Friday, 28 November 2008

By jove she's done it!

The new look Jade with her fab new haircut.

I'd like to say a big thank you to all of you that sent get well wishes to Jade, she is now thankfully back to her normal self and back at school, after the lurgy Glandular Fever struck her down. A couple of weeks ago. She'll be here any minute now to stay for the weekend, we're off to see the Christmas lights turned on tomorrow, along with Granny Mills.
We had a fabulous time even though it rained the whole time it didn't dampen our fun and everyone enjoyed the Christmas lights and free mince pies, ginger wine and sweets. We finished the evening with a fish and chips tea.

Missed you my sweet girl, love you x hugs at the ready.

As you all well know it's been crazy here in the cupcake house, what with moving in, new pre-schools (enough said about that one at the moment big sigh!) and that huge order plus smaller ones coming in as well.

I did manage to have a day of R&R with the totally fabulous Claire and the cupcakes. We drove off to the Christmas vintage fair over at the Old Rectory Nr Sevenoaks and picked up this lovely old ladder for the bathroom. I love it and the towels look great hanging over it. It looks like it's always been there.
I also got a beautiful apple box (photo later) a little mini egg poacher fro Daisy to play with in her kitchen things and a old tea strainer for Molly also for the play kitchen I've made them. So they where happy cupcakes. And when we'd finished our shopping of everything gorgeous and had a mince pie and coffee, we took them both over the road the park, where they played on the swings, slide and round-about. Oh course Claire and i had to go down the slide with them lol
Thanks for a fab day out honey, looking forward to the next one. Big hug x

So after painting, drilling holes, painting some more, dotting, varnishing, cutting string, hanging and then wrapping, this is what 350 hearts, 175 stars and 400 pegs look like (ok not the pegs because they whereon the last post).
It felt good to post this one i can tell you. But even better to look at it all finished and wrapped in it's box. Bye bye huge order, here's to the next one x

Now i have a big thank you to give to Margy for the gorgeous parcel that arrived, t was full of lovely things. The tea cosy is my fav and will be used in the Summer months but for now it has pride and place in our kitchen next to the cooker. The knitted cupcakes have made their way into my cupcakes bedroom and are being used in games of baking and shops. Look at the cupcake stamp, it has my name on it too, if i could stamp everything with it i would lol i love, love it. So thank you again Margy, your a star. It was fun doing the swap. I hope you like yours parcel too.

A mini weekend away for me but this time i told some work with me and had access to a computer.
Off to Cheltenham we set early on last Saturday morning, one stop at the services and a few hours later we arrive at the Handmade & Vintage Fair in Rangeworthly Hall.
Just look at all the gorgeous stuff, these 2 stalls are Cowboys & Custard and The Vintage Magpie, funny because both lovely ladies didn't want to be in the photos lol So you'll just have to drool over their fabulous stock.
Molly and Ben went outside to play in the park across the road and Daisy and i looked and ooowed and awwwed over everything.

It was amazing to see so many bloggers in one room, the place had a wonderful feeling about it too. And so many beautiful items i was spoilt for choice. Daisy bought a cute little white bird and i fell in love with a cupcake decoration, both are now hanging on our Christmas tree (photos soon).
After stopping at every stall and chatting we found the fabulous Julia and talked for ages, it's been so long since we saw one another. It was great to see her again and Daisy now knows who the lovely lady is I talk about so often.
Good luck honey with the Christmas job, don't spend all your wages lol wink, wink!
I'm looking forward to the next fair, lots of sweet talking from me to Ben and maybe i can go to that one.
Thank you Ben for driving all that way and putting up with my i have to go to that one ideas. Your the best. X
The weekend was ended relaxing at Ben's mum's and seeing family. And generally just staying in the warm and chatting while the cupcakes played with their cousin Ava, who is now walking a little.
I'll be back soon with more photos and a music video that brought back so many funny memories. And will make my Mum's day lol
Cupcake wishes and can i say it now? Merry Christmas x
Catherine x

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The big count down has begun

Time is slowly running out for me, this bunch of pegs are all packed and sorted and have now been joined by a smaller pile of white and red dot ones. I thought I'd never get them finished and that they where taking over the house lol

But ha ha! i have won and painted and dotted my little fingers off.

And the end result looks pretty good hanging on the line. This photo will be on my website sometime this week (she says in her head!). Available in packs of Christmas Red or Snowie White, pack of 8 £2.75. A nice little stocking filler or treat for yourself to hang the Christmas cards up.

I sat and cut all this string the other afternoon, it made a change from dotting. I love the look of it all in this glass vase.

