JEWELLERY, PINS & HAPPY THINGS!
updates on my latest products and some personal thoughts
Last week we had a trip to the Hayward Gallery on the South Bank in London. We were visiting my sister for her birthday and wanted to do something that would be fun for us but also keep the little man entertained. This was definitely it!
They have an exhibition called 'The Light Show' and it's on until the 6th May so there's still time if you fancy a look! Some tickets are available on the day an we got some without too much trouble !
The exhibition was amazing, I love light and the effects it can produce, the way it can trick you into seeing something that isn't really there and make you feel different things. As a child I used to love going into B&Q with my parents and staring up at all the different lamps. Last week I found out I haven't grown out of it!
Jacob was just as mesmerised as I was and seemed to love being pushed around while we marvelled at the different effects. At one point there was a piece with 3 different coloured rooms (no shoes allowed as it was all painted white) and he had a fab time crawling around and some strangers admired my gorgeous little man having fun as much as the art! (Proud muma).
After our trip to the gallery we had a walk around London and I had fun taking some pictures. All three of us enjoyed lunch on the river and Jacob stole some of our pizza, I think we might have that love in common too (but who doesn't?!) .
I feel so lucky being able to go and do this on a whim on a Monday. Working part time is working out really well so far. I feel so lucky on this Sunday night that I have another day full of fun with the little man tomorrow before work on Tuesday.
The Etsy shop got off to a good start and I'm quite excited a it how it is all going.
I've made a few sales but it is quite hard to get properly into it like I might if I didn't have all the other things to do!! I wouldn't change anything for the world though. The boys are happy as are we, I'm enjoying loads of hobbies now as well as the Etsy shop (pottery, netball, ukulele). I've been reading up on Etsy tips and have made a couple of changes to the way I tag my items so we will see how that goes! If you are interested in having a look at my Etsy store follow this link https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MightyDesigns?ref=s2-header-shopname Or say hi at my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/paperandclay/?hl=en looking forward to meeting you 🌸🐚💙
We've entered another competition with moneysupermarket.com which meant we got sent a free gardening kit! (Handy bag, watering can, gloves, fork, trowel and seeds!) I know the little man is a bit young for really understanding gardening but he loves messy play and this was an ideal opportunity to get outside and spend some fun time together.
Getting this kit provided us with a new and fun activity that we can continue with as he gets older and it meant we had some structure to our play which was really great and different (It can be hard knowing how to occupy a baby / 1 year old on your own sometimes!). Without being given this kit I don't think I would have done gardening with Jacob, I just wouldn't have thought of it on my own. So I really enjoyed this one and the pickle did too!
First we found and cleaned an old planter that had been neglected then we had fun digging around in the soil and getting it ready for the seeds.
It's been nearly a year since I last posted on the blog so thought a little update might be in order. Samuel is now nearly 18 months old and is running around (and falling over), chatting with new words everyday (my favourite it when he says eeese /please and akooo/thank you and nose!) and is very affectionate and loves cuddles. He is forming good relationships and enjoys seeing different people. My mum and dad look after him 2 days a week and he has a real soft spot for his 'Pop' which is so lovely to see. Samuel plays at Jacob's playgroup 3 times a week and is starting to hold his own with other children. He's not really a baby anymore but he will always be my little baby. He is cute beyond words and so loving. Jacob is 3 and a half and discovering different likes and dislikes. He is able to hold full conversations about really complex topics and shows great interest in how things work and asks lots of questions. He is a good big brother and is kind and caring ov…