Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Easter Inspiration!....

Well I have seem to have lost my blogging/painting/crafting mojo of late and I desperately wanted a little crafty project to inspire me to find it again. I love celebrations and Easter is no exception, I so enjoy spending quality time with family and friends over the holidays. Its been rather stressful eventful here in the Poppins household these last months or so, so am just relishing that we can now look back and wave all that goodbye and we can look forward. Miss. Poppins is off to secondary school this year and already I am feeling a little emotional, I can't wait for her to spread her wings, to be challenged and grasp any wonderful opportunities that may come her way. She'll always be my ickle girl, and I have a great yearning to want to hold her so tight and not let her go. Think we need a little practice run or two, as she shall be travelling a little way on a train, (though hopefully with some friends too) and crossing those big, big roads all on her own. She'll be fine, I'll be fine :)

Anyway, back to Easter, I took a little walk around the countryside and found the perfect twiggy branches for my Easter project. I knew I could work a little 'Poppins Magic' on my own twiggy-tree. So here are the twigs looking a bit, well, twiggy.

After grabbing some paint, and glitter (it is normal for a nearly 40 something woman to be playing with glitter, yes?) I think the twigs looked looked much prettier.  

  I wanted to leave a tiny bit of the natural wood bare, to give it a nice white wash appearance. Next for some pretty eggs. Poundland came up trumps with some great little sparkly ones from their super Easter range. I couldn't resist the little baskets too and picked up some great Easter treats. Chocolate eggs, Easter bonnet craft making kits, lovely decorative shred in pink and green, some Easter cards and an Easter balloon! 

  Oh so sparkly. 

I couldn't wait to get them all on my twiggy Easter tree.

It's the first thing people see when they walk into my home, so I hope it has a cheery effect, and I do think looks rather pretty :)

I spy a couple of cheeky bunnies ;)

I just love these cute bunny night lights, hello bunnies :)

And with my adorable pink egg carton and I couldn't resist giving it a little crafty Easter love.


I cant wait to hand out these little egg boxes to family and friends over Easter, I hope they share their little eggs ;) I love doing an Easter egg hunt with the children and they always have fun.

So, I wish you a very Happy Easter, and hope you have an 'eggs'-tra special time.


Thursday, 7 March 2013

A Floral Mother's Day....

With Mother's day on the horizon I couldn't help but have a little browse at one of my favourite stores Cath Kidston to see what delights are on offer. I always feel a little spring in my step looking at all the pretty items on the website and in store and luckily my own mum has a liking for the Cath Kidston look too. 

Unfortunately my mum is going to be away this Mother's Day, so I won't be seeing her on the day, but have taken great relish searching for some little treats for her. As I was going into the store I couldn't resist a little heads up on their website of what things they have available this season, and with so much to choose from I had great fun picking out one or two favourites like this beautiful Kempton Rose photo frame with its pretty floral design. I was thinking of putting a little snapshot of the children in there for her too. 

Oh and as for this gorgeous and very sweet looking strawberry pin brooch, I just love it for her, it makes me think of her great cream teas with lashings of extra cream she makes.

Now that the woolly scarves can (hopefully) get packed away, I thought this Greenwich Flowers scarf a lovely spring time alternative and very much in keeping with my mum's style.

I don't think you go far wrong with some pretty hand cream for a special mother on Mother's Day and what could be prettier than this Rose hand cream. 
Of course, even though I was browsing for my dear mother, I couldn't help but spy a couple of pretty things I myself may pop in the shopping basket when I go to the store. I shall be using the ever so speedy and efficient Parcelforce for my mother's day delivery to my own mum, and I am very tempted to get my very own little 'next day' parcel organised from my two young children, such were the very tempting things I have seen. 

Oh I just adore this Daisy pearl bracelet. 
I do really love their new Lattice Rose design and this heart shaped compact mirror is just the cutest thing.

Of course Mother's day isn't just about the gifts, and although it is always lovely to unwrap something pretty, there shall always be loved ones not around, thought of very much, missed and who shall always have a special place in our hearts.  


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