Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Ellie and I am a stay a home crafty mummy, who trys to juggle playing teddy bears picnic with my lovely daughter Amelie and making pretty things for childrens bedrooms. I have a Folksy shop www.folksy.com/shops/petitoiseau and a Facebook fan page (Petit Oiseau - Handmade Canvas's).

My blog will be about my day to day life being a mummy and trying to set up my own business.... with all its ups and downs!! Thank you for taking the time to follow me x

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Yay Yay Yay

I thought I would share with you all that I had my first Etsy sale and had a few more sales on Folksy!!! Im so happy that I am finally getting my business of the ground and selling my work! Yay!!
So me and Amelie have just been to the post office to send all the parcels which felt nice and get some lunch too... (Waitrose always tempts me!!!)
We also had a walk down to the park and fed the ducks... All feels good when the sun is shining!!! Apart from the OH is away for work so can't wait for him to get back and give me a break this weekend!!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Weekend Antics and sunny days with cherrys on top!

A lovely family walk in the local woods , followed by Amelie having lots of fun and giggles at the soft play centre!! And finally home for dinner and a go on the classic rocking 'reindeer/moose' -- an on-going arguement in our house hold ha ha!!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

New Framed Nursery Pictures for my shop....

Hello!! I have been very busy creating this week... (and creating an utter mess in my dining room!!) I am now making framed nursery pictures!! See what you think? These can be personalised with names , messages etc!! xx

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Oh I do love to live beside the seaside!!!

I had to tell you all about mine and Amelies lovely sunny day!! The sun always makes me feel happy but when its sparkling on the blue sea it is even more magical! Anyway these pictures tell the story perfectly...

Folksy find of the week......

Everytime I go on Folksy I stumble upon another beautiful shop full of tempting things to buy! This week I found http://www.folksy.com/shops/Littledaydreamers which has the most dreamy textiles I have ever seen!! The colours and prints that she uses brighten up your day and make me feel happy so check out her shop and see if it makes you smile?

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Sunday blues.....

Hello x Having had another lovely family weekend I have the Sunday blues big style!! The husband went to a 'dads club' on Saturday morning which gave me two blissful hours at home alone! and what did I do................ made more canvas's and mirrors! I am addicted to my work I think!

These have now been added to my Folksy shop and at £12 and £14 a bargain to be had!

Then today we have watched a film whilst Amelie napped (lovely snuggle time on the sofa!) and then went on a walk in our local woods where Amelie pointed and laughed at all the 'woof woof's' and squirrels!!! Then home for a cup of tea and a shepards pie -- yummy!!! So now you see why the sunday blues have made an appearance!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Cupcake craving!!!!!!!!!

Well I am sticking to the diet ... however I keep dreaming/thinking /salivating about chocolate cupcakes!!!! I feel that is this not normal and worry I have a cupcake fetish!? He He... I WILL RESIST, I WILL RESIST!!!!
Otherwise I have had a busy week of playdates with Amelie and trying to make some boys canvas's etc.... I find making girls things so easy, maybe because I am a girl and I have a little girl!!! Boys stuff just doesn't come naturally to me!!! But I think I have cracked it and come up with a nice boat design which I will post later to see what you think...

Amelie bear seems to be changing so quickly at the moment, every day she can do something new! Her favourite game is hiding behind her hands and playing peek a boo! Also FINALLY her hair seems to be growing...... so hopefully it wont be long till she has girly hair instead of being constantly mistaken for a boy....!! Love my little munchkin xx