Tuesday, 1 May 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge - Day 1

Day 1 - Introduction and Recent Photo

Hi, I'm Jackie.  I am 32 and mother to 3 very naughty, but very handsome boys.  My eldest is PJ, who is 13 and then we have Aled, who is 4 in 9 days!!  Lastly we have little (or rather, not so little!) Noah, who is the baby at 2.  I have been married to my husband Neil for just over 5 years and we live in Berkshire, although we are both from Wales.  Hubby was born and bred there and I was born in South Africa, but brought up in Wales from the age of 2.  

During the weekdays I am a stay at home mother, but I do have 2 jobs, one is data entry for a courier firm a couple of evenings a week and the other at a local theme park on the weekends.  On top of this, I also co-own a craft business with my mum and sisters making embroidered baby items.  I mainly do the social networking for the business, but now I have my own sewing machine, I am practising my sewing skills to be able to help out more with the more practical side of the business.

I have always had a passion for crafting in one form or another.  At 16-17 I loved to cross stitch and although I still enjoy it, I don't have as much patience for it anymore.  I also enjoy knitting, but my knitting skills are very limited!  Currently, I am really getting into sewing and following along in a couple of quilting projects with The Crafty Bums.  Another passion of mine is baking.  I have recently learned to do 'roses' out of buttercream on cupcakes and love to make these.  My next big baking project will be a 'treasure chest' cake for Aled's 4th birthday!  I'm sure you will find out how that goes soon!

So, that's me.  And lastly, here is a picture taken from my birthday night out in February. 

Don't forget, if you would like to take part in the 31 day challenge, all the info can be found in on Boy Oh Boys blog, or just click on the button at the top. :-)

Jackie. x


  1. Nice to meet you Jackie! You sound like a very busy woman, i love baking too and getting crafty with the things I pin on pinterest! Look forward to learning more about you :)

  2. Lovely honey im looking forwards to learning more about you :) xxx

  3. Nice to meet you. I absolutely adore crafting, including sewing AND knitting. :)

    You look SO like my cousin in that photo, which is astounding. :)

  4. Lovely to meet you Jackie :) Excited to learn more about you as the days progress xx

  5. Lovely photo :)

    I used to be into cross stitch - but no patience now.

    I make jewellery, and especially love knitted and crocheting with wire.

  6. What a lovely introduction Jackie, loving the photo x

  7. Thank you everyone, it's so nice to 'meet' you all. I am also looking forward to seeing your posts over the next month as well. :-)

  8. Hi Jackie! We have a lot in common; I am also a knitter, crafter, and cake decorator. :) Looking forward to getting to know you and your lovely blog this month!

  9. 3 boys?? I CAN'T imagine!! Thank You so much for joining in the challenge and I can't wait to find more out about you :)


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