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Monday, 24 February 2014

Weekly catch up...

Hey guys.. Well it's been a fun half term week! Who cares that it's been raining, there are always rainbows and sunshine in our little pink house!

Here are the next 7 photos in my 365 project...

Vegetable... My FAVOURITE! BEETROOT!!!!!


Magic.... It's everywhere.. You just have to find it.


Feet... Noah couldn't decide which super hero he should step out as today obviously!


Peace.... Walking round the pond in a rare spot of sunshine with my boys!


Funny... 2 chickens in the mail this week made Noah laugh!


An act of kindness... The smile you give out really does come back to you! A special painting from a special girl to say thank you for the wookie I made her x


This is where I relax... Home sweet home!


And there was also lots of creating...


Fun with this guy...



A few peaceful walks with my boys!



Lots of lazy half term lay ins...


A lovely morning with Mum and Dad and a bit of Spring from my Dad...


Lots of hanging out at home...


And a lovely Sunday visit from my bro and a trip to the rush tree to get it started again for the new season!


So even though it was a dreary wet half term week for most of the time... It's always sunny in our little home! And we had lots of fun!


Thanks for stopping by... Here's to a new week!

Love and rainbows Kitty xxx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

From tiny acorns

Once upon a time (in 2009).. 

I found a little acorn tree in the woods.. At Upton Country Park 

A small tree.. overshadowed by the larger ones surrounding it. But i KNEW it was THE TREE!

I'd been looking for a special tree to turn into something special.. Something to make people smile and bring them together!

And I started to fill it with wishes..


And before long... Everyone that passed was leaving a wish..

And it filled up fast!







Even the local paper showed an interest.. 


I was overwhelmed by the response to this little tree that started as a little beacon of positivity to bring people together in a world where we all seem to be drifting apart!

Sadly there are always people who want to spoil things.. And along with vandalism.. lack of time.. lack of funds and awful weather, the tree ended up neglected!


SO.. Today I headed up there with my trusty helpers 
and Tiny sidekick...


Armed with new look tags..
I'm making acorn leaf tags so we can fill the tree with leaves full of hopes and dreams!

I've included the the template below in case you'd like to visit and would like to print out your own tags.

I printed this leaf out 4 times onto a piece of green A4 card


punched a hole into the bottom and threaded string through..


I cleared all the rubbish and old wool strings away and started a fresh...



I left these pretty ribbons as they have lovely positive words written on them..



PEACE.. LOVE..

And a couple of wishes were left..




And we left new wishes...



But I left new pens and a load of leaf shaped tags for people to pop by and leave THEIR wishes!

I'll be revisiting on Friday to take more photos..

In the mean time I have had LOTS of people ask me for any tips on starting their own wish tree..




So here are my top tips..

Find a SPECIAL tree.. One you feel a connection with, make sure its seen but not TOO public!
Mine is set back a little from a walkers path so you can see it but have to head over to visit.


You'll need..

A plastic pocket

a small curtain hook (to hang your plastic pocket of tags from)

  drawing pins (for putting up your sign)

card

string (wool or ribbon)

scissors and or a guillotine 
(I started cutting my tags just square so a guillotine was perfect but this time I am hand cutting leaf shapes!)

pens

REMEMBER bin bags for regular clear ups

To start with I also made a sign to explain what the tree was all about to people!

These days it's a fairly well known tree so people know where it is and what it's all about..

It felt good to start again and give it a good clear up!


If you start your own wish tree please let me know and we can add it to the group and share with people all around.. I'd love to see pictures!

If you'd like to see more of the wish tree.. I have lots of pictures up here on my flickr

And please join Kitty's wishing tree on Facebook


I will be maintaining the wish tree on a weekly basis.. However in order to keep this going it does cost me for the pens.. tags... string... etc. I am happy to continue doing this as I love this tree, however if anyone would like to make any small donation towards materials.. I have set up a donate button via paypal for anyone wanting to make a tiny donation towards the upkeep!

No pressure and please no donations larger than £2... Thanks so much for just being here, it means a lot!




Thanks so much for just popping by.. It means a lot!

Love and rainbows Kitty xxx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Catch up

Hey guys... WOW! I feel like I'm always chasing my tail right now...

But here I am checking in..

It was a beautiful day here today.
 We seem to have had a run of beach worthy Sundays lately..


And this little fella was VERY excited about it!





I've been keeping up with my photo a day project..

here are the last 7 days!

I am.... I hate society's labels so I made my own...


Mistake... It was a mistake to think that I could pop the duvet down while I grabbed the cover... This little guy moved in for a kip!


Out + about... Torrential rain.. Gale force winds... Think we'll stay put today!


Perfect... That face!


Heart.... My Valentine gave me his heart!


My drink of choice.... Drinking tea with Mum... A lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon


Create... I do this for a living! I feel blessed!


As Dad was clearing out the loft.. 
it was a fun week for rooting through old stuff and some amazing finds

My Nan's embroidery...


The last toys she ever knitted...


My old baby dresses...


A photo of my Mum ages 21!... WOW she looked like a movie star!



and lots of other trinkets!

Dad also brought over Nan's old vintage table which he had lovingly painted white to fit my colour scheme.. It's beautiful!



And not forgetting VALENTINES DAY!!

My lovely Jacob gave me his heart...


I made him a card...


And we went on a lovely breakfast date, even the rain didn't stop play!


But Valentines is always TREAT DAY for Noah..

And he got THESE goodies...


Yep another lovely week....

Ready for the next one... Bring it on!