Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Bags at Pants Place

I have been asked for so long to do bags in the style of my purses and finally here they are.....

You can find this one over at my Folksy shop.

Basket Ball Team

My son lives and dies Basketball.  It all started in year 8 when he joined his mates after school at Basketball Club.  They loved it so much and had a fantastic teacher who put himself out after school hours to coach them and run them around to matches.  A firm bond grew between the lads and they went on to win just about every cup going, including District Cup, Kent Cup, England Cup.  They were even invited to play in the England Cup Silver Jubilee in Nottingham.

They also played for the under 16 National Squad of Kent Crusaders (now Medway Park Crusaders) and moved on to the Under 18's.  My son and some of his friends also joined Dover Pirates Mens Local league team.  I am sure if they had enough hours they would play even more.

My son and some of his friends are now in 6th form and were invited into the Basketball Academy, where they are studying BTEC Sports Nationals and my son is hoping to go to university to take a degree in PE and then Teaching.

Even though the lads have gone separate ways now, some college, some 6th form, they meet nearly every day to train together.

They have recently decided to start up their own team, initially local league and then hoping to join the National League.  They have come up against a lot of red tape and closed doors.  At present the are looking for:

1.     Sponsorship - to provide team kit, this will be written with sponsors name.  Initially this would be in the region of £250.

2.     Training Venue - they are approaching different schools and sports centres to try and obtain training                 venue.

3.      A ref.

The lads are working very hard at this and I am very proud of them all.  They also have a meeting with Canterbury City Council, but they have already been told that they probably wont help them as there is a recession on.  What a shame they cant encourage a group of 17/18 year olds that are trying hard to achieve their goals.

If anyone is interested contact me on sam.sgt@btinternet.com and I will pass your details on to the lads so that they can speak to you.

Monday, 19 July 2010


As usual Im always a few steps behind.  Im thinking weddings when people are crafting their christmas items, but I do have a few ideas up my sleeves.  I have added this to Folksy today.  It is a wedding ring holder, I am hoping to add some more wedding items in the next few days.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

And the Winner is.......

After a lot of giggling my daughter finally got ready for drawing the name out from all the entries.

I hope you can read that, she was giggling so much I could not get a clear photo.

Well done Utterly Scrummy I will be in touch shortly.

Thank you to everyone that took part, I was overwhelmed at the response and there are some great suggestions.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


My 11 year old daughter had just written this poem for her homework.  I thought it was lovely so Im going to share it with you. Shhh dont tell her.


It was the life I wished to dream,
Growing up and being apart of this world!
I would sit with a box until the elders come.
I would hide it, as part of my room!
But yet only the treasures of my life;
The collections of my special world.

Feathers and birds eggs,
Sea shells and pebbles, swe
Just a portion of this world I share;
Other people might do the same,
But I do it in my own special way.

I grew up, my taste in collecting things went!
I grew up, but I still had that box.
I would go to the same beach and watch;
Watch the children grow; even my own.
At an older stage of my life at the age of twenty seven,
I had only one child at the age of three,
But that was enough to see the changes.

I had grown, yet that box stayed,
It would, for the whole of my life,
Just one box, to remember my childhood.
Childhood is fun,
The most fun out of my life so far;
So I wish to keep this box,
Just for my memories.


Saturday, 10 July 2010

July Jesters Part II

Here is my pick of the Fabulous July Jesters on Folksy for today

Whimsical Wren Jewellery

Saturday, 3 July 2010

July Jesters

Just thought I would pop one of my July Jester listings on today, it nearly did not make it on to Folksy as I was very tempted to keep it.  Looks lovely on.

Friday, 2 July 2010


Bit of exciting news, one of my purses has been featured in 'Things we Love' in this months Sewhip Magazine.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Folksy Friday

In April I joined the Folksy Listing Club for the month.  The Challenge was to list one thing a day.  I managed it, but May and June seemed to be so busy that I did not join in.  Now we are in July and I have decided to give it another go with the 'July Jesters'.

My Folksy Friday is based on July Jesters.


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