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Monday, 4 April 2011

Too busy yesterday...

to wish a Happy Mother's Day but hope you had a lovely time.  We had quite a few visitors bearing gifts...including a sweet floral heart, made of wood shavings!  And a beautiful planter...this will brighten up our paving and distract me from the mess we have at the moment.

I did have time for a bit of baking - chocolate cake - and a fruit loaf...will post the recipe for this soon as it's so simple, but very delicious.


  1. That heart is just beautiful.

  2. I agree, the heart is beautiful and amazing, what a good way of recycling wood shavings. When I first saw it, at a quick glance, I thought it was made of shells.

  3. what a gorgeous heart and made from wood shavings.......such a simple material but enormously effective results. Lovely!