Friday, 16 May 2008

WHAT A WEEK – Thank goodness for this mornings sunshine

Good Morning Sunshine

I love the way the sun comes through onto this table

I love the shadows it creates.
Mother’s Day was great BUT THEN……..


Monday Melanie my daughter – separated, single Mum is sick. 7 am the phone rings “Are you free today???” Of course I say – yes. So I go around and get her kids organised, fed. The 5yo ready for school and the 4yo dressed. So off to school we go. Little Miss 4yo has ballet at 11, so Grandma goes off to ballet class. Then school is over and it is back home for the kids.


Tuesday morning back again to get them ready for school and crèche. Off we go and I drop them off. Then back to pick them up and they are having a sleepover as their Mummy is still feeling sick.


Wednesday morning I drop them back home at 7.45am for their Mummy to take them to school and crèche. I have to drop them off early as I have to pick up grandchild Number 3 – 6 month old Riley as his Mummy is working. Home again with Riley for the day. All the family comes for dinner and Riley and his Mum stay over.


Thursday babysitting Riley again and dropping him off to his Mummy at 5.15pm.


Whoa….. what a busy few days it has been.
Yesterday (Thursday) I just had to do something for me……
While Riley was napping ( he is such a wriggler and I never know what position he will end up in)I started doing the Seaside piece.

It measures 8 inches by 10 inches. I used sheet music for the back and a page from a childrens book over that.
I have had these buttons from Laurie of Charming Designs since February and I finally had the chance to use some
I used black glitter for the flowers on the hat and corner, outlined the bow on one little sweetie and the boat in the other ones hand. Then I put red glitter on the bow and doll of the little one in the apron
I love their sweet faces


69 comments:

Brook said...

Hi Alison. You have been very busy!! I hope that you have lots of sunshine to enjoy!

XO
Brook

Miss Rhea said...

What a sweet collage !! Riley is a sweet babydoll !! You are so Blessed to have all of those grandbabies, I cant wait. I hope you get a little YOU time in this week, though, so that you can be refreshed for those sweet kids. :) You are a great Mum and Grandmum. :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Alison ~ what gorgeous photos of the sunlight and your grandbaby is so precious sleeping....they look like angels when they are sleeping don't they? I love your new collage...I want to do a beach one soon too! There's something about vintage illustrations of children ~ xxoo, Dawn

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

I just love the demi lune table! When I grow up I will have one. But more importantly, you are an angel of mercy to your family!

M ^..^

Lisa said...

what a lovely photo. how sweet you are to take care of your sweet grandbabies. Wish my mom lived closer to me. Take it easy.
Lisa

Fete et Fleur said...

The photos of the table and roses are spectacular! What a beautiful sight to greet you when you awaken. I hope your daughter is feeling better soon. Give Riley a good munch!

Hugs! Nancy

Rosemary said...

You have had a busy week Alison.
Love your art piece.
Great job!
Rosemary

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

You have been a very busy lady this week! You are such a good mom and grandmom to do all of the babysitting...I am envious that you live so close to them!

I love your Seaside piece...
Penny

NeereAnDear said...

Love that table...!! Riley is adorable... sure does sound as if you played mom all over again...

I think that piece you are doing is quite whimsical... adore vintage... great memories

Get some rest..

HUGS

JO

Heartinmyhand said...

Alison, your were in need of some time to yourself. What a wonderful picture of Riley sleeping. Love your new collage

Natasha Burns said...

Sheesh what a week you've had! Love the craft creation though, at least there was some you time in there "somewhere"!!!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

What an amazing Grandma you are - your children are lucky to have you :-) hugs

FXOX

Alison Boon said...

Wow Alison you have been busy. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog. Riley is way cuter than the puppies. Love the table too. I always thing sunshine like that is the touch of God.

Lori said...

Alison, your grandbaby is a sweet little dumpling:) what a good grandma you are!!! you must be such a blessing to your family...love the collage you made, it is very sweet!!!

Vintage Tea said...

A lovely collage! Glad you got some "me" time!

Victoria xx

Italodisco said...

Nice blog and nice photos! Come to my glog to see a... mobile phone!!!

Deb said...

Hi Alison
Hope your daughter is feeling better. Love your new collage with the vintage beach scene.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Dana said...

I LOVE your blog! I've just checked on a few posts, but I can tell I will be back to read more. I enjoy your creativity so much!!!

Adla said...

