Friday 30 June 2017

Fashion on Friday - New Shoes!

Oh, what have we here? Peggy Sue wonders as she walks up to the table and sees a parcel on it.

A little parcel

for me!  

'To Peggy Sue, from your friend Maureen' 

Wow, is it really for me?  

I wonder what is inside?

Wow, red shoes!

Tying laces is tricky.

Really tricky!

Peggy Sue finally manages to tie her laces.

Wow, they sure look pretty.  She says as she admires them.

Look, don't they look nice.  I just have to find my red dress now...

They go even better with a red dress on.

Do you like my new shoes?

I think these shoes are made for dancing!

Da, de dah.

A twist and a turn,

I love my new red shoes! a slightly more sedate fashion.

Lewis tries on some new shoes as well.

Special shoes made just for me!  They fit well too.

Thank you!

A big thank you to our friend Maureen who made these fabulous new shoes for us.

Mum is going to get knitting tonight for you....and hopefully she will also make me a nice new red dress with short sleeves for summer!

Thursday 29 June 2017

Beds & Bedding

Or rather the lack of bedding!

Beds are on our mind at the moment....especially mattresses and bedding.

We have had this fabulous Migros (I think that is what it is called?)  bunk bed for several years now, and it still doesn't have any mattresses or bedding!

The boys don't think it looks very comfortable like it is.

They try it out.

What's your opinion Caleb?

Well it is okay to sit on...but I wouldn't want to have to lie on it all night, it is a bit hard!


We have a hospital bed.  

It is wire sprung.

It did come with a mattress fortunately

Some bedding was made for it.

And it has been put to use on occasion! 

You can read about it here: Hospitalised.


Peggy Sue has her bed - she tried out several before she finally settled on this one.

It is fairly simple, but vintage and she likes it.

I had to make a mattress, a pillow, some sheets, and have made a couple of patchwork quilts for it.


Lastly we have another larger bed that has also been here for a number of years but needs a mattress and bedding.

This vintage bed has a wire base.

Lewis tries it out for size.  It is the right length...

But the head board looks mighty tall compared to him!

Of course it may look better once it has a mattress and bedding on it.

It remains to be seen if it will be right for Lewis.  


So it looks like I have a bit of work ahead of me.  Three mattress and bedding to be made.


Tuesday 27 June 2017

Tea for Two Tuesday

There were various tea parties planned for today..but wet weather put the various participants off as these were to be held in the garden.  Fortunately the wet weather didn't prevent Madeline from entertaining a friend.

Monday 26 June 2017

Blue Monday

Madeline decorated her living room and kitchen....

Blue of course, just in time for Blue Monday/

She also did her bedroom...

Sunday 25 June 2017


Something fishy going on...

What are you doing Lewis?

Fishing of course!  Lewis replies.

Look I have caught one...

I'm not sure you should be fishing here Lewis.