Monday, 23 September 2013


Good evening, nothing much been happening today.  Did think first thing it was going to be another lovely day like yesterday, but sadly no by 9.30 it was dull and overcast.
I was asked by daughter Tammy to make a naming day gift of bits when the baby would need when he goes on solids, I normally do this gift in a closed basket, but Tammy gave a nappy cake when he was born so she wanted something  different, first of all she wanted it in one of the little bags I use but there was not enough room to fit in all the bits, so I used this baskets instead.  You will see from the photos a lot has gone into it.   She raided my storage boxes and decided what she would like, oh it's high time she started doing these gifts herself I think.  Then again she is like my personal shopper as she will get me bits and pieces when I ask her saves me going shopping as I hate doing it. She normally gets a bargain any way.

So here is my basket.
Book, ice cube trays, food bags, mass mat, disposable and cotton bibs, pots, spoons and holder, plate, bowl and cup.

A useful gift, as Tammy says " silver money boxes etc are all well and good but something useful is better"    

All clinged up and ready to go, the Naming day is while we are away so that's another thing off my list of jobs to do. 
Off to get things ready for work tomorrow, taking the girls to a meeting to do with people round here not wanting another quarry , the girls wrote to the planner voicing that they didn't think it was right to 

Give permission for another quarry in the area so they have been invited to the meeting.  Mummy and daddy have clinics so I am taking them, not my idea of a good morning but they are so against this happening I think it will be good for them to have a little say at the meeting.   Lots of red squirrels, bats etc. round the site and they should be protected.

Well that's all for tonight, and thank you once again for all your lovely comments on my boxes and pendants.  I have a few to make to take as gifts to Canada with us. 

Hazel xxx


  1. Brilliant gift Hazel, your right you can only use so many Spoon and Fork sets, money boxes, and scrolls to put the Birth Certificate in.........!!!!
    Good luck tomorrow, hope it all goes well.

    Patricia xxx

  2. Wonderful gift Hazel and the unique aspect will always be remembered!

  3. Such a wonderful gift with so many useful items and beautifully packaged.
    I hope all goes well at the meeting tomorrow, it's good that the girls are keen to help preserve the wildlife.
    Sue xx

  4. fabulous gift box Hazel - useful is always best! Hope the meeting goes well.

  5. Beautiful box Hazel, bet they were well pleased with that.

    I finally got myself some card from Lidls tonight!
    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Fabulous box Hazel. I always think practical too, if giving a gift and of course your Gift boxes are always so beautifully wrapped. Hope all goes well to-morrow and the girls get the outcome they want. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. Hi Hazel
    Agree that sometimes we need to be practical and baby can't eat its dins with a money box.
    Is this naming day thing a Scottish tradition or is this something that's passed me by lol?
    Take care
    Ang x

  8. Morning Hazel, yet again a lovely very useful gift basket. You finish them so beautifully too.

    Good for the girls to be interested in environmental matters, start them young I say. Have a good day, we're off to Glasgow to the exhibition today, hugs Kate x

  9. Hi Hazel its amazing how fab these little gifts look when they are all packed up so prettily! Susan x

  10. Hi Hazel,
    fab baby box and lovely items that will come in so handy.
    Well done to the girls to have such an opinion at such an early age.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Hazel I agree with your daughter, useful presents are the ones that have had a bit more thought and are appreciated more too. I think this is a fab idea.
    Good luck to the girls on the quarry battle.
    If you need someone to carry your bags to Canada for you.....I'm available!
    Hugs Erika.

  12. This is a really useful gift Hazel and beautifully presented. Christine xx

  13. Hi Hazel, what a lovely gift..lots of useful items in thee and beautifully presented, Carole Z xx

  14. A gorgeous gift to anyone. So useful too.
    Hope your weeks going ok?
    Hugs xx