Bixby Bear

259762_10150330099998942_7786771_oThe name Bixby’s is from my Grandad, who meant the world to me when I was little. He used to make up names for everyone, so I found out by my uncle and it’s something I do now. His name for me was Bubbinbixby and so I call the sewing and craft hobby Bixby’s, hence the website name. This is Bixby bear who I made a few years ago and was one of the many bears I have made.x

First blog

This is my first blog. I am very new to all this. I’m looking forward to hearing from anyone.

My name is Marie (Piper not Poppins) My friends call me Marie Poppins as my handbag is usually full of things that are needed!!!

I am 40 years old, married to Adam who is a sports coach for children. We have 5 children, 3 beautiful daughters and cute, identical twin boys. My children are Morgan, 18, Erin (who we call Reggie) 15 in a few weeks, Alannah (who we call Bubba!) 11 and Fletcher and Austin are 7 year old.

As you can imagine we never have a dull moment in our house.

To all those mums out there my children are my first love, but when I have a spare moment my time is spent being creative by designing and making things using my mummy brain. I get told by friends and family that my designs are unusual, yet necessary in family life. These will range from a good quality ice queen dress to personalised tooth fairy pillows. I like to try out different recipes, ideas, and novelty items only today I have been making my own shower gel. (I am trying to be a bit more frugal and save money). Lots of these items I have sold with great success (not just to local people, one of my ice queen dresses are off to America on Monday).

This blog is just an informal forum to hear and share ideas from people like me, so please feel free to comment and share share your thoughts.

I hope you enjoy this blog. Thank you for taking time to read it.