Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Garden centre shopping, finger painting Thank You cards, frothy cream moustaches and a tired boy.

Spotlight on: Jo's 3d Keepsakes

It occurred to me that I have lots of friends and family who are incredibly talented! I thought that I should share with you their makes and so the 'Spotlight On...' was created! The first 'Spotlight On' goes to my Mother-in-Law, Joanne McClymont.
 My Mother-In-Law has been making cards for as long as I have known her, but she has developed her card-making into a small business, making papercrafted keepsakes.
These adorable little boxes are made to any specification, with a variety of things that can be displayed inside.
Jo uses a variety of techniques to produce the displayed items. She enjoys making figures out of fimo, papercrafting celebration cakes and sewing cushions to seat other element of the design.

As you can see, Jo puts in tremendous effort in making these beautiful keepsakes, adding embelishment, co-ordinating ribbon and name/message plates.

These Keepsakes are available for sale in several shops around the Clitheroe area of Lancashire, where they can be bought pre-made or to order.
For more details, please contact me via my contact page or comment below and I will pass any queries and well wishes on to her.
Louie's first Keepsake box. A bee hive with bumble bees for his Bee themed party.

Gawthorpe Hall

We spent the weekend up in Burnley for Popa's birthday. Papa Bee wanted to take Henry, Popa's Yorkshire Terrier, for a walk around Gawthorpe Hall, a local National Trust site. Only the grounds were open as it is out of season, so we had a lovely walk around even though it was bitterly cold.

 I loved the attention to detail around the house.
 Mr Bee was more interested in the Burnley FC training ground which you can see from the car park. Mr Bee's love for football seems to grow on a daily basis and he was so excited to see Papas favourite team running around. He was desperate to join in!

Friday, 27 January 2012


The nappies have caught up with me... none left made up so it was definately time to sort the washing out!

All done! 5 night nappies (Stretchies, WNNN, Ecobubs) 17 day nappies (Easyfits, Grovia, LL Pockets, Fuzzibunz, Blueberry, Real Easys, Bambooty, Smartipants, Tutto)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Louie Turns Two

 The time has gone so fast since I first held my little Bee in my arms, on this day, two years ago! He has grown in to such a wonderful little boy, so full of life, so sweet and loving.
Last night, after he went to bed, we arranged all of his pressents ready for when he came down in the morning.
His face was a picture when he saw his Rocking Horse. I knew it would go down a treat, he is besotted with his little pony pal!

 He had lots of presents to open, and he was so pleased with every one that he received.

 His 'tweet tweet tree' has been a favourite so far!
 We had been struggling to think of somewhere special to go to celebrate his birthday. We finally decided we would take him to the Zoo and then it began to tip it down! We thought better of spending the day in the mud and the rain and took him swimming instead. We haven't been for a little while and Mr Bee shocked us with his swimming skills! He was swimming all over the pool with his arm bands on. He refused to hold on to us and loved making star shapes floating. He shocked us even more when he just climbed out of the deeper end of the pool on his own! He is so grown up!

When we got home, we made a birthday cake together using his new cake baking set. We made a very cute Chocolate Orange cake in his tiny little cake tin and I attempted to ice it, but it was too runny and I had ran out of icing!

We spent the rest of the evening making home made pizza, which was so tasty! A very worn out two year old is now sleeping soundly in bed after a very fun day!
I hope the next year brings him as much happiness as the last.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Bumble Bee Birthday

Today was Mr Bee's 2nd Birthday

Bumble Bear


Homemade Bumble Bee cupcakes

Bee Honey Sandwiches

My Masterpiece!


Soup anyone?

The Beautiful Evangeline

Equally gorgeous Emmanuel

Pass the Parcel

Nana and Sophie-Mae

Time for the cake

Mama Bee and Isaac!


What a big girl!

We have had a lovely day, thankyou to everyone that came to celebrate the second year of Louie's life! He certainly had a lovely day. 
With thanks to Sam for taking some of the photos for me ;)

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