The weekend just gone also saw us having our first visitors to stay. The lovely Sam, Paul and not so baby Ava came to stay with us. Sadly Jade couldn't make it as she's been struck down with Glandular Fever, my poor baby girl, she had to stay put at her Dad's. She is making a fabulous recovery now and wants to go back to school. Get well my fairy girl, may the pixie dust spread it's healing powers all over you.
Yeay! Christmas lights going on in Rochester next time i see you and some well need hugs and Christmas shopping too. Love you, thinking of you everyday.

These 3 little mischief makers had great fun in our house.

Although I'm not sure here who was having the most fun building rockets and towers, the girls or the Daddies lol

It was lovely to see them all and we're off up to see them sometime over the following weekend. And popping into the Vintage fair that Julia has advertised, if you're around that way come along it should be full to bursting with vintage and craft loveliness. And you might even bump into the blogger or 2.

Speaking of all things vintage, check out my yummy new cake stands (note i cheated with the mince pies, they came from our local bakers, i blush).

You can now find these in my Something Old & Vintage page and they won't break the bank at £10.75 + postage. So if you fancy one to display your Christmas cakes this year, drop me an email or have a look for yourself, you might even find something to help make the cake as well.

Ok that's enough sales talk, well you have to be a little cheeky to get anywhere in this world don't you. And what better place to sell my goods. lol

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me???

I have taken a few more house shots in between painting and trips to the playgroup. I seem to be getting there early and joining in with the singing. Molly has taken to Meadows like a duck to water but Daisy has just started to get a little teary when i try to leave, i think it's due to her having last Weds off sick. It's put her all out of sorts. But I'll stick with it and it's nothing like the screaming i had with Molly (sigh of relief). She settle again, it's so nice there i almost don't want to come home again.

Heyho! this is our front door, as you can see it's got a heart on it to make it look pretty. We have a huge heart shaped Christmas wreath this year, so that will look fab. You can also spy the gorgeous dotty door mat i bought from the fabulous Andrea, check out her new website, it's full of yumminess. Lotties Barn.

Our front room has my favourite thing in it the white words HOME and it really is a true home to us now. Can you spy my other pride and joy, it's hanging up only for photo purposes at the moment but it will be back there come 1st of Dec. It only took me a year to make it lol and i was going to sell it but can't bear to part with it now. So it will be filled with lots of little treats, messages and charms for our cupcakes and maybe a couple for Mr Cupcake (if he's a good boy).
I'd really like to make some more of these advent calenders next year, so watch this space.

Lastly here is a nicer picture of our grown up bedroom lol we call it that now because after about nearly 3 years of sleeping on the floor with a mattress (flaming students lol). We now own this beautiful bed thanks to that fabulous Granny of mine. It's her new home gift to us, thank you Granny you're the best, i think i would of been about 40ish by the time Ben got around to buying us a bed and with the way my hip gets, i would of needed to be lifted up off the floor by a crane hehe!
It feels so very big and reminds me of the film Bed knobs & Broomsticks lol The cupcakes love it too and have had many games on it pretending it's a flying bed.
Big kiss Granny it's a big hit all round X

I'm looking forward to a nice weekend with maybe a little me and Ben time thrown in. But there will be lots to tell you all next week and hopefully I'll have finished this huge, huge order yeay!
I'll be needing a rest after this one, my fingers feel like they're going to fall off. lol
Enjoy your weekend, hope it's not to cold for you. Remember lots of layers BBBRRRR!
Catherine x

Monday, 17 November 2008

Who am i?

A bit of music now and just because i love this song and the singer. I'd love to sing with him one day, (i can dream can't i?).

Enjoy it as much as i do.


Catherine x

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Has it really been that long???

Happy 5 years together Ben, I love you more and more each day, come what may. X

Yes to all that keep asking, I am wearing a boobtube lol now I'm blushing. Any naughty photos would be for Ben's eyes only. It's not that kind of blog hehe!

Sorry about the old photo, just not enough time to look that good at the moment not when 400 pegs need dotting lol cor! get me biging myself up lol
I do like this photo though, only wish I could look like that all the time. Hey ho maybe I'll get a belated anniversary treat to the hairdressers or something? (note to self who says romance is dead? i do!) why do men forget these things? it's only one day a year. Oh well it's not over just yet. Hang on yes it is lol
There is always next year :(

Hope you've all had a fab weekend, weathers not been to good today lets hope it's better next week.

Back soon. I have done a few new photos of the house for you all to see, just need to upload them first


Catherine x

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

We have lift off!

