Monday, December 14, 2009

Jingle Bells remix

IMG_0540, originally uploaded by Sajona.

DD is going round the house singing Jingle Bells - but it is 'Tinker Bells' apparently - and she goes on a 'tissue ride'...the mind boggles!

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Babies

My Babies, originally uploaded by Sajona.

another mosaic - my 4 as of July this year - they are cute aren't they? (if cute is the right word for a 15 year old)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn - Sajona Style

IMG_5327, originally uploaded by Sajona.

I've been browsing loads of blogs recently - and every single one has images of brisk autumnal walks with close ups of browning crunchy know the kind of thing. You won't get that from me (despite being surrounded by trees and countryside where we live!) I like to cook and bake when the weather starts turning - hence large stacks of chutneys and jams building up in the cupboard. Today's production line used Green Tomatoes from one side of the county (my mum's greenhouse) and the cooking apples off our tree (oh and the chillies from our plant) , can't get more local than that really! Now have to wait 2 months for it to be edible....

Sunday, October 25, 2009

2 Birthdays on one day

DSC00006, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Saturday was the annual celebration for 2 of my children - the second oldest and the youngest, they were 13 and 4!
They were both due on 23rd October and arrived in the early hours of the 24th both times! I think my youngest has always considered 2.25am as her special awake time as she is a hopeless sleeper.
Anyway - pizza, gaming and a lot of noise for the boy on Saturday (still cleaning up popcorn from under the sofa) and a princess party for DD this coming sunday :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Natty Warhol

More playing around with biglabs!
Image hosted @

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Loadsa Squash!

IMG_5325, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Well after taking over my veg patch for most of the summer with their huge leaves and long winding stalks, this is my entire harvest (apart from 2 that are soup and curry in the freezer). This is actually better than last year when the horrible wet weather all summer meant that the flowers rotted and dropped off before they even made a measly attempt at forming squash. The late sun helped this year - they seemed to triple in size in the last month and I've brought them in before the hard frosts.
Runner beans have also done well this year - pity that I seem to be the only one who eats them!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lighting a candle

candle, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Tonight was the night to remember all of us who have suffered Babyloss . My candle was lit and I remembered my lovely friends Jeanette and Cheryl as they remember their beautiful baby girls who didn't stay more than a day, but are in their hearts forever.

Just after I blew it out I checked my email and discovered an old friend had died this evening of liver cancer - so I dedicate it to John too xxx

Monday, October 05, 2009

My first mosaic

My creation, originally uploaded by Sajona.

I love playing with flickr toys! This is through big labs who supply this mosaic software - really simple to do (even for a numpty like me)
These are a selection of ATCs I've made over the last few years.

IMG_5296.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

IMG_5301.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

A Special Blanket

IMG_5311.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

I have belonged to an internet sewing group for over 8 years and just about all of us contributed towards a special blanket for one of the members Jeanette - I'll let her share her side of the story on her blog:
I collected together the squares, blocked them (you can see them taking over my workroom below!) , sewed it together and crocheted round the edge.
Not perfect - but lots of love went into it!

Friday, September 18, 2009

zantedeschia - Z card for ATC swap

zantedeschia - Z car for ATC swap, originally uploaded by Sajona.

total cheat really - printed a pic in black and white and painted over the top with watercolour pencil :) Was pleased with it though

Yarn Yeti - Y card for ATC swap

Yarn Yeti - Y card for ATC swap, originally uploaded by Sajona.

forgot to blog these when they were sent out - this is Y for Yarn yeti - hand knitted - the fastest knit ever!

Monday, August 31, 2009

ATCs for August

ATC August 09, originally uploaded by Sajona.

3 ATCs made for a craftster ongoing ATC swap. The Sew one is machine stitched, the Fsh one is a collage and the Jacques Fath one is hand drawn in Ink.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

just to prove it's age

bookday, originally uploaded by Sajona.

this was my now 15 year old wearing the Dino outfit when he was nearly 6 :)

Monday, August 03, 2009

IMG_0468, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Disneyland photos

IMG_0456, originally uploaded by Sajona.

I got to try out our new camera at Disneyland Paris last week - I just loved these 2 - close ups of the floats going past during the evening parade at the main park.

Monday, July 27, 2009

village day

village day, originally uploaded by Sajona.

DD being a dino for this year's Village Day parade (the theme was 'Before the invention of the wheel')
This is a well used costume - made for my now 15 year old when he was in year 1, for book day - and has travelled round the country ever since !

my chunky houses!

my chunky houses!, originally uploaded by Sajona.

a new obsession - another craftster swap. These are the ones I sent out from left:
Fashion House, Blink House, Happy House and House for sale

Monday, June 29, 2009

My Alphabet ATC swap is finished

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thank goodness! It has been a long one (18 months?) . Here are all the ATCS I received from other craftsters - they are positioned ready to go in a box frame.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fabric ATC swap April 09

Fabric ATC swap April 09, originally uploaded by Sajona.


Fabric ATC swap April 09

Fabric ATC swap April 09, originally uploaded by Sajona.


