Friday, 20 February 2009

A Day at Home........

Well after a month of waiting my Laura Ashley fabric that I ordered in the sale a month ago finally arrived yesterday morning. But no crafting was done yesterday, as I went out to lunch with my parents and brother as its little brothers 25th Today. We had a lovely time. We must have been tiny tots the last time we went out as a family with just the four of us. Today I wanted a nice day pottering around at home. I still got up at 6 am as usual, and did a bit of blogging. I had a nice hot bath and didn't put a scrap of makeup on. My next door neighbour knocked the door this morning and gave me a bunch of daffodils which was very sweet, and I'm looking forward to them flowering. I did some washing and few household chores, then made a pattern for some bunting and cut that out, and made myself comfy on the sofa and started to stitch it up whilst watching 'Tales from the Green Valley' which I've rented from amazon.
And then, I thought I'd have a bash at making iced buns. I've never made any before, and was pretty pleased how they turned out, although they are bigger than I thought they'd be, so next time I'll make them smaller, also the batch on the top shelf were in a tad too long and got too brown but they taste scrummy, hubby loved them too.
I'm hoping to finish stitching the bunting tonight so will post a pic tomorrow. xx


bex said...

a very productive day!!! mmmm iced buns

LittleGem said...

Sounds like a lovely relaxing day, and sounds like you were very productive too! Buns look yummy I have never tried baking them before. And love the LA fabric, looking forward to seeing the bunting results xx

hippymummy said...

Sounds like a fab day to me, those buns look yummy! It's funny i've never liked patterned 'fussy' fabric - until now!- but i've found myself Oohing and Aahing over your pics. You can takepride in being the person who introduced me to Cath Kidson. I don't know whether to thank you or not, my bank account might be trembling in fear at the very thought. My kids'll think that i've gone raving mad(der!)
Oh, and also, i loved your tableware for your afternoon tea, beautiful. By the way, if you want to find somewhere to offloadyour cake if it's having an adverse effect on hubbys waistline then i know a family who'd be happy to take them off your hande **cough**(my personal favourite is carrot cake), just in case you wondered *smiles*, the kids love cake, period1 Lol! You've inspired me to go and dig out the cake tins so that has to be a good thing, not sure i can compete with yours tho'. Thankyou for the lovely comment when you dropped by, Brightest Blessings to you xXx

bekimarie said...

Can't wait to see bunting, really must give it a go day.
Buns look lovely, ive never tried making these, must grab the recipe off you at some pointbecause Jack would bite my hand off for them.
Beki xxx

Tillybud said...

They look delicious. I'm still thinking about your afternoon tea party ;)

Jayne said...

The iced buns look delicious - love the pink gingham!

Love Jayne xxxx

Shabby Chick said...

Yum those fabrics are gorgeous! I love Bibi, I used it for the backing on my eldest's quilt and I think I prefer it to the front :-S

The buns look delicious, I didn't even realise you could make them yourself, doh!

Mel xxx

Hollypop's said...

Very pretty fabrics. How sweet of your neighbour to bring you daffodils, they're so lovely and jolly.
The buns look delicious, are they easy to make?
Take care.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Sounds like my favourite day... spent on crafting, baking,and watching a good movie to!
By the day don`t forget about your Award!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Debbie Moss

Anonymous said...

Such yummy looking buns! - I wish I lived nearby....I'd pop over right now for one!
And LOVING that pretty Laura Ashley fabric!!

Vanessa said...

Oh your buns look gorgeous petal!

Have a good weekend!

Vanessa x

nita x said...

ooooooo those buns look scrumdiddlyumptious :o).

Rubys mamma x said...

Hey sweetie, thanks for stopping by my blog!...Me and mum go to the mill ALL the time-we LOVE it! I like to think of it as our secret though so ssshhhh!! Last time i went, to get xmas prezzies i spent seventy quid-oops!!!...Love the fabric, cant wait to see what you make....xxxxxxxxxxx

Kim McBirnie said...

Those iced buns look really yummy, I think I may make some scones today and pop out for some clotted cream - I'm so rubbish at losing weight!
I've just noticed your film / book likes - I love practical magic too, it's one of my all time faves, as is the mists of avalon! Good taste, girl!
Kim xx

angel said...

Oh Yummy, giz one.....*slurp*

Where is that picture then! i have waited two days....... come on, get a wriggle on.... still waiting... tsk tsk..

Oh well, i shall come back later and see if you have posted...

Love and hugs Honey. XXXXXXXXXX

lou said...

Those iced buns look so tasty!

Your fabric is gorgeous; I will look forward to seeing your bunting!

I love those days with no makeup on, but God do I panic when somebody knocks the door!

Love Lou xxx