Sunday, 28 March 2010


On Friday there was a sudden downpour just after we had got back from school pick up. The small beans were outside playing with my godson (who spends so much time with us he is almost a bean) and they got very excited when they spotted an amazing rainbow. Actually, there were two, one very bright and another much paler one above it. They got bored of them long before me but I watched them until they had faded and gone.

They reminded me of the wonderful book by Jan Pienkowski- The First Christmas. Wrong season but all silhouettes and beautiful colour backgrounds just like this.

Then on Saturday we went for a walk in Thetford Forest. Usually, the Beans are very good at Spotting. However, no deer, rabbits, foxes or even smaller interesting beasties were spied this time but I did take some photos of tree alleys. I particularly liked this coniferous alley with a dead deciduous something right in the centre.

Friday, 26 March 2010


I rootled through my box of magic beans and found a little selection. It took a while to get a group which sat together happily but I think that these are quite cheery, don't you?

Then I cut some wire and chain and got some pins and a clasp ready.

I tried lots of combinations for the sparkly magic beans dangling order. Not too formal, but not too random either. Eventually this seemed to be a good seating plan. Then I started to twist and hook and snip.

Just when things were getting interesting, I had to leave everything on the kitchen table and go and collect a Bean from school and THEN take him swimming. So frustrating.

What seemed like ages later, I finished twisting and hooking and snipping. Hey Presto!! Here is the finished sparkly necklace. What do you think? If you like it, you can buy it. Just look in my shop.

Have a happy weekend.