping. I love Miller & Carter, it's always lovely food and has a lovely atmosphere. I had a half rack of ribs with chips and ordered a side of onion loaf as I love it from there, thinking that they would only bring one onion loaf... Over they brought three of them! It seems that is what you get when you order a side, of course I couldn't eat all of them, just way too many for me.

We did manage to share a little dessert between us, just a vanilla ice cream with a cookie in it and it was actually lovely ice cream. Also ordered myself a little hot chocolate at the end. It was nice food but did take over 2 hours from start to finish. But it was a lovely few hours, just the hubby and I.

As I got in the car I had to undo the top button of my jeans as I was feeling very fat after eating all of that food. We got home and both just sat down watching a film together.

Can't wait for next date night.

Mrs P

Sunday, 21 August 2016

I Always Wanted

I have always wanted to do certain things in my life. This little Blog was one of them and I have wanted to do it so I did and I have stuck with it for over five years. It's a little hobby really, I don't make money from it, it's all just a bit of fun and giving myself something else to do other than being a mum.

But saying that this is the only thing I have stuck with. I have wanted to do lots of things like own my own play area but that will cost way too much money so it's too much of a risk. I wanted to have my own little shop but again it costs too much money to set up. I haven't been saving to do any of these I have just given up. I did do Avon but they kept ringing and when they got things on my order wrong I would have to keep ringing them and tell about five different people about it. It just took the piss in the end.

But I have now turned 30 and am thinking about where I am heading really, it's not a midlife crisis, well I don't think it is. Little Miss P is now older and I have a little job as a midday play leader at my daughter's school so that's a little bit of extra money coming in (about an extra £250 a month). So maybe it's about time I can try and set up something small like my own little online shop and work my way up and not quits. I think I can't do this as I don't have a brain to do this, but I need to just keep going until I make it.

So once Little miss P is back at school I will start working on it. But I will only start with selling a few things on ebay that I don't use anymore to try a get a bit of money for them.

Maybe I will do a monthly little blog on how it's going.

Mrs P

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Old Shows

 I was watching one of my old favourite shows the other day and that got me thinking about all the old shows that I missed when I was teenage, or just shows that's aren't around anymore.

The first show is The O.C. I loved this show and would make sure that I watched it every week when it was on. Maybe it was the beautiful people and seeing what living in the Orange County was like as it looked great and they lived near the beach and all had pools in their gardens. The first few Series were better than the last ones. My favourite character was Summer Roberts and I like her personality in it.

Gossip Girls, it was similar to The O.C. but this time full of beautiful people in New York City. Based on four main characters and one of them writes a blog, but it's not the person who you think it is. They talk about all the people she goes to school with, they party lots, take drugs and drink.

Now for two British TV ones my first one is Hustle. We have the DVD box set and have been watching some off these recently. It's based on a con group that play the long con on people that are greedy. It's not a serious show it's actually funny where they sometimes talk right to the camera and explain the con to you a bit more.

Next up is Hotel Baylon, I love the old cast of this and it is based on the real hotel. Someone who worked at the hotel put it in a book then it got put into a show. Some of the things that made me laugh was them hunting for a gem, one of them getting shot (OK that one was not funny but it was a good one) and the night shift one was just great.

I hope you enjoyed this blog and go and check out these shows.

Mrs P

Friday, 19 August 2016

Things I have been Buying

I have bought myself a few things so I thought I would show you what I got. It's only a few small things.

I really wanted a light box, I don't know why as I don't really need one but they are lovely. Then I saw this mini one that is so cute and it was only £8. You get all the letters with it and even some smiley faces and balloons that are a little cute.

Lush is a great shop that I love, I would love to buy more from them but I don't use the products enough. It's nice for all of 10 mins while you're in the bath but that's about it. Little Miss P likes this shop too and she picked herself  up a small Rainbow Fun and I picked myself up a pink flamingo bubble bar... I can't wait to use it.

I have not got anything else recently. Well I don't think I have anyway.

Mrs P

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Etsy Review - Loulabellescrafts1

One of my friends is due to have her baby in about two weeks' time she doesn't know the sex of it as she didn't want to. So I wanted to pick her up something that I really like the look of and that was gender neutral, so it could be worn by a boy or a girl.

So I went to Etsy and typed in baby bandannas and a load came up. I saw this cute Dumbo print so clicked on it and then had a look at all the other things that louabellescrafts had for sale. Then I saw the same Dumbo print with two other bibs, a lovely grey one that I really liked as well. I had a look at the reviews she had and I bought it straightaway.

I thought it might take about 2 weeks to come as it's handmade but to my surprise it only took five days to come in the post.

The quality of the bandanna is fantastic, it is well sewn and the fabric is lovely, on the back of the bib it is nice and soft. There are no marks on it and it would fit perfectly around a baby. It even has two different poppers at the back so you can choose the size.

 I can't wait to give this to her as it is so cute.
I will leave a link for you here to her Etsy page.

Mrs P