Catching up with the 52 Project…11/52 and 12/52

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IMG_4355jA portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015

Mia: it is so difficult to persuade her that sparkly ballet pumps are not for gardening in

Joseph: he loves to play in Mia’s bedroom when she’s at school, especially on her bed!

Mia: early morning pancakes

Joseph: is so happy to be outdoors, he is going to love this summer

So, here I am again, playing catch-up with this project. If only I could somehow find a few more hours each day, that would be lovely.

I have so many exciting projects going on at the moment, from starting the allotment, a new patchwork quilting project, Easter holiday planning, as well as work and the usual day to day, school and nursery runs, homework, end of term craft deadlines, etc! I am sure my life is no different to that of many other parents, but sometimes it would be nice to take some time to reflect, rather than always just being caught up in the crazy, fun, hectic whirlwind!

Joining in with Jodi and the other lovely bloggers over at Practising Simplicity for the 52 project.

Last minute Mother’s Day craft ideas

mother's dayMother’s Day is only a few days away now, and if you’ve not got around to making or buying a gift yet, here are some great ideas and diys.

As always I have left it to the very last minute, but did get around to ordering my lovely mum a beautiful card and notebook from Kinship Oxford, no pics just in case she’s reading!

Wishing all mums (and grandmas, step-mums and other mum-types) a very happy Mother’s Day for Sunday xx

P.S links to all the ideas above can be found on my Pinterest craft board, just click on the image for the link.

This is a non-sponsored or affiliated post, just things, ideas and wesbsites that I really love.

9/52 and 10/52

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IMG_3786eeIMG_3964eA portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015

Catching up a little with the 52 project this week! Time has just been going so quickly over the last few weeks, and there has hardly been time to take photos let alone share them. I’ll go with this natural rhythm though, it is just the way life goes; sometimes crazily busy, and sometimes meanderingly slow.

Mia: Sitting on the kitchen work surface (surrounded by paint tins!) Like me she is a sun-lover and looking forward to Spring warmth.

Joseph: his curls are slowly returning after a very  short hair cut a few months ago

Mia: mouse shoes are essential for a trip to the supermarket

Joseph: one of his favourite words is ‘toes’

Joining in with Jodi and the other lovely bloggers over at Practising Simplicity for the 52 project.

8/52

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IMG_3646A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015

Mia: is getting back to her usual bold and sparky self after a week of illness with an ear infection

Joseph: likes: cuddles and clementines / dislikes: having his fingernails cut

Joining in with Jodi and the other lovely bloggers over at Practising Simplicity for the 52 project.

7/52

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IMG_3543eA portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015

Mia: the sun came out and the weather was just about warm enough for a first trampoline of the year

Joseph: is incredibly difficult to photograph as he moves non-stop and very quickly…he is only pausing here to refuel.

Joining in with Jodi and the other lovely bloggers over at Practising Simplicity for the 52 project.

PS. I am having some problems with a sensor on my camera at the moment, so relying more on my iPhone camera for the majority of photos! I am missing the image quality and control options of my usual camera, and really must get it fixed soon.