Well it took a while but that fabulous man of mine got the broadband and Internet back and working at full speed last night, so I'm a happy bunny and can once again surf and blog until my hearts content. And of course take and make orders via the help of email. Yeay! it has been like losing an arm or something, silly really but the computer is my life line to the outside world some days. And i go stir crazy without it. So thank you Ben for sorting it all out for us x

So on to our move it went well without any hic-ups. The cupcakes decorated these scary looking pumpkin cookies, while spending the day with the totally fabulous Clarie thanks again honey-pie we couldn't of done it without your help. Hello neighbour lol coffee at mine or yours ?
A mountain of boxes came in and awaited unpacking. This is our bedroom (the photo doesn't do it any justice) the colour blue is just so yum, i love it.
The dining room that leads out to the kitchen, shower room and loo and just off to the left of the picture you can just see a little bit of the garden.
You can see for yourselves that the cupcakes got stuck in and helped unpack when they came home lol even bunnies watching telly hehe!

I'll leave you with 2 photos of our new garden, it will be lovely in the summer. There is 5 lavender plants out there, so the smell will be wonderful.
And there is a lovely paito area for playing and sitting. Yeay! no flaming lawn to mow.

I'll be back sometime this week with some nicer photos of inside the house now all the boxes are gone.
And we're more settled in, thanks to all of you that left kind comments and well wishes for the move.
Hugs and cupcakes to you all x
Catherine x

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Ben made it to Ikea...

... and all the way home again in one piece lol
Bringing home with him a new bed frame for us, bookcase and toy storage for the little cupcakes and new bed for the gorgeous Jade.
And he even popped back out to get me, little Granny, himself and the cupcakes fish & chips for tea.
Wow what a fabulous fella i have. Thank you honey, you're one in a million. Looking forward to our being together 5 years anniversary next Sunday.

I have to give 2 thank yous in this post too the totally pink April for the wonder Gift Of The Gab award she's given me. Thanks sweetie i love that one so very much it's soooo me lol
And the second goes too the fabulous Vanessa for awarding me with the Hot Blog sizzle, sizzle hehe!
Thanks lovely ladies, your both to kind. Sorry i can't pop the pictures on but I'm still waiting to be put on broadband, not long now (thank goodness you hear me say!).

Many hugs and cupcake wishes.

Catherine x

Friday, 7 November 2008


...we've got no broadband until Tuesday, C4 The Family has finished, I've 1000's of pegs and hearts to paint and i can't upload any photos for you just yet, what am i going to do?
Thank goodness that Whispers are back in the shops lol yummy chocolate that melts in the mouth and goes very well with a cuppa coffee or 3.

And did i say it's Friday yeay! have a fabulous weekend everyone back next week.
With news from our weekend, Granny Mills's first visit to the new Cupcake house and Ben's trip to Ikea hehe! I'm so mean sending him up there on a Saturday.

Hope you all had a good Halloween and bonfire night, with lots of ooow's and awww's, pops and big bangs.

Many hugs.

Catherine x

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Bye old house Hello new one

Well we did it! and are now all moved in safe and sound. The girls are settled in and have been sleeping really well, still getting up at ten to seven every morning though argh! please little cupcake's Mummy and Daddy Cupcake are knackered lol
The cats have been let out and are pleased with their new surroundings. There looks like a 100 boxes that still need unpacking and we need a new bed for Jade's room as the old one just wouldn't fit. But heyho sometimes these things happen for a good reason and we can now get her one with a guest bed underneath for girlie sleep overs.
Mollycupcakes as been up and running the whole time we've been on the move and I had my first call for it int he new house on the evening that we'd moved, I'll be doing more orders for my South Africa customer, as she sold out of the stock she bought from me in just over 3 hours of putting it on show (wow!) I'm over the moon. Can't wait to get started on all the orders she's going to send me, i love a challenge. There was also a order by phone the very next day. From a lady that I'd spoken to back in July. I think this house has brought my little business some good luck, If i could bottle it I'd send it to all of you lovely kind ladies in blog land.
I'm going to have some catching up to do when our Internet is back on properly, this is connected by some funny looking little gadget thingy for Mr Cupcakes work.
I'd better not be on here to long. don't want to get him in trouble.

So it's bye, bye for now and see you all very soon.

Thank you again for all the lovely birthday wishes for Granny Mills is so taken a back by all your kindness.

And a very big thank you for the fabulous Claire over at Made in Pixieland for looking after Molly and Daisy on our moving day. They loved spending time with you and where full it what they'd been up too in your house (no haircutting or make-up trashing this time lol). Just fab cookie painting and sticker making. Thanks sweetie, if you need me to have Alexi anytime just ask. X

And another thank you to my beautiful Jade for spending the 2 days with her Great Granny Mills who had her other eye-op and was unable to come over and help out with the girls while we moved. Jade went over and stayed with her and they had a lovely time together and i could feel at ease that she was in the safe hands of Jade and my cousin.

Many hugs,

Catherine x