Sunday, 7 December 2008
Friday, 5 December 2008
No craftiness or bargains this time, but I will get pics of my shelves, now they are finished and up, done soon and also some Christmas decoration ones.
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
I had great fun making this, using loads of bits and bobs that I thought would languish in my craft stash forever!!! Its still not fully finished, I want to get some holly punch outs round some of the edges just to fill a bit more space (hate leaving space lol) The kids have always had an advent calendar each, but this year I will have one too!!!! am getting a little over excited about Christmas now.
And now for something completely different (said in true python fashion) my two toothless kids, 3 teeth out in just over a week, the toothfairy is now officially skint!!! Grace has always had one tooth missing (she only had nineteen) its there but not ever come through, so it may well come now, so at the mo she has 17 teeth William has (at long last) lost the tooth that has been moving for a couple of months, his other top one is on its way out too, anyone want to loan the toothfairy a quid???
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
I hope I can sell them all, mind you they do smell lovely so if they don't sell I am sure I can find a home for them somewhaere in the house.
The printed image is from The graphics fairy she has a new downloadable image every day. I don't think it is quite finished yet, but am not sure what it needs, but i know it needs something. Now I need to decide what to fill the bottle with, if anything.
Thursday, 6 November 2008
I got a lovely pink apron, love pinnies, I have 3 full ones and 2 half ones now, a beautifully smelly candle and a notebook and funky pink pencil too, I think Grace might pinch the pencil mind!!! Thank you again Viv xxx
I am using the notebook to write down all my grocery expenditure (blimey thats a big old word for me this week) for each month starting with this month. We are doing a monthly grocery challenge over on Shabby Chic, I have given myself a target of £350 this month and am writing each total down as I come back from shopping and breaking it down into weeks too, so far the total is just over £30, I am hoping that this will make me realise how much I actually spend on crap each month and be able to keep within a decent budget because, to be totally honest I have no idea how much I spend on food, I just spend it!!! shocking really!!!
I have started a new job this week too, I have at least 3 months work at a local school as a relief midday supervisor, am enjoying it so far, the girls I work with are as mad as hatters (I am fitting in quite well) and good fun, I am just finding it hard to fit everything in I want/need to do. My evenings are filled with knitting dishcloths, making jewellery and Christmas decorations ready for 2 craft fairs I have coming up soon, the time seesm to have crept up on me, but it is relaxing.
Thanks for stopping by
Friday, 31 October 2008
This was taken in the drive of Dads house, William brought Barnaby bear home from school so he could go with us to France, William has written a few things in a journal for Barnaby to take back to school with him.mmmmm, William being brave/silly climbing to the top of this rather high climbing thingy!!!
What a poser my daughter is lol.
One of our evening walks with dad and the dogs.
Last, but by no means least a beautiful sunset looking out over Dads.
I will be back soon with more bargains (hopefully) and crafty stuff, thanks for popping by
Friday, 17 October 2008
We have a month full of ideas for Christmas so have a look everyday 'cause there is bound to be something for everyone :)
I have been making lots of dishcloths to sell at our Brownie Christmas sale evening which is coming up in a couple of weeks, I must get some bookmarks and small jewellery bits made up too, I am off to Sheffield tomorrow to the monthly crop (haven't been in about 4 months) so will get the jewellery done there.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
My other bargain of the week was found in a shop that had closed and the lady who owned the flat upstairs was doing a house clearance in there, she has recently moved to Italy and wanted to get rid of all her old junk, I bought a few things from her, a couple of glass candlesticks (yes more I have 14 now) a TG Green blue and white stripe mustard pot and a few toys for the kids, but this really took my eye!!! I asked the price and she told me £25, so I ummed and ahhed and said I would ask my hubby, well I walked or drove past it every day, then Friday I decided I wanted it, I walked in and asked would they take £20 and they said yes, so I paid and brought home my gorgeous new shelves that were begging to be tarted up and put up on my dining room wall.
Thank you for popping by, back again soon
Thursday, 9 October 2008
I really enjoyed scrapping again, the subject helped too. The other 'make' I have done for a combined post was a wall hanging, I use the term wall hanging loosely as its only small, but it hangs in my hall on a row of pegs that one of my wonderful friends bought us as a wedding gift under my cream shelf unit.
