Wednesday, 1 February 2012

What's on your workdesk Wednesday 139

Hooray!  I have finally made it back to the bloggersphere (after what must be about a 2 month break).  Aside from the excuse of the chaos of Christmas I haven't really got a good reason for not updating, just lost my mojo a bit I think.  Anyway, onwards and upwards and I'll hopefully get back on track with the blog and spend more time creating stuff too.

The weeks between Christmas and now have been filled with baby bug 1 taking part in another dance show. This time she danced to "Reach for the stars" and "Minnie Mouse mousercise", which called for star and Minnie Mouse costumes.  I resisted the urge to go and buy a Minnie costume from the Disney shop but think I probably inadvertently spent the same amount of money by the time we'd mocked up our own costume with black top, leggings, white gloves, red vest, a spotty skirt and shoes.  One day I might get the hang of this dance costume things, I really need to learn to sew I think!

We've had 2 Grandma birthdays this month too, so the bugs have been doing a bit of card making (I completely ran out of time so just had to use cards from my stash *how guilty do I feel*).  We made a baked goods basket for one Grandma (who always says not to buy her anything), so we made sweet scones, ginger snaps (Grandma always used to make these for us), chocolate buns, bread (guess who got a breadmaker for Christmas), added a tub of clotted cream and also decorated a glass jar which we filled with chocolate peanuts, then finished off with a bunch of flowers.

Card made by baby bug 2.  His scribbles were cut out into petal shapes

At the weekend we went to Chinatown in Newcastle for the Chinese new year.  As usual we couldn't see any of the dragon, and just heard the firecrackers.  On wandering down the other end of town we stumbled across a whole market/craft stalls dedicated to the new year which we've never seen before, so had a little look around there.  Baby bug 1 wanted a helium balloon from the balloon seller and requested the biggest pink horse one you have ever seen!  So we weaved our way through the crowded streets with child, pushchair and giant horse in the rain.  The bonus of stopping to buy a balloon was that the dragon then appeared right next to us and we discovered it actually makes its way back through town, so we got to see if after all.  Then we headed off to the Hancock musuem for a few hours in the afternoon. 

Next week sees the 5th birthday of baby bug 1, so preparations are underway for that.  We are having a small tea party with one of her best friends (can you belive everyone else we invited already had plans!).  A fairy tea party has been requested, so I am pondering what to do for that.  Ideas so far include decorating fairy crowns and wands, a fairy disco (complete with disco ball) and possibly a couple of games, though baby bug isn't really too keen on party games.  Then the following day it will be family tea.  So in a bid to be organised and to finally get onto WOYWW this is the card I have made for her.  The petal skirt (which you can hardly see) is made from some flowers that we bought Baby Bug 1 after her dance show, the body and wings are sizzix, embroidery thread for hair with paper flowers for bobbles.

 Apolgies for the unrotated photos (!)

Happy woyww everyone, hopefully I'll make it back again next week!

EDIT:  Apologies if you've came here via woyww 137, the computer gremlins were here and posted this link on the wrong woyww as well (sorry Julia!)


  1. lovely work espeicalyy by your children x

  2. Sounds like a really busy couple of months! Love the baby bug in her costumes, and the Grandma basket was such a great idea. Good luck with the party and the celebrations.

    Brenda 115

  3. Fab pics. Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

  4. now that happened to me last week, everyone ended up on the wrong post!! annoying!!

    lovely creative area, xx Happy WOYWW hun, hoping to get to post on blogs this week, as it didnt let me last week!!

    Lou P

  5. The baby bugs are very creative - love their costumes too.

  6. Lovely post and fab photos :)

    Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

  7. Great photos ,Nice post. Have fab wednesday and creative week

  8. Oh what a gorgeous little 'bug' her costumes are fab! Homemade gifts are always the best, so i bet 'grandma's were very pleased Hope you have a less hectic week and 'bug 1' has a wonderful birthday Lou @#26

  9. Beautiful pics & lovely post, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

  10. Great work by the kids! I am glad to see parents that let their kids create cards and gifts rather then turn over money to go buy...being a gramma it means a lot more then you know! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

  11. That all looks lovely! You've been busy
    I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW - I’m over half way through now!


  12. Cute artwork by the kids! I love having kids in the craft room. They are so fun!