Wednesday, 26 August 2015

An afternoon in the craftavan and day 6 of the family visit

This week's theme over at the Tag Tuesday blog is Jewellery and I immediately thought of diamonds and the saying ' diamonds are a girl's best friend '. This is my tag -

While I was looking through my ephemera stash, I thought it would be nice to put together some really good ephemera packs. I selected papers spanning 100 years, 1840s to 1940s and added some small embellishments bits and pieces as well. I'll be showing the full pack details on the vintageland blog, I'll just show you one pic here -

Day 6 of the family visit - didn't get to take many photographs. We did the usual things in the morning, brekkie, garden games, and then went to a restaurant for lunch. The girls were amazing, especially Grace, the 6 year old, who tucked into proper French food with relish. What a fine children's menu, tomato salad to start with, then she had some of my country pate which she loved, then she had a small steak and mashed potatoes, and ice cream for dessert. No chicken nuggets and chips here, lol!

No photos of the delicious foods, we were too busy eating it, lol.

In the afternoon, the grown-ups went karting at a rather good circuit about 3/4 hour drive from us. I stayed home with the granddaughters, which I thoroughly enjoyed. They wanted to use the very old swing set, but they had to clean it first, tehehe. Kept them busy for ages :-) -

I only have a couple of pics from the karting which one of my sons took -

The eventual winner - my daughter in law Ashley!!! Yeah, girl power!

Toodlepip xxx


Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Liz, what a beautiful week of memory-making your family had! So happy for you.
hugs and JOY,

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh what a treasure day you had with the girls all to yourself playing in your back yard with the swing. More beautiful and lingering memories Liz. I'm sure they will be talking about this week for a long time to come!

Your tag is exotic and those Ephemera packs look totally adorable. They won't last any time in your shop!!

Ephemera hugs,
Suzy xox

Diana Taylor said...

I love the tag, it's beautifully sparkly and perfect for the theme, the diamond hearts are totally gorgeous too! Lovely pics of a happy summer, I've forgotten what sunshine looks like! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier,
Diana x

Dorthe said...

My dear Liz, your day with the kids, have I`m sure ben one of the best in the whole is always more fun to be with them when the parents are away, I think LOL...nothing else said lol ...
That swing are a wonderful piece, whera did you find such a treasure , I bet they had a wonderful, and funny time, together wit you.
Love your tag ,truly shows diamonds from their best side, and love the icy look like such stones have !!
Your bundle is gorgeous, m so happy for those you gifted me , sweet friend.
Hugs and a kiss from Dorthe

Betsy said...

Hooray for Ashley! Woo Hoo!
and you and the girls had a wonderful afternoon together...