Wednesday, 22 July 2009

the most amazing blog candy ever

I absolutely cannot believe this blog candy - there is gonna be one very very happy winner soon

see here


Hope I have linked it ok - cor please please please please please please please please lady luck shine on me - its not a want its a need 'onest guvnor!!

I have just got this...

Too cute.....and a bargain too - total £6 from Jo-joMamanBebe in their sale

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

School Pressies

Last week was aaaaaagh busy - had all the teachers pressies to make - birthday cards to do and also a new baby book for work to make - and I was in a fabric atc swap on UKS - which I had been intimidated by and stupidly kept putting off - why oh why do we do these things - I signed up for it as it sounded (and was/is) so lovely but I cannot sew a blumming button on - I am crazy I know. I was fine until I saw one of the lady's set of atc's and thought oh my goodness mine are awful compared with those. (I found out later that she was a professional seamstress!!)

Anyway when the pressure was on I got going and actually ended up loving doing it so I can safely say this one really took me out of my comfort zone but I am pleased I did it
Anyway here is a piccie or two of what I made last week

The top two little boxes are presents for the ladies in the admin office - one is just a couple of lip glosses and the other is a strawberry candle. The two books are for teaching assistants - the books are just lined books so they write all their little notes inside. Mrs Picketts one has a piece of really touchy feely material on - kind of a ribbed chenille

the two candles I bought plain at Ikea and have just prettied them up - there is a lovely little girl in my daughters class who is deaf - she has two ladies who work with her on a one to one basis - one works two days and the other three days (I think) but they also help out in class and Em loves them both - really nice ladies
Miss Stumms Note book is for the teaching assistant in my boys class and the brown/rust note book is for Em's favourite dinner lady

The gold and red book is for the head - (Who it turned out that day had balloons all around her door - she was 50 on Friday)

The next two are exploding boxes for the two lovely ladies themselves - the teachers - Mrs Metheringham and Miss Wells. Will be sorry to move on from their classes - they are both lovely ladies

and finally here are the atc's that I made

It is now the school holidays and I doubt I will get much scrapping done during the week as I am going to be working in the evenings mainly - humph!!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Purple durple!!!

I love the closeness of this photo!!! Long may it continue.

I said to dh when he went shopping - I want a colour - something funky - oh my word - I only left it on for 15 mins instead of 20 - if I had left it on for the full time - I think my hair would be actually glowing - lol - actually I really like it - its totally different = it looks really purple when the sun shines on it - ha ha - oh well

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

soooo cool - sarah jane

oh my - have you seen how gorgeous this new range is. It is called Sarah Jane and is beind sold by Indigo Mill - I LUUUUUUURVVVVE IT!!

Gonna have to get me some of this on payday

There are some lovely new ranges appearing aren't there - I love paper so much but dh thinks I am tap tap curly wurly!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

New Layout

Well it has taken me most of the day in between lots of interruptions from the family and little turns in the pool but it has been so hot here - anyway - have finally finished playing with my blog - what do you think?? Was looking for a fresher looker - something more summery and alive....Well anyway I will live with it for a few days and see how I go

I have not had a lot of time the last two weeks for crafting as we have been on holiday to Centre Parks in the Lakes - fantastic time and then since being back have been catching up at work and home and dealing with a swine flu scare at the children's school - one of the teachers is off with it - poor woman.

Anyway I have given my bootie a shake and got crafting this weekend and have done my circle journal ready to post on Monday for Quirky Crafts forum. I really hope other peeps think it is ok too - took me quite a while and quite a bit of playing - have tried different distressing techniques with it - and am now ready to pop it in an envelope - already excited at the prospect of getting it back all filled in - seems ages away but I bet it goes fast

Anyway let me go and find a couple of piccies from our hols, in case Grandma and Grandad log on to have a peek at our delightful duo

This is where we went

Here they are after winning the sports challenge - well done guys

really proud of you - as always

The boys went creep crawly spotting with the forrest ranger Dan spotted the first toad of the season - the Ranger was really impressed with him and on his return he brough me a stem of beautiful wild flowers that he had found - Just for Mummy - my heart melted

Whilst the boys were having male time Em and I went to ....

have our hair braided

and our nails painted

Think the creepy crawlies and the walk tired Daddy out - he had a head massage when he got back - here he is look

All for now

despite asking our young man time and time again if all of his homework was done and despite being told absolutely yes - he has now found some at bedtime before he starts back at school tomorrow - guess who is banned from playstation for 1 week - aagh boys - will be boys!! _ back later with more piccies