Sunday, 29 October 2017

photo challenge :: native


Have you taken any NATIVE photos??

Being in Wales, unless I spotted a dragon, a sheep was my next obvious choice!

These two live just behind our house!

I would love to see any that you have taken, so please link up in the comments below if you have blogged it or use the hashtag on instagram #whereIlivephotochallenge and tag me @mariainthewood :)

Next months photo is HISTORICAL and to be shared on 26th November.


Monday, 2 October 2017

magpie monday :: wood

In August we had a new boiler fitted ... an outside boiler giving us more space in the kitchen ... eventually we want to get a bigger fridge/freezer and we need to re-do the floor where the boiler was. Losing the boiler in the kitchen meant that we lost some work surface too ... I suddenly seemed to have none! So we decided we needed a little cupboard we could use like a pantry but also free up some work surface ... Steve found this on eBay and I won it for £36!!

I REALLY LOVE IT!!

Inside there are 2 shelves and the round disk on the front is like an air vent so perfect for food!

Please ignore where it is in the kitchen ... it will eventually be moved, but we have some work to do before then!!

... and this beautiful mirror was given to me by a friend who found it in a charity shop for £5!

I stuck it up on the wall for the photo, but think I want it in the hall, but need to alter the back it so its up-right not sideways.



Have you found any bargains this month or bought any treasures?

Saturday, 30 September 2017

signing ABCD

I wanted to share some more signing with you, so thought I would start with the alphabet!

You can spell the alphabet on your fingers

Here is ABCD


... now you try!


Sunday, 24 September 2017

photo challenge :: sign


Have you taken any SIGN photos??
I had planned on finding a weird Welsh sign somewhere, but have ended up with our 'home' sign. I painted this not long after I moved in and the wooden bird was a wedding present, along with a lovely owl one!

... Cartref means 'home' in Welsh!

I would love to see any that you have taken, so please link up in the comments below if you have blogged it or use the hashtag on instagram #whereIlivephotochallenge and tag me @mariainthewood :)

Next months photo is NATIVE and to be shared on 29th October.


Saturday, 23 September 2017

learning to sign

Billy and I have been going to a HomeEd group since March, which has a focus on learning to sign. We both love this group and have made some really lovely friends!

I am not the fastest at learning languages, but I think learning to sign is really important and I have even signed up to an online signing class too!

This month our group had a challenge to video an introduction about ourselves and put it on Facebook. I thought it would be fun to share it here too and I am going to try and continue to do some signing videos to help me not have signing-shyness!


Can you sign? Are you interested in learning?

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

filofax cover

Anyone who knows me, knows I love my stationary and have always been a bit of a filofax girl!

A few years ago when Timber was a naughty puppy, he got hold of my home filofax and ripped off the band that went around it and left a few teeth marks. I always meant to replace it at some point, but they are not cheap, even second hand and so never got round to it.




On Sunday we had a quiet, cozy, snuggle up on the sofa kinda day and I managed to get a little sewing done and made a new slip on cover for it :)



I made a double sided strip and folded the 2 ends over to make pockets for the filofax cover to slip into.


I am loving it, it feels like a brand new filofax!!

Monday, 4 September 2017

magpie monday :: salt and pepper

These arrived this morning! Just in time for an Magpie Monday post!!!

A little more Denby Gypsy for my collection!


Salt, pepper and a little mustard pot. Perfect condition and all for £4.99 on eBay :) I love them!!!

Have you found any bargains this month or found any treasures?
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