I am doing another combined post with Di on 17th October, so please pop over and have a look as we are starting our Christmas craft monht from 16th until 16th November.
I bagged a bargain at the charity shop on Tuesday too, I will take pics tomorrow.
see you soon
Thursday, 2 October 2008
You can just see one of my new cushion covers peeking out from under it, I made two last week and they really do brighten up the sofa.
Now, onto my knitting, I am not the best knitter in the world but have wanted to have a go at knitted dishcloths for a while, well this week I ordered and recieved two balls of dishcloth cotton and a pair of knitting needles, so I got to work almost straight away and the result is these.....
Two dishcloths, I haven't used them yet but I have heard that people using handmade dishcloths like these never go back to mass produced ones, so we shall see how I get on with them.
Thanks for stopping by, take care
Thursday, 25 September 2008
On Sunday afternoon we went up the lane blackberry picking again, got a good 3.5lbs this time and some were real juicers, so I saved about 1lb for pies and used the rest to make jam, blackberry and apple, it turned out lovely (even if I do say so myself) got 7.5 jars and now 3 pies too, 2 in the freezer and one, nearly gone with hot custard last night!!! YUM!!!
Its a little more fluid than shop bought, but very nice, I have done the recipe on It's a Creative World today, we also have 2 new design team members too Jo and Paula both girls are fab designers and lovely too.
I have been out in the garden this morning, hoeing, raking and planting daffodil bulbs, so can't wait to see them in the spring, they are one of my fave flowers.
Thats it for today, thanks for visiting
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Us in the registry office, the obligitory signing pic, with the kids and our friends.
Newly married Mr and Mrs
Us and my beautiful sister.
With the kids.
We had a wonderful day, the sun shone and as there were only 9 of us in total it was the most relaxing wedding too. I have edited this post as I forgot to blur the car pic (numpty)
Sunday, 7 September 2008
The pictures were 50p each, I have already painted the frame of the larger one, it was a very dark wood and did nothing for the print. The plates are so pretty, I must get a better pic at some point, they were 50p for the 2 and the glass candle holder was also 50p, so all that booty cost me all of £2.00. I will be painting the other frame too, but need to get some primer as I think it is some kind of plastic.
We were going to pop to the boot sale this morning, but it has poured down all day, very miserable, so instead, as well as painting the frame I have been preparing myself for back to school tomorrow, making sure everything is ready. The kids have just gone out for a walk with our next door neighbours, I am sure they will have loads of fun and come home soaked to the skin, ready for a lovely warm bath.
Thanks for visiting, take care
Thursday, 4 September 2008
You will see more of it and a quickie tutorial tomorrow and its all thanks to Elaine of Bloomin' Myrtle.
Monday, 1 September 2008
The postie has been today too with my August swap from Rachelle at Ted and Agnes it is the most gorgeous reversable tote bag in green, I need to go and buy myself some yummy green clothes now lol
Saturday, 30 August 2008
I have been enjoying liking florals again after many years of thinking *yuk* and recently I have bought a few floral prints, in charity shops, for very little money. These two I bought a couple of months ago for 80p each in the most awful frames you have ever seen, I took them out and binned the frames (they were really bad) trimmed them down and they fitted perfectly in these lovely cream IKEA frames. At the moment they are sitting on my large chest of drawers in the dining room, but eventually I want to have a whole wall in the living room of lovely floral prints and paintings.
Lastly, the print I bought today, still in the frame it came with, not sure whether to paint this frame or get another IKEA one (all ideas gratefully recieved) it cost a little more at £1.25 but still a bargain I feel.
I have also bought two of the new Cath Kidston bags from Tesco this week, a gorgeous floral (what a supprise) and a striped one, they are yummy and go perfectly with my spotty one from last time and my gorgeous handmade floral (ooh look floral again) one from Nicole.
Thanks for visiting
Monday, 25 August 2008
Elaine has given me an award, its a creative one, so thank you Elaine hunny. I have to pass this award on to others, always a toughy as there are loads of wonderfully creative people out there in blog land.