Sunday, 25 July 2010

A Gift Recieved and Another Carnival

Look at this beautiful exchange gift I recieved from Donna (no blog). 
How pretty is that?
Those strawberries look so real you could almost pick them!

And nestled inside the tin was the lovely mother of pearl strawberry thread keep.

There was another carnival on Saturday night. This one was at St Teath. The weather was a touch drizzly, but nevertheless a good time was had by all, and the girls came home with armfuls of trophies.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Some pictures from the Carnival

Another carnival has come and gone, but here are some photos to prove that it happened:-
Warning: Dr Who reference ahead
"I'm the bloody Queen, and basically I rule"

The Queen with her attendants

and on the float waiting for the parade to begin

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Let the Carnival begin!

Its official! Carnival week has started. Since this is the 10th Carnival since it restarted in 2001 they kicked off with a birthday party, and what birthday party is complete without a birthday cake?

As I may have droned on about interminably mentioned, Naomi is Queen this year, and to our surprise here she is immortalised in cake!!! You have no idea how hard it was to stop her from eating this entire slab of icing (and slipping into a sugar induced coma) before I got this photo
now she has taken the photo I'm eating it mwahahaha haha   ha Naomi :)

Sunday, 4 July 2010


Here is Eloise all dressed up for her prom in Newquay on Friday night

A close up of her headgear (no tiaras for my fashion victim princess of cool)
and finally her high class transport ;D
Prom dress finished, carnival dresses to go. No rest for the wicked...

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Funky footwear

Inspired by this tutorial I found online I decided to have a go at jazzing up a pair of very cheap, plain flip flops. This is what they looked like before:-
I cut up lots of old fabric scraps and machined them together as described in the tutorial, (I found it very traumatic when the instructions called for "messy stitching" as every fibre of my being screamed at me to stitch in nice straight lines, but I persevered!), and used the resultant material to cover the plastic straps and hey presto:-
The whole process took less than 2 hours start to finish and now I think they look like an expensive designer surf brand. I'm so pleased with them I'm thinking of making another pair in a different colour.