A very special birthday chalkboard: Baby B is 1!!! February 2015

Having enjoyed creating Micah’s birthday board so much I thought it would be the perfect gift for our little man so I created a similar sign, on a smaller scale for the special man in my life, our little boy Baby B who turned one on Sunday!

We had a Gruffalo themed birthday, including my first effort at a decorated cake (which was surprisingly successful as I seriously lack the focus baking requires) but I thought that the board, which we intend to hang in his bedroom, would be better off without any ‘theming’ as I think it’ll stand the test of time a little better. I’m so pleased with how it came out but what do you think…?

Only problem now is my family seem to think I’m going to be doing one of these every year for his birthday…Um…!?!

I have now listed my birthday chalkboards on my Etsy shop so take a look and let me know if you’d like one for your special somebody! It doesn’t have to be a little one, just a special someone with an important birthday 🙂

As always, if you see something you like or would like to discuss your requirements then get in touch at dreamalittle83@yahoo.co.uk.


Birthday chalkboard sign: Micah’s first birthday – January 2015

Lucky little Micah is having one amazing party organised for him to celebrate the little man’s big 1st birthday and the event planners requested a special chalkboard to decorate the room on the day.

The theme was superhero with lots of info on Micah and what he loves – made me think of doing one for little man as his birthday is coming up so soon! Anyway, here’s what I came up with…


As always, if you see something you like or would like to discuss your requirements then get in touch at dreamalittle83@yahoo.co.uk.

A very special birthday…

Whilst attempting to make things for the shop I’ve also been trying to create a quilt for my lovely cousin for her 18th – though next time I am using someone else’s design rather than stumbling along changing my mind as I go.

So here are the pictures, hopefully Meri likes it!

Oh, and, in case you didn’t already know, I opened my Etsy shop – maybe you need to buy a birthday present too? 😉


Snow buns – snow fun

So, unless you’ve been completely oblivious we had a whole lot of snow the weekend before Christmas and we got some here in the valley too, though nowhere near as much as they got elsewhere in the UK!

It’s the first snow the buns have ever seen so we got them out in it and it was soooo cute, Helga wasn’t so sure but Betty loved it…


Beautiful birthday cake :)

So as promised pictures of my wonderful cake that Mr B’s Mum made – beautiful!

Aw no! I’ve got loads more pictures but my camera just died – typical! Anyway, you get the idea. My favourite colour and covered in sugar flowers she hand made 🙂

The meal last night was wonderful, ended up going to LSQ2 in Reading which was great once we got the main course sorted out – more on that later! And Mr B bought me a fantastic purple swatch which I LOVE!

All over for another year but now I have Chicago to look forward to – woooooooooo!

And then the bunnies were gone…

So I got home last night and started setting up the lounge for the rabbits to come inside – we decided that they needed a bit more handling as they’re still not that tame and really won’t come to us when we call. Anyway, so I set all this up, opened the back door to get them out of the hutch to find…the hutch door wide open and NO RABBITS!!! To say I panicked would be a MASSIVE understatement, I spent a full ten minutes sat by the door crying and wondering how on earth I was going to tell Mr B that I had lost the rabbits. I remember shutting the cage latch but there it was wide open – what had I done!?!

I then tried to calm down and find a torch, maybe, just maybe they were still in the garden I thought? Couldn’t find a torch…ok then my phone light it is, out I went stomping round the garden in the dark to try and desperately find them before Mr B came home. What seemed like hours later I located the mishievious little so and sos behind the shed. Oh the relief!!! They were having a whale of a time to be fair, not even slightly fazed by the big bad world – led me on a merry chase getting them back in the hutch though! I managed however to get them back in, even though I think it was clearly a two person job Mr B wasn’t back for ages so I knuckled down and got the job done! 🙂 More than a little proud of myself – Helga was a sweetie though, I put a ramp up to the hutch and she jumped straight back in, Betty was another story….grrrrr…but it’s over now!

And then the bunnies were gone...

And then the bunnies were gone...

Betty looking oh so angelic on the sofa - that is thread everywhere

Betty looking oh so angelic on the sofa - that is thread everywhere

Helga pretending my foot's not there

Helga pretending my foot's not there

Quite exhausted by now I couldn’t muster the energy to even tell Mr B about it prooperly let alone cook dinner so he kindly bought home fish and chips and we collapsed on the sofa. But not before bringing Betty and Helga inside for their first roam across the sofa – awwwwwww!!!

P.S. Look what the lovely Mr B made me for breakfast this morning – thank you lovely! 🙂

Banana and Blueberry pancakes

Banana and Blueberry pancakes

Introducing the ladies…

I thought it was about time to own up – we have bunnies.

One day, earlier this year, we decided to stop talking about it (because I do so love to procrastinate) and to actually get them. I have NEVER had bunnies, never even picked one up but somehow we decided this was a good idea! Although I suppose people have never had babies and still do it…don’t think that comparison will work though…Anyway, I was seriously nervous to start with but I’m getting the hang of it now. Six months on I’m not at all keen on the cleaning hutch side of it and am regularly covered in scratches – not so good at the picking them up still – but I wouldn’t change it for the world as something about watching the crazy ladies (and they are CRAZY) running around their hutch or pen makes me smile and that’s worth it!

Whilst I’m not one of those people who can’t stop talking about my pet (at least I hope I’m not!) I must admit to being exceptionally proud of just how amazingly cute they are – as if I had some part in their making. But seriously these are the cutest bunnies I have ever seen and I don’t think I’m being biased! So without further ado I introduce Madame Helga and Miss Betty…


Netherland Dwarf rabbits

Helga on the left and Betty on the right


Grey rabbits in a run

Just hopping around!

Small grey rabbit looking cute

Too too cute!


Betty rabbit looking cute

This is right before she decides to thump off in a strop!


With winter approaching we’ve decided that we need to upgrade their pad a little,  a la pimp, and make it a little more weatherproof and cosy. The plan is to add some more waterproofing (AKA plastic sheeting), seal the inside with rabbit friendly varnish (as it appears their wee is actually devil acid) and buy a proper snug to keep the outside drier than our current tarp arrangement. I’ll see if I can get some photos whilst we’re doing this but I might be too busy laughing at Mr B’s attempts to BE MAN, DO DIY 🙂 I don’t think this is a phenomena that’s restricted to him, to be fair, but it’s funny nevertheless!