Fabric ATC swap April 09

Fabric ATC swap April 09, originally uploaded by Sajona.

the next round of Fabric ATCs on craftster - this took up my crafting time last week (along with helping and selling at the Nearly New Sale) This one is 'merfish' (my 7 year old named them) - the batik fabric I used as the background seemed very sea-like so I just machine doodled with a variegated Madeira thread and added some sequins and beads to highlight.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MSCE April - Weds 15th

IMG_5103.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Had a short break due to being away on holiday - but I'm back now!
Almost instant pin boards for my office - cheapo stretched canvas from an Art outlet shop, a bit of wadding/batting and some Painting Red Rhinos cotton cord fabric - stapled gunned to the back and hey presto! I've been working out what to use for ages - then spotted the canvas idea on Jeanette's blog (lazy seamstress) and as I had these lying around it was easy!
The postcards on the top one are from the Mermaid Shop in Lyme Regis - one of my favourite shops!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Concorde is 40 years old

IMG_5085.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

and they were celebrating at the Fleet Air arm museum in Somerset today - so my 7 year old and I joined in the 'make a concorde from junk materials' workshop - the rather sad result is pictured!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

This charming man

IMG_0008.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

The sweetest statue in London - John Betjeman at St Pancras Station.

MSCE April - Tuesday 6th

IMG_5078.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Our mini herb garden using my 7 year old's greek 'miffs' pot.
At last I can tell the cheesy joke..

Whats a grecian urn?

About 15 drachmas a week.....

Yeah ok - old as the hills!

MSCE April - Monday 6th

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Home made pizza :)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

MSCE April - Sunday 5th

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Today was gardening day - made a new strawberry bed, replanted a large bed in the front to be a 'hot' garden and I need to pot these tomato seedlings up.

MSCE April - Saturday 4th

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Finally attached these boxes to the wall in DS2's room and added his plane models - they were originally hanging in a smoky pub owned by my mum's friends. When they moved on she bought them off the owners and I repainted the boxes and gave them a bit of TLC to make them fit with his light blue colour scheme. He is mad about military stuff!

MSCE April - Saturday 4th

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Put up DS2 (who was 10 when he made this) 's windchime in DS3's new Doctor Who inspired room.

MSCE April - Friday 3rd

IMG_5066.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

DD who is 3 made this on friday at toddler group - all her own work. Wasn't terribly chuffed at the drippy green glitter glue that attached itself to the lining of my bag though!

Friday, April 03, 2009


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marks the spot...
originally meant for 'T' for Treasure map - but I thought of something else instead so in desperation used it for X!


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is for Wheat - hand drawn on hand made paper over a photo of an organic bakery.

The ATC alphabet swap again

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V is for vitus vinifera..which shows that google was my best friend this round!
Hand drawn in ink.

Today and yesterday MSCE April

hmm - not much to report really as it is end of term and lots of small kids to be picked up at strange times from school etc!
Yesterday I hung up a very cool Dalek windchime made by my second son when he was doing woodwork - It is now in third son's Doctor Who theme room.
Today I am making another Dr Who themed collage picture with tardis mirror - no point showing a photo as it is almost identical to the one 3 posts down.
I've also got a piece of MDF for second son's room and have primed it ready to paint in situ to use as a desk top - that will be tomorrow's MSCE!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Make some cool everyday in April

Inspired by heather from croqzine and I have think of something cool to make each day this month. Hmmm - ok today I made 2 yummy chocolate sponges with Betty Crocker fudge icing inside - yum.....
I am also working on a crochet baby blanket but this will be more of a day to finish :)

Monday, March 02, 2009

the rest

IMG_5015.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

the inside of the box plus a collage picture with tardis shaped mirror (from ebay)

Dr Who craft swap

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A wooden decoupaged box with crackle effect for the Dr Who swap - the 'Blink' episode

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009


atc u, originally uploaded by Sajona.

'UK' - map pic from a magazine doctored a bit and a flag card topper added.


atc t, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Tudor Wives - tudor patterned cardstock plus figures from an old childrens book painted with tea to 'age'.


atc s, originally uploaded by Sajona.

next in the alphabet ATC swap on craftster.
Fimo Sun painted with glitter glue. Lyrics of 'Here come the sun' printed on acetate with gold card behind.

I don't think..

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..we are going anywhere today!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dairy Free

A friend passed on a link to the blog 'Vegan ice cream paradise' when I was asking for Dairy free ice cream recipes and I highly recommend it - see my blog list on the left.
The Rocky Road ice cream is definately in 'to do' list!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A bird feeder???

IMG_4981.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

The flipping resident Squirrel doesn't think so!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Purple Haze

Purple Haze, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Tags made for the Tag Tree project on Flickr


R ATC, originally uploaded by Sajona.

R is for Red


Q ATC, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Q is for Quentin (Crisps) quotes...


P ATC, originally uploaded by Sajona.

totally forgot to blog my next in the alphabet swap on craftster - this was back in November.
P is for Poppy Day

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

it fits

IMG_4957.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

But I'm glad it was finished a year late - as the 2/3 year size would have drowned her! This is 2/3 width and length on the body, but 2/3 width and 3/4 length on the sleeves.

Monday, January 05, 2009


IMG_4952.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Just hope it fits the small one in the morning!