Monday, 19 April 2010

Routine beckons


Well, back to it again after a fantastic 2 week Easter break all helped by great weather by and large.  The house is now quiet and as much as I miss not having the boys' here, I can get on without interruptions!

On Friday, whilst browsing through Country Living magazine I noticed a pair of pumps which had been customised slightly using Liberty fabric for laces - what a great idea I thought, and I set to, with making my own pair of unique laces.  It was quite awkward and I had to sew them by hand as the fabric got sucked into my sewing machine, but I do think they've turned out quite well - what do you reckon?






As the onset of Monday morning routine beckoned, we took ourselves off for the day on Saturday to Avebury. The boys' enjoyed having a good run around and I enjoyed spotting some bluebells!







Yesterday was Toby's last football match of the season - phew....Just before we went I touched his face and it felt like he had added a layer of transparent cream on it, so I asked him what was on his face to which he replied 'I've put some roll-on deodrant on it to stop my face from sweating'  I did have to contain my laughter to explain it wasn't really the place to put it.  That quote's definately one to remember!

Right, onwards and upwards.  Have a good day.

25 comments:

marigold jam said...

I saw those laces in CL and thought it would be simple to make your own. They look good. Glad you had a good holiday and aren't the bluebells early this year - they don't usually put in an appearance till beginning of May. We saw a few last week too.

Jane

bekimarie said...

Lol, the doedrant comment has made my day :)
Love the laces, they look great!

Beki xxx

TheMadHouse said...

How funny I had a try and gave up as I kept getting cramp in my fingers!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Lol love the things children come out with!

Love the laces must of been a labour of love but so worth it.

Oh Avebury one of my favourite places. Looks like you have had a great easter break.

Hope you have a great week.


MBB x

KC'sCourt! said...

Comment re deodourant made me laugh - did it work....?
I love those laces.

Isobel said...

The deodorant thing was really funny! LOL
Love your new laces. The idea is really lovely!
xx

Emma said...

That comment about the deodrant has put a smile on my face, being rather grummy this morning it was a well needed smile, so thank you Toby. The laces look really cute too..x

GardenofDaisies said...

those are the prettiest laces I have ever seen! I hope the deodorant didn't run into his eyes as the practice went on. :-)

A Country Girl said...

The laces look lovely - I'm wondering if CL used Liberty print bias binding which Clothkits sell?

Muddy Puddle Crafts said...

Aren't kids great ! love the laces well done, hard work but worth it. Just checked out the bias binding on clothkits wow, now what can I use that for ?

Jennifer said...

I love the laces, what a great idea. How funny about the deodorant, they are always thinking, aren't they?

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Kids are ace arn't they... they will be making the decisions one day and choosing which nursing homes we go in! lol

love the laces... wonder if I could crochet some?

x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Cute laces!

maryannlucy said...

Aw bless him, a bit of thought went into that lol. Love the laces x

winnibriggs said...

Lovely laces, they really work! Your sons comment is so brilliant and so logical!!

Jo said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog - it's led me to yours and I've spent a happy half hour reading through old posts.

I have to say I LOVE those laces - they look fab and I'd be so tempted to copy you, if only the thought of all that hand sewing wasn't putting me off!

Laura said...

Love love love the laces!

Btw I gave you an award :)

Check it out at http://afenneldesigner.blogspot.com/

Laura xx

The Custards said...

Those laces are a great idea - I am off to chop up some vintage fabric for my daughter! Some lovely things you have set out here

Annie said...

The laces look great well worth the time they must have taken you. The deodorant story really made me smile.
Ann x

harmony and rosie said...

Oh bless him, what a cutie. Yes, the laces certainly are a big hit - they are gorgeous!

Kate x

Pea Green Kitty said...

I too saw the laces idea...but as I dont have a sweing machine I thought about using some polka dot ribbon!...they look fab!
x

Country Style Living said...

Bless him, how cutie. Did it work? The laces look very pretty....

hermionerose said...

I'm loving the laces! Makes shoes look all summery! Might have to try it on mine.....x

Mimi and Tilly said...

I saw those laces in CL and thought I'd make some for my pumps too! Will get cracking on that later in the week. Yours look fab! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Emma xx

nicoledemana said...

what a super idea now I could do with some of those lol