Monday 12 April 2010

Here and now!

Hope you all had a good Easter, we did, I hosted my annual Easter egg hunt and big turkey dinner, 16 of us all together, was a fabulous day and the children had a great time, I am sure they ate nothing but Easter eggs all day!

It really was a wonderful weekend, the Princess, her friend, the Great Grandmother and I went out for a yummy dinner on Good Friday night, look at my big 7 year old, she is just gorgeous!!!

Nana (my mad mother) had been in Nelson, she flew back in time for the egg hunt! Nelson is a really arty place, she bought the Princess these fabulous felted hair ties. Mum felts so am expecting to see her produce some of these.

My mum finds the most amazing gifts, I have been meaning to blog about this ring, since.... well since Christmas actually.....

the back stamp, bottom of a china saucer soldered into a ring!

I just love it, wear it a lot!

The funny thing is my Mum's name is Elizabeth, I asked her if that is why she chose that particular ring for me, she didn't realise it had Elizabethan on it!!!! lol

School and university holidays here, the Princess has been with the Wasband for the first week, I handed in my first big assignment last week and am working on 3 others!

Have not crafted a single thing for what feels like months, have craft withdrawals. Soon as I get these assignments done I am getting the sewing machine out!

Take Care


Lori said...

Rachael, your daughter is totally gorgeous...she has such a sweet and pretty face...LOVE that ring, such a clever idea!!!

Connie said...

I see the Princess is alive and well and looking as gorgeous as ever, sweetpea! Yessssss, she's a doll.

Katrina said...

You are having a very busy 2010 aren't you! Your princess is becomming a lovely little lady! Glad you had a great Easter - love the ring too.

Have a good week!
Katrina x

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Your Easter celebration sounds perfect. Hope you get through those 3 assignments in quick time so you can have some well deserved crafting time.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Lovely picture of your little princess (not so little anymore). She really is gorgeous.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your daughter is just so pretty! Glad to hear you had a great Easter.

Jen said...

all the best re those assignments

your annual Easter egg hunt and big turkey dinner sound nice and special :)

Princess is gorgeous and growing up far too quickly

LOVE those hair ties :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rachael,
Sounds like you had a special Easter and your darling Princess is beautiful as ever.
Love that ring your mum found. SO unique and different, which makes it so special. The hair ties are darling!
Best wishes on the assignments and studies. I give you a lot of credit as I know it is not easy to do it. Happy Creating when you can.
Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Natasha Burns said...

Princess is growing up fast! she's so pretty!!! loving the little gifts your mum found, that ring is super special! hope you get back to crafting soon, it must be hard while you're studying!

shabbyscraps said...

stunning ring! so glad you had a great holiday,
xoxo, Tiffany

Barbara said...

oh it's been sooo long!!! the PRINCESS is getting soooo big and is even more beautiful since the last time!!!! big hugz and much love!

Monica said...

Glad to hear from you, Rachel! Your princess is getting more and more beautiful... Hope you have some deserved fun soon!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Just wondering how you were doing... looks like you are still having fun... your little girl is growing up ...she is a real beauty!

Bella Rosa Antiques