I took this photo the other day while I walked my dog. It was feeling like a very cold/grey day after having nice sun in Dubai for a week. Ah well C'est la vie! At least the heavy clouds made for a good photo!
There was a nice surprise waiting for me when I got home. An Ernest et Celestine book had arrived in the post from my french friend Carol. I love Ernest et Celestine! In fact it is where I got the name Celestine from for my Celestine. Yes she is named after a little mouse.
I just really love Gabrielle Vincent's illustrations- so characterful, and this is a sweet story too. I translated it all on google translate. Celestine is confused as to why Ernest has all these old photos but has no photos of her. They remedy this by going to a photographers and getting Celestine's portrait taken. She looks pleased as punch as she poses for her picture!
I made these two cards recently. One for my mum's birthday and one for Henry's mum's birthday. I was so pleased with them that I decided to make them with the kids in my craft club. It went down really well as it is an easy way of making very pretty cards. Anyone can do it! They all made beautiful ones for their mums for mothers day. All you need is patterned paper, scissors, a glue stick and some glitter! For the kids I also brought along buttons and gems for them to use for the middles of the flowers.
Here's a little sneak peek:
The weekend before last Henry and I went up to Derby to visit his mum. We had a nice weekend which involved eating nice food, watching films, sewing, shopping and eyebrow threading.
Celestine came too. Here she is in the mall. She had to be careful she wasn't trodden on!