Alison dear, you've been a busy grandma this week. Go nanna go, your grandkids are so lucky to have you! Love the pictures you took of your mantle and roses... such a lovely effect the shadow gives.

She'sSewPretty said...

Your grandbabies are so precious! I think I really need some. LOL That seaside collage turned out adorable. I love that book page.

CIELO said...

Everything I see here is just beautiful; the morning sun sparcing the shadows, the table, and the little sleepy angel... May our Father of light bless him; and bless your home....

Have a great weekend

Cielo

Tracie said...

Hi Alison,
Just reading this post makes me tired - back and forth and all around you go!

I love the piece you made, it is so charming.

Happy weekend!
~Tracie

Linda said...

Hi Alison, you are a blessing and a very sweet granma.
I love the Seaside piece and the way you are accenting it...such a darling picture.
Take care and have a good weekend. Hugs, Linda

kecia said...

Alison, you are such a loving mother and grandma (nanny or whatever they call you!) but it is so nice that your daughter can call you for help and that you are there for her. unfortunately today, there are a lot of single mothers that have no one to rely on. it really made me feel good that she has you for a mom.
kecia

Amy said...

awww such cute children and lovely collage! I can't wait until I have more time shortly to do things like that. I take my hat off to single parents like your daughter - I don't know how they do it...

Dolly said...

Oh Allison don't you just love being gramma to those precious lil angels?

I love the way the sunlight shines in your windows!

Hugz,
Dolly

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Alison,
As I read your post, I thought, wow, what a busy lady. But then I got to the picture of Riley. What a sweet little angle. I was smiling before I knew it.
Love the Seaside piece! It's always so much fun to come visit you blog. What a treat!
Patricia :o)

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Alison,
I love that sea scape you did with the page from the children's book. So charming and the detail is delightful...especially those buttons. Love it.
With all good wishes.
Pat

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a busy week, but what fun to get to babysit. Your sun shining through in the morning is gorgeous. I love your collage, and the faces are lovely. When I visited Penny at Lavender Studios and she asked about music I thought I love it. When I stop by you and Penny I especially turn my volume up, and I am never disappointed. I love your music Alison. Your Riley is the cutest baby ever! Karen

dede warren said...

what a good Gram you are to be there for the little ones. You're a good Mama as well to both your daughter, and your DiL. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Saucy said...

What a good Gramma you are. I couldn't have survived my single-parenting days without my mom. I used to call her "the best husband and co-parent a girl could have".

Sarah said...

Hi Alison,
WOW what a week! I hope you are taking a little bit of time out for yourself this weekend, you sure deserve it!
Hugs,
Sarah xx

Clever Karen said...

Such a pretty collage!

Michelle said...

what a busy week! and the baby is so cute! I watch Dyllan sleeping all the time! I also like your art piece, those images always make me happy.

Secondhandrose said...

Ah, what a good Grandma and Mom you are. I hope to be available like that for my daughters too. Grade A job. The collage is super.
Karen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Awwwww.....look at that adorable sleeping baby. :)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Love the light and shadows of your first two pictures.

You sure did have a busy week. Hope you are getting refreshed this weekend. You never know what each day may bring!

:-) Rosie

Susan Tuttle said...

Hope you are having a nice, relaxing weekend after your busy week.

I love the illustration of the children that you have incorporated in your piece - just darling.

Susan
xo

Colana said...

I loved your "sunny" pictures. Beautiful! I so enjoy that morning sunshine also when it comes in our dining room windows. I'll have to capture it with a picture and blog it too. Thank you for sharing yours!

BittersweetPunkin said...

What lovely photos..the sunlight..that ADORABLE lil urchin...and your altered art...very lovely!
Hugs,
Robin

Gail McCormack said...

Oh Goodness Alison!! you are a good Mum and Grandma...you must need a coffee break very soon? I love your creation...very vintage with loads of character. Hang in there and don't forget about yourself.
I think you may need to teach me some photoshop tricks by the looks of some of your pictures, well done

Kerryanne English said...

Alison, all I can say is thank God for Grandmothes/mothers. My lovely mum has saved the day in our household on many occassions. I'm sure your daughter appreciates all that you do.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Mandii said...

Alison, WOW youve been one busy Gal!! I love the picture of your sleeping angel, they look so peaceful when they sleep dont they, I just love to watch Cooper when he sleep's takes me back to when he was a baby!
Im loving your artwork too super pretty!! Very Vintage Chic.
have a great week!!
Mands

Sea Dream Studio said...

