Monday, June 24, 2013

Sorry, I'm a bad blogger (but here's some lovely photos to make up for it!)

Well my 30 posts in 30 days challenge seems to have fizzled out somewhat embarrassingly.

I really thought I could do it.

I had a plan and everything!

But what I don't have is enough hours in the day...

I didn't even manage a Veg Box post last week - it was a lovely one too. We had a half a watermelon and some gorgeous cherries along with the more usual carrots, lettuce, chard, potatoes, a couple of leeks, tomatoes, green beans and some plums.


cherry anyone?

Would you believe I actually *forgot* to photograph the veg box before I put it all away? I know! Call myself a blogger? Tsk....

In my defence I was cleaning out the fridge when it arrived and I just automatically put the veg away as I was putting stuff back. But clearly it shows that last week at least I just wasn't in blogging mode!

I have been busy too! Last week I spent catching up on the housework and paperwork that had been ignored for the previous couple of weeks due to prepping for the Tintern craft fair and over the weekend I have mostly been making these...

A variation on the embellished lavender hearts - these are lavender free but embroidered with 'Best Teacher' and added button cuteness. They make perfect gifts for teachers (summer hols are only a few weeks away now!) These four are listed on my facebook page right now at a special price until 9pm Wednesday evening. Another four will be added tomorrow night until 9pm Thursday. Any left will then be added to my folksy shop.  

*end of sales pitch*

On Friday we rescued a bird that flew into our window. The poor thing was a bit dazed and confused so we made it a little nest with some moss and brought it inside - away from the cat! - to give it some time to recover. It's not often you get so close to a bird so obviously the camera came out...

Thankfully, after about 15 mins rest it recovered and flew off.  The cat was a bit miffed though!

I'll try and be a better blogger this week - I have at least one tutorial to share with you, this one is for knitty peeps, specially for those fairly new to knitting who want to have a go at something pretty, practical and not too time consuming.  And don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway and win a lovely bundle of fabric, buttons, ribbons and lace!

And as for 30 posts in 30 days... well, technically there's still time, if I post twice daily for the next week but you won't hold it against me if I don't manage it will you?


  1. I think one a day is a bit of a stretch sometimes but you have been busy. I'm aiming for 2 or 3 a week when we get the internet sorted. Though my content will probably be just as rubbish as it has been...

    1. I can only say muchos kudos to those who do blog daily although I think if you do a 'commentary' or 'opinion' style blog it is probably a bit easier. I feel like I should include photos to make it interesting and that takes time and planning! 2 or 3 a week is much more realistic!

    2. I have to be honest, I'm more likely to read a post with pictures because it seems like the writer has put more thought into it. Finding the right picture for the right story can sometimes be very difficult! I also think it doesn't strain my eyes so much or maybe I'm becoming a lazy reader in my old age!

  2. I'm smiling reading this. Life gets in the way of blogland, doesn't it? At last, I am *not* the only one who forgets to take her blog photographs. I'd planned "before" and "after" images on my new blog, but keep forgeting the 'before' shots! I'm hoping no one notices. It happens. I do love your little hearts, something original for teacher to keep. We had two birds yesterday, but both flew off leaving a few feathers behind. Good luck with your sales!


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