i've been a rubbish blogger this week! i've just been sooooo busy working on commission files that i genuinely haven't had time to whip up some blog posts!
but have no fear faithful (and deeply cherished) readers, i'm going to make a special effort next week to do more posts!
anyway, this weekend my darling little god-daughter Bonnie came to stay
we had a lovely afternoon in Douglas shopping and then had a yummy juice and cupcake break in the Alpine, (where we also bumped into my older sister Nicola!) so that Bonnie could test out her new dress-up sticker book.
then it was on to Tesco to gather some stuff for tea. but Tesco sounded boring (apparently) so i stayed in the car with little mademoiselle so that she could play with her new Pinypon dolls
because Bonnie's godmother (aka me) is a fool and doesn't need any excuse to buy treats for her dear little god-daughter... and one of the dolls had red hair like Bonnie so it kind of HAD to be bought... you know!
ah what can i say, she's a little sweetheart, 100% worth it! even if she is too young to drive...
eventually we got home and within five minutes my room had been taken over!
to be fair though, Bonnie made up for it by drawing a lovely picture of me, check out my colourful dress!!!
she's quite arty actually (much to her godmothers delight...) and spent the better part of the evening drawing, cutting, sticking and colouring!
but eventually it was time to settle down a bit, so after dinner we watched the Wizard of Oz (Bonnie's choice) and some Family Guy DVD's (my choice... obviously!!! but in my defence they were bleeped and she was drawing most of the time anyway! honest...)
we were going to head out to the park in Ramsey this morning but it was a gloomy day so we stayed in and watched some more Family Guy, and after breakfast we did some baking instead!
Bonnie was ever such a good baking assistant! she mixed the batter perfectly and put all the cupcake cases into the mini cupcake maker (more about that here - Cute Cupcakes)
she also did a great job mixing up the fresh pink buttercream icing i made... even if my piping skills still suck!!!
we ran out of the buttercream, so she helped me mix up some pale pink icing as well
the decorations were all done by Bonnie, and i think you'll agree that she did a smashing job using heart sprinkles, colourful hundreds-and-thousands and the odd minstrel!
and most importantly... they tasted absolutely delicious!!!
so delicious in fact that we boxed some up so that Bonnie could take them back to share with her mum and dad, her little sister and her older brother.
she was a little angel (well, mostly!) as per usual, but the house is so quiet now without her! there's just a trail of mess and destruction left from earlier...
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personal post today but then that always happens when a family member comes to stay!
anyway in other news, like i said at the start, i promise to make more of an effort with the blog posts next week! promise promise promise!!!
in fact, i already have a cracking creative café post lined up for you all tomorrow evening!
so keep an eye out for that!
but until then, that's all folks... ◕‿◕ ★ xX