Sunday, 24 May 2009

How many photos?

Gardening in mini size, this is a little look at the cupcakes miniature garden for the Cath Kidston competition. We will revel more later on in June. Do you believe in fairies? Shhh!

Making something one off for my Mummy.

Bless her she ordered this mini dust pan and brush set in feb and got bumped to the back of my to do list until now, (sorry Mum) i know you love it and say it was worth the wait. Thanks for being patient with me. I got there in the end and enjoyed doing this one off piece just for you. Now you can brush any cake crumbs up in style lol

Wow wasn't today a fabulous one. We had bright sunshine with us down at Whitstable and enjoyed some yummy chips on the sea front. Little Granny came along for the day and had some cod with hers. Followed by ice-cream. Just the thing on a lovely day like this.

Daisy will now show us all on how to eat your ice-cream in the best possible way lol

Step one place said chocolate ice-cream in here....

lay head to one side and finger in mouth and lick said chocolate ice-cream around face....

remove finger, swallow and tar-da chocolate ice-cream is all gone lol apart from the load around ones little cupcake face and down top and trousers LOL

And that was how to eat your chocolate ice-cream by miss Daisy Short aka little mucky cupcake pup. Her next lesson will be on how to eat from the jar of Mummies homemade lavender sugar and get it all over the kitchen floor, cats, sofa and ones self. Hehe!

Those of you that know Whitstable on the sea front there is a collection on shed like buildings filled with wonderful old reclaimed furniture and other vintage nick knacks. And today the lovely lady looking after this one brought her Stanley doggy along. Just look how cute he is.

Molly was totally smitten with him and now wants one for her self. I must admit if we ever get our small holding. A Stanley pup is up there on the top of the to get list along with the chickens, running ducks and cow (for milk). The lady very kindly let me take this photo of Molly with him. So I thought I'd say another thank you to her by popping the website to all the fabulous reclaimed and painted items for sale. If you visit do go along for a look, there is some lovely stuff to be had. I could of bought loads.

Now on to last week and just look what the postie brought me. This very beautiful parcel from my Rose swap partner Mel which she has organised.

Thank you so much Mel for all the lovely Rosie items. I can't wait to use the rose water in some cupcakes and the tin is already in use for some ribbons. The tiny trinket box is home to my bird necklace every night and the cupcakes have nicked the rose basket for their bedroom. I do hope you like all the items, some of which I've hand made and never made before. If there is any doggy stitches I'm sorry honey but i haven't got the hang of my sewing machine just yet and did it all by hand.

I've also done the friends swap organised by Beki and as promised here are the photos of what i sent.

F was for fabric lavender cushion, R for rolling pin, I for iron on's, E for egg cup & eggs (chocolate ones), N for needle case & needles, D for daisy brooch and S for shoulder bag. Thanks again to Mandy my swap partner for all the lovely items you sent me. x

Last week also saw us all up the allotment nearly every evening, digging out more beds, weeding and planting in new things. One of which has grown in to a Ben plant lol that will need to come out LOL

We had to cover these cabbage and broccoli plants because of the cheeky wood pigeons but Ben told me the other night when up there watering he saw one just walk right under it all lol flaming things. So it's all pegged down now, no more free veg for them.

The potatoes are going crazy in this old barrel, yum if it's full of them. Fingers crossed.
And it's not all fruit and veg there are some beautiful flowers up there too. These are lovely and look like fried eggs. Next time I'm there I'll take a photo of the bee hotel, it's the most amazing plant I've ever seen and you're see why it has that name.
The cupcakes also now have their own piece of allotment to call their own and we've got pretty dotty windmills to put in and they are going to plant some bits and bobs too. Not sure what just yet but i can guess who will be weeding, yes Mummy. While they play with the bugs and butterflies lol
Have a great week and enjoy the rest of the bank holiday, we're off to a 4th birthday party today 25th May and I've baked chocolate cupcakes for it.
Lots of fun to you all.
See you soon x


meplusmolly said...

Oo lovely post!

I still need to eat my first proper ice cream of the year! possibly not putting it around my face though lol!

Love your allotment, would love to have one one day ;0 x

Mandy said...

I love the dog he is just the cutest. Loved all the gifts you sent me thank you again. xx

Anonymous said...

I'm so pleased you like your swap presents, I'm sure the one's from you will be just lovely! Handmade aswell, oh I am sooo excited about receiving my parcel, hurry up mr postie! xxxxx

THIS'N'THAT said...

Good luck with the CK competition. I can recall as a child entering miniature garden competitions at our local flower show. I'm having such fun blogging and being reminded of no end of stuff. Thank you:) X

jules said...

looks like whitstable came up trumps for you again, hopefully your smallholding is just around the corner. Who knows maybe we will all end up like dear Tracey at cupcakes at home chasing wayward animals around and making a lovely life for ourselves. good luck with the veg. I am now the proud owner of 2 ducks no eggs yet but as I don't know that much about them I will just have to wait and see.
love jules xx

Devon Dumpling said...

I love the Stanley dog! x

Vanessa said...

Just had a look at the cute dog's owners shop, oh my god have you seen the prices of some of that stuff.

You have been very lucky recipient of lots of nice stuff recently.

Vanessa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Catherine, I received my swap goodies today, and my word, there beautiful! I love them, thank you soo much. The little heart is delightful, I don't know whether to use it as a keyring, or hang it up as an ornament, I love everything, and I will be doing a post on them later today.
Thank you so much xxxxxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

The miniature garden looks so cute - as does the little dog & Molly - she definitely needs one of her own! :-)


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