Monday 24 May 2010

Makes and " Mountains"

If you are in the U.K. I hope you are enjoying the stunning weather we are having at the moment.

This got plenty of use over the weekend....

And a barbecue was enjoyed by all.
I also managed a small amount of craft on Saturday.I found a lovely shady spot in the garden and did a little work on my latest project....

This is inspired by the gorgeous embroidery hoop picture giveaway at Amanda Makes.
I've entered to win her beautiful caravan picture,but I don't seem to have much luck with these competitions.I've not one a thing to date.
So I thought I would have a go at making one myself.It's my first attempt and my embroidery skills are pretty poor so I knew I would have to keep it simple.
I'm using this tutorial .And I've adapted mine to look a bit more English.
I love Melissa's work .Check out her blog here and flickr here.

On Sunday we enjoyed taking the little people to Beacon Hill.
Mr BM and I discovered this great place back in March.I shared it with you here.Which was only my fourth post!!

Well luckily the little people loved it too.The woodland part was beautiful in it's spring coat......

Then there is a short but steep climb to the top.With it's great far reaching views...

The nicest part for me was my youngest's enjoyment of the climb .He's only 7 and I was half expecting him to get tired and start complaining . But no. He strode off with his Daddy .When we were quite high he turned around and his reaction to the view was "Wow, Is this the highest place in the world? " So sweet.

There's a marker at the top which tells you it's actually only 802 feet above sea level, but as there aren't many big hills in these parts it feels like the top of the world........

On the way back down he remained so enthusiastic about "climbing". It was pronounced to be his new hobby.
For which, he informed me ,he would need walking boots,a special stick and a badge, with a mountain ,sewn on a special T. Shirt.

I think he my be out of luck with the first 2 requests .But a badge with a mountain .That I can do....

I thew this together when he was in bed last night.I think if it keeps him keen on Climbing( a.k.a. Walking up a hill )then that's great. I've put a pin to the back instead of sewing it to a T.shirt .

Today, my climbing bunny turned into a poorly bunny .So a day spent looking after him has given me some unexpected craft time.I've nearly finished my picture.I will hopefully share it with you lovely lot later this week.I'm really pleased with how it looks so far.
Jacquie x


  1. What a lovely thing to make for him. The view is wonderful not a cloud in the sky, every day should be like this :)
    Cate x

  2. Adorable, the sewing and your son. Too cute.

  3. Ahhh... I do love the English countryside. I lived in Brighton for a year in 2002... loved it... so nice to see your pictures. :-)

    Very clever of you, making such a cute badge! :-)
    Caz from Never Knew

  4. I love that little badge! Sounds like you have cubscout in the making with your son.
    Just off to have alook at the tutorial link, thanks for that.

  5. Yes I agree great badge,
    your photos are so....beautiful.
    I've really enjoyed this post
    thanks for sharing with us
    Hugs Suex

  6. You know Jacquie I love your blogs they are simply wonderful. Your badge for your little one is brill and all your wonderful pics that you share. It is always a pleasure to stop by and have a look at what you have been up to x


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