Thursday, 14 August 2008


I just took part in an ATC swap. The theme was "summer" and the most summery I had felt at that point was sitting in the garden with my face in the sun eating ice lollies. I like to do little things that bring back childhood memories and these were my favourite lollies. I used to eat them one layer at a time and make a glorious mess as pink drips appear all over my clothes! The picture below is the Atc I sent for the swap, and the top is a felt and stitches embroidery from the design to bring a little summer cheer when the clouds were hiding the real summer.

It's been a pretty patchy summer here.
There has been a couple of lovely sunny days in between lots of rain and sulky looking cloud promising more showers if I even dare to think about flip flops and pretty skirts.
All those skirts and sandals are going to enjoy the sun soon because
I'm going to Egypt on Saturday!!

I am sooo excited! Its the furthest from home I have ever been, my first time out of Europe in fact. We are off to the Red Sea hoping for our sunshine on a lovely lazy holiday. I'd love to see the pyramids some time but (although I complain about British summers being cloudy!), I think I may wither in the desert heat in August so that will have to wait for another visit. Gaz, the Boyf, has been before and says I have to go snorkelling as the fish and the coral are amazing to see. I am a little squeamish about the sea and the thought of jellyfish makes me feel ill but I may give it a go... 

I'll be back in the tiny hours on the 24th and I still have a bit to do get ready.
I've been trying to chose something crafty to take with me. Gaz thinks I'm mad, but I'm not sure I can go a whole week without sewing lol 

See you soon!


  1. Your lollies are just too cute! Have a great time on your trip!

  2. that embroidery- wow TOO cute!
    have fun in egypt!

  3. love your ice lollies! hope you have a good and safe trip! :D

  4. These are sooooooo adorable! I love it! Have fun in Egypt!

  5. I am so jealous you get to go to Egypt! I've always wanted to go since we studies mummies in 4th grade!

  6. Your swap partner is lucky to get such cuteness! I've tagged you to share some quirks about yourself. If you want to do it, you can get details at
    I bet you're having a great trip!

  7. love the lollies :)

    have a great holiday!

  8. So so cute! :) That makes me smile!


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