Saturday, 2 May 2015


These are Beths party bags that she wanted me to cut out for her to make!  As you can see she has carried the Horse head theme from her invitations.   Her birthday was last month when they away skiing, so she is going off  today to do some water sports with her friends.   Now the weather for today is meant to be terrible - yes they will be wet anyway but oh boy it will be cold. Glad I am not going, I was so glad that we have a family afternoon get together for coffee and cake on. 
Any way she and her friends will have a good time, the young don't feel the cold.  

Yesterday  I was away with Tammy younger daughter having a head a neck massage, which was lovely the young girl took on board that I suffer from Polymyalgia and was gentle, my arms from the way I had to have them were sore but nothing to complain about.  Then we had an hours trip to the shops I had to get a cover for my new I pad.  Then it was off to the hotel to have afternoon tea.

As you can see it was lovely and very yummy!!.,  ate a bit to much but Hey Ho it's not every day you go out for afternoon tea.  So I had a lovely day.  

Thank you for your comments on my altered bag, To I think from one of Beths ones splitting I could see that just maybe I could make another bag using the XCut die.    For you who have the die, go have a play and make one, they are not that big but you can fit a couple of mini products or just some sweets in it.   
Off now to get some ironing done, it won't do itself and my ironing fairy is to busy with her ironing business to fit mine into.  I actually like ironing, but it would be lovely not to have to do it.  

Have a good day.

Hazel xxx


  1. Morning Hazel wow you have been busy and the bags are wonderful and I hope Beth had a wonderful time. And enjoy your ironing. I've just finished mine. Have a lovely day xx

    Debs xxx

  2. Those goody bags look amazing Hazel, as you know I am a little bit partial to all things horsey!! What a wonderful looking afternoon tea, I always wonder what they do with the crusts...well fed birds perhaps!! xx

  3. The goodie bags are lovely And that afternoon tea looked really scrummy I'm off to do my ironing A job I don't minding too Can watch tele Listen to the radio or cd and have a little boogie whilst I'm standing there hee hee!

  4. HI Hazel,
    I'm being totally honest here, I'm going to pinch your idea for party bags for Zoe's birthday in July. ! I do hope Royalties are not required. I will have to get the die first though ha ha.
    That looks like my sort of afternoon tea, very yummy.
    Maureen xxx

  5. Good Morning Hazel, though it's not good here, totally misrable, anyway, Beth's gift bags are fab, love the horse theme. Sounds as if she and her friends will have great fun.
    A massage sounds wonderful and your aftenoon tea looks yummy, hugs Kate x

  6. Hi Hazel. Beth's gift bags are gorgeous. Hope she and her friends have a lovely fime. Cold and wet here. Glad you enjoyed your pampering session and the afternoon tea looks scrumptious. Have a lovely afternoon today with your family. Hope the children manage to go to the park.

  7. good morning Hazel or should I say wonder woman!
    Beth's bags are super love the colours that have been chosen with the lovely ribbon too.
    What a delicious looking afternoon tea I don't wonder you ate so much if it tasted as good as it looks. really scrumptious so pleased you enjoyed it.
    Have another super day today at the cake and coffee party.
    Margaret corgi owner

  8. Hi Hazel,
    what super party bags.
    They look fab, and wonderful colours.
    So glad you had a lovely time out, and that tea looked yummy.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Hi Hazel. Me again. Have just finished the bag. Used my new SW Die - arched adornment in the cut out bit. It has split down the side a bit. Think I scored it a bit to much so it split but it is just a sample so I can see the finished result. Won't be so heavy handed next time. Really pleased with it. Thanks again for the very clear instructions. Brightening up here now

  10. Hi Hazel,
    The bags look really lovely. I like all the different colours and the toning ribbons! I haven't tried the new Hazel version yet but I might do that tomorrow. Your afternoon tea looks yummy! So pleased you enjoyed it.
    Love Myra xxx

  11. Hi Hazel ,have just finished my bag, and I managed it,yea. I have problems with measuring, can't make head or tail of it, so really pleased your instructions were so clear . Have kept a template so all the bash now, What kind and weight of card is best so it does'nt split.
    thanks and hugs Wendy xx

    1. Wendy I have put a comment on Sandra's blog too just I case you didn't come back to see if I replied. Use no less than 260gm but 300 and more it better, I find if card has a shine on it it doesn't work. Glad you understood what I did. Hazel x

  12. great party bags - and that afternoon tea looks scrumptious - fabulous - bit hugs rachel x

  13. Wow!!! Sis, that's a fantastic set of bags.
    Mmmmm!!! the afternoon tea looks rather good as well.
    Patricia x

  14. Hi Hazel what lovely bags and perfect for Beth - your neck &'head massage sounds wonderful but I'm sure I would have looked as though I had been dragged through a hedge backwards or my hair would have looked as though it had been dipped in a chip-pan!!! and I would have had to wear a balaclava for the afternoon tea - which by the way looks delish!! xx enjoy the rest of the BH weekend xx GailT xx

  15. Hi Hazel
    Wow, you have been a busy girl but don't they look a picture. . . . . . and talking of picture, that one of the afternoon tea is making me drool lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  16. Fantastic party bags Hazel, your afternoon tea look yummy!.
    Hugs Pam x

  17. Well done too Beth making her gift bags with help from you.are lovely.
    Wow Hazel those cakes do look yummy,& your head & neck massage sounds like heaven.
    Hug's Lynda xx

  18. With you all the way with the ironing Hazel, hate it too but a necessary evil.
    Loving Beth's party bags, perfect to go with her birthday themed cards too.
    I hope it wasn't too cold for her day out as it was freezing here yesterday, still they don't feel the cold like us!
    As for your day out, the massage sounds wonderful and your tea looked fab too, I could just munch through that now....must be nearly lunch time!

    Enjoy your bank holiday Monday.

    Hugs Erika. x

  19. Wow Hazel. You have been busy ! You so deserved that afternoon tea, it looks delightfully delightful lol. We only.went to 1 and.we were the youngest couple there, it was more like tea at a residential home ! It was so uncomfortable, no nice music plsying soothingly in the background so everyone seemed afraid to relax and talk incase anyone 'over heard' but as.I said to m hubby, half of em wouldn't have been able to hear all that good anyway ! Not a pleasant experiance (apart from the goodie bag of cackes to take home that we couldn't eat) hey, we'd paid for.em.why not take em home lol.
    I will drag my ironing board out later I suppose, urgh !
    Have a lovely day everyone.
    Lancashire Steph xx