Friday, 17 February 2012

it's all happening path unfolding ahead of us

well what a month it's been......within one week we have sold our it's 'goodbye' surburbia  and surrey and 'hello' to country living in the cotswolds.  before you know it i'll have chickens and chicory..maybe not straight away.
it is exciting and daunting to be facing this new direction and it's something that keeps me awake at night....but i feel it's a fresh new start for all of us.....not that we won't be thrilled to have visiting guests from our old life but what lies ahead of us and the potential for change is what drives me.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

kapla close up

look at the beautiful simplicity of this's called Kapla and it is a fantastically tactile, open ended addition to any family . this is a creation that hubbie and daughter came up with...the possibilities are only limited by the imagination.....

Sunday, 8 January 2012

NEW start

i know, i know, i'm rubbish at updating this is it that LIFE gets in the way of all the fun stuff....well guess what? LIFE is the fun's so easy to set your mind to a negative response to all the mundane, repetitive and uninspiring things that need to be done every day/week/month but do you know what? they still need to be done whether you want to or not so try to find a way past feeling frustrated and thwarted...try to find all those minutes spent ironing/washing/school running etc etc etc etc!!! as opportunities for contemplation/meditation or even (my absolute favourite) DAYDREAMING......which is seriously underrated...allowing your thoughts to wander unheeded can lead to something wonderfully creative even if it nevers comes to's a reward in itself.....                              so anyway that's what i'm hoping to keep in mind this year....                              
LESS STRESS MORE DAYDREAMS    xxx Em         ps Emma does not advocate daydreaming whilst on school run and objects in mirror may be larger that they appear (remember that one boys!)                                                                                      


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

absence makes the heart grow fonder....or is it fondant.....mmm fondant

I am so sorry for the long gap since my last post...but I am currently appearing in the role of Florence Nightingale at Chez Moi baby boy (12!! ) has anyhoo the reason for the sudden reappearance is my discovery of a fantastic film i urge you to watch the clips available.....i think it has a lot to say about the brave new world we live in and the kind of things we are (subliminally) teaching our children....

Friday, 19 August 2011

it's the Domino effect

Just a quick little idea.....who here has not got an unloved box of jenga guiltily shoved in a drawer or cupboard somewhere, leftover from the days of 'lets spend more quality family time together! How? Jenga?' The novelty soons wears off but those little blocks just hang around the house whispering 'use me, somehow, please!' A tiny piece of patterned paper, a stamp and some diamond glaze or glossy accents to top it off....cute

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

owl be seeing you

To see how a child can interpret your instructions can be so refreshing and innovative....i had a few friends kids over for a crafternoon session..using the Stampin up owl punch...just showed them the basic owl and then left them to it...this is the result...who could fail to be inspired by the promise of youth and the limitless imagination of a child....wonderful to see and a memory created for more than one person that day..i hope xx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

what do you really need in life?

a simple question but the more i think about it the harder it becomes to feel the cold, yielding sand between your toes on a breezy pembrokeshire they say 'the best things in life are free' true yet we are bombarded by advertising to believe our life is not quite complete without lastest gizmo/car/holiday...i'd like to take a step right back from this manufactured and manipulated life to strip down what really is essential....what do you think?