Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Re-cycling again.

A few weeks ago I was looking for something in the cupboard under the sink and found some old candle stub's, too far gone to use but loads of wax left in them. What a waste I thought! So, I sent for some candle wicks from ebay, dug out some old votives and had a go at candle making. I melted the wax in a bowl over a pan of hot water, then used an old tea-strainer to filter the old wax and waited.

I hope they burn ok, It was so easy, too easy I feel! I will report back on how they go. I plan to do some more with fresh lavender and decorate the glass with lace etc.

Just a couple more photos from my last post was having trouble with uploading.

Why do days off fly?

Well that's my two days off for this week over again back to work tomorrow. Back to the running around in a sweat, answering endless buzzers and telephones, missing breaks and finishing late. The joys of nursing today! It makes you appreciate your time off and spending time at home. Ive had a good day today got a little bargain in the charity shop.

How much? £5.99 for the whole tea set, its Queen Ann bone china "Pinwheel" design. All perfect looks like they've always been in someones china cabinet.

Monday, 19 September 2011

This summer we decided not to go away as we usually do as last year was a bit of a disappointment. The oldest son only came for a few days and the youngest son complained of being bored! So I decided to use the time to get some much needed work done on our house before the winter sets in. The garage roof has been neglected for years and I think another winter will bring it down. So my clever husband has set about replacing the roof and extending our utility room to double its size. This will sort out the problem of where to put all of the shoes and coats that get strewn about the kitchen. The work is in progress...

Due to missing out on a holiday I felt I needed a little treat to cheer me up! So I bought these delightful goodies.
The bag was a little empty I felt!

So I added these, a purse (as everything tends to go in my back pocket) a make-up bag and a gadget bag for my mobile phone (as I keep ringing people by accident when the phone is in my other back pocket).
These have been admired very much by my work friends and also envied by one or two!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Today its my youngest sons 16th birthday. As he is mad on motorcross and has a yellow bike I made him some cakes to match. The other muddy looking picture is meant to be a motorcross track, riding up to a jump!