Browsing All Posts filed under »The Suttons«

A Spare Room With A View

November 3, 2013

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Our renovated spare room with a view.

Chicken Bricks & Lists

September 13, 2013

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A thing about a chicken brick and our annual family list.

Fire Pit

May 28, 2013

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In the midst of enjoying some beautiful Bank Holiday weekend weather, Claire and I discussed the fact that it would be nice that evening to sit outside around a fire pit...

Pots Post

April 28, 2012

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Pots we painted at Sticky Fingers Ashbourne

Garden Silliness

April 21, 2012

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We had an hour of silliness in the garden today that involved a bit of animation. What did you spend your afternoon doing?

Chicken Update

April 20, 2012

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For an update on how we are getting on with our chickens, click on the photo to see our post on Fennel and Fern Gardening blog. This is a link to the chicken coop we chose and we are really happy with: COCOON CHICKEN COOP HEN HOUSE POULTRY ARK NEST BOX NEW WITH ROOF TO […]

Our Olympic Bid

April 14, 2012

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This is our bid to be Samsung Global Bloggers for the London 2012 Olympics. Fingers crossed that the judging panel think we fit the bill.

Egg #1

March 31, 2012

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One of our new chickens laid her first ever egg this morning!

Angry Birds

March 26, 2012

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This was a true family project. George wanted to make some Angry Birds for his homework this week. There was help from Mum on the modelling, using Sugru covered bouncy balls, then some time in the workshop with Dad making the catapult. It works really well..a bit too well, as there are now birds bouncing all […]

It’s all about the cake

March 18, 2012

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The sun shone yesterday for the annual Spring Fair at George’s School. The children threw sponges, bobbed for apples, bought magic wands and ate cake pops. For the adults tea was served, jewellery was made and spring flowers were on offer. But we all know what the main event is at a school fair. The […]

London Trip 2011

August 3, 2011

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We have just returned from a Weekend in London. The first time the boy child has visited the capital. After arriving at the beautiful St Pancras we went South of the river to get on the Duck Bus. The Duck Bus is an amphibious vehicle used for the D Day landings in WWII. It took […]

Why bother?

June 28, 2011

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A manifesto for a ‘Making Renaissance’ by Ed Sutton At Things{we}make we regularly talk about what we make, sometimes if the mood takes us we talk about how we make, but what rarely gets covered is why we make. I suspect the main reason for this is that to truly explore the underlying motivations for […]

Happy New Year

January 1, 2011

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  We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. Thank you for taking the time to read our posts this year. A special thank you to all of our subscribers for sticking with us. We hope you are occasionally inspired to make stuff too. Let us know when you do. We have […]

List for Christmas Future

January 1, 2011

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We had a lovely and quite white Christmas and New Year. But I was left with a slight feeling of disappointment in myself under a general sub-heading of ‘Must-Try-Harder’. I was about to write a list of things to do differently next year, but I just know I’ll lose it so here it is, preserved […]

Video Diary

December 18, 2010

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Got 4 minutes to spare while you boil the kettle? From carnivals to cakes and furniture to photos; here is a video of our Flickr photos from the last few years thanks to Pummelvision.      

Aunt Caryl’s Ginger Cake

November 30, 2010

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I tried some of this cake last year and it was so nice I asked Ed’s aunt Caryl to send me the recipe. It’s a good one so as we are snowed in and I have just made some, I thought I would share it with you…The recipe, not the cake. The collection of golden […]

Summer Break #2

September 9, 2010

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Disneyland Paris was excellent. We were very lucky, the skies were so blue. More photos in our Flickr set. I have started to collate a list of hints and tips to stay sane at Disney. All photos taken on our pocket Pentax or iPhone.

Summer Break #1

September 9, 2010

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A few images of our trip to North Wales in late August 2010. Just to keep with the things we make tradition I took the leftover crumble topping from the bramble crumble post. I added an extra spoonful of butter then molded them into cookies and baked them on the oven for 10 minutes. Bonus oaty […]

Bathroom Part 3

July 31, 2010

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Fanfare please! The bathroom. It’s finished. No more will the boy have to tiptoe (like an elephant) through our room to use our bathroom and finally I can brush my teeth without battling with an eight year old for sink space. There are a few finishing touches that we need to add, a toilet roll […]