Monday, 31 December 2012

Sunday, 30 December 2012

I'm Back!!!

After battling with Wordpress for several months and finally hating it I have come back to Blogger and hope to retrieve all my lost photos as soon as I can work out how!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Beauty

I know I am biased but.....they are beautiful!! xxx 


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Sunday, 15 April 2012

The babies

Lula 7 weeks

Lula 7 weeks

Mum turn that light off! Lula 7 weeks

Lula 7 weeks

The girls have been with us for 3 weeks and have settled in so well, they weigh 700 grams and you can see how much they have grown from their photos, they have almost doubled in weight. I love that they are so comfortable with us and how they eat and then jump up on our laps to wash and settle down. They climb all over me whilst I am on the laptop and nestle into the crook of my arm and go to sleep or sit on my shoulder and play with my hair, they are just so adorable. They play like crazy and then just flake out on us and Saffie can still get away but it won't be long before they can jump as high as her!! Maisie is so funny, she is definitely the big brave cat inside a tiny kitten body, she grabs her toys and walks with them in her mouth just like prey and struts off just like a big cat! Every so often the pair of them square up sideways with ears back and backs up and pretend fight, it's hilarious as they soon forget and roll around - all part of learning I suppose!

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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Getting Bigger

Lula and Maisie 6 weeks
We are getting bigger! 600grams each now and running and jumping everywhere. We have almost doubled our weight in just over 2 weeks, Mum is very proud!!

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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Liam, the kittens and the Octopod!

Lula and Maisie loved playing with Liam and his Octopod yesterday! He is so good with them, so gentle and they can sense that. They have gained 110 grams in a week and now weigh 450 grams each, they have kept up with one another and are eating really well and have got the hang of their litter tray as well, we are very proud parents!!!

climbing on Liam's lap

Here you go.

Oooh this looks interesting.

Love this swing!


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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Kittens

They now have names - Maisie and Tallula. They had a health check with the Vet yesterday who gave them a clean bill of health and agreed with me that they were around 4 weeks old. They are so clever and picking up new things every day. They can eat independently now from a saucer and lap their formula and today both used the litter tray themselves - I was such a proud Mum!!

 
Tallula just looking pretty!

 
Maisie and Tallula sleeping in Dad's arm, bless, they love cuddling up there!!

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

We have 2 new additions to our family!

My sister in law heard of an abandoned litter of 5 yesterday and we went and collected 2 of them today. 2 sisters as yet no names but oh so cute. They are about 3-4 weeks old going by memory and I am bottle feeding them.







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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Mothers Day Card


I made this for my Mum using MS punches, the spellbinders rose die and a square floral die cut.

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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Salted Caramel sauce

My new love is salted caramel, it is beyond words! The combination of creamy sweetness and then the salt - but not just any old salt, it has to be fleur de sel which is quite easily obtainable. I will never again buy caramel it is just heavenly and far, far nicer than any shop bought - do try it!

4oz sugar
1 1 /2 oz butter
2 fl oz double cream
1 tsp fleur de sel

Melt the sugar over a medium heat and when it turns a deep amber colour add the butter and whisk until melted. Add the fleur de sel and cream, take off the heat and whisk until smooth. Easy!

You can fill cakes, pour over ice cream, whatever you desire!



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Cake Pops

I have never liked the idea of the traditional way of making cake pops so set about creating my own way. Instead of breaking up cake and combining with buttercream - yuk! I bought a silicone mould to make perfect little circles of sponge which are then popped onto a stick and covered with melted chocolate and decorated. This is going to be my new favourite baking item - love them and they taste soooo good!



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Friday, 10 February 2012

Vintage Book Card

I made this using the Portobello Road papers and popped a lovely picture of my Dad with his brother and sister in the 1930's inside.


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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Easiest paper flower ever!

I saw this on Pinterest and gave it a go, took seconds and it looks so pretty, going to make lots in different sizes and with different edges. I used an old copy of an Encyclopedia that I've had for years so won't be running out of paper any time soon!!



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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Chalkboard

I bought some chalkboard paint recently so made a small chalkboard for the dresser using a photo frame without the glass. I decorated the frame with wooden hearts decorated with washi tape and some die cuts from the Lori's Garden Cricut cartridge. It looks so cute!


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