Saturday, 24 April 2010

Saturday craft time

Well, I am supposed to be cleaning or some other boring thing, but it is just me and lucy at home today, billie and kayce are at Drayton Manor with the guides, hubby is at work. So we have been in the garden, we have played seasides, football tennis and even checked the herbs growing.. it has been a lazy Saturday and really enjoyable. 

Unfortunately, I am still suffering with this strep throat and it doesn't matter what I take it just won't go away.. my sleep is suffering, I am waking up probably 3 times an hour as my throat is swollen and I feel as though I am not breathing. But I am sitting sipping hot juice.. and although I am worried about taking more co-codomol I think I am going to have to. but enough bleating.. I tried to do some more crochet and I have resigned myself to be AWFUL at it hehehe. I have now collected 90% of my bits for my vintage love swop and will post pics once I know Jenn has received it in a few weeks time. 
I would really love to hear from you if you have a craft that you think I might enjoy exploring, also I would love to do some more tuts if anyone has any ideas?

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Spring Mornings

I love mornings like this, even though I have to be at work at 10am I am still able to get the kids to school and get a wash out on the line. It must be a mum thing, wanting to behave like all the other women in the street and admire your fresh laundry out on a line! I like standing out in my back garden with the birds chirping and spending quiet time just pegging. It gives me time to think, I must admit my mind does wander to odd things but often I will think about crafting and today was such a day. I would like to know more about sewing. I would love to send whimsys, little pin cushions made with pretty delicate fabric. I would like to make a peg bag and also a lovely needle bag for my mum. I am going to hunt down some old fabric in the local charity shop. I shall try and get pics on here of my initial attempts and no laughing!

I also have joined a new swop, called the VINTAGE LOVE PACKAGE EXCHANGE. I had a wonderful time swopping with my last partner Angela and we have had a blast then and since. I look forward to gathering some nice vintage bits together for my swoppie across the pond this time. 
Anyway as I said, I have to be at work at 10 booo, so I need to log off for now. I hope to speak to you all soon and if you find some nice pics of pretty pin cushions then I would love to see them, even more than that I would love to see any you have made. Tata for now!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Life sometimes doesn't work right does it?

Ok, so I have neglected you all.. for that I am sorry... I have had the most horrendous few weeks!! No internet, no time and NO CRAFTING ARGHHHHHHHHH on top of that I have been quite ill, but I am NOT going to dwell on that at all... but I am back and I can't wait to start blogging again and letting you all know of the wonderful things I have been buying just lately.. speak to you soon..

Thursday, 18 February 2010

My entry to the Simon Says Challenge

Ok so I have never done a challenge before and I was kind of thrown in at the deep end with this one!

but here are the rules we had to follow

This week the Design Team are all showcasing the Stampabilities range of stamps -
House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies :-)We do realize that not all of you have any of these stamps so we have a Recipe for you all to follow :-)

2 PATTERNED PAPERS you can also use coordinating cardstock :-)

If you do have any Stampabilities stamps we would love to see them on your creations this week :-)

So I used Simply Fabulous Collection  - Maddi Embellishment papers I used polka dot and narrow stripe.

I also used a wooden stamp that I love with cats on.. called cat blocks (not sure who it is by to be honest)

I also used buttons recycled and collected from friends and some lovely crystals to add a bit of glitz! I love ribbon and although i would have liked some yellow ribbon all of mine is too thick so I settled with a nice cream ribbon to add my tag

I haven't put this as a particular card, as it is suitable for all ages and I have 3 girls so like to keep the sentiment open so I can adapt it. Also it means the girls can write what they like on the label and make it a bit more personal to them.

So here are the piccies!