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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.



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Monday, June 4, 2012

Congrats to Her Maj!

60 years, blimey! Not sure I could manage that long in the same job! I hope you've all enjoyed the celebrations, whatever they were. It has been lovely to see all the bunting and flags around. I remember all the celebrations from the last Jubilee, which has made me feel very old!

The Flop enjoyed her Jubilee party at nursery on Friday. She had to wear red, white and blue (obviously!) and wore a lovely blue and white striped sundress (with a very well known piggy on the front!) and a red cardie. It was quite easy as you can imagine to find something for her in Jubilee colours! I wanted to do something handmade though, especially as I haven't made anything for a couple of weeks, so I made a little crocheted headband for her. I was most impressed that not only did she wear it all day, she also managed to bring it home from nursery (and still on her head!) The inspiration for it came from the over sized flower button I came across at the local haberdashery. I had intended to make a crocheted red, white and blue flower and attach it to a plain plastic headband (do they still call them Alice bands??) but when I saw the button I changed my mind, and I am glad I did now as I was quite pleased with the end result.



I've also made some ATC's for the trail over on UK Scrappers.


I used some lovely paper I managed to 'obtain' from my mum, and the buttons are from my button box...also obtained at some point from my mum too!

I'm linking up with some other craft bloggers for the weekly Handmade Monday, which is hosted by Wendy over on Handmade Harbour. There are lots of great blogs to read there, so what are you waiting for! I'll be having a read as soon as I've replenished my brew!

Til next time!

15 comments:

dreamstar said...

Hairband looks great, not suprised she wore it all day and she looks like she enjoys having her photo taken!

knitnrun4sanity said...

What a great hairband - so different from the many others around!

Free Spirit Designs said...

such a pretty headband! I bet she loved wearing it :)

CarolC1 said...

Gosh she is growing up quick Helen. Looks lovely in her celebratory headband. Its a lovely time for the little ones isnt it.

fatmonica said...

She looks so cool in that headband!Lovely ATCs,even if you did pinch the paper!

mcrafts said...

Looking very swish in her hairband! Good idea to crochet as comfy to wear. The ATCs are great too. Mich :)

Caroline Nash said...

Patriotic headband, love it.

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Aaah, the headband is really lovely - very Jubilicious. Hope you have a good week.

Wendy said...

What a gorgeous headband - no wonder she kept it on!! x

butterflyblossom said...

Lovely headband! I bet she slept in it too!! X

Fiddly Fingers said...

What a pretty headband. I expect she was sooo proud that's why she kept it on!

Stephen @ Soy of the North said...

That headband looks great, as do those ATCs.

Martha said...

lovely creations, esp the vintage looking atc cards :)
i think we all enjoyed this week full of celebrations :)

Picto said...

I agree that all the bunting and flags look brilliant, I love the red white and blue colours, they are a 'happy' combination.
The headband is great as is the photo :o)

Jan x

Rach said...

Ooh Helen we're loving the headband. A is lusting over it and would possibly have it out of her hair if she could get near it.