Thursday, 30 August 2012

summer

I have been completely absorbed in the summer holidays, I love this unrushed, schedule free family time.

Midway through the Olympics I was sulking a little as we couldn't get any tickets, no matter how many hours I spent trying. So we took ourselves down to the Southbank as we always have a fantastic time there.


There was a massive Lego Map of the World being made, so we joined the queue and made our two squares, then added them to Brazil. We dipped our toes in the rainbow beach, admired the enormous fabric tree and other incredible sculptures around the area. (more photos here)


We took advantage of the sunshine and had a few days camping by the sea. It was so nice to escape from everything and recharge. Life's good when your hardest choice is ice-cream or kite flying.



I have managed to get a tiny bit of sewing done, the LMQG challenge for the month was to make something using the Paper Piecing method, I have been very afraid of trying this. I shouldn't have been, it was oodles of fun! I used these free patterns and turned the letters into coasters for the girls.


This card sums up these holidays, I made it for my Mum's birthday. 

Hope your summer has been just as good. x

10 comments:

  1. Love the photo's, looks like you had an amazing time!

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  2. So much fun! It is nice to relax isn't it? Loving the cards. Thanks for the reminder to try to do some paper piecing ;)

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  3. You've been having a good time! So glad to hear it x

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  4. Lucky you! some much fun to be had in all those photos. Enjoy the last few days, the countdown to school has begun in earnest round here. Roll on half term I say!

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  5. Love your photos what a colourful world you live in! x x x

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  6. Wow, those photographs are stunning, I especially love the green cups:)

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  7. Its lovely to see your beautiful shots of Summer. The thing that looks like a giant pile of hoops looks amazing. Beautiful stitchy heart.

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  8. The Southbank sounds amazing - I love the idea of an interactive lego map and the rainbow sand. Glad you've had a good summer. We've enjoyed our relaxed days (bar one of two very wet ones) but I think we're ready for a bit of routine now. x

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  9. Sounds like a lovely summer - what great pics! Strolls along the South Bank seeing what's going on is one of the things I miss most from my living in London days. Here's to a lovely autumn with lots of creativity and fun.

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