Alison~ Look at you! Wonder-Grandma!! Taking care of those sweet tykes AND making beautiful art! How inspiring!!!
hugs~dale

rochambeau said...

Hey Alison,
You are an angel for taking care of your little grand ones! The kindness you shared will come back to you when you need it most! We all need one another!

The piece you did turned out great!I used to have some of those brown flowers. I got them in the garment district in La. Isn't that funny?
Thank you for stopping by!
Constance

Cami said...

Your daughter is blessed to have you. And I love your collage.

Sherry said...

Thanks Alison for thinking of Bridget! I appreciate it!

Meredith Teagarden said...

Alison,

I really love the seaside work, and the morning son, and the cutie petutie! And your sweet blog!

The Rose Room said...

You are the best mother/grandmother:) How about that baby Riley, what a big boy he is - just gorgeous:) Your seaside piece looks wonderful:) Rachaelxo

Lina said...

LOve that first picture...it looks beautiful. And Riley is getting so big, time just flies!! Hope all is well today, hugs to you...by the way, that painting is still turned around, lol...i still havent gone back to it!

bluemuf said...

Hi Alison, My you did have a busy week. Your sunshine pictures are lovely. Don't you just love waking up to sunshine.

I also like the seaside picture. It's a gorgeous collage. You certainly deserved some me time.

Hugs Karen

Bejeweled said...

What a happy sunbeam! So glad that you have some cheery morning sun! And that your daughter is lucky enough to have someone to call to help with the children when she is ill. You are so sweet to take care of your grandbabies for her!

And your Seaside piece is just charming!!

Lori said...

Alison, The little one sleeping was such a wonderful sight! Also dear, I so love the seaside work of art, I really think its one the prettiest pieces I've seen in awhile!! Take care dear,Lori

Adriana Whitney said...

I love the collage! and that baby, my goodness! so beautiful. You are such a great mom. I wish I have my mom with me or at least my mother in law near. If I am sick I have to do things anyway (at least until my hubby gets home)
Wonderful blog you have here.
Adri

Annie said...

What a good Granny you are! My teaching partner is doing just the same thing today as her daughter is sick and she rang out the cry of help. Mothers are special indeed.

Sharon said...

I got tired just reading about all you grandmotherly duties. Nice that you got to take a little time for yourself. Love the sunshine pictures.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

I love this little fellow! So cute!

Gabriela

cherished*vintage said...

You're such a great mom and grandma! Cute collage, love the book page, the girls are precious.
-Karoline

Rosy said...

Gee! You have been so busy, it's good you got some time-out to do some craft. Beautiful! You have a beautiful house.

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Alison, first of all thank-you for you well wishes, and I have missed you too!

You have been one busy lady, and it's nice to see you where able to fit in a little crafting, your collage is very cute!

Good morning sunshine image is beautiful, what a nice surpise to see first thing in the morning.

Hugs
Kirstie

cindy said...

What a sweet sleeping baby and what an adorable piece. Love the seaside collage.

c

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Sweet grandbabies...I can tell you there is nothing more wonderful than having a mum who can jump in and help with the grandkids. They are a blessing to moms AND the babies!

xo

kathy said...

I love your collage, it's so sweet and charming!

And the photos of the flowers with the sunlight are beautiful!

CIELO said...

Good morning, Ali.... hope you are doing well! Blessings to you and yours!

cielo

Shabbyfufu said...

What darling artwork Alison, I just LOVE that graphic. Riley is growing so fast...and is just adorable!~XO~Janet

catieann said...

hi alison
what a wonderful 'grandma' you are and such a help to your kids. I would love to have our dear ones nearer so I could help out like that.
I love your 'seaside' picture how pretty.
catie

Rosy said...

Hi again, Alison,
I've got something special for you on my blog, please come and check it out. Have a beaut day!

COLLS GARDEN said...

Wow Alison, you have been busy. Doesn't it seem to you that the older we get, the busier we are. Hope your daughter is feeling better now. Love that collage, I love the way you have placed the glitter, it's wonderful. Hope you are having a bit of a rest now.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Ali said...

What a precious grandma and mama you are hon. What a blessing you are to your family i am sure. Love your new creation and what a precious photo of your grandson. Aren't they just so cute when they are sleeping? ox
Ali