Saturday, 4 May 2013

a day with Alex..............

Friday was a special day spent with my eldest grandson - it was a school in-service day and Alex had asked if he could spend the day with me.

We started off with an early breakfast and then Alex wanted to go shopping - he has a favourite bargain store that he likes to visit. The shopping trip was productive we bought quite a lot of party bag goodies and prizes in preparation for Finn and Noah's birthday party. We returned home with bags full of party stuff and a few extra things for Alex.

Then it was time for lunch, Grandad came home from work to join us and also managed to fit in an hour of football at the local park. Mid afternoon Grandad returned to the office and we went to Costa - coffee for me and a hot chocolate for Alex - now he is ten this is a super cool grown up thing to do................

After our hot drinks we walked over to Hobbycraft which is a veritable Aladdin's cave, after much thought we decided to try our hand at décopatch - Alex chose a little treasure box and a letter "A" and I decided on a heart as my first project.

Then back to the car and a quick drive home to start our décopatch................

We had such a fun afternoon and we were both really pleased with our first décopatch projects. I think it could become quite addictive and I have promised Alex that we will buy more shapes to cover soon.

I think I have to blame Ladybird Diaries for my new love of décopatch as I have wanted to have a go ever since I saw her beautiful pink flowery chair - have a quick peep here.

I hope you have a lovely long weekend and with luck the sun will shine.

talk soon x


  1. Enjoy your weekend, xxxx Ale

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your grandson. I love that the two of you made craft projects together. What a great memory for both of you!

  3. You both did a nice job with your decopatch! It looks like you had a lovely day together.

  4. I can see why your grandson wants to spend time with you..My grandmother taught me my love for all things handmade. Such wonderful memories I am looking forward to teaching my grandson. He's only 13 months. ;)

  5. What a wonderful day with your grandson. The lttile heart and jewelry box arejustlovely.... :)

  6. How lovely to spend the day together AND getting to go to Costa & Hobbycraft too! You're so right about it being an Alladin's cave - one can never leave empty handed!
    Enjoy your weekend,

  7. Looks like you both had a lovely day. The box and heart are beautiful must try this with my daughter x

  8. So sweet ... I love that he wanted to spend the day with you ... and what a lovely day you had ... Bee xx

  9. There's nothing quite like a day spent with a grandchild is there? Mine is on her way over here right now! I wonder what we will do together this weekend..... time with the new puppy I imagine and no time for quiet crafts!!!
    Have a good weekend
    Angie x

  10. Sue, this is lovely. What a sweet ten year old boy who is happy drinking hot chocolate and decopatching - can I borrow him please, he sounds delightful! And your crafts are so pretty. I have never tried decopatching but I know it's only a matter of time before I succumb. x

  11. Wow, super! The heart as well as the box are so beautiful!! ♥

  12. Sounds like such quality time you spent together. I loved reading about what you got up to. Your crafty creations are both really lovely! x


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